• Second officer loses job over Ferguson protest threats

    Second officer loses job over Ferguson protest threats

    Posted 12:44 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    GLENDALE - Another St. Louis area police officer is out of a job over threats to Ferguson shooting protesters found online.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Glendale officer Matthew Pappert was fired Thursday over Facebook (More)

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  • Deputy resigns, accused of putting pepper spray on inmates' pizza

    Deputy resigns, accused of putting pepper spray on inmates' pizza

    Posted 11:45 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    UNION (AP) - An eastern Missouri deputy has resigned after an incident Aug. 19 in which he allegedly put pepper spray on pizza before giving it to inmates.

    The Washington Missourian reported the deputy met with Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke (More)

  • No signs of homeless KC man accused of stealing squad car

    No signs of homeless KC man accused of stealing squad car

    Posted 11:20 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two days after a homeless Kansas City man was accused of stealing a police squad car and abandoning it in northern Missouri, investigators said they haven't seen any signs of the 30-year-old suspect.

    Joshua Boyd was charged Thursday in Jackson County with second-degree (More)

  • Deputies say suspect in 6-year-old's murder used stolen gun

    Deputies say suspect in 6-year-old's murder used stolen gun

    Posted 10:35 AM 8/29/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - New information Friday revealed the suspect who admitted to shooting a 6-year-old boy multiple times Thursday may have stolen the murder weapon from his father. 

    In court documents obtained by KOMU 8 News, a Boone County sheriff's deputy said the suspect, Scottie Willet (More)

  • Man and woman shot in St. Louis, 3 kids unhurt

    Man and woman shot in St. Louis, 3 kids unhurt

    Posted 9:57 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after a man and woman were shot, but three children inside a car were spared.

    KTVI-TV reported the children were not hurt in the shooting that happened about 8 p.m. Thursday on the city's north (More)

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  • Columbia Public Schools set new academic goals

    Posted 7:55 AM 8/29/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools held a meeting on Thursday to look over the Annual Performance Report. 

    The report stated more than 500 students enrolled in AP classes this year. It also stated that students scored above average with their ACT scores.

    Superintendent Peter (More)

  • Bicyclist struck in the head by lightning

    Bicyclist struck in the head by lightning

    Posted 7:38 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by lightning while riding his bicycle.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported 51-year-old Joseph Adams of Ballwin was biking along the Maryland Heights Expressway Thursday afternoon (More)

  • FBI, National Guard and police search Springfield home for ricin

    FBI, National Guard and police search Springfield home for ricin

    Posted 5:16 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Authorities from the FBI, Springfield police and the National Guard, with some wearing hazmat suits, spent several hours searching a home in north Springfield, and the man who lives there said they were looking for ricin.

    KYTV reported the resident, Tony Altman, was (More)

  • Sheriff: 6-year-old found dead, hidden in suspect's bedroom

    Posted 8:57 PM 8/28/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The 6-year-old boy with Down syndrome found dead in his home early Thursday morning was hidden in the suspect's bedroom, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.

    Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said the boy's mother left for an overnight shift Wednesday (More)

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  • Federal lawsuit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

    Federal lawsuit claims police brutality at Ferguson protests

    Posted 7:25 PM 8/28/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed Thursday accused police in Ferguson and St. Louis County of using excessive force and falsely arresting innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    There are five plaintiffs in (More)

  • New proactive approach to combat graffiti in downtown Columbia

    Posted 4:08 PM 8/28/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After a rash of vandalism in downtown Columbia at the end of May, the Department of Community Development is trying to take a proactive approach to graffiti.

    The department released a new video about (More)

  • Police detail murder of 6-year-old boy

    Posted 3:42 PM 8/28/2014 by Candace Rosen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The 6-year-old boy who was found dead in Callaway County early Thursday morning has been identified by his family as Dane William Hathman.

    The Callaway County Sheriff's Office said the young boy, who had Down Syndrome, had been shot multiple times and was found inside his (More)

  • Transportation group meets to discuss future projects

    Posted 3:18 PM 8/28/2014 by KOMU 8 Reporter, Tiege Dooley-Panko

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's transportation planning group met Thursday afternoon to discuss how they will fund future projects.

    The chairman of the Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization (CATSO) said many projects remain unfunded.

    A temporary sales and use tax increase for (More)

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