• Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Flags to be lowered for Missouri fire chief

    Posted 4:20 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ALTON (AP) - Flags on public buildings in a southern Missouri county will be lowered to honor a volunteer fire chief who was killed in the line of duty.

    Gov. Jay Nixon has ordered the Missouri and American flags to be flown at half-staff on state buildings in Oregon County on Friday, when (More)

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  • Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Police: Missouri suspect captured after chase

    Posted 4:13 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City authorities have arrested an armed robbery suspect after a 100 mph car chase that ended when the suspect's vehicle caught on fire.

    City police say the chase started Wednesday night after a person reported an armed robbery in a convenience store parking lot. (More)

  • Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series

    Posted 1:54 AM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Salvador Perez shouted at Hunter Strickland, who shouted right back. The Kansas City Royals streamed from their dugout, the San Francisco Giants from their own. And for a tense moment in the sixth inning Wednesday night, Kauffman Stadium was consumed by chaos.

    The one (More)

  • Glasgow court clerk accused of forgery and theft

    Glasgow court clerk accused of forgery and theft

    Posted 9:54 PM 10/22/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    GLASGOW - The Glasgow Police Department issued an arrest warrant for court clerk Julie Strodtman on October 20. 

    Strodtman is accused of felony theft/stealing as well as felony forgery. The value of the stolen property is listed as at least $500 but less than $25,000. 

    Police have confirmed to KOMU 8 that Strodtman's lawyer brought her to the jail today where she turned herself in to authorities, but she has since bailed herself out. 

  • Police: Shots fired at car with 3-year-old inside

    Posted 9:26 PM 10/22/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Jefferson City - Jefferson City Police arrested a man Wednesday for allegedly firing a gun at several people in a car, including a 3-year-old child.

    Police arrested 23-year-old Danial Lowe minutes after the incident.

    According to police, the incident started during a sale of a cell (More)

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  • Road debate continues in Callaway County neighborhood

    Posted 8:03 PM 10/22/2014 by Julia Avery, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The residents of Hunters Creek in Holts Summit said they have been working to get their roads improved for more than two years, but the roads are still in disrepair.

    After the president of the Hunters Creek Home Owners Association wrote an opinion column, the Callaway (More)

  • Columbia Schools consider arming employees for a third time

    Columbia Schools consider arming employees for a third time

    Posted 7:48 PM 10/22/2014 by Lihua Yu, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A school committee will present a policy to the Columbia Board of Education which would allow employees of the Columbia School District to carry firearms in schools.

    The policy addresses whether the superintendent should have the authority to allow the director of safety and (More)

  • Reward at $12,000 in killing of Kansas City girl

    Reward at $12,000 in killing of Kansas City girl

    Posted 7:19 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The reward for information about suspects in a drive-by shooting that killed a 6-year-old Kansas City girl is now up to $12,000.

    Angel Hooper died Friday night when shots were fired into the parking lot of a 7-Eleven where the girl and her father had just bought (More)

  • Abandoned homes to be demolished in mid-Missouri

    Posted 2:07 PM 10/22/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Empty dump trucks filed into a trash-filled backyard of a crumbling and condemned Bond Street home on Wednesday.

    The dilapidated, run-down and abandoned home located at 805 Bond Street will soon be gone.

    It is one of 12 homes in the Moberly community that will be (More)

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  • Mid-Missourians prepare for potential ebola outbreak

    Posted 5:07 PM 10/22/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Ebola training and preparation in Mid-Missouri was discussed in a forum Wednesday.

    Deputy Director of Public Safety Andrea Spillars said Missouri hospitals have added training for vigilant screening and treatment practices to test for ebola.

    Other than the general (More)

  • Break Time robbery suspect connected to several other robberies

    Break Time robbery suspect connected to several other robberies

    Posted 1:24 PM 10/22/2014 by Ben Wilson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia man arrested Wednesday in connection with the May 17 robbery of a Boonville Break Time has been linked to several other robberies in the Columbia area.

    Columbia Police confirmed 24-year-old Joshua Harrington had been arrested and released on bond in September for (More)

  • Route 50 bridge at one lane after truck accident

    Route 50 bridge at one lane after truck accident

    Posted 4:49 PM 10/22/2014 by Michael Doudna, KOMU 8 Reporter

    Cole County - Traffic backed up around a mile eastbound on Route 50 Wednesday morning. Because of an accident, an eastbound passing lane at the bridge over Big Horn Drive is closed for at least the next two months.

    A truck hauling a loader on Big Horn Drive hit the bridge late Tuesday (More)

  • Missouri Republicans call for Ebola travel ban

    Missouri Republicans call for Ebola travel ban

    Posted 4:45 PM 10/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Some Missouri lawmakers are concerned the state isn't doing enough to prevent an Ebola outbreak.

    At a hearing with state health officials Wednesday, Republican senators questioned whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle the deadly (More)

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