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    Missouri Highway Patrol investigates an officer involved shooting

    Posted 1:27 PM 9/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    CALIFORNIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a shooting that happened Friday involving a California police officer.

    California Police Chief Michael Ward said the suspect had a warrant out for his arrest, and the officer went to the man's house to arrest him around 1 (More)

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    Columbia Police arrest third suspect involved in December robbery

    Columbia Police arrest third suspect involved in December robbery

    Posted 11:55 AM 9/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital News

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department arrested a third suspect Friday in connection with a December robbery at the Jimmy John's restaurant on Rain Forest Parkway.

    According to police, Mikel Derrice Crowley, 20, was arrested Friday morning. He was the third suspect to be arrested in (More)

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    MSHP and National Guard employees arrested on drug charges

    MSHP and National Guard employees arrested on drug charges

    Posted 11:19 AM 9/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

    OSAGE COUNTY - A Missouri State Highway Patrol civilian employee and a Missouri National Guard security guard face drug charges, the Osage County Sheriff announced Friday.

    According to court documents, Brenden Henke, 25, and Joshua LeComte, 27, accidentally sent a text message to an (More)

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    Columbia city manager highlights poverty in strategic plan

    Posted 10:42 AM 9/4/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - At a news conference Friday morning, City Manager Mike Matthes presented his 2016-2019 strategic plan for the city.

    The plan includes five priorities, and each has its own set of objectives and actions:

    • Economy/jobs
    • Social equity
    • Public safety
    • (More)
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    Northwest Missouri man dies in tractor accident

    Northwest Missouri man dies in tractor accident

    Posted 7:58 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    BETHANY (AP) - A 51-year-old northwest Missouri man died after he was thrown from his tractor when it overturned on a state highway.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Max Courter, of Coffey, died in the accident Thursday afternoon on Missouri 13 south of Bethany.

    The patrol (More)

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    St. Louis-area pet store evacuated after illness complaints

    St. Louis-area pet store evacuated after illness complaints

    Posted 7:38 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    BRENTWOOD (AP) - Seven people and several animals were removed from a suburban St. Louis pet store over health concerns that were apparently caused by a refrigerant gas leak.

    The PetSmart store in Brentwood was evacuated Thursday. Air conditioning repair crews were working on a failed (More)

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    2 former corrections officers at St. Louis jail charged

    2 former corrections officers at St. Louis jail charged

    Posted 7:26 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis woman is facing charges for allegedly having sex with a jail inmate while she was working as a corrections officer.

    Authorities said 29-year-old Deborah Gibson-Harris performed sex acts with an inmate between Feb. 1 and April 26 in a cell at the city's Medium (More)

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    Man guilty of manslaughter in girlfriend's shooting death

    Man guilty of manslaughter in girlfriend's shooting death

    Posted 7:22 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A 32-year-old Springfield man was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for death of his girlfriend.

    Prosecutors said Jonathan Greer killed his girlfriend, 34-year-old Angie Holbrook, in July 2013. He was charged with second-degree murder but was found guilty Thursday (More)

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    Mid-Missouri has low gas prices this holiday weekend

    Posted 7:12 AM 9/4/2015 by Katie Hynes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- AAA released a study that found gas prices are at their lowest prices for Labor Day weekend in more than a decade.

    The national average is $2.44 per gallon. That's down 99 cents from Labor (More)

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    Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in Missouri

    Police: 11-year-old fatally shoots intruder, 16, in Missouri

    Posted 6:07 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis County police said an 11-year-old boy fatally shot a 16-year-old intruder during a home invasion.

    Sgt. Brian Schellman said officers responded Thursday afternoon to a report of a shooting at a north St. Louis County home.

    He said officers arrived to find (More)

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    Services set for Missouri trooper killed in car crash

    Services set for Missouri trooper killed in car crash

    Posted 4:21 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    DARDENNE PRAIRIE (AP) - Family, friends and co-workers are getting the chance to say goodbye to a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper killed last week in an on-duty crash in northeast Missouri.

    Services for 25-year-old James Bava of Mexico are scheduled for Friday morning at the Dardenne (More)

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    Father of toddler who shot himself in Hanley Hills found

    Father of toddler who shot himself in Hanley Hills found

    Posted 4:17 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    HANLEY HILLS (AP) - Police said they have found the father of a 21-month-old boy who fatally shot himself last month in a Hanley Hills home.

    Authorities had been looking for the 26-year-old father of Carter Epps, who died Aug. 25. According to police, the child picked up a loaded handgun (More)

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    Police: Man dies after being struck by train in Sullivan

    Police: Man dies after being struck by train in Sullivan

    Posted 4:11 AM 9/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    SULLIVAN (AP) - A 38-year-old man has died after being struck by a train in downtown Sullivan.

    According to Sullivan Police Lt. Patrick Johnson, officers responded to a call about a man being hit by a train between the Clark Street and Elmont Road crossings.

    Authorities said the man was struck around 10:30 a.m. Thursday by an eastbound Burlington Northern Santa Fe train.

    An investigation is ongoing.

     

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