• Chinese consulate at odds with Missouri proposal for Taiwan trade

    Chinese consulate at odds with Missouri proposal for Taiwan trade

    Posted 10:26 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Chinese consulate opposes a Missouri measure encouraging the U.S. government to resume trade talks with and continue weapons sales to Taiwan.

    State lawmakers received letters this month from the Chinese consulate in Chicago.

    The letter says treating Taiwan (More)

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  • Hearing shows review of entire Missouri tax code wanted

    Hearing shows review of entire Missouri tax code wanted

    Posted 10:22 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Business groups say they support a proposed multi-year review of Missouri's tax code by a panel of experts.

    Republican Sen. Bob Dixon, of Springfield, said an in-depth study of the tax code was desperately needed during a Senate committee hearing on the measure.

    (More)
  • Two carjacking suspects arrested after trying to flee police

    Two carjacking suspects arrested after trying to flee police

    Posted 10:16 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis authorities say two teen carjacking suspects have been arrested after trying to flee police.

    Police say an officer on Sunday morning spotted a vehicle matching the description of one reported stolen earlier in the week. They say the stolen car took off and later (More)

  • Jury deliberations drag into third day for accused CIA leaker

    Jury deliberations drag into third day for accused CIA leaker

    Posted 10:09 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Jurors have reached a third day of deliberations in the case of an ex-CIA officer accused of leaking secrets about a classified operation to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions.

    The trial is in its third week in federal court in Alexandria, with deliberations expected to (More)

  • Woman fatally struck by two vehicles in St. Louis

    Woman fatally struck by two vehicles in St. Louis

    Posted 9:56 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities say a 45-year-old woman has died after being struck by two vehicles as she was leaving a St. Louis restaurant.

    The accident occurred just before 7 p.m. Sunday. Police say the woman was taken to a local hospital, where she later died. A man who she was walking (More)

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  • Man drives through garage, shoots occupants of NW Missouri home

    Man drives through garage, shoots occupants of NW Missouri home

    Posted 9:50 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    FAUCETT (AP) - A 34-year-old man has been charged with killing a man and wounding a woman after driving through the closed garage door of a rural northwest Missouri home.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 34-year-old Daron Simpson was charged Saturday night in Buchanan County with (More)

  • Three Kansas City teens charged in slaying of 14-year-old girl

    Three Kansas City teens charged in slaying of 14-year-old girl

    Posted 9:43 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Three Kansas City teenagers have been charged in the shooting death of a 14-year-old girl.

    The Jackson County prosecutor's office announced Sunday that 17-year-old Issac M. Carter, 17-year-old Ce-Antonyo D. Kennedy and 18-year-old Dominic McDaniel face charges of (More)

  • Suspect shot by police in Hannibal

    Suspect shot by police in Hannibal

    Posted 7:43 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    HANNIBAL (AP) - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating after a police officer shot and wounded a suspect in the northeast Missouri town of Hannibal.

    Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis says an officer spotted 24-year-old DaMark Rudd Saturday night in the downtown area.

    (More)
  • Springfield police officer shot

    Springfield police officer shot

    Posted 6:45 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield police officer is hospitalized after being shot.

    Police say the officer was responding to a "check person" call in north Springfield about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer.

    Springfield police Capt. Greg Higdon says (More)

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  • McCulloch to discuss Ferguson, policing at SLU law forum

    McCulloch to discuss Ferguson, policing at SLU law forum

    Posted 6:09 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch will serve as keynote speaker at a Saint Louis University symposium on law enforcement issues after the fatal Ferguson police shooting.

    An announcement from the student group coordinating the February 20 law school event says the (More)

  • Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

    Secret Service recovers 'device' at White House

    Posted 5:44 AM 1/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A spokesman for President Barack Obama said a "device" has been found on the grounds of the White House but that it poses no threat.

    Spokesman Josh Earnest said Secret Service agents recovered the object but that early indications are that it does not pose a threat to (More)

  • City of Columbia pitches new trail options

    Posted 5:23 AM 1/26/2015 by Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's trail options may soon be expanding.

    The City of Columbia will hold a meeting open to the public to choose options to close a gap in the city's trail system Monday night.

    Currently the city has an existing trailhead behind Clyde Wilson Memorial Park next to (More)

  • Columbia Schools to discuss teacher salaries

    Posted 2:54 AM 1/26/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Schools district policy committee will meet Monday evening to discuss possible changes to the pay grade of teachers in the district. 

    Currently, any teacher who has been with Columbia Public Schools since the 2009-2010 school year would receive less (More)

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