• Columbia moves forward with new marketing campaign

    Posted 3:48 PM 8/2/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau says it has moved forward with a new marketing campaign aimed at showing potential visitors what the city has to offer. 

    The new campaign will work in conjunction with the current campaign that began a few years earlier. The (More)

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  • Columbia police investigating three incidents of shots fired

    Posted 3:25 PM 8/2/2015 by Daniel Shapiro, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Officers responded to three separate reports containing shots fired early Sunday morning.

    The first incident was in the area of Brown Station Road north of Highway 63. Police recovered shell casings near Brown Station Road and Sherwood Drive. There was no reported property (More)

  • Missing swimmer not found in second day of Boone County search

    Posted 2:28 PM 8/2/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Fire Protection District searched Sunday for a missing man believed to have gone swimming in a Boone County lake. 

    Emergency crews searched Sunday afternoon for the 27-year-old, but did not find him. The BCFPD and the Boone County Sheriff's (More)

  • Boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game

    Boy, 9, injured after hit in head at baseball game

    Posted 2:13 PM 8/2/2015 by The Associated Press and Daniel Shapiro, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A 9-year-old bat boy is hospitalized after being hit in the head during a National Baseball Congress World Series game.

    The Wichita Eagle reported that the boy was struck by a follow-through swing near the on-deck circle on Saturday afternoon. A spokesman for the (More)

  • More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year

    More drownings this year in Missouri than all of last year

    Posted 2:02 PM 8/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JOPLIN (AP) - Missouri has already recorded more drownings this year than in all of last year.

    Officials say flooding and resulting strong currents in waterways are the main causes for the increase.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said as of Thursday, 30 drownings were reported in (More)

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  • Four killed in Callaway County crash

    Posted 12:33 PM 8/2/2015 by Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Four people died Saturday after two cars collided on US 54 just before midnight in Callaway County. 

    The crash happened on eastbound U.S. 54 one mile west of Center Street.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report indicated the driver of the first (More)

  • Former news anchor to run for Missouri secretary of state

    Former news anchor to run for Missouri secretary of state

    Posted 11:18 AM 8/2/2015 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Former St. Louis news anchor Robin Smith is running for Missouri secretary of state in 2016.

    The retired KMOV-TV anchor announced her candidacy in a Sunday statement.

    She's the only Democrat so far to announce plans to run.

    The office will be open (More)

  • U.S. Senate extends funding for highway projects

    Posted 11:15 PM 8/1/2015 by Adam Pressler, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- Traffic and funding almost came to a screeching halt on Saturday as the U.S. Department of Transportation's highway trust fund was set to expire late Friday night. Instead the U.S. Senate passed a bill that prevented the shut down by passing an extension of funding until October (More)

  • Ten-year-old girl strives to find cure for arthritis

    Ten-year-old girl strives to find cure for arthritis

    Posted 2:53 AM 5/12/2015 by Zivile Raskauskaite, KOMU 8 Reporter

    TIPTON - While many kids are creating plans for summer holidays, 10-year-old Tipton girl is also thinking how to raise awareness about Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA).

    "I just want to other kids that are younger than me not to have to suffer with arthritis," said Graci Diggs.

    (More)
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  • University of Missouri discounts some online tuition costs

    University of Missouri discounts some online tuition costs

    Posted 5:16 PM 8/1/2015 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The University of Missouri said it will give a 10 percent tuition discount to Missouri students enrolled in a full degree program online.

    The university announced Friday that the discount will begin this fall. The typical online student takes two three-credit-hour courses a (More)

  • Boone County Fire Protection District searches for missing swimmer

    Boone County Fire Protection District searches for missing swimmer

    Posted 4:16 PM 8/1/2015 by Ross Terrell, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and Adam Pressler, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY- The Boone County Fire Protection District searched for a missing swimmer near North Chesley Drive in the County Downs subdivision Saturday afternoon.

    Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the search was for a man in his mid-20's. Blomenkamp said the missing person told friends (More)

  • Confederate flag rally travels to mid-Missouri Walmart

    Posted 4:13 PM 8/1/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY -  A Confederate flag rally traveled through mid-Missouri Saturday afternoon.

    Around 20 people of all ages drove cars and trucks from a Walmart in Fulton to a Walmart in Jefferson City.

    The event's organizer, William Meyer, said he chose Walmart to depart from (More)

  • Airbnb has a larger presence in Columbia, but poses some risk

    Posted 1:23 PM 7/23/2015 by Andrea Gonzales, KOMU 8 News

    COLUMBIA - Doug and Abby Brooks needed some extra money for a bigger mortgage when they upgraded to a bigger home in Columbia. They found the answer when more people started coming to town for football games when the Mizzou Tigers entered the SEC.

    "We have, what, 80 thousand people in (More)

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