• Man pleads guilty in case of Tre'veon Marshall death

    Man pleads guilty in case of Tre'veon Marshall death

    Posted 7:21 PM 8/18/2014 by Shannon Shaver, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - A week before the start of his trial, Joshua Murray pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree in connection to last summer's killing of Tre'veon Marshall. 

    Columbia police officers found Marshall dead in McKee Park on July 14, 2013. Murray was one of three charged in (More)

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  • Two districts will admit previous transfer students

    Two districts will admit previous transfer students

    Posted 6:32 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two St. Louis-area school districts say they will admit previous transfer students from the Normandy school district.

    The Ritenour and Pattonville school districts said Monday that they will admit transfer students who applied to return for this school year.

    The St. (More)

  • Columbia holds first orientation for city bow hunting

    Posted 5:47 AM 8/19/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia will hold the first of three orientation and registration sessions Tuesday for residents interested in deer hunting on designated city properties during bow season. As part of the city's deer management program, licensed hunters with a valid permit will be able to (More)

  • Police identify child run over by relative

    Police identify child run over by relative

    Posted 5:43 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police have identified a 1-year-old boy who died after being run over by a vehicle during the weekend.

    Police say Michael R. Hudson died Sunday when he was run over in the backyard of the home of his aunt, 36-year-old Nancy Williams.

    Police say in a (More)

  • Police say at least 2 shot as protests for Michael Brown continue

    Police say at least 2 shot as protests for Michael Brown continue

    Posted 5:00 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Law enforcement said at least two people were shot during Monday night clashes in Ferguson.

    Authorities are blaming the violence on "criminals" who are in crowds of peaceful protesters, and they're asking people who are protesting the fatal (More)

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  • St. Charles weighs ban on texting while driving

    St. Charles weighs ban on texting while driving

    Posted 4:48 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - The city of St. Charles could join others in eastern Missouri in banning texting while driving for motorists of all ages.

    Missouri already outlaws texting behind the wheel for people 21 and younger. But some communities, including Kirkwood and Manchester, have adopted (More)

  • City Council repeals Opus development plan

    Posted 1:36 AM 8/19/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -The Columbia City Council repealed the controversial Opus development plan to build a six-story apartment complex downtown early Tuesday morning.

    The council read the measure at 1:20 a.m., along with a measure that would place the Opus development on a special ballot (More)

  • Journalist arrested, released in Ferguson

    Journalist arrested, released in Ferguson

    Posted 10:47 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A Getty Images journalist was arrested and released in Ferguson as protests over the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown persisted in the St. Louis suburb.

    Photographer Scott Olson said he was "arrested for just doing my job." As with previous arrests of (More)

  • National Guardsmen on watch at nightfall in Ferguson

    National Guardsmen on watch at nightfall in Ferguson

    Posted 9:27 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - National Guard units with armored vehicles are lined up tonight at a staging area about a half-mile from the scene of the largest protests in Ferguson, following the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by police.

    Earlier today, Gov. Jay Nixon lifted the neighborhood's (More)

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  • I-70 reopens after fatal car accident wreckage removed

    Posted 7:44 PM 8/18/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Eastbound I-70 reopened Monday evening after being closed for more than 8 hours due to an accident and subsequent fire.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's online crash report, the accident killed one person and moderately injured two others.

    Georgia man (More)

  • Jefferson City NAACP holds march for justice for Mike Brown

    Posted 7:41 PM 8/18/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY- The Jefferson City NAACP held a march for justice Monday night to demonstrate support for justice and human rights after the recent events in Ferguson. The march started at Lincoln University. About 50 attendees lined up, said a prayer and listened to opening remarks (More)

  • Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Posted 7:36 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.

    Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for (More)

  • Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft

    Ex-Crime Stoppers treasurer sentenced for theft

    Posted 7:27 PM 8/18/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - The former treasurer of a southwest Missouri anti-crime group has been ordered to repay nearly $3,300 he stole from the group.

    Joplin resident Matthew Paige served as treasurer of Heartland Crime Stoppers from July 2012 to April 2013, when the group's directors noticed (More)

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