• Icy conditions blanket western counties; Columbia faces freezing rain Posted on 20 February 2018 at 9:03pm

    SEDALIA - Icy weather hit Sedalia and other western counties on Tuesday. The conditions are expected to continue through Wednesday morning. Columbia will see freezing rain as well.

  • Columbia leaders discuss economic growth, hyperloop, education Posted on 20 February 2018 at 8:06pm

    COLUMBIA - The 2018 Economic Outlook Conference kicked off at Columbia College with a laugh and speakers discussing how Mid-Missouri is advancing its future workforce.

  • Missouri House pushes back against 'revenge porn' Posted on 20 February 2018 at 7:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill outlawing so-called "revenge porn."

  • Viewers share their pets on National Love Your Pet Day Posted on 20 February 2018 at 6:04pm

    KOMU-8 viewers shared their favorite pictures of their pets for National Love Your Pet Day Tuesday.

    Show your pets some love and share your pictures of them.

  • Tigers look to complete season sweep against Rebels Posted on 20 February 2018 at 5:28pm

    COLUMBIA - After suffering a tough loss to LSU on the road last Saturday, 64-63, the Missouri Tigers, who sit in fourth place in SEC play, look to rebound Tuesday against Ole Miss.

  • Attorney General announces plan to fight harassment in state government Posted on 20 February 2018 at 5:14pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he is taking a stance against harassment and discrimination in the state government.

    Hawley’s office will be partnering with the Women’s Foundation to fight problems, specifically sexual harassment, that are seen in the Capitol and across the state.   

  • Fulton man sentenced on child porn charges Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:23pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A judge sentenced Anthony Quin Hodges of Fulton on Tuesday for receiving and distributing child pornography.

    According to a news release, Hodges was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole. He pleaded guilty on May 9, 2017, admitting he had been viewing and distributing child pornography for two to three years.

  • Southern Boone Superintendent explains heightened police presence in schools Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:15pm

    ASHLAND - The Southern Boone County District superintendent said police presence in the district's schools is just a part of an ongoing effort to ensure safety.

    In a facebook post, the Ashland Police Department announced on Friday it would "be placing an officer in school buildings at various times during school hours."

  • Greitens visits veterans homes after state investigates conditions Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:10pm

    MEXICO - Gov. Eric Greitens visited the Veterans Home in Mexico on Tuesday, after releasing investigation results from an assessment of all Veterans Homes across the state.

    “The government has failed our veterans,” said Greitens as he addressed the media.

  • Advocacy group rallies against proposed gun bill Posted on 20 February 2018 at 3:23pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday morning, a group of more than 300 advocates for gun control filled the state Capitol to rally against a House bill that seeks to lessen the number of gun-free zones.

    Several Missouri chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America traveled from across the state to talk to legislators about the bill. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, would allow people with concealed carry permits to have their firearms in more places. It would also make it easier for people to bring concealed firearms into private businesses and onto public university campuses.