• Rail Safety Week kicks off in Missouri

    Posted 7:51 AM 9/29/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Monday kicked off the first day of Rail Safety Week across the entire state of Missouri.

    MoDOT, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Missouri Operation Lifesaver declared that September 29, 2014 through October 3, 2014 would be the week dedicated to enhancing public knowledge (More)

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  • 8 arrested in Ferguson protest

    8 arrested in Ferguson protest

    Posted 7:30 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Eight more people have been arrested following another night of protests in Ferguson.

    No violence was reported from the Sunday night protest that was at times boisterous in the St. Louis suburb where unrest has been common in the month-and-a-half since 18-year-old Michael (More)

  • Police: Road rage blamed in St. Louis shooting

    Police: Road rage blamed in St. Louis shooting

    Posted 7:27 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say road rage is to blame for the shooting of a man on a motorcycle.

    KMOV-TV reports that the shooting happened early Sunday on the city's north side. Police say several shots were fired but the victim was struck just (More)

  • Muslim inmate sues Greene County jail

    Muslim inmate sues Greene County jail

    Posted 7:12 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Another Muslim inmate is suing the Greene County jail, alleging that jailers violated his civil rights by denying him a Quran and a prayer rug and refusing to let him attend Friday prayer services.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported Sunday that Richard Ray McLendon Jr. (More)

  • The 2014 Missouri Food and Wine Festival kicks off

    Posted 6:47 AM 9/29/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Food and wine enthusiasts will make their way to Columbia Monday for the start of the seventh annual Missouri Food and Wine Festival.

    The festival will kick off with a Missouri Farm-To-Table dinner at the Blue Bell Farm near Fayette.

    At the dinner, chefs will create a (More)

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  • 2 dead in Kansas City-area house fire

    2 dead in Kansas City-area house fire

    Posted 6:39 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRANDVIEW (AP) - Fire officials say an adult and an infant died in a fire in a Kansas City suburb.

    The fire was reported early Monday at a home in Grandview.

    Grandview Fire Chief Chuck Thacker says an adult's body was found in the home's basement. The infant was taken to a hospital (More)

  • Missouri men arrested in apartment shooting

    Missouri men arrested in apartment shooting

    Posted 4:54 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - Columbia police say they've arrested two 19-year-old men in connection to a shooting of a woman at a student apartment complex near the University of Missouri.

    Police said Sunday the men were each arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon. (More)

  • Missouri turkey population rebounding

    Missouri turkey population rebounding

    Posted 4:34 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - State scientists say Missouri's wild turkey population appears to be on the rebound.

    The Department of Conservation says it has observed a higher ratio of young turkeys to hens than compared to the average over the past five or 10 years. Some of the strongest numbers (More)

  • St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

    St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

    Posted 4:31 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A legal challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban by the city of St. Louis is due back in court Monday.

    The city issued marriage licenses to four same-sex couples in June, setting up a court fight in a state where gay marriage is banned under a 2004 amendment to the (More)

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  • New group to talk Missouri energy plan

    New group to talk Missouri energy plan

    Posted 4:26 AM 9/29/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A group of business and energy leaders will start work next week to help improve Missouri's energy policies.

    Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced the names of more than 50 business, labor, education and energy leaders who will start work to hash out a plan for state (More)

  • Softball tournament raises money to send vets to Washington DC

    Posted 1:59 PM 9/28/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Washington D.C. is a place with many memorials honoring those who have fought for our nation, and not everyone who has served gets the opportunity to visit our capitol. The Home Runs for Heroes softball tournament helped give some of these veterans that chance.

    Home Runs for (More)

  • Roots N Blues N BBQ looks to improve sustainability

    Posted 5:19 PM 9/28/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Organizers at the Roots N Blues are continuing to implement a variety of ways to keep the festival grounds at high quality.

    At this year's festival, there are a multitude of ways that festival organziers are using to keep sustainability high.

    Some options this year (More)

  • Columbia Regional flights to and from Chicago canceled again

    Posted 4:55 PM 9/28/2014 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - For the third day in a row, Columbia Regional Airport flights to and from Chicago were canceled. This follows a fire at a Chicago area air traffic control facility.

    The fire caused thousands of flights to and from O'Hare and Midway in Chicago and affected departures and (More)

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