• B-2 stealth bomber to fly over Arrowhead Posted on 16 January 2020 at 9:43am

    WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE - A B-2 Stealth Bomber, supported by Team Whiteman’s maintenance Airmen and a ground crew of pilots, will fly over Sunday's AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium at 2:05 p.m.

    The bomber is operated by the 509th and 131st Bomb Wings at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, 45 miles east of Kansas City. The base described it in a press release as "America’s premier strategic stealth bomber and one of the world’s most advanced aircraft."

  • Man sentenced to 4 years in prison in Missouri bank heist Posted on 16 January 2020 at 9:06am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for robbing a St. Louis County bank.

    The U.S. attorney's office says 57-year-old Mitchell Finley was sentenced Wednesday for the heist and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

  • Democrats not happy with Parson's State of the State Address Posted on 15 January 2020 at 9:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- Missouri Democrats disagreed with parts of Governor Parson's State of the State Address this afternoon. 

    Democrats held a news conference in the house lounge immediately following the speech.

  • Governor Parson touts success, accomplishments in State-of-the-State address Posted on 15 January 2020 at 7:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- For the second time as governor, Mike Parson went before state lawmakers Wednesday afternoon to deliver the annual State of the State address. 

    "Even though it was a challenging time, it was also an opportunity to do things differently, to tackle tough problems, and propose bold solutions," Parson said. "That is why I am confident telling you today that the state of our state is strong ... and by working together, we will be ready for an even better future."

  • Columbia police seek help in identifying fraud suspects Posted on 15 January 2020 at 6:56pm

    COLUMBIA— Columbia police are asking for help in identifying these two people in a fraud case. 

    If you recognize either person, please contact the department at 573-874-7652 or CrimeStoppers at 573-875-TIPS to remain anonymous. 

  • Update: New Franklin police chief to step down Posted on 16 January 2020 at 3:14pm

    NEW FRANKLIN — In a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon, New Franklin police chief Mike Wise announced plans to step down. 

    In the post, he mentioned the city's financial state. 

  • STORM MODE UPDATE: Freezing Rain to Transition to Rain as Temps Warm Above Freezing [embedded content] Posted on 17 January 2020 at 5:46pm

    MID-MISSOURI - Another week in January, and another winter storm. This time around it will likely all happen in one day, on Friday January 17, 2020. Please stay tuned and keep checking back for updates.

    The KOMU 8 First Alert Weather Team is in Storm Mode 4 on our zero to five scale for Friday. This is because we expect this winter storm to create hazardous travel, mainly due to the enhanced ice potential. 

  • Missouri governor pitches plan to address violent crime Posted on 15 January 2020 at 5:22pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is reaffirming his support for gun rights.

    Parson in his Wednesday State of the State address called on lawmakers to increase mental health resources, toughen laws against violent crime and ramp up witness protection to address violence in the state's biggest cities.

  • Task Force 1 specialist deploys to Puerto Rico after earthquakes Posted on 15 January 2020 at 5:07pm

    BOONE COUNTY - Task Force 1 has deployed one member to Puerto Rico in response to recent earthquakes.

    The Structures Specialist arrived in Puerto Rico late Tuesday night and will be deployed for an unknown length of time. He will be working with local agencies as requested and assist with damage assessments in affected areas.

  • Columbia and Jefferson City Salvation Army fall short on their campaign goal Posted on 15 January 2020 at 4:27pm

    COLUMBIA — With the holiday season coming to an end, the Christmas Campaign for the Salvation Army of Jefferson City and the Salvation Army of Columbia is also ending. But, both of their campaign goals are falling short by a significant amount.

    Salvation Army Major Jack Holloway said they are $84,000 short of their $408,000 goal.