• Auditor's office open for business following Tom Schweich's death

    Auditor's office open for business following Tom Schweich's death

    Posted 11:55 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri auditor's office is carrying on with business after the death of Auditor Tom Schweich.

    Schweich fatally shot himself Thursday at his suburban St. Louis home in what police describe as an "apparent suicide."

    His office was open for business Friday (More)

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  • Deputies find meth after high speed chase in Osage County

    Deputies find meth after high speed chase in Osage County

    Posted 10:52 AM 2/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LINN - The Osage County Sheriff's Office said Friday deputies arrested a man in possession of suspected meth after a high speed chase.

    Deputies were on their way to an unrelated call Thursday evening when a sports car began driving recklessly. The deputies began pursuing the car (More)

  • Nixon, McCaskill issue statements on mass homicide

    Nixon, McCaskill issue statements on mass homicide

    Posted 10:40 AM 2/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon and Senator Claire McCaskill issued statements Friday morning following a mass homicide in Texas County. Nine people are dead, including the apparent shooter.

    Governor Nixon said "this is a horrific tragedy, and our hearts go out to the victims of these (More)

  • Deputies arrest Osage County man on meth and marijuana charges

    Deputies arrest Osage County man on meth and marijuana charges

    Posted 10:21 AM 2/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LINN - The Osage County Sheriff's Office said Friday it arrested a man for having methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

    Deputies arrested Charles Buddemeyer, 32, of Belle, and booked him at the Osage County Jail.

    The Sheriff's office said it and the Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement (More)

  • Highway Patrol reveals new details in south-central MO homicides

    Highway Patrol reveals new details in south-central MO homicides

    Posted 9:20 AM 2/27/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TEXAS COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol held a news conference Friday morning on a mass homicide that happened overnight near Tyrone.

    Sgt. Jeff Kinder confirmed nine people were deceased. Of the nine, seven are suspected homicides. Authorities said the suspected shooter shot (More)

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  • 9 people found dead in south-central Missouri

    9 people found dead in south-central Missouri

    Posted 8:37 AM 2/27/2015 by Miranda Craig, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TYRONE - Nine people were found shot to death Friday morning at four separate crime scenes according to local news sources. The shooter is believed to be among those found at one of the scenes.

    The Houston Herald reports Texas County Sheriff James Sigman said there are four confirmed crime (More)

  • Missouri man charged in triple shooting on Kansas campus

    Missouri man charged in triple shooting on Kansas campus

    Posted 6:32 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - A 22-year-old man is charged in a shooting near the University of Kansas campus that injured three people.

    The Lawrence Journal-World reports court records show Caleb Chrisman of Grain Valley, Missouri was charged Wednesday with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary (More)

  • Boys & Girls Club plans facility in Ferguson

    Boys & Girls Club plans facility in Ferguson

    Posted 4:54 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis will open a new club in Ferguson.

    Organizers say full details will be announced Friday by Flint Fowler, president of the organization. The Ferguson club will provide recreational and educational needs for boys and girls ages 6 (More)

  • Man convicted of 2011 Kansas City shooting death

    Man convicted of 2011 Kansas City shooting death

    Posted 4:24 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A jury in Kansas City, Missouri, has found a man guilty in a Christmas Eve 2011 shooting death and recommended that he get 30 years in prison on the murder count when sentenced in April.

    The Jackson County jury convicted 21-year-old Dalvin Johnson on Thursday. Jurors (More)

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  • Teen certified as adult for trial in St. Louis hammer death

    Teen certified as adult for trial in St. Louis hammer death

    Posted 4:22 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 16-year-old has been certified to stand trial as an adult for his alleged role in the St. Louis hammer killing of a Bosnian immigrant.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a juvenile-court judge made the certification Wednesday, though adult charges have not yet been (More)

  • Southwestern Missouri firefighter, EMT accused of child porn

    Southwestern Missouri firefighter, EMT accused of child porn

    Posted 4:18 AM 2/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwestern Missouri volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician is charged in a federal indictment with using a 9-year-old child to produce pornography.

    Federal prosecutors say 30-year-old Nicholas Dickerson of Branson works as a Western Taney County Fire (More)

  • Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

    Late 3 lifts Missouri women over No. 12 Texas A&M 70-69

    Posted 10:57 PM 2/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - Maddie Stock made the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left to give Missouri women a 70-69 upset over No. 12 Texas A&M on Thursday night.

    Sierra Michaelis went the length of the court and drove into traffic before kicking out to Stock who was open (More)

  • Longtime capitol journalist reflects on Schweich's death

    Posted 6:03 PM 2/26/2015 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A journalist who has covered politics at the Missouri Capitol for 40 years said he had seen almost everything during his time in Jefferson City.

    Missouri Audior Tom Schweich's apparent suicide Thursday was a first for Missouri Digital News Director Phil Brooks. He said the (More)

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