• Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs

    Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs

    Posted 7:19 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    HERMANN (AP) - The city of Hermann is suing state utility groups over the costs of electricity from a southern Illinois coal plant.

    Mayor Tom Shabel said the costs are much higher than promised when the Prairie State Energy Campus was marketed to smaller towns across the Midwest. He said (More)

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  • Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months

    Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months

    Posted 6:20 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.

    The company announced the buyouts Monday for eligible employees in its product development and creation business.

    President David Hall said the company is looking for ways to (More)

  • Missouri House panel ponders police shooting absence policy

    Missouri House panel ponders police shooting absence policy

    Posted 6:16 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Supporters said a proposal to require unpaid leave for an officer during investigations of some police-involved fatal shootings would help restore trust after the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Ferguson.

    A House committee heard support for a measure Monday that (More)

  • 2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting near downtown St. Louis

    2 killed, 1 hurt in shooting near downtown St. Louis

    Posted 4:49 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police said a 9-year-old girl survived a shooting that killed her mother and a man near downtown St. Louis.

    Authorities are investigating after the victims' car was shot at while traveling on a street Monday night. The assailants fired from their vehicle into the victims' (More)

  • Police announce 2 arrests in St. Louis train attack

    Police announce 2 arrests in St. Louis train attack

    Posted 4:45 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police have announced two arrests in the attack of a light rail passenger in St. Louis after he was asked about what he thought of the "Mike Brown situation."

    Authorities said a third person believed to have been involved in the attack is in custody and cooperating with (More)

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  • Man accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond

    Man accused in Ferguson police shooting to seek lower bond

    Posted 4:40 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - The attorney for a man accused of shooting two police officers during a Ferguson demonstration said he'll seek a lower bond for his client.

    Twenty-year-old Jeffrey Williams is scheduled for a St. Louis County court appearance Tuesday on charges of felony assault, armed (More)

  • Students to travel to Jefferson City for International Education Day

    Posted 2:22 AM 3/31/2015 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY -The Study Missouri Consortium will host hundreds of international and study abroad students and advisers in Jefferson City for International Education Day Tuesday. More than 300 students and their advisers from colleges in Missouri will attend the event.

    International (More)

  • Missouri prescription drug database earns initial approval

    Missouri prescription drug database earns initial approval

    Posted 11:23 PM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri senators have given initial approval to a proposed prescription drug database, despite concerns that it could jeopardize personal information.

    In a voice vote, senators on Monday advanced the measure, which has failed to pass the Legislature for years.

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  • Missouri House panel questions privacy in body camera bill

    Missouri House panel questions privacy in body camera bill

    Posted 9:18 PM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Democratic proposal made in response to the fatal police shooting in Ferguson that would require mandatory body cameras for Missouri police is facing a Republican roadblock.

    GOP House committee members questioned funding mechanisms and privacy protections during a (More)

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  • Jones Hall demolition brings back memories for former residents

    Posted 7:29 PM 3/30/2015 by Jasmine Lee and Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The skyline at MU will soon look dramatically different.

    Construction crews started demolition of Jones Residence Hall on Monday as part of a $71 million renovation plan.

    The Dobbs Replacement Project will also include two new residence halls and a dining hall.

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  • Missouri House endorses limits on state spending increases

    Missouri House endorses limits on state spending increases

    Posted 7:24 PM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House is moving forward with a measure that would limit growth in the state's spending based on increases in population and inflation.

    House members gave initial approval Monday to a constitutional amendment that would require a reduction in state income (More)

  • Osage County R-II breaks ground on new elementary school

    Posted 7:12 PM 3/30/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE COUNTY - Out with the old, in with the new.

    Osage County R-II School District broke ground on a new elementary school Monday to replace the current Linn Elementary.

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  • Dry, dead vegetation causing fires

    Dry, dead vegetation causing fires

    Posted 6:57 PM 3/30/2015 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Grass fires are prevalent this time of year due to a lack of water in plants and grass. At least four such fires were reported in Boone County yesterday due to dry, windy conditions around mid-Missouri.

    Fire crews responded to one controlled burn that got out of control and (More)

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