• Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

    Missouri utilities look to Kansas for wind energy

    Posted 9:22 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri utilities are looking to Kansas companies to help meet carbon dioxide emission targets proposed by a federal agency.

    In June, the Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal that offered specific emission targets for each state, the first of which (More)

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  • Judge finds trucking firm discriminated against women

    Judge finds trucking firm discriminated against women

    Posted 9:04 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A federal judge has found that a Missouri-based trucking company had a pattern of discrimination against its female drivers.

    The judge ruled Monday that Springfield-based New Prime Inc. violated federal law by requiring female drivers to be trained only by other female (More)

  • Man arrested after pointing gun at Interstate

    Man arrested after pointing gun at Interstate

    Posted 9:00 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    PLATTE CITY (AP) - The Platte County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol said they arrested an Idaho man who witnesses said was pointing a gun at traffic along Interstate 29 north of Kansas City.

    Authorities said they have not received any reports of the man firing shots (More)

  • DNA leads to conviction in 30-year-old homicide case

    DNA leads to conviction in 30-year-old homicide case

    Posted 8:46 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A man is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 9 for the murder of an elderly eastern Missouri woman nearly 30 years ago.

    Fifty-two-year-old Brian McBenge was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the killing of 84-year-old Eleonora Knoernschild at her home in St. Charles (More)

  • City kicks off environmental sustainability awards

    Posted 3:13 AM 8/20/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia and Lucky's Market will host a kick off event Wednesday for a new program that awards environmentally-friendly businesses and organizations.

    The Mayor's Climate Protection Agreement Awards were designed to recognize local businesses and organizations that (More)

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  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission to talk about projects

    Posted 7:25 AM 8/20/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission will meet at City Hall at 7 p.m. Monday to review possible transportation projects and listen to public feedback about which projects should be a priority in Columbia.

    The deadline to submit a proposal for federal funding on a transportation (More)

  • Dog taken from Missouri shelter picked up as stray

    Dog taken from Missouri shelter picked up as stray

    Posted 7:20 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - One of two dogs that were stolen from a southeast Missouri shelter earlier this month has been found.

    KFVS-TV reports the 7-month-old American Staffordshire terrier was picked up as a stray and brought back to the Humane Society (More)

  • Driver charged in crash that killed wife

    Driver charged in crash that killed wife

    Posted 5:52 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man whose wife was killed when he crashed their car into a sign post has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.

    The collision happened May 23 in the southern part of the city.

    Prosecutors said in court documents Monday that 44-year-old Terrence (More)

  • Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Latest Ferguson protests are smaller, more subdued

    Posted 5:35 AM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Police and protesters in Ferguson have shared the streets again at night, putting aside for at least a few hours some of the hostility that had filled those hours with tear gas and smoke.

    The St. Louis suburb still had plenty of protest Tuesday over the fatal police (More)

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  • Man changes plea to guilty, sentenced to 18 years

    Man changes plea to guilty, sentenced to 18 years

    Posted 6:46 PM 8/19/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A man set to be tried Tuesday will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to several sex charges.

    Brett Courtney, of Jefferson City, was supposed to stand trial Tuesday, but moments before the jury was brought in, his counsel announced he wanted to change his not (More)

  • At least 57 arrested overnight in Ferguson

    At least 57 arrested overnight in Ferguson

    Posted 5:42 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The number of people arrested Monday night and Tuesday morning in Ferguson, Missouri, far exceeds what police originally said.

    A St. Louis County spokeswoman says 57 people were booked at the county jail. Spokeswoman Candace Jarrett says that does not include people taken (More)

  • Pilot hurt in crash of small plane

    Pilot hurt in crash of small plane

    Posted 4:10 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRAIN VALLEY (AP) - Authorities say a pilot has been seriously injured in the crash of a small plane at a western Missouri airport.

    Grain Valley police said the crash occurred around 2 p.m. Tuesday as the pilot was trying to land the single-engine plane at East Kansas City Airport, about (More)

  • Rights groups call for openness in Michael Brown case

    Rights groups call for openness in Michael Brown case

    Posted 4:09 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a dozen civil and human rights groups are appealing for openness in the investigation of the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Coalition members, including the ACLU and National Bar Association, have filed lawsuits seeking the incident report (More)

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