• MU Greek community reacts to student death

    Posted 5:20 PM 10/20/2014 by Nick Komisar, Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Police found Christopher Nicklow unresponsive in the bathroom of a home he was visiting on Sunday evening. They were dispatched to the 300 block of North William Street for a medical emergency. 

    He was then taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Police said no (More)

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  • St. Louis teen still has clear visions of future

    St. Louis teen still has clear visions of future

    Posted 4:56 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 14-year-old St. Louis girl who lost an eye in a shooting isn't letting that deter her from her dreams.

    In September, Latasha Williams was inside of a corner store buying chips and candy with reward money for good grades when bullets struck the building. Williams was hit (More)

  • City council will vote on contracting retail analysis of Columbia

    Posted 4:50 PM 10/20/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote on whether to hire a retail consultant firm to perform market research in Columbia Monday.

    Retail Strategies, LLC is the consultant firm selected by the city as the preferred vendor for this service. Retail Strategies, LLC is based out of (More)

  • Police: Pedestrian killed on I-70 was Lindenwood student

    Police: Pedestrian killed on I-70 was Lindenwood student

    Posted 4:50 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - The pedestrian killed while walking across Interstate 70 near St. Louis has been identified as a Lindenwood University student.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 22-year-old Charles Labry of Farmington, Missouri (More)

  • Callaway County Sheriff's Patrol raffles gun to fund equipment

    Posted 4:14 PM 10/20/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriff's Patrol is raffling a deer rifle this week in order to raise money for updated safety equipment.

    Randy Railton, who serves as the patrol's secretary and treasurer said some of the equipment needed includes new bullet-proof vests, radios and winter (More)

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  • Sharpton to return to Ferguson before election

    Sharpton to return to Ferguson before election

    Posted 4:45 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton says he plans to return to Ferguson to continue to pressure St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch to file criminal charges in Michael Brown's police shooting death.

    Sharpton's National Action Network announced his planned visit Saturday at a New (More)

  • Missouri home care workers to see 'substantial' raise

    Posted 4:43 PM 10/20/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - After a year of negotiations and a six year push for improved rights, home care attendants reached a tentative agreement with the state Friday to increase wages. On average, home care attendants belonging to the Missouri Consumer-Directed Services Program currently make $8.58 an hour. (More)

  • School survey prompts complaints by Missouri parents

    School survey prompts complaints by Missouri parents

    Posted 4:36 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Following complaints from parents, Cape Girardeau school officials say they're taking steps to ensure staff follows a district policy governing student surveys.

    Earlier this month, seventh- and eighth-graders at Cape Central Junior High were given a survey that (More)

  • Truman State student killed by vehicle identified

    Truman State student killed by vehicle identified

    Posted 4:27 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KIRKSVILLE (AP) - Authorities in Kirksville have identified the Truman State University student who was struck by a vehicle over the weekend.

    The accident happened Saturday night, killing 19-year-old Connor Cunningham of Edwardsville, Illinois.

    Police responding to the accident call (More)

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  • Initial vote scheduled on lesser penalties on marijuana

    Posted 4:26 PM 10/20/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will have a preliminary vote Monday to amend the city's marijuana laws.

    The amendment would make it legal to cultivate marijuana, if the person has obtained permission from a doctor for medical uses. It would also eliminate punishment of possessing 35 (More)

  • Landowners allowed to join Ameren power line case

    Landowners allowed to join Ameren power line case

    Posted 4:20 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A judge has allowed landowners in northern Missouri to join a legal fight over a plan by a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. to build a high-voltage power line.

    Ameren Transmission Co. of Illinois wants to build a roughly 100-mile power line across Missouri from the Iowa to (More)

  • Missouri man convicted in fatal meth lab fire

    Missouri man convicted in fatal meth lab fire

    Posted 4:16 PM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A southeast Missouri man has been convicted of murder and other charges for a meth-related fire that killed two young children.

    The state attorney general's office said Monday that 31-year-old Joshua L. Maynard, of Centerville, will be sentenced Dec. 8 in Cape (More)

  • MoDOT gives travel tips for World Series Game

    MoDOT gives travel tips for World Series Game

    Posted 3:11 PM 10/20/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation released tips Monday for baseball fans going to the World Series for Tuesday's game at Kauffman Stadium, where the Kansas City Royals will take on the San Francisco Giants.

    MoDOT said to expect congestion on Interstate 70 and (More)

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