• Providence Inn owner pleads guilty to operating without license

    Providence Inn owner pleads guilty to operating without license

    Posted 12:17 PM 8/20/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The owner of a motel where a 16-year-old girl overdosed and died pleaded guilty Wednesday to operating a motel without a license.

    The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services determined Oct. 1, 2013 that Keith Owens, owner of the Providence Inn and Suites, was operating (More)

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  • Man pleads guilty to Columbia murder charges

    Man pleads guilty to Columbia murder charges

    Posted 12:51 PM 8/20/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man, Jimiah Lambert, pleaded guilty Monday to murder charges stemming from the January murder of Dontay Tolston, 23.

    Tolston was found on the floor of a home on (More)

  • Missouri president given contract extension

    Missouri president given contract extension

    Posted 12:34 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri Board of Curators has extended president Tim Wolfe's contract through June 30, 2018.

    The extension announced Wednesday was effective July 1 and replaces a contract that was to end Feb. 15.

    Board Chairman Don Downing said in a news release (More)

  • Heat pushes back start times for high school games

    Heat pushes back start times for high school games

    Posted 11:28 AM 8/20/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - The high school football season officially kicks off this week, but summer temperatures are delaying the start to some games.

    According to KOMU 8's First Alert Weather Center, temperatures are predicted to still be in the 90 degree range with heat idencies in the upper 90's and (More)

  • Pedestrian hit on interstate near Kansas City

    Pedestrian hit on interstate near Kansas City

    Posted 11:07 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    BLUE SPRINGS (AP) - The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating after a man was struck and killed on the Interstate 70 in the Kansas City suburb of Blue Springs.

    The patrol says the man was hit in the westbound lanes of the highway about 6 a.m. Tuesday. He apparently was trying to cross (More)

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  • Housing manager pleads guilty to identity theft

    Housing manager pleads guilty to identity theft

    Posted 11:04 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A U.S. attorney's office in Missouri says a manager of a local housing complex and two other people have pleaded guilty to identity theft charges.

    The office says 42-year-old Marsha Harrington, 42-year-old Calvin Shaw and 50-year-old Larry Croner all have entered guilty (More)

  • Protesters demand new prosecutor for Ferguson case

    Protesters demand new prosecutor for Ferguson case

    Posted 10:59 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A small group of protesters has gathered outside a suburban St. Louis building where a grand jury is expected to convene to consider possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    The roughly two dozen protesters chanted (More)

  • Sharpton to address Michael Brown's St. Louis funeral

    Sharpton to address Michael Brown's St. Louis funeral

    Posted 9:39 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The funeral for 18-year-old Michael Brown is scheduled for Monday at a church in St. Louis.

    The Austin A. Layne Mortuary, which is handling arrangements, says the funeral is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church. Brown's uncle, the Rev. (More)

  • Audit criticizes state's school reform deal

    Audit criticizes state's school reform deal

    Posted 9:34 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A state auditor says the Missouri education department used a biased bidding process when it contracted with a consultant to study an overhaul of the Kansas City school district.

    The review released Tuesday criticized the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary (More)

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  • Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

    Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

    Posted 9:22 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri utilities are looking to Kansas companies to help meet carbon dioxide emission targets proposed by a federal agency.

    In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal that offered specific emission targets for each state, the first of which (More)

  • Judge finds trucking firm discriminated against women

    Judge finds trucking firm discriminated against women

    Posted 9:04 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A federal judge has found that a Missouri-based trucking company had a pattern of discrimination against its female drivers.

    The judge ruled Monday that Springfield-based New Prime Inc. violated federal law by requiring female drivers to be trained only by other female (More)

  • Man arrested after pointing gun at Interstate

    Man arrested after pointing gun at Interstate

    Posted 9:00 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    PLATTE CITY (AP) - The Platte County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol said they arrested an Idaho man who witnesses said was pointing a gun at traffic along Interstate 29 north of Kansas City.

    Authorities said they have not received any reports of the man firing shots (More)

  • DNA leads to conviction in 30-year-old homicide case

    DNA leads to conviction in 30-year-old homicide case

    Posted 8:46 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A man is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9 for the murder of an elderly eastern Missouri woman nearly 30 years ago.

    Fifty-two-year-old Brian McBenge was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the killing of 84-year-old Eleonora Knoernschild at her home in St. Charles (More)

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