• 1 dead, 2 hurt in St. Louis County shooting

    1 dead, 2 hurt in St. Louis County shooting

    Posted 8:50 AM 5/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPANISH LAKE (AP) - One person is dead and two injured after a shooting in north St. Louis County.

    The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Wednesday at an apartment complex in Spanish Lake. Police are searching for two gunmen.

    Names of the victims have not been released, and the motive for the shooting isn't immediately clear.

     

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  • Woman will stand trial in man's stabbing death near Joplin

    Woman will stand trial in man's stabbing death near Joplin

    Posted 8:21 AM 5/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEOSHO (AP) - A 25-year-old woman will stand trial for second-degree murder for her alleged role in the stabbing death of a man at a mobile home park near Joplin.

    A judge ruled Tuesday that Bobbie Joe McKinney of Joplin should stand trial for second-degree murder, hindering prosecution and (More)

  • Cole County Commission, EMS to discuss smartphone app

    Posted 8:54 PM 5/5/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - New technology could eventually make its way into the hands of Cole County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employees.

    Cole County EMS will meet with the Cole County Commission Wednesday to begin discussion to develop a smartphone application.

    The iPad style app (More)

  • St. Louis woman sues cable company for boxing match outage

    St. Louis woman sues cable company for boxing match outage

    Posted 8:06 AM 5/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman is suing a cable company for failing to televise the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Anna Ralphs filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Charter (More)

  • Judge cancels trial of Kansas couple in assisted living case

    Judge cancels trial of Kansas couple in assisted living case

    Posted 7:55 AM 5/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    WICHITA (AP) - A former employee accused of stealing more than $1.5 million from a Wichita company that owns assisted living centers in Kansas and Missouri is expected to plead to charges later this month.

    Brent Shryock of Augusta had been scheduled to go to trial Tuesday on mail fraud (More)

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  • Services set for St. Louis-area reserve firefighter

    Services set for St. Louis-area reserve firefighter

    Posted 7:44 AM 5/6/2015 by The Associated Press

    PORTAGE DES SIOUX (AP) - Funeral services are set for a suburban St. Louis reserve firefighter who was found dead in his vehicle in a field.

    The body of 60-year-old Larry Lawhorn of the Orchard Farm Fire Protection District was found early Sunday. Attempts by emergency responders to revive (More)

  • MUPD investigating reported on-campus robbery

    Posted 9:18 PM 5/5/2015 by Brandon Kiley, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Missouri has alerted students of a report of another robbery on campus.

    MU Alert sent a text message to students at approximately 7:45 pm stating, "MUPD is working on a robbery ON campus."

    MU Alert has since updated their website to reflect the latest information.

    (More)
  • Missouri House passes plan to fix student transfer law

    Missouri House passes plan to fix student transfer law

    Posted 8:07 PM 5/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A plan to fix Missouri's flawed student transfer system has narrowly passed the House.

    House members voted 84-73 on Tuesday for the bill, only three votes shy of defeating the measure.

    The state's current student transfer law requires struggling districts (More)

  • Bee losses lead to government action, concern for local beekeepers

    Posted 9:46 PM 4/15/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FAYETTE - Marty Comstock, a resident of Fayette, has been beekeeping as a hobby since 2009.

    While he enjoys the activity, his sixth year maintaining five hives in his backyard hasn't been easy.

    "I've had ups and downs," Comstock said. "Some years, I've gotten through with all my (More)

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  • Columbia Police to increase officers for Cinco de Mayo

    Posted 6:57 PM 5/5/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - An American tradition for a Mexican holiday is calling for more police officers Tuesday night in Columbia.

    Cinco de Mayo is a popular day for people to party and drink in celebration of the Mexican holiday. Cinco de Mayo means the "fifth of May."

    The day commemorates a (More)

  • Neighbors rattled after 2 bodies found in St. Joseph home

    Neighbors rattled after 2 bodies found in St. Joseph home

    Posted 6:35 PM 5/5/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - St. Joseph police are investigating the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a home after neighbors got curious about why the couple's van hadn't moved in a while.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports officers (More)

  • Board considering plans for new Ashland City Hall

    Posted 6:19 PM 5/5/2015 by Yoshi Haynie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ASHLAND - New plans are up for Ashland's city hall after months of using a temporary location for the Board of Alderman meetings.

    Dave Westhoff proposed a plan for a new city hall Tuesday night. The board meetings are currently being held at the Southern Boone Fire Protection District (More)

  • Columbia's Historic Preservation Commission hopes to grow teeth

    Posted 6:02 PM 5/5/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city's Historic Preservation Commission could gain more administrative authority. 

    At the Columbia City Council meeting April 20, councilmember Ian Thomas asked the commission to research policy options that would preserve historic structures, with a focus on strategies (More)

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