• Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards

    Lawsuit filed over Common Core standards

    Posted 4:57 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY- Three Missouri taxpayers are suing to stop the state from providing money to a multi-state consortium that's developing tests tied to the new Common Core education standards.

    The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports that the lawsuit was filed last week in Cole County Circuit (More)

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  • Gun owners mixed on new law

    Gun owners mixed on new law

    Posted 4:15 PM 9/20/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Gun enthusiasts at the Columbia Gun Show earlier today had different opinions on a new gun law going into effect in Missouri that would allow anyone to openly carry a firearm regardless of individual city and town laws prohibiting it. 

    Andrew Litton strongly opposes the law (More)

  • MU offers buyout option for tenured faculty

    MU offers buyout option for tenured faculty

    Posted 2:49 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia is offering a buyout option for some of its tenured faculty members.

    The school said in a news release Friday that qualifying faculty who retire by next fall can receive a one-time payment of 1 ½ times their base (More)

  • Heritage festival sees high turnout despite MU home game

    Heritage festival sees high turnout despite MU home game

    Posted 2:34 PM 9/20/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With an MU home football game and the university's family weekend, some were worried the Heritage Festival and Craft Show would attract fewer visitors this year. However event organizers and vendors said more people attended than ever before. 

    "We've actually had more (More)

  • MU LGBTQ Center hosts its own Family Weekend celebration

    MU LGBTQ Center hosts its own Family Weekend celebration

    Posted 2:26 PM 9/20/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The MU LGBTQ community continues to spread love and support this family weekend.

    The MU LGBTQ Resource Center had a family weekend celebration of its own today in front of the MU Student Center.

    Members, families and community organizations all gathered to play tailgating (More)

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  • State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

    State hosts hearing on Riverview Gardens district

    Posted 1:17 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - State education officials are headed to north St. Louis County to discuss steps the unaccredited Riverview Gardens school district is taking to improve.

    The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is planning a 90-minute public hearing Monday night at the (More)

  • Missouri Senate getting historic renovation

    Missouri Senate getting historic renovation

    Posted 12:37 PM 9/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri officials are moving forward with a $750,000 renovation of the Senate, although Gov. Jay Nixon is blocking hundreds of millions of dollars of spending for other programs and facilities because of concerns about the state's finances.

    The Senate renovation will (More)

  • Big Muddy Clean Sweep makes waves in Boonville

    Posted 11:54 AM 9/20/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    BOONVILLE - Over 200 volunteers boarded boats in Boonville Saturday morning to clean up the nation's longest river.

    As a part of the Big Muddy Clean Sweep 2014, Saturday morning was filled with trash bags, debris, boats, boy scouts, children, grandparents and mud.  Lots of mud.  (More)

  • High corn growth could mean lower prices

    High corn growth could mean lower prices

    Posted 11:28 AM 9/20/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Record corn yields surprisingly have some farmers upset.

    Farmer's are expected to receive less money for the corn they sell.

    The Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri predicts farm corn prices to be lower this year (More)

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  • MU hosts column lighting ceremony

    Posted 11:22 PM 9/19/2014 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Lights projected onto the columns Friday night at MU's lighting ceremony that celebrated the university's 175th anniversary.

    The chancellor spoke to a few hundred people that came to the event.

    A deep voice bellowed from loud speakers that told the history of the columns (More)

  • Man jumps fence, gets inside White House before being arrested

    Man jumps fence, gets inside White House before being arrested

    Posted 10:42 PM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Secret Service says a man who jumped over the White House fence made it just past the front doors before being apprehended.

    Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan says a 42-year-old man jumped the North Fence and ran toward the White House, but appeared to officers to be (More)

  • Nestle Purina expands suit against Blue Buffalo

    Nestle Purina expands suit against Blue Buffalo

    Posted 5:52 PM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - St. Louis-based Nestle Purina PetCare Co. is expanding its lawsuit against Blue Buffalo Co. to include additional allegations of false advertising.

    The two companies sued each other in May. Purina accused its Wilton, Connecticut-based competitor of lying about its use of (More)

  • Kansas man accused of airport bomb hoax

    Kansas man accused of airport bomb hoax

    Posted 5:19 PM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - A Kansas man who investigators say made comments about a bomb at Kansas City International Airport is facing federal charges.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 33-year-old David James Cain, of Kansas City, Kansas, was indicted Friday by a federal grand jury in Kansas City (More)

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