• Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

    Posted 4:49 AM 10/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri police have been buying new gear and getting trained on constitutional rights as they prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white policeman in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old.

    A grand jury announcement could come within the next (More)

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  • Missouri Capitol to see renovations despite budgetary concerns

    Missouri Capitol to see renovations despite budgetary concerns

    Posted 6:56 PM 10/6/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Programs assisting schools, the elderly and infants are just a few that said they can't provide full services after Governor Nixon froze some state funding.

    Directors of some of those programs said they aren't happy that a nearly $700,000 renovation of a Missouri Senate (More)

  • University of Iowa history professor holds Ferguson forum

    Posted 9:49 PM 10/23/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A professor came to the University of Missouri Thursday to speak about his findings regarding the recent events in Ferguson.

    Dr. Colin Gordon, a history professor at the University of Iowa, has recently had quotes in publications such as the New York Times about his (More)

  • Mid-Missouri experiencing "peak" for autumn colors

    Mid-Missouri experiencing "peak" for autumn colors

    Posted 8:55 PM 10/23/2014 by Joshua Matejka, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Autumn is known for being a season of colors, and for central Missouri residents, late October is the best time to enjoy them.

    According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri's central region has entered a period of "peak fall color." The region includes Columbia (More)

  • Residents voice their arguments at ballot forum

    Posted 7:49 PM 10/23/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents packed Columbia Public Library's Friend's Room as a panel of speakers talked about the pros and cons of this year's most talked about ballot issues.

    Missouri's Constitutional Amendment 3, to be voted on in two weeks, drew strong opposition at (More)

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  • Three young men fall from cliff in Stephens Lake Park

    Posted 6:51 PM 10/23/2014 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Two young men are in University Hospital this evening after falling from a cliff. A third man fell, but he was not taken to the hospital. 

    The cliff near Stephens Lake Park  is about 18 feet high, and the two 19-year-olds were sent to the hospital in ambulances with (More)

  • California player wears pink socks for deceased mother

    Posted 5:17 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    MONITEAU - When the calendar pages flip to October, the colors you normally think of are red, brown, and orange.

    But Breast Cancer Awareness Month has brought a new color to that palette: pink.

    "Everyone has somebody in the family that's been touched by cancer in some way," (More)

  • Environmentalist groups fight nuclear power plant licensing

    Environmentalist groups fight nuclear power plant licensing

    Posted 5:30 PM 10/14/2014 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 News

    FULTON - Clean energy organizations around the U.S., including one from Missouri, filed a new petition to challenge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ability to issue new reactor licenses and license renewals.

    The 17 groups argue that the NRC has not fully addressed the issues what (More)

  • MU program awarded six grants totaling about $600,000

    Posted 1:12 PM 10/23/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded six grants totaling about $600,000.

    The grants help launch biomedical research projects from laboratory study to health care innovations. The six research teams each include a faculty member from the (More)

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  • 114-mile high-speed chase ends with arrest of Columbia man

    114-mile high-speed chase ends with arrest of Columbia man

    Posted 4:40 PM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Columbia man accused of leading law enforcement on a 114-mile high-speed chase in northwest Missouri is jailed in Jackson County on numerous charges.

    Prosecutors on Thursday charged 32-year-old Donald Buckner with robbery, armed criminal action and resisting a lawful (More)

  • Columbia schools revisiting policy to arm safety officers

    Posted 12:14 PM 10/23/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A revamped policy proposal could change the way Columbia public schools are protected.

    The policy would allow two CPS district employees in the safety and security department to carry firearms.

    CPS spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said if the proposal is passed, the (More)

  • Columbia downtown council makes infrastructure recommendations

    Posted 3:38 PM 10/23/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After nine months in the making, the Downtown Leadership Council (DLC) will be presenting recommendations to the Columbia City Council about infrastructure improvements.

    Chair (More)

  • MU study shows skin care products increase BPA absorption

    Posted 3:20 PM 10/23/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU study shows BPA from thermal paper cash receipts can be absorbed into the body much faster if skin care products are on the hands before handling the receipt.

    Skin care products such as lotion, soap, and hand sanitizer speed up the absorption rate on BPA into the (More)

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