• Musicians raise funds for Jefferson City Jazzfest

    Posted 3:32 AM 7/31/2014 by Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Musicians from all over Missouri will flock to Jefferson City Thursday night for Jazz Jam to raise money for Jazzfest. The Jazz Forward Initiative with Jeff Bassinson, Al Green and other musicians will perform at  the Mission to raise money for the Jazzfest in September.

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  • A Missouri representative raises concern about lobbying

    Posted 11:05 PM 7/30/2014 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Missouri representative hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday to raise concern about Missouri lobbying laws. 

    Representative John Wright is the Vice Chair of the House Ethics Committee. He spoke to about 40 people Wednesday at the Daniel Boone Regional Library. 

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  • Three charged in Springfield homicide

    Three charged in Springfield homicide

    Posted 9:21 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Three people have been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a Springfield man.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 19-year-old Tyler Allen Keithley, 18-year-old Jeremiah Devaliti and 23-year-old Kearstain Sleeth were charged Wednesday with (More)

  • Columbia overloaded with trash

    Posted 7:17 PM 7/30/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With college students moving out of their apartments, Columbia streets and sidewalks are piled with trash and used furniture. 

    Columbia placed dumpsters east of the University of Missouri, but they have been overflowing daily. Couches, tables and mattresses people no longer (More)

  • St. Louis man indicted for drug trafficking

    St. Louis man indicted for drug trafficking

    Posted 3:54 PM 7/30/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8, Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A St. Louis man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday, for possession of heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine and methamphetamine, all with the intent to distribute.

    Columbia Police officers were called to a room at the Super 8 Motel on July 14 for a reported (More)

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  • Speech attendees empowered after Obama's remarks

    Speech attendees empowered after Obama's remarks

    Posted 3:50 PM 7/30/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY -  Attendees said they felt empowered and optimistic after President Obama spoke to a packed Uptown Theater Wednesday.

    The president's words calling for a more livable wage resonated with some of those in attendance.

    Lauren Brown-Hulme and several dozen others (More)

  • Jefferson City man busted for drugs

    Jefferson City man busted for drugs

    Posted 3:49 PM 7/30/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8, Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Jefferson City man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for possessing 50 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. 

    On July 7, Jefferson City Police found five grams of methamphetamine and three "hits" of LSD  on 38-year-old Eugene (More)

  • Obama makes quick stop in Kansas City suburb

    Obama makes quick stop in Kansas City suburb

    Posted 1:54 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARKVILLE (AP) - Residents of the Kansas City suburb of Parkville got a surprise when President Barack Obama stopped at a coffee shop and paid the tabs for a handful of patrons.

    Obama and his entourage of security, aides and the press pool filed into Parkville Coffee in the small Missouri (More)

  • Former health agency CEO sentenced for fraud

    Former health agency CEO sentenced for fraud

    Posted 1:42 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The former CEO of a southeast Missouri health care network has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for submitting falsified applications for federal grants, and other crimes.

    The sentence for 56-year-old Cheryl Ann White of New Madrid was handed down Wednesday (More)

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  • Inmates on cleanup crew find $1 million in pot

    Inmates on cleanup crew find $1 million in pot

    Posted 1:38 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A northwest Missouri cleanup crew consisting of jail inmates and a sheriff's deputy went into a roadside ravine to clean up trash and instead discovered more than 600 pounds of packaged marijuana.

    The St. Joseph (More)

  • Protesters mass outside Obama appearance

    Protesters mass outside Obama appearance

    Posted 12:09 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - About 300 people stood outside the theater where President Obama spoke in Kansas City, Missouri.

    Protesters and supporters mingled Wednesday outside the Uptown Theater, monitored by nearby police.

    Protesters carried several signs, some of which read "Arrest (More)

  • Auditor: At least $12,000 missing in Clark County

    Auditor: At least $12,000 missing in Clark County

    Posted 12:04 PM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KAHOKA (AP) - A report by the Missouri Auditor's office shows that a northeast Missouri county is missing more than $12,000, with a former circuit clerk suspected of taking the money.

    Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich on Tuesday released a report of Clark County showing that $12,181 in court (More)

  • Murder, other counts seperated in antifreeze deaths

    Murder, other counts seperated in antifreeze deaths

    Posted 11:53 AM 7/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwest Missouri woman accused of fatally poisoning two family members with antifreeze and nearly killing another in the same way could have two separate trials after a Greene County judge severed two murder counts from charges of assault and armed criminal action.

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