• Late justice leaves two Columbia students with fond memories [embedded content] Posted on 19 September 2020 at 7:47pm

    COLUMBIA – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg left lifelong impressions on two Columbia students.

    The students, a high school senior and the other a third year law student, are Trevon Hill and Carley Johansson.

  • CPS parents and students miss bands in the stands Posted on 19 September 2020 at 7:47pm

    COLUMBIA – While high school football has been happening so far this season in the wake of COVID-19, one part of a Friday night staple is still missing for public high schools in Columbia. 

    While parents and students have been frustrated by the decision to leave bands out this season, one Hickman band mom believes members of the band are doing their best to stay positive. 

  • COVID-19, fiscal 2021 budget and trail hearing pack Columbia City Council agenda Posted on 19 September 2020 at 7:14pm

    COLUMBIA - Monday night will likely be a long one for the Columbia City Council as it gets another update on the COVID-19 pandemic and holds a final hearing and vote on the proposed budget for fiscal 2021.

    The agenda also includes a public hearing on the first phase of the Perche Creek Trail. A developer seeking rezoning of 1.45 acres at Green Meadows Road and Green Meadows Circle has asked that the council's hearing on that request be postponed until the council's second October meeting.

  • 19-year-old fatally shot near Missouri State campus Posted on 19 September 2020 at 3:46pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a 19-year-old was fatally shot near the Missouri State University campus in Springfield.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that police responded around 9:15 p.m. Friday after a 911 caller heard gunshots and found Kenneth Wright wounded. Wright was transported to a local hospital, where he later died.

  • Saturday COVID-19 Coverage: 13 new deaths statewide [embedded content] Posted on 19 September 2020 at 3:14pm

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

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  • No one injured in Columbia RV fire [embedded content] Posted on 19 September 2020 at 1:48pm

    COLUMBIA - No one was injured in an RV fire in southwest Columbia on Saturday.

    No injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

  • Jefferson City fire displaces two on Saturday Posted on 19 September 2020 at 10:43am

    JEFFERSON CITY - A fire at a Jefferson City home displaced two people early Saturday morning.

    According to a news release from the Jefferson City Fire Department, fire crews arrived to a home on Adams street just after midnight on Saturday. When they arrived, fire was coming out of the front of the house and spreading out onto the porch.

  • Trump lauds Ginsburg but is eager to nominate her replacement, source says Posted on 19 September 2020 at 6:00am

     (CNN) -- President Donald Trump hailed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg as a "brilliant mind" in a statement Friday evening, praising her for demonstrating "that one can disagree without being disagreeable toward one's colleagues of different points of view."

    "Her opinions, including well-known decisions regarding the legal equality of women and the disabled, have inspired all Americans, and generations of great legal minds," the statement continued.

  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87 Posted on 18 September 2020 at 7:43pm

    (CNN) -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, the court announced. She was 87.

    Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton and in recent years served as the most senior member of the court's liberal wing consistently delivering progressive votes on the most divisive social issues of the day, including abortion rights, same-sex marriage, voting rights, immigration, health care and affirmative action.

  • Nurse arranges for a plane to fly a dying father to see his son play football one last time Posted on 18 September 2020 at 7:23pm

    (CNN) -- For a father and son, a hug before the first game of football season is a special moment. For Scott and Cade Sullivan, it was the moment of a lifetime.

    Scott Sullivan of Somerset, Kentucky, was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer after being admitted to the hospital for abnormal lab results in early August. Sullivan was diagnosed leptomeningeal carcinomatosis, a complication of cancer in which the disease spreads to the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. According to the National Institutes of Health, even with treatment, overall survival is approximately two to four months.