• Independence postal station fined in carrier's death

    Independence postal station fined in carrier's death

    Posted 10:35 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - An administrative law judge upheld a citation issued to the U.S. Postal Service after a carrier in Missouri died of excessive heat.

    The Postal Service had contested the citation when it was issued in 2012 after 57-year-old John Watzlawick of Blue Springs collapsed on (More)

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  • Missouri S&T gets $3 million for cybersecurity effort

    Missouri S&T gets $3 million for cybersecurity effort

    Posted 10:29 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ROLLA (AP) - A $3 million federal grant will fund scholarships for 16 master's degree and doctoral students at Missouri University of Science and Technology to specialize in cybersecurity.

    The university said recipients of the National Science Foundation grants will serve at a federal (More)

  • Columbia College president issues video game challenge

    Columbia College president issues video game challenge

    Posted 10:00 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The new president of Columbia College will test his video game skills against the winner of a student competition with a year's worth of free textbooks on the line.

    Scott Dalrymple is hosting an online Madden NFL video game tournament next month as part of his inauguration (More)

  • St. Louis attorney confirmed as new ambassador to Ireland

    St. Louis attorney confirmed as new ambassador to Ireland

    Posted 9:48 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of St. Louis attorney Kevin O'Malley as U.S. ambassador to Ireland.

    President Barack Obama nominated O'Malley to the post in June. The Senate approved the appointment Thursday on a unanimous voice vote.

    O'Malley is (More)

  • City of St. Louis in Elite Eight for hosting Final Four

    City of St. Louis in Elite Eight for hosting Final Four

    Posted 9:31 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito is hopeful after meeting with NCAA officials about the city's bid to host an upcoming men's basketball Final Four.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported six NCAA officials have visited St. Louis. Viverito told the (More)

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  • Authorities ID body found floating in Lake of the Ozarks

    Authorities ID body found floating in Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 9:09 AM 9/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAMDENTON (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is waiting for autopsy results to determine the cause of death of a man found floating in the Lake of the Ozarks.

    The patrol said a homeowner found the body of 55-year-old David Martin of Kaiser Wednesday in the Niangua Arm of the lake.

    The patrol said it is investigating to determine if Martin's death is either a drowning or a possible homicide.

     

  • Apple's new release ups competition to the smartphone market

    Posted 7:46 AM 9/19/2014 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be released Friday in Columbia. These new Apple products feature faster LTE speeds and allow payments with the help of certain applications on the phone.

    The ability to use your phone as a payment method at checkout is not entirely new. (More)

  • Retail jobs steadily increasing across mid-Missouri over last year

    Posted 3:22 AM 9/19/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - ALDI hosted a hiring event Friday morning for its stores throughout mid-Missouri.

    ALDI hosted the hiring event at the Comfort Inn on 1801 W. Outer Road for its stores in Moberly, Columbia, Jefferson City and Mexico.

    "As the retail sector grows, that certainly helps cities (More)

  • Lincoln University students rally for young voters

    Posted 8:06 PM 9/18/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Students and faculty at Lincoln University are urging people to register to vote for the upcoming November election. 

    The Lincoln University chapter of the Missouri Association for Social Welfare invited Reverend Dr. Vernon Howard to rally students and residents to (More)

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  • Parks and Recreation release new changes to Cosmo-Bethel Park

    Posted 8:05 PM 9/18/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Parks and Recreation released their plans for several improvements to Cosmo-Bethel Park on Thursday.

    One of their main projects is changing the gravel trails along the lake with concrete.

    Gabe Huffington, Park Services Manager for Columbia Parks (More)

  • Missouri inmate population rises, federal numbers fall

    Posted 7:27 PM 9/18/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After three consecutive years of decline, the United State's prison inmate population increased slightly last year, according to a report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics. 

    The Justice Department (More)

  • Columbia police hope new ATVs help with public interaction

    Posted 1:44 PM 9/15/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said it may have found a way to improve its interaction with residents and visitors in the District.

    The department purchased two John Deere Gators last March for its Downtown Unit, which patrols the downtown area and neighboring east campus.

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  • Governor Nixon announces plan for lottery education funding

    Governor Nixon announces plan for lottery education funding

    Posted 6:53 PM 9/18/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Lottery's operations need to focus more funding toward education. This comes after a review from (More)

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