• Weekly Wellness: Oh No! CARBS!

    Posted 1:05 PM 6/29/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    I don't think I've ever had a nutrition talk with anyone who hasn't asked me about carbohydrates. Or referenced them as being "bad." Poor carbs. What did they ever do to you? Carbs are important! Our bodies need carbs! Glucose is the preferred fuel for tissues and organs, and is the ONLY source (More)

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  • Pedestrian in critical condition after downtown St. Louis accident

    Pedestrian in critical condition after downtown St. Louis accident

    Posted 12:06 PM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man was in critical condition Monday after being struck by two vehicles that fled the scene of the accident near Busch Stadium.

    Police said the 50-year-old man was crossing South Broadway about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when he was struck by a black Mercedes and a maroon vehicle. (More)

  • Auxvasse issues boil order, at least its fifth in ten weeks

    Auxvasse issues boil order, at least its fifth in ten weeks

    Posted 10:48 AM 6/29/2015 by James Packard and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers

    AUXVASSE - Auxvasse City Clerk Missy Hooks said Monday the city was implementing another boil water order as it upgrades its water system, at least the fifth such order since April 20.

    The order included: East Walnut Street, Chestnut Street, Peach Tree Drive, Sunset Drive, Short Street (More)

  • Police search for suspect after Columbia gas station robbery

    Police search for suspect after Columbia gas station robbery

    Posted 10:29 AM 6/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Police said they were looking for a suspect Monday after a robbery at a gas station on Providence Road.

    Officers said they responded to Midwest Petroleum at 10:11 p.m. Sunday. They said a man entered the store and demanded money from the cashier. They said the suspect implied he (More)

  • Two men arrested after chase through four mid-Missouri cities

    Two men arrested after chase through four mid-Missouri cities

    Posted 8:57 AM 6/29/2015 by Austin Hough and James Packard, KOMU 8 News Digital Producers

    CALLAWAY COUNTY- Two men were arrested Sunday night after they crashed their car off I-70 following a police chase through Jefferson City, Holts Summit, Fulton and Kingdom City.

    22-year-old Joseph Paul, of Jefferson City and 18-year-old Antonio Green, of St. Louis, were driving in a (More)

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  • Springfield inundated by high-grade marijuana from Colorado

    Springfield inundated by high-grade marijuana from Colorado

    Posted 7:48 AM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Narcotics investigators in Springfield said the city is seeing an influx of higher-grade marijuana from states where the drug is legal, particularly Colorado.

    Dan Banasik, a Missouri State Highway Patrol supervising sergeant for narcotics, said the more potent drug has (More)

  • Crystal City hospital set to break ground on $135M expansion

    Crystal City hospital set to break ground on $135M expansion

    Posted 7:16 AM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    CRYSTAL CITY (AP) - Mercy Jefferson Hospital is set to break ground in Crystal City on a $135 million project that will focus on adding a new three-story patient tower to the 251-bed facility.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the project will create private rooms at the hospital. Gov. (More)

  • Police: Pedestrian struck by two vehicles in St. Louis

    Police: Pedestrian struck by two vehicles in St. Louis

    Posted 7:06 AM 6/29/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 50-year-old man was struck by two vehicles as he was crossing a street in St. Louis Sunday morning and is in critical condition at a local hospital.

    According to police, a man was crossing a street just south of Busch Stadium when he was struck by a black Mercedes-Benz (More)

  • Supreme Court decision holds both legal and financial implications

    Posted 3:29 AM 6/29/2015 by Andrea Stoll, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - As the country is still reeling over the legalization of gay marriage, states are being affected in unexpected ways.

    The Supreme Court ruled bans of gay marriage across the country were unconstitutional.

    More specifically, it ruled the bans "void ab initio," meaning the (More)

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  • Kids riding bikes across country make stop in Columbia

    Posted 2:29 AM 6/29/2015 by Samantha Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A group of kids riding their bikes 3,000 miles across America made a stop in Columbia Monday. 

    The Ride2Freedom cyclists will ride their bikes to the Boone County Courthouse for a rally, and will then ride their bikes to Stephens Lake Park for a picnic.

    Ride2Freedom (More)

  • Officers find home damaged by shots fired

    Officers find home damaged by shots fired

    Posted 7:37 PM 6/28/2015 by Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - Officers found a home damaged by gunfire while investigating multiple shots fired reports Sunday.

    Columbia Police Department said their preliminary investigation has revealed shots were fired from a vehicle occupied by multiple males outside the home. Some of the shots (More)

  • Man drowns while launching boat

    Man drowns while launching boat

    Posted 7:05 PM 6/28/2015 by The Associated Press

    LA GRANGE (AP) - Authorities say a 23-year-old man drowned while launching a boat at Wakonda State Park.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victim as Richie L. Armour of the Missouri town of New London. The patrol says he drowned Saturday when he swam into Wakonda Lake to recover a boat that had come of its trailer and floated off.

    The Lewis County coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.

     

  • Boonville heritage festival brings together the community

    Posted 2:53 PM 6/28/2015 by Hanna Yates, KOMU 8 Reporter

    BOONVILLE - A heritage festival is bringing together people of different backgrounds from the community.

    The Boonville Area Chamber of Commerce worked with many community volunteers to put on the Boonville Heritage Days Festival Thursday through Sunday. 

    The festival consisted (More)

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