• Seminar helps unemployed women find work

    Posted 8:55 PM 9/30/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Twenty years ago, Felicia English was a high school student living in the projects, struggling to support her newborn baby.

    "Now here I am, a masters student, a first-time homeowner, first generation college student...and it's a blessing," English said.

    After getting (More)

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  • Education Commissioner talks in Randolph County about next steps

    Posted 7:51 PM 9/30/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro sat down with Randolph county residents Tuesday to talk about the state of education in Missouri.

    Nicastro opened the floor for questions about school funding, Common Core Standards, Amendment 3 and teachers carrying guns in the (More)

  • Event informs people of their Medicare Part D enrollment options

    Posted 7:36 PM 9/30/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON- As the open enrollment period approaches, Fulton residents were able to learn about their options to make the best decision possible for their situation at an event Tuesday. 

    The event informed people of their options and what they have to take care of before the deadline and (More)

  • Preparing for winter, paying for summer storms

    Posted 2:09 PM 9/25/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Clean up and power line repairs have long since finished after a July storm knocked out power for 14,000 Columbia residents. But, Columbia Water and Light just wrapped up final budgeting from the storm this month. 

    "We probably lose power 2 to 3 times a year," Columbia (More)

  • Fire that killed woman, toddler ruled as arson

    Fire that killed woman, toddler ruled as arson

    Posted 6:01 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) - A suburban Kansas City fire that killed a woman and young girl has been ruled arson.

    The Kansas City Star reports the adult victim of the early Monday morning in Grandview has been identified as 37-year-old Anika M. (More)

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  • Columbia Public Schools extends radius for crime notifications

    Posted 5:53 PM 9/30/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public School district is extending the radius in which it receives notifications from public safety joint communications. 

    Columbia Public Schools (CPS) uses a system called First Watch which is connected with the 911 dispatch center. The system sends text (More)

  • Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

    Posted 5:49 PM 9/30/2014 by David Warren and Lauran Neergaard, The Associated Press

    DALLAS (AP) - Health officials say a patient at a Dallas hospital who has tested positive for Ebola arrived in Texas from Liberia earlier this month and showed no symptoms while on the plane.

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Frieden said Tuesday that officials (More)

  • Woman suspected of shoplifting arrested on drug charges

    Woman suspected of shoplifting arrested on drug charges

    Posted 5:20 PM 9/30/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - Officers responding to a shoplifting call on Tuesday ended up arresting a Mexico woman on drug charges.

    The Fulton Police Department said an officer arrested Teresa Lopez around noon Tuesday after finding several grams of meth, as well as scales and packaging materials.

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  • Columbia police officers win tactical shooting competition

    Columbia police officers win tactical shooting competition

    Posted 5:17 PM 9/30/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers participated in a tactical shooting competition Tuesday and walked away winners.

    CPD said Officers Ryan Brunstrom, Porter Wilson, Patrick Corcoran and Andrew Arnold participated in the Callaway Nuclear Plant Annual Local Law Enforcement Agency Tactical (More)

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  • 19-year-old Missouri student found dead in fraternity house

    Posted 4:05 PM 9/30/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police said 19-year-old student Cale Boedeker died Monday night.

    CPD was dispatched to Alpha Gamma Rho at 602 South College Avenue at 11:43 p.m. 

    When officers and medics arrived they found Boedeker unconscious and pronounced him dead at the scene.

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  • Francine Katz's motion for new trial denied

    Francine Katz's motion for new trial denied

    Posted 3:56 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch has been turned down in her request for a new trial.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the decision on Francine Katz's motion was announced Tuesday.

    Katz was once the (More)

  • Contractor fined for Joplin tornado scam

    Contractor fined for Joplin tornado scam

    Posted 3:08 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A California contractor has been fined thousands of dollars and was banned from doing business in Missouri after scamming two people whose homes were destroyed by the 2011 tornado in Joplin.

    Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced in a news release Tuesday a (More)

  • Law license suspended for ex-St. Louis mayor

    Law license suspended for ex-St. Louis mayor

    Posted 2:55 PM 9/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. for mishandling clients' money.

    The court order Tuesday allows Bosley to apply in six months for his license to be reinstated.

    Bosley served as St. Louis mayor (More)

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