• Columbia City Councilmember wants to reorganize REDI

    Posted 8:48 PM 7/6/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One Columbia City Council member said he isn't satisfied with a new report.

    Ward 3 Councilmember Karl Skala said a report done on Austin, Texas, about the city's economic development plan, didn't focus on what he wanted, which was the organizational structure of the economic (More)

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  • Nixon signs Missouri bill for stillborn baby tax exemption

    Nixon signs Missouri bill for stillborn baby tax exemption

    Posted 7:30 PM 7/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri soon will have an income tax exemption for parents of stillborn children.

    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday signed a tax bill into law that includes the provision for exemptions for stillborn babies.

    The measure will allow those parents to deduct (More)

  • Safety tips for runners following assault on Hinkson Creek Trail

    Posted 7:05 PM 7/6/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Kristin Filardo uses the MKT trail nearly every day to get to class. 

    She said she uses nearly all of the safety precautions that most cities recommend when it comes to using trails alone. 

    "I don't wear my headphones so that way I can listen," Filardo said. "If (More)

  • Pine Lawn mayor sentenced for extortion

    Pine Lawn mayor sentenced for extortion

    Posted 6:42 PM 7/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - The 55-year-old mayor of a St. Louis suburb has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for demanding money from two companies in exchange for city business.

    Federal prosecutors in St. Louis said Monday that Pine Lawn Mayor Sylvester Caldwell has been sentenced to two (More)

  • Judge denies independent investigation of Ferguson prosecutor

    Judge denies independent investigation of Ferguson prosecutor

    Posted 6:22 PM 7/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A judge has tossed out a request by activists for an independent probe of a prosecutor's handling of grand jury proceedings in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

    St. Louis Circuit Judge Joseph Walsh III wrote in a 10-page ruling late last week that he reached what (More)

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  • JCPD: Nine arrested for violence, threatening officers

    JCPD: Nine arrested for violence, threatening officers

    Posted 9:39 AM 7/6/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department said Monday nine people were arrested in the early morning hours of July 5 for disturbances and violence, which included threats against officers.

    JCPD said of the arrests Sunday, three were for public fighting downtown after bars had (More)

  • Columbia unsure if it will expand its solar energy production

    Columbia unsure if it will expand its solar energy production

    Posted 8:33 PM 6/30/2015 by Michael Lindquist, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is unsure whether it will invest more money into its solar energy production in the future.

    Connie Kacprowicz, a spokesperson for Columbia Water and Light, said solar energy made up (More)

  • Five arrested in Boonville drug bust

    Five arrested in Boonville drug bust

    Posted 6:05 PM 7/6/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONVILLE - Police arrested five people after officers found illegal drugs and corresponding distribution equipment in a home located at 815 Sixth Street.

    Boonville Police Department said it served a search warrant at the residence and officers found cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. (More)

  • Today's Talk: Columbia airport to receive money for advertising

    Posted 3:46 PM 7/6/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will authorize an appropriation of $95,000 to the Columbia Regional Airport's 2015 advertising budget Monday. The money will be taken from the city's transportation sales tax.

    In April, the State Aviation Trust Fund gave the airport a grant worth (More)

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  • Columbia's IT dept. wants to share police dog software for free

    Posted 3:38 PM 7/6/2015 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city's Information Technology Department is proposing a new project called cITySOFT. It is a software sharing project that will allow city governments to share their software with other cities for free.

    Assistant Information Technology Director Mark Neckerman said, in (More)

  • Man sentenced in child sex sting

    Man sentenced in child sex sting

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 42-year-old Texas man who admitted traveling to Missouri to have sex with two minors was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison without parole.

    The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City says John Paul Christian of San Marcos pleaded guilty earlier to two counts of (More)

  • Man's ear bitten off during argument

    Man's ear bitten off during argument

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Authorities in Franklin County say a man's ear was bitten off during a weekend dispute.

    KMOV-TV in St. Louis reports that the victim told deputies he and the suspect were arguing about a mutual friend about 3 a.m. Sunday when the biting happened.

    Authorities say deputies found the missing ear on a driveway and gave it to ambulance workers who took the man to a hospital in Washington, Missouri.

    KMOV says the ear was reattached.

     

  • Kansas City officials near deadline to raise minimum wage

    Kansas City officials near deadline to raise minimum wage

    Posted 2:25 PM 7/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City officials are nearing their self-imposed mid-July deadline for coming up with a plan to raise the local minimum wage, but so far there is no consensus on what needs to be done.

    The Kansas City Star reports the City Council delayed a decision six weeks ago on (More)

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