• Discussion to focus on making police more diverse

    Discussion to focus on making police more diverse

    Posted 4:50 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Top political and law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area are gathering to discuss ideas to help the region's law enforcement agencies become more diverse.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a round-table discussion at the University of Missouri-St. (More)

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  • McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults

    McCaskill plans events focused on campus assaults

    Posted 4:46 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is planning to travel to Missouri colleges and universities to discuss ways of addressing sexual violence on campuses.

    McCaskill's office says she will hold events at schools in 10 cities next week to listen to opinions about her legislation (More)

  • Man who threatened Missouri detective sentenced

    Man who threatened Missouri detective sentenced

    Posted 4:44 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A St. Peters man who threatened to kill a police detective and his family has received a suspended sentence and has been ordered to write an apology letter.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 33-year-old Phillip Borjes pleaded guilty (More)

  • Police: Missouri man bound, beat girlfriend

    Police: Missouri man bound, beat girlfriend

    Posted 4:40 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    WRIGHT CITY (AP) - Police have arrested a Warren County man who they say bound his girlfriend with duct tape and struck her about 40 times.

    The 31-year-old man was arrested after the woman showed up at the Wright City fire station on Monday with injuries to her face, shoulders, arms and (More)

  • $13,600 in earrings stolen from Missouri store

    $13,600 in earrings stolen from Missouri store

    Posted 4:34 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    TROY (AP) - Troy police are searching for two men who they say stole $13,600 worth of diamond earrings from a jewelry store.

    KSDK-TV reports the theft happened Tuesday evening at Lincoln County Jewelry.

    Police say the men asked to see a (More)

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  • Decorated Missouri police dog dies after search

    Decorated Missouri police dog dies after search

    Posted 4:26 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A national award-winning police dog in Kansas City has been put down after becoming ill.

    The Kansas City police department announced Tuesday that the Belgian Malinois (MAL'-in-wah) named Brunie died on Sunday. The nearly 4-year-old dog contracted a nervous system (More)

  • Cable company to drop channels in pricing dispute

    Cable company to drop channels in pricing dispute

    Posted 4:21 AM 10/1/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri-based cable TV provider with more than 1 million subscribers in 16 states is dropping two dozen channels owned by Viacom Inc. in a dispute over a proposed fee increase.

    Suddenlink Communications says it will pull Comedy Central, MTV, BET, Nickelodeon and other (More)

  • People gather at vigil for Mizzou student who died unexpectedly

    Posted 9:56 PM 9/30/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Silence filled the air Tuesday night as streams of students trickled on to the lawn of Alpha Gamma Rho house for a vigil for an MU student who died Monday.

    More than 100 people came to pay their respects for 19-year-old Cale Boedeker. A candlelight vigil was held in honor of him (More)

  • Seminar helps unemployed women find work

    Posted 8:55 PM 9/30/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Twenty years ago, Felicia English was a high school student living in the projects, struggling to support her newborn baby.

    "Now here I am, a masters student, a first-time homeowner, first generation college student...and it's a blessing," English said.

    After getting (More)

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  • Education Commissioner talks in Randolph County about next steps

    Posted 7:51 PM 9/30/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro sat down with Randolph county residents Tuesday to talk about the state of education in Missouri.

    Nicastro opened the floor for questions about school funding, Common Core Standards, Amendment 3 and teachers carrying guns in the (More)

  • Event informs people of their Medicare Part D enrollment options

    Posted 7:36 PM 9/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON- As the open enrollment period approaches, Fulton residents were able to learn about their options to make the best decision possible for their situation at an event Tuesday. 

    The event informed people of their options and what they have to take care of before the deadline and (More)

  • Preparing for winter, paying for summer storms

    Posted 2:09 PM 9/25/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Clean up and power line repairs have long since finished after a July storm knocked out power for 14,000 Columbia residents. But, Columbia Water and Light just wrapped up final budgeting from the storm this month. 

    "We probably lose power 2 to 3 times a year," Columbia (More)

  • Fire that killed woman, toddler ruled as arson

    Fire that killed woman, toddler ruled as arson

    Posted 6:01 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City fire that killed a woman and young girl has been ruled arson.

    The Kansas City Star reports the adult victim of the early Monday morning in Grandview has been identified as 37-year-old Anika M. (More)

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