• Passenger traffic rises at Lambert Airport

    Passenger traffic rises at Lambert Airport

    Posted 5:43 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Passenger traffic is on the rise at Lambert Airport in St. Louis.

    Airport officials said nearly 2.8 million passengers were served in the first three months of 2015, up 2 percent over the same period a year ago. Departures increased 1.5 percent and cargo flight activity rose 9.5 percent.

    Ten airlines fly in and out of Lambert, serving 64 non-stop destinations.

     

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  • Saint Louis University unit to auction off surplus items

    Saint Louis University unit to auction off surplus items

    Posted 5:39 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Saint Louis University is getting rid of some its surplus stuff, offering it up to the highest bidder.

    KSDK-TV reports that the university's student development division is selling surplus items online beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

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  • Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam

    Missouri House OKs allowing aspiring doctors to retake exam

    Posted 5:35 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Republican lawmaker who is an orthopedic surgeon said a measure moving forward in the Legislature would help alleviate the shortage of physicians in the state.

    The Missouri House on Thursday approved a measure by a vote of 110-36 that would remove the prohibition on (More)

  • St. Louis airport adding daily flights to 3 cities

    St. Louis airport adding daily flights to 3 cities

    Posted 5:24 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport has announced that it will add daily service to three cities this summer.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports flights will be offered to Austin, Texas, on Southwest Airlines; to Portland, Oregon, on Alaska Airlines; and to (More)

  • St. Louis jail worker accused of smuggling drugs to inmates

    St. Louis jail worker accused of smuggling drugs to inmates

    Posted 5:18 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities said a Ferguson man who worked as a kitchen manager at the St. Louis city jail smuggled drugs to inmates.

    Twenty-four-year-old Anthony J. Pitt is charged with nine felonies related to the drug transactions.

    Court documents said Pitt admitted to bringing (More)

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  • Berkeley police investigating after fatal shooting

    Berkeley police investigating after fatal shooting

    Posted 5:14 AM 4/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    BERKELEY (AP) - Berkeley police said they're searching for a person of interest in a shooting that left a 28-year-old man dead.

    Police said Travis L. Hayden exited a vehicle Wednesday afternoon and was approached by someone armed with a gun. They said the shooter opened fire at Hayden (More)

  • TARGET 8: Do businesses have tornado safety plans?

    Posted 9:58 PM 4/23/2015 by Jamie Grey, Target 8 Chief Investigator and Kenton Gewecke, KOMU 8 Weathercaster

    COLUMBIA - Living in tornado alley, you probably know where to go in your home if there is a tornado warning; perhaps it's to your basement or hall closet. But what about in other areas? If you're on a lunch break, at a movie, or shopping downtown?

    "There are safe areas downtown, but (More)

  • Lawmakers looking at pseudoephedrine policies and meth making

    Posted 7:36 PM 4/23/2015 by Arianna Poindexter, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Two Missouri representatives came together Thursday to host a demonstration of an electronic system that aims to help stop meth cooks. 

    Representatives Travis Fitzwater (R-Callaway County) and Kurt Bahr (R - St. Charles County) hosted the demonstration of (More)

  • "Choking game" makes reappearance in Columbia Public Schools

    Posted 7:36 PM 4/23/2015 by Caileigh Peterson and Tom Kackley, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools issued a letter Thursday informing parents about a reappearance of the "choking game" in Columbia schools.

    CPS said the school district has become aware of a YouTube game that is getting a lot of new attention from students.

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  • Lincoln University celebrates anniversary of Second Morrill Act

    Posted 7:12 PM 4/23/2015 by Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Students traveled from St. Louis to take part in the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the signing of the Second Morrill Act. 

    The First Morrill Act in 1862 allowed the federal government to give federal land to state governments. The state governments then sold (More)

  • TARGET 8: Missouri couple feel helpless after ACA problems

    Posted 12:58 PM 3/16/2015 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALLAO - Medicine bottles clatter on the counter as Barbara Nerini fills her weekly prescriptions.

    "Takes a little while to fill 'em up so you can get 'em right," she said.

    She and her husband, Larry Nerini, live just outside of Macon, Missouri in a small town called Callao.

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  • Missouri legislature seeking to improve 911 services

    Posted 4:00 PM 4/23/2015 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - 911 operating services could soon extend to more areas across Missouri where callers cannot currently get help during emergencies. 

    The Missouri Senate was in the late stages Thursday of considering a bill that would create funding for 911 services throughout the (More)

  • Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

    Efforts to block renewed bonding for new St. Louis dome fail

    Posted 3:59 PM 4/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Efforts to block Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon from extending bonds to help build a new St. Louis football stadium have failed.

    A budget for next year passed the Missouri Legislature on Thursday without a provision blocking payments on new bonds for a dome.

    Some (More)

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