• Louisiana officer shot and killed after responding to call

    Louisiana officer shot and killed after responding to call

    Posted 9:48 PM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SUNSET, La. - A sheriff in southwest Louisiana said two people are dead, including a police officer responding to a domestic dispute.

    St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz identified the victims as 51-year-old Officer Henry Nelson and 40-year-old Shameka Johnson. He said two other women (More)

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  • Missouri gets nearly $600,000 to support small business exports

    Posted 7:55 PM 8/26/2015 by Katie Hynes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The United States Small Business Administration provided Missouri with nearly $600,000 in federal funding to help Missouri businesses export products to new markets in Central and South America, Governor Jay Nixon announced Wednesday.

    The funding is part of the State Trade and (More)

  • Special education teachers in high demand

    Posted 7:24 PM 8/26/2015 by Nick Komisar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With schools just getting into full swing, many still have job openings. Some of those openings are in the special education field. 

    KOMU-8 received a report from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that shows the demand for special education teachers far (More)

  • Volunteers to be active in parking audits

    Posted 7:22 PM 8/26/2015 by Patrick McGovern, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Parking audits throughout downtown Columbia and local neighborhoods like Benton-Stephens and East Campus will undergo parking audits this week that are not only being conducted by city employees.

    Volunteers were informed of what their tasks will be at Wednesday night's Parking (More)

  • MoDOT begins year long I-70 bridge project in Columbia

    MoDOT begins year long I-70 bridge project in Columbia

    Posted 6:29 PM 8/26/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin a 13-month long construction project along Interstate 70 on Wednesday night.

    Crews will replace I-70 bridges at Business Loop 70, Garth Avenue and Rangeline Street in Columbia.

    The $18 million state highway project is (More)

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  • Camden deputies arrest two in narcotics investigation

    Camden deputies arrest two in narcotics investigation

    Posted 5:00 PM 8/26/2015 by Kylie Callura, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LAKE OZARK - On Tuesday evening, two business owners in Lake Ozark were arrested after deputies served a search warrant and found illegal drugs and narcotics.

    Camden County sheriff's deputies detained Brent John Butler, 45, and Brian Joseph Webster, 20, after recovering methamphetamine (More)

  • Missouri man pleads guilty in couple's deaths

    Missouri man pleads guilty in couple's deaths

    Posted 4:36 PM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 54-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the 2014 deaths of a Springfield couple.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Mark E. Porter pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of 60-year-old Gary Tyrell and his wife, 61-year-old Jan (More)

  • Organizer disputes rumors about funds raised after deadly fire

    Posted 4:09 PM 8/26/2015 by Caileigh Peterson, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE BEACH - The organizer of a fundraiser started after four children died in an Osage Beach fire is squelching rumors the money would not go to the families of those killed.

    Soon after the fire, Gene Snellen started a fundraiser in which the community could donate money at Central Bank (More)

  • Missouri man accused of filling in wetlands

    Missouri man accused of filling in wetlands

    Posted 3:40 PM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A western Missouri man faces a federal charge accusing him of violating federal law when he filled in a wetlands area outside Kansas City.

    The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said a grand jury on Wednesday indicted 60-year-old David (More)

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  • Wrong-way driver in Holts Summit crash had medical condition

    Wrong-way driver in Holts Summit crash had medical condition

    Posted 3:12 PM 8/26/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

    HOLTS SUMMIT - The driver in a wrong-way collision on Highway 54 West in Holts Summit on Tuesday had a medical condition, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Holts Summit police said the MSHP would be (More)

  • St. Louis police, city accused of 'sham investigation'

    St. Louis police, city accused of 'sham investigation'

    Posted 2:50 PM 8/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS - A man who spent three years in prison before his robbery conviction was overturned has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city of St. Louis, its prosecutors and police.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cornell McKay's lawsuit accuses the plaintiffs of a (More)

  • Missouri ACT scores slightly above national average

    Posted 2:47 PM 8/26/2015 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - ACT released its average scores Wednesday, and Missouri high school graduates scored slightly higher than the national average. 

    According to a press release by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, high school graduates in Missouri averaged 21.7, while all (More)

  • Gov. Nixon announces $12 million to Missouri S&T renovations

    Gov. Nixon announces $12 million to Missouri S&T renovations

    Posted 2:29 PM 8/26/2015 by Annie Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter & Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ROLLA - Gov. Jay Nixon announced more than $12 million in renovations and improvements for Missouri University of Science and Technology on Wednesday.

    Missouri S&T plans to use the funds to repair and improve Schrenk Hall, a building that houses classrooms, teaching and research (More)

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