• County investigates mayor's role in cycling crash

    County investigates mayor's role in cycling crash

    Posted 5:55 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SUNSET HILLS (AP) - The criminal investigation of a small-town Missouri mayor accused of purposely striking a bicyclist with his car has been turned over to an outside law enforcement agency.

    Sunset Hills Police Chief William LaGrand said Thursday that St. Louis County police will now (More)

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  • EPA says baseball fields near landfill are safe

    EPA says baseball fields near landfill are safe

    Posted 5:51 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Environmental Protection Agency says baseball fields that sit near a St. Louis County landfill that is contaminated with Cold War-era nuclear waste are safe for public use.

    The EPA began an investigation in May after Bridgeton-area residents hired a private firm for (More)

  • One person on the run after Columbia shots fired incident

    One person on the run after Columbia shots fired incident

    Posted 4:48 PM 7/31/2014 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department said Thursday one person is on the run after a shots fired incident Wednesday night.

    The police department said officers were dispatched to the 4500 block of Rice Road for a call of multiple shots fired at 11:56 p.m. Wednesday. It said officers (More)

  • Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Ex-bank manager sentenced for fraud

    Posted 3:23 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A former southwest Missouri bank manager whose fraud scheme fell apart when she issued checks in the name of a dead customer is going to federal prison.

    The U.S. Attorney's office said Thursday that 34-year-old Jennifer A. Gunter, of Republic, was sentenced to three (More)

  • Workers drain pond near area where homicide victim went missing

    Workers drain pond near area where homicide victim went missing

    Posted 3:21 PM 7/31/2014 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department told KOMU 8 News Thursday it had officials on site at a pond near Route J and Route EE which is between Harrisburg and Columbia. That's near the area the department said (More)

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  • Reserve officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend

    Reserve officer accused of raping ex-girlfriend

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - A 23-year-old man who works as a reserve police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Pine Lawn is facing charges for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and raping her.

    Rico Frazier was arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary, rape, felonious (More)

  • Missouri Peace Corps volunteer evacuated from west Africa

    Missouri Peace Corps volunteer evacuated from west Africa

    Posted 2:23 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    MOBERLY (AP) - A Missouri man is among the hundreds of Peace Corps volunteers being evacuated from three West African nations affected by the worst recorded Ebola outbreak in history.

    Liz Sosniecki of Moberly heard from her 25-year-old son, Dane Sosniecki, on Wednesday. He told her he was (More)

  • Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Early voting initiative may miss Missouri ballot

    Posted 2:17 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri proposal to create one of the nation's most expansive early voting periods appears to have fallen short of the number of initiative petition signatures needed to make the November ballot.

    An Associated Press analysis of tallies by Missouri's local election (More)

  • Smart Decision 2014: Analyzing Amendment One - The Right to Farm

    Smart Decision 2014: Analyzing Amendment One - The Right to Farm

    Posted 7:43 PM 7/29/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Amendment One, also known as the "Right to Farm" amendment, is one of five possible amendments to the Missouri constitution facing voters during the Aug. 5 primary election.

    See opposing arguments. (More)

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  • Two arrested in connection with 2011 disappearance, homicide

    Two arrested in connection with 2011 disappearance, homicide

    Posted 12:37 PM 7/31/2014 by Hanna Knutson and James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producers and Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - One of the suspects accused of murdering a Harrisburg man in 2011 said Thursday she was involved in the crime.

    Jennifer Freeman said in a probable cause statement released by the Boone County Sheriff's Office she and others assisted in cleaning the crime scene and (More)

  • Four districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

    Four districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

    Posted 12:11 PM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A lawsuit by Normandy school district parents over attendance rule changes has been scaled back after the state again altered its transfer policy.

    Seven parents sued the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the new Normandy Schools Collaborative (More)

  • FBI investigating body found at Stockton Lake cove

    FBI investigating body found at Stockton Lake cove

    Posted 11:50 AM 7/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    STOCKTON (AP) - An unidentified body was found at a southwest Missouri lake. 

    Since the body was found on federal land the Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case. 

    Cedar County Chief Deputy Sheriff Jason Johnson says the body was found around 4 p.m. (More)

  • Several mid-Missouri cities not participating in sales tax holiday

    Several mid-Missouri cities not participating in sales tax holiday

    Posted 10:53 AM 7/31/2014 by Hanna Knutson, KOMU 8, Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Several mid-Missouri cities including Columbia, Jefferson City, Moberly, Boonville and Mexico are not participating in exempting city/county sales tax during this weekend's upcoming state sales tax holiday.

    The sales tax holiday which starts this Friday and lasts until midnight (More)

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