• Environmentalist groups fight nuclear power plant licensing

    Posted 5:30 PM 10/14/2014 by Brittany Rendak, KOMU 8 News

    FULTON - Clean energy organizations around the U.S., including one from Missouri, filed a new petition to challenge the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's ability to issue new reactor licenses and license renewals.

    The 17 groups argue that the NRC has not fully addressed the issues what (More)

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  • MU program awarded six grants totaling about $600,000

    Posted 1:12 PM 10/23/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's Coulter Translational Partnership Program awarded six grants totaling about $600,000.

    The grants help launch biomedical research projects from laboratory study to health care innovations. The six research teams each include a faculty member from the (More)

  • 114-mile high-speed chase ends with arrest of Columbia man

    114-mile high-speed chase ends with arrest of Columbia man

    Posted 4:40 PM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Columbia man accused of leading law enforcement on a 114-mile high-speed chase in northwest Missouri is jailed in Jackson County on numerous charges.

    Prosecutors on Thursday charged 32-year-old Donald Buckner with robbery, armed criminal action and resisting a lawful (More)

  • Columbia schools revisiting policy to arm safety officers

    Posted 12:14 PM 10/23/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A revamped policy proposal could change the way Columbia public schools are protected.

    The policy would allow two CPS district employees in the safety and security department to carry firearms.

    CPS spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said if the proposal is passed, the (More)

  • Columbia downtown council makes infrastructure recommendations

    Posted 3:38 PM 10/23/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After nine months in the making, the Downtown Leadership Council (DLC) will be presenting recommendations to the Columbia City Council about infrastructure improvements.

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  • MU study shows skin care products increase BPA absorption

    Posted 3:20 PM 10/23/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MU study shows BPA from thermal paper cash receipts can be absorbed into the body much faster if skin care products are on the hands before handling the receipt.

    Skin care products such as lotion, soap, and hand sanitizer speed up the absorption rate on BPA into the (More)

  • Waterline repair closes sidewalks, reroutes traffic for Homecoming

    Posted 2:50 PM 10/23/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A waterline repair and relocation at the Opus construction site is causing sidewalk closures and traffic lane rerouting in downtown Columbia for Homecoming weekend.

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  • Opening Drive, previewing high school football: district playoffs

    Posted 2:48 PM 10/23/2014 by Tyler Greever and Andrew Kauffman, KOUM 8 Sports Reporters

    COLUMBIA - On this week's episode of Opening Drive, find out why the color pink means a little bit more to one California football player and how one Tolton man won the drawing of a lifetime.

    Then, our hosts take a look at where every team in the mid-Missouri area is playing for the district playoffs.

    Finally, we preview the best playoff matchups this week. 

  • Police: Glasgow court clerk admits to forgery and embezzlement

    Posted 9:45 AM 10/23/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    GLASGOW -  A court document says court clerk Julie Strodtman admitted she was responsible for misappropriating more than $16,000 from the city of Glasgow.

    According to a police report, City Administrator Kevin Atwood told authorities October 14 that an auditor had discovered money was (More)

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  • Club owner accused of allowing topless dancing

    Club owner accused of allowing topless dancing

    Posted 1:37 PM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    DIXON (AP) - A Missouri strip club owner is facing 10 misdemeanor charges accusing him of allowing dancers to perform topless, allowing alcohol to be consumed at the club and keeping the business open later than the law allows.

    Officers with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office raided After (More)

  • Investigation underway into 10,000 gallon hog waste spill

    Posted 1:22 PM 10/23/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter


    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Missouri Department of Natural Resources investigation is underway into what exactly caused a 10,000 gallon hog waste spill into a tributary of Miller Creek.

    The spill was originally discovered by local farmer Ronnie O'Neal when he was working on his (More)

  • Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

    Family releasing autopsy of young man shot by cop

    Posted 12:13 PM 10/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The family of an 18-year-old killed by a St. Louis police officer is planning to release details of an independent autopsy.

    The owner of Austin Layne Mortuary says relatives of Vonderrit Myers Jr. will release the autopsy findings Thursday at the funeral home.

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  • Kansas City Royals team name inspired by historic livestock show

    Posted 11:13 AM 10/23/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The 2014 World Series wasn't the only World Series in Kansas City Wednesday.

    The 118th American Royal Livestock Show kicked off in Kansas City, an event with strong ties to the 2014 American League champions. While the Kansas City Royals played their first game in 1969, their (More)

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