• The rise of coloring books for adults

    Posted 5:46 PM 7/13/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A different kind of book is flying off bookstore shelves recently.

    Coloring books specifically designed for adults have a center display at Barnes and Noble and have claimed several top spots on (More)

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  • Renovations begin on capitol building

    Posted 5:19 PM 7/30/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Capitol building renovations began Thursday in Jefferson City. 

    Work began by taking inventory of the building's perimeter. Contractors used binoculars to examine the building's structure.

    The $40 million renovation project is scheduled over the next year. 

    According to one capitol building worker, contractors will remove the Thomas Jefferson statue on the south side of the building as well as the stairs. 

  • Man arrested for footage found on his own security camera

    Man arrested for footage found on his own security camera

    Posted 5:03 PM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man who installed a surveillance system after his home repeatedly was burglarized may be having second thoughts after police say it recorded him dealing drugs while armed.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 50-year-old Kelvin Williams is charged by federal (More)

  • Gunshots and stolen cars featured in high speed police chase

    Posted 2:21 PM 7/30/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A shooting at an auto body shop in Callaway County near the Boone County line triggered a vehicle pursuit which ended in Hickory County about 90 minutes later with an exchange of gunfire.

    The Callaway County Sheriff's Department said the string of events started with an (More)

  • Man sentenced for fatal shooting of a grandmother

    Man sentenced for fatal shooting of a grandmother

    Posted 3:58 PM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for the fatal shooting of a woman walking with her grandchildren in St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 21-year-old Errick Owens was sentenced Tuesday. He had pleaded guilty to second-degree murder as part of a plea (More)

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  • Missouri representative charged with driving while intoxicated

    Missouri representative charged with driving while intoxicated

    Posted 1:38 PM 7/30/2015 by Katie Pylipow and Lee Ann Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLE COUNTY - Cole County prosecutors charged state Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, Thursday with driving while intoxicated.

    Hinson said the incident took place on Feb. 2 in Jefferson City, when a state utility truck was damaged in a single-vehicle accident.

    In the statement, Hinson (More)

  • Immigrant students deliver petitions to Gov. Nixon

    Posted 1:18 PM 7/30/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Immigrant students from various groups delivered petitions asking Gov. Jay Nixon to further help immigrant college students receive aid to attend school. 

    The students delivered more than 650 signed petitions and letters asking Nixon to re-affirm his efforts to stop (More)

  • Today's Talk: Jefferson City proposal would open door for Uber

    Posted 2:34 PM 7/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Public Safety Committee discussed changing a vehicle-for-hire ordinance so transportation networks like Uber could come to the city.

    City Counselor Drew Hilpert said Thursday he drafted revisions of an ordinance that would change the requirements for (More)

  • Man survives shot to head; tells police of kidnapping, shooting

    Posted 9:47 AM 7/30/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Jefferson City man was recovering Thursday after he said two people kidnapped him, drove him to St. Louis and shot him in the head. Officials said he is expected to recover, but remains hospitalized.

    Jefferson City Police said Thursday an arrest has been made in (More)

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  • Confirmed mumps cases rises to seven, more under investigation

    Confirmed mumps cases rises to seven, more under investigation

    Posted 10:16 AM 7/30/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia/Boone County Health Department said Thursday one additional case of mumps among MU students has been confirmed and three additional cases are being investigated.

    The University of Missouri issued a health alert July 22, warning students and community members of the (More)

  • Fire burns Boone Co. woman's home, kills dog

    Fire burns Boone Co. woman's home, kills dog

    Posted 9:44 AM 7/30/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - A Thursday morning fire burned one woman's home and killed her pet while she was out of town.

    A neighbor said she saw smoke coming from the house when she was out checking her mail. Someone driving past the house saw it too and called authorities.

    Boone County Fire (More)

  • Blue moon to rise in night sky

    Blue moon to rise in night sky

    Posted 9:22 AM 7/30/2015 by Tim Schmidt, KOMU 8 Weathercaster

    COLUMBIA - A blue moon is expected Thursday night, and into early Friday morning.

    This is the second full moon during the month of July. The previous full moon phase appeared July 2nd.

    A blue moon, named for its rarity - and not its color - is when a full moon phase occurs more than (More)

  • Carthage couple to stand trial in abuse of month-old baby

    Carthage couple to stand trial in abuse of month-old baby

    Posted 7:26 AM 7/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARTHAGE (AP) - A judge has ordered a southwest Missouri couple to stand trial on charges accusing them of battering their 1-month-old son.

    The Joplin Globe reports that Jasper County Associate Circuit Judge Joe Hensley found probable cause at a preliminary hearing Wednesday for Brandon (More)

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