• Holts Summit remembers three teens killed in weekend crash

    Posted 7:05 PM 8/3/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    HOLTS SUMMIT - A small mid-Missouri community remembers the three teenage girls who died in a severe car accident Saturday

    The victims were 17-year old Miriah McDaniel, 17-year-old Elizabeth Moses, and (More)

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  • Missouri senator accused by interns leaves credit union job

    Missouri senator accused by interns leaves credit union job

    Posted 6:39 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Missouri state senator has left his credit union job following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward Capitol interns.

    KCTV reports that CommunityAmerica Credit Union says Sen. Paul LeVota resigned (More)

  • Boone County deputies searching for shots fired suspect

    Boone County deputies searching for shots fired suspect

    Posted 5:36 PM 8/3/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Boone County deputies identified a suspect after an early morning shots fired call Monday and were searching for him Monday afternoon.

    Major Tom Reddin said deputies went to a home in the 5900 block of Teresa Drive just before 12:30 a.m. Monday. Reddin said deputies learned (More)

  • Missouri GOP senator slams new power plant emissions limits

    Missouri GOP senator slams new power plant emissions limits

    Posted 5:23 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is calling a new plan to dramatically cut U.S. power plant emissions a federal overreach.

    The Republican criticized the final plan unveiled by Democratic President Barack Obama on Monday, adding that it could mean lost jobs for (More)

  • Parole board to decide if Jeff Mizanskey will leave prison

    Parole board to decide if Jeff Mizanskey will leave prison

    Posted 10:28 PM 7/9/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A parole board will decide if a Missouri inmate sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole will walk free on August 6.

    Gov. Jay Nixon made (More)

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  • City of Columbia considers new guidelines for underage drinking violations

    Posted 4:44 PM 8/3/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia may be changing the way bar violations are issued. 

    The council will discuss a change to the City of Columbia Code of Ordinances concerning violations standards at Monday's City Council meeting. 

    Right now the state is in charge of bar violations but (More)

  • Police issue 'pantry tickets' for minor traffic violations

    Police issue 'pantry tickets' for minor traffic violations

    Posted 4:25 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    AFFTON (AP) - Drivers pulled over by police in the Affton area of St. Louis County for a minor traffic violation recently got a surprise: No ticket, but a suggestion to instead donate money to a food pantry or some other worthy cause.

    The St. (More)

  • Council member accused of using city email for political purposes

    Posted 2:33 PM 8/3/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia Councilman could have violated a Missouri Revised Statute for a second time.  

    Fourth Ward Councilman, Ian Thomas sent out an email from his government issued email account encouraging his constituents to (More)

  • Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium bonds

    Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium bonds

    Posted 1:49 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.

    St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter (More)

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  • Reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle lawsuits

    Reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle lawsuits

    Posted 1:36 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two journalists arrested last year during Ferguson police shooting protests have reached settlements in lawsuits against St. Louis County.

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed two federal lawsuits on behalf of the journalists, who were arrested while (More)

  • July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

    July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

    Posted 1:18 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Slumping numbers in a July survey suggest there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday.

    The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.6 in July from (More)

  • Weekly Wellness: What the heck is a Kettlebell?

    Posted 12:01 PM 8/3/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - They are Russian. They were developed in the 1700s. They were originally created for weighing crops. The Soviet army used them as part of their physical training in the 20th century. They have been used for competition and sports throughout Russia and Europe since the 1940s.

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  • Northwest Missouri firefighter dies in skydiving accident

    Northwest Missouri firefighter dies in skydiving accident

    Posted 11:58 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    TRENTON (AP) - A northwest Missouri community was mourning Monday after the loss of a veteran firefighter in a skydiving accident.

    Authorities said Lt. Eric Lorenz, a firefighter for more than a decade in Trenton, died Saturday when his parachute malfunctioned while he was skydiving near (More)

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