Fan at Chiefs opener tests positive for COVID-19; 10 others asked to quarantine
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 2:10pm
KANSAS CITY - Ten people were asked to quarantine after a potential COVID-19 exposure at the Kansas City Chiefs' season opener, the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department announced Thursday.
According to the department, one person who watched the game from the group's box tested positive for the virus one day after the game.
Missouri woman pleads not guilty to illegally killing elk
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 1:29pm
(AP)- A southeast Missouri woman pleaded not guilty to a killing an abandoning an elk last year.
The misdemeanor charge against 50-year-old Deborah Flanigan, of Scott County, comes in one of six cases involving the illegal killing of protected elk in Missouri in recent years.
Battle at Hickman Friday night football canceled [embedded content]
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 1:10pm
COLUMBIA- Battle High School's Friday night football game at Hickman has been canceled to due a COVID-19 positive test and possible exposure within the Battle football program, according to a release posted on Twitter.
Former Washington University Chancellor dies
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 11:38am
(AP)- Former Washington University Chancellor William Danforth has died.
Washington University in St. Louis confirmed that Danforth died Wednesday at his home in Ladue, Missouri.
Missouri Christian boarding school probed over abuse claims
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 11:33am
(AP)- Authorities are investigating a Christian boarding school from which about 20 girls were removed after former residents turned to social media to describe being abused there.
The case involving the Circle of Hope Girls’ Ranch in southwestern Missouri has focused attention on a state law that exempts faith-based schools from oversight.
Hawley sends letter to DOJ against religious restrictions
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 10:37am
COLUMBIA- U.S. Senator Josh Hawley sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to protect religious liberties in states placing unconstitutional restrictions on houses of worship.
According to a news release, Sen. Hawley wrote that a number of states are violating the First Amendment in strictly limiting attendance at religious services while allowing other businesses, like restaurants and gyms, to operate at up to 50 percent capacity.
Missouri education system receives $18 million literacy development grant
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 10:09am
COLUMBIA- The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) was one of 11 states to receive a grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its Comprehensive Literacy State Development (CLSD) program.
The $18 million grant will be distributed over five years, allowing the state to advance literacy skills for children from birth through Grade 12.
Kansas City police: 1 woman killed, another hurt in shooting
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 10:04am
(AP) - Police in Kansas City say one woman has been killed and another hurt when someone fired several gunshots into a large crowd gathered on a street south of the downtown area.
Police say officers were called around 11 p.m. Wednesday to 26th Street and Southwest Boulevard for a report of gunshots.
Thursday COVID-19 coverage: Cole County reports 15 new cases, CPS reports 42 new cases [embedded content]
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 9:11am
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community.
Here's what you need to know this morning: Thursday, Sept. 17 [embedded content]
Posted on 17 September 2020 at 5:19am
Columbia Public Schools students could transition into hybrid learning this year, and the youngest ones would be the first to go back to the classroom.
At Monday's school board meeting, CPS District Superintendent, Peter Stiepleman introduced a four-phase hybrid learning plan.