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BREAKING: Columbia man killed in early morning shooting

BREAKING: Columbia man killed in early morning shooting

Posted 5:33 AM 1/17/2019 by Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA -- Police confirmed one man was shot and killed early Thursday morning. 

In a press release, CPD said officers responded to a call of shots heard in the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive in north Columbia shortly after 12:30 a.m. 

Upon arrival, officers found a man (More)

Yesterday

UPDATE: Weekend Winter Storm; new expected snow totals & timing

UPDATE: Weekend Winter Storm; new expected snow totals & timing

Posted 10:57 AM 1/17/2019 by Kenton Gewecke, KOMU 8 Chief Meteorologist, Meteorologist Tim Schmidt & Matt Beckwith

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COLUMBIA - Another winter storm is on the way for Friday, January 18 through the weekend. Please note we are 2 days out and this system is still developing over the Pacific Ocean. Once it gets over the (More)

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Heart of Missouri steps up to help furloughed federal workers

Heart of Missouri steps up to help furloughed federal workers

Posted 11:10 AM 1/17/2019 by Daniel Perreault, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA – As the partial government shutdown continues in Washington, Heart of Missouri United Way is stepping up to help federal workers affected by the shutdown.

According to the (More)

Yesterday

Friends of man killed on Sarazen Drive say he died a hero

Friends of man killed on Sarazen Drive say he died a hero

Posted 10:11 AM 1/17/2019 by Tara Lang, KOMU 8 News Reporter

COLUMBIA - The friend of a man killed on Sarazen Drive over the weekend says investigators told him John Albers died trying to protect a woman.

“J.R. got killed trying to keep people from doing something stupid,” Josh Swindell said. 

Albers, 38, was shot in his home (More)

1/15/2019

Woman charged in Darnell Gray death pleads not guilty

Woman charged in Darnell Gray death pleads not guilty

Posted 4:32 PM 1/15/2019 by Tara Lang, KOMU 8 News Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY- The woman accused of killing 4-year-old Darnell Gray waived the formal reading on her arraignment on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty. 

Prosecutors charged Quatavia Givens with first-degree child abuse resulting in the death of a child. She was arrested Oct. (More)...

1/14/2019

Suspect identified, victim identified in Boone County homicide

Suspect identified, victim identified in Boone County homicide

Posted 2:27 PM 1/15/2019 by Blake Sammann and Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producers, and Tara Lang, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department released the identity of the man who died in a Sunday shooting on Sarazen Drive.

The victim was 38-year-old John Albers, who deputies said lived at the home.

They are still looking for the suspect in the case, identified Tuesday as (More)

1/15/2019

McCaskill steps into new role as TV political analyst

McCaskill steps into new role as TV political analyst

Posted 4:52 AM 1/17/2019 by Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

ST. LOUIS - Former Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill began her first job Tuesday since being defeated by Republican Josh Hawley in November. 

In a press release, McCaskill announced she has joined NBC News and MSNBC to be a political analyst. According to the release, she (More)

1/14/2019

Weekend power outages bring reminder of concerns about lineworkers' pay

Weekend power outages bring reminder of concerns about lineworkers' pay

Posted 6:18 PM 1/14/2019 by Jacob Cavaiani, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The power outages people experienced over the weekend demonstrates Columbia's "luck has run out" when it comes to a reported shortage of lineworkers, according to the author of a report.

Jim Windsor, the retired assistant director of utilities, released a December report that (More)

1/15/2019

Government shutdown pushes early deadline for February SNAP program benefits

Government shutdown pushes early deadline for February SNAP program benefits

Posted 3:34 PM 1/15/2019 by Natalie Rice, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - The government shutdown is causing those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamp program, to apply by 11:59 AM January 15th for their February benefits, or risk not getting them at all.

In (More)

1/14/2019

Columbia woman splits big lottery prize

Columbia woman splits big lottery prize

Posted 2:46 PM 1/14/2019 by Isabel Lohman, KOMU 8 Digital Producer and The Associated Press

1/13/2019

Columbia residents spend the morning digging out of snow storm

Columbia residents spend the morning digging out of snow storm

Posted 12:48 AM 1/14/2019 by Stephanie Sandoval, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Many people spent the morning digging their cars out and helping others on Sunday after a huge snow storm hit mid-Missouri. 

While the main roads are clear, people living north of Providence Road and other areas spent hours removing the snow — removing just enough to (More)

1/12/2019

UPDATE: Power restored to thousands of customers

UPDATE: Power restored to thousands of customers

Posted 5:50 PM 1/13/2019 by Cory Johnson and Blake Sammann, KOMU 8 Digital Producers, Tana Kelley and Randi Bass, KOMU 8 Reporters

BOONE COUNTY - Thousands of Boone County residents had their power restored Sunday, after initially being told they might have to wait until Monday or Tuesday for it to be fixed.

According to Columbia Water and Light's outage map, around (More)

1/13/2019

Roof partially collapses during heavy snowfall

Roof partially collapses during heavy snowfall

Posted 11:06 AM 1/13/2019 by Caitlin McCarthy, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - The roof at Columbia Canine Sports Center partially collapsed Saturday. 

Firefighters said the cause could be the heavy snowfall. 

A passerby reported the damage.

Crews turned off the power and gas for the sports center.

The owners were notified of the damage. 

According to Columbia Canine Sports Center's website, it is a "multi-faceted dog training and event center." 

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