• St. Louis gives preference to veterans on city jobs

    St. Louis gives preference to veterans on city jobs

    Posted 5:07 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Veterans will get preferential treatment when applying for jobs with the city of St. Louis, now that Mayor Francis Slay has signed a bill into law.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the mayor on Monday signed the (More)

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  • St. Louis County police official accused of felony theft

    St. Louis County police official accused of felony theft

    Posted 4:29 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A St. Louis County police lieutenant is suspended without pay after being accused of felony stealing after investigators say he did security work during his shifts with the county.

    County police said 44-year-old Norman Campbell of Florissant is a 20-year veteran of the (More)

  • Woman gets 7 years for trying to grab Missouri officer's gun

    Woman gets 7 years for trying to grab Missouri officer's gun

    Posted 4:26 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A St. Louis-area woman who tried to disarm a police officer trying to arrest her has been ordered to spend seven years in prison for resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported (More)

  • Man dies in house fire in southwestern Missouri

    Man dies in house fire in southwestern Missouri

    Posted 4:22 AM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Southwestern Missouri authorities said a man has died in a house fire.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports the man's identity hasn't been released.

    The Springfield Fire Department said crews responded (More)

  • Columbia City Council withdraws proposed plastic bag ban

    Posted 10:54 PM 3/2/2015 by Site Ma, Nick Komisar KOMU 8 Reporters

    Columbia - Local retailers and consumers in Columbia still have a choice how they take their groceries home.

    The Columbia City Council planned to vote on a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags Monday night, but they decided to withdraw the ordinance. Columbia City Council decided to (More)

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  • Ferguson panel challenges St. Louis to "face its reality"

    Ferguson panel challenges St. Louis to "face its reality"

    Posted 10:05 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The 16-member Ferguson Commission has determined that the St. Louis region "must face its reality in order to thrive" following widespread community unrest in response to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.

    The commission outlined its preliminary findings Monday (More)

  • Community, lawmakers speak against proposed Ft. Leonard Wood cuts

    Posted 9:35 PM 3/2/2015 by Hannah Saulic, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - On Monday, Missouri lawmakers and community members came together to present their case against proposed job cuts at Fort Leonard Wood. Due to federal budget cuts, the Army has proposed possible job cuts at 30 different installations around the country, including (More)

  • Kansas man accused in Missouri in man's beating death

    Kansas man accused in Missouri in man's beating death

    Posted 6:42 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A northeastern Kansas man is charged in Missouri in the beating death of a man whose body was found below a cliff.

    St. Joseph News-Press reports that 50-year-old Timothy Osborne of Atchison, Kansas, was charged Monday (More)

  • Missouri lawmaker seeks clean politics after auditor's death

    Missouri lawmaker seeks clean politics after auditor's death

    Posted 5:32 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri state senator is challenging colleagues to clean up their campaign tactics following the death of Auditor Tom Schweich in an apparent suicide.

    Republican state Sen. Mike Parson took to the Senate floor Monday to denounce a political environment in (More)

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  • Neighborhood in Saturday triple-shooting has history of crime

    Posted 1:48 PM 3/2/2015 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY -  The neighborhood where Saturday night's triple-shooting occurred has a history of crime, according to law enforcement.

    Boone County Detective Tom O'Sullivan said the department is frequently getting calls to the New Haven Meadows subdivision, where a gunman killed two (More)

  • Boone County Fire evaluating responses after record year

    Boone County Fire evaluating responses after record year

    Posted 3:45 PM 3/2/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY -  The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to a record number of calls in 2014. District officials said Monday, it's time to reevaluate its operations to keep with the increased demand.

    "As a volunteer agency we've got some stations that are running more calls (More)

  • Ferguson Commission to unveil social data

    Ferguson Commission to unveil social data

    Posted 3:43 PM 3/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Members of the Ferguson Commission are expected to provide an update on what commissioners have learned in the first 100 days of operation.

    The meeting is Monday night at the Missouri History Museum. The commission is expected to discuss data on social and economic (More)

  • Kansas City schools, ACLU settle suit over Ferguson protests

    Kansas City schools, ACLU settle suit over Ferguson protests

    Posted 3:05 PM 3/2/2015 by Jim Suhr, The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City's school district has settled a lawsuit over its punishment of students who during a speech last year by Missouri's governor protested the deadly Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown.

    The district says it isn't required to compensate any of the affected (More)

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