• Central Pantry reduces service hours Posted on 3 August 2020 at 5:54pm

    COLUMBIA - Central Pantry, which serves Boone County residents, is reducing its hours in order to continue serving people in its drive-thru.

    According to a news release from the Central Pantry, the new hours will be:

  • 13 Cardinals staff, players, test positive for COVID-19 ; series delayed Posted on 3 August 2020 at 4:58pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Seven St. Louis Cardinals players and six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, causing Major League Baseball to postpone the team’s four-game series at Detroit.

    The series was to have been played at Comerica Park from Tuesday through Thursday. St. Louis has been in quarantine since Thursday in Milwaukee, where the Cardinals’ series last weekend was postponed, and the team is being tested daily.

  • Columbia's Heritage Festival canceled Posted on 3 August 2020 at 3:29pm

    COLUMBIA — The Columbia Parks and Recreation department has canceled the Heritage Festival and Craft Show, according to a news release from the department. 

    According to the release, the Heritage Festival was set to take place Sept. 19 and 20 at Nifong Park. The Columbia Parks and Recreation department made the decision in order to protect visitors, vendors and volunteers, according to the release.

  • Monday COVID-19 Coverage: 52,887 cases confirmed in Missouri Posted on 3 August 2020 at 3:06pm

    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. 

  • Columbia City Manager authorizes COVID-19 aid Posted on 3 August 2020 at 3:00pm

    COLUMBIA - City Manager John Glascock finalized an authorization of an ordinance to bring almost $1.8 million dollars to Boone County and Columbia from the federal coronavirus relief bill commonly referred to as the CARES act. 

    The agreement was discussed Monday night at Columbia’s City Council meeting. It gives funding to Boone County/ Columbia Public Health and Human Services.

  • Beef prices begin to rise as beef processing plants open again Posted on 3 August 2020 at 3:00pm

    COLUMBIA - Beef prices are slowly recovering after a dip from when beef processing plants were closed due to COVD-19, according to Missouri’s Beef Council executive director, Mark Russell. 

    It may seem backwards to raise prices when there's more product, but according to Russell, this is because packaging plants have to catch back up due to such a large backlog. 

  • CPS parents plan to rally against in-person classes, CPS Board plans to address parents concerns Posted on 4 August 2020 at 5:45am

    COLUMBIA - As school is set to resume in a few weeks, some parents are concerned with the safety of sending kids back to in-person classes. Columbia Public School parents and families are rallying in front of the CPS administration building Tuesday afternoon to voice their thoughts on in-person classes. 

    The "Not Until It's Safe Rally" is presenting a list of demands to CPS administrators before the special board meeting at 4:30 p.m. The formal meeting will discuss more detailed re-opening plans for Columbia Public Schools as well as addressing some parent and community concerns. 

  • August 4 Primary Results Posted on 3 August 2020 at 12:22pm

    COLUMBIA - Here are the results for the August 4 primary races from around mid-Missouri, including relevant state office:

    *Race winners indicated in bold.

  • No social distancing in sight at massive concert at Lake of the Ozarks Posted on 3 August 2020 at 9:45am

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KMOV) -- The Lake of the Ozarks is trending again for the wrong reasons.

    Since Memorial Day weekend, the Ozarks has captured national attention with events packed with people not social distancing during the pandemic.

  • Food 4 Kids summer feeding program restarts Monday Posted on 2 August 2020 at 6:24pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - As summer school ends in the capital city, United Way of Central Missouri starts its Food 4 Kids program.

    The program provides lunches for students who attend the Jefferson City Public School District. The district continued giving out lunch even after COVID-19 ended the school year early, but as they prepare to go back to school they couldn't continue to do so.