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    Columbia City Council to make final vote on Cosmo-Bethel Park

    Posted 7:57 AM 10/20/2014 by Eric Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - About a month after the first public hearing, Columbia City Council members will vote Monday night at 7 pm on whether or not to proceed with the additions to Cosmo-Bethel Park.

    Among the additions to the park would be lights for four more of the park's tennis courts, along with (More)

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    Kansas City police investigate death of 6-year-old

    Kansas City police investigate death of 6-year-old

    Posted 7:49 AM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police are vowing to find the person or persons responsible for the shooting death of a 6-year-old girl while she was at a convenience store with her dad.

    Hundreds of people turned out Sunday evening to remember Angel Hooper and call for justice in her (More)

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    Columbia Public Schools participate in School Bus Safety Week

    Posted 7:32 AM 10/20/2014 by Maddison Hill, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - About 200 buses depart each day from the First Student bus lot to take around 8,000 students to and from school.

    This week Columbia Public School's will participate in National School Bus Safety Week. This year's theme for the week is "At My Stop...You Stop." Community Relations (More)

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    2 women shot while on I-44 in St. Louis

    2 women shot while on I-44 in St. Louis

    Posted 7:23 AM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after shots were fired into a car traveling on Interstate 44 in downtown St. Louis, injuring two women.

    The shooting happened at 2:40 a.m. Monday. Police say three women in a car heard multiple shots as a car sped past them.

    Two of (More)

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    Brother, sister die in separate shootings

    Brother, sister die in separate shootings

    Posted 7:20 AM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating to determine if the shooting deaths of a brother and sister during the weekend are related.

    Police say 35-year-old Margaree Dixon died after she was shot several times late Saturday. A few hours later, police responded to another shooting (More)

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    Kraus joins candidates getting Sinquefield cash

    Kraus joins candidates getting Sinquefield cash

    Posted 4:27 AM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Another Republican Missouri candidate has received a big check from mega-donor Rex Sinquefield.

    Missouri Ethics Commission records show that Sinquefield recently gave $100,000 to state Sen. Will Kraus. The Republican lawmaker from Lee's Summit is seeking to challenge (More)

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    Expert says stinging caterpillars rare in Missouri

    Expert says stinging caterpillars rare in Missouri

    Posted 4:24 AM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents likely won't encounter stinging caterpillars this fall, despite booming populations in southern states.

    A large population of pus caterpillars in Florida this year has stung locals, leaving a swelling, burning (More)

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    Ferguson plans alternate Halloween celebration

    Ferguson plans alternate Halloween celebration

    Posted 4:19 AM 10/20/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Concerns over prolonged police shooting protests have prompted a Ferguson civic group to plan an alternative Halloween celebration to take place five days before the actual holiday.

    KSDK-TV reports that the group I Love Ferguson has (More)

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    Man gives false name in DWI arrest

    Man gives false name in DWI arrest

    Posted 11:59 PM 10/19/2014 by Melissa Zygowicz, KOMU 8 News

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - One man is in jail after allegedly providing a false name to deputies in Callaway County.

    Rodney Garnett was pulled over by a deputy with the Callaway County Sheriff's Office for alleged lane violations on State Road TT outside of New Bloomfield early Sunday morning. (More)

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    Rams fans and Ferguson protestors clash outside Rams game

    Rams fans and Ferguson protestors clash outside Rams game

    Posted 10:04 PM 10/19/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say two women have been arrested after dozens of Rams fans and Ferguson protesters clashed outside the Edward Jones Dome.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that one protester tried to jab a Rams fan with a pole bearing an upside down American flag on Sunday (More)

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    Human trafficking survivor encourages others to speak up

    Human trafficking survivor encourages others to speak up

    Posted 5:21 PM 10/19/2014 by Paige Travis, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A human trafficking survivor spoke in Columbia Sunday to help raise awareness about human trafficking. Misty Losinger spent 16 years in slavery in Portland, Oregon before escaping and moving to Missouri in hopes of restarting her life.

    Losinger said she wants to raise awareness (More)

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    Advisors emphasize huge benefits of saving money early

    Posted 4:45 PM 10/19/2014 by Kyle Jacoby, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - National Save For Retirement week began Sunday with several financial agencies emphasizing the need to save earlier to counter several discouraging trends.

    Americans are working longer than they ever have before due in large part to an alarming lack of savings at an early (More)

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    Sunday marks 20 years since disappearance of Columbia girl

    Sunday marks 20 years since disappearance of Columbia girl

    Posted 3:56 PM 10/19/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Twenty years ago Sunday, a Columbia girl disappeared on her walk to school. 

    The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released this age-progressed photo of Kristina Bishop. KOMU 8 News reached out (More)

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