• Jefferson City residents get to know mayoral candidates

    Posted 8:05 PM 3/3/2015 by Hannah Shaw, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Lincoln University hosted a forum on Tuesday night, giving the community a chance to learn more about candidates for mayor in the May election.

    The six candidates for the mayoral position are: Richard Groner, Bob Scrivner, Leonard Steinman, Carrie Tergin, Roy Vlessman, and (More)

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  • Proposal may force elementary school students to change schools

    Proposal may force elementary school students to change schools

    Posted 7:56 PM 3/3/2015 by Conner Handel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Some Columbia elementary school parents are upset about proposed changes to the public school boundaries. A Columbia Public Schools committee completed its final map proposal Monday.

    The proposed changes are to incorporate the addition of Beulah Ralph Elementary School in (More)

  • Columbia seeks to improve brick roads downtown

    Posted 7:36 PM 3/3/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Historic Preservation Commission is taking steps to improve brick streets downtown.

    Last March, the city council passed the Brick Street Policy, which calls for both maintenance and restoration of current brick streets in the downtown area. The policy bans removing (More)

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages ice safety

    Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages ice safety

    Posted 6:40 PM 3/3/2015 by Jasmine Dell, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol advises people involved in water recreation to be safe around the ice.

    This winter there has only been one incident related to ice, which happened last (More)

  • Ferguson reviewing federal report on police force

    Ferguson reviewing federal report on police force

    Posted 6:35 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson says it's received a copy of the Justice Department report on its investigation into the police force.

    The city issued a statement Tuesday saying it would wait to comment about the investigation that law enforcement officials say found (More)

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  • Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

    Missouri unemployment rate increases slightly in January

    Posted 5:42 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri unemployment rate increased slightly in January to 5.5 percent while the state's nonfarm employment went up 14,300 jobs.

    The state Department of Economic Development on Tuesday released data showing the seasonally adjusted jobless rate increased from 5.4 (More)

  • Pair pleads guilty to drug and prostitution activity in Columbia

    Pair pleads guilty to drug and prostitution activity in Columbia

    Posted 4:38 PM 3/3/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Tuesday a Springfield man and woman pleaded guilty in federal court for their roles in distributing cocaine and crack and promoting prostitution in Columbia.

    Attorney Tammy Dickinson said 39-year-old Ryan (More)

  • Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

    Inmate caught after escaping from Kansas City hospital

    Posted 3:41 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities have captured a Jackson County inmate who escaped while being treated from a Kansas City hospital.

    Kansas City police say 25-year-old Willie J. Sanders escaped from Truman Medical Center early Tuesday. He was captured without incident about 7:30 a.m. in east (More)

  • Stabbed tow truck driver recovering with community support

    Stabbed tow truck driver recovering with community support

    Posted 3:39 PM 3/3/2015 by Christina Santiago, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Strangers are showering a tow truck driver with support as he recovers from being stabbed while trying to help a person whose vehicle was on the side of the road.

    Allan Baker, 62, was on I-70 near St. Charles Road January 13 when he noticed a green Ford Taurus with its flashers (More)

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  • Ex-Missouri sheriff pleads guilty to stealing property

    Ex-Missouri sheriff pleads guilty to stealing property

    Posted 3:18 PM 3/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CLAIR (AP) - A former Missouri county sheriff pleaded guilty to stealing property that had been recovered in criminal cases.

    Federal prosecutors say 47-year-old Ronald Snodgrass of El Dorado, Missouri, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to theft from programs receiving federal (More)

  • Graffiti taggers strike again in downtown Columbia

    Posted 3:12 PM 3/3/2015 by Desiree Seals, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Graffiti is a problem again in downtown Columbia. Taggers have spray painted at least two buildings, in the area of 7th and 8th and Locust Streets.

    The building manager for some the businesses affected said that buildings downtown are tagged periodically, but the new graffiti is (More)

  • New tornado shelter exposes need for improved safety

    Posted 3:11 PM 3/3/2015 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 News

    ELDON - A statewide tornado drill Tuesday afternoon tested sirens and provided a time for schools across Missouri to discuss safety plans.

    Safety plans for the Eldon School District will soon change after the completion of a new tornado safe room.

    The new Early Learning Center and (More)

  • Columbia joins national Mayor's Challenge for pedestrian safety

    Posted 2:05 PM 3/3/2015 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid has joined the U.S. Department of Transportation's Mayor's Challenge for Safer People and Safer Streets to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety.

    Columbia is one of 121 cities across the (More)

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