• CPD respond to two armed robberies

    CPD respond to two armed robberies

    Posted 11:04 PM 8/4/2015 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department responded to two separate armed robberies Tuesday night. 

    The first roberry occurred at 7:29pm at Midwest Petroleum off of South Providence Road. Just nine minutes later, CPD responded to another armed robbery at Dominos off of Green Meadows (More)

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  • Body of missing Columbia man found

    Body of missing Columbia man found

    Posted 9:54 PM 8/4/2015 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department has identified the body of a previously missing Columbia man as Gaspar Soto-Reza.

    The 27-year-old Soto-Reza went missing Saturday morning near the County Downes subdivision north of Columbia. The Boone County Fire Protection District used (More)

  • Columbia police officers join community in National Night Out

    Posted 8:40 PM 8/4/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police officers had the opportunity to build better relationships with community members Tuesday for National Night Out. 

    "National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make (More)

  • Students in Columbia will have a new ride to school this year

    Posted 7:44 PM 8/4/2015 by Hannah Knight, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - 212 new school buses are being revved up for the new school year.

    Columbia Public Schools held an event Tuesday welcoming Student Transportation of America or STA, the districts new transportation provider.

    Last year CPS board members unanimously voted to change providers (More)

  • Columbia voters overwhelmingly approve sales tax extension

    Posted 7:20 PM 8/4/2015 by Samantha Kummerer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - On Tuesday around 70 percent of the voters voted in favor of Proposition 1 which renews a 1/4-cent sales tax.

    Proposition 1 will be in place for the next ten years. 

    According to the city, the sales tax is estimated to raise in $63.8 million over the ten years.

    (More)
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  • Aluminum plant explosion hits southeast Missouri

    Aluminum plant explosion hits southeast Missouri

    Posted 5:46 PM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    MARSTON (AP) - A massive explosion rocked a southeast Missouri aluminum plant Tuesday, injuring some workers and creating a plume of smoke that could be seen for miles.

    The explosion and fire occurred around 12:30 p.m. at the Noranda Aluminum plant near the town of Marston in New Madrid (More)

  • VFW has concerns about 2016 presidential candidates

    VFW has concerns about 2016 presidential candidates

    Posted 11:47 AM 8/3/2015 by Tyler Hastedt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Veterans are just one of many groups hoping to have their interests represented well during the next presidential administration.

    VFW Commander Don Briggs said he feels the majority of the candidates for 2016 do not think of veterans' issues as a main priority.

    "Veterans' (More)

  • Safety cited as key reason for new downtown scramble crossing

    Posted 2:14 PM 8/4/2015 by Tom Barclay, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council members unanimously approved the reworking the intersection of Ninth and Elm streets into a new type of crossing following a public forum Monday. The scramble crossing require cars on all sides stop, allowing pedestrians to move cross in any direction, even (More)

  • Siblings sentenced in bank robbery

    Siblings sentenced in bank robbery

    Posted 3:26 PM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Two Kansas City, Kansas, siblings have been sentenced in federal court for their roles in a Missouri bank robbery.

    U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson said 25-year-old Charles Spencer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years and six months in federal prison, while his 29-year-old (More)

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  • Teenage boy shot in Jefferson City

    Teenage boy shot in Jefferson City

    Posted 2:08 PM 8/4/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - A 16-year-old boy was shot Monday night, according to Jefferson City police.

    Officers said the teenage victim, who is from Fulton, was shot in the arm in the 500 block of East Elm sometime before midnight. 

    After he was shot the victim was driven in a car to (More)

  • Missouri Rep. Hinson asserts guilt for DWI near Capitol

    Missouri Rep. Hinson asserts guilt for DWI near Capitol

    Posted 12:37 PM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri state lawmaker has apologized for telling media he believes he wasn't impaired after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated.

    State Rep. David Hinson apologized Tuesday to Cole County Associate Circuit Judge Thomas Sodergren and said he was guilty.

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  • Today's Talk: City council rejects homeowner plan to stop flooding

    Posted 12:29 PM 8/4/2015 by Landon Burke, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Residents of Again Street spoke at the city council meeting Monday to discuss their concerns over the persistent sewage flooding in their yards and homes.

    Homeowner Katrina Boles said they developed a proposal after months of observation and research.

    "We found out about (More)

  • Former Pine Lawn officer arrested after federal indictment

    Former Pine Lawn officer arrested after federal indictment

    Posted 11:58 AM 8/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former police leader in Pine Lawn is accused in a federal indictment of falsely arresting a mayoral candidate, the latest allegation of wrongdoing involving public officials in the small St. Louis County town.

    The FBI arrested 34-year-old Steven Blakeney Tuesday. (More)

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