• Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

    Jackson County Courthouse annex to expand

    Posted 6:59 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - The Jackson County Courthouse Annex in Independence will be undergoing a $6.8 million renovation and expansion.

    The county Legislature this week approved a contract for the work at the annex, which will get five new courtrooms. The project is expected to be completed by (More)

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  • Son charged with murder in Missouri woman's death

    Son charged with murder in Missouri woman's death

    Posted 6:51 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    GREENFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man is now charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of his mother.

    Charges against 28-year-old Jason William Fury of Golden City were amended this week after his mother, 58-year-old Sherry Fury, died Monday of a gunshot wound to the (More)

  • Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Police: Officer shoots armed Kansas City man

    Posted 5:39 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City officer has shot a man who police say held a CVS store employee hostage with a weapon.

    Police say the suspect was transported to an area hospital in serious condition after the Wednesday night shooting. No other injuries were reported.

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  • Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Police: Missouri inmate who attempted suicide dies

    Posted 5:35 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - St. Louis County police say a man who tried to hang himself in the Jennings jail earlier this month has died.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities said Wednesday that 26-year-old DeJuan Brison died Tuesday. They haven't (More)

  • Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

    Posted 4:33 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    HATTON (AP) - A Callaway County hog farm whose owners are seeking a state permit to significantly expand operations has reported a 10,000-gallon waste spill to state regulators.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the waste came from the Pork Master Inc. (More)

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  • Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Missouri budget amendment drawing ad spending

    Posted 4:28 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A conservative group has spent an estimated $670,000 so far on TV ads encouraging Missouri voters to back a proposed constitutional amendment limiting the governor's budget-cutting powers.

    The Missouri Club for Growth has been running ads criticizing Gov. Jay Nixon's (More)

  • Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Former KC mayor among hall of fame inductees

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The first female mayor of Kansas City will be part of an inaugural group of inductees into a hall of fame that recognizes women from the area.

    Kay Barnes is being recognized for efforts to revitalize downtown Kansas City. The University of Missouri-Kansas City says the (More)

  • Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Posted 4:20 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ALTON (AP) - Flags on public buildings in a southern Missouri county will be lowered to honor a volunteer fire chief who was killed in the line of duty.

    Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri and American flags to be flown at half-staff on state buildings in Oregon County on Friday, when (More)

  • Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Posted 4:13 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after a 100 mph car chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle caught on fire.

    City police say the chase started Wednesday night after a person reported an armed robbery in a convenience store parking lot. (More)

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  • Local Group wants to educate voters before Election Day

    Posted 2:36 AM 10/23/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - People's Visioning will hold a mixer Thursday night in efforts to get community members to vote in the upcoming election.

    The group will discuss electoral processes and the concerns and issues on the November 4 ballot. Officials said its goal is to connect people and move them (More)

  • Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Posted 1:54 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

    The one (More)

  • Glasgow court clerk accused of forgery and theft

    Glasgow court clerk accused of forgery and theft

    Posted 9:54 PM 10/22/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    GLASGOW - The Glasgow Police Department issued an arrest warrant for court clerk Julie Strodtman on October 20. 

    Strodtman is accused of felony theft/stealing as well as felony forgery. The value of the stolen property is listed as at least $500 but less than $25,000. 

    Police have confirmed to KOMU 8 that Strodtman's lawyer brought her to the jail today where she turned herself in to authorities, but she has since bailed herself out. 

  • Police: Shots fired at car with 3-year-old inside

    Posted 9:26 PM 10/22/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Jefferson City - Jefferson City Police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly firing a gun at several people in a car, including a 3-year-old child.

    Police arrested 23-year-old Danial Lowe minutes after the incident.

    According to police, the incident started during a sale of a cell (More)

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