Posted: Jul 21, 2014 2:44 PM by Alyssa Casares, KOMU Digital Producer
Updated: Jul 21, 2014 5:38 PM
DOUGLAS COUNTY - The Humane Society of Missouri Animal Cruelty Task Force rescued ten critically ill Basset Hound puppies from a licensed breeding facility in Douglas County Friday.
The organization said all of the puppies were underweight and suffering from pneumonia, internal and external parasites and serious ear and eye infections. Two puppies remained in intensive care.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture advised that the puppies be removed from the location because they were found in a life-threatening situation. Three of the litter mates died before the rescue.
"This situation clearly shows why Missouri's animal cruelty and dog breeding regulations are so important. An inspection of a licensed dog breeding facility found diseased and emaciated puppies," said Kathy Warnick, president of the Humane Society of Missouri.
"Thankfully, the Humane Society of Missouri is able to provide the professional rescue and veterinary services to give these poor puppies the best possible chance for the great lives they deserve," she said.
This is an on-going investigation and the Humane Society will share each dog's medical report with MDA. The Humane Society of Missouri is seeking prosecution.
Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration on how the state spends money to help refugees.
The Legislature recently set the Monday hearing in response to deadly attacks in Paris and criticism of Nixon's decision not to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Natasha Johnson started the group, Show Me-Just and Caring Communities, in 2013 and is now beginning to develop the group further.
Johnson started the anti-bully group with another parent after learning about a middle school student who had committed suicide after (More)
Posted 3:29 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway patrol arrested the man responsible for two high speed chases in Boone and Audrain counties Saturday afternoon.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department said the initial call reported a suspicious incident, in which the suspect knocked on the (More)
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Posted 2:18 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
SEDALIA (AP) — The cause of a fire that destroyed three Sedalia homes on Thanksgiving Day isn't known.
Sedalia Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Irwin says the cause couldn't be determined because of "the complexity of the house." The Sedalia Democrat reports that heavy smoke (More)
Posted 1:00 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest in terms of drivers on the road, but about 29 million of those vehicles aren't equipped with a spare tire. New data from AAA shows that more than one third of 2015 vehicles on the road are missing spare tires. In most of those (More)
Posted 4:19 AM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Governor's Mansion is about to look a little more festive.
The Christmas trees that will adorn the Jefferson City mansion are arriving Monday morning. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway spruce that came from the yard of a Washington resident. Also (More)
Posted 2:58 PM 11/27/2015 by Nick Komisar & Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporters
COLUMBIA - The moment the MU football team announced on Twitter that it wasn't going to play until former UM Systems President Tim Wolfe resigned, the Concerned Student 1950 movement was thrust into the national spotlight. A photo was tweeted by some members of the team locking arms, with (More)
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Posted 1:52 PM 11/27/2015 by The Associated Press
BRANSON (AP) — Authorities say deputies have killed a man who shot his wife and pointed a handgun at the deputies.
KOLR-TV reports that 58-year-old Rick Gullickson was killed early Friday at a home in southern Stone County. The Stone County Sheriff's Department said (More)