• Fake signatures suspected on early voting petition

    Fake signatures suspected on early voting petition

    Posted 12:20 PM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri secretary of state's office says it referred several cases of potential fraud to local prosecutors this year involving an initiative petition drive about early voting.

    A report from Secretary of State Jason Kander says the names of some deceased people (More)

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  • Weekly Wellness: Say "no" to holiday stress

    Weekly Wellness: Say "no" to holiday stress

    Posted 11:29 AM 12/22/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - It was so much easier when we were kids, right? The holidays were so simple! All we had to do was make it through classes until it was time for holiday break!

    As we have gotten older, our holiday "to do" lists get bigger and longer and more extensive and more stressful. These (More)

  • Missouri farmers eager to export to Cuba

    Missouri farmers eager to export to Cuba

    Posted 11:17 AM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Missouri farmers are hopeful as the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that currently, exports to Cuba are limited by prohibitions requiring it to pay cash for the shipments it receives. If (More)

  • Cold pizza leads to argument, shooting in St. Louis area

    Cold pizza leads to argument, shooting in St. Louis area

    Posted 11:14 AM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JENNINGS (AP) - Police in the St. Louis County town of Jennings are investigating a shooting apparently spurred by cold pizza.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a delivery driver took a pizza to a home early Sunday, but residents complained that the pizza was cold.

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  • Department of Corrections program donates 180 tons of produce

    Department of Corrections program donates 180 tons of produce

    Posted 10:51 AM 12/22/2014 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Restorative Justice Garden Program has donated 180 tons of fresh produce this year, making this the third year in a row to set a record for donated food.

    The Missouri Department of Corrections Restorative Justice program grows and donates a variety of produce every (More)

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  • Police tie suspects in string of robberies to Jimmy John's robbery

    Police tie suspects in string of robberies to Jimmy John's robbery

    Posted 10:00 AM 12/22/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department announced Monday it has tied Jafari R. Boss and a 16-year-old suspect to the Dec. 7 an armed robbery at the Jimmy John's restaurant on Rain Forest Parkway.

    Boss is accused of (More)

  • Police investigate south Columbia armed robbery

    Police investigate south Columbia armed robbery

    Posted 9:42 AM 12/22/2014 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - An armed robbery occurred early Monday morning at an East Nifong Break Time Convenience Store. Police said it happened at 2:44 a.m.

    Police said a man dressed in dark colored clothing entered the store with a handgun and then demanded cash from the clerk.

    The man took an (More)

  • St. Louis home to aid ex-prostitutes

    St. Louis home to aid ex-prostitutes

    Posted 8:46 AM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Starting next year, the Magdalene home in north St. Louis will house a small group of women who have survived the horror of sex trafficking.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Christine McDonald has spent months visiting prisons searching for women who have survived (More)

  • Murder trial set in killing of Missouri couple

    Murder trial set in killing of Missouri couple

    Posted 7:53 AM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    FARMINGTON (AP) - A trial will begin July 6 for one of four men accused of killing an eastern Missouri couple.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that Maxwell Navarro is charged with two counts of second-degree murder, plus first-degree burglary and stealing a (More)

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  • Police search for suspect in St. Louis shooting

    Police search for suspect in St. Louis shooting

    Posted 7:32 AM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating the shooting death of a man found dead in the city's Shaw neighborhood.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the 35-year-old victim's body was found at 2:44 a.m. Sunday. Police say the body was left there after an earlier shooting on (More)

  • Audit criticizes closed accounting board meetings

    Audit criticizes closed accounting board meetings

    Posted 6:26 AM 12/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - An audit says the Missouri board that regulates accountants hasn't been following state law when holding closed meetings.

    A report from Auditor Tom Schweich says the State Board of Accountancy held 13 closed meetings during the past two years. In 10 cases, it says the (More)

  • Warrenton teen dies in Highway 161 crash

    Warrenton teen dies in Highway 161 crash

    Posted 4:47 AM 12/22/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    Montgomery County - An 18-year-old male passed away after overturning a vehicle he was driving while traveling northbound on Highway 161 just north of Cedar Ridge Road.

    Authorities (More)

  • Local organizations offer winter break activities for kids

    Posted 4:27 AM 12/22/2014 by Angela Pearson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Parents looking to get their kids outside the house during winter break can take advantage of local organizations aimed at keeping children active. 

    The Activity and Recreation (More)

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