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UPDATE: Columbia Fire Department confirms fatality of overnight fire

UPDATE: Columbia Fire Department confirms fatality of overnight fire

Posted 6:36 AM 1/18/2019 by KOMU 8 Digital Staff

COLUMBIA - An individual has been pronounced dead after a house fire Thursday night at 1203 Lakeview Avenue.

Firefighters and police officers could be seen surrounding a house on Lakeview Ave. early Friday morning. Officers appeared to be searching the ground with flashlights as (More)

1/16/2019

UPDATE: Weekend winter weather forecast with high confidence

UPDATE: Weekend winter weather forecast with high confidence

Posted 9:31 PM 1/17/2019 by Kenton Gewecke, KOMU 8 Chief Meteorologist, Meteorologist Tim Schmidt & Matt Beckwith

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COLUMBIA - Our confidence is now high in most aspects of this winter weather system. Winds creating blizzard-like conditions and the potential for freezing roads are the main issues. Accumulation (More)

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CPD looking into homicide's possible connection to Ahmonta Harris death

CPD looking into homicide's possible connection to Ahmonta Harris death

Posted 4:13 AM 1/18/2019 by Ryan Takeo, KOMU 8 Managing Editor

COLUMBIA – The Columbia Police Department acknowledged Thursday that the homicide may be connected to an early morning homicide in north Columbia and the death of Ahmonta Harris.

Police said they responded to a shots fired call Thursday morning and found 20-year-old Deonte Gainwell (More)

1/16/2019

Friends of man killed on Sarazen Drive say he died a hero

Friends of man killed on Sarazen Drive say he died a hero

Posted 10:11 AM 1/17/2019 by Tara Lang, KOMU 8 News Reporter

COLUMBIA - The friend of a man killed on Sarazen Drive over the weekend says investigators told him John Albers died trying to protect a woman.

“J.R. got killed trying to keep people from doing something stupid,” Josh Swindell said. 

Albers, 38, was shot in his home (More)

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Heart of Missouri steps up to help furloughed federal workers

Heart of Missouri steps up to help furloughed federal workers

Posted 11:10 AM 1/17/2019 by Daniel Perreault, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA – As the partial government shutdown continues in Washington, Heart of Missouri United Way is stepping up to help federal workers affected by the shutdown.

According to the (More)

1/16/2019

Is your roof safe from the snow? Expert says to be aware

Is your roof safe from the snow? Expert says to be aware

Posted 9:22 PM 1/16/2019 by Tana Kelley, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA – An expert warns that two snow events, one after the other, may affect your roof.

Although city code requires residences to have a ground snow load of 20 pounds per square foot, Cody Dailey, Vice President of Structures at McClure Engineering Co., said this next snow event (More)

1/15/2019

Woman charged in Darnell Gray death pleads not guilty

Woman charged in Darnell Gray death pleads not guilty

Posted 4:32 PM 1/15/2019 by Tara Lang, KOMU 8 News Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY- The woman accused of killing 4-year-old Darnell Gray waived the formal reading on her arraignment on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty. 

Prosecutors charged Quatavia Givens with first-degree child abuse resulting in the death of a child. She was arrested Oct. (More)...

1/14/2019

Suspect identified, victim identified in Boone County homicide

Suspect identified, victim identified in Boone County homicide

Posted 2:27 PM 1/15/2019 by Blake Sammann and Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producers, and Tara Lang, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department released the identity of the man who died in a Sunday shooting on Sarazen Drive.

The victim was 38-year-old John Albers, who deputies said lived at the home.

They are still looking for the suspect in the case, identified Tuesday as (More)

1/15/2019

McCaskill steps into new role as TV political analyst

McCaskill steps into new role as TV political analyst

Posted 4:52 AM 1/17/2019 by Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS - Former Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill began her first job Tuesday since being defeated by Republican Josh Hawley in November. 

In a press release, McCaskill announced she has joined NBC News and MSNBC to be a political analyst. According to the release, she (More)

1/14/2019

Weekend power outages bring reminder of concerns about lineworkers' pay

Weekend power outages bring reminder of concerns about lineworkers' pay

Posted 6:18 PM 1/14/2019 by Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The power outages people experienced over the weekend demonstrates Columbia's "luck has run out" when it comes to a reported shortage of lineworkers, according to the author of a report.

Jim Windsor, the retired assistant director of utilities, released a December report that (More)

1/15/2019

Government shutdown pushes early deadline for February SNAP program benefits

Government shutdown pushes early deadline for February SNAP program benefits

Posted 3:34 PM 1/15/2019 by Natalie Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - The government shutdown is causing those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamp program, to apply by 11:59 AM January 15th for their February benefits, or risk not getting them at all.

In (More)

1/14/2019

Columbia woman splits big lottery prize

Columbia woman splits big lottery prize

Posted 2:46 PM 1/14/2019 by Isabel Lohman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

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