• Jefferson City Public Schools push for a healthier environment

    Posted 2:20 PM 1/28/2015 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - When it comes to wellness, Jefferson City Public Schools are not holding back. Lewis and Clark Middle School is one of the schools that is helping students and staff make healthier choices by tracking their health daily.

    The staff in the middle school is using Active (More)

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  • State lawmaker asks for more flexibility in school lunches

    Posted 2:12 PM 1/28/2015 by Katie Moeller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new resolution in the Missouri State Legislature urges lawmakers to make school lunch programs across Missouri more flexible. It also encourages schools to utilize farm-to-school programs whenever possible. 

    Currently, Missouri schools receiving federal funding must (More)

  • Mexico mother who locked kids in room with feces appears in court

    Mexico mother who locked kids in room with feces appears in court

    Posted 1:56 PM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HUNTSVILLE - A Randolph County judge sentenced a Mexico mother to 4 years after she locked her three children in a room covered in feces.

    A judge granted a change of venue request for April Davis after the case originated in Audrain County Court.

    Mexico police found her three (More)

  • Attorney general reaches settlement with company for violations

    Attorney general reaches settlement with company for violations

    Posted 1:24 PM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Attorney General Chris Koster announced Wednesday his office reached a settlement with Fawe Enterprise, LLC, which conducted business in the Rolla area as Air Essentials, for violating Missouri's no-call law.

    Air Essentials must pay a $5,000 fine and is prohibited from (More)

  • St. Louis chief seeks Highway Patrol help to fight crime

    St. Louis chief seeks Highway Patrol help to fight crime

    Posted 1:03 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - Facing an increase in violent crime, including murders, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has asked the Missouri State Highway Patrol to assist with policing work in the downtown area.

    St. Louis police did not respond to interview requests, but patrol Capt. Tim Hull confirmed (More)

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  • Suburban St. Louis mayor gets another extortion charge

    Suburban St. Louis mayor gets another extortion charge

    Posted 12:56 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - The mayor of a small St. Louis suburb already charged with extorting money from a towing company is now being accused of doing the same to a convenience store.

    Federal prosecutors say Pine Lawn Mayor Sylvester Caldwell took at least $1,000 from the store between July 2013 and (More)

  • Audrain County hospital responds to ebola scare

    Audrain County hospital responds to ebola scare

    Posted 12:32 PM 1/28/2015 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MEXICO - The emergency staff at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrian cared for a patient Tuesday night originally thought to have been exposed to ebola.

    Staff followed the appropriate protocols by treating and releasing the patient after an evaluation.

    System Vice President of SSM Health Tracy O'Rourke commended the staff for their quick response to the situation.

    The emergency room remained open during this time.

     

  • Man arrested for fatally striking bicyclist

    Man arrested for fatally striking bicyclist

    Posted 12:18 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRIDGETON - A 42-year-old man has been arrested in the fatal accident involving a bicyclist earlier this month.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Bridgeton police made the arrest Tuesday. Formal charges have not been filed.

    On Jan. 16, 44-year-old Duane Johnson of Bridgeton (More)

  • Army Corps to drop Pomme Terre Lake level to kill zebra mussels

    Army Corps to drop Pomme Terre Lake level to kill zebra mussels

    Posted 12:10 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to lower the level of Pomme De Terre Lake to prevent an invasion of zebra mussels.

    The corps says it will drop the level of the lake 3 feet as soon as ice melts, possibly within the next few days.

    Corps officials say zebra (More)

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  • Three sentenced in check fraud scheme that used homeless people

    Three sentenced in check fraud scheme that used homeless people

    Posted 12:05 PM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - Three men have been sentenced in a scheme that used homeless men to cash counterfeit payroll checks in the Kansas City area.

    Federal prosecutors say more than $400,000 in counterfeit checks were cashed in the region in late 2012 and early 2013, as part of a scheme that used (More)

  • Two pedestrians killed when car swerves off roadway

    Two pedestrians killed when car swerves off roadway

    Posted 11:59 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    WELLSTON - Investigators are looking into an accident in suburban St. Louis that killed two pedestrians.

    The accident happened Tuesday night in the St. Louis County town of Wellston after a car swerved off the street and struck two pedestrians on the sidewalk. KMOV-TV reports that the 19-year-old driver told police she swerved to avoid another vehicle.

    Both pedestrians were pronounced dead at the accident scene. Their names have not been released.

     

  • Former Kansas City chiropractor sentenced for Medicare fraud

    Former Kansas City chiropractor sentenced for Medicare fraud

    Posted 11:44 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY - A former Kansas City chiropractor was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for Medicare fraud.

    Federal prosecutors say 59-year-old Michael Kelly Miller was also ordered Tuesday to pay $879,582 in restitution for proceeds he received as operator of the Waldo Rehabilitation (More)

  • Ex-Boy Scouts leader gets 20 years in child porn case

    Ex-Boy Scouts leader gets 20 years in child porn case

    Posted 11:34 AM 1/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY - A judge has sentenced a former Boy Scouts leader in Missouri to 20 years in prison following his conviction in a child pornography case.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 25-year-old Ian Burow pleaded guilty in February to seven counts of receiving and distributing (More)

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