• Monday COVID-19 Coverage: Randolph County reports 15 new cases [embedded content] Posted on 21 September 2020 at 10:02am

    As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

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  • Here's what you need to know this morning Monday, Sept. 21 [embedded content] Posted on 21 September 2020 at 5:42am

    MU adds casing to protect Thomas Jefferson tombstone

    A clear casing was added to Thomas Jefferson's tombstone at MU Saturday night.

    The acrylic vitrine covering cost about $20,000 and was installed to protect the monument from vandalism, MU spokesperson Christian Basi told KOMU 8.

  • TARGET 8 UPDATE: Howard County coroner faces opposition this election Posted on 21 September 2020 at 12:07am

    HOWARD COUNTY - After four elections running unopposed for the Howard County coroner's position, Frank Flaspohler faces new opposition this year — one that's supported by the family of Jayke Minor. 

    In the November election, voters will be able to decide between two candidates for the position: incumbent Flaspohler and challenger, Trisha Clark. 

  • Columbia City Council to vote on 2021 budget at Monday meeting Posted on 21 September 2020 at 10:34am

    COLUMBIA - City of Columbia Finance Director Matthew Lue said there will be major changes to the 2021 budget after its Monday night meeting. 

    One change will be making Columbia Public transit free. The city wanted to make public transit free for awhile, but the funds haven't been there.

  • Chiefs fan allowed into box seat without negative virus test Posted on 20 September 2020 at 5:44pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Health officials say a Chiefs fan who tested positive for COVID-19 one day after attending the season opener was allowed into a lower level box seat without a negative test through a lapse. The Kansas City Star reports that the fan should have been tested for COVID-19 before being admitted to the box, per the Chiefs policy, which applies only to those sitting in suites, including the lower level field boxes. Kansas City Health Department spokesman Bill Snook said the agency is working with the Chiefs, who are responsible for the testing, to strengthen the protocol.

  • MU adds casing to protect Thomas Jefferson tombstone Posted on 20 September 2020 at 5:25pm

    COLUMBIA - A clear casing was added to Thomas Jefferson's tombstone at MU Saturday night.

    The acrylic vitrine covering cost about $20,000 and was installed to protect the monument from vandalism, MU spokesperson Christian Basi told KOMU 8.

  • Sunday COVID-19 Coverage: 1,387 new cases in Missouri [embedded content] Posted on 20 September 2020 at 4:11pm

    As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. 

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  • Nash Vegas operating permit suspended for health order violations Posted on 20 September 2020 at 4:06pm

    COLUMBIA - Downtown Columbia nightclub Nash Vegas had its operating permit suspended Friday night due to several health violations, according to the health department.

    Assistant director of the Columbia/Boone County Health Department Scott Clardy confirmed the business had several violations including lack of social distancing, standing bar service and commingling of groups.

  • Missing body found at Lake of the Ozarks Posted on 20 September 2020 at 3:04pm

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - The Missouri State Highway Patrol said divers found the body of 73-year-old Dennis Jaeger at the Lake of the Ozarks on Friday.

    Troopers said in a report they pronounced Jaeger dead at 4:30 p.m.

  • Four injured after shooting in Jefferson City park Posted on 20 September 2020 at 8:00am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police are investigating a shooting incident that left four people injured.

    According to the Jefferson City Police Department, the incident occurred near the Ellis Porter Park shortly before midnight on Saturday night.