• Teen dies after being shot in back at St. Louis area home

    Teen dies after being shot in back at St. Louis area home

    Posted 12:11 PM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPANISH LAKE (AP) - Authorities were investigating the death of a 16-year-old boy who was shot in the back during a gathering in the St. Louis suburb of Spanish Lake.

    Investigators said Jamon Spates of Florissant died at a hospital shortly after he was shot Monday night.

    Police said (More)

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  • 6 killed in Memorial Day weekend vehicle accidents

    6 killed in Memorial Day weekend vehicle accidents

    Posted 11:57 AM 5/26/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday six people died in Memorial Day traffic crashes. 

    Troopers said that number is down three from 2014, when nine people died. MSHP also said there were 98 injuries in crashes it investigated.

    Authorities said they (More)

  • 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting in Union

    1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting in Union

    Posted 10:48 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    UNION (AP) - A 34-year-old man was found dead in the eastern Missouri town of Union, and authorities believe he shot a woman before turning the gun on himself.

    Mitchell Ham died Tuesday morning of what police call an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. The unidentified woman was (More)

  • Missouri Democratic state Rep. Otto to run for US Congress

    Missouri Democratic state Rep. Otto to run for US Congress

    Posted 10:22 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Democratic Missouri state House Rep. Bill Otto said Tuesday he's running for Congress.

    Otto announced plans to run to represent Missouri's 2nd Congressional District in suburban St. Louis, represented by Republican U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner since 2013.

    Former (More)

  • Hearing set this week for Mamtek construction contractors

    Hearing set this week for Mamtek construction contractors

    Posted 9:53 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    HUNTSVILLE (AP) - Construction contractors who haven't been paid for work on a failed artificial sweetener plant in Moberly planned to be in court this week to discuss recovering the money they were owed.

    The contractors did preliminary work for the Mamtek plant. Construction started in (More)

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  • Authorities continue search after body reported in Missouri River

    Authorities continue search after body reported in Missouri River

    Posted 9:29 AM 5/26/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Tuesday it was continuing a search for a body in the Missouri River.

    MSHP said two troopers were searching the river on a boat after putting in south of Rocheport and headed north. At 10:30 a.m. Corporal Scott White with the MSHP said (More)

  • Sheriff: Missouri man shot, killed man in self-defense

    Sheriff: Missouri man shot, killed man in self-defense

    Posted 9:05 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    ANNADA (AP) - A sheriff says a homeowner in northeastern Missouri's Pike County acted in self-defense when she shot and killed a man last weekend.

    The Hannibal Courier-Post reports that 38-year-old Clinton Dorsett Collins was shot as many as four times Saturday night and died at the scene (More)

  • Webster University students in London in financial limbo

    Webster University students in London in financial limbo

    Posted 8:51 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    WEBSTER GROVES (AP) - Several Webster University students studying abroad in London unexpectedly lost their federal financial aid this past school year due to the school's violation of the Department of Education regulations.

    A Webster spokesman says the school has contacted every student (More)

  • Local auction keeps items from going to landfill

    Posted 8:30 PM 5/25/2015 by Hanna Yates, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A local auction will keep more than 1,000 items from being sent to landfills.

    Black and Gold Auctions held a "Consignment Auction" on Tuesday.

    The auction consisted of more than 1,000 antiques, household items, children's toys and more.

    The price of items run up to (More)

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  • Columbia Public Schools on track for new elementary school

    Posted 7:38 AM 5/26/2015 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools will start looking for a contractor as the next step after purchasing a 26 acres site last week.

    The land will be used to build a new elementary school off Columbia Gorge Parkway and Rolling Hills Road. The land cost a total of $832,000. Site (More)

  • 1 dead in eastern Missouri town of Union

    1 dead in eastern Missouri town of Union

    Posted 7:36 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    UNION (AP) - Police in Union are investigating after a person was found dead.

    KTVI-TV  reports that police were called early Tuesday to a home in the eastern Missouri town. Police have released no further details, including the name of the victim. Homicide detectives are on the scene.

    Union is in Franklin County, about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.

     

  • Father-in-law charged in shooting

    Father-in-law charged in shooting

    Posted 7:29 AM 5/26/2015 by The Associated Press

    WENTZVILLE (AP) - A Missouri man is facing second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of his son-in-law.

    KMOV-TV reports that 61-year-old Thomas McGovern is accused in the fatal shooting of 38-year-old Casey White early Monday in Wentzville.

    Police say a gun was recovered at the shooting scene. A motive for the crime was not disclosed.

    McGovern is jailed on $100,000 cash-only bond.

     

  • Video of lake sturgeon spawning good news for species' future

    Posted 4:38 PM 5/25/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Conservation is celebrating recent video that shows lake sturgeon spawning in the wild.

    Research Center Chief Vince Travnichek said the department has been trying to reintroduce lake sturgeon into the Missouri and Mississippi rivers for almost 30 (More)

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