• Aurora police investigate $100,000 airport theft

    Aurora police investigate $100,000 airport theft

    Posted 7:20 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    AURORA (AP) - Police in the southwest Missouri are investigating the theft of more than $100,000 in equipment from the Aurora Airport.

    Airport Operator Justin Richmond says the thieves made off with equipment such as GPS systems, radios, and transponders from 13 planes. More than 20 planes (More)

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  • Study finds rise in hookah use despite risks

    Posted 6:01 PM 7/20/2014 by Zack Newman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Hookah use is on the rise nationwide, but many may not know the health effects of using the drug.

    A recent study conducted by the University of Michigan has shown a 21 percent increase nationwide of hookah use in high school seniors that are over the age of eighteen.There is a (More)

  • SW Missouri airports sign emergency plan

    SW Missouri airports sign emergency plan

    Posted 5:42 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Airports at Fort Leonard Wood and in Springfield have signed an agreement to share facilities for emergency planning.

    KYTV-TV reports the agreement formalizes the relationship between the post and airport during emergencies or military drills that require use of the (More)

  • Kansas man dies weeks after police chase

    Kansas man dies weeks after police chase

    Posted 5:27 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man has died from injuries he suffered when his car was struck by a stolen truck going the wrong way on Interstate 29 near Kansas City on July 2.

    Authorities say 38-year-old Benjamin Shively of Overland Park died Saturday at an area hospital.

    The (More)

  • Southern Columbia home destroyed in fire

    Southern Columbia home destroyed in fire

    Posted 5:11 PM 7/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Firefighters extinguished a house fire early Sunday morning in southern Columbia.

    Firecrews arrived at the 2400 block of Carter Lane around 3:30 a.m where they saw flames coming from the windows, roof, and south gable end of the home. The Columbia Fire Department (More)

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  • Sportsmanship award honors fallen Columbia Police officer

    Posted 4:54 PM 7/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - A horse show brought people to the Boone County Fairgrounds Sunday afternoon, but the memory of a fallen Columbia Police officer unified them together.

    Officer Molly Bowden pulled over a 23-year-old Columbia College student, Richard Evans, on January 10, 2005 for a routine (More)

  • Dismembered body case to be tried in Clay County

    Dismembered body case to be tried in Clay County

    Posted 4:03 PM 7/20/2014

    SEDALIA, Mo. (AP) - A man accused of killing a woman whose dismembered body was found near his rural Pettis County home will be tried in Clay County.

    The Sedalia Democrat reports that Judge Larry Harman on Friday agreed to a change of venue request for 65-year-old Joseph Arbeiter of rural (More)

  • Jackson County to build Freedom Memorial Wall

    Jackson County to build Freedom Memorial Wall

    Posted 2:47 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Jackson County officials are planning a memorial wall to honor people who contributed to the county's success, with an emphasis on black leaders.

    If the plan becomes reality, the Freedom Memorial Wall would include 1,000 names. It would be erected in a park honoring (More)

  • Fulton looks to become a hub for small business

    Posted 2:37 PM 7/20/2014 by Lauren Donovan, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - One group in Fulton wants to make their city a Mecca for small businesses.

    About eight months ago, the Fulton Area Development Corporation came together at an open town hall meeting to see what they could do to better their community and local economy. The group realized that they (More)

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  • Billboard company sues Columbia over permit denial

    Billboard company sues Columbia over permit denial

    Posted 1:07 PM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - One of the nation's leading outdoor advertisers is suing the city of Columbia over its refusal to allow the company to erect new billboards.

    The lawsuit from Lamar Advertising alleges the denial of the permits violates a 1998 settlement between the city and two outdoor (More)

  • Body found on Mississippi River in St. Louis

    Body found on Mississippi River in St. Louis

    Posted 11:48 AM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say a man whose body was found in the Mississippi River apparently had been dead for several days.

    Firefighters who were doing water training pulled the body out of the river in downtown St. Louis Saturday near the Eads Bridge after it was first seen by a (More)

  • Parents suing southwest Missouri school district

    Parents suing southwest Missouri school district

    Posted 11:16 AM 7/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CARL JUNCTION (AP) - Lawyers for a southwest Missouri school district being sued by the parents of a boy who killed himself are asking for all electronic communications the student saved.

    The filing earlier this month is part of the Carl Junction school district's response to a wrongful (More)

  • Police assess evidence in Kingdom City post office robbery

    Police assess evidence in Kingdom City post office robbery

    Posted 9:52 AM 7/20/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Police said Sunday they were assessing video evidence in connection with a weekend post office robbery.

    Police said an unidentified suspect robbed the Kingdom City post office about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.

    Police described the suspect as a white male with short sandy (More)

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