• Jefferson City Increases Rates for Some Recreation Programs

    Jefferson City Increases Rates for Some Recreation Programs

    Posted 6:37 PM 4/16/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission approved several fee increases for some recreation programs.

    Some activities at the Washington Park Ice Arena will now cost up to five dollars more. The facility now charges $230 per hour for prime-time rental, $180 (More)

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  • Governor Nixon Denounces Passage of Tax Cut

    Governor Nixon Denounces Passage of Tax Cut

    Posted 6:18 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is describing a tax-cut bill passed by the Legislature as a "reckless fiscal experiment."

    The Democratic governor indicated Wednesday that he likely will veto the income tax cut, just as he did a similar bill passed last year by the (More)

  • Missouri Lawmakers Pass Tax Cut but a Veto is Possible

    Missouri Lawmakers Pass Tax Cut but a Veto is Possible

    Posted 5:17 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for individuals and many business owners.

    The vote Wednesday by the Republican-led House could set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

    Nixon rejected a tax cut last year and has (More)

  • Surveillance Photos Show Man Robbing Montgomery City Bank

    Surveillance Photos Show Man Robbing Montgomery City Bank

    Posted 4:13 PM 4/16/2014 by Katie Kiebles, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MONTGOMERY CITY - Someone robbed the First Bank branch in Montgomery City Wednesday at about 9:30 a.m.

    Police said a man walked in, approached a teller and demanded money. He was indicated as armed.

    The suspect then left in a small black car. The suspect description is vague, but police hope surveillance photos will help them catch the robber.

  • Boone County Hires Four Attorneys to Defend in Ferguson Lawsuit

    Boone County Hires Four Attorneys to Defend in Ferguson Lawsuit

    Posted 4:08 PM 4/16/2014 by Katie Kiebles, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Boone County has hired four attorneys to defend itself in the Ryan Ferguson lawsuit, Boone County Counselor C.J. Dykhouse confirmed Wednesday.

    The three attorneys involved in the litigation are Columbia attorney Dan Simon, who will be representing former Boone County Prosecuting (More)

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  • Farm Bureau Opposing Multi-State Transmission Line

    Farm Bureau Opposing Multi-State Transmission Line

    Posted 3:29 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Farm Bureau has voted to act as an intervener in a case before the state's utility commission involving the Grain Belt Express electric transmission line.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports the organization opposes (More)

  • Immigration Agents Arrest 24 in Missouri and Illinois

    Immigration Agents Arrest 24 in Missouri and Illinois

    Posted 2:50 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 24 men in Missouri and Illinois for what ICE officials call "egregious" immigration violations, including illegal immigrants who committed crimes in the U.S. and repeat immigration offenders.

    The arrests, made in a five-day (More)

  • Increased Beef and Dairy Prices Are Impacting Local Restaurants

    Posted 2:38 PM 4/16/2014 by Meg McLeod, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missourians could soon fork over more money while dining out. According to the Missouri Farm Bureau, prices of both beef and dairy products have increased.

    A news release states, "Both beef products on the list, ground chuck and sirloin tip roast, increased in price as did (More)

  • Restraining Order Dismissed Against Former MU Basketball Player

    Restraining Order Dismissed Against Former MU Basketball Player

    Posted 2:34 PM 4/16/2014 by Katie Kiebles, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Boone County judge dismissed a protection order Wednesday filed by former MU basketball player Earnest Ross against former teammate James Zach Price.

    Price was in court Wednesday morning for an adult abuse hearing in front of Judge Leslie Schneider. Because Ross, who filed the (More)

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  • Boone County Wants Pay Raises to Remain Competitive

    Posted 2:16 PM 4/16/2014 by Jen Lask, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County plans to conduct a salary study to help keep the Boone County Sheriff's Department and other departments competitive.

    Jenna Redel-Reed, Boone County's human resources director, said the county's salaries across the board need to be evaluated in order to (More)

  • City Council Members to Get Paid for Service

    Posted 2:09 PM 4/16/2014 by Madi Morris, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  Columbia City Council members will soon start making money for their services on the council.

    Since the council began, elected members have always been unpaid volunteers. Starting in May, members will receive stipends for their time.

    Council ward (More)

  • St. Louis County Cop Shoots Fenton Robbery Suspect

    St. Louis County Cop Shoots Fenton Robbery Suspect

    Posted 1:49 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    FENTON (AP) - A St. Louis County police officer has shot a robbery suspect at a Fenton check-cashing store.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that an unidentified officer shot a suspect who pulled a gun during an attempted robbery Wednesday morning at Check 'n Go in the Gravois Bluffs Shopping Center.

    Police say two suspects were leaving the store when officers arrived. The injured suspect was taken to a nearby hospital.

     

  • MU Announces Hiring of a Third Party Risk Management Consultant

    MU Announces Hiring of a Third Party Risk Management Consultant

    Posted 1:37 PM 4/16/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe announced the hiring of a higher education risk management consultant for the University of Missouri's four campuses.

    Wednesday Wolfe announced the hiring of the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management (NCHERM) group (More)

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