• Columbia residents divided over Hinkson Creek Valley trail

    Posted 8:40 AM 5/21/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - A group of Columbia residents is asking the city to reevaluate the fate of the Hinkson Creek Valley trail.

    The city is planning to build a trail connecting MU's campus to (More)

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  • Authorities say child's death at home day care an accident

    Authorities say child's death at home day care an accident

    Posted 8:39 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Boone County authorities said the death of an 11-month-old girl at a small home-based day care near Columbia was an accident.

    Sheriff's Detective Tom (More)

  • MoDOT looks at most popular signs

    Posted 4:39 PM 5/20/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Dynamic message signs along Interstate 70 are popping up. MoDOT is looking for feedback from the public on its 16 message boards. A survey at Modot.org is intended to let MoDOT know which signs are most popular while also getting new message ideas from drivers.

    The boards (More)

  • Two dead in Springfield after standoff

    Two dead in Springfield after standoff

    Posted 7:22 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police said they found a man and woman dead inside their home after a standoff that lasted about an hour.

    Lt. Eric Reece said police were called to the home Wednesday evening by a young girl who said her mother had just been shot. The girl said she and (More)

  • Prosecutors to join police at St. Louis homicide scenes

    Prosecutors to join police at St. Louis homicide scenes

    Posted 6:53 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Prosecutors in St. Louis will now join police at murder investigations, part of the effort to solve more homicides in the city.

    KTVI-TV reported that 44 of the 64 killings in St. Louis this year remain unsolved.

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  • Missouri loses jobs while unemployment increases slightly

    Missouri loses jobs while unemployment increases slightly

    Posted 6:43 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's unemployment rate increased slightly to 5.7 percent last month while the economy lost several thousand jobs.

    The state Department of Economic Development released data this week showing the seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased from 5.6 percent in (More)

  • Kansas City woman charged in 2-year-old daughter's death

    Kansas City woman charged in 2-year-old daughter's death

    Posted 6:36 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A 36-year-old Kansas City woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.

    The Jackson County prosecutor's office said in a release Wednesday that Marie Chishahayo also faces four counts of child abuse or neglect in the case (More)

  • Six St. Louis police shooting protesters get summonses

    Six St. Louis police shooting protesters get summonses

    Posted 6:24 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Six of the seven protesters arrested outside the home of a prosecutor who cleared a police officer in a fatal shooting have been issued city summonses for peace disturbance, resisting arrest and trespassing.

    The St. Louis (More)

  • Maryville University to build $20 million residence hall

    Maryville University to build $20 million residence hall

    Posted 6:08 AM 5/21/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Maryville University in St. Louis has announced plans to complete a $20 million residence hall by fall 2016.

    Nina Caldwell, the university's vice president for student life, said the planned residence is due to an expected growth in the student population. The hall - which (More)

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  • Judge on going into Ferguson: 'I didn't see anything malicious'

    Posted 11:52 PM 5/20/2015 by Jim Riek, KOMU 8 Anchor & Jamie Grey, KOMU 8 Managing Editor

    FERGUSON - Following two months in Ferguson, Judge Roy Richter sat down with KOMU 8 Anchor Jim Riek for an exclusive interview. The Missouri Supreme Court appointed and tasked Richter with restoring integrity in Ferguson, where the police shooting death of Michael Brown and the following unrest (More)

  • Columbia panelists agree there's nothing super about 'superbugs'

    Posted 9:49 PM 5/20/2015 by Rona Navales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Myths and facts were cleared up during a discussion presented by The League of Women Voters Columbia-Boone County on "Vaccinations, Superbugs and Ebola: What the public needs to know". Columbia Access Television televised the discussion.

    Eddie Hedrick, retired coordinator from (More)

  • Mid-Missouri judge partially blames media for Ferguson riots

    Posted 9:17 PM 5/20/2015 by Jim Riek, KOMU 8 Anchor & Jamie Grey, KOMU 8 Managing Editor

    FERGUSON - Nearly a year after the police shooting of Michael Brown and the following riots, Ferguson remains in the national spotlight. What many here probably don't know is the Missouri Supreme Court appointed a mid-Missouri judge to restore integrity in Ferguson. Roy Richter is a (More)

  • Man wanted in Columbia shooting arrested in Wisconsin

    Man wanted in Columbia shooting arrested in Wisconsin

    Posted 7:31 PM 5/20/2015 by Brady Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KENOSHA, Wisconsin - A Columbia man has been arrested in Kenosha, Wisconsin in connection to the May 13 shooting on Forest Avenue that left three victims with gunshot wounds.

    Kenosha Police Department arrested (More)

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