• Lawyer explains vagueness of controversial amendment

    Posted 3:25 PM 7/31/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Supports and opponents of the "Right to Farm," Amendment One on Tuesday's ballot, are making strong cases for both outcomes. 

    The bill reads, "Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended to ensure that the right of Missouri citizens to engage in agricultural production (More)

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  • Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Posted 3:23 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former southwest Missouri bank manager whose fraud scheme fell apart when she issued checks in the name of a dead customer is going to federal prison.

    The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that 34-year-old Jennifer A. Gunter, of Republic, was sentenced to three (More)

  • Workers drain pond near area where homicide victim went missing

    Posted 3:21 PM 7/31/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department told KOMU 8 News Thursday it had officials on site at a pond near Route J and Route EE which is between Harrisburg and Columbia. That's near the area the department said (More)

  • Reserve officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend

    Reserve officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A 23-year-old man who works as a reserve police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Pine Lawn is facing charges for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and raping her.

    Rico Frazier was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary, rape, felonious (More)

  • Missouri Peace Corps volunteer evacuated from west Africa

    Missouri Peace Corps volunteer evacuated from west Africa

    Posted 2:23 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    MOBERLY (AP) - A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

    Liz Sosniecki of Moberly heard from her 25-year-old son, Dane Sosniecki, on Wednesday. He told her he was (More)

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  • Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Posted 2:17 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri proposal to create one of the nation's most expansive early voting periods appears to have fallen short of the number of initiative petition signatures needed to make the November ballot.

    An Associated Press analysis of tallies by Missouri's local election (More)

  • Smart Decision 2014: Analyzing Amendment One - The Right to Farm

    Posted 7:43 PM 7/29/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Amendment One, also known as the "Right to Farm" amendment, is one of five possible amendments to the Missouri constitution facing voters during the Aug. 5 primary election.

    See opposing arguments. (More)

  • Two arrested in connection with 2011 disappearance, homicide

    Posted 12:37 PM 7/31/2014 by Hanna Knutson and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producers and Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - One of the suspects accused of murdering a Harrisburg man in 2011 said Thursday she was involved in the crime.

    Jennifer Freeman said in a probable cause statement released by the Boone County Sheriff's Office she and others assisted in cleaning the crime scene and (More)

  • Four districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

    Four districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

    Posted 12:11 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A lawsuit by Normandy school district parents over attendance rule changes has been scaled back after the state again altered its transfer policy.

    Seven parents sued the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the new Normandy Schools Collaborative (More)

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  • FBI investigating body found at Stockton Lake cove

    FBI investigating body found at Stockton Lake cove

    Posted 11:50 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    STOCKTON (AP) - An unidentified body was found at a southwest Missouri lake. 

    Since the body was found on federal land the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case. 

    Cedar County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jason Johnson says the body was found around 4 p.m. (More)

  • Several mid-Missouri cities not participating in sales tax holiday

    Several mid-Missouri cities not participating in sales tax holiday

    Posted 10:53 AM 7/31/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8, Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Several mid-Missouri cities including Columbia, Jefferson City, Moberly, Boonville and Mexico are not participating in exempting city/county sales tax during this weekend's upcoming state sales tax holiday.

    The sales tax holiday which starts this Friday and lasts until midnight (More)

  • Man accused of threatening gays affiliated with magazine

    Man accused of threatening gays affiliated with magazine

    Posted 10:43 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man is facing charges and will undergo a psychiatric exam after allegedly threatening to "exterminate" those involved with a gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender magazine.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 40-year-old Darryl L. Jackson is charged with (More)

  • Dog tossed from car is recovering

    Dog tossed from car is recovering

    Posted 9:49 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    OLIVETTE (AP) - A St. Louis County dog is recovering after being tossed from a car.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a woman reported seeing the dog thrown from a car on Interstate 70 late Tuesday morning. She took the dog to the St. Louid County Animal Care and Control Shelter in Olivette.

    The staff has named him "Lucky" there and x-rays showed he had a dislocated hip. His hip was put back into socket and he is expected to make a full recovery.

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