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12/23/2016

State reports traffic fatalities over the holidays

State reports traffic fatalities over the holidays

Posted 1:29 PM 1/13/2017 by Madeline McClain, KOMU 8 News

COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol recorded six people died in crashes over the holiday weekend.

From 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23 to 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 26, the patrol investigated 260 traffic crashes including 86 injuries and the six fatalities. Three deaths (More)

12/22/2016

Local post office pushes until Christmas

Local post office pushes until Christmas

Posted 2:05 PM 1/13/2017 by Madeline McClain, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Often Santa gets all the credit for delivering presents by Christmas morning but each year the United States Postal Service is helping the Big Guy meet his big deadline.

This year is no different.

"We're going to be delivering right up to Christmas Eve," Columbia (More)

12/24/2016

Local daycare collaborates with neighbor on holiday light display

Local daycare collaborates with neighbor on holiday light display

Posted 11:00 PM 1/12/2017 by Madeline McClain, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A dueling light display cropped up across from Precious Hearts Learning Center at a Duplex during the last few years.

The daycare's director, Stacy Gerau, said the neighbor's light display was not a competition but a collaboration.

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12/26/2016

Kansas City airport traffic up for 31st consecutive month

Kansas City airport traffic up for 31st consecutive month

Posted 5:01 PM 12/26/2016 by The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of passengers at Kansas City International Airport continues climbing.

Airport officials said passenger traffic at the airport increased 6.6 percent in November from a year earlier. It was the 31st consecutive month traffic grew at the (More)

12/25/2016

UPDATE: Four injured, two critically, after rollover crash on I-70

UPDATE: Four injured, two critically, after rollover crash on I-70

Posted 8:11 AM 12/26/2016 by Xin Liu, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

BOONE COUNTY - Four people were sent to the hospital after a car crash Sunday afternoon.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened on I-70 eastbound near the Rocheport exit. 

The patrol said the vehicle went off the road and turned over several (More)

12/24/2016

Man arrested on charges of burglary, assault and property damage

Man arrested on charges of burglary, assault and property damage

Posted 4:32 PM 12/24/2016 by Xin Liu, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a man early Saturday morning on the 6400 block of Highway 40 in response to a disturbance call.

According to the release, deputies learned a man from Pensacola, Florida had partially forced his way into the residence. The man (More)

12/23/2016

Nixon pardons 12 more convicted of theft, drug crimes

Nixon pardons 12 more convicted of theft, drug crimes

Posted 3:11 PM 12/23/2016 by The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's outgoing Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is pardoning 12 more people.

Nixon on Friday announced the pardons to those convicted of theft and drug-related crimes, such as selling cocaine.

They've since found jobs or retired. One now mentors (More)

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