Posted: Aug 22, 2014 4:48 PM by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
Updated: Oct 22, 2014 12:03 PM
BOONE COUNTY - A news conference late Friday afternoon with Missouri State Highway Patrol revealed details about the armed robbery of a Moberly bank Friday morning, including the possibility of a third suspect and gunfire.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Brent Bernhardt said deputies recovered a Joker mask he believes one of the suspects was wearing. He also said at least one shot was fired from the suspects' car outside the bank but couldn't confirm details.
State troopers said early Friday afternoon they had a 25-year-old man in custody, but added that there could be two more suspects. Police are searching for the suspects in a corn field near the Boone County and Randolph County line. They said they were also following a lead in an area about a mile south of the field.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Boone County Sheriff's Office have been searching the field since Friday morning after witness accounts that there were three suspects in a car that fled the scene of a robbery at the Bank Midwest in Moberly.
Randolph County deputies responded to a southbound chase on Highway 63 and found a gray Honda in a commuter parking lot, where four police dogs and two helicopters assisted troopers and deputies in searching the field for the suspects who ran away.
Troopers said they will continue to search the field until weather conditions change or they get a lead elsewhere. If the suspects aren't found before dark, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said it plans to use an infrared reader in the helicopter to sweep the field for the suspects' body heat.
Posted 3:36 PM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of a 13-year-old boy who authorities say was caught rummaging through a car in St. Louis for pocket change could test Missouri's castle doctrine.
In a prepared statement, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce said the case was a tragedy (More)
Posted 3:27 PM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
VALLEY PARK (AP) — A 6-year-old child is in protective custody after being found unharmed in a suburban St. Louis home where his parents died in an apparent murder-suicide.
Police were called to the home in Valley Park around 11:15 a.m. Monday after school district officials (More)
Posted 3:19 PM 12/1/2015 by Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - The Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District mailed ballots to 14 registered voters to decide on the proposed half-cent sales tax increase.
Business Loop CID Chairman Tom May said the sales tax would bring in approximately $200,000 per year. May said the funding (More)
Posted 1:50 PM 12/1/2015 by Tyler Murry, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission (POST) approved measures on Tuesday to increase the number of required training hours for police officers.
The commission raised the required (More)
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Posted 2:13 PM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former top executive of a large St. Louis-based construction firm has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for a scheme to use company money for personal expenses.
A federal judge on Monday sentenced 59-year-old Brian Paluch of Kirkwood, the (More)
Posted 1:58 PM 12/1/2015 by Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Columbia Water and Light said it responded to an outage that affected roughly 800 customers around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Utility Services Specialist Connie Kacprowicz said a jumper wire in between power line poles became loose and burned off, causing the outage.
Posted 1:34 PM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease has been found at a hotel in a popular tourist town, and health officials say one of three people who became ill after staying there died.
Missouri health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (More)
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department released new details Tuesday regarding a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Detective Dal Hedges said 33-year-old Markus Berry was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple injuries. Police said Tuesday Berry was in stable (More)
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Posted 8:06 AM 12/1/2015 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY – Pre-filing began Tuesday for the 2016 legislative session and state representatives already have a plan in mind for the new year.
Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Fulton said lawmakers will be focusing bills on infrastructure, ethics reform and school funding.(More)