• Man who wounded FBI agents in Ferguson is dead

    Man who wounded FBI agents in Ferguson is dead

    Posted 5:05 PM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - Police say a man who fatally shot his mother and wounded a suburban St. Louis police officer and two FBI agents is dead.

    University City Police Det. Sgt. Fredrick Lemons says 33-year-old Major Washington died early Wednesday after police were called to a home (More)

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  • Dozens of car accidents after morning snowfall

    Dozens of car accidents after morning snowfall

    Posted 4:14 PM 11/26/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - On one of the busiest travel days of the year, the Missouri State Highway Patrol saw around 36 accidents in mid Missouri.

    "This morning we had probably three dozen traffic crashes primarily on I-70 in Cooper, Callaway and most of them in Montgomery County," Sergeant Paul Reinsch (More)

  • Inside Infertility: Egg freezing offers new possibilities

    Inside Infertility: Egg freezing offers new possibilities

    Posted 4:05 PM 11/26/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA- Aging can be a taboo subject, but when it comes to infertility it's one that has to be brought up.

    "This is usually the 600 pound gorilla in the room," Dr. Gil Wilshire said. "People are afraid to bring it up, so I bring it up right away. Here it is, the inevitable biology of (More)

  • Man convicted of drug trafficking in Phelps County

    Man convicted of drug trafficking in Phelps County

    Posted 3:49 PM 11/26/2014 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    PHELPS COUNTY - The Phelps County jury found Randolph Schmidt, 39, of St. James, Missouri, guilty of drug trafficking Monday.

    On Jan. 31, 2013, authorities received an anonymous tip about drug activity in Schmidt's residence. At the door, the officer reported the "overwhelming odor of (More)

  • 58 people arrested in second night of Ferguson protests

    58 people arrested in second night of Ferguson protests

    Posted 3:21 PM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Authorities have raised the arrest total from the second night of protests over the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case to 58.

    St. Louis County police said early Wednesday that 45 people were arrested overnight in Ferguson, which was much calmer than during (More)

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  • Tropical Liqueurs vandalized, window broken

    Tropical Liqueurs vandalized, window broken

    Posted 3:15 PM 11/26/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Tropical Liqueurs in downtown Columbia had a window broken early Wednesday morning. 

    The Trops surveillance camera shows a car passing the window and the window breaking. 

    "We figured it out around 10:45 this morning," the general manager Katie Mericle (More)

  • Attempted armed robbery at Osage Beach restaurant

    Attempted armed robbery at Osage Beach restaurant

    Posted 3:12 PM 11/26/2014 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE BEACH - Police are investigating an attempted armed robbery at La Talapia restaurant on Osage Beach Parkway.

    Police said a white male in his 30s entered the restaurant at approximately 1:40 p.m. Tuesday. Police said he displayed a knife and demanded money from the register. 

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  • Man charged in Callaway County car chase

    Man charged in Callaway County car chase

    Posted 2:45 PM 11/26/2014 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County prosecutor filed several charges in the vehicle chase in Callaway County Monday.

    The charges against Dustin Felber, 30, of Jefferson City, include assault on a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action, discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle (More)

  • Governors Mansion will not hold candlelight tours

    Governors Mansion will not hold candlelight tours

    Posted 2:13 PM 11/26/2014 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Governor's Mansion will not be open on Dec. 5 or Dec. 6 for candlelight tours due to security concerns.

    Visitors will still be able to still be able to view the lighted exterior of the manison and the Christmas tree on the Manion grounds.

    The candlelight tours are normally held as a part of the Downtown Living Windows event and the annual Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas Parade.

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  • Salisbury man dies in Paris Road crash caused by slick roads

    Salisbury man dies in Paris Road crash caused by slick roads

    Posted 1:46 PM 11/26/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A man died Wednesday after a car accident Columbia police believe may have been caused by slick roads.

    Police said Virgil W. Elliott II, 33, was driving a 1995 Chevy Astro Van north in the 4700 block of Paris Road when he lost control, fish-tailed, and crossed the center turn (More)

  • Pedestrian killed by car in Fort Leonard Wood

    Pedestrian killed by car in Fort Leonard Wood

    Posted 1:28 PM 11/26/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - A pedestrian died Wednesday morning after an accident occurred on FLW 10.

    A Department of Army civilian employee was pronounced dead at the scene at 10:31 a.m., by General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's Emergency Medicine physician.

    Release of the name is (More)

  • 70-year-old man gets life in prison for murder

    70-year-old man gets life in prison for murder

    Posted 12:26 PM 11/26/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A western Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for killing his neighbor following a feud.

    Attorney General Chris Koster's office handled prosecution of 70-year-old Lonny Leroy Mays of Clinton. Koster said Wednesday that Judge Mark Pilley (More)

  • State auditor announces review of Missouri Veterans Commission

    State auditor announces review of Missouri Veterans Commission

    Posted 11:39 AM 11/26/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - State Auditor Tom Schweich announced Wednesday his office would audit the Missouri Veterans Commission in 2015. He also released responses to seven complaints from federal elected officials related to the handling of pension and disability claims. In a letter to the (More)

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