• Bystanders save passengers from burning car at the Ozarks

    Posted 4:02 PM 8/19/2014 by Jeffrey Militzer, KOMU 8 Reporter

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Three people were injured after car crash Tuesday afternoon on Old Highway 54 in front of Menards.

    James Doyle, the Lake of the Ozarks Fire Protection District chief fire marshal, said the cars hit "very hard" and expected the survivors to have many more injuries than (More)

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  • Michael Brown funeral set for Monday

    Michael Brown funeral set for Monday

    Posted 3:29 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Funeral services for Michael Brown are planned for Monday.

    Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Brown family, says the exact time and location for the memorial has not been finalized.

    The shooting of the unarmed Brown by officer Darren Wilson has stoked more than a week (More)

  • CPS reports increase in enrollment for 2014-2015 school year

    CPS reports increase in enrollment for 2014-2015 school year

    Posted 3:19 PM 8/19/2014 by Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools (CPS) started classes Tuesday with more students than last year.

    CPS reported first day enrollment was 18,178, an increase of 42 students from the 2013-2014 school year.

    According to CPS, district administrators will be working this week to resolve (More)

  • Scholastic facility adds 30 full-time jobs in Jefferson City

    Posted 3:05 PM 8/19/2014 by Lauren Langille, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - Just in time for the beginning of the school year, the Scholastic distribution center in Jefferson City rolled out a Book Fairs Division this month.

    "We've added about 30 jobs to our 2,000 at the [National Service Organization] because of bringing the case fair (More)

  • Moberly medical clinics affected by data breach

    Posted 2:54 PM 8/19/2014 by Beth Anne Carroll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    MOBERLY- Moberly Regional Medical Center confirmed Tuesday a nation-wide data breach affected some of its clinics.

    Community Health Services (CHS), the company which owns Moberly Regional Hospital and its clinics, also confirmed the breach.

    It involves limited personal (More)

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  • Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Police: St. Louis officers kill suspect with knife

    Posted 2:45 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A large crowd has gathered at the site where St. Louis police officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man after a reported convenience store robbery.

    The shooting Tuesday happened just a few miles from Ferguson, where a police officer's fatal shooting of an unarmed black (More)

  • Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Ferguson pledges efforts at reconciliation

    Posted 2:43 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - The city of Ferguson says it working hard to better connect with the community and learn from the "discord and heartbreak" that followed the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer.

    The St. Louis suburb put out a statement Tuesday saying that Mayor (More)

  • Missouri Supreme Court upholds man's death sentence conviction

    Missouri Supreme Court upholds man's death sentence conviction

    Posted 2:40 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - The state Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and death sentence for a southwest Missouri man who admitted raping and killing a 9-year-old girl.

    The court on Tuesday rejected numerous arguments in Christopher Collings' appeal for the November 2007 death of Rowan (More)

  • Weekly Wellness: Good fat versus evil fat

    Posted 2:29 PM 7/30/2014 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - The word "fat" is used in so many ways. People talk about "good fat" and "bad fat" but what does that mean, exactly?

    Fats are good! And necessary! It's true! Fats provide essential fatty acids, help to deliver fat-soluble vitamins, and are a great fuel source. It's when we take (More)

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  • Tennessee man dies in scooter crash near Branson

    Tennessee man dies in scooter crash near Branson

    Posted 12:55 PM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    BRANSON (AP) - A Missouri State Highway Patrol report said a Tennessee man died when the scooter he was riding was hit near Branson late Monday night.

    Joshua Wood, a 29-year-old man from Big Sandy, Tennessee, died Monday night in the collision on Highway 65 about a mile north of (More)

  • Mid-Mo soldier loses 107 pounds to become Soldier of the Year

    Mid-Mo soldier loses 107 pounds to become Soldier of the Year

    Posted 9:51 AM 8/19/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    FORT LEONARD WOOD - Spc. Joshua Roberts has won the U.S. Army's Training and Doctrine Command Soldier of the Year award after a two-year journey.

    Roberts weighed around 285 pounds in high school, and gained about 30 more pounds during his football career at Rochester Community and (More)

  • Rock Bridge, Hickman High Schools test new security system

    Posted 11:07 AM 8/19/2014 by Samantha Ware, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School launched a new security system Tuesday on the first day of school for Columbia Public Schools. The two Columbia high schools are the last two in the district to get the upgraded security.

    The new buzz-in system allows visitors and (More)

  • Mass for Peace planned for those affected in Ferguson

    Mass for Peace planned for those affected in Ferguson

    Posted 11:05 AM 8/19/2014 by Drew Whiteman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson said a Mass for Peace and Justice will offer prayers for Ferguson.

    The mass is scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Cathedral Basilica. A collection will be taken to assist food pantries and parishes in the Ferguson area, and to help (More)

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