Posted: May 25, 2014 6:27 PM by Amanda LaBrot, KOMU 8 Reporter
Updated: May 26, 2014 8:10 PM
COLUMBIA - This is the last week to view pieces from some Columbia artists. The PS Gallery wraps up its spring exhibit on May 31 to prepare for a new summer show.
"We're switching out shows every two months. So it's a little more frequently," said event coordinator and sponsorship director Amy Wittman. "It kind of gives us an opportunity to feature more artists and get more people in the door."
The current exhibit features three local artists, including work PS Gallery owner and curator Joel Sager, and two other mid-western artists. This summer, the gallery will include art across five different mediums by artists from five states.
"We definitely have artists from all over the country as well," said Wittman. "They submit work, we consider it and then decide who's going to be in the show."
As far as customers she sees in the summer, Wittman said gallery business fluctuates "as Columbia businesses do." There are fewer students in town but more foot traffic throughout downtown. Wittman said the gallery wants to be available for the public to view art but reminds gallery-goers that everything is for sale.
"Some people walk in and think it's a museum, but of course we're a functioning business," Wittman said. "We also have corporate sponsors to help us sustain our business."
The summer exhibit runs June 3 through July 26. A public reception is scheduled for June 14 at the gallery on East Walnut Street. Attendees will have the opportunity to see the exhibit and meet some of the artists.
Posted 2:08 PM 11/26/2015 by Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Reporter and Nicole Cooke, Sedalia Democrat Reporter
COLUMBIA - A fire in Sedalia gutted two homes and others were burning Thursday at Fourth Street near Missouri Avenue. Dramatic pictures and video from the scene show flames and heavy smoke.
Sedalia Democrat reporter Nicole Cooke said no one was hurt.
Posted 1:55 PM 11/26/2015 by Kolbie Satterfield, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – An expected 650 people were fed a full Thanksgiving meal today thanks to the annual “Everybody Eats” program.
There were 59 turkeys and 11 hams prepared the day before Thanksgiving to feed the crowd, head chef Bill Sullivan said.
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Posted 12:09 PM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Springfield police said an officer shot and killed a man during a struggle over the officer's gun.
Police on Thursday identified the man who was killed as 23-year-old Magnum E. Phillips, of Springfield. Police said in a news release that the shooting happened (More)
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Posted 10:31 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Arrests for drunken boating on Missouri waterways have fallen by 63 percent since the Missouri State Water Patrol merged with the Highway Patrol.
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Posted 10:22 AM 11/26/2015 by Annisa Budiman, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - As people are preparing for their Thanksgiving feast, shoppers are planning to get the best deals for Black Friday. Many stores are again starting Black Friday sales early on Thursday this year.
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Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
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Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
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Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Sgt. Jason Pace, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, identified the woman killed Wednesday afternoon as Somer Brook Speer, of Ozark. She also is a bondwoman (More)