• Missouri vs. Kentucky: Preview and predictions

    Missouri vs. Kentucky: Preview and predictions

    Posted 10:06 AM 10/31/2014 by Mihir Bhagat, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter

    COLUMBIA - This year, I'm hosting a weekly Mizzou football webcast to get you ready for gameday. Every week, I'll breakdown three things you need to know about the upcoming matchup. This week, Mizzou hosts Kentucky on Saturday, November 1 at 3 p.m. CST.

    1. Breakout Season: Kentucky has (More)

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  • ESPN Radio host, SEC Nation analyst Paul Finebaum speaks at MU

    Posted 9:35 AM 10/31/2014 by Nick Hehemann, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- ESPN radio personality and SEC Nation analyst Paul Finebaum spoke with MU students Friday at 11:30 a.m. in the Reynolds Journalism Institute. 

    Finebaum is visiting the University of Missouri for SEC Nation's live broadcast that will take place at the Francis quadrangle on (More)

  • Parachutist rescued off broadcast tower

    Parachutist rescued off broadcast tower

    Posted 8:18 AM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.

    First responders were dispatched on Thursday night after the man's parachute became stuck on the wires connected to (More)

  • New organization asks hunters to help in missing person cases

    New organization asks hunters to help in missing person cases

    Posted 7:59 AM 10/31/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    STE. GENEVIEVE - A newly formed non-profit organization, Support the Hurting, is urging hungers, farmers, and other outdoor enthusiast to join as volunteer partners with law enforcement and the loved ones of missing persons.

    Law enforcement and the husband of 52-year-old Lynn Messer, who (More)

  • "SEC Nation" brings national spotlight to MU

    Posted 7:16 AM 10/31/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri will have the spotlight Saturday morning when "SEC Nation" will broadcast from the Francis Quadrangle. While the show is an opportunity for exposure for the school, an MU official said it is an event that requires a lot of time and work to put together.

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  • Three arrested after drug bust at Sedalia business

    Three arrested after drug bust at Sedalia business

    Posted 6:46 AM 10/31/2014 by Taylor Mitchell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    SEDALIA - Three arrests were made at a Sedalia business late Thursday morning. Sedalia Police Department Patrol Officers, detectives with Criminal Investigations Bureau and detectives with the Drug Enforcement Unit responded to Liquid Designs, located on 800 West 16th Street, to execute a "no (More)

  • Al Sharpton returns to Ferguson for new protests

    Al Sharpton returns to Ferguson for new protests

    Posted 6:02 AM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Rev. Al Sharpton is scheduled to return to St. Louis Friday for a new round of protests and rallies connected to Michael Brown's police shooting death.

    The civil rights activist and television commentator will meet with local activists and Brown's parents Friday (More)

  • Truman State creates new scholarship to honor a student's life

    Truman State creates new scholarship to honor a student's life

    Posted 4:56 AM 10/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KIRKSVILLE (AP) - A new scholarship at Truman State University will honor the life of a student who died Oct. 7 while studying abroad.

    The Kirksville Daily Express reports that 20-year-old Mackenzie McDermott died in Spain from an adrenal condition. She had hoped to become a writer.

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  • Zombies invade the last Thursday Night Live in Jefferson City

    Posted 8:30 PM 10/30/2014 by Vilma Obando and Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporters

    JEFFERSON CITY - The zombies were out for the last Thursday Night Live of the season.

    The event, nicknamed "ZombieNightLive," kicked off at 6 p.m. with the band Hero Quest which plays only TV and movie theme songs. 

    At 7 p.m., Dr. Zhivegas, a dance band from St. Louis, took the (More)

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  • Plans for dealing with head injuries vary at area high schools

    Do you feel your child's high school is properly prepared to handle injuries?

    Posted 8:55 PM 10/27/2014 by Josh Sultan, KOMU 8 Reporter and Ky Bright KOMU 8 Producer

    COLUMBIA - To some, the sound of two football helmets smashing into each other, gets the blood pumping. Football fans may find these hard hits fun to watch, but for the people wearing the uniforms, they could become a nightmare.

    Many parents worry when watching their child play sports (More)

  • Natural gas rates decreasing for Ameren Missouri customers

    Posted 7:19 PM 10/30/2014 by Jenn Croft, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Due to estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas, Ameren Missouri natural gas customers will see natural gas rates decrease beginning November 1, 2014.

    Ameren Missouri residential customers in areas such as Columbia, Jefferson City, Mexico, Wentzville, Cape (More)

  • Teen gets award for saving woman from burning car

    Posted 6:58 PM 10/30/2014 by Tiege Dooley-Panko, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OZARK - A two car crash left three injured on August 19, but much more damage could have been done. 

    "If the bystanders wouldn't have helped, the drivers involved would not have survived," said James Doyle, the Lake of the Ozarks Fire Protection District Chief Fire (More)

  • Popular whiskey contains antifreeze chemical

    Popular whiskey contains antifreeze chemical

    Posted 6:44 PM 10/30/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A popular whiskey called Fireball has been recalled in three European countries due to an antifreeze chemical but not the United States.

    Sweden, Norway, and Finland have banned Fireball because of the chemical propylene glycol in the drink. 

    Propylene glycol is a (More)

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