• Gerbes parent company Kroger recalls spices for salmonella

    Gerbes parent company Kroger recalls spices for salmonella

    Posted 9:48 AM 7/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Kroger, the company that owns the Gerbes grocery store chain, said four spices were recalled for possible salmonella contamination.

    The company said its Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds might have been (More)

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  • Two killed after car jumps curb in Springfield

    Two killed after car jumps curb in Springfield

    Posted 9:15 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police said two people were dead Wednesday after a two-vehicle crash.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports the accident occurred during the evening rush hour Tuesday when one vehicle jumped a curb and hit an SUV waiting at a light. Both cars then crashed into (More)

  • Columbia police investigating shots fired near Bodie Drive

    Columbia police investigating shots fired near Bodie Drive

    Posted 8:53 AM 7/29/2015 by Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Officers were investigating after they said shots were fired near Bodie Drive and Currituck Lane just after midnight Wednesday morning.

    The Columbia Police Department said officers were sent to the area and found three vehicles were hit. Officers said multiple shell casings were (More)

  • New details released in Jefferson City Hy-Vee shooting

    New details released in Jefferson City Hy-Vee shooting

    Posted 8:58 AM 7/28/2015 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    JEFFERSON CITY- (Story updated 1:40 p.m. Wednesday) Court documents offer new details of Monday's shooting at the Hy-Vee on Truman Boulevard in Jefferson City.

    A probable cause statement quotes Ciara Kennell, 22, as telling police she was in a drug deal with two other women (More)

  • Weapons unaccounted for at Missouri sheriff's department

    Weapons unaccounted for at Missouri sheriff's department

    Posted 8:42 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    OZARK (AP) - A report from the Christian County Sheriff's Department said federal authorities were working with the department to determine why some of the department's fully automatic weapons were unaccounted for.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports interim Sheriff Dwight McNiel said in a (More)

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  • Body found in southeast Missouri flood waters identified

    Body found in southeast Missouri flood waters identified

    Posted 8:11 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - Authorities in Pemiscot County identified the body of a woman found in flood waters.

    The Kennett Daily Dunklin Democrat reported that the victim was 59-year-old Diane McDaniel of Caruthersville. Sheriff Tommy Greenwell said McDaniel's death was apparently an (More)

  • Missouri weather "ideal conditions" for fishing

    Posted 7:40 AM 7/29/2015 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - According to the Missouri Department of Conservation, all the flooding in Missouri this summer makes for ideal fishing. 

    When bodies of water flood, it expands a fish's habitat and therefore creates more places for it to eat.  Well fed fish then go on to breed and make (More)

  • Callaway and Cole County fairs thrive despite heat and rain

    Posted 3:52 PM 7/28/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The 90-degree weather isn't keeping people away from the local fairs.

    The Kingdom of Callaway County Fair and the Jefferson City Jaycees Fair both kicked off this week, and board members from both fairs said they have not seen a noticeable drop in attendance.

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  • Funeral home visitation set for Post-Dispatch movie critic

    Funeral home visitation set for Post-Dispatch movie critic

    Posted 7:51 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Family and friends of a longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic killed in a one-vehicle wreck were set to have the opportunity to share their memories of him during a funeral home visitation this weekend.

    Visitation for 56-year-old Joe Williams of Brentwood was (More)

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  • Effort starts to fight Kansas City's new minimum wage law

    Effort starts to fight Kansas City's new minimum wage law

    Posted 7:44 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A group of business associations started a petition drive to try to force a referendum election aimed at overturning Kansas City's new minimum wage law.

    The Kansas City Star reported the group has until Aug. 25 to gather about 3,400 signatures to challenge the measure (More)

  • Family of 4 rescued from sinking boat

    Family of 4 rescued from sinking boat

    Posted 7:40 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Members of a family are recovering after being rescued from a sinking boat on the Mississippi River.

    KMOV-TV reported that a family of four was rescued Tuesday night in St. Charles County.

    Firefighters said two adults and two children were on a boat near Two Branch (More)

  • St. Louis authorities call woman's April death a homicide

    St. Louis authorities call woman's April death a homicide

    Posted 7:23 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Investigators said a Ferguson woman's death in St. Louis in April was a homicide.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the St. Louis' medical examiner reclassified 46-year-old Denise Beasley's death, saying she succumbed to head trauma. The case initially had been (More)

  • Stricter energy codes could be coming to new Columbia buildings

    Posted 10:22 PM 7/28/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A change in energy efficiency standards or codes could mean extra money for future Columbia businesses. 

    The Environment and Energy Commission discussed and voted on a letter to pass on to city council discussing a new potential energy code for Columbia buildings.

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