• News

    Missouri lawmakers pass bill to boost agriculture industry

    Missouri lawmakers pass bill to boost agriculture industry

    Posted 3:34 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A bill aimed at bolstering Missouri's agricultural industry is headed to the governor.

    Missouri senators on Tuesday voted unanimously in favor of the measure, which previously was approved 101-48 by the House.

    If signed into law by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon, it (More)

  • Adv. - more news below

  • News

    Woman charged in southwest Missouri man's death

    Woman charged in southwest Missouri man's death

    Posted 3:31 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    GRANBY (AP) - A southwest Missouri sheriff says a 65-year-old woman shot and killed a man who was trying to end their affair.

    Authorities say Connie Sanders-Ford, of Fairview, was charged Monday with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of 58-year-old John Jordon. He (More)

  • News

    Meat company specializing in bacon coming to St. Joseph

    Meat company specializing in bacon coming to St. Joseph

    Posted 3:28 PM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A meat processing company that specializes in bacon plans to build a plant in St. Joseph and hire 212 workers in its first five years of operation.

    The St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that Daily's Premium Meats, which offers "sliced-to-order" naturally (More)

  • News

    Two people plead guilty to distributing synthetic marijuana

    Two people plead guilty to distributing synthetic marijuana

    Posted 2:26 PM 3/31/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri said Tuesday two people pleaded guilty in federal court to crimes related to the distribution of thousands of kilograms of synthetic marijuana.

    27-year-old Sharon Harrington from Bunceton and 44-year-old (More)

  • News

    Columbia Public Schools update collective bargaining agreement

    Columbia Public Schools update collective bargaining agreement

    Posted 1:03 PM 3/31/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Micheala Sosby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools released an update to all employees on Tuesday regarding the collective bargaining process with the teacher's union and the district. 

    According to Deputy Superintendent Dana Clippard, Columbia Public Schools cannot meet the $6.6 million compensation (More)

  • Adv. - more news below

  • News

    Police reveal contents of Schweich spokesperson's suicide note

    Police reveal contents of Schweich spokesperson's suicide note

    Posted 12:30 PM 3/31/2015 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter and Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - During a brief news conference Tuesday, Jefferson City Police released the contents of the suicide note left by the late state auditor's spokesperson, Spence Jackson, who police said committed suicide over the weekend. They found his body in his apartment Sunday.

    According (More)

  • News

    Columbia man sentenced on child pornography charge

    Columbia man sentenced on child pornography charge

    Posted 12:12 PM 3/31/2015 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia resident, Jonathan Hillyard, 30, was sentenced Monday to 5 years to the Missouri Department of Corrections for 1 count of possession of child pornography. 

    The Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested Hillyard October 24 following an (More)

  • News

    Missouri House panel OKs added funds for Medicaid drug costs

    Missouri House panel OKs added funds for Medicaid drug costs

    Posted 10:38 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Despite concerns from Republican lawmakers about Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's withholding money from programs this year, most of his 2015 supplemental budget request is moving forward.

    A Missouri House panel on Tuesday approved additional spending for 2015, including (More)

  • News

    Fulton names new school administrators

    Fulton names new school administrators

    Posted 8:48 AM 3/31/2015 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FULTON - According to the Fulton Public School District website, Jan Bailey and Chris Daily will be administrators for Fulton Middle School for the remainder of the school year.

    Monday, the Fulton Middle School Program Director confirmed via email Principal Christopher Cane was no longer (More)

  • Adv. - more news below

  • News

    Dry, dead vegetation causing fires

    Posted 8:00 AM 3/31/2015 by Jeremy Schrank, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - Grass fires are prevalent this time of year due to a lack of water in plants and grass. At least four such fires were reported in Boone County yesterday due to dry, windy conditions around mid-Missouri.

    Fire crews responded to one controlled burn that got out of control and (More)

  • News

    Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs

    Hermann sues power commissions over coal plant costs

    Posted 7:19 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    HERMANN (AP) - The city of Hermann is suing state utility groups over the costs of electricity from a southern Illinois coal plant.

    Mayor Tom Shabel said the costs are much higher than promised when the Prairie State Energy Campus was marketed to smaller towns across the Midwest. He said (More)

  • News

    Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months

    Hallmark seeks to cut 200 jobs in next several months

    Posted 6:20 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hallmark Cards is offering a buyout program as it tries to cut 200 jobs by this summer.

    The company announced the buyouts Monday for eligible employees in its product development and creation business.

    President David Hall said the company is looking for ways to (More)

  • News

    Missouri House panel ponders police shooting absence policy

    Missouri House panel ponders police shooting absence policy

    Posted 6:16 AM 3/31/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Supporters said a proposal to require unpaid leave for an officer during investigations of some police-involved fatal shootings would help restore trust after the shooting death of an 18-year-old in Ferguson.

    A House committee heard support for a measure Monday that (More)

  • Adv. - more news below

KOMU First Alert Weather

Most Popular Right Now