• I-70 reopens after four semi-truck accident

    I-70 reopens after four semi-truck accident

    Posted 8:37 AM 10/2/2014 by Kellan Marvin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Interstate 70 reopened shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday after four semi trucks crashed west of Stadium Boulevard near the Sorrells overpass. Columbia firefighters got on the scene at 4:21 a.m. and found the four tractor-trailers wrecked with debris blocking the roadway. It caused the (More)

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  • Black Democrats support GOP executive candidate

    Black Democrats support GOP executive candidate

    Posted 7:44 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    BERKELEY (AP) - A coalition of black Democratic political leaders in St. Louis County is supporting the Republican candidate for county executive.

    The Fannie Lou Hamer Coalition is made up of north St. Louis County Democratic mayors, city council members and other elected officials. The (More)

  • Columbia startup weekend set for success

    Posted 7:40 AM 10/2/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Columbia's fourth annual startup weekend kicks off Friday evening. The 54-hour event features teams of aspiring entrepreneurs who will work together to build a startup business to pitch to a panel of judges and community members.

    "It's actually part of a global organization that (More)

  • Missouri man sentenced for drugs in oven mitt

    Missouri man sentenced for drugs in oven mitt

    Posted 6:19 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A Springfield man has been sentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison after authorities found crack cocaine hidden in an oven mitt.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports 37-year-old Ulysses Johnson was sentenced Wednesday to 12 (More)

  • Police: Man, woman arrested after Missouri chase

    Police: Man, woman arrested after Missouri chase

    Posted 6:15 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Jefferson County police say two suspects have been arrested after a cross-county chase that left two people hospitalized.

    KMOV-TV reports a man left his Chevy Silverado running Wednesday while he went to return movies to a Redbox at a (More)

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  • Mississippi River bridge to close for repairs

    Mississippi River bridge to close for repairs

    Posted 4:36 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    LOUISIANA (AP) - A Mississippi River bridge connecting Missouri and Illinois will close indefinitely for repairs later this month.

    KHQA-TV reports that the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana, Missouri, is in need of expansion joint replacement and concrete (More)

  • Missouri man on death row says cell tracing unfair

    Missouri man on death row says cell tracing unfair

    Posted 4:33 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Jefferson City man sentenced to die for murdering a woman in 2009 is arguing police violated his rights by tracking his location through his cellphone.

    The man will appeal the case before the Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday.

    David Hosier is set to be (More)

  • Missouri to take part in annual earthquake drill

    Missouri to take part in annual earthquake drill

    Posted 4:26 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri is taking part in a multi-state earthquake drill designed to teach participants to "drop, cover and hold on."

    The Missouri Department of Public Safety says more than 400,000 residents are registered to participate in the Great Central U. S. "ShakeOut" (More)

  • Development group: Brown shooting bad for business

    Development group: Brown shooting bad for business

    Posted 4:23 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A regional economic development agency says the Ferguson police shooting prompted several companies to delay planned expansions while also creating "an image crisis of global proportions."

    Denny Coleman of the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership told St. Louis County (More)

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  • Missouri ballot items draw political interest

    Missouri ballot items draw political interest

    Posted 4:19 AM 10/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The Democrat and Republican parties are weighing in on a pair of proposed constitutional amendments on Missouri's ballot.

    The Missouri Democratic State Committee has passed a resolution opposing proposed Constitutional Amendment 3. The measure would require public (More)

  • Special Olympics State Games needs volunteers

    Posted 3:33 AM 10/2/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Special Olympics Missouri State Games needs at least 45 volunteers for its events Friday.

    The games are set to bring more than 900 athletes and Special Olympics organizers said they would like help for the bocce and tennis events.

    The two events short (More)

  • Severe weather hits mid-Missouri

    Posted 10:56 PM 10/1/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Severe weather moved through mid-Missouri late Wednesday afternoon and into the evening. 

    The National Weather Service advised people to take cover while the storms moved through the area. 

    Spotters reported a funnel cloud about 6 miles south of Fulton.

    KOMU 8 drove to Fulton and investigated the area but did not find any immediate signs of damage near where the funnel cloud appeared.

     

  • Columbia budget approvals impact on CAT program

    Posted 2:51 PM 9/25/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia dropped the budget ax on Columbia Access Television (CAT) this year.

    On the 2015 budget, CAT received $100,000 from the city.  The money is a significant amount, and it usually goes toward subsidizing membership fees, but that $100,000 is actually a 50-percent (More)

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