• Principal accused of taking test for student

    Principal accused of taking test for student

    Posted 12:40 PM 11/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    POPLAR BLUFF (AP) - A Missouri high school principal is charged with forgery for allegedly taking a college placement test for a former student.

    The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reported that 53-year-old Doniphan High School principal Ronald McCutchen is accused of taking the (More)

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  • After nights of calm, protest and arrests in Ferguson

    After nights of calm, protest and arrests in Ferguson

    Posted 11:41 AM 11/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - With the grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case drawing near, several nights of relative calm were broken by a raucous protest at police headquarters in Ferguson.

    St. Louis County police made five arrests Wednesday night - four for blocking traffic and one for being (More)

  • Police: Man accused in Columbia kidnapping had pipe bomb, rope

    Posted 11:08 AM 11/20/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Police say a man accused of kidnapping also had an active pipe bomb, hanging noose, zip ties and duct tape in his trunk.

    On Tuesday, Columbia Police Officers went to 1 Keene Street, the Columbia Orthopedic Group, due to a disturbance. An investigation found that a domestic (More)

  • KSDK reports possible Ebola case in Jefferson County

    KSDK reports possible Ebola case in Jefferson County

    Posted 11:05 AM 11/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CRYSTAL CITY - St. Louis station KSDK reported Thursday morning doctors a Crystal City hospital are treating a patient for a possible case of Ebola. 

    KSDK reported Mercy Jefferson (More)

  • Graco recalls strollers after faulty hinge leads to amputations

    Graco recalls strollers after faulty hinge leads to amputations

    Posted 10:36 AM 11/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ATLANTA - A major stroller manufacturer voluntarily recalled several makes of its strollers Thursday after it received reports of finger amputations and lacerations caused by a malfunctioning hinge.

    The malfunctioning hinge dangerously pinched children's fingers, which led to amputation in (More)

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  • Columbia looks to find a daytime home for the homeless

    Posted 1:46 PM 11/19/2014 by Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Rain, sleet or snow, Jonathan Smith sits at the corner of 9th and Cherry Streets barricaded between trash and recycle bins every day.

    He is part of the homeless community in Columbia, and has been for the past seven years.

    "Everyone's got their own (More)

  • Luncheon encourages positive body image for professional women

    Luncheon encourages positive body image for professional women

    Posted 8:23 AM 11/20/2014 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - More than 100 professional women will be discussing body image and its influence on work life at a Columbia Chamber of Commerce (More)

  • Police: Springfield man dies from shooting injury

    Police: Springfield man dies from shooting injury

    Posted 5:39 AM 11/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield police say a man who was wounded in a pay-by-the-week motel shooting that killed three others has died from his injuries.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports 24-year-old Christopher Freeman of Springfield had been in critical condition since he and the (More)

  • Missouri hosting more foreign college students

    Missouri hosting more foreign college students

    Posted 4:19 AM 11/20/2014 by Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The number of foreign students attending class at Missouri colleges and universities is on the rise.

    New figures from the Institute of International Education show there were 18,205 international students enrolled at Missouri higher education institutions during (More)

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  • 5 years later, Hannibal woman still missing

    5 years later, Hannibal woman still missing

    Posted 4:16 AM 11/20/2014 by Associated Press

    HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) - It has been more than five years since a northeast Missouri woman went missing, but her family isn't giving up hope.

    Christina Whittaker of Hannibal was 21 when she was reported missing on Nov. 13, 2009. Her mother, Cindy Young, told the Hannibal Courier-Post that she (More)

  • Missouri issues $92M in bonds for Fulton Hospital

    Missouri issues $92M in bonds for Fulton Hospital

    Posted 4:09 AM 11/20/2014 by Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri is moving closer to replacing a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital.

    The Office of Administration announced Tuesday that $92 million in bonds had been issued for the project. Fulton State Hospital opened in 1851 and is the oldest (More)

  • Neighbors express mixed feelings about residential development

    Posted 3:39 AM 11/20/2014 by Greg Dailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Neighbors voiced their opinion about a potential residential development in southern Columbia Thursday.

    The land on the southeast corner of Route K and Old Plank Rd is primed for (More)

  • Bicycle commission makes plans for new crosswalk

    Bicycle commission makes plans for new crosswalk

    Posted 10:43 PM 11/19/2014 by Berkeley Lovelace, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission unanimously approved a motion that would place a protected pedestrian crosswalk on Broadway between Stadium Boulevard and Clinkscales Road near West Middle School Wednesday night. If successful, the motion would also reprioritize when (More)

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