• ACLU suit questions '5-second rule' in Ferguson

    ACLU suit questions '5-second rule' in Ferguson

    Posted 7:46 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking an end to the so-called "five-second rule" for Ferguson protesters.

    The shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer on Aug. 9 led to volatile nights of looting and protests in the St. Louis County town. On Aug. (More)

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  • Palmyra schools finish $5.5 million upgrades

    Palmyra schools finish $5.5 million upgrades

    Posted 7:44 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    PALMYRA (AP) - Construction has finished on $5.5 million upgrades to security systems and energy efficiency at two Marion County schools.

    The Quincy Herald-Whig (More)

  • Smokin' Chicks BBQ holds fundraiser for Walk to End Alzheimer's

    Posted 7:25 AM 9/30/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Behind the Alzheimer's Association building on Bluff Creek Drive is a quiet garden with a special meaning.

    In front of a fountain is a collage of bricks with memorials inscribed in them.  One reads, "In Memory of a Special Lady Marge Richmond."

    The association will (More)

  • Springfield gets grant to add more police

    Springfield gets grant to add more police

    Posted 7:05 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - The city of Springfield will receive a federal grant to help hire 10 more police officers.

    The city learned Monday that it will receive a three-year grant of just over $1 million from the U.S. Department of Justice. The city must make a cash match of 25 percent and pay (More)

  • Missouri colleges get $20M from federal grants

    Missouri colleges get $20M from federal grants

    Posted 5:48 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri community colleges are getting $19.7 million from the federal government to train more students and collect data about them.

    The Missouri funding was included in $450 million of job-training grants announced Monday by the White House and federal education and (More)

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  • University of Missouri gets $830,000 in federal grants

    University of Missouri gets $830,000 in federal grants

    Posted 5:44 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri has been awarded two federal grants worth more than $830,000 to implement programs on family farms.

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture innovation grants will focus on building soil health and wildlife habitat using cover crops. They will also (More)

  • Authorities charge woman who allegedly brought drugs to jail

    Authorities charge woman who allegedly brought drugs to jail

    Posted 5:36 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHARLESTON (AP) - Mississippi County authorities have charged a Sikeston woman with a felony who they say tried to sneak a pipe filled with marijuana into a jail.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that 41-year-old (More)

  • Sheriff: 2 dead in southwest Missouri homicide

    Sheriff: 2 dead in southwest Missouri homicide

    Posted 5:31 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    WILLARD (AP) - The Greene County Sheriff's Office says a woman has been killed and that a person of interest in the case has been found dead.

    Sheriff Jim Arnott tells the Springfield News-Leader that the woman was likely shot to death on Monday at a home in Willard. They say the person of interest was found dead in neighboring Dade County.

    They haven't released the identity of the woman or the person of interest. It's unclear how the person died.

  • Former high school coach pleads guilty in sex case

    Former high school coach pleads guilty in sex case

    Posted 5:22 AM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former assistant basketball coach at a St. Louis high school has pleaded guilty to transporting a female student across state lines to have sex.

    A federal prosecutor says 26-year-old Sashane Chin entered the plea on Monday to one felony count of transporting a minor with (More)

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  • Voters to decide property tax hike in November

    Posted 5:12 PM 9/22/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The muffled static of the walkie-talkie announced a distress call and within seconds a fire truck was on its way to an emergency call.

    However, Battalion Chief John Metz said there's a problem with response times.  He said it's taking firefighters more than the standard (More)

  • Columbia Regional flights from Chicago finally back on schedule

    Posted 8:49 PM 9/29/2014 by Spencer Wilson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Citizens from Chicago looking to get to Columbia, or vice-versa, have been having dificulties recently at Columbia Regional Airport.

    A fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control facility Friday halted all flights in and out of the city's two airports for a total of four (More)

  • Missouri ranked among least happy states

    Posted 7:59 PM 9/29/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri ranks among the least happy states in America in 2014 according to Wallet Hub, but just recently Columbia was named 46 out of 100 of the best cities in the U.S. to live in according to (More)

  • Concealed weapons permits at recent low in Boone County

    Posted 7:50 PM 9/29/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County is on track to have fewer new applicants for conceal and carry permits (CCW) in 2014 despite the general assembly's recent overturn of the governor's veto of a gun rights bill.

    Boone County Sheriff's Department registered 383 new CCW permits this year, which is down (More)

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