• New barrier planned on College Ave. despite petitioners requests

    Posted 6:45 PM 9/16/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council moved forward with a construction project Monday despite a petition with 200 signatures.

    The council passed a bill 5-2 to finalize the construction of the (More)

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  • Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

    Severe respiratory illness confirmed in 12 states

    Posted 5:55 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - Health officials say 12 states now have respiratory illnesses caused by an uncommon virus - enterovirus 68.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and (More)

  • Ashland looks to join other cities with nuisance ordinance

    Posted 5:40 PM 9/16/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 News

    ASHLAND - After almost two years of complaints and a vacant, worn down mobile home, Ashland officials decided it was time for change.

    The Ashland Board of Aldermen will vote Tuesday on a nuisance ordinance that would give the city the authority to abate dangerous structures. There is (More)

  • Missouri won't appeal rewrite of early voting item

    Missouri won't appeal rewrite of early voting item

    Posted 5:39 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri attorney general's office will not appeal a ruling rewriting the ballot summary of an early voting proposal.

    A spokeswoman for Attorney General Chris Koster said Tuesday that he won't ask the state Supreme Court to hear the case following Monday's (More)

  • SW Missouri man dies in plant accident

    SW Missouri man dies in plant accident

    Posted 5:20 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    OZARK (AP) - A southwest Missouri man died after he was hit by a front-end loader at a quarry for a construction company.

    Christian County Coroner Brad Cole said 73-year-old Robert Shelby Hill of Clever died Tuesday morning at the quarry for the Leo Journagan Construction Company.

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  • Missouri panel to review highway, water merger

    Missouri panel to review highway, water merger

    Posted 5:14 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers plan to review the effects of a 2011 merger of the state Highway and Water patrols after a man drowned this year while in trooper custody.

    House Speaker Tim Jones said Tuesday a committee will study management, trooper training and whether the (More)

  • Murder suspects plead to lesser charges

    Murder suspects plead to lesser charges

    Posted 5:10 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAMDENTON (AP) - Two people accused of killing a central Missouri couple have pleaded to drug offenses, avoiding trial on charges of second-degree murder.

    Thirty-year-old Mandy Mitchell and 47-year-old Garland Mitchell, both of Jefferson City, were arrested in February 2013 in the deaths (More)

  • Missouri veto session displays political divide

    Missouri veto session displays political divide

    Posted 5:01 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri is no stranger to divisive politics. During the Civil War, the state had two men claiming to be governor.

    Yet at no time in Missouri history has there been a General Assembly and governor more at odds over which measures ought to be laws than right now.

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  • Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly

    Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly

    Posted 4:51 PM 9/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs.

    The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from 6.5 percent in (More)

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  • New road, traffic light provide safe access to North Callaway HS

    Posted 3:44 PM 9/12/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KINGDOM CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation constructed a new access road off of Old U.S. 40 to get to North Callaway High School.

    The new roadway east of U.S. 54 connects County Road 148 to Old U.S. 40.

    "It's something that should have been done a long time ago," North (More)

  • FEMA stresses disaster preparedness to MU students

    Posted 4:04 PM 9/16/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Students and community members took steps toward preparedness on the MU campus Tuesday. 

    September is National Prepardness Month and local organizations met to help students and the community get prepared as part of Safe Mizzou 2014.

    Organizations including Mizzou (More)

  • Smoother surfaces in store for Columbia sidewalks

    Posted 3:21 PM 9/16/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Saws whirred along sidewalks in downtown Columbia Tuesday to smooth out bumps and cracks, but just a few minutes later, the noise stopped. 

    Crews are working to make sidewalks smoother and more ADA accessible. 

    Columbia Public Works identified over 200 "trip (More)

  • Police: Man goes to ex-girlfriend's home, stabs her new boyfriend

    Police: Man goes to ex-girlfriend's home, stabs her new boyfriend

    Posted 2:40 PM 9/16/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City police arrested a suspect Tuesday afternoon in connection to an early-morning stabbing.

    Police said 24-year-old Brandon Rapier of Jefferson City came to his ex-girlfriend's house early Tuesday morning and confronted her current boyfriend, the victim.

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