• Mo. House Endorses June Primary Election Date

    Mo. House Endorses June Primary Election Date

    Posted 12:04 PM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House gave initial approval to legislation that would move the state's primary elections to June.

    Party primaries for Congress, the state Legislature and statewide offices are currently held in even-numbered years on the Tuesday after the first Monday in (More)

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  • Mo. House Endorses Motorcycle Helmet Law Change

    Mo. House Endorses Motorcycle Helmet Law Change

    Posted 11:59 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri House has endorsed a bill that would allow motorcyclists over the age of 21 to forgo wearing helmets while travelling on the road.

    Current law requires motorists to wear helmets or face a fine of up to $25 for each offense.

    Supporters say adults (More)

  • Restaurant Sues Ex-Cardinal Edmonds Over Name

    Restaurant Sues Ex-Cardinal Edmonds Over Name

    Posted 11:19 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Cincinnati restaurant owner is suing former Cardinals outfielder Jim Edmonds over the name of the Precinct, a restaurant he co-owns in downtown St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jeff Ruby filed a federal lawsuit against Edmonds' business late last year. (More)

  • Spirit Airlines to Begin Flying Out of Kansas City

    Spirit Airlines to Begin Flying Out of Kansas City

    Posted 11:10 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Spirit Airlines will begin offering five daily flights out of Kansas City in August.

    The low-budget airline announced Wednesday that it would offer flights to Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Detroit, Las Vegas, beginning Aug. 7. A roundtrip flight to Houston will begin Aug. (More)

  • KC Restaurant JJ's Reopening Across the Street from Former Site

    KC Restaurant JJ's Reopening Across the Street from Former Site

    Posted 11:02 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A popular upscale Kansas City restaurant that was destroyed by a gas explosion last year plans to reopen this summer across the street from its previous location.

    The Kansas City Star reports JJ's will open a 4,800-square-foot restaurant and bar on the south side of the (More)

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  • Plans for Homeless Veterans Campus Unveiled

    Plans for Homeless Veterans Campus Unveiled

    Posted 11:00 AM 4/23/2014 by Meg McLeod, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A proposed housing project would provide temporary and semi-permanent housing for homeless veterans in mid-Missouri. 

    The Columbia Housing Authority (CHA), Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans' Hospital and Welcome Home Inc. teamed up to build a campus for veterans in (More)

  • St. Louis Museum Board Member Quits Over Conflict of Interest

    St. Louis Museum Board Member Quits Over Conflict of Interest

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

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A member of the St. Louis regional Zoo-Museum District has resigned amid conflict of interest questions over the award of a building design contract to her architectural firm.

    Pat Whitaker resigned on Tuesday, the same day the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that local (More)

  • Harris-Stowe State University Names New President

    Harris-Stowe State University Names New President

    Posted 9:42 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Harris-Stowe State University has named a 37-year-old college administrator in Florida as its next president.

    The university's Board of Regents on Tuesday announced the hiring of Dwaun Warmack, senior vice president for administration and student services at (More)

  • Mo. Fire District Board of Directors Purchases Bulletproof Vests

    Mo. Fire District Board of Directors Purchases Bulletproof Vests

    Posted 9:38 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    CHESTERFIELD (AP) - An escalating fire district feud in west St. Louis County has led its board of directors to purchase used bulletproof vests for safety.

    Monarch Fire Protection District Capt. Chris Gelven tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the three board members, fire chief and his (More)

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  • Missouri House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Nixon

    Missouri House Panel to Consider Impeaching Gov. Nixon

    Posted 9:04 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Republican-led Missouri House committee plans to hold a hearing on measures seeking to impeach Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

    The Wednesday hearing on three separate impeachment resolutions includes one citing Nixon's decision to allow same-sex couples who married (More)

  • Transit Commission Members Experience Columbia's Bus System

    Posted 8:50 AM 4/23/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Members of Columbia's Public Transit Advisory Commission rode city buses Wednesday morning to help get ideas for the new (More)

  • Police Say 13-Year-Old Was Driving for Drunk Dad

    Police Say 13-Year-Old Was Driving for Drunk Dad

    Posted 8:15 AM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    FORISTELL (AP) - Police in a St. Louis suburb who pulled over a swerving pickup truck say they found a 13-year-old driving because his dad was intoxicated.

    Foristell Police Chief Douglas Johnson says the boy was pulled over Saturday after an officer saw the truck swerving along eastbound (More)

  • Opus Development Could Sue City

    Posted 7:27 AM 4/23/2014 by Lexi Spivak, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Opus Development Company threatens to sue the City of Columbia if the city does not allow further housing developments downtown. If the city does not find Repeal 6214 invalid, it will have to pay damages to Opus Development.  Repeal 6214 is a petition against building (More)

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