• Education commissioner to resign

    Posted 4:22 PM 9/15/2014 by John Zupon, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Education Commissioner, Chris Nicastro, will resign at the end of the year.

    The announcement came Monday before the Missouri Board of Education meeting. Board members, including Nicastro, went into a closed meeting for almost an hour and a half before the open (More)

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  • Opus demolition begins amid lawsuit between citizens and Columbia

    Posted 4:03 PM 9/15/2014 by Alex Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A crane and bulldozer scooped heaps of rubble into dump trucks and trash containers Monday as demolition crews disposed of the remains of Chong's Oriental Market on Locust and Seventh streets.

    The demolition is part of the controversial Opus development project.

    Several (More)

  • Weekly Wellness: Create an inexpensive three-piece gym at home

    Posted 2:16 PM 9/15/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - If your life is one that just doesn't allow you the freedom, flexibility or financial obligation of belonging to a gym, this one is for you.For some, exercising at home is the preferred choice. You don't have to drive anywhere. You don't have to get a babysitter or utilize (More)

  • St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

    St. Louis-area schools not likely to allow guns

    Posted 1:53 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Many superintendents in the St. Louis area said they don't want guns in their schools despite a new state law allowing designated staff to carry them.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the state legislature on Wednesday overrode Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of the bill which (More)

  • Chillicothe couple sentenced in nearly $4 million fraud

    Chillicothe couple sentenced in nearly $4 million fraud

    Posted 1:46 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A northern Missouri couple was sentenced to federal prison after the woman was accused of embezzling nearly $4 million from a company where she worked and she and her husband filed false income tax returns.

    Federal prosecutors said 61-year-old Donna Preszler was (More)

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  • Missouri education commissioner to resign

    Missouri education commissioner to resign

    Posted 1:24 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri's top education official said Monday she will resign at the end of this year.

    State Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro announced her departure Monday. She has served as head of the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education since 2009.

    Over (More)

  • MoDOT providing grants to fund local safety inspection projects

    Posted 1:17 PM 9/15/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - MoDOT is seeking proposals for projects that could include safety inspections of school zones, intersections, parking and other traffic issues.

    MoDOT officials say such inspections are important to identify problems and help save lives.

    "I think anytime you do (More)

  • City files motion to dismiss Opus lawsuit, opponents to fight back

    City files motion to dismiss Opus lawsuit, opponents to fight back

    Posted 12:06 PM 9/15/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia filed a motion Monday to dismiss a pending lawsuit fighting the approval of the Opus development project downtown.

    Columbia residents Betty Wilson and Mike MacMann filed a (More)

  • City of Columbia holding flag design contest

    City of Columbia holding flag design contest

    Posted 11:14 AM 9/15/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia announced Monday details on a design contest for the city's official flag.

    The city asked for the design to capture the "history, beauty and uniqueness of the community."

    The contest is open to everyone, not just professional graphic designers. The (More)

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  • Kirksville man charged with stabbing pit bull

    Kirksville man charged with stabbing pit bull

    Posted 12:25 PM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    KIRKSVILLE (AP) - A northeast Missouri man was charged with animal abuse on accusations of stabbing a pit bull to death.

    The Kirksville Daily Express reported that 29-year-old Jeffrey Lynn Vance of Kirksville was jailed on the felony charge.

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  • NFL adds domestic violence experts as advisers

    NFL adds domestic violence experts as advisers

    Posted 11:05 AM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW YORK (AP) - The NFL says three experts in domestic violence will serve as senior advisers to the league.

    Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to teams Monday announcing that Lisa Friel, Jane Randel and Rita Smith will "help lead and shape the NFL's policies and programs relating to (More)

  • Missouri to open up SEC play on ESPN

    Missouri to open up SEC play on ESPN

    Posted 10:54 AM 9/15/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri football team will open up conference play on ESPN against South Carolina. The Southeastern Conference announced a 6 p.m. CT kickoff for Mizzou's Sept. 27 game on the road in the other Columbia of the SEC.

    While the Tigers will open up league play on the road, the (More)

  • Right to Farm recount results in, outcome stands

    Right to Farm recount results in, outcome stands

    Posted 10:22 AM 9/15/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Monday morning the official results of the statewide recount of Right to Farm, Constitutional Amendment 1, which passed on Missouri's Aug. 5 (More)

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