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Child dies following fire on Quail Drive

Child dies following fire on Quail Drive

Posted 6:14 PM 5/26/2017 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

UPDATED 5/26/17 7:01 p.m. with new information.

COLUMBIA - A 4-year-old child was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died after a fire at a home on Quail Drive, according to the Columbia Police Department and the Columbia Fire Department.

Assistant (More)

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Special session costs taxpayers thousands of dollars

Special session costs taxpayers thousands of dollars

Posted 3:34 AM 5/26/2017 by Kyrah Davis, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Eric Greitens called for the special legislative session on Monday, and it’s costing taxpayers thousands of dollars.

Senate Administrator Marga Hoelscher said she estimates the special session will cost $9,000 for one day and $28,000 for a week (Monday (More)

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MoDOT prepares for heavy holiday weekend travel

MoDOT prepares for heavy holiday weekend travel

Posted 6:09 AM 5/26/2017 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation was preparing Friday for a weekend of heavy travel.

AAA predicted the 2017 Memorial Day weekend would be the (More)

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Local restaurant works to "slice out" hunger

Local restaurant works to "slice out" hunger

Posted 9:56 PM 5/25/2017 by Jenna Puritz, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Pizza Tree, a local restaurant in Columbia, is participating in a national campaign that works with the non-profit group No Kid Hungry, which is focused on eliminating child hunger in the United States. 

In the month of May, Pizza Tree will be donating one dollar of every (More)

5/24/2017

TARGET 8 investigates impact of Uber, Lyft on drunk driving

TARGET 8 investigates impact of Uber, Lyft on drunk driving

Posted 8:40 AM 5/25/2017 by Emma Rechenberg, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Columbia visitor Zach Walther describes Uber as "convenient."

The 23-year-old frequently uses the ride-sharing app, which arrived in Columbia three years ago in October 2014.

"It's all on my phone, I don't have to worry about finding rides, or dealing with finding taxis (More)

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