• "Badges and Hoses" Basketball Game to be Played in Columbia

    Posted 7:20 AM 4/24/2014 by Nicole Neidenberg, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - D-Line Sports Center is hosting the first "Badges and Hoses" basketball game Thursday.

    The game is between the Columbia Police Officers and Columbia Firefighters will raise money for the Heart of Missouri Red Cross. The money will go to help with services in the community (More)

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  • Missouri Senate Panel Approves Spending Plan

    Missouri Senate Panel Approves Spending Plan

    Posted 5:53 AM 4/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri Senate panel adopted a state budget plan that includes a two-pronged funding plan for public schools that bases their state aid on economic performance.

    The Appropriations Committee on Wednesday endorsed its plan for state spending during the fiscal year (More)

  • Robotics Students Descend on St. Louis

    Robotics Students Descend on St. Louis

    Posted 5:52 AM 4/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Thousands of students from around the world are again descending on St. Louis for a championship robotics competition.

    The U.S. FIRST event returns to the Edward Jones Dome and America's Center downtown for the fourth straight year starting on Thursday.

    Segway PT (More)

  • Mo. Lawmakers Back Tax Break for Aircraft Repairs

    Mo. Lawmakers Back Tax Break for Aircraft Repairs

    Posted 5:47 AM 4/24/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers want to create a permanent tax break for airplane repairs.

    A bill given final approval Wednesday by the Senate focuses on an existing sales tax break for parts used to repair or modify aircraft. That tax break is due to expire next January. But the (More)

  • Man Wounded in Tues. Homicide Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

    Man Wounded in Tues. Homicide Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder

    Posted 10:01 PM 4/23/2014 by Blair Miller, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - 22-year-old Darrius Kendal Edwards has been charged with 2nd-degree murder in the Tuesday homicide of 44-year-old Derrick Brookins.

    Bond for Edwards, of Columbia, has been set at $1 million cash.

    Edwards was treated for a gunshot wound at a local hospital after the murder (More)

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  • Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence Hits Roadblocks

    Posted 5:06 PM 3/31/2014 by Jasmine Bailey, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - About seven months remain in the 14-month deadline for the Columbia Mayor's Task Force on Community Violence to come up with suggestions on how to decrease crime.

    Chris Campbell is a member of the task force and founder of Tree Top Innovative Learning Center. "A lot of people (More)

  • Columbia Homicide Victim's Mother Speaks to Mayor's Task Force

    Posted 8:04 PM 4/23/2014 by Meredith Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Citizens who were directly involved or affected by crime were invited to the Mayor's Task Force Meeting Wednesday night. 

    Two Columbia citizens were on the agenda to speak but only one, Winona Broadus, was able to come.

    Broadus's son Brandon Coleman was killed by (More)

  • Branson Begins Study of Ban on Smoking in Public

    Branson Begins Study of Ban on Smoking in Public

    Posted 7:10 PM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - Officials in the southwest Missouri resort town of Branson are looking into a ban on smoking in public.

    KTTS-FM reports that city leaders have been asked to draft an ordinance.

    Branson aldermen have not set a (More)

  • Fulton Chooses J.C. Industries For Bridge Reconstruction

    Posted 6:54 PM 4/23/2014 by Jessica Park, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The Fulton City Council voted Tuesday to hire J.C. Industries in Jefferson City for the Seventh Street bridge project.

    The city hired an engineering consultant to design the structure of the bridge and had six different bidders that competed to get the job.

    "We interviewed (More)

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  • Parents Weigh Pros and Cons of Preschool Rating Bill

    Posted 5:20 PM 4/23/2014 by Alyssa Caruso, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Missouri senators gave initial approval Wednesday to a bill that would allow private early childhood education programs to participate in a quality rating system. Currently the law only applies to early childhood programs that receive state funding. The rating system would grade (More)

  • Columbia Water and Light Looks to Expand Solar Energy

    Posted 5:16 PM 4/23/2014 by Catherine Wilkins, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Water and Light proposed a plan to expand solar energy sites this evening.

    Water and Light held an interested parties meeting at the Activity and Recreation Center in Columbia. Water and Light staff was on hand to address any questions or (More)

  • Kansas City Hospital Adopts 'No-Hitting' Policy

    Kansas City Hospital Adopts 'No-Hitting' Policy

    Posted 5:14 PM 4/23/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - A Kansas City hospital has a new policy that forbids hitting of any kind, including parents spanking their children to discipline them.

    KMBC-TV reports Children's Mercy Hospital has established what it calls a "No Hit Zone" where physical discipline is banned. Hospital (More)

  • Columbia Water and Light Warns Customers of Phone Scam

    Columbia Water and Light Warns Customers of Phone Scam

    Posted 5:06 PM 4/23/2014 by Marie Mandelberg, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia city officials are warning customers about a scam similar to one that occurred last December.

    According to Columbia Water & Light, electric customers reported receiving calls from someone posing to be an employee. The caller stated that payment information must be (More)

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