• Moberly Schools says "lack of communication" following threat

    Posted 11:40 AM 10/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer, Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Moberly Public Schools apologized Thursday after a threat sparked rumors and concern among parents. 

    School administrators said a student at Moberly High School threatened to bring a gun to school Wednesday. They clarified Thursday morning "there was no weapon at school. (More)

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  • Columbia man arrested for child porn in email account

    Columbia man arrested for child porn in email account

    Posted 10:59 AM 10/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Boone County Sheriff's deputies arrested a Columbia man Wednesday after an email investigation led them to pornographic images on his computer. Deputies from the department's Cyber Crimes Task Force made the arrest. 

    Deputies said they arrested Jonathan Hillyard, 30, after (More)

  • College teammate of Royals outfielder says he deserves a ring

    Posted 10:40 AM 10/30/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Royals outfielder Alex Gordon was 90 feet away from tying World Series game 7 in Kansas City Wednesday. 

    Gordon hit a triple and was left stranded when catcher Salvador Perez hit a pop fly to end the game.

    Gordon played third base at the University of Nebraska and (More)

  • Downtown Kansas City sees growth since Royals last World Series

    Posted 10:13 AM 10/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Royals success in 2014 season helped bring life to an area that did not exist the last time the Royals were in the World Series in 1985.

    The Power and Light District in Kansas City became the spot to watch the World Series for fans that did not have tickets to (More)

  • Phelps County grand jury indicts custodian on hate crime charge

    Phelps County grand jury indicts custodian on hate crime charge

    Posted 9:02 AM 10/30/2014 by Kellan Marvin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    PHELPS COUNTY - A Phelps County grand jury has indicted 44-year-old Johnnie A. Landis on a class D felony charge of harassment. Prosecutors charged Landis with the hate crime after allegations he made a noose, threatening to hang a coworker at the St. James R-1 School District June 16.

    The (More)

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  • Columbia man shares connection with Ebola survivor

    Posted 8:29 AM 10/30/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As the first healthcare worker diagnosed with Ebola in the United States recovers at home with her family, a Columbia man shared his connection to Nina Pham. 

    Columbia resident Victor Tran was watching CNN when the news hit close to home.

    "Within the span of 30 (More)

  • Woman hurt when tree falls through house

    Woman hurt when tree falls through house

    Posted 8:06 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A southeast Missouri woman is recovering from injuries after a tree that was being removed from an adjoining lot fell the wrong way and crashed into her house.

    The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that Patricia Montiel of Poplar Bluff was injured Oct. 24 (More)

  • Halloween is a dangerous night for impaired driving

    Posted 2:22 AM 10/30/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Halloween festivities will start Thursday and transportation officials want Mid-Missourians to take precaution and stay safe.

    With an increased number of pedestrians on roadways and alcohol fueled parties, the Missouri Department of (More)

  • Man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

    Man gets life in prison in Jefferson City death

    Posted 6:26 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A St. Louis man was sentenced to life in prison for a shooting death in Jefferson City.

    The Jefferson City News Tribune reports Calvin Huston was sentenced Wednesday for second-degree murder for the death in December 2012 of 41-year-old Andre Hudson. He also was given (More)

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  • St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 crash

    St. Louis man charged in fatal 2013 crash

    Posted 5:16 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis man who police say caused a fatal wreck last year has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of a crash.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 37-year-old Mikal Felton was charged this week but wasn't in custody Wednesday.

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  • Ex-Missouri jailer pleads guilty in assault case

    Ex-Missouri jailer pleads guilty in assault case

    Posted 5:14 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A former Missouri correctional officer has pleaded guilty to violating an inmate's constitutional rights during an assault at a county jail.

    Thirty-three-year-old Eric Bottorff of St. Joseph admitted Wednesday to beating a 29-year-old inmate at the Clay County Detention (More)

  • Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

    Comic Smirnoff visits MU campus for sitcom fodder

    Posted 4:30 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Branson funnyman Yakov Smirnoff hopes that some time spent in University of Missouri classrooms will provide fodder for an upcoming TV sitcom.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Smirnoff is scheduled to visit Columbia and observe classes focused on relationships as (More)

  • Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

    Zombie apocalypse teaches Missouri S&T students

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ROLLA (AP) - A zombie apocalypse is helping Missouri University of Science and Technology students prepare for careers in engineering and management.

    Associate professor Ivan Guardiola says shows like "The Walking Dead" were really popular when he developed a zombie doomsday scenario for a (More)

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