• Council member accused of using city email for political purposes

    Council member accused of using city email for political purposes

    Posted 2:33 PM 8/3/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia Councilman could have violated a Missouri Revised Statute for a second time.  

    Fourth Ward Councilman, Ian Thomas sent out an email from his government issued email account encouraging (More)

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  • Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium bonds

    Judge: St. Louis residents don't need vote on stadium bonds

    Posted 1:49 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The effort to build a new football stadium in St. Louis got a big boost Monday when a judge ruled that approval from city voters is not necessary to use bond proceeds for the project.

    St. Louis Circuit Judge Tomas Frawley's ruling voided a city ordinance requiring voter (More)

  • Reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle lawsuits

    Reporters arrested during Ferguson protests settle lawsuits

    Posted 1:36 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Two journalists arrested last year during Ferguson police shooting protests have reached settlements in lawsuits against St. Louis County.

    The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed two federal lawsuits on behalf of the journalists, who were arrested while (More)

  • July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

    July survey suggests economic slowdown ahead for Midwest

    Posted 1:18 PM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Slumping numbers in a July survey suggest there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Monday.

    The overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index dropped to 50.6 in July from (More)

  • Weekly Wellness: What the heck is a Kettlebell?

    Posted 12:01 PM 8/3/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - They are Russian. They were developed in the 1700s. They were originally created for weighing crops. The Soviet army used them as part of their physical training in the 20th century. They have been used for competition and sports throughout Russia and Europe since the 1940s.

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  • Northwest Missouri firefighter dies in skydiving accident

    Northwest Missouri firefighter dies in skydiving accident

    Posted 11:58 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    TRENTON (AP) - A northwest Missouri community was mourning Monday after the loss of a veteran firefighter in a skydiving accident.

    Authorities said Lt. Eric Lorenz, a firefighter for more than a decade in Trenton, died Saturday when his parachute malfunctioned while he was skydiving near (More)

  • Rescuers use drone to search for missing Boone County man

    Rescuers use drone to search for missing Boone County man

    Posted 11:26 AM 8/3/2015 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Fire Protection District used a drone Monday to assist in the search for a Boone County swimmer missing since Saturday.

    The Boone County Sheriff's Department identified (More)

  • Mega Millions ticket sold in Missouri worth $25 million

    Mega Millions ticket sold in Missouri worth $25 million

    Posted 11:18 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Officials with the Missouri Lottery said someone was holding a Mega Millions ticket Monday sold in Missouri that is worth $25 million.

    The Lottery said Monday the ticket from the July 31 drawing was the first Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Missouri. The winning (More)

  • Attorney says police justified in Columbia parking garage killing

    Attorney says police justified in Columbia parking garage killing

    Posted 9:47 AM 8/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONVILLE - The special prosecutor assigned to investigate the deadly shooting of an armed robbery suspect in a Columbia parking garage said Monday the officers who killed the man were justified in pulling their triggers.

    Douglas Abele, the Cooper County prosecuting attorney, said charges (More)

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  • Washington University program seeks to grow young scientists

    Washington University program seeks to grow young scientists

    Posted 9:44 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Seventeen high school students have spent the past eight weeks working alongside mentors at Washington University's medical campus, part of a program designed to attract more young women and minorities to science disciplines at colleges and universities.

    The St. Louis (More)

  • Man who died in WWII to get Bronze Star

    Man who died in WWII to get Bronze Star

    Posted 9:23 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis-area soldier killed in action during World War II would finally get his Bronze Star Medal Monday, thanks to the perseverance of the daughter born two months after his death.

    Technical Sgt. Walter Wojcik was killed in action on July 7, 1944, in Normandy, France. (More)

  • Elementary school teachers hold unconventional conference

    Posted 5:58 PM 8/2/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - An unconventional conference geared toward mid-Missouri elementary school teachers will take place Monday morning. 

    The event, ElemEdCamp, has teachers putting away PowerPoint presentations. There will not be a speaker at the front of the room. Instead, all of the (More)

  • Billboard sitter comes down after near murder-free week

    Billboard sitter comes down after near murder-free week

    Posted 8:09 AM 8/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man sitting atop a St. Louis billboard has come down, even though the city never made it a full week without a homicide.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 50-year-old Daniel "Boone" Fuller vowed last month that he would (More)

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