• Missouri town's water bills lost in the mail

    Missouri town's water bills lost in the mail

    Posted 8:41 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    DESLOGE (AP) - Residents of one small southeast Missouri town can be excused if they haven't paid their water bills - the bills are all lost in the mail.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri reports that Desloge officials delivered water bills to the local post office on (More)

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  • 2 dead after fire sweeps through a St. Joseph home

    2 dead after fire sweeps through a St. Joseph home

    Posted 8:38 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after a fire swept through a St. Joseph home.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the fire was reported Thursday morning. Battalion Chief Paris Jenkins says heavy smoke was come from the home and that the basement was blazing when (More)

  • MoDOT urging drivers to report pothole problems

    MoDOT urging drivers to report pothole problems

    Posted 8:31 AM 3/6/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - As spring approaches to thaw the ice of winter, Missouri highways can begin to reveal that there are more than a few cracks in the pavement.

    The Missouri Department of Transportation is asking residents to keep an eye out for potholes on state-maintained highways in (More)

  • Mid-Missouri examines worldwide mobile innovation

    Posted 6:57 AM 3/6/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Mobile World Congress is the largest gathering of mobile innovators in the world. It takes place in Barcelona, Spain, and this year, it hosted nearly 100,000 people from 200 countries.

    The U.S. continues to innovate with mobile devices, but behind the rest of the world. (More)

  • Man, woman die in head-on crash in southwest Missouri

    Man, woman die in head-on crash in southwest Missouri

    Posted 6:56 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    NOEL (AP) - Two people have died in a head-on crash in southwest Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened just before 11 a.m. Thursday when a pickup truck collided with a car at a curve on Missouri 59 in McDonald County. The victims were identified as the car's (More)

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  • Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated

    Obama: Racial bias in Ferguson police dept not isolated

    Posted 6:28 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the type of racial discrimination in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department is not isolated.

    Obama says he doesn't think the bias found in Ferguson is typical of what happens in law enforcement across the country.

    But he says there (More)

  • Attorney General stops online payday lenders in Missouri

    Attorney General stops online payday lenders in Missouri

    Posted 6:19 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Eight online payday lenders operated by one man from a South Dakota reservation will repay Missouri consumers who were charged excess fees under the terms of a settlement.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster's office announced Thursday that online payday lenders (More)

  • Kansas City police investigating after toddler's death

    Kansas City police investigating after toddler's death

    Posted 5:26 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police are investigating after a 2-year-old girl was found dead from burn-related injuries at an apartment.

    Officers say they got involved after an ambulance was dispatched to the residence Thursday afternoon. They found the girl already dead, and a (More)

  • Homeowners group grants playhouse for young girl with cancer

    Homeowners group grants playhouse for young girl with cancer

    Posted 5:23 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A young girl with leukemia who asked for a playhouse in her backyard, but was denied after a homeowners association blocked it, will get her wish after all.

    The homeowners group met Thursday to reconsider a "barn-style" playhouse proposal it had turned down for not (More)

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  • Hazelwood woman pleads guilty to fatally hitting pedestrian

    Hazelwood woman pleads guilty to fatally hitting pedestrian

    Posted 5:19 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 30-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter after fatally striking a pedestrian with her vehicle in University City.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Heather Reid of Hazelwood admitted to driving while intoxicated when she struck 73-year-old (More)

  • Woman gets suspended sentence in death of infant son

    Woman gets suspended sentence in death of infant son

    Posted 4:36 AM 3/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman has been given a suspended sentence in the death of her infant son.

    Ten-month-old Amauri House died in May, suffocating in a bedroom while his mother, 25-year-old Jordan Danielle Glenn of Wentzville, drank and took drugs in another room.

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  • Meat processors meet to discuss changes that could impact prices

    Posted 2:09 AM 3/6/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Meat lovers are uniting in Columbia this weekend to discuss their favorite topic. 

    The Missouri Association of Meat Processors is holding its 76th annual convention and trade show beginning Friday morning. 

    Bill Crane, owner of Crane's Meat Processing in Ashland (More)

  • Street vendors profit from True/False weekend

    Street vendors profit from True/False weekend

    Posted 9:13 PM 3/5/2015 by Lindsay Gloor, Ginger Hervey, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA — Filmgoers in pea coats and slouchy beanies bustled down Broadway on Thursday, March 5, as the first day of True/False Film Fest filled downtown Columbia with cars and new faces.

    These people had plenty of options when it comes to entertainment and eateries, not only in (More)

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