Posted: Jul 21, 2014 9:27 AM by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: Jul 21, 2014 1:31 PM
COLUMBIA - Construction crews were preparing the University Village apartment complex for demolition Monday. Crews began digging at the site Monday morning looking for water and sewer lines.
Crew members said they will spend the rest of the week excavating the utility lines and making sure flow is shut off before demolition begins.
Workers from the University of Missouri will also be working this week to remove harmful asbestos from the facility. Crews will also be removing any salvageable items left behind in the buildings.
Marschel Wrecking from Fenton is handling demolition on the apartment building. Workers will tear down buildings starting next week. Marschel Wrecking was selected for the job among 10 bids received by MU. The wrecking company submitted the lowest bid at $378,940.
The University of Missouri decided the demolish the apartments after a walkway collapsed in February, leading to the death of Columbia firefighter Bruce Britt.
Residents moved out of the complex in June. At that time, university officials said that the buildings were too old for renovation.
Crews will tear down 11 of the 14 buildings in the complex, leaving three of the newer buildings for storage.
Crew members said once the asbestos has been cleared and the university has finished its salvage efforts, workers will begin systematically demolishing the complex starting with the buildings closest to Providence Road.
Posted 1:58 PM 12/1/2015 by Connor Smith, KOMU 8 Reporter and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Columbia Water and Light said it responded to an outage that affected roughly 800 customers around 11 a.m. Tuesday.
Utility Services Specialist Connie Kacprowicz said a jumper wire in between power line poles became loose and burned off, causing the outage.
Posted 1:34 PM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease has been found at a hotel in a popular tourist town, and health officials say one of three people who became ill after staying there died.
Missouri health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (More)
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department released new details Tuesday regarding a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Detective Dal Hedges said 33-year-old Markus Berry was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple injuries. Police said Tuesday Berry was in stable (More)
Posted 8:06 AM 12/1/2015 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY – Pre-filing began Tuesday for the 2016 legislative session and state representatives already have a plan in mind for the new year.
Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Fulton said lawmakers will be focusing bills on infrastructure, ethics reform and school funding.(More)
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Posted 5:44 AM 12/1/2015 by Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
PHELPS COUNTY - A woman was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Monday night near I-44 in Phelps County.
Miya Goetz, 21, was a passenger in a stopped vehicle on the westbound side of the highway, according to an (More)
Posted 4:36 AM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021.
A key component of Monsanto's plan calls for working with the thousands of farmers who use its seeds, herbicides and pesticides. The company is developing an incentives program to encourage (More)
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Posted 11:05 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a woman on several charges after she hit multiple vehicles, sending two people to the hospital.
The department arrested Deborah Barr, 51, from Columbia on two counts of assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer, leaving (More)
Posted 1:08 PM 11/30/2015 by Derek Brizendine, KOMU 8 Reporter
CENTRALIA - The City of Centralia hopes expanding its electrical system will help bring growth to more parts of town.
Boring for the first of three new underground electrical conduits began Monday. The conduits will run under the two rail lines in the city and widen (More)