• Poverty in plain sight: Transportation issues create stress

    Posted 7:25 AM 10/22/2014 by Megan Judy, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA - One of the poor's greatest stresses is transportation.

    Around 450 Boone County residents are enrolled in the Missouri Work Assistance Program, which is an offshoot from a federal program.

    If the enrollees put in the appropriate amount of state-mandated hours in class (More)

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  • Columbia sees increase in commercial business developments

    Posted 7:21 AM 10/22/2014 by Arial Ruffin, KOMU 8 reporter

    COLUMBIA - After the emergence of more than five new commercial business in Columbia, including Moe's Southwest Grill on Oct. 23, the city recognizes an increase in business developments within the past 10 years. 

    Uber, H&M, Charming Charlie's, Wendy's and Moe's are a few of the (More)

  • Election forum attracts large Columbia crowd

    Posted 10:46 PM 10/21/2014 by Shale Remien, KOMU 8 Reporter & Kaileen Gaul, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Public Library "Friends Room" was anything but quiet as a panel of state representative candidates debated and discussed concerns there Wednesday evening.

    Rep. Caleb Rowden (R-Mo.), Rep. John Wright (D-Mo.) and candidates Tom Pauley and Chuck Basye sat on a panel to (More)

  • Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    Posted 10:45 PM 10/21/2014 by The Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Hunter Pence most definitely found the right place.

    A day after saying he hadn't been sure until this year that the Royals played in Missouri rather than Kansas, Pence jolted Kauffman Stadium with a two-run, first-inning homer that quieted the crowd and sparked the San (More)

  • Negro Leagues Baseball Museum could shine during World Series

    Posted 8:09 AM 10/21/2014 by Tyler Greever, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - Starting Tuesday, the national spotlight will shine on Kansas City baseball for the first time in nearly three decades.

    What could be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the coverage is the city's deep Negro Leagues heritage.

    "Kansas City is the birthplace of the Negro (More)

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  • Uninsured struggle to find healthcare options

    Posted 3:17 PM 10/16/2014 by Brittany Pieper, KOMU 8 Anchor

    COLUMBIA - Natia Dennis works hard to take care of her family at home and the elderly at the nursing home where she works as a full time Certified Nursing Assistant. Insurance is offered through her job, but she says supporting a family of four on about $1,200 a month means she can't afford (More)

  • Businesses compare preparation for Royals v. Cardinal games

    Posted 7:32 PM 10/21/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - Business managers say they know how to prepare for big games involving the St. Louis Cardinals but are unsure what preparation should like for Kansas City Royals games, as the World Series kicks off Tuesday. 

    One business owner said during the regular season he was able to (More)

  • Jefferson City officials reviewing need in city departments

    Posted 7:05 PM 10/21/2014 by Shay McAlister, KOMU 8 Reporter

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City administrator is reviewing staffing levels in different city departments to decide where specific money included in the 2015 budget will be spent. The Jefferson City Council passed the budget Monday night and included about $232,000 for department staffing and (More)

  • Royals hope World Series adds to city's history

    Posted 6:42 PM 10/21/2014 by Creighton Hayes, KOMU 8 Reporter

    KANSAS CITY - The Royals have called Kansas City home since 1969, but before the Royals, there was Municipal Stadium. 

    Built in 1923 Municipal Stadium, originally named Muehlebach Field, hosted all of Kansas City's sports teams. The Kansas City Monarchs of the Negro League were first (More)

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  • Viewer pick BBQ joint welcomes Royals fans

    Posted 4:52 PM 10/21/2014 by Hanna Battah, KOMU 8 Reporter and Jenna Middaugh, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

    KANSAS CITY - We asked viewers on our Facebook page what their favorite Kansas City barbeque place was, and Oklahoma Joe's came away the big winner.

    The barbecue joint opened its doors Tuesday morning to a pack of hungry baseball fans eager to indulge in Kansas City-style barbecue.

  • Candlelight vigil held for MU student's death

    Posted 4:28 PM 10/21/2014 by KOMU 8 Reporter, Sara Pang

    COLUMBIA - Over 100 students gathered to mourn the loss of a 20-year-old MU student at the Sigma Pi fraternity house. Voices of the brothers at the Sigma Pi fraternity house could be heard as they sang a song for the deceased, Chris Nicklow. It was a song that the brothers wrote for him. The (More)

  • UM System Board of Curators approves sales of revenue bonds

    Posted 4:25 PM 10/21/2014 by Sara Pang, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - The UM Board of Curators unanimously voted on the sale of the UM system facilities revenue bonds of over $255 million.

    Tuesday's voting approved $150 million of the $255 million of the system's revenue bonds. The System Facilities Revenue Bonds will be used to fund (More)

  • CPS superintendent speaks on the role of parents in education

    Posted 3:38 PM 10/21/2014 by Eduardo Gonzalez, KOMU 8 Reporter

    COLUMBIA - While many parents may think they already know what role they should play in their child's education, Columbia Public School's superintendent spoke Tuesday on what he thinks the role should be. 

    Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said families affect the academic development (More)

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