KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ KOMU.com Continuous News Continuous News en-us Copyright 2016, KOMU.com. All Rights Reserved. Feed content is not avaialble for commercial use. () () Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:10:59 GMT Synapse CMS 10 KOMU.com http://www.komu.com/ 144 25 Governor Nixon to attend discussion on public health http://www.komu.com/news/governor-nixon-to-attend-discussion-on-public-health/ http://www.komu.com/news/governor-nixon-to-attend-discussion-on-public-health/ Continuous News Mon, 24 Oct 2016 1:53:09 AM Hannah Finley, KOMU 8 Reporter Governor Nixon to attend discussion on public health

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Nixon will participate in a public health roundtable at the Missouri State Public Health Laboratory Monday afternoon.

The roundtable discussion will include public health agencies and private health care providers from both the state and local levels.

The discussion is part of the Safer, Stronger Missouri series. At these events, Gov. Nixon is updated on what the state is doing in the areas of emergency planning and disaster response.   

“As public servants, it’s important that we make sure that we are providing the best information we can and the best interventions we can to ensure that people have a happy and healthy life,” said Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Peter Lyskowski. 

Lyskowski said it’s important that the state prepares for events such as natural disasters and disease outbreaks.

The Missouri State Public Health Laboratory is one of few designated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to test for both the Ebola and Zika viruses. 

“It’s these kinds of things we’re going to talk about Monday that, under Gov. Nixon’s leadership and direction, we’ve been able to bring about these new partnerships and opportunities,” Lyskowski said.

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Council for Drug Free Youth holds video contest for 7-12 graders http://www.komu.com/news/council-for-drug-free-youth-holds-video-contest-for-7-12-graders/ http://www.komu.com/news/council-for-drug-free-youth-holds-video-contest-for-7-12-graders/ Continuous News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 7:37:27 PM Laura Barczewski, KOMU 8 Reporter Council for Drug Free Youth holds video contest for 7-12 graders

JEFFERSON CITY — The Council for Drug Free Youth is holding a PSA video contest for seventh through 12th grade mid-Missouri students.

The theme for this year's contest is "Drugs Destroy Your Dreams. "

The only requirement is a maximum video length of two minutes.

Melle Richardson with CDFY said they left the theme relatively open to allow students to creatively express themselves on the topic.

"We want the youth to be able to have a platform to be able to speak their mind and use their creativity on why they think it is important to stay drug free," Richardson said.

She said the theme for the contest stemmed from a theme CDFY used for school assemblies called "Stay in the Game."

"Several of the people this year made videos about being in sports. And if you're in sports and you do drugs, you're not going to be able to participate in sports. And that's one of the ways that drugs destroy your dreams, because you can't participate in things if you're doing drugs," Richardson said.

The winning video will be shown at Capital City Cinema from now until April 2017 and could also be used in other ways by CDFY.

The first place winner will also receive $250, second place will receive $100 and third place will receive $50.

Submissions are due Sunday, Oct. 23 before midnight.

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2 die in Kansas City weekend shootings http://www.komu.com/news/2-die-in-kansas-city-weekend-shootings/ http://www.komu.com/news/2-die-in-kansas-city-weekend-shootings/ Continuous News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 6:15:24 PM The Associated Press 2 die in Kansas City weekend shootings

KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City police say two men have died in weekend shootings.

Police officers responded to a call late Saturday to the Westport Entertainment District and found a man who had been shot. The Kansas City Fire Department took the victim to a hospital, where he died. The man's name hasn't been released.

Police also say another man found shot early Sunday has died from his injuries. Police detectives are investigating the death as a homicide.

The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City has recorded 95 homicides so far this year. The entire metropolitan area has seen 155 homicides in 2016.

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Missouri juvenile justice system turns to music therapy http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-juvenile-justice-system-turns-to-music-therapy/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-juvenile-justice-system-turns-to-music-therapy/ Continuous News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:46:23 PM The Associated Press Missouri juvenile justice system turns to music therapy

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwestern Missouri juvenile justice center has teamed up with a university in offering weekly music therapy sessions to troubled teenagers in hopes it improves their behavior.

The Springfield News-Leader reported the Greene County Juvenile Justice Center and Drury University partnered up on the project that began Aug. 1. Another group from a day treatment program for young offenders meets separately with a music therapist on Drury's campus.

Most of the children in both groups are boys, aged 14 to 16.

Chief Juvenile Officer Bill Prince said that while it's hard to see if the effort is making quantifiable changes, he hopes it addresses the trauma burdening kids going through the juvenile justice system.

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Kansas City man bringing golf to inner-city neighborhood http://www.komu.com/news/kansas-city-man-bringing-golf-to-inner-city-neighborhood/ http://www.komu.com/news/kansas-city-man-bringing-golf-to-inner-city-neighborhood/ Continuous News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:31:07 PM The Associated Press Kansas City man bringing golf to inner-city neighborhood

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man has high hopes of building a small inner-city golf course with greens that rival those in one of the city's most affluent suburbs.

Chris Harris built a park near his home in an impoverished south-side neighborhood 20 years ago and thinks a golf course could be another bright spot in a part of town that needs it.

The Kansas City Star reported Harris didn't know much about building a golf course until he took a part-time job with the grounds crew at Mission Hills Golf Course in the tony suburb of Mission Hills, Kansas.

He cleared out abandoned houses and trash dumps to build the park, which has a playground and basketball court and is rented out for events.

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Amid expensive governor's race, voters weigh donation limits http://www.komu.com/news/amid-expensive-governor-s-race-voters-weigh-donation-limits/ http://www.komu.com/news/amid-expensive-governor-s-race-voters-weigh-donation-limits/ Continuous News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:33:57 AM The Associated Press Amid expensive governor's race, voters weigh donation limits

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Most of the millions of dollars raised in the Missouri governor's race would be banned under proposed campaign contribution limits.

A measure on the Nov. 8 ballot would limit donations to candidates to $2,600 per person, per election.

An Associated Press analysis found close to $16.5 million of Republican gubernatorial candidate Eric Greitens' fundraising, or about 95 percent, was in donations of more than $2,600.

Democratic candidate Attorney General Chris Koster received $17.8 million worth of checks of more than $2,600. That's about 80 percent of what he's raised this election.

Missouri's previous campaign contribution limits were repealed in 2008. Since then, some donors have routinely given five-and six-figure checks.

Under the proposed constitutional amendment, donors also couldn't give more than $25,000 to political parties each primary and general election.

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1 teen dead, another injured after Maries County crash http://www.komu.com/news/1-teen-dead-another-injured-after-maries-county-crash/ http://www.komu.com/news/1-teen-dead-another-injured-after-maries-county-crash/ Continuous News Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:27:16 AM Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer 1 teen dead, another injured after Maries County crash

MARIES COUNTY — One teenager is dead and another suffered moderate injuries in a single-vehicle crash Friday evening.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mikayla Sherrell, 16, of Dixon was driving westbound on Highway BB near County Road 636 at 6:55 p.m. Friday.  She went off the right side of the road, overcorrected and drove off the left side of the road, eventually striking a tree. Sherrell was pronounced dead at the scene.

Passenger Kelsie Shoemaker, 16, of Crocker was transported to University Hospital with moderate injuries.

Both teens were wearing seat belts. 

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UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Jefferson City shooting http://www.komu.com/news/update-suspects-arrested-in-jefferson-city-shooting/ http://www.komu.com/news/update-suspects-arrested-in-jefferson-city-shooting/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:42:01 PM Hannah Thomas, KOMU 8 Producer and Laura Barczewski, KOMU 8 Reporter UPDATE: Suspects arrested in Jefferson City shooting

JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City Police said the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested two suspects in connection to a shooting at an apartment complex Saturday night.

In a news release on Sunday, JCPD said the MSHP arrested two female suspects in Schuyler County.

MSHP said the suspects, 21-year-old Daequan Smith and 25-year-old Karmen Hines, are both from Iowa and are being held at the Cole County Jail on $100,000 surety bonds.

JCPD confirmed a man was taken to the hospital Saturday night with injuries after he was shot at an apartment complex.

Police said the incident occurred around 9 p.m. in the 800 block of Monroe Street at the Heritage Apartments.




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Man robs Columbia motel with handgun http://www.komu.com/news/man-robs-columbia-motel-with-handgun/ http://www.komu.com/news/man-robs-columbia-motel-with-handgun/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:27:22 PM Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Man robs Columbia motel with handgun

COLUMBIA — Police officers responded to the Suburban Extended Stay Motel at 8:46 p.m. Saturday evening for a robbery, according to a press release from the Columbia Police Department.

A male suspect, armed with a handgun, entered the lobby of the motel on 3100 Wingate Court and demanded money. He retrieved an undisclosed amount of money and fled the area on foot. 

When officers arrived, a K-9 track was conducted and it ended in a lot south of the motel. There were no reported injuries or property damage as a result of the incident and the investigation continues as of Saturday evening.

The suspected is described as a black male, approximately 6-feet tall with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing dark clothing with his face covered.

(Editor's note: This story's headline was edited to change the word "hotel" to the word "motel.")

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2 killed in Miller County plane crash http://www.komu.com/news/2-killed-in-miller-county-plane-crash/ http://www.komu.com/news/2-killed-in-miller-county-plane-crash/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 9:03:59 PM Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer 2 killed in Miller County plane crash

MILLER COUNTY — A Breechcraft single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area near the Lee C. Fine Airport in Brumley at approximately 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Both occupants of the aircraft were pronounced dead at the scene by Miller County Coroner Rick Callahan. Bruce Hensler, 56, and Sarah M. Hensler, 30, both of New Britain, Pennsylvania, were taken to a local funeral home. It is believed that Bruce Hensler was the pilot of the aircraft.

At this time, the origin and destination of the plane are unknown. Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration will be on scene Sunday to conduct a complete investigation. 

Members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Miller County Sheriff's Department and Osage Beach Police Department responded to the incident. 


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Missouri Football, 105th Homecoming crowd stunned by Middle Tennessee State http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-105th-homecoming-crowd-stunned-by-middle-tennessee-state/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-football-105th-homecoming-crowd-stunned-by-middle-tennessee-state/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 7:01:57 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter Missouri Football, 105th Homecoming crowd stunned by Middle Tennessee State

COLUMBIA — It is a tradition unlike any other, the University of Missouri celebrated its 105th Homecoming Saturday. The university claims to be the original school to have a Homecoming celebration center around football when it hosted the University of Kansas in 1911.

The tradition lived on in 2016, but the result wasn’t what the Tigers faithful were hoping for as the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders came in and stunned a crowd of 52,531 defeating Mizzou 51-45 at Faurot Field.

Mizzou (2-5 0-3 Southeastern Conference) was led by a two-headed running attack as Damarea Crockett had 156 rushing yards and four touchdowns while Ish Witter finished with 121 yards on the ground.

Middle Tennessee (5-2, 2-1 Conference USA) scored on its first drive when Brent Stockstill found Dennis Andrews for a 15-yard touchdown to cap a five-play, 84 yard drive in under two minutes. The Blue Raiders took a 10-0 lead with 7:57 to play in the first quarter on a Canon Rooker field goal.

Following the Rooker field goal, Mizzou’s offense got moving. Damarea Crockett started the drive with three straight rushes to get the ball near midfield. After a 24-yard rush by Drew Lock on a designed quarterback run down to the MTSU 4, Crockett finished the drive with a 4-yard TD run.

The Blue Raiders picked up another field goal on the ensuing possession but the Tigers answered back when Lock found Kendall Blanton on a 15-yard touchdown pass capped by a tremendous one-handed catch by Blanton as he beat a defender in the endzone to make it 14-13 Mizzou following the PAT.

Each team traded touchdowns in the second quarter. Crockett scored on a second 4-yard rush which was answered two plays later by MTSU when I’Tavius Mathers had a 74-yard burst up the sideline for a score to cut the Mizzou lead to a point.

The Tigers appeared set to extend the lead but J’Mon Moore fumbled into the endzone and the Blue Raiders recovered for a touchback. Stockstill eventually found James Richie who broke a few tackles for a 56-yard touchdown pass as MTSU went back on top.

Crockett picked up his third touchdown of the half as the Tigers went for it on 4th and 1 from the MTSU 2 and converted to re-take the lead at 28-27.

With under two minutes left in the half, Tigers punter Corey Fatony had trouble receiving a snap, having to fall on the ball at the Mizzou 7. MTSU took advantage as Richie scored on one play later on a 7-yard rush to give the Blue Raiders a 34-28 halftime advantage.

The start of the second half picked up right where the first half left off with each scoring a touchdown in the first five minutes of the third quarter.

Crockett picked up his fourth rushing touchdown on a 21-yard run on the Tigers’ first possession of the second half as Mizzou went back on top 35-34. That lead didn’t last long however, as the southpaw Stockstill threw his third touchdown of the game to Mathers for a 4-yard touchdown and the Blue Raiders led 41-35.

Mizzou got down to the MTSU 3 on the following drive, but Witter was stopped on a 3rd and goal and the Tigers had to settle for a 21-yard Tucker McCann field goal 46 seconds into the fourth quarter.

On the following drive, after marching 70 yards in nine plays, Stockstill and Andrews connected for a touchdown for the second time and MTSU took a 48-38 lead with 10:31 left to play.

Less than two minutes later, the Tigers were back in the end zone as Lock found Ray Wingo on a 12-yard pitch and catch to cut the Blue Raiders lead down to three.

MTSU extended its lead to six points on Rooker’s third field goal of the game, a 21-yard kick to make it 51-45 with under seven minutes left in regulation. The Tigers offense then went three-and-out and MTSU ran the clock down to 41 seconds.

After a personal foul on MTSU following the punt, Mizzou’s offense took over at its own 27 with no timeouts. But the Tigers threw four straight incompletions and the Blue Raiders pulled off the upset.


[CORRECTION: This story has been corrected to properly identify Missouri's first Homecoming opponent.]

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1 man dead, another injured after explosion at Callaway County farm http://www.komu.com/news/1-man-dead-another-injured-after-explosion-at-callaway-county-farm/ http://www.komu.com/news/1-man-dead-another-injured-after-explosion-at-callaway-county-farm/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 7:01:16 PM Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer 1 man dead, another injured after explosion at Callaway County farm

CALLAWAY COUNTY — An explosion on a farm killed one man and injured another subject Friday, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office. 

The explosion occurred at 6:43 p.m. as a semi delivering a liquid based cattle feed product offloaded its contents into a storage container. Investigators also found a large farm structure collapsed.

It is unclear what exactly caused the explosion at this time.

Stephen Fink, 45, of Macon was delivering the cattle feed. Emergency responders found him dead among the rubble at the farm structure in the 1900 block of County Road 231 south of State Road E, which is northwest of Kingdom City. 

Fink's body was taken to the Boone / Callaway County Medical Examiner's office in Columbia for further investigation.

A second subject at the farm property, whom deputies are not identifying at this time, was also injured from the explosion. He was transported to the hospital by a Staff for Life helicopter and is expected to survive.

Emergency personnel were originally informed about a reported explosion but later learned the incident was possibly related to a farm accident. 

The Missouri State Fire Marshal's Office provided an additional investigator at the scene at the request of Callaway County Sheriff's Office investigators.  

Investigators have not found evidence of criminal activity nor do they suspect it.

Callaway County sheriff's deputies, Missouri State High Patrol troopers and personnel from the North Callaway Fire Protection personnel and Callaway County EMS responded to the incident. The Columbia Fire Department and Fulton Fire Department provided additional assistance at the scene. 

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Missouri kids learn about hunting through educational class http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-kids-learn-about-hunting-through-educational-class/ http://www.komu.com/news/missouri-kids-learn-about-hunting-through-educational-class/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 6:46:47 PM Kiara Ealy, KOMU 8 Reporter Missouri kids learn about hunting through educational class

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Conservation put on a deer hunting education class for kids 6 and older Saturday afternoon. The free event took place at Runge Nature Center and kids could attend if accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The class discussed proper hunting methods, proper clothing, and state rules and regulations. However, most importantly, the class focused on hunting safety.

Jonathan Brockes-Koch, an 11-year-old hunter,  believes there are a few things every hunter must have with them before going out.

"One, a safety device that can get help and you can communicate with people around you," Brockes-Koch said. "Wear orange all the way around the head or full body or just a hat and a vest."

Sara Rittman, a Department of Conservation volunteer naturalist and hunting educator, taught the class. She hopes kids who attend such events enjoy all that nature has to offer, but also realize the responsibilities of hunting.

"I hope they take away that deer hunting is a lot of fun, but that there's a lot involved in it," Rittman said. "The preparation part os a big part of it, but that can be fun too."

Deer hunting season varies based on age and other factors. Be sure to check with the Department of Conservation for deer season start and end dates.

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Monett teen dies in ATV accident http://www.komu.com/news/monett-teen-dies-in-atv-accident/ http://www.komu.com/news/monett-teen-dies-in-atv-accident/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 4:56:04 PM The Associated Press Monett teen dies in ATV accident

VERONA (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has died in an all-terrain vehicle crash in southwest Missouri.

The Monett Times reports 14-year-old Dalton Heseman of Monett was riding an ATV northbound when the vehicle overturned. The accident occurred Friday in Verona.

Heseman was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says he was not wearing a safety device.

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Mother accused in August death of son released on bond http://www.komu.com/news/mother-accused-in-august-death-of-son-released-on-bond/ http://www.komu.com/news/mother-accused-in-august-death-of-son-released-on-bond/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 4:48:50 PM The Associated Press Mother accused in August death of son released on bond

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri woman accused of letting her 19-year-old developmentally disabled son die has been released on bond.

Kimberly Lightwine has been charged with second-degree murder in the August death of her son, Austin Anderson, who was blind and autistic.

The Springfield News-Leader reports that Polk County sheriff's deputies say they found Lightwine and her son in a field on August 29 wearing nothing but their underwear.

An autopsy showed the son died from dehydration and the lack of a vital medication.

Lightwine's bond was reduced last month to $100,000, which she has since posted.

Terms of her release include house arrest at her sister's Monett home.

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Moberly man taken into custody after two incidents http://www.komu.com/news/moberly-man-taken-into-custody-after-two-incidents/ http://www.komu.com/news/moberly-man-taken-into-custody-after-two-incidents/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 4:19:33 PM Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Moberly man taken into custody after two incidents

MOBERLY — The Moberly Police Department used a less lethal bean bag round and pepper spray to detain a man Friday after officers responded to two separate incidents he caused.

The Moberly Police Department received a call at approximately 8:00 p.m. Friday that a man, later identified as Jason A. Saldana, reportedly assaulted someone in the 900 block of West End Place and purposely directed his pit bull dog to attack the victim, who sustained minor injures.

In a separate incident, Saldana forcefully entered a residence in the 800 block of Franklin Street to escape police. After the suspect encountered the home owner, he fled the residence to a nearby alley, according to a press release. 

Responding officers then encountered Saldana, who refused to obey commands and threatened to release his dog on officers.

As officers attempted to take Saldana's dog into custody, it charged at an officer in an attempt to attack his leg. A single less lethal round was also used to prevent the dog from attacking other officers. The dog was secured by Moberly Animal Control and is being cared for with a nonlife-threatening injury. 

A probable cause statement, which was forwarded to the Randolph County prosecuting attorney's office, recommended charges of first degree assault, assault on law enforcement and resisting arrest by fleeing.

Saldana is being held in the Randolph County Justice Center on a $50,000 bond, which was authorized by Randolph County Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia Suter. 

(Editor's Note: KOMU.com has updated this story with the latest information and for clarity.)

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Central Missouri Renaissance Festival kicks off in Kingdom City http://www.komu.com/news/central-missouri-renaissance-festival-kicks-off-in-kingdom-city/ http://www.komu.com/news/central-missouri-renaissance-festival-kicks-off-in-kingdom-city/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 4:06:08 PM Amber Sipe, KOMU 8 Reporter Central Missouri Renaissance Festival kicks off in Kingdom City

KINGDOM  CITY — The Central Missouri Renaissance Festival kicked off Saturday, October 22 in Kingdom City.

Doors opened at 10 a.m. to those ready for a step back in time with villagers, kings and queens. The festival had five stages and a fighting field with local and regional entertainment, including bands, escape artists, dancers and magicians. 

Vendors sold crafts and offered various activities from pumpkin smashing to basket weaving. They also served food from the medieval time period.

This year, the festival partnered with The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri and the Raptor Rehabilitation Project. A percentage of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to each organization. Attendees can also bring two canned goods with them to donate to the food bank and receive $2 off the $12 admission fee.

President Doug Wilson said the partnership is part of the reason for their growth this year. He said they are expecting 3,500 attendees, compared to 2,5000 in recent years.

The festival ends Sunday, October 23 at 6 p.m.

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Callaway County crash leaves 2 with serious injuries http://www.komu.com/news/callaway-county-crash-leaves-2-with-serious-injuries/ http://www.komu.com/news/callaway-county-crash-leaves-2-with-serious-injuries/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 3:36:52 PM Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Callaway County crash leaves 2 with serious injuries

CALLAWAY COUNTY — A single-vehicle crash left two people with serious injuries at 8:54 p.m. Friday. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the vehicle was driving westbound on Interstate 70 at the 155 mile marker when it traveled off the left side of the road, returned to the roadway and went off the right side of the road, causing it to strike a concrete traffic barrier.

The vehicle then overturned and rested on the right shoulder of the highway.

Passenger Latoya Hooker of St. Louis was flown to University Hospital by Staff for Life with serious injuries. The second passenger, Luke Gatlin, also from St. Louis, was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The driver, Makala Turner, of Columbia was transported to the hospital by ambulance with serious injuries, according to the crash report.

While Hooker and Turner were not wearing their seat belts, Gatlin was wearing his seat belt. 

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Jefferson City armed robbery leads to stolen cellphones http://www.komu.com/news/jefferson-city-armed-robbery-leads-to-stolen-cellphones/ http://www.komu.com/news/jefferson-city-armed-robbery-leads-to-stolen-cellphones/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 3:09:27 PM Matt Horn, KOMU 8 Digital Producer Jefferson City armed robbery leads to stolen cellphones

JEFFERSON CITY — Armed robbers stole numerous cellphones from a Sprint PCS store Friday, according to the Jefferson City Police Department.

Two armed men entered the store at 2120 Missouri Blvd. around 8:01 p.m.  They forced three customers and an employee into the back room. None of the victims were injured.

The suspects were described as two black males wearing dark hoodies. They fled the area in a dark vehicle, believed to be a minivan.

The Jefferson City Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is investigating further leads.

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LIVE BLOG: Middle Tennessee State at Missouri Football, Homecoming 2016 http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-middle-tennessee-state-at-missouri-football-homecoming-2016/ http://www.komu.com/news/live-blog-middle-tennessee-state-at-missouri-football-homecoming-2016/ Continuous News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 3:03:19 PM Reese Johnson, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter LIVE BLOG: Middle Tennessee State at Missouri Football, Homecoming 2016

COLUMBIA — It's Homecoming 105 at the University of Missouri and the Tigers football team (2-4, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) are hosting the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (4-2, 2-1 Conference USA) at Faurot Field. Missouri returns home for the first time in nearly a month, coming off two consecutive SEC road losses at LSU and Florida.

The Tigers and Blue Raiders have met once previously in 2003, a 41-40 overtime victory in Columbia for Mizzou.

Be sure to check this blog throughout the game for updates and images and follow KOMU reporters Mark Kim and Reese Johnson on Twitter for more coverage during and after the game.


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