• Cole Co. drunk driving crash sends five children to the hospital

    Cole Co. drunk driving crash sends five children to the hospital

    Posted 11:18 AM 9/2/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLE COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Creve Coeur man Monday for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a car accident in Cole County sent five children to the hospital.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol report said 59-year-old James V. O'Brien was (More)

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  • Labor Day weekend reports show fewer deaths, DWIs than 2013

    Labor Day weekend reports show fewer deaths, DWIs than 2013

    Posted 10:29 AM 9/2/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - In a report released Tuesday morning, the Missouri State Highway Patrol's statistics for the 2014 Labor Day holiday weekend showed fewer fatality, DWI and boating-related accidents than 2013.

    The report said troopers responded to 293 accidents over the three-day weekend this (More)

  • New energy initiative moves to city council

    Posted 10:03 AM 9/2/2014 by Katie Link, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Water and Light Advisory Board met Tuesday morning with a representative from Clean Line Energy Partners to hear a pitch for a new form of renewable energy.

    The proposal called the Grain Belt Express Clean Line would provide Missouri with low cost wind energy and (More)

  • Police say Pine Lawn teen threatened officer with a gun, ran away

    Police say Pine Lawn teen threatened officer with a gun, ran away

    Posted 9:29 AM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    PINE LAWN (AP) - Police said they've captured a Pine Lawn teenager who pointed a pistol at an officer during a traffic stop and then fled.

    Pine Lawn Police Lt. Steven Blakeney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch the officer stopped the 17-year-old's (More)

  • Missouri firefighter injured battling house fire

    Missouri firefighter injured battling house fire

    Posted 9:23 AM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    WILDWOOD (AP) - Missouri authorities said a St. Louis-area firefighter has been hospitalized for heat exhaustion after a house fire.

    Wildwood Deputy Chief John Bradley said the firefighter suffered minor injuries Monday afternoon.

    Four people, including two children, were inside (More)

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  • Former Mamtek CEO set to make plea in fraud case

    Posted 8:08 AM 9/2/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY - Former CEO of Mamtek U.S., Bruce Cole, is scheduled to appear in court for a plea hearing Tuesday. Cole is accused of deceiving the city of Moberly and investors and stealing profit from the investment for his personal use.

    In the spring of 2010, Mamtek U.S. promised more than (More)

  • Heavy rainfall causes flash flooding in mid-Missouri

    Posted 7:46 AM 9/2/2014 by Jordan Bowen, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Heavy rainfall Monday night caused flash flooding on several roadways in central and eastern Missouri, causing dangerous driving conditions in some areas.

    The National Weather Service issued Flash Flood Warnings for Boone County and surrounding counties Monday. A Flash Flood (More)

  • State seeks to get more local food into schools

    State seeks to get more local food into schools

    Posted 5:12 AM 9/2/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri is offering grants to help get more locally produced food into school meals and snacks.

    The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced in a news release that applications will be accepted through October 31. To qualify for competitive grants of up to (More)

  • KOMU 8 News survey asks you about bullying

    KOMU 8 News survey asks you about bullying

    Posted 5:24 PM 8/31/2014 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

    COLUMBIA - KOMU 8 News is preparing a special program on the problem of bullying among children and teens and you can help by taking our survey.

    More than 27 percent of young people (More)

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  • Crews rescue driver from high moving water

    Crews rescue driver from high moving water

    Posted 4:43 AM 9/2/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Emergency responders rescued a driver Tuesday morning who climbed on top of their vehicle when it got stuck in high moving water.

    Members of the Columbia Fire Department and Boone County Fire District arrived at Old Millcreek and Highway KK for a reported water rescue just (More)

  • Flash floods block Columbia roads

    Flash floods block Columbia roads

    Posted 11:01 PM 9/1/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Boone County Public Safety officials released roads that have been affected by the flash flooding Monday night.

    As a reminder, please avoid driving through the water and also try to avoid the areas as much as possible. Stay tuned to (More)

  • Missouri native represents Kansas in 2014 Miss America Pageant

    Posted 9:28 PM 9/1/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Miss Missouri is not the only Missouri native competing in this year's Miss America pageant.  Amanda Sasek, this year's Miss Kansas, was born and raised in Moberly, Missouri. Sasek won her Miss Kansas title as a Kansas resident, after competing in eight pageants and winning five (More)

  • Future of Columbia's trash bag program in question

    Posted 7:12 PM 9/1/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The future of Columbia's trash bag voucher program is in question, as City Manager Mike Matthes' proposed budget for the 2015 fiscal year has the program on the chopping block.

    Currently, the city mails trash bag vouchers to residents three times a year. They can then be (More)

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