ICYMI: Same-sex ruling, water rescue in top 5 stories this week

2 years 1 month 4 weeks ago October 03, 2014 Oct 3, 2014 Friday, October 03 2014 Friday, October 03, 2014 11:00:00 PM CDT in News
By: Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Here's a look at what happened this week in mid-Missouri, in case you missed it.

5. People gather at vigil for Mizzou student who died unexpectedly

More than 100 people stopped by MU's Alpha Gamma Rho house Tuesday night to hold a vigil for a member who died.

19-year-old Cale Boedeker died Monday night. Boedeker had a history of diabetes, but the Columbia Police Department said it cannot say if that was related to his death.

Boedeker was a part of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and a sophomore at MU, majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife.

 

4. Boone County roads closed due to flooding

After several inches of rainfall Wednesday night and Thursday, dozens of Boone County roads closed due to flooding. Boone County Emergency Management listed 24 roads closed.

 

3. I-70 reopens after four semi-truck accident

Interstate 70 reopened shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday after four semi trucks crashed west of Stadium boulevard near the Sorrells overpass. The crash caused the westbound lanes of I-70 to be shut down for nearly three hours.

Firefighters said the wreckage pinned down one of the drivers. They used rescue tools to free the trapped driver. CFD Battalion Chief John Metz said the injuries were non life-threatening.

Columbia Police Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer said the driver is James Warriner, 63, of Holden.

Stroer said the crash started when two tractor trailers traveling westbound collided briefly, knocking off an outside mirror on one of the trailers. The driver of that trailer swerved to avoid the second tractor trailer, causing the trailer to separate from the tractor and overturn.

A third tractor trailer crashed into the pileup and a fourth crashed into an embankment attempting to avoid the wreck.

 

2. Father and 8-month-old child safe after flood water rescue

Boone County firefighters rescued a man and his 8-month old child after their vehicle died while trying to drive through deep floodwaters.

The rescue happened near Harmony Creek on Strawn Road just before 6 p.m.

Chief Scott Olsen said the crews waded out to the vehicle with life jackets and helped the stranded father carry his child to safety.

Olsen said neither the father nor the child were injured in the rescue.

 

1. Missouri judge sides with married same-sex couples

A Missouri judge ruled Friday the state must recognize same-sex marriages that were legally performed in other states.

Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs ruled the Missouri Constitution and state laws banning same-sex marriage are invalid for unions legally performed in other states.

At the end of September, seven of 10 plaintiff couples were present in the Kansas City courthouse for the suit fighting for Missouri's recognition of same-sex marriages performed outside the state.

 

 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - Following the election of Donald Trump, some students gathered for what they called a "positivity event". KOMU sent... More >>
3 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 7:05:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are proposing bills that would make attacking a law enforcement officer a hate crime.... More >>
5 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 4:51:13 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Lawmakers are proposing bills that would make Missouri a right-to-work state. The Springfield News-Leader... More >>
5 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 4:46:41 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A former Kansas City, Missouri, man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for his... More >>
6 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 4:23:47 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Nixon and his wife Georganne kicked off the holiday season in the state's capital with Friday's... More >>
7 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 3:36:00 PM CST in News
POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A Missouri man who spent eight years behind bars for murder has been acquitted in a... More >>
7 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 3:26:56 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities said fireworks that were mistaken for gunshots led to a standoff near Rockhurst University. ... More >>
7 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 3:09:14 PM CST in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The former general manager of a suburban St. Louis car dealership is accused of defrauding the... More >>
7 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 3:05:38 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The incoming president of the University of Missouri System and officials attending a welcoming ceremony in... More >>
7 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 3:00:15 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA - A $2,000 donation will help protect South Callaway residents from potentially deadly house fires. Safeco Insurance's Protecting... More >>
7 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 2:52:00 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A Fulton woman has pleaded guilty to money-laundering related to distributing synthetic cannabinoids, or K2, at businesses... More >>
8 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 2:45:00 PM CST in News
COLUMBIA – The Columbia Housing Authority announced today the plan to renovate 90 units in the coming years. The... More >>
8 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 2:15:00 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities said a Kansas City man who stole a firearm from a homicide victim has been... More >>
8 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 2:01:43 PM CST in News
PARKVILLE (AP) - A campaign is underway to restore holiday decorations that were removed from trees along a suburban Kansas... More >>
8 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 1:56:25 PM CST in News
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A suburban St. Louis school system has shed an unaccredited label that had forced it to... More >>
8 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 1:49:07 PM CST in News
JEFFERSON CITY - On Friday, police identified one of the suspects in the October 31 homicide on Michigan Street. ... More >>
11 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 11:45:00 AM CST in News
BOONE COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man late Thursday night after he fled his van which then rolled into a... More >>
11 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 10:56:00 AM CST in News
CLAYTON (AP) — The son of former St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has been sentenced to 23 years in... More >>
12 hours ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 Friday, December 02, 2016 10:29:34 AM CST in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 37°
11pm 33°
12am 32°
1am 32°
2am 31°

Select a station to view its upcoming schedule:

Coming Up Next

10:35p
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
11:37p
Late Night with Seth Meyers
12:37a
Last Call with Carson Daly
10:30p
The King of Queens
11:00p
Rules of Engagement
11:30p
Rules of Engagement

Tonight's Schedule

7:00p
Caught on Camera with Nick Cannon
8:00p
Dateline NBC
7:00p
The Vampire Diaries
8:00p
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
9:00p
KOMU 8 News @ Nine on The CW
9:30p
Seinfeld