• Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

    Ex-police officer indicted in Kansas City-area stun gun case

    Posted 9:59 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former Missouri police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to federal charges accusing him of excessive force when he used his stun gun on a teenager last year.

    Timothy Runnels was arraigned Friday in Kansas City on two counts a piece of deprivation of civil rights and (More)

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  • Man accused in Kansas Jewish site killings pleads not guilty

    Man accused in Kansas Jewish site killings pleads not guilty

    Posted 9:51 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) - A Missouri white supremacist pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he gunned down three people in 2014 at Jewish sites in the Kansas City area.

    74-year-old Frazier Glenn Miller entered the pleas during a court appearance in Johnson County, Kansas.

    Miller was (More)

  • Man on St. Louis train attacked after being asked about Mike Brown

    Man on St. Louis train attacked after being asked about Mike Brown

    Posted 9:35 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police were searching for three men Friday evening after a light rail passenger in St. Louis was attacked.

    Officers released details Friday after a passenger who wasn't involved posted video of the attack on social media.

    The 43-year-old victim told authorities that (More)

  • Missouri inmate serving time for assault dies

    Missouri inmate serving time for assault dies

    Posted 9:31 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri prison officials said a 77-year-old inmate serving a 30-year sentence related to a St. Louis-area assault has died.

    The Missouri Department of Corrections said in a statement that Robert Holloway died Friday morning at the Jefferson City Correctional (More)

  • New farming technique could make food healthier

    Posted 9:21 PM 3/27/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Crops could grow healthier and more nutrient rich, all it needs is one element.

    Carbon, to be exact. 

    Terra Char presented their carbon soil addition bio char product to farmers all across Missouri on Friday. 

    Terra Char president Phil Brom said bio char (More)

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  • Man who killed Missouri 3-year-old to spend life in prison

    Man who killed Missouri 3-year-old to spend life in prison

    Posted 9:17 PM 3/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HARRISONVILLE - A Versailles man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for the death of his girlfriend's 3-year-old son in 2012.

    Thomas J. Presley was sentenced in the Cass County Justice Center after he pleaded guilty in January to first degree murder, connected to the 2012 death of (More)

  • Police arrest man for alleged assault with a weapon

    Police arrest man for alleged assault with a weapon

    Posted 8:55 PM 3/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police arrested a man Friday night after he threatened a woman with a weapon at an apartment on Clark Lane.

    The Columbia Police Department responded to a call of a physical domestic assault with a weapon around 6:30 p.m. Police said the victim of the assault was held (More)

  • Kansas City University to open new medical school in Joplin

    Kansas City University to open new medical school in Joplin

    Posted 8:13 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences announced plans to develop a medical school in Joplin.

    The Joplin Globe reported the project announced Thursday planned to use a 150,000-square-foot building formerly occupied by Mercy Hospital Joplin. The university (More)

  • Missouri churches threatened over same-sex marriage approval

    Missouri churches threatened over same-sex marriage approval

    Posted 7:57 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Several churches in Missouri have received threatening letters after the Presbyterian Church voted to approve same-sex marriage.

    The Southeast Missourian reported the Westminster and First Presbyterian churches in Cape Girardeau and First Presbyterian in Jackson and (More)

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  • Hanaway resumes campaign after Tom Schweich's suicide

    Hanaway resumes campaign after Tom Schweich's suicide

    Posted 7:50 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign after taking a month-long break because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich.

    Hanaway was meeting with supporters Friday in Springfield and plans to speak at several Republican events (More)

  • Many University of Missouri administrators accepted buyouts

    Many University of Missouri administrators accepted buyouts

    Posted 7:44 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Almost half of eligible academic administrators at the University of Missouri have accepted voluntary buyouts.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reported 13 of the 28 eligible administrators accepted buyouts of 1.5 times their salaries, not to exceed $200,000. The buyouts, which (More)

  • Lebanon man charged after allegedly abducting, attacking woman

    Lebanon man charged after allegedly abducting, attacking woman

    Posted 7:40 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    LEBANON (AP) - A southwestern Missouri man was accused of abducting a convenience store clerk at knifepoint, forcing her to drive to a secluded area and sexually attacking her.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported 35-year-old Justin Ockerman of Lebanon was charged with rape, kidnapping (More)

  • 2 Mo. postal workers indicted for stealing mail, drinking at work

    2 Mo. postal workers indicted for stealing mail, drinking at work

    Posted 7:33 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors have accused one Missouri postal worker of dumping mail and another of embezzlement.

    The U.S. attorney's office announced indictments Thursday against 54-year-old David Thompson, of Warrensburg, and 24-year-old Jacob Crisp, formerly of Kansas City. A (More)

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