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Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breeches levees
. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hundreds of homes have flooded in northwest Missouri after the Missouri River overtopped and breached several levees following heavy rain and snowmelt upstream, local officials said Monday.
Mar 18 9:13AM KOMU Local News

Missouri lawmakers on spring break, many issues still unresolved
. JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri state capitol is going to be a lot quieter this week with lawmakers' spring break starting on Monday. Rep.
Mar 18 6:24AM KOMU Local News

Teenager killed in house fire in Maries County
. MARIES COUNTY - A 13-year-old girl died in a house fire Sunday in Maries County, according to a Facebook post by the Maries County Sheriff's Office. The sheriff's office said firefighters from the Vichy Fire Department responded to the fire on Maries County Road 438 around noon.
Mar 17 9:10PM KOMU Local News

Columbia Improvement District offers grants for oil storage downtown
. COLUMBIA - The Columbia Improvement District is offering a grant incentive to downtown restaurants that would eliminate messy grease bins in public alleys. Restaurants have to dispose significant amounts of grease using shared storage bins, and the grant incentive program would replace those bins with on-site bins.
Mar 17 5:42PM KOMU Local News

Family reflects on loss of childhood home in Audrain Co. fire
. AUDRAIN COUNTY - A family is forced to move on after a fire destroyed their home of 32 years Saturday night. “It was just so busy, always busy," Leslie Mcewen, who grew up in the house, said.
Mar 17 3:26PM KOMU Local News

Jefferson City under flood warning
. ST. JOSEPH (AP) - As rivers and creeks in flooded eastern Nebraska and western Iowa crest Saturday, officials have begun looking downstream at likely flooding further south along the Missouri River.
Mar 17 11:17AM KOMU Local News

3 men sentenced in torture of Missouri man over drug debt
. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Three men have been sentenced this week for the kidnapping and torture of a man over a drug debt.
Mar 17 9:03AM KOMU Local News

VIDEO: Audrain County home destroyed by fire
. AUDRAIN COUNTY - A home near Centralia was destroyed by fire late Saturday night.  The Boone County Fire Protection District tweeted it was providing mutual aid for house fire in sourthern Audrain County shortly after 10 p.
Mar 16 11:44PM KOMU Local News

Missouri lawmaker: Bill requiring AR-15s not meant to pass
. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who's introduced measures that would force adults to own handguns and young adults to own AR-15 semi-automatic rifles said he's trying to make the point that mandates are bad and doesn't actually want to require gun ownership.
Mar 16 8:29PM KOMU Local News

Sunrise Beach fire engulfs restaurant "in just seconds
. SUNRISE BEACH - A Sunrise Beach restaurant became fully engulfed with flames just as crews were trying to get in Saturday, according to a Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District press release. A two-person crew arrived at Branding Iron restaurant just four minutes after the initial alarm sounded as they were returning from a large residential structure fire in Lake Ozark.
Mar 16 4:55PM KOMU Local News

Columbia Farmers Market moves outside for spring
. COLUMBIA - It's that time of the year again. With the weather starting to warm up, the Columbia Farmers Market kicked off their 2019 spring-summer season.
Mar 16 3:20PM KOMU Local News

Florists create blooming art in annual museum exhibit
. COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri florists recreated artworks using fresh cut floral arrangements. The thirteenth annual "Art in Bloom" weekend had over one thousand visitors at the Museum of Art and Archeology on Friday & Saturday.
Mar 16 3:07PM KOMU Local News

UPDATE: Fire in Lake of the Ozarks sends one to the hospital
. LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Around 2 a.m.
Mar 16 8:55AM KOMU Local News

Fire in Lake of the Ozarks sends one to the hospital
. LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Around 2 a.m.
Mar 16 8:55AM KOMU Local News

A 2020 bridge repair could cause major traffic jams if bond proposal fails
. COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri leaders who are part of the I-70 task force are looking to stop a six to eight hour traffic jam during the 2020 rehabilitation of the Missouri River Bridge in Rocheport. The task force met for the first time on Friday to discuss two options: repairing the bridge or replace it entirely.
Mar 15 10:19PM KOMU Local News

Citizen Jane Film Festival announces closure
. COLUMBIA- Organizers of the Citizen Jane Film Festival announced Friday the festival would not continue. Sponsored by Stephens College, the festival exhibited productions by female filmmakers around the world in addition to hosting a filmmaking summer camp for young women for the last 12 years.
Mar 15 9:28PM KOMU Local News

Moniteau County man arrested after police chase
. MONITEAU COUNTY - A California, Missouri man was arrested Wednesday night after leading Moniteau County Sheriff's deputies on a pursuit less than nine hours after being released from jail. Christopher Winter, 34, was originally taken into custody by the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday for possession of methamphetamine and resisting arrest.
Mar 15 9:01PM KOMU Local News

Charges filed in Miller County homicide
. MILLER COUNTY - Law enforcement has made a second arrest in connection with the apparent murder of a California man.  Tyler Kroll, 25, was taken into custody on March 7 in the Chicago area for the murder of Tyler Worthington, 34, according to the Miller County Sheriff's Office.
Mar 15 6:03PM KOMU Local News

Bill would require some Missourians to own an AR-15
. JEFFERSON CITY - A lawmaker wants most residents between the ages of 18 and 35 to own an AR-15 type rifle.The bill filed by Rep.
Mar 15 2:04PM KOMU Local News

State senator's chief of staff charged after bar fight
. JEFFERSON CITY - Prosecutors charged a Missouri state senator's chief of staff after police said his handgun fell to the floor during a bar fight. According to online court records, 45-year-old Jared Brown was charged Thursday with unlawful use of a weapon and peace disturbance.
Mar 15 11:12AM KOMU Local News