• Callaway county chase ends with man hospitalized Posted on 31 May 2020 at 2:22pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - One man from Jefferson City was transported to a hospital with serious injuries after a police pursuit Saturday evening.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Holts Summit Police Department pursued Dustin Clements of Jefferson City on Country Road 391. Clements drove off the right side of the road and struck a concrete retaining wall.

  • Hatch opens as astronauts arrive at International Space Station aboard SpaceX Crew Dragon Posted on 31 May 2020 at 1:16pm

    (CNN) - SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule has opened its hatch, linking the spacecraft with the International Space Station.

    Astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley are expected to disembark from the spacecraft soon, successfully concluding the first leg of this SpaceX mission. The astronauts are expected to stay on board the International Space Station for one to three months.

  • 7 officers injured, no arrests made after Saturday night protests in Ferguson [embedded content] Posted on 31 May 2020 at 12:09pm

    FERGUSON, Mo. — Police and protesters clashed outside the Ferguson Police Department as protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent Saturday night.

    Seven police officers were injured as protesters began throwing rocks, bottles and fireworks, the St. Louis County Police Department said Sunday morning. There was no official word on if any protesters were injured.

  • Sunday COVID-19 Coverage: Fort Leonard Wood reports 70 positive cases Posted on 31 May 2020 at 11:06am

    As COVID-19 spreads, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about the impacts on the community. 

    You can find an active map of confirmed COVID-19 cases by county here, COVID-19 cases in Missouri broken down by county. 

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  • Massive protests raise fears of new virus outbreaks Posted on 31 May 2020 at 10:59am

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta, one of dozens of U.S. cities hit by massive protests, has a message for demonstrators: “If you were out protesting last night, you probably need to go get a COVID test this week.”

    As more beaches, churches, mosques, schools and businesses reopened worldwide, civil unrest in the United States over repeated racial injustice is raising fears of new coronavirus outbreaks in a country that has more infections and deaths than anywhere else in the world. And it’s not just in the U.S. — London hosted a large anti-racism protest Sunday that certainly violated government social distancing rules.

  • Parson activates Missouri National Guard due to violent protests [embedded content] Posted on 30 May 2020 at 10:56pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Mike Parson signed an executive order to declare a State of Emergency in Missouri because of civil unrest on Saturday.

    Parson activated the Missouri National Guard to assist local authorities and protect citizens from violence and property damage around 9:20 Saturday night, according to a news release.

  • Motorcycle accident results in serious injuries to Holts Summit man Posted on 30 May 2020 at 7:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A motorcycle driver is seriously injured after losing control of his motorcycle on Saturday.

    Around 3:40 p.m., Jefferson City Police officers responded to the accident on Highway 50 West.

  • Missouri police still disproportionately stop black drivers Posted on 30 May 2020 at 6:44pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A new report shows black drivers were 95% more likely to be pulled over by Missouri police than white drivers last year.

    The Missouri attorney general released the analysis of 2019 police stops on Friday.

  • U.S. food prices see historic jump and are likely to stay high Posted on 30 May 2020 at 6:25pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As if trips to the grocery store weren’t nerve-wracking enough, U.S. shoppers lately have seen the costs of meat, eggs and even potatoes soar as the coronavirus has disrupted processing plants and distribution networks.

    Overall, the cost of food bought to eat at home skyrocketed by the most in 46 years, and analysts caution that meat prices in particular could remain high as slaughterhouses struggle to maintain production levels while implementing procedures intended to keep workers healthy. 

  • Clear, accessible masks now available to deaf and hard of hearing Missourians Posted on 30 May 2020 at 6:14pm

    KBIA - The Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing announced today that they’re making clear, accessible masks available to Missourians.

    These accessible masks have clear fronts, which allow people to clearly see an individual’s mouth while they speak. This aspect of communication is critical for those who read lips and an integral part of effective communication for those who speak American Sign Language.