• 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)

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  • 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

    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)

  • Committee formed to find Title IX Administrator

    Committee formed to find Title IX Administrator

    Posted 6:42 PM 10/30/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - An advisory committee is being formed to find a Title IX Administrator for the University of Missouri and the University of Missouri System employees in Columbia. The new hire will aid Linda Bennett who has served as the interim Title IX Coordinator since June 9th, 2014. (More)

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  • Smart Decision 2014: Prop 1 poses tax to fund police, fire crews

    Do you favor or oppose Proposition One, which would raise property taxes in order to fund more police and firefighters?

    Posted 5:36 PM 10/30/2014 by Anders Aarhus, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia wants to raise property taxes to help pay for more police officers and firefighters. The city is asking voters to decide on Proposition One, which would increase the tax rate by 30 cents per $100 valuation phased in over a five-year period.

    Former Columbia (More)

  • Fulton State Hopital is closing its YMCA Annex

    Posted 4:05 PM 10/30/2014 by Rachel Wittel, KOMU 8 Reporter

    FULTON - The city of Fulton will lose its only 24-hour workout facility in about three months.

    Fulton State Hospital is closing its YMCA Annex on January 31, 2015 at 5 p.m., in the midst of construction  (More)

  • Gas rates will fall in November for Ameren customers

    Gas rates will fall in November for Ameren customers

    Posted 3:56 PM 10/30/2014 by Lowell Thomas, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gas rates for Ameren Missouri customers will decrease starting in November.

    The company announced residential customers' gas rates will fall by almost $0.05 per Ccf, per hundred cubic feet of natural gas. The changes will affect customers in areas such as Columbia (More)

  • Zombie prom aims to keep Jefferson City teens safe

    Posted 3:02 PM 10/30/2014 by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Teen zombies will take over the Missouri River Regional Library Thursday for zombie prom.

    Teen Services Coordinator Courtney Waters said she plans a Halloween event every year, but this is the first time the library is hosting a zombie prom. 

    "We have done a (More)

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  • MU student on ESPN's My Wish series hopes to meet Tebow again

    Posted 3:24 PM 10/30/2014 by Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - One MU student remembers meeting Tim Tebow a few years back in Orlando, Florida.

    "I'd love to see him again, but I know he has a tight schedule with ESPN," Adam Hubbs said.

    Hubbs, a sophomore engineering student at MU from Millstadt, Ill. (More)

  • Mid-Missouri economy is a treat for many Halloween shoppers

    Posted 3:03 PM 10/23/2014 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA -- More ghouls and ghosts are predicted to roam the streets this Halloween than ever before.

    Consumer confidence is rubbing off on Halloween participants as the economy continues to improve. A (More)

  • Columbia day care center working to help end community violence

    Posted 3:02 PM 10/30/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONE COUNTY- A local day care owner is trying to do her part in the fight against community violence among youth. Tiffany Campbell owns Tree Tops Innovative Learning Center, located north of Columbia. 

    Campbell and her husband, Chris Campbell, started the day care center with the (More)

  • Attorney General's office counters claims by New York Times

    Attorney General's office counters claims by New York Times

    Posted 2:14 PM 10/30/2014 by Lee Anne Denyer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Attorney General's office released documents Thursday designed to show the New York Times misrepresented actions by Attorney General Chris Koster in two articles released this week.

    The Times released the first article (More)

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