• Settlement Close in Missouri Virtual Program Suit

    Settlement Close in Missouri Virtual Program Suit

    Posted 10:17 AM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Almost four years after several teachers sued over a Missouri virtual teaching program, parties in the case are seeking a settlement.

    The lawsuit was filed by teachers who started jobs with the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program, or MoVIP, in August 2009. The teachers (More)

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  • St. Louis Police Take New Approach to 'Johns'

    St. Louis Police Take New Approach to 'Johns'

    Posted 10:12 AM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Men who prowl the streets of St. Louis for prostitutes can expect a brightly colored postcard in the mail - from police.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in an effort to curb prostitution, police are targeting (More)

  • Woman Found in St. Louis Co. Pond Identified

    Woman Found in St. Louis Co. Pond Identified

    Posted 9:56 AM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    BALLWIN (AP) - Authorities have identified the woman whose body was found floating in a pond near a west St. Louis County apartment complex.

    The victim was 71-year-old Manorma Dua, who lived nearby. An autopsy indicated that drowning was the likely cause of death, and police say there were (More)

  • Google to Sell Glass to Bigger Pool of Consumers

    Google to Sell Glass to Bigger Pool of Consumers

    Posted 9:14 AM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A lot more people are about to get a chance to own the Internet-connected eyewear known as Google Glass, the hottest accessory in geek fashion.

    Google will sell the "Explorer" version of Glass (More)

  • Car Crash Kills 76-year-old Bonnots Mill Man

    Car Crash Kills 76-year-old Bonnots Mill Man

    Posted 8:39 AM 4/15/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    OSAGE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a crash that happened Monday night which resulted in the death of a 76-year-old man.

    Robert H. Koenigsfeld died in Osage County in a single vehicle accident. Troopers reported Koenigsfeld was driving alone in his 2005 Trailblazer on (More)

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  • Dangers of Texting While Driving on Display at the Capitol

    Posted 8:37 AM 4/15/2014 by Amy Munneke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY- AT&T has been traveling across the state raising awareness for texting while driving with its virtual reality simulator. Tuesday, AT&T stopped at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City.

    The simulator gave lawmakers and staff the opportunity to experience what (More)

  • Mom of Emaciated 3-year-old Sentenced to 15 Years

    Mom of Emaciated 3-year-old Sentenced to 15 Years

    Posted 4:40 AM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - A 28-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for her role in a child abuse case that left her daughter severely underweight and fighting for her life.

    Jasper County Circuit Judge Gayle Crane sentenced Beth Williams of Joplin on Monday to the (More)

  • Missouri Proposal Would Open Office in Israel

    Missouri Proposal Would Open Office in Israel

    Posted 4:34 AM 4/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) -- Some Missouri lawmakers want the state to open an economic development office in Israel.

    A spending plan embraced by a Senate committee would insert $200,000 into the next state budget to open an office in Israel.

    The Senate and House have each passed bills (More)

  • Bridge Maintenance Set To Begin Tuesday

    Posted 2:31 AM 4/15/2014 by Connor Wist, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Maintenance work on several bridges in the Columbia area is set to begin Tuesday, weather permitting.  The Missouri Department of Transportation was scheduled to start projects Monday, but work was postponed due to weather.

    MoDOT will take the bridges down to one lane of (More)

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  • Restaurants Thriving In Columbia

    Posted 11:38 AM 4/7/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Starting and running a restaurant in any city can be risky business. In large part due to their location, two Columbia restaurants have found success.

    Mi Tierra is the second offering of a family-run Mexican restaurant in Columbia. Manager Cristian Ramirez lived in San Marcos (More)

  • Columbia City Council Swears In New Representative

    Posted 8:00 PM 4/14/2014 by Kelsey Hearst, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia City Council held a special meeting Monday night to swear in representatives for the first and fifth wards. Laura Nauser and Ginny Chadwick were both chose to represent the council during last week's election.

    Lara Nauser will begin her third term as fifth ward (More)

  • Police on Lookout for Passion's Robbery Suspect

    Posted 12:51 AM 4/14/2014 by Eric Hilt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Early Monday morning, Columbia police officers searched for a man who fled from police officers and may be tied to a North Columbia armed robbery.

    CPD Sergeant Don Hawkins told KOMU 8 News that an armed robbery occurred at Passions Adult Store late Sunday night. 

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  • Local Jewish Community Reacts to Kansas City Area Shootings

    Posted 6:07 PM 4/14/2014 by Lauren Bale, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - In response to the shootings in Overland Park, Kan. Sunday, local Jewish organizations are doing what they can to help students deal with the tragedy. Authorities say there is enough evidence to warrant a hate-crimes prosecution in the shooting spree that killed three people at a (More)

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