• Governor Nixon calls aqueduct proposal a "hair-brained idea."

    Governor Nixon calls aqueduct proposal a "hair-brained idea."

    Posted 8:00 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Kansas Water Authority accepted a report on proposal to build an aqueduct to take water from the Missouri River to southwestern Kansas.

    The authority will circulate the report to appropriate legislative committees. But board members said Thursday they aren't (More)

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  • At least 50 homes evacuated after pipeline break

    At least 50 homes evacuated after pipeline break

    Posted 7:49 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    BOWLING GREEN (AP) - More than four dozen homes near the town of Bowling Green in northeast Missouri have been evacuated due to the rupture of a natural gas pipeline.

    The rupture happened Thursday night, about five miles northwest of Bowling Green, forcing evacuation of at least 50 homes within a three-mile radius. No fires, or injuries, were reported.

    Workers were able to seal the pipeline until repairs could be completed.

     

  • City of Columbia to announce budget savings

    Posted 3:44 PM 1/29/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia mayor and city manager are expected to make a special announcement Friday morning.

    According to a press release, Mayor Bob McDavid and City Manager Mike Matthes will update the community on "innovative city budget practices that resulted in significant savings."

    (More)
  • Springfield community shows support for injured police officer

    Springfield community shows support for injured police officer

    Posted 6:42 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - More than 100 people gathered in Springfield to show their support for a police officer who was seriously injured in a shooting this week.

    Residents and business representatives gathered at the Springfield Police Officers Association headquarters last night to help organize fundraisers for Officer Aaron Pearson. Police say Pearson suffered a "career-ending" brain injury after being shot on Monday.

  • Kansas, Missouri reps to discuss bi-state gun legislation

    Kansas, Missouri reps to discuss bi-state gun legislation

    Posted 4:33 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - State representatives and other officials from Kansas and Missouri are announcing legislation aimed at reducing gun and domestic violence in both states.

    Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman, a Richmond Heights Democrat, and Kansas Rep. Barbara Bollier, a Mission Hills (More)

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  • Ferguson schools seek new leader after police shooting

    Ferguson schools seek new leader after police shooting

    Posted 4:29 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - The Ferguson-Florissant school district's search for a new superintendent began well before a fatal police shooting brought international notoriety to the north St. Louis County.

    But the district's approach to selecting its next leader suggests that Michael Brown's (More)

  • 3 charged with football hazing at St. Louis County school

    3 charged with football hazing at St. Louis County school

    Posted 4:22 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    TOWN AND COUNTRY (AP) - Two teens face sodomy charges and a third is accused of assault after an investigation into hazing by football players at a private St. Louis County high school.

    Seventeen-year-old Joshua Paul Brewer and 18-year-old Maverick Swan Holmsley of Wright City have each (More)

  • St. Charles man gets 40 years for sex crimes with child he babysat

    St. Charles man gets 40 years for sex crimes with child he babysat

    Posted 4:16 AM 1/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - A St. Charles man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for committing sex offenses against the 10-year-old girl he was babysitting.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 40-year-old Myron Frederick Buchanan Sr. was sentenced Thursday. He was found guilty of statutory sodomy, child molestation and furnishing pornography to a minor in November.

    The crimes occurred in 2013 at Buchanan's home.

     

  • Two arrested in Sedalia drug bust for cocaine, marijuana

    Two arrested in Sedalia drug bust for cocaine, marijuana

    Posted 10:22 PM 1/29/2015 by Brady Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - Detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit at the Sedalia Police Department detained and arrested a pair of adults on drug-related charges on Thursday. 

    Chelsea J Klein, 22, and Samuel D Woolery, 23, are both being held on six charges (More)

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  • Proposed marijuana legislation sparks discussion in Mid-Missouri

    Proposed marijuana legislation sparks discussion in Mid-Missouri

    Posted 9:29 PM 1/29/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Another discussion regarding the possible legalization of marijuana took place Thursday after lawmakers filed new bills. 

    So far, three bills have been filed during the 2015 legislative session. The first bill, (More)

  • Mike Alden leaves behind reshaped Mizzou legacy

    Mike Alden leaves behind reshaped Mizzou legacy

    Posted 8:43 PM 1/29/2015 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mike Alden, University of Missouri Chancellor Dr. R. Bowen Loftin, and MU College of Education Dean Dan Clay all plan to meet with media and fans at 10:30 a.m. Friday morning to discuss Alden's resignation as the university's athletic director. The resignation is effective on Aug. (More)

  • TARGET 8: Child pornography investigators face uncertain future

    Posted 2:15 PM 1/19/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - From a small office at the Boone County Sheriff's Department, investigators search, sometimes file by file, for sexually graphic images of children. Investigators say this work is an integral part of  (More)

  • Boone County National Bank will be first local bank with Apple Pay

    Posted 6:24 PM 1/29/2015 by Raven Brown, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Boone County National Bank will be the first local bank in Missouri to offer Apple Pay.

    Apple Pay was introduced last fall with a number of national banks. Last week, Boone County National Bank announced its (More)

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