• New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

    New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

    Posted 12:41 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to typical treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the bugs.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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  • Top court gets new appeal in Missouri execution

    Top court gets new appeal in Missouri execution

    Posted 12:23 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The attorney for convicted killer Roderick Nunley has filed a new appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to halt his execution.

    Nunley is scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989. The girl was abducted (More)

  • Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported

    Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported

    Posted 12:18 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Ethics Commission has found that lobbyists likely broke state laws requiring them to name lawmakers they buy meals for.

    The commission issued letters of concern to seven lobbyists this past week regarding a Texas steak house dinner with legislators.

    (More)
  • Missouri Lottery warns players of mail scam

    Missouri Lottery warns players of mail scam

    Posted 12:10 PM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Officials from the Missouri Lottery are reminding players not to fall for a recent national mail scam. 

    According to lottery officials, the Missouri Lottery has received several letters from people wishing to claim prizes through fraudulent organizations (More)

  • Driver treated after combine accident on Highway 63 North

    Driver treated after combine accident on Highway 63 North

    Posted 11:35 AM 8/31/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A driver was being treated at the hospital Monday after a car crashed into a combine on Highway 63 North between Grindstone Parkway and Stadium Boulevard. according to a Columbia Police Department officer.

    Officials said the driver of the Ford Escape crashed into a combine and (More)

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  • Police accuse man of felony drug possession after crash, search

    Police accuse man of felony drug possession after crash, search

    Posted 11:25 AM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a Boone County man Sunday night for allegedly having methamphetamine in his vehicle after he crashed into a Columbia resident's backyard and fled on foot. 

    According to police, Daniel Peek, 26, crashed into trees in a backyard in the 2800 block of (More)

  • Jeff Mizanskey to be freed Tuesday after 21 years on pot charges

    Jeff Mizanskey to be freed Tuesday after 21 years on pot charges

    Posted 10:52 AM 8/31/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU Interactive Director

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jeff Mizanskey is scheduled to walk free Tuesday morning, 21 years after he was sentenced to life without parole for a series of marijuana convictions.

    His family will be waiting outside the Jefferson City Correctional Center when Mizanskey exits sometime between 8 a.m. (More)

  • Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years

    Animal health effort in Kansas and Missouri notes 10 years

    Posted 9:42 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Nearly 1,000 people are gathering in Kansas City to celebrate the 10th anniversary of an Animal Health Corridor that stretches from Manhattan, Kansas, to Columbia.

    The Kansas City Star reports the corridor has become a (More)

  • Missouri man charged after body found in trunk of car

    Missouri man charged after body found in trunk of car

    Posted 9:38 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    HARVIELL (AP) - A Poplar Bluff man is facing murder charges after a man's body was found in the trunk of a car.

    The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 23-year-old Edward William Weaver is jailed without bond and does not (More)

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  • First-degree murder charge in Bollinger County killing

    First-degree murder charge in Bollinger County killing

    Posted 9:20 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    MARBLE HILL (AP) - A southeast Missouri man faces arraignment Wednesday on first-degree murder charges for an attack that killed a man and badly injured a woman.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that 32-year-old William Pickard of Poplar (More)

  • 2 from Illinois dead in Missouri motorcycle crash

    2 from Illinois dead in Missouri motorcycle crash

    Posted 7:43 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN (AP) - Two Illinois residents are dead after a motorcycle accident in northeast Missouri.The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that the accident happened just before noon Sunday on Route W in Pike County, killing 62-year-old Bruce Pittman and his 54-year-old passenger, Karen (More)

  • Man fatally shot in Wellston; Major Case Squad activated

    Man fatally shot in Wellston; Major Case Squad activated

    Posted 7:34 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    WELLSTON (AP) - The St. Louis Area Major Case Squad is investigating the death of a man in the St. Louis County town of Wellston.

    Authorities said 23-year-old Timothy Gunter was fatally shot around 1 a.m. Monday. Police found him inside a home after responding to a call about an assault.

    Police are searching for a black Ford F-150 four-door pickup seen at the crime scene.

     

  • Utility to clean contaminated site in downtown Springfield

    Utility to clean contaminated site in downtown Springfield

    Posted 7:27 AM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Officials are planning a $7.3 million cleanup of a contaminated site in downtown Springfield.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports officials have known for years that the land is contaminated. The land, which is owned by City Utilities, is in the Jordan Valley Corridor, a (More)

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