• Man Badly Burned in Southeast Missouri Fire

    Man Badly Burned in Southeast Missouri Fire

    Posted 7:45 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    LEADWOOD (AP) - A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized with third-degree burns following a house fire.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo.  reports that the fire broke out just after midnight Thursday in Leadwood. By the (More)

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  • MoDOT Wraps Up Bridge Shoulder Work on Highway 63

    Posted 7:33 AM 4/17/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - MoDOT and APAC crews finished laying new asphalt Thursday morning on the shoulders of the southbound bridge at Highway 63 and Stadium Boulevard.

    Crews began work on the shoulder of the left-hand southbound lane at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The shoulders of the bridge were (More)

  • Man Shot to Death by St. Charles Police Officer

    Man Shot to Death by St. Charles Police Officer

    Posted 7:25 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A man is dead after he was shot by police in St. Charles.

    St. Charles police went to a home Wednesday night after neighbors complained the man was threatening them and igniting fireworks.

    KSDK reports police (More)

  • Pregnant Woman Apparently Was Stabbed to Death

    Pregnant Woman Apparently Was Stabbed to Death

    Posted 7:08 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A pregnant Springfield woman who was found dead in her home had reported being a victim of domestic assault several times in the past.

    Court records indicated 26-year-old Jessica Conner suffered what appeared to be several stab wounds before she was found dead Friday at (More)

  • Post Holdings to Buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

    Post Holdings to Buy Michael Foods for $2.45B

    Posted 6:05 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Cereal maker Post Holdings Inc. is buying fellow packaged food maker Michael Foods Inc. in a $2.45 billion deal that will expand Post's range of products.

    Privately held Michael Foods makes a variety of egg, potato and dairy products. Its brands include Papetti's, Crystal (More)

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  • Senators Mull Jumping Jack as State Exercise

    Senators Mull Jumping Jack as State Exercise

    Posted 4:59 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are considering official designation for the jumping jack.

    A bill is proposing to make the jumping jack Missouri's official state exercise. Missouri-born Gen. John J. "Black Jack" Pershing is credited as inventing jumping jacks as a training drill (More)

  • Prairie Chickens Arrive in Missouri from Nebraska

    Prairie Chickens Arrive in Missouri from Nebraska

    Posted 4:55 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Department of Conservation says a group of prairie chickens has been brought to the state from Nebraska.

    Forty-five chicks were released at the Dunn Range Prairie in northwest Missouri, the department said Wednesday. This is the second year of a (More)

  • UMSL, Normandy Look to Revitalize Neighborhood

    UMSL, Normandy Look to Revitalize Neighborhood

    Posted 4:52 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The University of Missouri-St. Louis is joining some of its neighbors in an effort to promote economic development in a nearby community.

    University officials and local government leaders will gather Thursday morning at MetroLink's UMSL South station to launch the (More)

  • Lewis and Clark Statue Leaves St. Louis Riverfront

    Lewis and Clark Statue Leaves St. Louis Riverfront

    Posted 4:51 AM 4/17/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A statue of explorers Lewis and Clark that has been a part of the St. Louis riverfront since 2006 is moving to higher ground.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the statue will be removed by crane from its current (More)

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  • Columbia Children Enjoy Annual Easter Flashlight Egg Hunt

    Columbia Children Enjoy Annual Easter Flashlight Egg Hunt

    Posted 9:31 PM 4/16/2014 by Jessica Farias, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia children enjoyed an Easter egg hung at Stephens Lake Park Wednesday night. Each child could collect a maximum of 10 eggs and one golden egg and then exchange them for prizes. 

    The Columbia Parks and Recreation specialist Cassie Dins said that 140 children (More)

  • Community R-VI Board Meeting to Address Alleged Teacher Abuse

    Posted 8:45 PM 4/16/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - The Community R-VI school district had a packed board meeting Wednesday night.

    Many parents were there to express their concern for the 5th grade student who was (More)

  • William Woods University Hosts Bikers Against Child Abuse Event

    Posted 8:19 PM 4/16/2014 by Jack Korte, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - William Woods University hosted an event tonight to spread awareness about child abuse.

    Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) was invited to present at the university.

    BACA, a non-profit worldwide organization, supports children who (More)

  • KC Police Investigate Possible Highway Shooting

    KC Police Investigate Possible Highway Shooting

    Posted 8:16 PM 4/16/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Kansas City police are investigating another possible highway shooting after an incident in which a minivan's rear window was broken out on a highway where several other shootings have been reported.

    Police say four people were in the vehicle heading south on U.S. (More)

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