Posted 9:48 PM 7/3/2020 by Joey Miller, KOMU 8 Reporter
BOONVILLE - Hundreds of mid-Missourians stocked up on fireworks this week for the Fourth of July.
73-year-old Jim Edwards is one of many firework vendors across mid-Missouri — but he isn't in it for the money.
Edwards sells fireworks to raise money for cancer (More)
Posted 8:31 PM 7/2/2020 by Greta Serrin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City School District announced an update to families on Thursday about fall classes. The district's goal is to release its re-entry plan on July 15, according to an email to parents.
3,534 parents representing 4,915 filled out the school's survey. The results (More)
Posted 4:00 AM 7/3/2020 by The Associated Press
AP—The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources necessary to confront the worst health crisis in a century.
Marshaled against a pandemic that has sickened at least 2.6 million in the U.S., killed more than 126,000 people and cost tens of millions (More)
Posted 8:13 PM 7/2/2020 by Greta Serrin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - An arcade bar in Columbia is shutting down for two weeks after a customer tested positive for coronavirus, an employee confirmed to KOMU 8 News on Thursday.
The customer was at Silverball on Saturday, June 27 and was sitting at the bar, according to an employee who asked to (More)
Posted 9:33 PM 7/1/2020 by Katie Athey, kOMU 8 Digital Producer
JEFFERSON CITY- Jonathan Irons was wrongfully convicted for almost 23 years in the state prison system, however Wednesday, July 1 he was freed after county prosecutor declined to retry his case.
In 1998, at age 16, Irons was convicted of first degree assault, armed criminal action and (More)
Posted 8:18 AM 7/1/2020 by Cory Johnson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - A former Miami-based health care executive who managed hospitals in Fulton and Sweet Springs faces 23 federal counts, including health care fraud and money laundering.
Jorge Perez was the CEO of EmpowerHMS, which managed the Fulton Medical Center and I-70 (More)