• Randles, Pierson enter race for Missouri lieutenant governor

    Randles, Pierson enter race for Missouri lieutenant governor

    Posted 10:27 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing.

    Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016.

    They join Democratic doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw, of (More)

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  • Two crashes on I-70 snarl traffic, one sends woman to hospital

    Two crashes on I-70 snarl traffic, one sends woman to hospital

    Posted 9:51 AM 7/1/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Two accidents on westbound I-70 had traffic backed up east of Route Z Wednesday morning, and one of them left a woman in critical condition. 

    Boone County Public Safety said the first accident occurred about 8:50 a.m. That accident resulted in no injuries, according to (More)

  • Soggy park grounds forces changes in July 4 celebrations

    Soggy park grounds forces changes in July 4 celebrations

    Posted 9:05 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. CHARLES (AP) - Rains and high water have made for soggy park grounds near the St. Louis area, forcing changes in plans for some Independence Day celebrations.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that organizers are keeping a watchful eye on the forecast as the weekend approaches.

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  • New president takes over at SEMO

    New president takes over at SEMO

    Posted 8:59 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The new president at Southeast Missouri State University is officially at the helm.

    Wednesday was the first day in office for Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, who was named to the job in March. He replaced longtime president Kenneth W. Dobbins, who announced his retirement (More)

  • CDC report reveals germ that could affect swimmers

    CDC report reveals germ that could affect swimmers

    Posted 8:07 AM 7/1/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report this week revealing a germ is becoming more common in recreational waters.

    Cryptosporidium typically causes diarrhea and can be found in some pools. Of the 90 recorded outbreaks, 69 were from contaminated pools (More)

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  • June economic report affirms slow growth ahead in Midwest

    June economic report affirms slow growth ahead in Midwest

    Posted 7:55 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A report on a June survey underscores previous survey signs that slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

    The survey report issued Wednesday said the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to 53.0 from 50.4 in May and 52.7 (More)

  • Human remains found in southeast Missouri

    Human remains found in southeast Missouri

    Posted 7:51 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    CARUTHERSVILLE (AP) - Human remains were discovered in southeast Missouri, and authorities said they may be those of a man missing for nearly a year.

    The Sikeston Standard Democrat reported that the remains were found Monday near Caruthersville. A relative of 34-year-old Jerry Lynn Carr of (More)

  • Columbia's new Pedestrian Safety Task Force brainstorms ideas

    Posted 7:50 AM 7/1/2015 by Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A task force in Columbia had its first official meeting Tuesday to raise pedestrian safety. The Pedestrian Safety Task Force hosted Columbia Police Traffic Supervisor Sergeant Curtis Perkins give a presentation of crash data from the past several years in the Columbia area. Perkins (More)

  • Cost of parking increases in St. Louis

    Cost of parking increases in St. Louis

    Posted 7:43 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The cost of parking in St. Louis is now a little higher.

    As of Wednesday, the new high-tech meters in St. Louis charge $1.50 an hour to park through high-use areas of downtown and elsewhere. The previous cost was $1 per hour.

    Penalties for violators have also (More)

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  • Police: Man fatally shot by woman in St. Louis County

    Police: Man fatally shot by woman in St. Louis County

    Posted 7:22 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    FLORISSANT (AP) - St. Louis County police were investigating after a man was fatally shot in the chest. A woman is the suspect in the shooting.

    The crime happened about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in an unincorporated area of north St. Louis County. Police arrested a woman near the shooting scene, but a spokesman said it isn't yet clear what relationship, if any, the woman had with the victim.

    The victim's name was not yet released.

     

  • Homeless man charged in St. Joseph man's beating death

    Homeless man charged in St. Joseph man's beating death

    Posted 7:18 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A 48-year-old homeless man was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the beating death of another man in St. Joseph.

    Hank William Cooper was charged Tuesday in the Saturday night death of 36-year-old Robert Martinez.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reported court (More)

  • Man charged with stealing headstone markers from grave sites

    Man charged with stealing headstone markers from grave sites

    Posted 5:31 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JAMESPORT (AP) - A man has been charged with more than 35 criminal complaints after police said he stole from more than a dozen grave sites in Daviess County.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reported 45-year-old Leslie Harrison was charged Tuesday with 16 counts of felony stealing and 16 counts (More)

  • St. Louis airport to start nonstop flights to Little Rock

    St. Louis airport to start nonstop flights to Little Rock

    Posted 5:24 AM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Flights with nonstop service to Little Rock, Arkansas, are set to return to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport after a two-year absence.

    Southwest Airlines announced it will fly two daily non-stop flights to the Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport starting Jan. (More)

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