• Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson

    Man charged in death of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson

    Posted 6:07 PM 8/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man is accused of killing a 9-year-old girl who was inside her Ferguson home when shots were fired into a bedroom.

    St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch on Thursday charged 21-year-old De'Eris Brown, of O'Fallon, with second-degree murder in the (More)

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  • New Missouri court fines, sex ed laws set to take effect

    New Missouri court fines, sex ed laws set to take effect

    Posted 5:20 PM 8/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Numerous new Missouri laws are set to take effect Friday, ranging from caps on traffic fines to changes in sex education.

    Cities won't be able to collect as much money from traffic fines and court fees under a new law capping certain traffic fines and limiting city (More)

  • Jefferson City Police searching for man who stabbed girlfriend

    Jefferson City Police searching for man who stabbed girlfriend

    Posted 4:10 PM 8/27/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police were searching Thursday for a suspect who allegedly attacked his girlfriend and stabbed her in the head.

    Police said 22-year-old Christopher L. Page is accused of striking, choking and then stabbing his girlfriend multiple times in the head at a Jefferson City (More)

  • New mile markers planned to go up in Columbia trails

    New mile markers planned to go up in Columbia trails

    Posted 3:35 PM 8/27/2015 by Jasmine Lee, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia trails will get new and improved mile markers by the end of the year.

    Currently, the MKT Nature and (More)

  • Group asks USDA to investigate underfed tigers at State Fair

    Group asks USDA to investigate underfed tigers at State Fair

    Posted 3:02 PM 8/27/2015 by Katie Grunik and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A national non-profit animal protection group filed a request Thursday with the USDA claiming the group overseeing the tigers at the Missouri State Fair violated the Animal Welfare Act. 

    Animal Legal Defense Fund Staff Attorney Jessica Blome wrote a (More)

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  • Man suspected of robbing Howard Johnson Inn not yet found

    Man suspected of robbing Howard Johnson Inn not yet found

    Posted 2:28 PM 8/27/2015 by Morgan Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - An armed man robbed the Howard Johnson Inn on I-70 near Highway 63 Thursday morning.

    The Columbia Police Department said surveillance video showed the man entered the motel and demanded money from the front desk clerk and then showed a handgun. Police said the suspect was able (More)

  • City committee to discuss transportation projects

    City committee to discuss transportation projects

    Posted 2:11 AM 8/27/2015 by Nicole Shaddy, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Area Transportation Study Organization Coordinating Committee (CATSO) meets Thursday to discuss future transportation improvements in the city. The committee will discuss the future of West Broadway and other projects for 2016.

    Each August, CATSO meets to finalize (More)

  • Missouri firefighters dispatched to battle Western wildfires

    Posted 1:25 PM 8/27/2015 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Mid-Missouri firefighters are among a group of about 120 volunteers helping battle the ongoing wildfires in California, Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho.

    Jody Eberly is the fire program manager at the Mark Twain National Forest and said the total number of volunteers (More)

  • Property crimes have increased in Columbia

    Posted 1:13 PM 8/27/2015 by Haley Hughes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Some property crimes have increased in Columbia, according to Uniform Crime Reports (UCR).

    New numbers show 493 burglaries were reported so far this year, compared to only 316 (More)

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  • Southern Boone approves outsourcing for substitute teachers

    Posted 12:21 PM 8/27/2015 by Chinmay Vaidya, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - The Southern Boone Board of Education approved outsourcing its substitute teacher needs earlier Thursday.

    A board staff member said the move would help the school district to maintain substitute teacher activities, eliminate hidden costs and provide health care benefits for (More)

  • Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

    Mississippi State: Campus gunman arrested, no one wounded

    Posted 11:38 AM 8/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Authorities at Mississippi State University say they have arrested a person who reportedly was carrying a gun on campus and that no injuries have been reported.

    MSU spokesman Sid Salter told The Associated Press in a phone interview Thursday that the person had been (More)

  • Columbia man arrested in early August shots fired at Waffle House

    Columbia man arrested in early August shots fired at Waffle House

    Posted 10:25 AM 8/27/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police announced Thursday they arrested a Columbia man in connection with an early August shots fired call at Waffle House.

    The Columbia Police Department said it arrested Christopher Robinson, 33, Wednesday night. According to police, Robinson is a convicted felon with an (More)

  • Columbia Police investigate shots fired on Duncan Streeet

    Columbia Police investigate shots fired on Duncan Streeet

    Posted 10:04 AM 8/27/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Thursday it's investigating a report of shots fired. 

    CPD said Public Safety Joint Communications received a call of possible shots fired near Garth Avenue and Sexton Road late Wednesday night. Police arrived on the scene and said they (More)

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