• Education per student spending in Missouri lagging

    Posted 9:18 PM 1/30/2015 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri is the Show-Me State, but it's not showing students a lot of money for their education.

    A new report from the National Center of Education Statistics shows Missouri spending less than most states on (More)

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  • CoMo Energy Challenge kicks off

    Posted 7:45 PM 1/30/2015 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's bid to win a $5 million prize entered its next phase Friday at the CoMo Energy Challenge Kickoff.

    The city was named one of the 50 semifinalists for the Georgetown University Energy Prize in January.

    The event began with a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon at the (More)

  • Missouri-Kansas gun legislation unlikely to pass

    Missouri-Kansas gun legislation unlikely to pass

    Posted 7:20 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - State lawmakers from Missouri and Kansas are pitching similar legislation to restrict firearms for people with domestic violence or stalking restraining orders or convictions.

    Republican Kansas Rep. Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills and Democratic Missouri Rep. Stacey (More)

  • Fulton project will let residents monitor electric usage

    Posted 7:14 PM 1/30/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Everyone is going digital these days, and that now includes the city of Fulton.

    The city has replaced all of its electric meters with new smart meters as part of its smart grid plan.

    Instead of displaying the dial that exists on most electric meters, the smart meters are (More)

  • Proposed bill will change car title laws relating to scrap metal

    Posted 5:11 PM 1/30/2015 by Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO - A Missouri state senator proposed a bill that would change rules for scrap metal companies collecting cars

    Senate Bill 249 will require scrap metal operators to obtain (More)

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  • Senate blocks two UM Board of Curator nominees

    Senate blocks two UM Board of Curator nominees

    Posted 4:57 PM 1/30/2015 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Senate blocked two of Gov. Jay Nixon's nominations for appointment to serve on the University of Missouri's Board of Curators.

    Attorneys Mary E. Nelson and Maurice Graham were not approved.

     

    Nixon nominated four people for appointment to the (More)

  • Columbia mayor gives IBM vote of confidence after layoffs

    Posted 4:31 PM 1/30/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid told KOMU 8 News Friday he has confidence in IBM to meet its commitments to the state and the city after it laid off workers at its Columbia facility on LeMone Industrial Boulevard earlier in the week. 

    Despite the layoffs, McDavid said he assumes (More)

  • Osage County Sheriff Dixon to retain all duties for now

    Posted 4:05 PM 1/30/2015 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon is restored of all duties after a hearing Friday, culminating a week in which he lost his Peace Officer's license.

    He has 30 days from Monday, Jan. 26 to issue an appeal for reinstatement. 

    In court Friday, there was a great (More)

  • Man crashes ATV, crawls through woods for help

    Man crashes ATV, crawls through woods for help

    Posted 3:54 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    MALDEN (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is recovering after crashing his ATV and crawling through the woods to find help.

    KFVS-TV reports that the accident happened midday Thursday near Malden. The man in his 30s had leg problems from a previous car (More)

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  • Higbee woman remembers father-in-law who died in fire

    Posted 1:35 PM 1/30/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    HIGBEE - In a small town, many people stopped in the local Casey's Gas Station to talk about what happened Thursday night. 

    "There was a lot of commotion," a Casey's worker said. 

    Randolf County deputies responded to a report of a fire at 102 Burton Street around 7 p.m. (More)

  • Mike Alden addresses community in resignation press conference

    Mike Alden addresses community in resignation press conference

    Posted 2:08 PM 1/30/2015 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mike Alden addressed the University of Missouri community Friday regarding his resignation as the university's athletic director, effective Aug. 31. 

    Alden, along with MU Chancellor Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, and Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton all discussed Alden's 17-year (More)

  • Removal of creek contamination could take years

    Removal of creek contamination could take years

    Posted 2:57 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    HAZELWOOD (AP) - Corps of Engineers officials say removal of contaminated soil from Coldwater Creek in north St. Louis County and other contamination sites could take until 2020 or longer.

    More than 100 people attended a hearing Thursday, where corps officials talked about cleanup of St. (More)

  • Missouri included in area nearing drought status

    Missouri included in area nearing drought status

    Posted 12:58 PM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status.

    The National Drought Mitigation Center on Thursday classified a large swath of southern Iowa, areas along the northern Missouri border and the region east toward Illinois and (More)

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