• Democrats to choose challenger for Eric Schmitt in AG race Posted on 1 August 2020 at 1:57pm

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A former assistant state attorney general and a former federal prosecutor are vying in Tuesday's Democratic primary for a chance to take on GOP incumbent Attorney General Eric Schmitt in the general election.

    The Democratic candidates are 32-year-old Elad Gross and 36-year-old Rich Finneran. Gross served under former Attorney General Chris Koster and led an effort to determine who bankrolled former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' nonprofit group.

  • One dead, two injured after shots fired at house party [embedded content] Posted on 1 August 2020 at 1:00pm

    WARRENSBURG - One woman is dead and two people are injured after a shooting in Warrensburg Saturday morning.

  • Quincy, Ill. police arrest one suspect in deadly Mexico home invasion Posted on 1 August 2020 at 11:58am

    QUINCY, Ill. - One suspect in a deadly Audrain County home invasion was arrested Friday night.

    Quincy Police said Saturday morning Deyton Fisher, 22, of Mexico, Missouri, is in custody on charges of second degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon and burglary.

  • Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: Boone County reports 61 new cases [embedded content] Posted on 1 August 2020 at 10:13am

    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. 

  • Missing Columbia resident last seen last Saturday Posted on 1 August 2020 at 1:15am

    COLUMBIA - 58-year-old Columbia resident Clayton Jacobs has been reported missing after he was last seen by his neighbors on Saturday, July 25 leaving his apartment on E Forest Avenue. 

    Jacobs was described as leaving distraught as he drove away on his white Honda Moped with a red seat. Jacobs left without any personal belongings including his wallet and phone. 

  • CPS to have prepackaged school supplies Posted on 31 July 2020 at 8:43pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools have mandated that their elementary schools will have prepackaged school supplies.

    The school supplies will be $27 and have all the items needed for children who are going to be participating in in-class learning. 

  • Local sports bars unsure of future after SEC announcement Posted on 31 July 2020 at 6:45pm

    COLUMBIA — On Thursday, the Southeastern Conference announced that all participating schools football teams would play a 10 game conference-only schedule.

    Some local sports bars worry what that might mean for business. 

  • Douglass High School graduates walk the stage Friday morning Posted on 31 July 2020 at 6:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Graduation ceremonies continued Friday for Columbia Public School  seniors, this time with Douglass High School.

    "I had to wait two months to get my diploma," Ravae Walker said. "That took forever, but that's alright."

  • Osage Beach police pursuit ends with driver jumping into lake Posted on 31 July 2020 at 5:55pm

    OSAGE BEACH — The Osage Beach Police Department arrested 50-year-old Terry Dickens on Thursday after following the vehicle from a Home Depot store to Lake Ozark, according to a news release from the Osage Beach Police Department. 

    Dickens refused to stop for the officers and dodged several stop sticks before hitting one of the sticks, which caused two of the stolen Ford F350's tires to deflate.

  • Court overturns Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence Posted on 31 July 2020 at 5:52pm

    BOSTON — A federal appeals court Friday threw out Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s death sentence in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, saying the judge who oversaw the case did not adequately screen jurors for potential biases.

    A three-judge panel of the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered a new penalty-phase trial on whether the 27-year-old Tsarnaev should be executed for the attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.