• Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Posted 8:13 AM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.

    Nixon said he submitted a formal request Friday to the U.S. Small Business (More)

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  • Climbers oppose MU's plan to remove rec center rock wall

    Posted 7:33 PM 8/29/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Many rock climbers are up in arms after they learned the University of Missouri plans to tear down its three-story rock climbing tower at the school's recreation center.

    MU News Bureau Interim Director Christian Basi said the new plan will help with overcrowding in the gym's (More)

  • Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Posted 5:33 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.

    Nixon said he submitted a formal request Friday to the U.S. Small Business (More)

  • Water back on at Southeast Missouri State after pipe break

    Water back on at Southeast Missouri State after pipe break

    Posted 4:11 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - City water service has returned to Southeast Missouri State University after a broken water main forced the Cape Girardeau campus to cancel classes earlier this week.

    The water main was repaired Wednesday night but could not be activated until the city completed safety tests Friday.

    Classes are scheduled to resume Tuesday morning, but the school wants students who live in residence halls to return from their unexpected break by Labor Day.

  • COMO Connect offers free rides to MU football game

    COMO Connect offers free rides to MU football game

    Posted 4:04 PM 8/29/2014 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - COMO Connect will offer free bus routes to and from the MU football game Saturday.

    It's part of the "Ride Free in August" promotion that offers free bus routes to customers the entire month.

    Starting in September, COMO Connect will still offer bus routes to Faurot Field (More)

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  • New efforts to maintain crowd control in Columbia bars

    Posted 3:02 PM 8/29/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -  Mizzou football season kicks off Saturday, pouring Mizzou fans into the stadium, bars and nightclubs.

    Battalion Chief Brad Frazier said the first week of school launches a new effort to keep bars and nightclubs from going over occupancy. Every bar has a specific amount of (More)

  • Local man raising money for Iraq relief efforts

    Posted 2:56 PM 8/29/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - A local Iraqi man trying to raise money for his home country requests your help.

    Abdullah Al-Hadeethi, a recent graduate and current Intercultural Engagement Fellow of Westminster College, moved from Iraq to the United States by himself in 2010, leaving behind his entire (More)

  • Names released for three who died in Jefferson County

    Names released for three who died in Jefferson County

    Posted 2:55 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    FENTON (AP) - Authorities have identified the three people found dead in a suburban St. Louis home from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning as a couple and their adult son.

    Police say 64-year-old Smail Zukic, 55-year-old Asija Zukic and 31-year-old Snead Zukic were found Thursday in a home (More)

  • Ferguson police get body cameras after shooting

    Ferguson police get body cameras after shooting

    Posted 2:47 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old will soon wear body cameras while on patrol.

    KMOV-TV reports that Ferguson police are being trained to use and wear the battery-powered cameras, which (More)

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  • Prairie Farms cuts 66 jobs in St. Louis County

    Prairie Farms cuts 66 jobs in St. Louis County

    Posted 2:39 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    HAZELWOOD (AP) - Sixty-six Prairie Farms Dairy employees in St. Louis County are out of a job, effective immediately.

    The Carlinville, Illinois, company announced the cuts on Friday, citing plans to combine production facilities to improve inefficiencies and reduce costs. Prairie Farms (More)

  • Second officer loses job over Ferguson protest threats

    Second officer loses job over Ferguson protest threats

    Posted 12:44 PM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    GLENDALE - Another St. Louis area police officer is out of a job over threats to Ferguson shooting protesters found online.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Glendale officer Matthew Pappert was fired Thursday over Facebook (More)

  • Deputy resigns, accused of putting pepper spray on inmates' pizza

    Deputy resigns, accused of putting pepper spray on inmates' pizza

    Posted 11:45 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    UNION (AP) - An eastern Missouri deputy has resigned after an incident Aug. 19 in which he allegedly put pepper spray on pizza before giving it to inmates.

    The Washington Missourian reported the deputy met with Franklin County Sheriff Gary Toelke (More)

  • No signs of homeless KC man accused of stealing squad car

    No signs of homeless KC man accused of stealing squad car

    Posted 11:20 AM 8/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two days after a homeless Kansas City man was accused of stealing a police squad car and abandoning it in northern Missouri, investigators said they haven't seen any signs of the 30-year-old suspect.

    Joshua Boyd was charged Thursday in Jackson County with second-degree (More)

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