• Police: Woman held captive in box faced death threats, rape

    Posted 2:15 PM 5/4/2015 by Bailey Harbit, KOMU 8 Reporter

    SEDALIA - Pettis County prosecutors charged James B. Horn, Jr. Monday with several charges following accusations Friday he held his 22-year-old girlfriend captive in a wooden box since January.

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  • Weekly Wellness: Allergies 101

    Posted 1:50 PM 5/4/2015 by Amanda Barnes, KOMU 8 Wellness Coach

    COLUMBIA - Sneezing. Coughing. Red eyes. It's miserable. Allergy season. So many of my clients are affected by seasonal allergies. It can wreak havoc on your lives - and on your ability to exercise. When you feel lousy, it's difficult to want to do anything but lie around (sometimes with a cold (More)

  • Local organization working to help teens get back on track

    Posted 12:33 PM 5/4/2015 by Patrick McGovern, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Young students looking to get their GED and better their future spent the day in a classroom Monday morning.  Opportunities for anyone ages 18 to 24 are available in the YouthBuild program by Job Point, which gives individuals an education and work experience.

    Participants (More)

  • Golf tournament raises $40,000 for Harrisburg child abuse shelter

    Posted 12:07 PM 5/4/2015 by Taylor Esler, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - A golf tournament is expected to raise $50,000 Monday for Coyote Hill, a shelter for victims of child abuse in Harrisburg.

    So far, the BMW sponsored tournament at the Country Club of Missouri has raised $40,000 with 31 teams (More)

  • Southeast Missouri boy hospitalized after being shot in leg

    Southeast Missouri boy hospitalized after being shot in leg

    Posted 11:45 AM 5/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    SENATH (AP) - Authorities in southeastern Missouri's Dunklin County are investigating a weekend shooting that wounded a 4-year-old boy.

    Sheriff Bob Holder said the boy was shot in the leg Saturday afternoon near the 1,700-resident town of Senath.

    Holder said the boy was initially (More)

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  • St. Joseph school superintendent resigns

    St. Joseph school superintendent resigns

    Posted 11:32 AM 5/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) - Months after a highly critical audit of the St. Joseph school district, superintendent Fred Czerwonka has resigned.

    Czerwonka resigned Friday night. His attorney delivered a letter to the board over the weekend.

    The News-Press reported the board was scheduled to (More)

  • Trial delayed in Ryan Ferguson civil case against CPD, prosecutor

    Trial delayed in Ryan Ferguson civil case against CPD, prosecutor

    Posted 10:58 AM 5/4/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The trial for Ryan Ferguson's civil lawsuit filed against several Columbia Police Detectives and a former Boone County Prosecutor which was originally scheduled for Monday, has been delayed.

    Ferguson spent nearly 10 years in prison for the 2001 murder of Columbia Daily Tribune (More)

  • Center to bring awareness to melanoma

    Posted 10:33 AM 5/4/2015 by Melody Myers, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and in 2015 it's expected that almost 74,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma. Data shows the number of melanoma diagnoses have increased over the past 30 years. Almost 25 percent of those diagnoses are of people 45 years old and younger.

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  • Police investigate shots fired on Greensboro and Bodie Drives

    Police investigate shots fired on Greensboro and Bodie Drives

    Posted 9:37 AM 5/4/2015 by Genevieve Reaume, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department was dispatched to the 1500 block of Bodie Drive early Monday morning to investigate gunshots heard.

    Police said witnesses heard several shots just before 2 a.m. and saw a dark colored van driving away from the area.

    Officers found several (More)

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  • Ferguson to pay attorney more than $1,300 an hour to pursue reforms

    Ferguson to pay attorney more than $1,300 an hour to pursue reforms

    Posted 9:16 AM 5/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    FERGUSON (AP) - Ferguson is paying an attorney more than $1,300 an hour to help the St. Louis suburb negotiate and possibly litigate reforms demanded by the Justice Department since Michael Brown's shooting death last summer.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the Ferguson City (More)

  • Northwest Missouri school district loses buses in fire

    Northwest Missouri school district loses buses in fire

    Posted 8:34 AM 5/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    CHILLICOTHE (AP) - A fire at a bus barn destroyed eight buses, leaving a northwest Missouri school district scrambling to get its students to school.

    The fire was reported Sunday night at a barn holding buses for the Chillicothe school district.

    Fire Chief Darrell Wright said a (More)

  • City Council to discuss adding sales tax measure to August ballot

    Posted 8:01 AM 5/4/2015 by Phil Bergman, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City Council will discuss adding a measure to the August 4 special election ballot at its meeting Monday night.

    The council will consider an ordinance to renew the city's one-quarter of 1 percent capital improvement sales tax for the next 10 years. The sales tax will help (More)

  • Man stuck in collapsed trench rescued in St. Louis

    Man stuck in collapsed trench rescued in St. Louis

    Posted 6:07 AM 5/4/2015 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man has been rescued after being stuck in an 18-foot-deep trench in St. Louis.

    Firefighters said a trench behind a home where a crew of three was working collapsed Sunday evening. Two people managed to escape, but a 36-year-old man was trapped with dirt up to his neck (More)

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