• Fun City Youth Academy Wants to Raise $15K for Free Programming

    Fun City Youth Academy Wants to Raise $15K for Free Programming

    Posted 11:25 AM 4/19/2014 by Alexis Rogers, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  Fun City Youth Academy is holding its third annual Community Champions Dinner and Silent Auction in efforts to raise $15,000 to give free summer and weekend programs for kids in Columbia. The program is also honoring leaders of the community who often go unrecognized.

    The (More)

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  • Missouri Republicans Outline New Gun Proposal

    Missouri Republicans Outline New Gun Proposal

    Posted 10:58 AM 4/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Republicans have outlined a new approach to prevent federal agents from enforcing gun control laws the state considers to be infringements on gun rights.

    Under the bill endorsed by a Senate committee, federal agents who enforce those laws would be banned from (More)

  • Mo. Mulls State Funds to Districts for Preschool

    Mo. Mulls State Funds to Districts for Preschool

    Posted 10:44 AM 4/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are moving to put more of the state's money where their mouths are in supporting preschool and early childhood programs.

    House members this past week passed legislation that would allow public schools to begin counting some children attending early (More)

  • KC Police Say Man Shot to Death at Gas Station

    KC Police Say Man Shot to Death at Gas Station

    Posted 10:42 AM 4/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say a man was found shot to death in a car where officers also found two children, one of whom was seriously wounded.

    Police say officers were called Friday night to a gas station, where they found a car with a black male in his mid-30s who had been (More)

  • Missouri Selected for Competency-Based Program

    Posted 6:54 PM 4/18/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri college students will soon be able to reduce the time required to earn their degree. 

    The Missouri Department of Higher Education and the Missouri Community College Association were selected on Friday by the Council of Adult Experiential Learning to start a (More)

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  • Historic Kemper Administration Building Sparking Debate

    Posted 10:19 PM 4/15/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Danny Hammack was just twelve years old the first time he walked into the Kemper Administration Building.

    He says the military academy changed his life. 

    "It helped mold me into a successful young man," he said. "It taught me to work, care, and focus on other (More)

  • Downtown Leadership Council to Suggest Infrastructure Analysis

    Posted 5:28 PM 4/18/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council will propose an independent analysis of downtown infrastructure to the Columbia City Council Monday.

    The group said it is a good idea to have an independent firm look at the infrastructure situation so the city knows exactly what needs to (More)

  • Scott Boulevard Construction Delay Displeases Trailgoers

    Posted 5:19 PM 4/18/2014 by Brynne Whittaker, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works postponed the closure of the Bellview Drive and Scott Boulevard intersection Friday.  The intersection closure was planned for April 21 through April 25 to be a part of phase II of the Scott Boulevard improvement project. 

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  • Future Uncertain for Man Who Avoided Prison on Clerical Error

    Future Uncertain for Man Who Avoided Prison on Clerical Error

    Posted 4:30 PM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.

    Meanwhile, the Missouri attorney general signaled that he would (More)

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  • Pepsi Franchise to Open Center in Cape Girardeau

    Pepsi Franchise to Open Center in Cape Girardeau

    Posted 4:20 PM 4/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development said Friday that Pepsi MidAmerica would complete the $3.1 million project. The state is offering (More)

  • Local Landlords Host Annual Neighborhood Cleanup

    Posted 3:21 PM 4/17/2014 by Mary Kate Burgess, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Rick and Shawna Neuner, the landlords behind Columbia Home Rental, are having their annual clean up the neighborhood event Saturday. 

    Shawna got the idea behind the event when she was at a 4-H fundraiser last year.  

    "One of the 4-H clubs was auctioning their (More)

  • Michaels Confirms Credit Card Security Breach

    Posted 3:41 PM 4/18/2014 by Doug Hoffmann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Michaels Stores Inc. said about 2.6 million credit cards may have been affected in a security breach. 

    These details emerged after Michaels revealed in January it was working with federal law enforcement to investigate a possible breach.

    Michaels is the biggest arts (More)

  • Bill Would Exempt Food-Selling Business from Paying Some Taxes

    Posted 3:38 PM 4/18/2014 by Colleen Menadier, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A bill in the Missouri Senate that would exempt business from paying sales tax on their electric bills is awaiting approval, but left one Columbia restaurant manager concerned about the loopholes.

    The big change in the bill would exempt food-selling businesses from having (More)

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