• Clinical research facility brings jobs to Columbia

    Clinical research facility brings jobs to Columbia

    Posted 12:46 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia city leaders celebrated the opening of a new pharmaceutical research company Wednesday.

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) and Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid took part in a ribbon cutting at the new facility. The clinical research company is headquartered (More)

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  • Rates decrease for Missouri landline phone users

    Rates decrease for Missouri landline phone users

    Posted 12:24 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri landline users will see a drop in their useage bills starting Wednesday.

    The Missouri Public Service Commission dropped the surcharge for local and in-state long distance calling used to fund the Missouri Universal Service Fund.

    The Missouri Universal (More)

  • JCPS superintendent announces retirement

    JCPS superintendent announces retirement

    Posted 12:03 PM 10/1/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City School District Superintendent Brian Mitchell announced his retirement Wednesday. Mitchell will step down from his position at the end of the 2014-2015 school year.

    Mitchell began his work in education as a elementary teacher and worked his way up to (More)

  • Man shot in Jefferson City, suspect arrested

    Man shot in Jefferson City, suspect arrested

    Posted 8:57 AM 10/1/2014 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A suspected was in custody Wednesday morning accused of being involved in a Tuesday night shooting. Police responded to reports of shots fired on Elizabeth Street in Jefferson City just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. 

    Officers said they found a 24-year-old man who had been (More)

  • Jackson: Officer had no reason to have camera on

    Jackson: Officer had no reason to have camera on

    Posted 8:19 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Ferguson's police chief is not questioning why an officer's body camera was not on when he was shot over the weekend.

    The shooting happened Saturday, but apparently was unrelated to unrest that has followed the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. (More)

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  • Three arrested for series of burglaries in Kennett

    Three arrested for series of burglaries in Kennett

    Posted 8:10 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KENNETT (AP) - Three more people are facing charges for a series of home burglaries and car break-ins in the southeast Missouri town of Kennett.

    The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that three men were arrested over the weekend, bringing to seven (More)

  • Missouri State Museum will honor MLK with screening of film

    Posted 7:40 AM 10/1/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Museum will show the second of four documentaries honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s March on Washington tonight on Lincoln University's campus.

    The museum will be continuing its 'Museum After Hours' series with the screening of (More)

  • Columbia details long term plans for urban areas

    Columbia details long term plans for urban areas

    Posted 7:28 AM 10/1/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia shares a new long term plan to use federal funds to improve urban areas throughout the city. A detailed document called the consolidated plan (More)

  • Students explore new uses for historic building

    Students explore new uses for historic building

    Posted 5:04 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The owners of the Railway Exchange building in downtown St. Louis are teaming with architecture students at Washington University to explore new uses of the historic property.

    The 100-year-old, 21-story high-rise was once the city's tallest building. It has stood vacant (More)

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  • Missouri lawmakers to start review of water patrol

    Missouri lawmakers to start review of water patrol

    Posted 4:53 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri state representatives will hold a hearing Wednesday to review management, trooper training and a 2011 merger between the state highway and water patrols.

    The review follows the death of a 20-year-old handcuffed man who drowned May 31 in the Lake of the (More)

  • Discussion to focus on making police more diverse

    Discussion to focus on making police more diverse

    Posted 4:50 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Top political and law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area are gathering to discuss ideas to help the region's law enforcement agencies become more diverse.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a round-table discussion at the University of Missouri-St. (More)

  • McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults

    McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults

    Posted 4:46 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is planning to travel to Missouri colleges and universities to discuss ways of addressing sexual violence on campuses.

    McCaskill's office says she will hold events at schools in 10 cities next week to listen to opinions about her legislation (More)

  • Man who threatened Missouri detective sentenced

    Man who threatened Missouri detective sentenced

    Posted 4:44 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A St. Peters man who threatened to kill a police detective and his family has received a suspended sentence and has been ordered to write an apology letter.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 33-year-old Phillip Borjes pleaded guilty (More)

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