• Missouri executes man for girl's 1989 killing

    Missouri executes man for girl's 1989 killing

    Posted 8:23 PM 9/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - The latest on the scheduled execution of Missouri inmate Roderick Nunley, who was convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 (all times local):

    9:09 p.m.

    A man who spent nearly 25 years on Missouri's death row has been executed (More)

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  • BBB advises people to take precaution after Ashley Madison breach

    Posted 7:49 PM 9/1/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Missouri's Better Business Bureau branches are advising consumers to be careful about what information they post and give to companies online, after the nationwide data breach on the cheating website, Ashley Madison.

    "A St. Louis County woman recently sued the website for (More)

  • Kansas City police say man's death is homicide

    Kansas City police say man's death is homicide

    Posted 7:18 PM 9/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police say the death of a 61-year-old man whose body was found in a burning home has been ruled a homicide.

    The Kansas City Star reports fire crews responding to the residential fire on Aug. 23 found the body of William P. Simmons.

    Authorities have not said how he died.

    No arrests have been made. Investigators are looking for a black 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe, Limited Sport that could be connected to the case.

  • Avian flu blamed for turkey shortage at local grocery store

    Posted 6:42 PM 9/1/2015 by Emma Henderson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Schnucks grocery store is currently facing a shortage of turkey because of the avian flu.

    Its corporate office claims that it's an industry-wide problem, but no other grocery stores that KOMU 8 News has contacted are having similar issues.

    Schnucks didn't elaborate any (More)

  • Online grocery shopping on the rise in mid-Missouri

    Posted 6:40 PM 9/1/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Customers in Columbia now have another option when grocery shopping.

    Hy-Vee recently launched Aisles Online in Columbia, a portal for online grocery shopping.

    Doug Mezger, store director of the Conley Road Hy-Vee, said profits have increased week by week since the (More)

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  • Southeast Missouri man wins half of $1.1 million jackpot

    Southeast Missouri man wins half of $1.1 million jackpot

    Posted 6:27 PM 9/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAMPBELL (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has claimed half the prize in a $1.1 million Missouri Lottery jackpot.

    Missouri Lottery officials say two winning tickets were sold for the Aug. 15 Missouri Lotto drawing, so each winner gets half the amount.

    A Bonne Terre man previously (More)

  • Woman pleads guilty to having 165 grams of meth, illegal gun

    Woman pleads guilty to having 165 grams of meth, illegal gun

    Posted 6:04 PM 9/1/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to having meth and illegally having a gun.

    United States Attorney Tammy Dickinson said 39-year-old Sangria Dawn Mueller from Linn pleaded guilty, admitting she had meth in Osage County on Feb. 20, 2014, with the intent to distribute it.

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  • Columbia police identify suspect in double shooting

    Columbia police identify suspect in double shooting

    Posted 5:41 PM 9/1/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Tuesday it has identified a suspect in a double shooting from over the weekend.

    CPD said the Boone County Court issued a warrant Tuesday for (More)

  • Chillicothe man faces 17 counts of child abuse

    Chillicothe man faces 17 counts of child abuse

    Posted 5:17 PM 9/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A northern Missouri man faces several charges accusing him of sexually abusing a child.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that charges filed Monday against 36-year-old Adam Woodworth of Chillicothe include first-degree (More)

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  • Parenting course offers strategies for disciplining children

    Parenting course offers strategies for disciplining children

    Posted 4:20 PM 9/1/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Two mid-Missouri couples have been arrested on suspicion of child abuse within the last 24 hours. The arrests prompted community resources to remind parents of parenting support resources.

    Carthage police arrested a couple Monday in connection to the death of a 2-year-old girl. (More)

  • Missouri court throws out dispute over Ferguson prosecution

    Missouri court throws out dispute over Ferguson prosecution

    Posted 4:18 PM 9/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri appeals panel has dismissed a man's case arguing that a lower court wrongly threw out his affidavit claiming Ferguson officer Darren Wilson assaulted Michael Brown before fatally shooting him.

    The Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District dismissed Cleve (More)

  • Local Catholics react to pope's new stance forgiving abortion

    Posted 2:48 PM 9/1/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Reporter and The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - Local priests and pastors said the pope's new stance on abortion announced Tuesday remind people of the need to forgive and not punish.

    Pope Francis (More)

  • MU professor designs app to help high schoolers learn physics

    Posted 3:31 PM 9/1/2015 by Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU professors designed a new app that is now available to high school physics teachers and students.

    Meera Chandrasekhar and her team designed "Exploring Physics" over the last six years. The app has two sections, one for students and one for teachers. The student section of the (More)

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