• Columbia police unsure whether shots fired cases are related

    Posted 1:45 PM 6/30/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department (CPD) said it is unsure if multiple shots fired incidents within 24 hours are related.

    "Right now we're just not getting a lot of information when we arrived at the scenes," said public information officer Latisha Stroer. "And so, the information (More)

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  • MU football player Harold Brantley out of hospital

    MU football player Harold Brantley out of hospital

    Posted 1:29 PM 6/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou defensive lineman Harold Brantley was out of the hospital Tuesday, according to Chad Moller, with MU Athletics.

    Moller said in an email, "Harold is making great progress and is no longer at University Hospital. He's at a different transitional facility now for a few days (More)

  • Police arrest second suspect in Columbia home invasion, burglary

    Police arrest second suspect in Columbia home invasion, burglary

    Posted 1:17 PM 6/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police said Tuesday they arrested a second person in connection to a home invasion and attempted burglary that led to gunfire June 10.

    Police said Cobrae Townsend was arrested for armed criminal action, first degree burglary and first degree assault at 2:00 a.m. (More)

  • Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

    Judge weighing Missouri lawmaker lawsuit over Rams stadium

    Posted 12:24 PM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri judge is weighing whether to allow the governor to sign off on plans to build a new stadium for the St. Louis Rams.

    A state lawmaker argued Tuesday in Cole County Circuit Court that Gov. Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current Rams stadium are (More)

  • Former circuit clerk from northeast Missouri enters plea

    Former circuit clerk from northeast Missouri enters plea

    Posted 11:57 AM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    KAHOKA (AP) - A former court clerk from northeast Missouri has received a two-year suspended prison sentence after entering an Alford plea to charges of stealing.

    The Quincy Herald-Whig reports 63-year-old Mary Jones entered the plea Monday in Kahoka.

    Jones was the longtime circuit (More)

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  • Missouri auditor set to audit legislature for first time in two years

    Missouri auditor set to audit legislature for first time in two years

    Posted 11:12 AM 6/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said Tuesday she would audit the Missouri General Assembly, including the House of Representatives, the Senate and supporting functions.

    The regularly scheduled audit for the general assembly was most recently conducted in March 2013 (More)

  • Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

    Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest

    Posted 10:28 AM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A Justice Department report summary has found across-the-board flaws in police's response last summer to the protests in Ferguson, including antagonizing crowds and violating free-speech rights.

    The Associated Press obtained the summary, which cites "vague and arbitrary" (More)

  • Man killed, woman badly hurt in St. Louis shooting

    Man killed, woman badly hurt in St. Louis shooting

    Posted 9:50 AM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man is dead and a woman injured following a double shooting in north St. Louis.

    The crime happened around midnight Tuesday. Police say shots were fired into a home. The 27-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The 30-year-old woman is (More)

  • Columbia police: three shots fired incidents since Monday evening

    Columbia police: three shots fired incidents since Monday evening

    Posted 9:42 AM 6/30/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Tuesday morning it was investigating three shots fired incidents, all of which happened between 6 p.m. Monday and 3 a.m. Tuesday. 

    At about 9:40 p.m. officers said they were called to a hospital in reference to a gunshot victim who (More)

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  • St. Louis-area man accused of deadly wrong-way crash

    St. Louis-area man accused of deadly wrong-way crash

    Posted 8:01 AM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - A suburban St. Louis man was accused of drunkenly causing a wrong-way freeway crash that killed a father of two.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported St. Louis County prosecutors charged 53-year-old James E. Hughes of Richmond Heights with first-degree involuntary (More)

  • Police: Woman shot in head during drive-by in Cape Girardeau

    Police: Woman shot in head during drive-by in Cape Girardeau

    Posted 7:43 AM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - A Cape Girardeau woman was seriously hurt after being shot in the head during an apparent drive-by shooting.

    According to the Cape Girardeau Police Department the shooting happened Monday afternoon. Police said the victim, whose name was not released, was sitting on (More)

  • Humane Society: Keep pets safe from fireworks

    Humane Society: Keep pets safe from fireworks

    Posted 7:39 AM 6/30/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - It's a time of the year many pets hate - the noise of fireworks combined with the heat of summer, and the Humane Society of Missouri is urging caution as the Fourth of July nears.

    Officials urge pet owners to find a quiet, cool place where their pets can retreat. If (More)

  • MU Extension offers affordable energy audits to small businesses

    Posted 7:38 AM 6/30/2015 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Reducing energy consumption has long been a topic of concern for many but the costs of assessing our energy efficiency can sometimes be prohibitive. University of Missouri Extension seeks to change that by making energy audits affordable to Mid-Missouri farms and small businesses.

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