• Gathering planned at MU's Speaker's Circle after Ferguson decision

    Posted 6:09 PM 11/24/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - People gathered outside of University of Missouri's Speaker's Circle Monday night after a grand jury reached a decision on whether to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown.

    About two dozen people, some students from MU for Michael Brown (More)

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  • Live Stream of announcement of grand jury decision in Ferguson

    Live Stream of announcement of grand jury decision in Ferguson

    Posted 4:31 PM 11/24/2014 by KOMU 8Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA -  (KOMU will have the news conference in its entirety on the live stream page.) St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch is now expected to speak around 8 p.m. CST about the grand jury decision in the August shooting of (More)

  • Representative to file prescription monitoring bill

    Posted 3:48 PM 11/24/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - State Representative Holly Rehder launched a coalition Monday and outlined her plans to present a bill that addresses a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP).

    The PDMP Now Coalition is preparing to present the bill during the 2015 legislative session. PDMP Now (More)

  • Jefferson City Police say officer shot at during car chase

    Jefferson City Police say officer shot at during car chase

    Posted 2:34 PM 11/24/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police have arrested three suspects they said were involved in a vehicle chase Monday afternoon. Police were searching for a handgun off Highway 94 just east of the U.S. 63/U.S. 54 intersection around 2 p.m. Officers later found the handgun in that area. 

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  • Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    Reports: Ferguson grand jury has reached decision

    Posted 1:25 PM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Media outlets citing unidentified sources are reporting that the grand jury considering whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be charged in the death of Michael Brown has reached a decision.

    The Associated Press was not able to confirm the reports Monday (More)

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  • Missourians in rural areas need more physicians

    Posted 1:03 PM 11/24/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - There's a high demand for physicians not only in Missouri but across the country. Missouri health officials are searching for remedies to help meet a demand for primary care physicians in rural Missouri areas.

    There's legislation in progress to help assistant physicians practice (More)

  • 17-year-old arrested, police say he robbed shop with airsoft gun

    17-year-old arrested, police say he robbed shop with airsoft gun

    Posted 12:34 PM 11/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police said Monday they've arrested a suspect who they said used what appeared to be a semi-automatic handgun to hold up a Jefferson City snack shop Friday.

    The news release said the suspect walked into the Bee Line Snack Shop at 1100 Missouri Blvd. around 9 p.m. Friday (More)

  • The Missouri Lottery will advertise in fortune cookies

    The Missouri Lottery will advertise in fortune cookies

    Posted 11:46 AM 11/24/2014 by Anna Kowalska and Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Lottery is introducing a new type of promotion. Over 1 million fortune cookies with lucky numbers inside will be distributed to Chinese restaurants through the state starting Nov 24.

    By sponsoring the lucky numbers inside the cookies, the Missouri Lottery wants to (More)

  • Deputies: Three suspects on the loose after weekend burglary

    Deputies: Three suspects on the loose after weekend burglary

    Posted 10:24 AM 11/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Deputies said they've made no arrests and three suspects are on the loose after a burglary in the El Chaparral subdivision Sunday.

    Deputies said suspects stole "numerous items of value" after breaking into a home in the 1700 block of El Chaparral Avenue Sunday (More)

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  • Suspect charged with murdering his grandmother pleads insanity

    Suspect charged with murdering his grandmother pleads insanity

    Posted 9:11 AM 11/24/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    HOLTS SUMMIT - A teen charged with murdering his grandmother in a January incident pleaded not guilty Friday by reason of insanity. 

    Ryan Koebel, 17, faces charges including one count of first-degree murder, four counts of armed criminal action and three counts of assaulting a law (More)

  • AP Sources: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

    AP Sources: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary

    Posted 8:41 AM 11/24/2014 by Julie Pace, The Associate Press White House Correspondent

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Administration sources say that Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning from President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

    Hagel, a former Republican senator, has served as Pentagon chief since early 2013. Obama is expected to announce the resignation Monday.

    The official (More)

  • Plans for doctor training in Springfield stall

    Plans for doctor training in Springfield stall

    Posted 8:05 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Plans for a Springfield medical program to train doctors are stalled because of a lack of state funds.

    The proposal was for a partnership between Missouri State University and the University of Missouri. It would allow students to spend their final two years of medical (More)

  • Missouri man pleads guilty in 13-year-old's death

    Missouri man pleads guilty in 13-year-old's death

    Posted 7:42 AM 11/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    IBERIA (AP) - A southwest Missouri man will spend life in prison without parole in the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl.

    Miller County prosecutors say 31-year-old Steven Henderson of Iberia avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty Friday to first-degree murder in the June 2013 (More)

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