• Fundraiser scheduled for 4-year-old with brain tumor Sunday

    Fundraiser scheduled for 4-year-old with brain tumor Sunday

    Posted 2:59 PM 11/22/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Supporters of a Columbia mother are hosting a fundraiser Sunday to raise money for a terminally ill toddler.

    Friends, family and community members have joined together to help raise funds for Columbia mother Lily Smith. Smith decided, after receiving her son's diagnosis, to (More)

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  • Historical, medical perspectives voiced at Ebola forum

    Historical, medical perspectives voiced at Ebola forum

    Posted 2:08 PM 11/22/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    OSAGE BEACH - Columbia College -Lake of the Ozarks hosted a forum about Ebola Saturday morning to educate local people about the virus from a variety of perspectives.

    The forum focused on the Ebola virus, its history and the preparedness plans in place by local health officials. History (More)

  • Mid-Missourians remember loved ones lost to suicide

    Mid-Missourians remember loved ones lost to suicide

    Posted 12:24 PM 11/22/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - Mid-Missourians who have lost loved ones to suicide gathered to share their stories during International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day Saturday.

    The Fulton chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted the third annual event. Community members talked about their (More)

  • Former Park Hills firefighter sentenced for setting fires

    Former Park Hills firefighter sentenced for setting fires

    Posted 11:05 AM 11/22/2014 by The Associated Press

    PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) - A one-time firefighter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after admitting that he set three fires.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills reports that 30-year-old Brad Easter was sentenced Friday. He (More)

  • Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    Official: Ferguson grand jury still meeting

    Posted 4:12 AM 11/22/2014 by Alex Sanz and Jim Salter, The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - A spokesman for the St. Louis County prosecutor says a grand jury is still meeting to consider charges against a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

    Ed Magee, a spokesman for Bob McCulloch, sent an email to media organizations early (More)

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  • WBIR staff show their Mizzou roots

    Posted 10:50 PM 11/21/2014 by Andrew Kauffman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - On the field, the Missouri Tigers and Tennessee Volunteers don't have a huge rivalry. Saturday marks only the third time in the two schools' history they've ever met. But, one television station in Knoxville, Tenn., takes this game extra seriously. 

    WBIR is the NBC (More)

  • Lane shifts remain as Opus continues sewer construction

    Posted 7:18 PM 11/21/2014 by Cody Crutchfield and Anna Kowalska, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - Opus continues to build a storm and sanitary sewer at the site of a future student housing complex.

    The construction of the sewer will cause continued lane shifts along 7th Street, Cherry Street and Locust Street.

    According to Opus, roads will reopen on December 5th when (More)

  • City to give citizens satisfaction survey

    Posted 7:09 PM 11/21/2014 by Raven Brown and Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is sending out surveys over the weekend to get residents' opinions on the community.

    The survey is being sent out both on paper and online forms that will be mailed randomly to residents.

    Columbia residents say the city is growing more each year, and (More)

  • Republican senator seeking to expand Medicaid for veterans

    Posted 7:00 PM 11/21/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One Missouri state senator has developed what some are calling a "conservative solution" to reform and expand Medicaid in the state. 

    Senator Ryan Silvey, R-Clay County, said he plans to pre-file a bill that would expand Medicaid to cover "thousands of Missouri veterans and (More)

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  • Your View: Misuse of the word 'handicap'

    Posted 4:52 PM 11/19/2014 by Genevieve Reaume and Madison Conklin, KOMU 8 Reporters

    COLUMBIA - This summer KOMU 8 News reported on the city's decision to allow citizens to report the misuse of accessible parking in Columbia.

    But KOMU 8 News used the word 'handicap' to describe these parking spots.

    Tara Shade, a viewer who works at Alternative Community (More)

  • Man wanted by FBI arrested in Springfield

    Man wanted by FBI arrested in Springfield

    Posted 5:52 PM 11/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - A man accused of fleeing from Texas and Montana amid child molestation investigations has been captured in southwest Missouri.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Springfield police arrested 55-year-old Johnny Benjamin Napier (More)

  • TARGET 8: Clients say Columbia spa owner dodging appointments

    Posted 5:15 PM 11/21/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News received several tips about a Columbia skin care company selling services that were never performed.

    The Better Business Bureau Regional Manager Mike Harrison confirmed the BBB received a complaint about the company Skin Solutions and is working at getting in touch (More)

  • MU hospital recognized for breastfeeding initiative

    MU hospital recognized for breastfeeding initiative

    Posted 5:10 PM 11/21/2014 by Karla Valcourt, KOMU News Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services recognized the University of Missouri Women's and Children's Hospital for following the "Show-Me 5" plan for breastfeeding procedures on Friday.

    "Show-Me 5" educates and supports new moms who want to breastfeed their (More)

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