• Funeral home visitation set for Post-Dispatch movie critic

    Funeral home visitation set for Post-Dispatch movie critic

    Posted 7:51 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Family and friends of a longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch film critic killed in a one-vehicle wreck were set to have the opportunity to share their memories of him during a funeral home visitation this weekend.

    Visitation for 56-year-old Joe Williams of Brentwood was (More)

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  • Effort starts to fight Kansas City's new minimum wage law

    Effort starts to fight Kansas City's new minimum wage law

    Posted 7:44 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A group of business associations started a petition drive to try to force a referendum election aimed at overturning Kansas City's new minimum wage law.

    The Kansas City Star reported the group has until Aug. 25 to gather about 3,400 signatures to challenge the measure (More)

  • Family of 4 rescued from sinking boat

    Family of 4 rescued from sinking boat

    Posted 7:40 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Members of a family are recovering after being rescued from a sinking boat on the Mississippi River.

    KMOV-TV reported that a family of four was rescued Tuesday night in St. Charles County.

    Firefighters said two adults and two children were on a boat near Two Branch (More)

  • St. Louis authorities call woman's April death a homicide

    St. Louis authorities call woman's April death a homicide

    Posted 7:23 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Investigators said a Ferguson woman's death in St. Louis in April was a homicide.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the St. Louis' medical examiner reclassified 46-year-old Denise Beasley's death, saying she succumbed to head trauma. The case initially had been (More)

  • Stricter energy codes could be coming to new Columbia buildings

    Posted 10:22 PM 7/28/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A change in energy efficiency standards or codes could mean extra money for future Columbia businesses. 

    The Environment and Energy Commission discussed and voted on a letter to pass on to city council discussing a new potential energy code for Columbia buildings.

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  • Two killed in collision after fugitive tries to run from police

    Two killed in collision after fugitive tries to run from police

    Posted 1:21 PM 7/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON (AP) - Two drivers were killed in a head-on collision that occurred when a suspect fled from authorities in southwest Missouri.

    According to a report from Arkansas State Police, 61-year-old Terry Lee Stambaugh of Harrison and 31-year-old Jason Alan Adcock of Ridgedale, Missouri (More)

  • Renovated Missouri State residence hall won't open on time

    Renovated Missouri State residence hall won't open on time

    Posted 5:39 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Some Missouri State University students will be housed in hotels when the semester begins next month.

    University officials said a $13 million renovation of the Sunvilla Towers residence hall is taking longer than expected and not all of the floors will be ready when (More)

  • Police: Man shot in head at intersection near Florissant

    Police: Man shot in head at intersection near Florissant

    Posted 5:27 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - St. Louis County police were investigating after they said a 21-year-old man was shot in the head while in his vehicle near Florissant.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police said the man appeared to have been driving near an intersection when he was shot. He was transported to a hospital. His condition was not immediately clear.

    Police said they do not have any suspects in custody.

     

  • Police: Inmate assaults St. Peters officers in escape effort

    Police: Inmate assaults St. Peters officers in escape effort

    Posted 5:22 AM 7/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. PETERS (AP) - Authorities said a corrections officer was seriously injured after an inmate tried to escape from St. Peters police headquarters.

    According to police, a 27-year-old man, who was a suspect in a burglary investigation, assaulted two corrections officers Monday.

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  • Cherry Street corridor considered in Columbia

    Posted 7:45 PM 7/28/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Columbia Leadership Council discussed plans to create the new entrance into downtown Columbia starting at Flat Branch Park on Cherry Street.

    The Leadership Council looked at images constructed in the Charrette report about what the new Cherry Street corridor could (More)

  • Nixon sets special election to fill Missouri House vacancies

    Nixon sets special election to fill Missouri House vacancies

    Posted 7:09 PM 7/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Special elections have been scheduled to replace three Missouri lawmakers who resigned.

    Gov. Jay Nixon on Tuesday announced elections will be held Nov. 3.

    One vacancy comes after former Republican House Speaker John Diehl, of Town and Country, resigned in May. (More)

  • Missouri agribusiness experts get the latest on weather and crops

    Posted 6:08 PM 7/28/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The weather is playing a big role in state agriculture this year.

    Tuesday's Crop Injury Diagnostic Clinic at the Bradford Research Center in Columbia examined specific ways that crops are being affected now and what can be expected the rest of the year. 

    The annual (More)

  • Police search farm for missing woman's remains

    Police search farm for missing woman's remains

    Posted 4:12 PM 7/28/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. JAMES - The Phelps County Sheriff Department and the Missouri State Highway Patrol searched Monday for the remains of a woman who was reported missing in May.

    Jacquelyn Auten-Metz, 52, was last seen with her boyfriend, Jessie Lee Bockover, on  the 21000 block of County Road 3644 (More)

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