• CPD investigates two shots fired incidents, arrest one suspect Posted on 18 September 2020 at 12:26pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers are investigating two separate shots fired reports in west and south Columbia from Thursday evening. 

    Officers responded to the first incident in west Columbia around 6 p.m. Thursday to the area between Ridgeway Avenue and Sanford Avenue on West Worley Street.

  • UPDATE: CPS to discuss Rock Bridge football field at special session Posted on 18 September 2020 at 11:53am

    COLUMBIA- UPDATE 3 p.m.: The Columbia Board of Education met in a closed session with its attorney regarding the field and will address the matter publicly at its Sept. 24 work session.

    ORIGINAL: The Columbia Pubic Schools Board of Education will hold a closed, special session Friday at 11:30 a.m. to discuss removing the name of Rock Bridge High School's football field. 

  • Mexico athlete thriving despite health challenges Posted on 18 September 2020 at 4:50pm

    MEXICO - Nate Robertson grew up like a lot of kids. Whether it was football, basketball, baseball, running or even kayaking, he was constantly playing sports.

    He learned to overcome challenges in the games, but the largest challenge came when he was only 8-years-old.

  • Veteran details how he worked through suicidal thoughts Posted on 18 September 2020 at 9:52am

    LANCASTER COUNTY, PA (WPMT) -- "It was really, really hard and scary," said James Stafford, a veteran.

    James Stafford spent about two years serving with the Army National Guard on the ground in Kosovo and Iraq. He did not know the internal battle he would face after he came home.

  • A firefighter has died in the California wildfire sparked by a gender reveal party Posted on 18 September 2020 at 9:17am

    (CNN) -- A firefighter has been killed in the El Dorado Fire, the blaze sparked this month by a botched gender reveal party, according to the San Bernardino National Forest Service.

    The firefighter was killed Thursday, the forest service said in a brief statement. The cause of death is under investigation, it said, and the firefighter's identity was withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

  • US plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday Posted on 18 September 2020 at 8:56am

    (CNN) -- The Commerce Department plans to restrict access to TikTok and WeChat on Sunday as the Trump administration's executive orders against the two apps are set to take effect.

    The Department said Friday that as of Sunday, any moves to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok on an app store will be prohibited.

  • Friday COVID-19 Coverage: Cole County adds 42 new COVID-19 cases [embedded content] Posted on 18 September 2020 at 8:49am

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

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  • Qantas seven-hour flight to nowhere sells out in 10 minutes Posted on 18 September 2020 at 7:46am

    (CNN) -- Pre-pandemic, many of us viewed flying simply as a method of getting from one destination to another as quickly as possible.

    But amid global restrictions, travelers have been daydreaming not only about far-flung destinations, but the flying experience itself -- from the thrill of the take-off to the unmatched views of the Earth from the cabin window.

  • Here's what you need to know: Friday, Sept. 18 Posted on 18 September 2020 at 5:45am

    Modified Boone County health order in effect starting today

    The order goes into effect 12 a.m. Sept. 18 and are is to expire on 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 6, unless otherwise extended, rescinded or modified. 

    All restrictions under the previous health orders remain in effect. 

  • Absentee voting in Missouri begins on Sept. 22 Posted on 18 September 2020 at 5:44am

    COLUMBIA - For the November presidential election, registered voters in Missouri will have the choice to vote in person, absentee or to mail in their ballots. You can find information on all those options here.

    Missourians can start voting absentee six weeks prior to the election, starting on Sept. 22.