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12/28/2016

Healthcare enrollment in Missouri reaches new record

Healthcare enrollment in Missouri reaches new record

Posted 3:35 PM 1/13/2017 by Madeline McClain, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Missouri is starting off the new year with a record. Officials say 185,000 Missouri residents have signed up for healthcare on the federal marketplace for 2017.

December 15 marked the first deadline day for open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, or (More)

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)

12/29/2016

State: insect fatal to ash trees found in southwest Missouri

State: insect fatal to ash trees found in southwest Missouri

Posted 4:00 PM 12/29/2016 by The Associated Press

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Department of Conservation says a beetle that is fatal to ash trees has spread to southwest Missouri.

The department says the emerald ash borer was recently found in Laclede County. It is the first time the insect was found in southwest Missouri. It (More)

12/28/2016

Missouri man's body was in car pulled from Mississippi River

Missouri man's body was in car pulled from Mississippi River

Posted 6:39 PM 12/28/2016 by The Associated Press

GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man whose body was discovered in a car pulled from the Mississippi River in Southwestern Illinois as a 26-year old from Missouri.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Jersey County Coroner Larry Alexander said Wednesday that James (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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12/27/2016

Zoning changes could create new housing in north Columbia

Zoning changes could create new housing in north Columbia

Posted 2:29 PM 12/28/2016 by Adam Pressler, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA – A 50-acre lot of overgrown weeds and scattered garbage could soon be home to hundreds of families and a new subdivision if the City of Columbia agrees to change local zoning regulations.

“It’s a good idea, said said Larry Coffer, a homeowner who lives on (More)

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