• Federal grand jury indicts former felon on firearm charges

    Federal grand jury indicts former felon on firearm charges

    Posted 4:03 PM 3/30/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A federal grand jury indicted a felon from Linn who is accused of illegally possessing a dozen firearms. 

    Court documents released Monday reveal a grand jury charged 58-year-old Charles Howard Trimble Feb. 25 with two counts of being a felon in possession of a (More)

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  • Cole County Sheriff announces retirement, reflects on time served

    Posted 3:30 PM 3/30/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - In a press conference Monday, Cole County Sheriff Greg White recounted his almost 10 years as sheriff, and formally announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2016. 

    White, who has served in law enforcement for a total of 34 years, said in a press release and (More)

  • Construction starts on water line on Texas Avenue

    Posted 3:29 PM 3/30/2015 by Quinn Cochran, KOMU 8 Reporter

     COLUMBIA - Columbia Water and Light started replacing a 6-inch water line on Texas Avenue Monday. The existing pipe will be replaced with an 8-inch water main from Creasy Springs Road to Parkade Boulevard and a 12-inch water main from Parkade Boulevard to Garth Avenue.

    "In 2008, the (More)

  • 4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

    4 journalists arrested during Ferguson protests sue police

    Posted 3:25 PM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Four journalists arrested during last summer's protests over the Ferguson shooting death of Michael Brown are suing St. Louis County's police department for civil rights violations and unlawful detention.

    The lawsuit filed Monday in St. Louis also names 20 unidentified St. (More)

  • Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

    Auditor spokesman left note before apparent suicide

    Posted 2:36 PM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Police say the spokesman for Missouri auditor's office left a note before his apparent suicide, which came about a month after his boss killed himself.

    Jefferson City Police spokesman Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Monday that 44-year-old Robert "Spence" Jackson died (More)

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  • Weekly Wellness: March into physical activity

    Posted 12:45 PM 3/30/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    We hear it all the time: "You need to exercise." But why? And for how long? And doing what? Well, let's break it down by question.

    Why do we need to exercise?

    (More)
  • Fulton Public Schools self-reporting federal law violations

    Posted 12:16 PM 3/30/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Fulton School District Superintendent Dr. Jaque Cowherd reports the school district is self-reporting federal law violations to the Family Policy Compliance Office of the US Department of Education.

    "We had a complete legal review done of the activity and the questions and our (More)

  • State Auditor's office releases statement on Jackson death

    State Auditor's office releases statement on Jackson death

    Posted 11:58 AM 3/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Auditor John Watson released a statement Monday morning on the death of former auditor spokesman Spence Jackson.

    The statement said, "on behalf of the State Auditor's Office, I want to ask citizens of Missouri to join us in keeping the family of Spence (More)

  • Cole County Sheriff Greg White announces retirement

    Cole County Sheriff Greg White announces retirement

    Posted 11:05 AM 3/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Cole County Sheriff Greg White announced Monday he will retire after this year.

    White has served in law enforcement for 34 years. 

    "I suspect that is long enough," White said in a news release. He will be 64 in 2016, when he would otherwise seek (More)

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  • Lawsuit seeking millions for former Jackson County workers

    Lawsuit seeking millions for former Jackson County workers

    Posted 10:35 AM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Lawyers are seeking what could be millions of dollars in damages for people who worked at the Jackson County Courthouse during an asbestos removal project in the early 1980s.

    Attorney Lou Accurso said the employees should receive free medical testing for the rest of (More)

  • Police: Schweich spokesperson appears to have committed suicide

    Posted 9:17 AM 3/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Police Department said Monday morning the former spokesperson for the late Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich appeared to have killed himself.

    Captain Doug Shoemaker said the police department was  called to an apartment in the 900 block of (More)

  • St. Joseph school administrator settles lawsuit

    St. Joseph school administrator settles lawsuit

    Posted 8:04 AM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - The St. Joseph school district has settled a wrongful death lawsuit with its chief financial officer.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reported  the district's Board of Education voted Thursday to settle the lawsuit with Beau Musser but details of the agreement were not (More)

  • Artist buries art across St. Louis for Easter hunt

    Artist buries art across St. Louis for Easter hunt

    Posted 7:37 AM 3/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis artist has planned an unusual Easter art project in the city.

    Rather than search for eggs, artist Zack Smithey will encourage people to search for 1,000 pieces of art that he plans to hide around the city this week. The Easter Art Search will culminate with a (More)

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