• Southeast Missouri State names new president

    Southeast Missouri State names new president

    Posted 10:46 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Carlos Vargas-Aburto will become the 18th president of Southeast Missouri State starting July 1.

    The university announced its new president on Wednesday.

    Vargas-Aburto is acting president of Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. He was among four finalists for (More)

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  • St. Louis shelter sues in effort to keep operating

    St. Louis shelter sues in effort to keep operating

    Posted 9:29 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Rev. Larry Rice's New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has filed suit against the city in an effort to keep its occupancy permit to operate a shelter for homeless people.

    The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court. The city has said it will shut down the (More)

  • Victim of homeless encampment fire identified

    Victim of homeless encampment fire identified

    Posted 9:24 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities in St. Louis have identified the man who died in a tent fire at a homeless encampment.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1zXSoNX ) reports that the victim was 38-year-old Jersey Arthur Burkot. He died Friday when fire broke out at his tent at the (More)

  • One alderman loses in St. Louis primary election

    One alderman loses in St. Louis primary election

    Posted 9:18 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Incumbent Democrats on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen swept to primary election victories on Tuesday, with one exception.

    Aldermanic President Lewis Reed easily won against his opponent in the only citywide race. Meanwhile, a Reed supporter, Cara Spencer, defeated veteran (More)

  • Two southwest Missouri districts approve four-day school week

    Two southwest Missouri districts approve four-day school week

    Posted 9:08 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    PIERCE CITY (AP) - Two southwest Missouri school districts will have four-day school weeks next school year.

    Students in Miller and Pierce City will attend school Tuesday through Friday next school year. Stockton also is considering the shortened school week.

    The Miller school board (More)

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  • Grizzly bear at St. Louis Zoo dies

    Grizzly bear at St. Louis Zoo dies

    Posted 9:05 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A popular resident of the St. Louis Zoo has died.

    Zoo officials say the grizzly bear "Bert" was euthanized Tuesday at age 25. He had been in ill health with age-related problems. His brother, "Ernie," died at age 21 in 2011.

    The two bears were rescued after being orphaned in Alaska by zoo officials in 1991. Their mother had been shot by a state wildlife agent after raiding homes in suburban Anchorage.

     

  • Man accused of trying to distribute prescription drugs

    Man accused of trying to distribute prescription drugs

    Posted 5:06 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man is accused of trying to distribute tens of thousands of prescription pills he acquired from India and Thailand.

    Brian S. Hoskins is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled substance and (More)

  • Man gets 18 years for sexually abusing boy in Warren County

    Man gets 18 years for sexually abusing boy in Warren County

    Posted 5:03 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A judge has sentenced a registered sex offender to 18 years in prison for sexually abusing a boy in Warren County.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 43-year-old Douglas Hahn pleaded guilty last month to two felony counts of (More)

  • St. Louis officer suspended amid missing funds investigation

    St. Louis officer suspended amid missing funds investigation

    Posted 4:58 AM 3/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis officer has been suspended amid an investigation into the possible theft of up to $200,000 in membership dues paid to an organization that represents the city's black police officers.

    The police department said Tuesday that Sgt. Darren Wilson was suspended (More)

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  • Jefferson City residents get to know mayoral candidates

    Posted 8:05 PM 3/3/2015 by Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University hosted a forum on Tuesday night, giving the community a chance to learn more about candidates for mayor in the May election.

    The six candidates for the mayoral position are: Richard Groner, Bob Scrivner, Leonard Steinman, Carrie Tergin, Roy Vlessman, and (More)

  • Proposal may force elementary school students to change schools

    Posted 7:56 PM 3/3/2015 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Some Columbia elementary school parents are upset about proposed changes to the public school boundaries. A Columbia Public Schools committee completed its final map proposal Monday.

    The proposed changes are to incorporate the addition of Beulah Ralph Elementary School in (More)

  • Columbia seeks to improve brick roads downtown

    Posted 7:36 PM 3/3/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Historic Preservation Commission is taking steps to improve brick streets downtown.

    Last March, the city council passed the Brick Street Policy, which calls for both maintenance and restoration of current brick streets in the downtown area. The policy bans removing (More)

  • Affordable Care Act ruling could affect thousands of Missourians

    Posted 7:36 PM 3/3/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new Supreme Court case could decide the fate of about three-quarters of states throughout the U.S., including Missouri. 

    The Supreme Court will discuss the King v. Burwell case this week. It will focus on the Affordable Care Act's health insurance (More)

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