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Man shot in Phelps County hunting accident

Man shot in Phelps County hunting accident

Posted 4:06 PM 11/17/2018 by Mauricio Venegas, KOMU 8 DIgital Producer

PHELPS COUNTY - One man was airlifted to the hospital Saturday morning after he suffered "a large caliber gunshot wound to the lower abdomen," according to the Dolittle Rural Fire Protection District.

First responders got a call around 7:20 a.m. about a man with a gunshot wound on County (More)

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Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother

Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother

Posted 11:03 AM 11/17/2018 by The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of first-degree murder for killing a Missouri mother who prosecutors say forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled.

The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday that Nicholas Godejohn faces a sentence of life in prison (More)

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Vehicle overturns resulting in fatal accident

Vehicle overturns resulting in fatal accident

Posted 1:34 PM 11/17/2018 by Noah Klein, Digital Producer

COLE COUNTY - Another fatal crash occurred in Missouri early Saturday morning. 30 year-old Richard Lowry, of Eugene, was pronounced dead after a single car crash at 12:29 a.m. 

According to the crash report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Lowry was traveling eastbound (More)

Yesterday

Attorneys argue case of Rep. who blocked constituent on Twitter

Attorneys argue case of Rep. who blocked constituent on Twitter

Posted 10:13 PM 11/16/2018 by Stephanie Hamann, KOMU 8 Reporter

JEFFERSON CITY - The nature of Twitter and how government officials use it was at the heart of a hearing Friday in a lawsuit against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, R-Hallsville.

Attorney Mike Campbell contends Reisch violated the First Amendment by blocking him on Twitter.

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Motor vehicle crash on US-50 leads to death of 51-year-old female

Motor vehicle crash on US-50 leads to death of 51-year-old female

Posted 1:34 PM 11/17/2018 by Noah Klein, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

SEDALIA - A Sedalia woman was pronounced dead following a crash near Sedalia on Nov. 16.

51-year-old Janna McQueen was traveling Eastbound on US-50 when she traveled into the westbound lane and struck a tractor trailer head on, (More)

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University of Missouri System looks to cut costs to improve the enrollment

University of Missouri System looks to cut costs to improve the enrollment

Posted 6:11 PM 11/16/2018 by Jared Austin, KOMU 8 Reporter

ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced cuts to costs Friday to help with enrollment at all four campuses throughout the state.  

UM System President Mun Choi said this is a step in the right direction for developing these four universities (More)

11/15/2018

String of stolen license plates around MU's campus

String of stolen license plates around MU's campus

Posted 2:04 PM 11/16/2018 by Courtney Edwards, KOMU 8 Reporter

COLUMBIA- Out-of-state vehicles around the University of Missouri are having their license plates stolen.

It’s been happening in garages and parking lots around campus since late September, according to the MU Police Department. (More)...

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Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 63 near Moberly

Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 63 near Moberly

Posted 4:37 AM 11/16/2018 by Zach Sayer, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

MOBERLY - A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night on Highway 63 just south of Moberly, according to crash reports.

The collision took place in the southbound lane at 5:45 p.m.

John Redelfs, 39, of Moberly, was pronounced dead at the scene about an hour after (More)

11/12/2018

Small businesses praise new minimum wage law, skeptics predict fallout

Small businesses praise new minimum wage law, skeptics predict fallout

Posted 5:55 PM 11/15/2018 by Travis Breese, KOMU 8 Reporter

MID-MISSOURI - Some small businesses in Columbia are hailing the passage of a new law that will raise Missouri's minimum wage to $12 in 2023.

"It's time for everybody to be making a living wage," Katie Burton, who manages Valhalla's Gate Games in West Columbia, said.

Burton and (More)

11/15/2018

Columbia Police Department to change, not remove Community Outreach Unit

Columbia Police Department to change, not remove Community Outreach Unit

Posted 9:25 PM 11/15/2018 by Drew Pilewski, KOMU 8 Reporter, Edan Goldfarb, KOMU 8 Digital Reporter

COLUMBIA- In a meeting this afternoon, Columbia City Manager Mike Matthes, apologized for the confusion surrounding the Columbia Police Department’s Community Outreach Unit. A report was made yesterday announcing plans to disband the unit.

In a (More)

11/14/2018

UPDATE: MSHP identify the four who died in I-70 crash

UPDATE: MSHP identify the four who died in I-70 crash

Posted 6:07 PM 11/15/2018 by Hannah Thomas and Greta Serrin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer, McKenna Alexander, KOMU 8 Reporter

BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the four people who died in a multi-vehicle crash east of Columbia on Wednesday. Three of them are from mid-Missouri and the other is from Ohio. 

The crash happened when a semi truck driven by Otto Kramer rear-ended two (More)

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