• Woman's ex-husband asks for order of protection against Greitens Posted on 22 March 2018 at 3:11pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The ex-husband of the woman who had an affair with Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is seeking an order for protection from the governor.

    The motion filed Thursday does not allege any threats from Greitens, but says that the man feels intimidated in part because the governor is a retired Navy SEAL officer.

  • Jury recommends life sentence in Lee's Summit murder Posted on 22 March 2018 at 12:44pm

    LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) — A Jackson County jury has recommended a life sentence for a Kansas City man in the shooting death at a party.

    The jury on Wednesday convicted Terrell Ingram of first-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Malik Barbour outside a Lee's Summit home.

  • Power back on after outage affecting 1,400 near Cosmo Park Posted on 22 March 2018 at 10:01am

    COLUMBIA - According to Columbia Water & Light, power is back on for 1,400 customers near Cosmo Park who were without power Thursday morning.

    As of 9 a.m., 45 customers called to report the outage.

  • Man charged in rapes at UMSL, Kansas State fraternity Posted on 22 March 2018 at 9:03am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man charged with sexually assaulting a male University of Missouri-St. Louis student at gunpoint earlier this month inside an on-campus apartment is charged with a similar crime at a Kansas State University fraternity house.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 23-year-old Devonta Bagley, of Belton, Missouri, is jailed on $500,000 bond on charges of sodomy, armed criminal action and burglary in the Missouri case. No attorney is listed for him in online Missouri court records.

  • Missouri judge finds public defenders' caseload too high Posted on 22 March 2018 at 8:58am

    CLAYTON (AP) — The head judge in St. Louis County has ruled that the public defender's office has too many cases to effectively represent their clients and ordered a wait list.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the order Judge Douglas Beach issued Monday also seeks to have private lawyers take on some low-level cases to help ease the workloads of those representing indigent clients.

  • Two teens arrested for child pornography charges Posted on 22 March 2018 at 6:52am

    PULASKI COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested two teenagers Wednesday night on suspicion of possession and promotion of child pornography.

    Maumau Benner, 18, and Bryan Prather, 19, from St. Robert, are being held in Pulaski County Jail, according to the patrol's arrest reports.

  • Fraternity leaders open their doors to community, address "systemic" issues Posted on 22 March 2018 at 4:53am

    COLUMBIA - A few community members met with Interfraternity Council (IFC) leadership to address what the Interfraternity executive board called "systemic" cultural issues within the Greek community.

    It came just a day after FarmHouse, an international fraternity that was founded at the University of Missouri more than 100 years ago, was removed from campus amid hazing allegations.

  • Mizzou Baseball Completes Two-Game Sweep of Arkansas State Posted on 21 March 2018 at 11:29pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri baseball team avoided a collapse against Arkansas State, winning 14-9 and completing a two-game sweep of the Red Wolves.

    The Tigers led 13-5 in the fifth inning, but a late Arkansas State rally kept things interesting.

  • No one badly hurt after car crashes into trailer in Jefferson City Posted on 21 March 2018 at 10:47pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A truck crashed into a trailer Wednesday night on Dix Road in Jefferson City. A police officer told a KOMU 8 News reporter on the scene that he's surprised no one was seriously hurt.

    The truck that collided with the trailer was not badly damaged, either. The crash did cause a minor gasoline leak that officers were monitoring.

  • MU researchers develop tool that could play role in studying Alzheimer's Posted on 21 March 2018 at 8:42pm

    COLUMBIA - MU researchers have developed potential tools that could aid research for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.

    The researchers said the tools will advance fundamental brain research and potentially lead to advancing “deep brain stimulation” treatments used for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.