• Police investigating separate fatal shootings in Kansas City

    Police investigating separate fatal shootings in Kansas City

    Posted 10:54 PM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Police in eastern Kansas City are investigating the fatal shootings of two people found blocks apart to see if they're connected.

    According to a news release, the first victim was found dead at 24th and Hardesty after police got a call at 8:19 p.m. The Kansas City Star (More)

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  • Man captured after multiple county manhunt

    Posted 10:22 PM 2/25/2015 by Jacob Kornhauser, KOMU 8 News Reporter and Kelly Skehen KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE COUNTY - After a two day manhunt spanning multiple counties, Jeremy Holweg is now in custody. Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon said authorities found Holweg in Eureka, Mo. Holweg escaped deputy custody Wednesday while being placed in a patrol car.

    Tom Wille, sergeant with the (More)

  • Ignition entrepreneur event draws business owners to Columbia

    Posted 9:34 PM 2/27/2015 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More than 250 business tycoons and entrepreneurial hopefuls gathered Friday at the Fifth Ignition Entrepreneurial summit to network and learn new strategies.

    The event's co-producer, Keith Politter, said the gathering was designed to get ideas flowing.

    "Ignition is about (More)

  • DHS gets one-week funding extension, shutdown still looms

    DHS gets one-week funding extension, shutdown still looms

    Posted 9:10 PM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security will stay open, at least for another week.

    Congress passed a bill funding the department for another seven days.

    It was tense few hours in Washington, as the department was set to run out of money at 11 p.m. Friday night.

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  • Missouri gun murder rate second highest in U.S.

    Posted 7:23 PM 2/27/2015 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In the aftermath of the homicides in Texas County, Missouri, KOMU 8 took a look into the statistics regarding firearm related murders in the state.

    In the annual (More)

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  • Whiskey Wild Saloon to reopen as original owner returns

    Posted 5:51 PM 2/26/2015 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Whiskey Wild Saloon is in the process of reopening after a four-month vacancy involving unpaid assets and employees.

    Many former workers met at the saloon Thursday night to start preparing for a pending grand re-opening.

    Whiskey Wild Saloon will no longer be open to the (More)

  • FCC passes historical ruling for net neutrality

    Posted 4:11 PM 2/27/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA- A historic decision this week proved a victory for consumers using the internet.

    The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 for net neutrality, allowing the agency to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege.

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  • Nixon appoints John Watson as Missouri Auditor

    Nixon appoints John Watson as Missouri Auditor

    Posted 4:09 PM 2/27/2015 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Nixon appointed John Watson as Missouri State Auditor after the death of Tom Schweich Thursday.

    Watson will serve as the state auditor until Nixon makes a permanent appointment. 

    Under Missouri law, the governor must immediately appoint the auditor to fill (More)

  • Funeral for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich set for Tuesday

    Funeral for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich set for Tuesday

    Posted 3:42 PM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A memorial service for Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich is scheduled for Tuesday in his hometown of Clayton.

    Schweich fatally shot himself Thursday in what police are calling an apparent suicide.

    His spokesman Spence Jackson says the service will be held at the (More)

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  • Police reform discussed at MU Ferguson symposium

    Police reform discussed at MU Ferguson symposium

    Posted 3:33 PM 2/27/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of  Missouri School of Law hosted a Ferguson symposium Friday that discussed, among other things, policing and the justice system and how it responded to the shooting of Michael Brown. 

    One panel, "Policing: Policies from Profiling to Militarization," (More)

  • Shooter and victims indentified in Texas County homicides

    Posted 2:50 PM 2/27/2015 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TEXAS COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol released the names of four of the shooting victims killed in multiple homicides in Texas County Friday morning.

    The four victims identified are 52 year old Garold Dee Aldridge, 47 year old Julie Ann Aldridge, 50 year old Harold Wayne Aldridge (More)

  • Governor Nixon cancels Cuba trip following Schweich's death

    Governor Nixon cancels Cuba trip following Schweich's death

    Posted 1:50 PM 2/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon's office announced Friday the governor will not visit Cuba as planned.

    Nixon was scheduled to travel to Havana  March 1-4 with members of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba, USACC. First Lady Georganne Nixon will instead travel to the country (More)

  • Fire destroys building at Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 1:41 PM 2/27/2015 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SUNRISE BEACH - A Thursday night fire at a vacation home near the Lake of the Ozarks completely destroyed the four-unit building.

    Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Chief Dennis Reilly said the call came in between 11:30 p.m. and midnight, and firefighters were on the scene within a (More)

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