• President Obama eats ribs with four Kansas City letter writers

    President Obama eats ribs with four Kansas City letter writers

    Posted 9:37 PM 7/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - President Barack Obama feasted on barbecue with four people who wrote him letters in a trip to highlight the struggles of working families in America's heartland.

    Obama's dinner was at Arthur Bryant's, a Kansas City self-serve barbecue joint. The president ordered a half (More)

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  • Overnight road work causes safety problems

    Posted 6:46 PM 7/29/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After two near head-on collisions during road construction, Columbia Public Works said Tuesday drivers should use extra caution on Clark Lane.

    Crews are widening the lanes on Clark Lane. Contractors are working at night to reduce traffic issues and increase worker safety. Monday (More)

  • CoMo Connect Red Line to replace Fast Cat buses

    CoMo Connect Red Line to replace Fast Cat buses

    Posted 5:56 PM 7/29/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Transit said Tuesday it will replace the Fast Cat bus service with the new CoMo Connect Red Line Wednesday. 

    The Fast Cat bus service began running in August 2012. It provided transportation around downtown Columbia and to hospitals and college campuses.

    The (More)

  • Man pleads guilty to forcible sodomy against his daughter

    Man pleads guilty to forcible sodomy against his daughter

    Posted 5:45 PM 7/29/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MILLER COUNTY - A man pleaded guilty Monday to two counts of forcible sodomy of a child for an incident that occurred in 2009 involving his 5-month-old daughter.

    Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard said he charged 25-year-old Aaron Fisher for forcible sodomy after an (More)

  • Missouri educators want better ways to implement Common Core

    Missouri educators want better ways to implement Common Core

    Posted 5:20 PM 7/29/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the State Board of Higher Education met Tuesday to speak about better ways to implement Common Core.

    A task force between higher, secondary, and elementary education has been implementing Common Core into the Missouri Learning (More)

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  • CPD warns of another scam involving IRS, Ameren

    CPD warns of another scam involving IRS, Ameren

    Posted 4:40 PM 7/29/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Tuesday it has received reports of another scam involving the IRS and Ameren Missouri.

    Columbia Police Sgt. Robert Dochler said CPD has received reports of scammers calling customers and demanding immediate payment to make the problem go (More)

  • Man arrested for photographs of babies, toddlers being molested

    Man arrested for photographs of babies, toddlers being molested

    Posted 3:47 PM 7/29/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Members of the Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested a man Tuesday for child pornography charges.

    Detective Tracy Perkins said 29-year-old Tyler Creath was arrested Tuesday after hundreds of images showing sexual molestation of children as young (More)

  • 1 of 2 Saudis found not guilty of attacking woman

    1 of 2 Saudis found not guilty of attacking woman

    Posted 3:03 PM 7/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - One of two Saudi Arabian men accused of kidnapping a woman from a Springfield bar and sexually assaulting her has been found not guilty.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports Judge Calvin Holden on Monday ruled there was no evidence (More)

  • 21 arrested in SE Missouri drug roundup

    21 arrested in SE Missouri drug roundup

    Posted 2:39 PM 7/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - Twenty-one people have been arrested in a drug roundup in southeast Missouri.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that that the suspects were arrested in an early-morning raid Monday. Arrests occurred in several (More)

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  • Columbia drivers see big drop in gas prices

    Posted 2:38 PM 7/29/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Drivers noticed a big drop in prices at the pump Tuesday morning after several days of falling prices. According to research from gasbuddy.com, the average price of gas in Columbia Tuesday was 48 cents (More)

  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans

    Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans

    Posted 2:35 PM 7/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Proceeds from sales of Missouri Lottery tickets have gone exclusively toward education since 1992. A ballot measure next month would allow veterans to share in some of the take.

    The proposal on the Aug. 5 ballot calls for establishment of a veterans lottery scratch-off (More)

  • Woman admits collecting dead mother's checks

    Woman admits collecting dead mother's checks

    Posted 2:26 PM 7/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman faces sentencing Nov. 4 after pleading guilty to federal charges for collecting $138,000 in veteran's benefits in the name of her deceased mother.

    The woman, 69-year-old Victoria Jean Briley of Wentzville, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court (More)

  • House fire sends woman to the hospital

    Posted 1:33 PM 7/29/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - An elderly woman was sent to the hospital after her home caught on fire Tuesday afternoon. 

    Witnesses saw the house on Park Avenue on fire and noticed a woman inside.

    "A passerby noticed the woman trying to get out of the home and was able to assist her getting out," (More)

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