• Public Forum for August ballot sparks tension over tax increase

    Posted 7:29 PM 7/22/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The League of Women Voters hosted a primary election forum Tuesday to inform people about the sales tax increase on the August ballot.

    Boone County voters will vote on whether or not to increase sales tax by one-eighth of a cent on August 5. 

    Advocates for both sides (More)

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  • Columbia Vision Commission seeks to improve education

    Posted 7:20 PM 7/22/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Vision Commission met for a public forum Tuesday at Columbia City Hall to discuss the future of education for the city. 

    The Columbia Vision Commission seeks to improve 13 different categories within the city, one of which is education. Its job is to track the (More)

  • Two Columbia residents arrested on drug charges

    Two Columbia residents arrested on drug charges

    Posted 6:24 PM 7/22/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE COUNTY - Deputies arrested two Columbia residents Tuesday on drug charges.

    Sheriff Michael Dixon said deputies from the Osage County Sheriff's Office arrested 25-year-old Eric Shreve and 21-year-old Laci Shreve, after deputies responded to a suspicious persons call around Highway 50 (More)

  • Harrisburg teenager fights for chance to show mule

    Posted 11:46 AM 7/22/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HARRISBURG - 15-year-old Mariah Murphy just wanted to show her mule in the Missouri State Fair, but she ended up sparking a campaign to change state fair rules.

    "It's just insane. I never expected it to take off like this. It's incredible to see how much it has affected everybody," Murphy (More)

  • Kansas City woman in hit-man case dies behind bars

    Kansas City woman in hit-man case dies behind bars

    Posted 4:17 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 62-year-old Kansas City woman serving five years in prison for trying to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband has died behind bars of apparent natural causes.

    Chillicothe Correctional Center announced Tuesday that inmate Dorothy Cascone died Monday night at St. Mary's (More)

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  • Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

    Turkish citizen pleads guilty in drug fraud case

    Posted 3:56 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Turkish citizen has pleaded guilty to federal charges for smuggling counterfeit and adulterated cancer treatment drugs into the United States.

    Ozkan Semizoglu pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis. Sentencing is Oct. 28.

    Semizoglu and a second (More)

  • VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

    VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

    Posted 3:53 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs says the beleaguered federal agency is making progress on a host of problems that led to his predecessor's forced resignation.

    Former bank executive Sloan Gibson took over the VA in late May following the (More)

  • Dogs taken from owner who planned to abandon them

    Dogs taken from owner who planned to abandon them

    Posted 3:35 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    VAN BUREN (AP) - More than three dozen small-breed dogs have been removed from a property in southern Missouri amid reports that the owner planned to dump them along the side of a highway.

    The Humane Society of Missouri announced the rescue Tuesday. The dogs include 39 Chihuahua and (More)

  • Nurse pleads guilty to theft from VA hospital

    Nurse pleads guilty to theft from VA hospital

    Posted 3:31 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A nurse at the Veterans Administration hospital in St. Louis has pleaded guilty to federal charges, admitting that he stole pain medication from the hospital.

    The nurse, 60-year-old Richard Goldman of Chesterfield, pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of theft of U.S. (More)

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  • Police: Man hit pregnant girlfriend with car

    Police: Man hit pregnant girlfriend with car

    Posted 3:11 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    SULLIVAN (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is facing charges for allegedly striking his pregnant girlfriend with a car, putting it in reverse, and trying to run down the woman's mother.

    KMOV-TV reports that 21-year-old David Lee Bullock was arrested Monday (More)

  • Missouri delays vote on KC schools accreditation

    Missouri delays vote on KC schools accreditation

    Posted 3:07 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Kansas City schools will remain unaccredited for a while longer as students prepare for a new school year that starts next month.

    The school district had offered to drop a lawsuit challenging its unaccredited status if Missouri education officials would grant it (More)

  • Unique church service caters to deaf community

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/22/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    JEFFERSON CITY - When you think of attending church, you might think of church bells or hymns, but the 11:45 a.m. service at Bible Baptist Church in Jefferson City looks and sounds a little different. "I think God had it all planned," said Pastor Randy Dignan. "He had me born (More)

  • Nixon tours Iowa ethanol plant

    Nixon tours Iowa ethanol plant

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production.

    Nixon took the state plane Tuesday to tour a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was accompanied by the Missouri agriculture and economic (More)

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