• LGBTQ community center holds free health clinic for underserved patients Posted on 21 October 2017 at 8:20am

    COLUMBIA - The Center Project, mid-Missouri's LGBTQ community center, will provide free health care and behavioral health services Saturday to expand outreach to the area's LGBTQ population.

    Members of the LGBTQ community can meet with health care professionals for free, even if they don't have insurance. They can receive physicals and mental health services. Physicians will offer flu shots and testing for HIV and sexually transmitted diseases. Mental health professionals will provide screening for anxiety and depression and offer therapy sessions to address patient concerns. 

  • New Boone County circuit court judge officially sworn in Posted on 20 October 2017 at 9:04pm

    COLUMBIA - Boone and Callaway County has a new circuit judge.

    Judge J. Hasbrouck “Brouck” Jacobs will preside over Boone and Callaway County criminal and civil cases starting Monday. Presiding Judge Kevin Crane swore Jacobs in as the Division 1 Circuit Judge for the 13th Circuit. 

  • FNF Week 10: High school football photos and videos Posted on 20 October 2017 at 7:51pm

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri high school football teams are kicking off the final week of Friday Night Fever. In our FNF Game of the Week, Helias and Liberty are both looking to make it to another playoff round. Helias has three losses and four wins for the season. Liberty is coming to Jefferson City with a similar record; it has four losses and five wins this season. Last week Helias lost to De Smet, 31-38.

    Be sure to tweet your game photos to @komunews or @komusports. This live blog will feature photos and videos from games around mid-Missouri. Items are in reverse chronological order, with the newest on top.

  • MU Homecoming Parade begins game day with a bang Posted on 20 October 2017 at 7:38pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri kicked off its 106th Homecoming game day early Saturday morning with a parade full of floats, flags, and fun.

    Many people lined up early to get prime seating for parade, in which music was playing, people were dancing and candy was being thrown. 

  • Documentary shows struggles journalists face every day Posted on 20 October 2017 at 7:32pm

    COLUMBIA - Fight for the First documentary was shown at the Missouri theatre for donors and students Friday. The film shows obstacles Missourian students face when reporting.

    Director of the documentary Sharon Liese said the film is about the freedom of the press.

  • FNF week 10: High school football scores Posted on 20 October 2017 at 7:27pm

    COLUMBIA - Below are scores from the last week of the high school football season. Final scores will be in bold.

    Francis Howell Central 6

  • Nigerian citizen sentenced for stolen identity fraud Posted on 20 October 2017 at 7:01pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Nigerian citizen living in St. Louis has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison for his role in a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in refunds.

    A federal judge on Friday also ordered to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS. Williams, also known as Kunlay Sodipo, was charged with mail fraud, aggravated identity theft, voter fraud and illegal re-entry to the U.S.

  • KOMU Sports Podcast Episode 2 Posted on 20 October 2017 at 4:42pm


  • #MeToo sparks conversation about sexual harassment in Columbia Posted on 20 October 2017 at 6:52pm

    COLUMBIA - #MeToo started as a tweet and turned into an international discussion on sexual harassment.

    Columbia resident Macy Young says, since the social media campaign began, she’s talked with a lot of people about the topic.

  • Missouri waives birth certificate fees for foster care kids Posted on 21 October 2017 at 5:56pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The state no longer will make children in foster care pay a $15 fee to get copies of their birth certificates, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said. 

    Greitens said in a statement Friday the change is aimed at making it easier for teenagers in foster care to get records needed to apply for a driver's license and jobs.