• Labor Day is still a regular workday for many

    Labor Day is still a regular workday for many

    Posted 4:08 PM 8/31/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Labor Day is often seen as a day to relax, but many don't get this opportunity.

    A number of people will still have to work on Monday. 

    "There are still fires, even on holidays," Kyle Fansler, Batallion Chief of the Columbia Fire Department, said.

    Emergency (More)

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  • Clean up efforts are still going on at Memorial Stadium

    Posted 3:07 PM 8/31/2014 by John Zupon Jr., KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Efforts to clean up Memorial Stadium are still going on over 24 hours after kick-off. A group effort of around 250 people help clean the stadium, and they work around the clock to make it look like 75,000 fans were not even there. 

    Coleen Lamond is the director of game (More)

  • Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police

    Man shot, killed in confrontation with KC police

    Posted 2:29 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Kansas City police say a man has been shot and killed during a confrontation with officers.

    The shooting happened early Sunday after officers received a report about a suspicious person armed with a gun in the northeast part of the city. Police said in a news release (More)

  • Ferguson shooting could shift county executive contest

    Ferguson shooting could shift county executive contest

    Posted 2:26 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    CLAYTON (AP) - The fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson could alter the political dynamics of the upcoming election for St. Louis County executive.

    The November election pits Republican state Representative Rick Stream of Kirkwood against Democratic Councilman Steve Stenger (More)

  • Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

    Bank loans used to collect unpaid medical bills

    Posted 2:21 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A health system with hospitals in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin is working with a bank to offer interest-free loans to patients with unpaid medical bills.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that $6.5 million has been lent (More)

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  • Crews demolish partially collapsed KC church

    Crews demolish partially collapsed KC church

    Posted 2:17 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Crews are demolishing a northeast Kansas City church that partially collapsed with children inside.

    The Kansas City Star reports that demolition began Thursday on the Rios De Agua Viva Church. Work continued through Saturday.

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  • Man fatally shot while changing tire in St. Louis

    Man fatally shot while changing tire in St. Louis

    Posted 2:11 PM 8/31/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are investigating after a man was fatally shot while changing a flat tire near his home.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 41-year-old Darnell Martin was wounded Friday night and pronounced dead at a hospital.

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  • Ice cream contest takes the heat off in Arrow Rock

    Ice cream contest takes the heat off in Arrow Rock

    Posted 8:38 PM 8/30/2014 by Sara Maslar-Donar, KOMU 8 Reporter

    ARROW ROCK - The Arrow Rock Cooperative Marketing Committee held their annual Ice Cream Freeze Off today to help residents beat the heat and kick off the last few weeks of summer.

    The committee has been holding the event for 14 years and about 300 people participate in the event.

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  • Man charged in co-sleeping death

    Man charged in co-sleeping death

    Posted 4:26 PM 8/30/2014 by Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas City man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the co-sleeping death of his infant daughter.

    The Kansas City Star reports that 22-year-old Deonte J. Barnett is charged in Jackson County Circuit Court in the February death of 9-month-old Aubrie (More)

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  • Outage leaves 700 residents without power

    Outage leaves 700 residents without power

    Posted 12:37 PM 8/30/2014 by Kellan Marvin and Harris Chang, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    COLUMBIA - A power outage between 11:30 and 11:45 a.m. in Southwest Columbia left around 700 residents without power.

    At around 3:00 p.m, most of the outages were restored. 

    Columbia Power and Light says a faulty power circuit close to Perche Creek casued the outages.

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  • Families gather for Labor Day fair, honor everyday heroes

    Families gather for Labor Day fair, honor everyday heroes

    Posted 3:45 PM 8/30/2014 by Jessica Mensch, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Families came together Saturday afternoon at Columbia Bass Pro Shops for the annual Labor Day Hometown Festival.

    There was a special drawing at the festival for people who consider themselves everyday heroes.

    "The notion we actually go off of within our store is that if (More)

  • Game day concerns not necessarily on traffic

    Game day concerns not necessarily on traffic

    Posted 3:19 PM 8/30/2014 by Ashley Holt, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Traffic and crowd control was business as usual for the University of Missouri football season opener.

    The only change from usual procedure involved closing  Mick Deaver Drive in Columbia.  

    MUPD Captain Brian Weimer said he didn't expect changes in traffic or (More)

  • Mizzou Athletics helps tailgaters recycle

    Posted 3:13 PM 8/30/2014 by Vilma Obando, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou Athletics event staff members stepped up with their recycling efforts as football fans celebrated their first tailgating of the season.

    One fan said that every year he looks out for the blue recycling bags that are handed out.

    "I think it's great that they hand out (More)

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