• Mizzou to inaugurate new chancellor Loftin

    Mizzou to inaugurate new chancellor Loftin

    Posted 4:22 AM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri's flagship Columbia campus celebrates its 175th anniversary this week with five days of events that include the inauguration of new Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin.Loftin came to the university in February but will be formally installed in office (More)

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  • Officer injures Missouri teen with stun gun

    Officer injures Missouri teen with stun gun

    Posted 4:17 AM 9/15/2014 by The Associated Press

    INDEPENDENCE (AP) - A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after police say an officer shot him with a stun gun during a traffic stop.Sgt. Darrell Schmidli says the driver was stopped Sunday afternoon because of an outstanding warrant. He says the driver refused to roll down the window (More)

  • Hiking for a cure

    Hiking for a cure

    Posted 8:24 PM 9/14/2014 by Jay Wallis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LESTERVILLE - Cystic fibrosis is a disease 30,000 Americans are dealing with right now.

    The Xtreme Hike program, which is a part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is fighting for a cure. 

    The Gateway Chapter of (More)

  • Police call deadly Missouri shooting accidental

    Police call deadly Missouri shooting accidental

    Posted 7:24 PM 9/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A 19-year-old man has been charged in a deadly Ferguson shooting that police have called accidental.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Jerry Lee Underwood of Riverview faces charges of first-degree manslaughter and armed criminal action in Friday's fatal shooting of (More)

  • City council set to approve new budget

    City council set to approve new budget

    Posted 7:22 PM 9/14/2014 by Collin Ruane, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is set to put the finishing touches on the city's budget for the 2015 fiscal year at its meeting Monday night.

    Monday's meeting will mark the third consecutive meeting the council has discussed proposed amendments to the budget. The council last (More)

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  • Kennett man charged with second-degree murder

    Kennett man charged with second-degree murder

    Posted 7:21 PM 9/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    KENNETT (AP) - A Missouri inmate has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a woman whose body was found lying by a southwest Missouri road two years ago.

    The Daily Dunklin Democrat reports that 35-year-old Glenn D. Morgan also faces two counts of distribution of a (More)

  • FedEx worker dies in Missouri accident

    FedEx worker dies in Missouri accident

    Posted 7:17 PM 9/14/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARKVILLE (AP) - A FedEx worker has died after being pinned by his delivery vehicle outside Kansas City.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the accident happened Friday just outside of Parkville. The name of the FedEx worker who died wasn't immediately released.

    Preliminary reports (More)

  • Veterans host gun show to raise funds

    Posted 3:52 PM 9/14/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MILLER COUNTY - Warm smiles and friendly chatter echoed around the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) 2442 gun show on Sunday.

    The gun show ran for two days beginning Saturday morning and featured both antiques and modern weaponry. Senior Vice Commander John White said a lot of the guns are (More)

  • Reenactors bring Civil War history to life

    Posted 8:14 PM 9/13/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 News

    CENTRALIA - Hundreds of people took a step back in time today to watch the reenactment of one of the bloodiest battles in Missouri during the Civil War. 

    Next week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Centralia, also known as the Centralia Massacre. To commemerate this event (More)

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  • Residents take a step back in time at Renaissance festival

    Residents take a step back in time at Renaissance festival

    Posted 6:45 PM 9/13/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KINGDOM CITY - Sword fights, magic shows and singing fairies entertained fairgoers at the Central Missouri Renaissance Festival Saturday morning.

    Adults and kids played games, watched shows, and enjoyed food inspired by the Renaissance era.

    "We have everything from rope climbers to (More)

  • Missouri Recovery Network celebrates Recovery Month

    Missouri Recovery Network celebrates Recovery Month

    Posted 5:59 PM 9/13/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Recovery Network is holding events statewide for Recovery Month in an effort to fight addiction.

    The Missouri Recovery Network aims to raise awareness about alcohol and drug addiction. According to the organization, many individuals do not receive the support (More)

  • CoMo Cares hosts fundraiser for diaper need awareness week

    CoMo Cares hosts fundraiser for diaper need awareness week

    Posted 5:16 PM 9/13/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - An organization in Columbia is collecting diapers in honor of national diaper need awareness week.

    CoMo Cares is Mid-Missouri's first diaper bank and hosts a diaper drive and fundraiser from September 8 to September 14 every year.

    During the week, the organization (More)

  • President Obama lays out plan to defeat ISIS

    President Obama lays out plan to defeat ISIS

    Posted 4:21 PM 9/13/2014 by Tatiana Darie, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Congress is now debating President Obama's plan to defeat the militant group the Islamic State, also previously known as ISIS or ISIL.

    In his primetime address to the nation on Wednesday night, Obama said he intended to weaken and eventually destroy the Islamic group. He (More)

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