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    Employee shot during robbery at insurance office

    Employee shot during robbery at insurance office

    Posted 6:59 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - Independence police are looking for a man who shot an employee while robbing an insurance office.

    Police spokesman Tom Gentry says the shooting occurred Wednesday afternoon at the Dingeldein Insurance Group building.

    He says the man brandished a gun and demanded (More)

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    Central Missouri man dies in house fire

    Central Missouri man dies in house fire

    Posted 6:44 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CENTERTOWN (AP) - The state fire marshal is helping an investigation into a house fire that killed a mid-Missouri man.

    Cole County fire authorities say 40-year-old Steven Mims died in the fire Wednesday in Centertown.

    The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the home was a total (More)

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    Animal health company to open plant in St. Joseph

    Animal health company to open plant in St. Joseph

    Posted 6:37 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A company that handles animal medicines plans to open a massive new warehouse and packaging plant in St. Joseph next week.

    Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. will open its $28.7 million plant next Wednesday. It's about the size of four football fields, and eventually (More)

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    Students move into new SEMO building

    Students move into new SEMO building

    Posted 4:36 AM 8/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Students are beginning to move into a new Southeast Missouri State University building that combines housing with rooms for fine arts programs.

    The 90,000-square-foot building on the school's River Campus has living space for 180 students and a 120-seat dining area (More)

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    Parents, new students face high temperatures during move-in

    Posted 10:16 PM 8/20/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Lots of sunshine found its place amongst the mini fridges and snacks from home as new students moved into the University of Missouri residence halls Wednesday afternoon.

    The National Weather Service put Boone County under a Heat Advisory through Sunday. KOMU 8 Meteorologist (More)

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    Columbia brainstorms new transportation projects

    Posted 9:06 PM 8/20/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission met Wednesday night to talk about the grant application process for new projects it wants to bring to Columbia. 

    If the application is approved, the grant would come from the federally funded Transportation Alternatives Program (More)

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    Three Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

    Three Ferguson area schools practice at Rams facility

    Posted 8:42 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community - Ferguson, Missouri.

    North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin (More)

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    Ex-CEO of nursing service sentenced for theft

    Ex-CEO of nursing service sentenced for theft

    Posted 6:31 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The former head of a suburban St. Louis health services company has been sentenced to 38 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $600,000 from the firm's accounts.

    The U.S. Attorney's office says 49-year-old Susan Winebarger, of Highland, Illinois, must also pay (More)

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    Attorney General Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    Attorney General Holder meeting with Michael Brown's parents

    Posted 5:59 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is meeting with the parents of Michael Brown, the 18-year-old fatally shot by a police officer.

    Holder was meeting with them Wednesday evening in the U.S. attorney's office in downtown St. Louis. He also planned to meet with Missouri's (More)

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    Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    Holder discusses police mistrust outside Ferguson

    Posted 5:53 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has told members of the Ferguson community that as a black man he understands why many African-Americans mistrust the police.

    During a private meeting with about 50 community leaders at the Florissant campus of St. Louis Community (More)

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    Of 51 recent arrests in Ferguson, one is a resident

    Of 51 recent arrests in Ferguson, one is a resident

    Posted 5:48 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - St. Louis County police say 51 people were arrested from mid-day Tuesday through early Wednesday in Ferguson - all but one of them from out of town.

    Information released Wednesday shows that most of those arrested were cited for refusal to disperse, but a few face weapons (More)

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    Police identify man killed by St. Louis police

    Police identify man killed by St. Louis police

    Posted 5:29 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say they've identified a 25-year-old black man shot to death by two white police officers not far from a suburb where a police killing of a black 18-year-old touched off racial upheaval.

    Police say Kajieme Powell died at the scene of Tuesday's shooting by (More)

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    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

    Posted 5:25 PM 8/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Officials say a police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them.

    A protester captured the exchange on video (More)

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