• Jefferson City begins 4th of July weekend celebration

    Posted 11:07 PM 7/3/2015 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City kicked off its annual Salute to America 4th of July on Friday.

    The two day event took place in downtown Jefferson City. On Friday, visitors got the chance to watch a parade that featured U.S. veterans, local politicians and organization. 

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  • Understanding the rules for shooting fireworks in mid-Missouri

    Posted 8:02 PM 7/3/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- This July 4th weekend, there will be plenty of fireworks going off. And for lots of people in mid-Missouri, they bought their stock from Bob's Fireworks.

    Bob's Fireworks owner Bob Gerau has been in the business for 50 years, and said he's still having as much fun as when he first (More)

  • Boonville fireworks stand gives back to Cooper County

    Posted 6:45 PM 7/3/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - There are plenty of places you can go to buy fireworks this weekend. But one stand is selling fireworks that do more than light up the sky.

    Fireworks For Life in Boonville is a non-profit organization that helps provide financial assistance to cancer patients in Cooper (More)

  • Police: No one hurt when bullet hits Springfield bus

    Police: No one hurt when bullet hits Springfield bus

    Posted 4:45 PM 7/3/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police say they're trying to determine who fired a bullet into a commuter bus while it was stopped at a traffic light.

    Springfield police Lt. Eric Reece tells the Springfield News-Leader that none of the (More)

  • Flooding impacts lake businesses, boating plans

    Posted 4:24 PM 7/3/2015 by Jacob Jones, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Flooding and high water levels have kept many boaters ashore for Independence Day weekend. 

    Columbia resident and boat owner Mark Grohs is spending the weekend at the lake. He said the risk of hitting logs or other floating debris is keeping him on shore. (More)

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  • Statewide poll measures Missouri's sentiments on same-sex marriage

    Posted 4:10 PM 7/3/2015 by Andria Kirkland, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A new statewide study was released this week and reveals many respondents oppose same sex marriage.

    The study, commissioned by the Missouri Alliance for Freedom, found  71 percent of those polled believe that marriage should just be between a man and a woman, while 25 (More)

  • Governor reveals items in 2015 time capsule

    Governor reveals items in 2015 time capsule

    Posted 3:45 PM 7/3/2015 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Hundreds gathered at the State Capitol to witness history.

    On Friday, visitors celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Missouri State Capitol Cornerstone and got the chance to hear the items that will be included in the 2015 time capsule.

    Some of the items included (More)

  • Picnics more expensive locally, but still below national average

    Posted 3:29 PM 7/3/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - People who like to grill and barbecue during summer can expect to spend more money on picnic supplies.

    Missouri Farm Bureau Federation said the average price for a picnic of 10 people went up $2.06 since last year in the state. It now (More)

  • Water patrol said it will enforce no-wake zone at the lake

    Posted 3:06 PM 7/3/2015 by Samantha Myers KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Water Patrol said Friday it will be out on the lake enforcing the no-wake zone throughout the Fourth of July weekend.

    Trooper Brian Geier said he hopes the no-wake restriction is lifted by the end of the weekend and that he believes there is a (More)

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  • Ipods being used to care for patients with dementia

    Ipods being used to care for patients with dementia

    Posted 2:07 PM 7/1/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MEXICO - Health care professionals expect the number of patients with dementia to rise with people in the baby-boomer generation reaching their 60s and 70s. According to the (More)

  • Today's Talk: High waters at Lake of the Ozarks

    Today's Talk: High waters at Lake of the Ozarks

    Posted 1:56 PM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - As water levels sit above normal at the Lake of the Ozarks, boaters are being told to travel at idle speeds only, making the lake a "no wake zone".

    Flood gates at Bagnell Dam opened for the first time in two years Wednesday to allow some of the excess water to flow (More)

  • July 4th celebrations: Where to celebrate

    July 4th celebrations: Where to celebrate

    Posted 12:31 PM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - As mid-Missouri prepares to recognize the country's 239th Independence Day celebration Saturday, residents have plenty of options for fireworks displays:

     

  • Woman reports being punched, drug into bushes and assaulted

    Woman reports being punched, drug into bushes and assaulted

    Posted 12:26 PM 7/3/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said Friday they were investigating after a woman reported being punched and sexually assaulted in nearby bushes.

    Officers said a 31-year-old woman reported the incident about 11:30 p.m. Thursday night. Police said it happened near Worley Street and Garth Avenue.

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