• Father and son accused in assault over Pokemon Go dispute Posted on 20 June 2018 at 7:02am

    KIRKWOOD (AP) — A 71-year-old St. Louis man and his adult son are both charged with assault for allegedly beating up a Pokemon Go competitor who accused them of cheating.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a bystander's video captured the skirmish Monday in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb. Charges were filed Tuesday against Robert Matteuzzi and 31-year-old Angelo Matteuzzi. Both are jailed on $15,000 bail.

  • New Bloomfield hires interim city clerk without official meeting Posted on 19 June 2018 at 9:40pm

    NEW BLOOMFIELD - New Bloomfield citizens are looking for answers after yet another city council meeting was canceled Tuesday.

    One of the items on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting was the discussion of the appointment of an interim city clerk. However, city leaders already hired an interim city clerk without holding a meeting to inform the city or officially swearing in the new clerk.

  • Man makes stop in mid-Missouri on coast-to-coast bike journey Posted on 19 June 2018 at 7:39pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – Ryan Lee Gehris said he’s always loved to ride his bike.

    Lately, that hobby has turned into a mission.

  • New Callaway County hog farm sparks controversy Posted on 19 June 2018 at 4:06pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY – Crews recently broke ground on a new hog farm in Callaway County, and locals have strong opinions about the project.

    The farm, Callaway Farrowing LLC, is located just south of Interstate 70 off the Hatton exit.

  • More than 600 members of Sessions' church filed complaint against him Posted on 19 June 2018 at 4:01pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal church complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his "zero tolerance" policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.

    Officially, the complaint charges Sessions with violating the United Methodist Church's Book of Discipline, its code of laws and social principles. Such charges could lead to a church trial, though few expect that to happen to the attorney general, the country's top lawman.

  • Gas leak causes evacuations in downtown Columbia Posted on 19 June 2018 at 3:38pm

    COLUMBIA - A punctured gas line caused large-scale evacuations in the heart of downtown Columbia Tuesday afternoon.

    Columbia Police Department spokesperson Bryana Larimer said, around 11:25 a.m., someone who smelled gas around Ninth and Cherry streets told officers who were responding to call downtown.

  • KOMU 8 earns award for innovative website Posted on 19 June 2018 at 3:48pm

    COLUMBIA - The Radio Television Digital News Association has named KOMU.com best website in a small market for the second year in a row.

    The Edward R. Murrow Award is one of the highest achievements in broadcast journalism.

  • Group must subpoena Confide in suit over Greitens, staff use of app Posted on 19 June 2018 at 2:40pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County judge says there are a few key legal questions to be answered before he can make a decision on whether former Governor Eric Greitens and his staff violated Missouri law when using a texting app that deletes messages.

    The Sunshine Project contends Greitens and his staff, by using the Confide App, destroyed public records. 

  • Missouri Democrats sue over lt. governor appointment Posted on 19 June 2018 at 12:10pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Democratic Party and a World War II veteran are suing to block the appointment of Mike Kehoe as lieutenant governor.

    The suit, announced in a press release Tuesday, reopens a longstanding legal debate over whether the governor has the power to appoint someone to the second-ranking executive position.

  • Group says Moberly autism directory not inclusive enough Posted on 19 June 2018 at 4:49pm

    MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department has a new directory for people with autism, but some people think it shouldn't be limited to a single disability.

    The co-founded of Missouri Disability Empowerment, Robyn Schelp, said the autism directory isn't inclusive enough. The directory gives police details about community members with autism to help them interact appropriately if the need arises.