KOMU Local News
Sun Feb 25 6:15 AM
. FAYETTE - Black History Month is coming to an end, but there's still a lot to celebrate. Members of the community joined together to continue the celebration with a program.
. COLUMBIA - Having a healthy heart was a lesson for people of all ages on Saturday. People attending “Be Mine for A Little While Longer!” learned health tips to prevent a stroke and what to do if a friend or family member is having one.
. COLUMBIA - Columbia police have taken a 13-year-old male into custody Saturday in connection with a social media post community members perceived as threatening. On Friday evening, Columbia police officers were notified of a social media post that seemed to threaten a middle school in the Columbia Public School system.
. Chesterfield, MO - Nearly two weeks after a shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed seventeen students and teachers, students in Missouri are now demanding change. "In the first fifty-two days of 2018, 2103 have died have died from gun violence and 3592 have been injured," said Hannah Maurer, a senior at Parkway Central High School at today's rally.
. JEFFERSON CITY - Some veterans living in or near the Truman VA clinic often have to make the drive to Columbia for care not offered there. "Now the Jeff City clinic is a benefit to all of us," said Vietnam Vet Leon Delong.
. COLUMBIA - Ameren Missouri proposed an incentive program to install more charging stations for electric cars across Missouri. The program, called "Charge Ahead", would give businesses the option to get some reimbursement for installing the fueling stops.
. ST. CHARLES - The man accused in the death of trooper James Bava is facing lowered charges as his second trial is about to begin.
. COLUMBIA - The Show-Me State Games isn't officially until June, but the competition is already underway. More than 90 basketball teams will be competing in the Mpix Hoopin' It Up tournament at three local recreation centers, including the Mizzou Rec.
. UPDATE COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools sent out a release Friday afternoon to the families of CPS, clarifying that they will not tolerate threats or rumors of threats in any manner. The first part of the email is as follows: "The statements and rumors being spread on social media constitute terroristic threats and are subject to punishment according to Board of Education policy, which could include, but is not limited to, expulsion from the school district.
. ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Republican Governors Association says Missouri Gov.
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. COLUMBIA - It's the day Tigers fans have been waiting for; the return of Michael Porter Jr. Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports tweeted on Thursday that the 19-year-old has been cleared to resume basketball activities.
. COLUMBIA - It's the day Tigers fans have been waiting for; the return of Michael Porter Jr. Mizzou Athletics confirmed Porter is cleared to play basketball.
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. COLUMBIA – President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his proposal to arm teachers. KOMU 8 asked educators and other mid-Missourians how they feel about the idea as a safety precaution for schools.
COLUMBIA - A Missouri lawmaker want to make roads better by raising fees at the DMW and cutting income tax rates.Rep. Elijah Haahr, R- Springfield, is sponsoring HB 2540, which would raise license and registration fees at the DMV.
. JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged won't be punished. House Speaker Todd Richardson told reporters Thursday that the comment was inappropriate but said he won't take action against fellow Republican Rep.
. COLUMBIA - A Tuskegee Airman told stories of his time in a segregated military while speaking at a Black History Month event at the Truman VA. World War II veteran James Shipley was a mechanic and engineer in the renowned unit.
. COLUMBIA - The head coach of the University of South Carolina's women's basketball team filed a defamation lawsuit Thursday against MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk. The lawsuit, filed by Dawn Staley, accuses Sterk of libel/slander for suggesting she promoted a reportedly racist atmosphere after the Tigers' game against the Gamecocks on January 28.