Callaway County applies for grant to increase breathalyzer use
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 7:20pm
FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office is requesting a more than $9,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation.
Mizzou womens basketball takes on Vanderbilt on Senior Night
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 5:58pm
COLUMBIA – No. 11 Mizzou will look to keep the good times rolling on Senior Night tonight as they tip off against Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. CT. The Tigers will honor seniors Jordan Frericks, Kayla Michael and Bri Porter with a pregame Senior Ceremony at 6:40 p.m.
Backed by a record-setting 11,092 fans attending this past Sunday’s game, Mizzou defeated No.11 Tennessee to complete a five-game win streak and effectively take their spot in the AP Top 25. The Tigers will carry this momentum against a Vanderbilt squad they have not beat at home since 2014.
Report: Michael Porter Jr. cleared to play
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 5:50pm
COLUMBIA - It's the day Tigers fans have been waiting for; the return of Michael Porter Jr.
UPDATE: Greitens, lawmakers react to indictment for invasion of privacy
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 5:19pm
ST. LOUIS - Gov. Eric Greitens is calling his indictment on invasion of privacy a "disappointing and misguided political decision."
He is facing felony charges related to an admitted affair and accusations of blackmail.
Six Fulton residents sentenced in multi-million dollar K2 conspiracy
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 5:02pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Six Fulton residents were sentenced in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute more than $6.6 million of synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2, at Callaway County businesses.
The suspects pleaded guilty to wide range of charges related to the conspiracy, including mail fraud and money laundering.
Mid-Missourians react to idea of arming teachers
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 7:50pm
COLUMBIA – President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his proposal to arm teachers. KOMU 8 asked educators and other mid-Missourians how they feel about the idea as a safety precaution for schools.
“We know that there are a lot of districts, especially rural districts, that may not have immediate access to law enforcement response" said John Warner, the Emergency Planning Coordinator for the Missouri Board of Education Safety.
Future of transportation calls for improved infrastructure
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 4:24pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The future of driving lies in electric and autonomous driving vehicles according to speakers at Jefferson City's Transportation Future Summit.
Electric vehicles are about four times less costly than gasoline powered cars said Trey Davis from the Missouri Energy Development Association.
Proposed bill would raise DMV fees
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 4:18pm
COLUMBIA - A Missouri lawmaker want to make roads better by raising fees at the DMW and cutting income tax rates.
Rep. Elijah Haahr, R- Springfield, is sponsoring HB 2540, which would raise license and registration fees at the DMV. They have not been increased with inflation since 1984.
Rep. Warren Love to go unpunished for hanging comment
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 4:08pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won't be punished.
House Speaker Todd Richardson told reporters Thursday that the comment was inappropriate but said he won't take action against fellow Republican Rep. Warren Love.
Tuskegee Airman talks about discrimination, military segregation
Posted on 22 February 2018 at 3:13pm
COLUMBIA - A Tuskegee Airman told stories of his time in a segregated military while speaking at a Black History Month event at the Truman VA.
World War II veteran James Shipley was a mechanic and engineer in the renowned unit.