• Deputies investigate body found in northwest Missouri river

    Deputies investigate body found in northwest Missouri river

    Posted 8:07 PM 4/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    EASTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of a man found in a river in northwest Missouri as a homicide.

    Buchanan County Sheriff Mike Strong says the body of 28-year-old Richard James Berry was found in the Third Fork River shortly before midnight Saturday. The St. Joseph (More)

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  • Columbia Mosque opens doors to public

    Columbia Mosque opens doors to public

    Posted 5:20 PM 4/26/2015 by Emma Rechenberg, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Islamic Center of Central Missouri opened its doors to the public this Sunday from 11 am-6 pm. Located in downtown Columbia, visitors were given tours of the mosque, viewed traditional prayer services and attended presentations about Islam.

    These presentations included Islam (More)

  • Man shot in Columbia neighborhood

    Man shot in Columbia neighborhood

    Posted 6:40 PM 4/26/2015 by Steven Anthony, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - An 18-year-old man was shot Sunday afternoon at Grand and Forest Avenue in Columbia. 

    Brian Tate of the Columbia Police Department told KOMU 8 News the victim was shot in the upper abdomen and transported to an area hospital. The victim's condition is unknown at this (More)

  • 19-year-old mother indicted in child's death

    19-year-old mother indicted in child's death

    Posted 3:34 PM 4/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 19-year-old woman has been charged with killing her 1-year-old daughter.

    The Jackson County prosecutor's office says grand jurors have indicted Donniesha Lasha Lee on charges of second-degree murder and child abuse.

    Court records say the girl was rushed to (More)

  • Second-degree murder charges filed in Kansas City stabbing

    Second-degree murder charges filed in Kansas City stabbing

    Posted 3:30 PM 4/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been charged in a fatal stabbing outside a Kansas City apartment complex.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Ernil E. Roberts was charged Saturday with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 21-year-old Deshon Hawkins. (More)

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  • Missouri jury convicts man in fatal shooting of son

    Missouri jury convicts man in fatal shooting of son

    Posted 3:17 PM 4/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    BLOOMFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri man has been convicted of manslaughter in the death of his son while high on synthetic drugs.

    The Daily American Republic reports that a Stoddard County jury returned the guilty verdict Thursday in the case against 43-year-old Charles Goforth of (More)

  • Deputies investigate body found in northwest Missouri river

    Deputies investigate body found in northwest Missouri river

    Posted 3:11 PM 4/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    EASTON (AP) - Authorities are investigating after a male body was found in a river in northwest Missouri.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that deputies from the Buchanan County Sheriff's Department were called Saturday night to the Third Fork River bridge near Easton. Authorities said a (More)

  • Analysis: Missouri lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals

    Analysis: Missouri lawmakers opt for privacy in budget deals

    Posted 3:04 PM 4/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Private negotiations over Missouri's proposed $26 billion spending plan for next fiscal year are raising questions about transparency in lawmakers' decisions.

    The Legislature on Thursday passed next year's budget after a compromise was reached during closed-doors (More)

  • 5k seeks to end lack of brain cancer research funding

    5k seeks to end lack of brain cancer research funding

    Posted 1:13 PM 4/26/2015 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Matt Anthony, Chairman of the Head for the Cure Foundation honored his brother who died of brain cancer 12 years ago with a 5K event to raise money for brain cancer research. 

    According to the (More)

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  • Visual history of Columbia captured by student

    Visual history of Columbia captured by student

    Posted 9:07 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - A University of Missouri-Columbia photojournalism student has recreated a well-known series of photos from 1949.

    Student Jillian Vondy was inspired by the original Missouri Photo Workshop and spent a semester re-shooting the images that (More)

  • More grandparents are raising grandchildren

    Posted 6:55 PM 4/25/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Amy Hoffman-Orman helped raise her grandson. According to the latest U.S. Census, there are 100,000 children in the state of Missouri being raised by their grandparents or other family members instead of their parents. 

    Hoffman-Orman said it wasn't always easy. 

    (More)
  • 8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

    8 high school boys suspended for nude photos on cellphones

    Posted 6:06 PM 4/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) - Eight suburban Kansas City boys have been suspended from school because of nude pictures of female schoolmates found on their cellphones.

    WDAF-TV reports the Liberty High School boys who received the pictures got suspensions ranging (More)

  • Bill on doctor licensing raises concerns about medical health

    Posted 4:36 PM 4/25/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 News

    JEFFERSON CITY - A new bill could increase the number of doctors in Missouri. However, some feel that the bill could put their medical health at risk.

    The Missouri House approved a bill Thursday that would (More)

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