• Snow expected across nation Posted on 11 January 2019 at 5:12pm

    (CNN) -- A winter storm is poised to leave a blanket of snow this weekend over more than 1,500 miles from Denver to Washington.

    Across the country's midsection, 50 million people are under a winter storm advisory, watch or warning. Washington and Baltimore were added to the list of advisories, watches and warnings Friday afternoon. Major cities in the zone, including St. Louis, could get more than 6 inches of snow.

  • Airplane slides off runway at Columbia airport; air traffic control calls plane of passengers "guinea pig" Posted on 11 January 2019 at 4:25pm

    COLUMBIA - A plane slid-off the runway due to icy conditions at the Columbia Regional Airport shortly after 2 PM on Friday. While exiting the main runway, the front gear left the pavement and the aircraft became stuck. Passenger Theresa Cook tells KOMU that there were no injuries. American Airlines flight 5766 was incoming to COU from Dallas.

    An air traffic controller called the plane that landed prior to the one that slid down the runway a "guinea pig."

  • Columbia Public Works plow drivers treating roads around the clock Posted on 11 January 2019 at 3:45pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia plow drivers might not be able to get to neighborhood routes until Sunday morning, according to Columbia Public Works.

    Barry Dalton, the public information officer for public works, said the current projection that plow drivers might not make it to neighborhoods until Sunday is because they need to clear priority routes first. 

  • Tiger Tots Preschool stays open despite other childcare closures Posted on 11 January 2019 at 3:02pm

    COLUMBIA - Dozens of preschools and daycares around Boone County closed early or shut down on Friday due to poor weather.

    Tiger Tots Child Development Center in Columbia was one of the only preschools KOMU found to be open all day with their regular hours.

  • Court: State, Governor Can't Be Sued Over Public Defenders Posted on 11 January 2019 at 1:15pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri and its governor cannot be sued over the state's underfunded and understaffed public defender system, a federal appeals court has ruled.

    A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday said the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity means the state can't commit a legal wrong and cannot be sued unless the legislature makes exceptions in state law, KCUR reported .

  • Girl, 9, stops mom's knife attack on brother in St. Louis Posted on 11 January 2019 at 11:57am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old girl managed to stop her mother's knife attack on her 5-year-old brother and that the St. Louis woman tried to drug both children and smother her 2-year-old son.

    Thirty-five-year-old Syeda Sirajuddin, of Ballwin, was charged Thursday with armed criminal action and two counts each of first-degree assault and child endangerment. Her bail was set at $150,000, cash only. No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

  • Closings and Cancellations Posted on 10 January 2019 at 10:15pm

    To report a school closing or other event cancellation, please click here. This page was last updated on Saturday, January 12 at 4:40am.

    NameASHLAND OPTIMIST CLUB
    CountyBoone
    StatusFriday Night Bingo Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 5:55am
    NameBOONE HOSPITAL COMMUNITY & MEDICAL FITNESS CENTER
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Saturday
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:34pm
    NameBOONVILLE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
    StatusFriday night bingo cancelled
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 10:23pm
    NameCALLAWAY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
    CountyCallaway
    StatusClosed Saturday
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:50pm
    NameCALLAWAY SENIOR CENTER
    StatusSaturday night dance cancelled
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 8:10pm
    NameCENTRAL MISSOURI COMMUNITY ACTION-MWA
    StatusClosing at 1:30 PM
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:00pm
    NameCENTRAL MISSOURI STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING COALITION
    StatusNational Human Trafficking Awareness Day Event postponed until further notice
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 10:51pm
    NameCOLUMBIA FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
    StatusSaturday Cafe cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:34pm
    NameCOLUMBIA INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
    StatusSaturday open house cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:17pm
    NameCOLUMBIA MALL
    StatusClosing at 6:00 PM
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 5:25pm
    NameCOLUMBIA NEW HOPE ALANON
    Status7:30 p.m. meeting cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 6:15pm
    NameCONGREGATION BETH SHALOM SYNAGOGUE
    CountyBoone
    StatusFriday night and Saturday morning services cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:42pm
    NameCUB SCOUT PACK 257
    StatusSaturday movie event cancelled
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 8:40pm
    NameEAGLES LODGE 2730 COLUMBIA
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Friday
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 2:48pm
    NameFAMILY HEALTH CENTER
    CountyBoone
    StatusSaturday Express Clinic Closed
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 11:03am
    NameFARMERS MARKET COLUMBIA
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 10:20am
    NameFIFTH STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    CountyBoone
    StatusFree Meal Cancelled until 1/19
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 7:51am
    NameHALLSVILLE SQUARE DANCE
    CountyBoone
    StatusSaturday dance cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 2:52pm
    NameICAN MISSOURI FOUNDATION
    CountyRandolph
    StatusChildren's Program Cancelled
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 11:23pm
    NameKNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COLUMBIA COUNCIL 1529
    StatusYouth Basketball Free Throw Championship rescheduled
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 9:50pm
    NameLITTLE DIXIE REGIONAL LIBRARIES
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 7:31pm
    NameMID-MISSOURI TRADITIONAL DANCERS
    StatusFriday Night Dance Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 10:15am
    NameMILLERSBURG CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    StatusSunday Services Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:03pm
    NameMOBERLY LITTLE DIXIE SQUARES SQUARE DANCERS
    StatusSaturday night dance cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:55pm
    NameMOBERLY SPECIALTY TRANSPORTATION
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:23pm
    NameNEW FRANKLIN FIRE DEPARTMENT
    StatusCoffee With Veterans Rescheduled for Feb. 9
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 5:24pm
    NameNINTH STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    StatusEldon Upward Basketball on Saturday cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:04pm
    NameNINTH STREET CHRISTIAN CHURCH
    CountyMiller
    StatusEldon Upward Basketball for Saturday Jan. 12 CANCELED
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 3:58pm
    NameODYSSEY CHAMBER MUSIC SERIES
    CountyBoone
    StatusChildren's Concert Postponed
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 5:00am
    NamePHOENIX PROGRAMS INC.
    StatusPM Outpatient/Family Group Meetings Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 9:11am
    NameSCHOLASTIC INC.
    CountyCole
    StatusSecond Shift Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 12:07pm
    NameSOUTHERN BOONE COUNTY LIBRARY
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosing at 4 Friday; Closed Saturday
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:50pm
    NameST. JOHN'S LUTHERAN CHURCH MEXICO
    CountyAudrain
    Status10 AM Sunday Service only.
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 2:20pm
    NameSURGERY CENTER OF COLUMBIA
    StatusClosing at 4:00 PM
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 4:32pm
    NameTIGER COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
    CountyBoone
    StatusFriday Night Meeting Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 7:49am
    NameTRYPS
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 10:25pm
    NameUNIVERSITY EDUCARE PROJECT REACH
    StatusProject REACH Provider Support Group cancelled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 7:31pm
    NameVFW POST 2654
    CountyHoward
    StatusFriday Bingo Canceled
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 8:27am
    NameCENTRAL MO HUMANE SOCIETY
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 5:39pm
    NameCOLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Saturday
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:48pm
    NameCOLUMBIA YOUTH BASKETBALL
    CountyBoone
    StatusNO SATURDAY GAMES
    UpdatedThu, Jan 10 at 6:31pm
    NameCOLUMBIA YOUTH BOWLING
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 6:02pm
    NameDANIEL BOONE LIBRARY FULTON
    CountyCallaway
    StatusClosing at 4 Friday; Closed Saturday
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:33pm
    NameFULTON YOUTH BOWLING
    CountyCallaway
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:18pm
    NameMACHER SWIM SCHOOL
    CountyBoone
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 1:04pm
    NameMOBERLY YOUTH BOWLING
    CountyRandolph
    StatusClosed Today
    UpdatedFri, Jan 11 at 7:47pm

  • Kansas prison escapee apprehended in Independence Posted on 10 January 2019 at 9:06pm

    LANSING, Kan. (AP) — A man who escaped from Lansing Correctional Facility on Monday is back in custody.

    Corrections department spokesman Brett Peterson said Cal Henry Green III was captured without incident Thursday in Independence, Missouri. Further information about the arrest was not immediately available.

  • Fulton homeless shelter prepares for winter rush Posted on 10 January 2019 at 8:47pm

    FULTON - A Fulton homeless shelter prepared for a spike in visitors Thursday in preparation for the cold weather coming over the weekend. 

    "Our House: Caring for Callaway's Homeless" is a shelter for homeless men, women and families in Callaway County.

  • Mid-Missourians stock up on groceries before expected snow Posted on 10 January 2019 at 7:56pm

    COLUMBIA – Mid-Missourians are stocking up on food essentials at grocery stores Thursday to prepare for the expected weekend snow.

    KOMU 8’s Chief Meteorologist Kenton Gewecke expects we should most likely see 4 to 7 inches of snow Friday night to Saturday. You can see the full breakdown of this Winter Storm by clicking here.