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UPDATE: Verdict announced in 2018 Waffle House shooting trial

UPDATE: Verdict announced in 2018 Waffle House shooting trial

Posted 6:56 PM 11/20/2019 by Destinee Patterson, KOMU 8 Reporter & Austin Walker, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - After testimony and a three hour jury deliberation this afternoon, Matthew McMillan has been found guilty of murder in the 2nd degree, guilty of unlawful use of a weapon, guilty of assault in the first degree, and guilty of armed criminal action.

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Yesterday

Life Support | Part 3: The longer wait for lifesaving care

Life Support | Part 3: The longer wait for lifesaving care

Posted 11:21 PM 11/19/2019 by Spencer Humphrey, KOMU 8 Reporter

SWEET SPRINGS - For years, if someone needed emergency medical attention anywhere between Columbia and Kansas City, there's a good chance they'd end up at I-70 Community Hospital. But since its closure in February, patients are now forced to find farther facilities, increasing the time it takes (More)

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Attorney General Eric Schmitt releases results of SAFE Kits inventory

Attorney General Eric Schmitt releases results of SAFE Kits inventory

Posted 6:39 PM 11/20/2019 by Skylar Webb, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - 6,157 out of 6,987 sexual assault kits went untested in Missouri, the state's SAFE Kit initiative revealed Wednesday.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the SAFE Kit inventory results Wednesday at True North of Columbia.

The SAFE Kit initiative was first (More)

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Amid vaping illness outbreak, DIY vapers take matters into their own hands

Amid vaping illness outbreak, DIY vapers take matters into their own hands

Posted 11:25 AM 11/20/2019 by Gaby Morera Di NĂºbila, Regan Mertz & Minh Connors, KOMU 8 Reporters

COLUMBIA - Michael Demkowicz had tried everything to quit smoking.

The patch. The pill. The gum. Nothing worked — until he tried vaping.

“As I started using it more and more, you know, I became less reliant on cigarettes,” Demkowicz said.

The “smoking (More)

11/18/2019

Life Support | Part 2: A rural community without health care

Life Support | Part 2: A rural community without health care

Posted 2:59 PM 11/19/2019 by Claire Bradshaw, KOMU 8 Reporter

SWEET SPRINGS – Imagine not having a doctor of any capacity in your town.

Bruce and Melissa Eckhoff, along with the citizens of small, rural Sweet Springs have been making do without a doctor in town since February.

“It's just kind of devastating for the town. There's a (More)

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Former teacher pleads guilty to having sexual contact with student

Former teacher pleads guilty to having sexual contact with student

Posted 12:01 PM 11/19/2019 by Steve Lambson, KOMU 8 News Content Manager

LAKE OZARK - A former teacher in the School of the Osage district pleaded guilty to having sexual contact with a student Tuesday.

Prosecutors charged Mark Alan Edwards in April 2018 after deputies (More)

11/18/2019

Second charge filed against Joseph Elledge

Second charge filed against Joseph Elledge

Posted 10:54 PM 11/18/2019 by Trinidy Thompson, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA -  A second charge has been filed against Joseph Elledge for child abuse.

He has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. This is his second charge, he is currently in jail for a felony (More)

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