• Hanaway resumes campaign after Tom Schweich's suicide

    Hanaway resumes campaign after Tom Schweich's suicide

    Posted 7:50 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri gubernatorial candidate Catherine Hanaway resumed her campaign after taking a month-long break because of the suicide of Republican rival Tom Schweich.

    Hanaway was meeting with supporters Friday in Springfield and plans to speak at several Republican events (More)

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  • Many University of Missouri administrators accepted buyouts

    Many University of Missouri administrators accepted buyouts

    Posted 7:44 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Almost half of eligible academic administrators at the University of Missouri have accepted voluntary buyouts.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reported 13 of the 28 eligible administrators accepted buyouts of 1.5 times their salaries, not to exceed $200,000. The buyouts, which (More)

  • Lebanon man charged after allegedly abducting, attacking woman

    Lebanon man charged after allegedly abducting, attacking woman

    Posted 7:40 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    LEBANON (AP) - A southwestern Missouri man was accused of abducting a convenience store clerk at knifepoint, forcing her to drive to a secluded area and sexually attacking her.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported 35-year-old Justin Ockerman of Lebanon was charged with rape, kidnapping (More)

  • 2 Mo. postal workers indicted for stealing mail, drinking at work

    2 Mo. postal workers indicted for stealing mail, drinking at work

    Posted 7:33 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors have accused one Missouri postal worker of dumping mail and another of embezzlement.

    The U.S. attorney's office announced indictments Thursday against 54-year-old David Thompson, of Warrensburg, and 24-year-old Jacob Crisp, formerly of Kansas City. A (More)

  • Suspect in Missouri killing arrested after chase in Arizona

    Suspect in Missouri killing arrested after chase in Arizona

    Posted 6:53 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - Arizona authorities said they arrested a man sought in a Missouri killing.

    The Arizona Department of Public Safety said 52-year-old Michael Mcafee was arrested Thursday night after a pursuit on westbound Interstate 10 in the southeastern outskirts of Phoenix.

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  • Mid-Missouri students compete in state geography bee

    Posted 6:40 PM 3/27/2015 by Tom Barclay, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - 106 students from across Missouri showed off their brain power on Friday for a spot in the annual National Geographic Bee.

    The kids competed at the University of Missouri in the state-level geography bee organized by the National Geographic Society. 14 students from mid-Missouri (More)

  • Michael Sam says gay NFL players have reached out to him

    Michael Sam says gay NFL players have reached out to him

    Posted 6:08 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    DALLAS (AP) - Michael Sam said there are "a lot" of gay players in the NFL and some have reached out to him.

    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Sam gave a speech Thursday at the Dallas Holocaust Museum and took questions from the audience.

    Sam said, "I'm just saying there is a (More)

  • Missouri pawn shop owner found guilty on weapon, assault charges

    Missouri pawn shop owner found guilty on weapon, assault charges

    Posted 4:09 PM 3/27/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A jury found a Mexico man guilty of assault and weapons charges Thursday after he shot a gun at a car full of people in 2014.

    Attorney General Chris Koster said Friday a jury found Richard Whipple, 41, guilty on two counts of unlawful use of a weapon, one count of first (More)

  • High-speed chase suspect faces state and county charges

    High-speed chase suspect faces state and county charges

    Posted 1:34 PM 3/27/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - The suspect in a high-speed chase down Highway 54 Thursday faces charges from two states and two counties.

    The Cole County Sheriff's Department named Pearlie Bell as the suspect Friday.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Bell's vehicle was linked to a home (More)

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  • Missouri man pleads guilty in double homicide case

    Missouri man pleads guilty in double homicide case

    Posted 1:59 PM 3/27/2015 by Jieyang Zheng, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    MORGAN COUNTY - A Missouri man pleaded guilty in Laclede County court Friday morning to a double homicide case from Dec. 2012.

    Ronald Blowers was charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the killing of Wayne and Mable Wells.

    An autopsy revealed they died of blunt force (More)

  • Arrowhead, Kauffman stadiums' food service fires manager

    Arrowhead, Kauffman stadiums' food service fires manager

    Posted 12:24 PM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A food safety manager at Kauffman and Arrowhead stadiums in Kansas City says he was fired after complaining about dirty conditions.

    Jon Costa shared with ESPN's "Outside the Lines" a letter that he said came from his former employer, Aramark. The March 17 letter said (More)

  • Deer hunters share mixed reactions over possible changes

    Deer hunters share mixed reactions over possible changes

    Posted 11:01 AM 3/27/2015 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Mid-Missourians gathered Friday morning at the Busy Corner Cafe in Fulton to share their thoughts and concerns about proposed deer hunting changes.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation is trying to find ways to grow the deer population in the state and it proposed (More)

  • Woman fatally shot, man wounded in Cape Girardeau County

    Woman fatally shot, man wounded in Cape Girardeau County

    Posted 10:12 AM 3/27/2015 by The Associated Press

    GORDONVILLE (AP) - Authorities in southeast Missouri are investigating the shooting death of a 27-year-old woman.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that the victim has been identified as Melissa Luttrell of Cape Girardeau County.

    Authorities were called Thursday to a home near (More)

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