• Missouri man catches record-sized paddlefish

    Missouri man catches record-sized paddlefish

    Posted 7:16 AM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri man says he fought for nearly 30 minutes before landing a state-record paddlefish last week.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation says the fish snagged by 33-year-old Andy Beolobraydic III of Richwoods weighed 140 pounds, 9 ounces. The previous record (More)

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  • St. Louis County prosecutor to speak at MU law school

    St. Louis County prosecutor to speak at MU law school

    Posted 5:23 AM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The St. Louis County prosecutor is set to speak next week at the University of Missouri about the grand jury process and the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by a Ferguson police officer.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune (More)

  • Phone conference to discuss one-room schoolhouses

    Phone conference to discuss one-room schoolhouses

    Posted 5:00 AM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - People looking for ways to restore Missouri's one-room school houses are having their first phone conference to generate ideas.

    The University of Missouri Extension says the guest speaker for the Thursday afternoon event will be Will Washam. He organized the restoration (More)

  • Ferguson City Council appoints interim city manager

    Ferguson City Council appoints interim city manager

    Posted 4:46 AM 3/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson has officially named an interim city manager to succeed the executive who resigned after a Justice Department report that found widespread racial bias in the police department.

    KSDK-TV reports (More)

  • Man slides on pavement, injures two in police pursuit

    Man slides on pavement, injures two in police pursuit

    Posted 11:57 PM 3/24/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Police attempted to serve 23-year-old Cody Redmon with drug-related warrants Tuesday when Redmon crashed his vehicle into the rear of another vehicle. 

    Police said Redmon slid on wet pavement and lost control of a 1999 Ford Escort, rear ending (More)

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  • Camels, steers missing after alleged theft

    Camels, steers missing after alleged theft

    Posted 8:06 PM 3/24/2015 by Kelly Skehen, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Two camels and two steers are missing after an alleged theft at the 1100 block of Botner Road in Columbia.

    Boone County Detective Chris Lester said the camels and steers were last seen Monday at 11:00 a.m. 

    The animals' owner said he believes someone brought a (More)

  • Jefferson City Fire Department tries out new tracking software

    Posted 7:30 PM 3/24/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Fire Department is the first fire department in the nation to implement a new tracking software.

    The new Scott Safety's Imperium Accountability Software allows fire fighters to be tracked while on the fire ground and have their air and assignments (More)

  • 2 women charged with failing to seek medical care for child

    2 women charged with failing to seek medical care for child

    Posted 6:18 PM 3/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    INDPENDENCE (AP) - Two Independence women have been charged with failing to seek medical care for an emaciated 10-year-old child.

    Twenty-five-year-old Chianna Hendrix and 36-year-old LaTrecia Hendrix were charged Tuesday in Jackson County Circuit Court with one count each of abuse or (More)

  • Questions asked in school activity cause concern

    Posted 6:07 PM 3/24/2015 by Lina Young, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Parents of Fulton Middle School students are upset over an activity their children took part in during their physical education classes last Friday.

    Initially, the Fulton School District sent out a letter apologizing to parents on behalf of its Superintendent, Dr. Jacque Cowherd (More)

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  • Questions and sadness still surround University Village collapse

    Posted 1:20 PM 3/13/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - It's been a little over a year since University Village Apartments collapsed, and new interviews and documents obtained by KOMU 8 News raise questions about the collapse and the death of firefighter Lt. Bruce Britt. But papers and analysis don't make handling his death any easier for (More)

  • 2 brothers charged in $1M drug trafficking conspiracy

    2 brothers charged in $1M drug trafficking conspiracy

    Posted 5:08 PM 3/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two more Kansas City men have been indicted in a $1 million drug-trafficking conspiracy.

    The U.S. attorney's office announced Tuesday that 40-year-old Jesse F. Vasquez and 34-year-old Jonathan Anthony Vasquez have been charged in an eight-count superseding indictment (More)

  • Grandview biz owner pleads guilty in $3M extortion scheme

    Grandview biz owner pleads guilty in $3M extortion scheme

    Posted 4:49 PM 3/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The owner of a suburban Kansas City lawn care company has pleaded guilty in a $3 million extortion and money-laundering scheme.

    The U.S. attorney's office said 39-year-old Shelton E. Lewis of Grandview entered the plea Tuesday in federal court. Lewis is the owner of (More)

  • Kansas City man sentenced in fake identification case

    Kansas City man sentenced in fake identification case

    Posted 4:29 PM 3/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for participating in a conspiracy to sell thousands of fake identification documents to immigrants who are in the country illegally.

    The U.S. attorney's office said in a news release that 30-year-old (More)

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