• 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)

  • 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)

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  • 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)

  • St.Louis County officer retires amid video controversy

    St.Louis County officer retires amid video controversy

    Posted 2:13 PM 8/30/2014 by Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Police say a suspended St. Louis County officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has retired amid a review of 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and makes incendiary comments about religion and U.S. political leaders.

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  • Procession for New Bloomfield police officer leaves for St. Louis

    Procession for New Bloomfield police officer leaves for St. Louis

    Posted 1:41 PM 8/30/2014 by Amanda Weston, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The funeral procession for New Bloomfield police officer Michael Tufts left for St. Louis Saturday.

    Tufts died August 23 after 20 months in a coma. He was injured in a 2012 drunk driving accident when then 20-year-old Spencer Gordan hit Tufts on Providence Road while he was off (More)

  • Motorcycle rally rattles nerves in KC suburb

    Motorcycle rally rattles nerves in KC suburb

    Posted 1:05 PM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    GRAIN VALLEY (AP) - A Labor Day weekend rally of what the government calls an outlaw motorcycle gang has some suburban Kansas City residents and law enforcement officers a little on edge, but one of the motorcycle group's local leaders says those fears are overblown.The Kansas City Star (More)

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  • Food banks teams up with MU to "sack hunger"

    Food banks teams up with MU to "sack hunger"

    Posted 12:36 PM 8/30/2014 by Alyssa Casares, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will collect donations outside of the stadium Saturday as part of its annual "Sack Hunger" event.

    The University of Missouri teamed up with the food bank to give the community an opportunity to donate non-perishable (More)

  • New taxi stand policy for Missouri football games

    New taxi stand policy for Missouri football games

    Posted 11:32 AM 8/30/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA- MU officials implemented a new taxi stand policy Saturday for Missouri football games. The policy requires all taxis to drop off and pick up on Champions Drive near the Lot G entrance.

    MU officials say they hope the new policy will help alleviate traffic around the stadium.

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  • Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Missouri ballot features teacher evaluation change

    Posted 8:19 AM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri voters are likely to hear a lot about good teachers and local control in the coming months.

    Public education groups are gearing up for a big battle with prominent political donor Rex Sinquefield over a proposed constitutional amendment changing teacher (More)

  • Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Missouri seeks disaster declaration for Ferguson

    Posted 8:13 AM 8/30/2014 by The Associated Press

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has asked federal officials to issue an economic-injury disaster declaration in St. Louis County so that businesses can get aid following looting in Ferguson.

    Nixon said he submitted a formal request Friday to the U.S. Small Business (More)

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