• Middle schoolers make pillowcases for mid-MIssouri cancer patients

    Posted 12:52 PM 4/24/2015 by Andrew Hebert, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Seventeen Kansas City middle school students loaded boxes of neatly folded, handmade pillowcases into vans outside of the Appletree Quilting Center in Columbia Friday. 

    The group of Oak Grove students have been making pillowcases all year long. 

    They have (More)

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  • New State Auditor to be sworn in Monday

    New State Auditor to be sworn in Monday

    Posted 12:07 PM 4/24/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Auditor's office announced Friday Nicole Galloway will be sworn in as Auditor April 27.

    Galloway was announced as the successor to interim Auditor John Watson, who took over when Tom Schweich committed suicide in February.

    Galloway was previously (More)

  • St. Louis-area mayor suspended for alleged voter fraud

    St. Louis-area mayor suspended for alleged voter fraud

    Posted 11:31 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KINLOCH (AP) - Incoming Kinloch Mayor Betty McCray arrived at City Hall Thursday only to have the city attorney attempt to serve her with impeachment papers over allegations of voter fraud.

    According to documents obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch through a records request, the city (More)

  • Uber reaches agreement with Kansas City to keep company in city

    Uber reaches agreement with Kansas City to keep company in city

    Posted 10:48 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A new agreement will keep Uber running in Kansas City.

    Uber threatened earlier in April to leave Kansas City because of regulations proposed by city officials. But negotiations led to a new proposal approved by the council Thursday. It will reduce proposed fees for (More)

  • Columbia says state K-12 funding hike misses the mark

    Columbia says state K-12 funding hike misses the mark

    Posted 10:36 AM 4/24/2015 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A $26.1 billion state operating budget sent to the Governor's office Thursday would increase the budget for local schools.

    If the budget is approved, funding for K-12 education would increase by $84 million and funding for higher education would increase by $12 million. The (More)

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  • Fenton aldermen OK redevelopment plan for Chrysler site

    Fenton aldermen OK redevelopment plan for Chrysler site

    Posted 10:34 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    FENTON (AP) - Officials in the St. Louis County town of Fenton have given approval to a new project at the site of the old Chrysler plant.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports aldermen approved the first phase Thursday of a $500 million development called Fenton Logistics Park.

    Plans (More)

  • Activists sue over prosecutor's role in Ferguson grand jury

    Activists sue over prosecutor's role in Ferguson grand jury

    Posted 9:09 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - Activists want a judge to appoint a special prosecutor to probe what they claim was prosecutorial misconduct during grand jury proceedings involving the Ferguson shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Attorneys for several civil rights groups will make that pitch (More)

  • Weekend memorial set for fallen soldier coming home after 45 years

    Posted 8:54 AM 4/24/2015 by Quinn Cochran, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO - 45 years after Sgt. Rodney Griffin's helicopter was shot down in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, his community will remember him Saturday. Thursday, his remains made it back to his hometown for the first time since then.

    Griffin's body arrived at Lambert Airport in St. Louis and (More)

  • No legal fireworks in O'Fallon

    No legal fireworks in O'Fallon

    Posted 8:39 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    O'FALLON (AP) - O'Fallon residents will have to go elsewhere to set off fireworks around the Fourth of July.The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that City Councilman Dave Hinman on Thursday dropped his effort to legalize fireworks use around the holiday. He told the council he reached the (More)

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  • Moberly company looks to expand

    Moberly company looks to expand

    Posted 7:32 AM 4/24/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Orscheln Products L.L.C. is breaking ground Friday morning on a new test lab.

    KOMU 8 News spoke with CEO Bob Orscheln who said the testing facility will expand from 5,000 to 15,000 square feet, tripling the current size of the testing facility.

    The new facility will be on (More)

  • Passenger traffic rises at Lambert Airport

    Passenger traffic rises at Lambert Airport

    Posted 5:43 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passenger traffic is on the rise at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

    Airport officials said nearly 2.8 million passengers were served in the first three months of 2015, up 2 percent over the same period a year ago. Departures increased 1.5 percent and cargo flight activity rose 9.5 percent.

    Ten airlines fly in and out of Lambert, serving 64 non-stop destinations.

     

  • Saint Louis University unit to auction off surplus items

    Saint Louis University unit to auction off surplus items

    Posted 5:39 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Saint Louis University is getting rid of some its surplus stuff, offering it up to the highest bidder.

    KSDK-TV reports that the university's student development division is selling surplus items online beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

    The merchandise includes everything (More)

  • Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam

    Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam

    Posted 5:35 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Republican lawmaker who is an orthopedic surgeon said a measure moving forward in the Legislature would help alleviate the shortage of physicians in the state.

    The Missouri House on Thursday approved a measure by a vote of 110-36 that would remove the prohibition on (More)

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