• Labor Day report shows no fatalities, 13 drunk boating arrests

    Labor Day report shows no fatalities, 13 drunk boating arrests

    Posted 6:54 PM 9/2/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Labor Day incident report released Tuesday reveals zero boating fatalities this year, along with a decrease in accidents and drownings year round.

    MSHP recorded 11 boating crashes involving four injuries, but there were no drownings. (More)

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  • Downtown Columbia may see additional disabled parking spaces

    Downtown Columbia may see additional disabled parking spaces

    Posted 6:41 PM 9/2/2014 by KOMU 8 Reporter, Sara Pang

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will decide Tuesday wether to add additional disabled parking spaces downtown, and whether to make those spots metered.

    Councilman Michael Trapp said the hope is to create more disabled parking spaces, as he said there aren't enough spaces downtown (More)

  • Grant applications help bring fresh food to Missouri schools

    Grant applications help bring fresh food to Missouri schools

    Posted 6:36 PM 9/2/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Applications for grants, that the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) said aim to help small businesses provide locally grown agricultural products to Missouri schools, are now available to small businesses.

    The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (More)

  • Man tied to 2013 murder sentenced to 15 years for drug charges

    Man tied to 2013 murder sentenced to 15 years for drug charges

    Posted 5:21 PM 9/2/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - A man connected to the June 2013 murder of Anthony Unger appeared in court Tuesday on drug charges.

    A judge sentenced Samuel Butler to 15 years for intent to distribute marijuana.

    Butler originally faced second-degree murder charges, but that charge was dismissed July 14 (More)

  • Man who admitted to shooting 6-year-old appears in court

    Man who admitted to shooting 6-year-old appears in court

    Posted 4:08 PM 9/2/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The man who admitted to shooting a 6-year-old boy multiple times appeared in court via video Tuesday.

    Scottie Willet, 27, made his initial court appearance in front of Judge Carol England.

    Willet is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the (More)

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  • Dogs celebrate end of summer with Pooch Plunge

    Dogs celebrate end of summer with Pooch Plunge

    Posted 4:37 PM 9/2/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- More than 100 people showed up to Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center Tuesday to say goodbye to summer at the Pooch Plunge.

    More than 120 dogs were registered for the plunge. The event allowed dogs to swim around in a pool before summer is gone, and cooler temperatures (More)

  • Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to stealing, fraud

    Mamtek CEO pleads guilty to stealing, fraud

    Posted 4:25 PM 9/2/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - The man charged with stealing millions from the City of Moberly in bonds pleaded guilty in St. Charles Tuesday. Attorney General Chris Koster said the former CEO of the failed Mamtek Corporation pleaded guilty to one count of felony stealing and two counts of securities fraud. Former (More)

  • Columbia named 44th on list of 50 best bike cities in U.S.

    Posted 3:44 PM 9/2/2014 by Brea Love, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Bicycling Magazine placed Columbia on its list of best bike cities in the U.S.

    In it's October issue, which hit newsstands Tuesday, Columbia is ranked No. 44 out of 50, because of its high increase in cycling. 

    Bike enthusiasts said they think Columbia made the list (More)

  • Noranda laying off employees, suspending expansion

    Noranda laying off employees, suspending expansion

    Posted 3:35 PM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    NEW MADRID (AP) - Noranda Aluminum is laying off employees and suspending an expansion project after Missouri regulators rejected its request for lower electricity rates.

    Company officials announced the cutbacks Tuesday while saying they also intend to ask the Missouri Public Service (More)

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  • Columbia family displaced after flooding

    Posted 2:57 PM 9/2/2014 by Courtney Kiley, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia family is still cleaning up after flooding displaced them from their home late Monday night. 

    Tiffany Cummings says she woke up to use the restroom around 11 p.m. and felt water around her feet. She looked down to see water hitting the tops of her feet, just (More)

  • 3 fatally shot in south Kansas City

    3 fatally shot in south Kansas City

    Posted 2:56 PM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say three adults have been shot to death and two others critically wounded in a residential neighborhood in the southern part of the city.

    The shootings occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found one person dead and two wounded at a home (More)

  • Weekly Wellness: Look at those legs! Exercises for heel wearers

    Posted 2:23 PM 9/2/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - For many of us, high heels are part of our daily workplace uniform. For others, they are part of our "special occasion" wardrobe. And for those "high heel weekend warriors", they are worn with red lipstick and a gorgeous clutch bag.

    For anyone who wears high heels, there are (More)

  • Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

    Respiratory illness hits hundreds of KC-area kids

    Posted 2:01 PM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City pediatric hospital has treated hundreds of young children for a respiratory illness that has symptoms similar to a common cold that more typically is seen during winter months.

    Children's Mercy Hospital spokesman Jake Jacobson said the facility has been (More)

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