• 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)

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  • 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)

  • Carl Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

    Carl Edwards to drive for Joe Gibbs Racing in 2015

    Posted 9:34 AM 8/19/2014 by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer

    COLUMBIA - Carl Edwards will be switching teams and driving for Joe Gibbs Racing starting in 2015 as the organization's fourth full-time Sprint Cup Series member. NASCAR made the announcement on Tuesday that Edwards will drive the No. 19 Toyota next season which will be sponsored by ARRIS for 17 (More)

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  • Columbia City Council OKs American Campus Communities project

    Columbia City Council OKs American Campus Communities project

    Posted 8:53 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA (AP) - The Columbia City Council has approved a company's proposal to build a downtown student apartment complex.

    The council members voted Monday night to approve a development agreement with student housing developer American Campus Communities.

    The company will build a (More)

  • Two fatal accidents happen within 10 miles on I-70

    Two fatal accidents happen within 10 miles on I-70

    Posted 8:26 AM 8/19/2014 by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    COOPER COUNTY - A second accident on Interstate 70 Monday afternoon left a 21-year-old woman dead, just hours after a fatal accident involving two semi-trucks happened ten miles away.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Taylor Wilson of High Ridge was driving a Volkswagen Beetle and (More)

  • EPA launches criminal probe into Tyson discharge

    EPA launches criminal probe into Tyson discharge

    Posted 8:12 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    MONETT (AP) - Tyson Foods is the subject of a federal criminal investigation of its role in the discharge of a food supplement into a southwest Missouri town's wastewater treatment plant.

    The Joplin (More)

  • Coach Gary Pinkel previews football season at charity event

    Posted 7:16 AM 8/19/2014 by Shannon O'Brien, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - With 11 days left before MUs first football game of the season, the Tigers' head coach, Gary Pinkel, and other Mizzou fans will gather at the Mizzou Arena Concourse Tuesday night from 5 to 7:30 for a special event.

    The event is a fundraiser benefiting the Big Brothers and Big (More)

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  • Man pleads guilty in case of Tre'veon Marshall death

    Man pleads guilty in case of Tre'veon Marshall death

    Posted 7:21 PM 8/18/2014 by Shannon Shaver, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

    COLUMBIA - A week before the start of his trial, Joshua Murray pleaded guilty to assault in the first degree in connection to last summer's killing of Tre'veon Marshall. 

    Columbia police officers found Marshall dead in McKee Park on July 14, 2013. Murray was one of three charged in (More)

  • Two districts will admit previous transfer students

    Two districts will admit previous transfer students

    Posted 6:32 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - Two St. Louis-area school districts say they will admit previous transfer students from the Normandy school district.

    The Ritenour and Pattonville school districts said Monday that they will admit transfer students who applied to return for this school year.

    The St. (More)

  • Columbia holds first orientation for city bow hunting

    Posted 5:47 AM 8/19/2014 by Tyler Castner, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia will hold the first of three orientation and registration sessions Tuesday for residents interested in deer hunting on designated city properties during bow season. As part of the city's deer management program, licensed hunters with a valid permit will be able to (More)

  • Police identify child run over by relative

    Police identify child run over by relative

    Posted 5:43 AM 8/19/2014 by The Associated Press

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Springfield police have identified a 1-year-old boy who died after being run over by a vehicle during the weekend.

    Police say Michael R. Hudson died Sunday when he was run over in the backyard of the home of his aunt, 36-year-old Nancy Williams.

    Police say in a (More)

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