• Visual history of Columbia captured by student

    Visual history of Columbia captured by student

    Posted 9:07 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A University of Missouri-Columbia photojournalism student has recreated a well-known series of photos from 1949.

    Student Jillian Vondy was inspired by the original Missouri Photo Workshop and spent a semester re-shooting the images that (More)

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  • More grandparents are raising grandchildren

    Posted 6:55 PM 4/25/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Amy Hoffman-Orman helped raise her grandson. According to the latest U.S. Census, there are 100,000 children in the state of Missouri being raised by their grandparents or other family members instead of their parents. 

    Hoffman-Orman said it wasn't always easy. 

    (More)
  • 8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

    8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

    Posted 6:06 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cellphones.

    WDAF-TV reports the Liberty High School boys who received the pictures got suspensions ranging (More)

  • Bill on doctor licensing raises concerns about medical health

    Posted 4:36 PM 4/25/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 News

    JEFFERSON CITY - A new bill could increase the number of doctors in Missouri. However, some feel that the bill could put their medical health at risk.

    The Missouri House approved a bill Thursday that would (More)

  • Fallen Army Sergeant laid to rest 45 years after death

    Posted 4:15 PM 4/25/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CENTRALIA - Mexico and Centralia filled with the sound of motorcycles and the silence of a community in remembrance Saturday nearly 45 years after the death of Sgt. Rodney Griffin.

    Griffin, born in Mexico and raised in Centralia, was 21 years old when his helicopter was shot down over (More)

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  • University looks at gun violence as public health issue

    University looks at gun violence as public health issue

    Posted 2:34 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis are hoping a unique approach to addressing gun violence will help put a dent in one of the country's most vexing problems.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the university this (More)

  • Jefferson City man arrested, confessed to killing another man

    Posted 9:27 AM 4/25/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Cole County deputies arrested a man Saturday morning for murdering another man.

    Jefferson City police said 25-year-old Paris Alexander-Henderson confessed during questioning at the police department Saturday to shooting a 33-year-old Bryant O. Sturkey. Alexander-Henderson (More)

  • Fulton man arrested for having meth, running from police

    Fulton man arrested for having meth, running from police

    Posted 8:55 AM 4/25/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - The Fulton Police Department arrested a man Saturday morning for having meth and trying to run from police.

    The Fulton Police Department said officers arrested 32-year-old Jeremy Shiverdecker around 1:30 a.m. Saturday near Bluff and 12th Street.

    Officers said they saw (More)

  • Baltimore protesters seek to 'shut down' the city

    Baltimore protesters seek to 'shut down' the city

    Posted 10:59 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    BALTIMORE (AP) - Protesters who have been showing their anger over the unexplained death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore are promising to hold their biggest march on Saturday, and they say they'll try to "shut down" the city.

    Gray was arrested earlier this month, when police say he ran from (More)

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  • Dyslexic student says changes needed for Missouri schools

    Posted 8:37 AM 3/19/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- For Kellie Dillner, every good book is a movie. 

    "I see things in pictures," Dillner said. "Most people see things in their head like words and stuff, but I see pictures. I always see a movie." 

    Dillner suffers from dyslexia, a learning disorder which causes the (More)

  • Organization pushes for mandatory paid maternity leave

    Posted 8:46 PM 4/24/2015 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In 1919, the nineteenth amendment gave women in the United States the right to vote, but the struggle for equal rights didn't stop there.

    The National Organization for Women (NOW) Missouri chapter say they are working on creating a fair workplace environment for all sexes, by (More)

  • MU fraternity sits to raise money for charity

    Posted 8:28 PM 4/24/2015 by Tom Barclay, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - When many organizations are taking a stand to end cancer, one MU fraternity is taking a seat. One member will be rocking in that seat for 63 consecutive hours.

    143 members of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity are raising money for the American Cancer Society to fund skin cancer (More)

  • St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

    St. Louis stadium task force members remain optimistic

    Posted 7:10 PM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Leaders of the effort to build a new NFL stadium in St. Louis say they remain optimistic about a plan that they say would keep a team and help redevelop a blighted part of the city.

    Members of the St. Louis stadium task force made their case directly to league officials in (More)

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