• One man in custody accused of robbing Break Time store

    One man in custody accused of robbing Break Time store

    Posted 8:02 AM 2/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - A man was in custody early Thursday morning after an overnight Break Time convenience store robbery.

    Fulton Police said Amon Macvittie entered a Fulton Break Time convenience store wearing a mask and began demanding money as he displayed a knife. The suspect is accused of taking (More)

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  • Icy conditions leave slick roads and faulty traffic lights

    Posted 7:27 AM 2/26/2015 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The overnight storm system moved to northern and eastern Missouri, so instead of the projected one to two inches of snow mid-Missouri saw flurries and some icing.

    The drop in temperature from nearly 50 degrees on Wednesday to the teens overnight left many roads icy. MoDOT salt (More)

  • City to hold meeting discussing future bus shelter locations

    Posted 5:18 AM 2/26/2015 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With cold weather on days like Thursday, protecting yourself from the elements is important.

    Columbia's Community Development Department will hold an interested parties meeting at City Hall Thursday to conduct a survey to find out the most popular locations for bus shelters in (More)

  • Tall office building planned at hospital complex

    Tall office building planned at hospital complex

    Posted 5:00 AM 2/26/2015 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - BJC HealthCare and the Washington University School of Medicine plan another addition to their growing medical campus in the Central West End of St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a 12- to 14-floor (More)

  • Missouri lawmaker wants to cut funds for Common Core testing

    Missouri lawmaker wants to cut funds for Common Core testing

    Posted 4:55 AM 2/26/2015 by Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says the state will strip $4.5 million in funding for membership to a group that makes tests for the national Common Core education standards.

    Diehl said Wednesday that cutting the money will ensure Missouri's partnership with the (More)

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  • UMKC seeks to raise $6.75M from faculty, staff by June 2016

    UMKC seeks to raise $6.75M from faculty, staff by June 2016

    Posted 4:52 AM 2/26/2015 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - The University of Missouri-Kansas has set a new faculty and staff fundraising goal after surpassing the old one.

    The UMKC Foundation says it wants to raise $6.75 million from faculty and staff by the end of June 2016.

    Faculty & Staff Campaign co-chair Mel (More)

  • Cameron man charged with murder in wife's death

    Cameron man charged with murder in wife's death

    Posted 4:41 AM 2/26/2015 by Associated Press

    CAMERON (AP) - Northwestern Missouri authorities have charged a 27-year-old man with murder in the shooting death of his wife.

    Adam Baker of Cameron is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 26-year-old Holly Baker.

    According to a probable cause (More)

  • Three people arrested after a search warrent finds illegal drugs

    Three people arrested after a search warrent finds illegal drugs

    Posted 4:33 AM 2/26/2015 by Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BELLE - The Maries County Sheriff's Office SWAT team and Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group found illegal drugs while executing a search warrant.

    During the the search they found a substantial amount of suspected methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, marijuana, prescription pills, along (More)

  • Jury finds Casey Lewis guilty in murder-for-hire trial

    Jury finds Casey Lewis guilty in murder-for-hire trial

    Posted 9:42 AM 2/25/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter and KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - Jurors reached a verdict in the Casey Lewis murder-for-hire trial Wednesday evening, declaring Lewis guilty of first-degree murder.

    Jurors deliberated for more than 4 1/2 hours after closing arguments, coming to a decision just before 9 p.m. Judge Gary Oxenhandler set Lewis' (More)

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  • Good deeds lead to a second chance for one Fulton man

    Posted 2:35 PM 2/25/2015 by Marcel Clarke, KOMU 8 Rerporter

    FULTON - A Fulton man and his dog were rescued from his burning house on Monday, November 17, 2014. Shelby Hudgens manged to escape the fire on the second floor by climbing out of his window onto the roof. Firefighters were able to help him and his dog to safety.

    After (More)

  • Missouri judge: Partnership with Common Core SBAC testing illegal

    Posted 7:25 PM 2/25/2015 by Kimaya Davis, KOMU 8 News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Missouri judge said the state's membership with a testing company that goes along with the national Common Core education standards is illegal, and the state shouldn't pay fees to be a part of the group. 

    Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ruled Tuesday the state's (More)

  • Senators raise questions after public safety director resigns

    Posted 7:17 PM 2/25/2015 by Cody Crutchfield, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - After Daniel Isom announced his resignation as director of the Department of Public Safety, one senator raised questions as to why Isom resigned.

    In a press release earlier Wednesday evening, Isom said he was leaving his position to pursue his passion as a teacher of (More)

  • Man sentenced to 25 years in Kansas City shooting death

    Man sentenced to 25 years in Kansas City shooting death

    Posted 6:22 PM 2/25/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man has been ordered to spend 25 years in Missouri prison for a 2013 shooting death at his home.

    The Kansas City Star reports a Jackson County judge sentenced 55-year-old Larry Clay to the quarter-century sentence on (More)

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