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    Charities gain exposure through Tigers on the Prowl

    Posted 4:41 PM 7/23/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - When the 10 tiger sculptures are revealed at Tigers on the Prowl Unleashing, it will only be the beginning of how the art will aid mid-Missouri charities.

    The Friday night event at the Columbia Mall is the kick-off to the third annual Tigers on the Prowl. The campaign has raised (More)

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    Springfield woman accused in mother's death due in court

    Springfield woman accused in mother's death due in court

    Posted 4:32 AM 7/24/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A southwestern Missouri woman accused of arranging her mother's killing is headed back to court.

    Twenty-three-year-old Gypsy Blancharde is scheduled for a preliminary hearing and motions hearing Friday afternoon in Greene County.

    Blancharde pleaded not guilty to (More)

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    Firefighters respond to a carbon monoxide incident in Columbia

    Posted 8:21 PM 7/23/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department and Columbia Police Department were on the scene of a carbon monoxide incident Thursday night. 

    Columbia Fire Department Division Chief Darrin Arends called what occurred at 3724 Southridge Drive a "hazmat incident".

    Arends said one (More)

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    Kansas City man charged in death of boy, 3

    Kansas City man charged in death of boy, 3

    Posted 7:52 PM 7/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City man has been charged in the death of a 3-year-old boy who was killed when shots were fired into his family's home.

    The Jackson County prosecutor's office said Thursday that 22-year-old Sir Terry L. Stevenson is charged with first-degree murder, unlawful use (More)

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    Fort Leonard Wood commanding general slated for promotion

    Fort Leonard Wood commanding general slated for promotion

    Posted 6:45 PM 7/23/2015 by Berkeley Lovelace, KOMu 8 Digital Producer

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - Fort Leonard Wood's commanding general will be promoted to major general at the end of July.

    Brig. Gen. Kent Savre, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood's commanding general, will have a ceremony to recognize and honor his promotion, leadership (More)

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    Missouri man accused of threatening family member

    Missouri man accused of threatening family member

    Posted 3:48 PM 7/23/2015 by Berkeley Lovelace Jr., KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ARMSTRONG - A Howard County man was taken to jail Tuesday evening after being accused of brandishing a knife in a threatening manner to a family member, according to a Boone County Sheriff's Department report.

    Emmitte Fenton, 53, was taken into custody Tuesday by a Howard County sheriff's (More)

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    Boone County Health Department confirms five cases of mumps

    Posted 3:30 PM 7/23/2015 by Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Health Department said Thursday all five University of Missouri students with confirmed cases of mumps had previously had both recommended vaccinations for the virus.

    A spokesperson for the Boone County Health Department said five cases had been confirmed (More)

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    Macon County starts Text to 911 service

    Posted 3:28 PM 7/23/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MACON - People in need of assistance are now able to text 911 in two mid-Missouri counties.

    Michael Kindle, director of Macon County Enhanced 911, said the majority of cell phone users will be able to use the interim text service in Macon and Knox counties.

    "The text to 911 allows (More)

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    Missouri nuclear plant shut down after 'non-emergency' leak

    Posted 2:40 PM 7/23/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Ameren Corp. nuclear power plant in central Missouri is shut down for the second time in eight months after a "non-emergency" leak in the reaction control system.

    The shutdown occurred at 1:15 a.m. Thursday at the plant near Fulton. Jeff Trammel of St. Louis-based (More)

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    Ethics committee to review allegations against LeVota

    Ethics committee to review allegations against LeVota

    Posted 2:37 PM 7/23/2015 by Berkeley Lovelace Jr., KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Senate Rules and Ethics Committee will review allegations made against Missouri state Senator Paul LeVota, D-Independence, accused of making sexual advances at an intern, according to a statement released by the Missouri Senate today.

    Senate Leader Tom Dempsey, R-St. (More)

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    MU Law professor announces bid for Missouri Attorney General

    Posted 1:48 PM 7/23/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri law professor and former U.S. Supreme Court clerk announced his campaign for Missouri Attorney General Thursday.

    Josh Hawley, of Boone County, sent a video announcement to supporters across the state.

    "In legislatures and agencies at every level (More)

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    Four arrested for guns, cocaine after traffic stop

    Four arrested for guns, cocaine after traffic stop

    Posted 12:24 PM 7/23/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department said Thursday it arrested four people after a traffic stop in which deputies found four pistols and what is believed to be cocaine.

    22-year-old Shewan Martin, 21-year-old Lajuan Martin, 24-year-old Joseph Luckett and Johnathan Banks were all (More)

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    Auxvasse delays making water connection, issues boil order

    Auxvasse delays making water connection, issues boil order

    Posted 11:15 AM 7/23/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    AUXVASSE - The city of Auxvasse said Thursday a boil water order was in effect for all residents until further notice.

    Mike Bertschinger with the city said a boil order went into effect at 10:30 a.m. The order followed a water shut-down for all residents in order to make a water main (More)

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