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Boonville man sells fireworks to help community

Boonville man sells fireworks to help community

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)

7/2/2020

SURVEY: Majority of Jefferson City parents want daily temperature checks for fall classes

SURVEY: Majority of Jefferson City parents want daily temperature checks for fall classes

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)

Yesterday

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

Hollowed out public health system faces more cuts amid virus

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)

7/2/2020

UPDATE: Silverball will temporarily shut down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

UPDATE: Silverball will temporarily shut down after customer tests positive for COVID-19

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)

7/1/2020

Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA star

Missouri man freed from prison with help from WNBA star

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)

6/30/2020

Former Fulton, Sweet Springs hospital executive indicted for $1.4 billion in fraud

Former Fulton, Sweet Springs hospital executive indicted for $1.4 billion in fraud

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)

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