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Columbia police searching for runaway teenager

Columbia police searching for runaway teenager

Posted 6:35 PM 4/26/2018 by Emily Hannemann, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

COLUMBIA - Columbia police are asking for the community's help in locating a runaway teenager last seen on April 26.

According to a news release from the Columbia Police Department, 15-year-old Alexandra "Lexi" McClain was last seen with two men at the Midway Travel Plaza at the address (More)

Yesterday

Greitens Case: Judge hears arguments on AG's investigation

Greitens Case: Judge hears arguments on AG's investigation

Posted 8:21 AM 4/26/2018 by Charles Nichelson, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Eric Greitens' attorneys will argue the office of Attorney General Josh Hawley should be blocked from further investigating Greitens for his alleged illegal use of a charity donor list for his gubernatorial campaign.

Greitens' attorneys have also (More)

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Rollover crash closes I-70 outer road

Rollover crash closes I-70 outer road

Posted 9:46 AM 4/26/2018 by Melody Cox, KOMU 8 Digital Producer & Edward Redler, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - A rollover crash on the I-70 outer road early Thursday morning sent two people to the hospital.

They suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The driver had been on I-70, but then drove off the interstate onto the access road during the accident.

Emergency officials (More)

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360 Politics: Disabled veteran remains hopeful of Trump's presidency

360 Politics: Disabled veteran remains hopeful of Trump's presidency

Posted 9:46 AM 4/26/2018 by Eva Cheng, KOMU 8 Reporter

HOLTS SUMMIT - Joshua Lee is a retired sergeant from the Missouri National Guard where he served from 2007 to 2014. After coming home from Afghanistan, he was diagnosed with PTSD, inflammatory arthritis, fibromyalgia and multiple destroyed joints. 

Joshua Lee said he has been (More)

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Restoration of world's largest wild goose could soon take flight

Restoration of world's largest wild goose could soon take flight

Posted 4:27 PM 4/26/2018 by Danielle Katz, KOMU 8 Reporter

SUMNER – The average wild Canada goose’s wingspan is 4.2 to 5.6 feet, according to National Geographic. (More)...

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Downtown leaders call for city to review parking garage spots for visitors

Downtown leaders call for city to review parking garage spots for visitors

Posted 9:50 PM 4/25/2018 by Lindsey Fafoglia and Stephanie Hamann, KOMU 8 Reporters

COLUMBIA - The Downtown Leadership Council wants more parking spaces for customers and visitors downtown. 

The Downtown Leadership Council is sending a letter to the city council Wednesday, asking them to review parking policies for the Plaza Garage (at 8th Street and Walnut Street) (More)

4/24/2018

Interactive map highlights 2018 crime in Columbia

Interactive map highlights 2018 crime in Columbia

Posted 10:33 AM 4/25/2018 by Anthony Holtschlag, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA - Here are the facts on violent crime in Columbia.

For the year of 2017, there were 610 incidents of violent crime according to the Columbia Police Department's uniform crime reporting (UCR) statistics. That number rose from 517 incidents in (More)

4/24/2018

Eldon's fallen deputy remembered as "wonderful" person with "love of life"

Eldon's fallen deputy remembered as "wonderful" person with "love of life"

Posted 9:29 PM 4/24/2018 by Sierra Morris, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

OSAGE BEACH - Miller County sheriff’s deputy Casey Shoemate is being remembered for his great personality  and his love for his family.

Shoemate, 26, died Friday night while responding to an emergency call. He tried to pass a fire truck and (More)

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