• Off-duty officer dies in eastern Missouri accident Posted on 20 November 2017 at 12:22pm

    POTOSI (AP) — An eastern Missouri police officer has died following an off-duty accident.

    The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Missouri, reports that 28-year-old Adam King of Potosi died in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon on Highway 47 in Washington County.

  • Authorities investigate Moberly house explosion, fire Posted on 20 November 2017 at 11:25am

    MOBERLY - Authorities are investigating a possible explosion that led to a structure fire in Moberly Sunday night.

    The Moberly Fire Department was dispatched to the 500 block of Patton St. around 9:30 p.m. for a possible explosion and structure fire. When they arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a home.

  • Missouri patrol finds about $491,000 in likely drug money Posted on 20 November 2017 at 8:47am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal authorities are working to seize more than $491,000 of suspected drug money found during a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration alleges the money was meant for illegal drugs, or was proceeds from an illegal drug deal.

  • Jefferson City police locate vehicles damaged by gunfire Posted on 19 November 2017 at 11:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Officers located shell casings and vehicles damaged by gunfire Sunday evening, Jefferson City police said in a news release.

    Police responded to the 200 block of North Ventura Ave. around 8:05 p.m. to reports of numerous gunshots in the area.

  • Columbia community comes together for 38th annual holiday parade Posted on 19 November 2017 at 7:09pm

    COLUMBIA - The 38th annual holiday parade kicked off with sirens as police cars took the lead. 

    The parade began at the intersection of Broadway and College Avenue and ended at the parking structure between Fifth and Locust streets.

  • 2 students with ties to Missouri named Rhodes scholars Posted on 19 November 2017 at 6:21pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two students who studied at Washington University in St. Louis have been selected as Rhodes scholars.

    The Rhodes Trust announced scholarships Sunday for Jasmine Brown of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Camille Borders of Cincinnati.

  • UPDATE: Videos catch people stealing packages from Columbia doorsteps Posted on 19 November 2017 at 11:00pm

    COLUMBIA - Videos surfacing from two Columbia neighborhoods show individuals stealing packages from doorsteps. 

    A video from a neighbor in southwest Columbia's Thornbrook neighborhood shows an individual stealing a package from a doorstep. Shortly after KOMU 8 shared the video on Facebook, a neighbor from the Bellwood neighborhood shared another video of someone stealing a package from a doorstep.

  • Missouri city opens largest solar farm in the state Posted on 19 November 2017 at 1:34pm

    NIXA (AP) — A city in southwest Missouri has opened the largest solar farm in the state.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that the new Nixa Solar Energy Farm started providing power this month. City officials predict that the array's 33,000 panels will be able to provide about 9 percent of the city's power needs.

  • UPDATE: Police make arrest after Sunday morning shooting Posted on 19 November 2017 at 5:12pm

    COLUMBIA - A 29-year-old man was in serious condition Sunday afternoon at University Hospital following a shooting Sunday morning. Columbia police said they later made an arrest.

    Detectives arrested 37-year-old Sheri Nicole Williams, of Columbia, at 7:32 a.m. Police said she entered a residence in the 5500 block of Volunteer Drive, brandished a firearm and shot the victim. 

  • Missouri wins fifth straight to become bowl eligible Posted on 19 November 2017 at 8:07am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Lock threw three touchdown passes and Missouri won its fifth straight game to become bowl eligible with its sixth victory, a 45-17 rout of Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

    The Tigers (6-5, 3-4 SEC) are the second team from the Southeastern Conference to become bowl eligible after a 1-5 start. Mississippi was the first, finishing 6-6 after an Independence Bowl loss in 1983.