• Missouri truck driver convicted of sex trafficking

    Missouri truck driver convicted of sex trafficking

    Posted 2:19 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A northwest Missouri commercial truck driver has been convicted of transporting a minor across state lines for prostitution.

    The U.S. attorney's office says 55-year-old Tony Eugene Wardlow, of St. Joseph, was found guilty Wednesday. The self-employed driver was (More)

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  • Golfing can be winter sport when it's not snowing

    Golfing can be winter sport when it's not snowing

    Posted 12:08 PM 12/18/2014 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The first significant snow of the year fell Thursday, but just five days earlier, Columbia had sunny skies and highs in the sixties.

    The occasional bursts of warm weather has kept some golfers out on the course into December this year.

    Country Club of Missouri's assistant (More)

  • Missouri town gives rides home to drunk drivers

    Missouri town gives rides home to drunk drivers

    Posted 12:59 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    COTTLEVILLE (AP) - A suburban St. Louis police chief says a policy that allows officers to give suspected drunk drivers rides home is a community policing strategy designed to build citizen trust.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the three-year-old city policy has been an informal (More)

  • Anheuser-Busch subsidiary expanding in Arnold

    Anheuser-Busch subsidiary expanding in Arnold

    Posted 12:52 PM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ARNOLD (AP) - Anheuser-Busch will spend $150 million to expand the facility for its subsidiary, Metal Container Corp., in the St. Louis suburb of Arnold, creating about 70 new jobs and doubling the brewer's aluminum bottle capacity in the United States.

    Plans for the expansion were (More)

  • Homeless teen receives full Stephens College scholarship on Today

    Homeless teen receives full Stephens College scholarship on Today

    Posted 12:15 PM 12/18/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A homeless eighth-grader is getting the chance to become a college grad after she received a full scholarship Thursday to Stephens College on the Today Show.

    Dominique Victor is 14 years old and lives with her mother in a New York homeless shelter. 

    Today show anchor (More)

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  • Ferguson-Florissant district faces lawsuit

    Ferguson-Florissant district faces lawsuit

    Posted 11:52 AM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - One of the school districts for students from Ferguson is facing a lawsuit alleging school board elections discriminate against black residents.

    The American Civil Liberties Union and the NAACP announced the suit Thursday against the Ferguson-Florissant School District. It (More)

  • State sues 13 St. Louis County municipal courts

    State sues 13 St. Louis County municipal courts

    Posted 11:21 AM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The state is suing 13 St. Louis County municipal courts over what it calls fiscal failures.

    The state says the cities of Beverly Hills, Breckenridge Hills, Pagedale, Pasadena Park and Upland Park didn't file required annual financial reports to ensure they didn't exceed a (More)

  • Snow preparation pays off for Columbia

    Snow preparation pays off for Columbia

    Posted 10:49 AM 12/18/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works began preparations on Monday for the predicted snow that fell Thursday.

    Columbia Public Works Public Information Specialist Steven Sapp said the department has been paying close attention to the weather and have been keeping tabs on the current (More)

  • Banks safety an issue this holiday season

    Banks safety an issue this holiday season

    Posted 10:19 AM 12/18/2014 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With recent bank robberies at numerous locations throughout the Columbia area, some might be concerned with bank security this holiday season.

    The most recent robbery took place Monday, December 15, at Boone County National Bank at the 1916 Paris Road branch. This was the sixth (More)

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  • Couple charged in infant's death

    Couple charged in infant's death

    Posted 10:10 AM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS (AP) - An eastern Missouri husband and wife are facing charges for the death of a 3-month-old foster child.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reports that 23-year-old Tyler Finley and his 22-year-old wife, Olivia Finley, of rural Park Hills are charged with child abuse (More)

  • Fire blamed for St. Louis power outages

    Fire blamed for St. Louis power outages

    Posted 10:08 AM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A fire is blamed for a power outage that left thousands of St. Louis residents without electricity on a cold night.

    The underground fire broke out Wednesday in north St. Louis, due to an electrical equipment malfunction. The fire is out and crews are working to make (More)

  • Engine failure blamed for Boonville plane crash

    Engine failure blamed for Boonville plane crash

    Posted 10:03 AM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    BOONVILLE (AP) - A preliminary report says engine failure caused a small plane crash in central Missouri that killed a man from Kansas.

    The National Transportation Safety Board's report does not suggest what might have caused the engine to fail when a plane went down Nov. 30 near a (More)

  • St. Louis budget plan would add officers

    St. Louis budget plan would add officers

    Posted 9:56 AM 12/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis city officials are proposing to spend $9.4 million to put more police officers on the street, hoping to stem a tide of rising violence in the city.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that city officials want to add 160 officers over the next two years. Officials (More)

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