• UPDATE: Amber Alert cancelled in McDonald County [embedded content] Posted on 9 July 2020 at 2:14pm

    MCDONALD COUNTY - An Amber Alert issued in McDonald County was cancelled early Friday morning at 12:30 a.m. Both victims, Samuel Pardon and Genesis Pardon, were located in Miami, Oklahoma.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, suspect Hilda Melendez is in custody. 

  • Missouri reports nearly $190 million in losses from May 2019 tornadoes Posted on 9 July 2020 at 2:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The final amount of insurance claims reported after the May 2019 tornadoes has amounted to nearly $190 million in damages, according to the Missouri Department of Commerce and Insurance.

    June was the last month to file claims, and the final cost exceeds earlier estimates, which predicted $136 million.

  • Kanakuk Kamps battle a COVID cluster Posted on 9 July 2020 at 12:24pm

    BRANSON - When Kanakuk Kamps, a prominent network of Christian camps in Missouri, opened their five overnight camps on May 30, parents could feel assured by what they read in camp materials that protocols were organized, and in place, to keep children and staff safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Then, on June 26, families were notified by mass-email that the camp known as “K-2,” in Lampe, had two positive cases. Two days later the number was 42. Then 82. The Stone County Health Department is monitoring the outbreak, but the people really forced to deal with the fallout are the families themselves.

  • Thursday COVID-19 Coverage: Interstate 44 rest areas close in Conway Posted on 9 July 2020 at 11:56am

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

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

  • Supreme Court says Congress can't get Trump records, for now Posted on 9 July 2020 at 10:45am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday kept a hold on President Donald Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The ruling returns the case to lower courts, with no clear prospect for when the case might ultimately be resolved.

    The 7-2 outcome is at least a short-term victory for Trump, who has strenuously sought to keep his financial records private.

  • 3 people shot in downtown St. Louis Posted on 9 July 2020 at 10:20am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are investigating after three people were shot at a popular downtown St. Louis outdoor attraction.

    The shooting happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday at Citygarden, near Market and Ninth streets.

  • Kansas City police say woman hit, killed by semitrailer Posted on 9 July 2020 at 10:19am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in Kansas City are investigating the death of a woman they say was standing on an interstate on-ramp when she was hit by a semitrailer.

    Police say the incident happened around 10 p.m. Wednesday, when officers were called to the Interstate 435 ramp from Front Street.

  • MU Health Care set to open additional COVID-19 testing site Posted on 9 July 2020 at 9:47am

    COLUMBIA- MU Health Care is set to open another drive through testing site located at Mizzou North.

    Staff at the existing drive-thru testing site near the Mizzou softball stadium have completed an average of 300 tests per day since opening, a news release said.

  • Anxiety might make you a bad decision-maker Posted on 9 July 2020 at 9:18am

    (CNN) -- Just before the lockdown began, London-based writer Valentina Valentini made the choice of a lifetime: She agreed to marry her partner. She didn't think twice about it.

  • TikTok is a national security threat, US politicians say. Here's what experts think Posted on 9 July 2020 at 7:17am

    (CNN) -- The short-form video app TikTok has quickly become a key part of popular culture in the US, serving as a platform for viral memes as well as political satire and activism. Facebook, the dominant force in social media, has tried to copy the app, but so far that has not slowed down its rapid rise.

    But now TikTok faces the most direct threat to its expansion in the US -- not from a competitor, but from the US government. President Donald Trump said Tuesday his administration is "looking at" banning the app, which is owned by the Chinese company ByteDance, affirming remarks on Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.