• Jefferson City Police Department looks to upgrade 911 system

    Posted 6:14 PM 7/1/2015 by Abby Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - An upgrade to the Jefferson City Police Department's 911 system could change the way people dial 911 in Cole County.

    While the current "911 Rescue Star" system is nearly 12 years old, Support Services Commander Capt. Eric Wilde said he hopes the proposed system will be (More)

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  • Children learn what it means to be a hero in their home

    Posted 3:33 AM 7/2/2015 by Dani Sureck, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Children dressed up as superheroes to learn how to make them "Heroes in the Home" Wednesday.

    Parents and children attended the summer camp session at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital, put on by Safe Kids. Safe Kids is a national (More)

  • Tornado warnings, thunderstorms pound mid-Missouri

    Tornado warnings, thunderstorms pound mid-Missouri

    Posted 10:37 PM 7/1/2015 by Katie Grunik and Brady Finn, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLUMBIA -Several severe thunderstorms with tornado warnings covered the mid-Missouri area Wednesday night.

    Thunderstorms with heavy rain, strong winds and a lot of lightning affected most of mid-Missouri with many areas experiencing tornado warnings. According to KOMU 8 weathercaster (More)

  • Fibromyalgia: Common, but invisible illness often misunderstood

    Posted 5:47 PM 6/15/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at least two percent of Americans suffer from fibromyalgia, a chronic illness "characterized by widespread pain, abnormal pain (More)

  • Flooding at Lake of the Ozarks leads to dam opening

    Posted 9:33 PM 7/1/2015 by Max Diekneite, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OZARK - Bagnell dam at the Lake of the Ozarks opened its floodgates for the first time in two years Wednesday due to flooding concerns. 

    Ameren officials opened 11 of the dam's 12 floodgates at 10 a.m. on Wednesday after the lake rose over a foot the night before. At midnight (More)

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  • Nixon reauthorizes tax that funds Missouri Medicaid services

    Nixon reauthorizes tax that funds Missouri Medicaid services

    Posted 6:49 PM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri tax on medical service providers that helps fund the state Medicaid program has been reauthorized by the governor.

    Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed legislation to continue the tax for another year.

    The measure extends taxes on medical (More)

  • St. Louis' mayor narrows scrutiny of Confederate memorial

    St. Louis' mayor narrows scrutiny of Confederate memorial

    Posted 6:46 PM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis' mayor is scrapping plans for a panel to decide whether a Confederate memorial should be moved out of the city's Forest Park.

    Francis Slay wrote in his blog Tuesday he now wants a foundation to solicit proposals from people or groups willing to offer up a public (More)

  • Meningitis vaccine law updated for college students

    Posted 6:30 PM 7/1/2015 by Kaitlin Rounds, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A law took effect Wednesday, July 1 that requires all students living in on-campus housing at public universities in Missouri to be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. 

    All students living in dormitories starting in the 2015-2016 school year must receive a (More)

  • Columbia Sanitary Landfill changing odor control system

    Columbia Sanitary Landfill changing odor control system

    Posted 10:25 PM 6/29/2015 by Sam Knef, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - After receiving odor complaints, the Columbia Sanitary Landfill is switching to a new method of odor control.

    Landfill workers will now cover trash with clay instead of mulch. This comes as part of a settlement between the landfill, Missouri Attorney General's office and the (More)

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  • Inmate collapses during Boone County Courthouse appearance, dies

    Inmate collapses during Boone County Courthouse appearance, dies

    Posted 2:53 PM 7/1/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    BOONE COUNTY - Coroners were preparing to perform an autopsy Wednesday on an inmate who deputies said died after a morning court appearance at the Boone County Courthouse. 

    The female inmate complained of breathing problems while inside a third floor courtroom. Emergency medical (More)

  • Columbia Police welcome new police dog

    Columbia Police welcome new police dog

    Posted 2:40 PM 7/1/2015 by Katie Grunik, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department announced the addition of a new K-9 officer Wednesday.

    K-9 Officer Gorrit and his handler Officer Jameson Dowler started their work together for CPD Monday. Gorrit completed five weeks of training by himself before coming to Columbia. He and (More)

  • Macon officials dedicate solar farm

    Posted 2:23 PM 7/1/2015 by Chris Gothner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MACON - Macon officials, along with officials from Gardner Capital and MC Power Companies, officially dedicated the city's 10,800-panel solar farm Wednesday. 

    The farm provides power to 35 Missouri cities that (More)

  • Police: Missouri man kills self during standoff

    Police: Missouri man kills self during standoff

    Posted 2:20 PM 7/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    NEW MADRID (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Missouri's New Madrid County said a man being served a search warrant killed himself after a several-hour standoff at his home.

    KFVS-TV reported that police who entered the man's home about 5 p.m. Tuesday were confronted inside by the sought (More)

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