• Missouri judge denies injunction in mail-in ballot case Posted on 12 July 2020 at 2:14pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A judge rejected Friday a motion that that would have immediately made it easier for Missourians to vote with a mail-in ballot during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports Cole County Judge Jon Beetem denied the motion for a preliminary injunction sought by the Missouri NAACP and the League of Women Voters.

  • Kansas City strips marijuana possession from its city code Posted on 12 July 2020 at 12:43pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Kansas City will no longer punish people for marijuana possession, effectively decriminalizing it throughout much of the city.

    The Kansas City Star reports that city council members voted Thursday to strip the crime from the city code. Users can still be charged for possession by county prosecutors who still pursue those cases.

  • Police investigating Missouri burglary find woman's body Posted on 12 July 2020 at 12:04pm

    CREVE COEUR (AP) — Police investigating a weekend burglary in a St. Louis suburb found a dead woman at the scene.

    Authorities say the woman's body was found by officers around 11:15 a.m. Saturday in an apartment in Creve Coeur, Missouri.

  • Education secretary won't say if schools should listen to CDC guidelines on reopening Posted on 12 July 2020 at 11:24am

     (CNN) -- Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Sunday refused to say whether schools should follow guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on reopening, saying those guidelines are meant to be "flexible."

    "The CDC guidelines are just that, meant to be flexible and meant to be applied as appropriate for the situation," DeVos told CNN's Dana Bash on "State of the Union."

  • Seven adults and one child displaced after Jefferson City fire Posted on 12 July 2020 at 10:51am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Eight people are displaced after a structure fire broke out in Jefferson City on Saturday, according to a news release.

    Jefferson City Fire Department responded to the building on the 1200 block of East Dunklin St. at 12:46 p.m.

  • It's Trump's call on what the GOP convention will look like Posted on 12 July 2020 at 10:28am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the Republican National Convention won't be the four-night infomercial for his reelection that he'd anticipated.

    Already the late August event has moved from North Carolina to Florida, and now coronavirus cases are spiking and there's an economic recession.

  • Columbia group renews push for roll cart waste pick-up Posted on 11 July 2020 at 8:07pm

    COLUMBIA - A group of Columbia solid waste customers are pushing for roll carts to replace the current system.

    It comes after the city announced last week it suspended curbside recycling pick-up indefinitely while they continually struggle with a shortage of commercial drivers.

  • Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: Boone County reports highest case increase yet 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.”