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    Two St. Joseph residents charged in 1-year-old boy's death

    Two St. Joseph residents charged in 1-year-old boy's death

    Posted 4:19 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A man and a woman were charged in the death of a 1-year-old child in St. Joseph.

    The child, Carter E. Lizar, died Thursday in a Kansas City hospital, where he had been hospitalized for about four days.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 59-year-old Roy Miller (More)

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    Columbia "tiny house" holds only the essentials

    Posted 3:49 PM 8/26/2015 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Steven Craze is 24-years-old and, like many of the more than 35,000 University of Missouri students living in Columbia, coughed up several  hundred dollars each month to live in housing near campus. In January 2014, Craze picked up a pencil and instead of writing another rent (More)

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    New law adds sexting and more to health education curriculum

    Posted 2:59 PM 8/31/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - A new law will add how to avoid online sexual predators and the dangers of sexting  to Missouri's health education curriculum.

    18-year-old Columbia resident Kelsey Haney said it is (More)

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    Columbia man pleads guilty to robbing banks

    Columbia man pleads guilty to robbing banks

    Posted 2:28 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A 43-year-old Columbia man pleaded guilty to robbing six banks and using a bicycle to flee.

    The office for the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said in his plea Monday Shaun Christopher Becker admitted he robbed six banks in Columbia between November (More)

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    Columbia man, woman plead guilty to heroin trafficking

    Columbia man, woman plead guilty to heroin trafficking

    Posted 1:46 PM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Federal prosecutors announced Monday that Alec Matthew Ell, 20, and Angelica Melanie Polston, 20, both of Columbia, pleaded guilty before a federal judge to their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin.

    Prosecutors said by pleading guilty Ell admitted to participating (More)

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    Business Loop sales tax increase postponed

    Posted 1:46 PM 8/31/2015 by Michael Lindquist, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A proposed sales tax hike on Business Loop 70 in Columbia was postponed Monday.

    The Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District Board met Monday morning at Parkade Center to discuss the half-cent increase.

    If approved, the tax would bring in approximately $220,000 (More)

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    Gov. Nixon's son cited for driving while intoxicated

    Gov. Nixon's son cited for driving while intoxicated

    Posted 1:09 PM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The 25-year-old son of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been cited for reportedly driving while intoxicated.

    The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Willson Wheeler Nixon was pulled over around 3 a.m. Sunday after allegedly driving (More)

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    New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

    New strain of lice could put schools in scratchy situation

    Posted 12:41 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A study that suggests a new strain of lice may be resistant to typical treatments comes as children are headed back to school, and some districts have loosened their attendance policies over students with the bugs.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (More)

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    Top court gets new appeal in Missouri execution

    Top court gets new appeal in Missouri execution

    Posted 12:23 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The attorney for convicted killer Roderick Nunley has filed a new appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to halt his execution.

    Nunley is scheduled to die Tuesday evening for killing 15-year-old Ann Harrison in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1989. The girl was abducted (More)

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    Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported

    Missouri ethics panel says lobbyist-bought meal misreported

    Posted 12:18 PM 8/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Missouri Ethics Commission has found that lobbyists likely broke state laws requiring them to name lawmakers they buy meals for.

    The commission issued letters of concern to seven lobbyists this past week regarding a Texas steak house dinner with legislators.

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    Missouri Lottery warns players of mail scam

    Missouri Lottery warns players of mail scam

    Posted 12:10 PM 8/31/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Officials from the Missouri Lottery are reminding players not to fall for a recent national mail scam. 

    According to lottery officials, the Missouri Lottery has received several letters from people wishing to claim prizes through fraudulent organizations (More)

  • FNF Play of the Week

    Friday Night Fever Play of the Week week two

    Poll results are no longer available.

    Posted 12:03 PM 8/31/2015 by KOMU 8 Sports

    Here are your Friday Night Fever plays of the week from week two! Voting ends Friday afternoon at 3. Make sure to watch KOMU 8 News at 10 p.m. on Fridays for all of your mid-Missouri football coverage!

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    Driver treated after combine accident on Highway 63 North

    Posted 11:35 AM 8/31/2015 by Amber Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A driver was being treated at the hospital Monday after a car crashed into a combine on Highway 63 North between Grindstone Parkway and Stadium Boulevard, according to a Columbia Police Department officer.

    Officials said the driver of the Ford Escape crashed into a combine and (More)

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