• Engines rev after Nixon signs bill into law

    Engines rev after Nixon signs bill into law

    Posted 12:02 PM 9/21/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Customers revved their engines as they filed into Harley Davidson parking lot on Freedom Drive Sunday morning. 

    This week is the third time the store has been open on a Sunday. Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill into law (More)

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  • MU offers voluntary buyout offer for some faculty

    MU offers voluntary buyout offer for some faculty

    Posted 11:32 AM 9/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members.

    The school said in a news release Friday that qualifying faculty who retire by next fall can receive a one-time payment of 1 ½ times their (More)

  • KOMU 8 Top 5 Stories This Week

    KOMU 8 Top 5 Stories This Week

    Posted 1:52 PM 9/19/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    This week has been a busy one for mid-Missouri.  If you missed out on any of the action, KOMU 8 News has you covered.  Here are this week's top 5 stories:

    5. Inauguration day for MU Chancellor Loftin

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  • Deer hunters react to plans to contain fatal deer disease

    Posted 7:07 PM 9/16/2014 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HUNTSVILLE - Troy Barney didn't get a deer during a recent trip to Trophy Country. But he said that's part of the fun of the hunt.

    "I never know when I'll see a deer, or if my aim will be perfect. But that not knowing, that competition, is what brings me back every fall," he said.

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  • MoDOT set to open new j-turns

    MoDOT set to open new j-turns

    Posted 8:39 PM 9/20/2014 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - MoDOT said it was preparing to open a set new j-turns on U.S. 63 just north of the Columbia city limits Monday to help improve safety.

    The opening is part of an improvement project taking place in the area. Drivers will have j-turns that help them turn around to the opposite (More)

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  • Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards

    Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards

    Posted 4:57 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY- Three Missouri taxpayers are suing to stop the state from providing money to a multi-state consortium that's developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards.

    The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the lawsuit was filed last week in Cole County Circuit (More)

  • Gun owners mixed on new law

    Gun owners mixed on new law

    Posted 4:15 PM 9/20/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Gun enthusiasts at the Columbia Gun Show earlier today had different opinions on a new gun law going into effect in Missouri that would allow anyone to openly carry a firearm regardless of individual city and town laws prohibiting it. 

    Andrew Litton strongly opposes the law (More)

  • MU offers buyout option for tenured faculty

    MU offers buyout option for tenured faculty

    Posted 2:49 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members.

    The school said in a news release Friday that qualifying faculty who retire by next fall can receive a one-time payment of 1 ½ times their base (More)

  • Heritage festival sees high turnout despite MU home game

    Heritage festival sees high turnout despite MU home game

    Posted 2:34 PM 9/20/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With an MU home football game and the university's family weekend, some were worried the Heritage Festival and Craft Show would attract fewer visitors this year. However event organizers and vendors said more people attended than ever before. 

    "We've actually had more (More)

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  • MU LGBTQ Center hosts its own Family Weekend celebration

    MU LGBTQ Center hosts its own Family Weekend celebration

    Posted 2:26 PM 9/20/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The MU LGBTQ community continues to spread love and support this family weekend.

    The MU LGBTQ Resource Center had a family weekend celebration of its own today in front of the MU Student Center.

    Members, families and community organizations all gathered to play tailgating (More)

  • State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

    State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

    Posted 1:17 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - State education officials are headed to north St. Louis County to discuss steps the unaccredited Riverview Gardens school district is taking to improve.

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is planning a 90-minute public hearing Monday night at the (More)

  • Missouri Senate getting historic renovation

    Missouri Senate getting historic renovation

    Posted 12:37 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri officials are moving forward with a $750,000 renovation of the Senate, although Gov. Jay Nixon is blocking hundreds of millions of dollars of spending for other programs and facilities because of concerns about the state's finances.

    The Senate renovation will (More)

  • Big Muddy Clean Sweep makes waves in Boonville

    Posted 11:54 AM 9/20/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Over 200 volunteers boarded boats in Boonville Saturday morning to clean up the nation's longest river.

    As a part of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep 2014, Saturday morning was filled with trash bags, debris, boats, boy scouts, children, grandparents and mud.  Lots of mud.  (More)

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