• Columbia official breaks down how and why city uses parking meters

    Posted 7:29 PM 5/28/2015 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - We all pay them, or at least we should if we're parking in downtown Columbia: Parking meters. A Columbia Public Works official explained what the city does with the money it makes from parking meters.

    Public Information Specialist Steven Sapp said the city makes about $1 million (More)

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  • Sedalia police release photos of crate where woman was held

    Sedalia police release photos of crate where woman was held

    Posted 8:24 PM 5/28/2015 by Associated Press

    SEDALIA - Police have released photos of the crate where they say a Missouri man held a woman captive before she escaped and was later shot to death.

    James Barton Horn, of Sedalia, was accused of holding Sandra Sutton captive off-and-on for months before she escaped last month. Sutton and (More)

  • Man falls overboard and dies in Osage River

    Man falls overboard and dies in Osage River

    Posted 7:34 PM 5/28/2015 by Associated Press

    TUSCUMBIA, Mo. - The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a 75-year-old Kansas City man drowned after he fell into the Osage River in central Missouri. The patrol says Larry J. Pennington lost his balance Wednesday evening when he was moving gear around in his boat and fell overboard near the Osage River Bridge in Miller County.

  • Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ VIP event announces more 2015 artists

    Posted 7:25 PM 5/28/2015 by Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ group held a VIP event at the Broadway Rooftop Bar Thursday evening.

    The event included an announcement of some of the artists who will perform for the Roots 'N' Blues 'N' BBQ Festival this year. The event had a live concert, food and drinks and a (More)

  • New Columbia school will help mid-Missourians with special needs

    Posted 7:12 PM 5/28/2015 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Starting in the fall, students with emotional disturbances or learning disabilities in mid-Missouri will be able to attend a school that meets their needs. 

    The private school will open as a partnership between Specialized Education Services, Inc (SESI) and the Columbia (More)

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  • Columbia water may soon taste different

    Posted 6:40 PM 5/28/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's drinking water may have a slight chlorine taste during the summer months. 

    The Department of Natural Resources recommended Columbia Water and Light switch from chloramine (chlorine plus ammonia) to the chlorine disinfection process at some point in the year.

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  • CDC study: Poor families more likely to have mental illnesses

    Posted 6:22 PM 5/28/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Thursday reveals those with low-income are more likely to have mental illnesses.

    Kelly Wallis, director of (More)

  • KOMU 8 weather team explains severe weather coverage

    Posted 8:39 PM 5/6/2015 by Andrew Hebert, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As showers and thunderstorms push into mid-Missouri for Friday and Saturday, the threat of severe weather is never out of the question. 

    By this time of year, flowers are in bloom, trees regain their luscious green leaves and bumblebees buzz under the warm sun. Snow no (More)

  • BREAKING: Missing Jefferson City child, suspected to be with mom

    BREAKING: Missing Jefferson City child, suspected to be with mom

    Posted 5:56 PM 5/28/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police are searching for a two-year-old reported missing Thursday night. 

    Colton Dominquez was reported abducted after his mother, Billie Jo Linhart, failed to return him to his court-appointed guardian. Linhart does not have custody of the child. 

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  • Missouri group to examine human trafficking policies

    Missouri group to examine human trafficking policies

    Posted 4:07 PM 5/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Advocates for human trafficking survivors, law enforcement, state officials and lawmakers will be meeting over the next 18 months to evaluate Missouri's policies to combat human trafficking.

    Deborah Hume is a founding member of the Central Missouri Stop Human (More)

  • Kaldi's coffee sleeves recalled

    Posted 2:01 PM 5/28/2015 by Blair Ussary, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Kaldi's Coffee sleeves have been recalled because they were a fire hazard.

    Kaldi's Coffee received word about the recall when two reports came in saying the sleeves caught fire. The individuals noticed the hazard when they put their coffee in a microwave with the sleeve still on (More)

  • Lawmakers to review conduct guidelines for internship program

    Posted 2:30 PM 5/28/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Although the legislative session ended May 15, lawmakers will come together to review the Missouri House's internship policy. This action follows the controversy surrounding former House Speaker John Diehl and sexually suggestive texts he exchanged with a college freshman (More)

  • Man arrested in Jefferson City Subway robbery

    Man arrested in Jefferson City Subway robbery

    Posted 2:28 PM 5/28/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man Thursday in connection with an armed robbery at Subway. 

    Jefferson City Police and Cole County Sheriff's deputies responded to a robbery call at the Subway on East High Street. Police set up a perimeter and determined the suspect was still inside (More)

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