• Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: state totals continue to increase Posted on 11 July 2020 at 11:24am

    As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

    You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases county by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county. 

  • Director says medical marijuana could be in dispensaries this fall Posted on 11 July 2020 at 11:17am

    COLUMBIA - Medical marijuana could be available in dispensaries this fall, now that two cultivation facilities passed inspection and have been certified to begin growing plants in Missouri.

    One cultivation facility near St. Louis and another in Perryville were allowed to legally plant crops in mid-June, the first businesses in the state to gain official approval.

  • Kansas City official calls to remove more racist monuments Posted on 11 July 2020 at 11:00am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City councilwoman is calling for a plan to remove monuments and rename streets that honor figures who were slaveholders or racists.

    The Kansas City Star reported that councilwoman Melissa Robinson of the 3rd District introduced a legislation that would establish a 12-member commission to research and make recommendations to the City Council for removal of monuments of those “that held slaves, promoted racism or participated in the oppression and dehumanization of others.”

  • McCloskeys served with search warrant, police take rifle shown in viral pictures Posted on 11 July 2020 at 10:49am

    ST. LOUIS — KSDK News 5 On Your Side has learned St. Louis police officers executed a search warrant Friday evening at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the Central West end couple who confronted protesters with weapons in June.

    Sources told 5 On Your Side that police seized one of the weapons, the rifle, from the couple and they told police their attorney has the pistol seen in photos.

  • Asymptomatic nursing home employee tests positive for COVID-19 Posted on 10 July 2020 at 10:40pm

    MARSHALL - An employee of The Living Center at Fitzgibbon Hospital tested positive for COVID-19 after showing no signs of the virus. 

    The Living Center staff and residents were tested for the virus on Monday night and all results came back negative. All residents are quarantined and outside visitation is put on hold until further testing is taken.

  • Columbia mask ordinance goes into effect Posted on 10 July 2020 at 7:48pm

    COLUMBIA -- The 90-day mask ordinance passed by Columbia’s City Council went into effect at 5 p.m. on Friday. The ordinance requires everyone over 10-years-old to wear a mask 

  • Locals react to curbside recycling changes Posted on 10 July 2020 at 7:13pm

    COLUMBIA - The City announced eleven drop-off recycling locations after it put curbside recycling on hold until further notice Wednesday. One recycling collector for the Columbia Public Works Department said this has already made his job harder.

    "It's going to take extra people," Arthur Thomas said. "But we don't really have extra people."

  • Businesses adapting to Columbia mask ordinance Posted on 10 July 2020 at 6:35pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's mask ordinance officially went into place at 5 p.m. on Friday, but many businesses in the city were preparing much earlier than that.

    Jerry Rowden, owner of Jerry's Instrument Shop in Columbia, has a bowl and sign set out when customers walk in. In the bowl were free masks and hand sanitizer.

  • Local recreation sports leagues enact safety changes Posted on 10 July 2020 at 5:36pm

    COLUMBIA — Summer sport leagues in Columbia have been trying to keep athletes safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Mid-Missouri Kickball is an adult kickball league that started in 2017. Their spring season was cancelled due to the pandemic, but they're preparing for the summer season starting on Sunday.

  • Randolph Co. Sheriff's Department employee fired for body camera video leak Posted on 10 July 2020 at 4:49pm

    HUNTSVILLE - An employee at the Randolph County Sheriff's Department was fired after body camera video was released to a civilian and later posted online.

    According to a news release from Sheriff Mark Nichols, the video shows a person making a harassment complaint against a sheriff's department employee. That person later retracted the complaint, Nichols said.