• Last minute duck boat switch may have saved Columbia family Posted on 22 July 2018 at 11:28pm

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia mom said she almost got on the duck boat that capsized on Table Rock Lake with three of her children Thursday.

    Reid got back from a family vacation in Branson Sunday and spoke with KOMU 8 about the what ifs she continues to battle.

  • National Champions say handball is like family Posted on 22 July 2018 at 8:21pm

    COLUMBIA – A group of national champions attended the annual Show-Me State handball tournament Saturday.

    Wilson’s Fitness on Forum Boulevard held the tournament on the handball courts. Each person was awarded a certain number of points for each game.

  • Rep. McCann Beatty looks back at her time as lawmaker as she resigns Posted on 22 July 2018 at 7:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - After eight years serving in the Missouri House of Representatives, Rep. Gail McCann Beatty's, D-Kansas City, resignation is effective Sunday.

    Lawmakers can serve up to eight years in the House and McCann Beatty's term limit was going to be up in December.

  • Memorial service planned for Missouri boating accident victims Posted on 22 July 2018 at 2:39pm

    BRANSON (AP) — A memorial service is scheduled for the people killed when a tourist boat sank in a Missouri lake.

    The service will be held Sunday afternoon at the College of the Ozarks, near Table Rock Lake, where the duck boat sank Thursday, killing 17 people. The accident happened as winds approached hurricane strength.

  • Missouri may see elk hunt in next 2 years Posted on 22 July 2018 at 1:16pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Missouri residents may see a limited elk hunt in 2020 if the state's elk herd continues to grow, according to Department of Conservation officials.

    Department wildlife biologist Aaron Hildreth told the Springfield News-Leader there are about 170 adult elks living in the Peck Ranch Conservation Area.

  • Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment Posted on 22 July 2018 at 12:49pm

        (CNN) -- President Donald Trump's lawyers have waived attorney-client privilege on his behalf regarding a secretly recorded conversation he had in September 2016 with his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen in which they discussed payments to an ex-Playboy model who says she had an affair with the President, according to sources familiar with the matter.

    The move comes as an attorney for Cohen openly questioned Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's claim that the tape showed no wrongdoing by the President, furthering the growing divide between Trump and Cohen, who had once said he'd take a bullet for the President.

  • Blackwater man dies after being hit by truck Posted on 22 July 2018 at 11:42am

    COOPER COUNTY - A Blackwater man has died after being hit by a truck on Friday July 20, according to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report

    16-year-old Braden Grindstaff exited the right side of Highway 41 and Imhoff Drive when he hit a lawn mower and 41-year-old Chad Wolfe with his truck at 1:10 p.m.

  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members Posted on 22 July 2018 at 10:59am

    BRANSON (AP) — "Grab the baby!"

    Those were the last words Tia Coleman recalls her sister-in-law yelling before the tourist boat they were on sank into a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, including nine of Coleman's family members.

  • Private messaging apps undermine state public record laws Posted on 22 July 2018 at 10:54am

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — One app promotes itself as a way to discuss sensitive negotiations and human resources problems without leaving a digital record.

    Another boasts that disappearing messages "keep your message history tidy." And a popular email service recently launched a "confidential mode" allowing the content of messages to disappear after a set time.

  • High court nominee gets started answering questions Posted on 21 July 2018 at 3:52pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's choice for the Supreme Court has given members of Congress a pile of material to help them start judging the judge.

    Judge Brett Kavanaugh responded to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire that probes his career as an attorney and jurist, his service in the executive branch, education, society memberships and more.