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Forecast: Tracking evening storms and fall temperatures

The severe storms have ended, but passing showers and storms will cotniue for a few hours with the bulk of the rain ending by 3 a.m. Tuesday morning. A few lingering showers are possible Tuesday morning, but most of the region will be dry. HERE COMES FALL WEATHER. Starting Tuesday...
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Several injured in Columbia shooting Saturday morning

COLUMBIA - Several people were injured in a shooting in downtown Columbia early Saturday morning. According to a press release, Columbia Police responded to a report of shots fired in the 10 block of N. Fifth St. around 2:30 a.m. on Saturday. The release said officers located several victims with...
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Jefferson City School Board approves COVID-19 re-entry plan

JEFFERSON CITY- The Jefferson City School Board voted to renew its COVID-19 re-entry plan. On Oct. 1 The district will re-evaluate the decision based on the status of cases at the schools. Before the vote, lots of parents expressed concerns with masking requirements. Out of the nearly one dozen testimonies,...
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Forecast: Back to near-normal temps today, warm again this weekend

A cold front moved through Missouri yesterday and will be leading to comfortable, mild continues today. Rain will mainly stay south of the KOMU 8 viewing area this morning and clouds will exit around noon leading to sunny skies this afternoon. Temps will be cooler with highs in the lower 80s, quickly falling in the 70s this evening.
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What is Jeopardy! announces new hosts through the end of the year?

CULVER CITY, Ca. - Jeopardy! is set to have two new hosts for the remaining calendar year. The two new additions to the top rated quiz show will be Mayim Bialik and Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time winner Ken Jennings. Starting Sept. 20, Bialik will host the show for several...
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Columbia Mayor Brian Treece to hold community briefing Friday

COLUMBIA - Mayor Brian Treece will hold a community briefing Friday at 2 p.m. at the Council Chambers at City Hall. "COVID-19 has changed the way we live, work, learn and play," said Mayor Treece. "As Columbia continues to manage the COVID-19 pandemic, City leaders, community members and partners have an opportunity to make generational investments in mental health, public safety and technology that gives everyone the opportunity to thrive."
COLUMBIA, MO
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Columbia woman agrees to plea deal in federal child pornography case

WASHINGTON D.C. - A woman charged in 2019 with federal child pornography crimes agreed to a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney's Office, according to court filings. Brittany Bailey was originally charged with distributing child pornography, as well as conspiring to receive and distribute child pornography. Per the plea agreement, Bailey will plead guilty to advertising of child pornography.
COLUMBIA, MO
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Here's what you need to know: Wednesday, Sept. 15

A bus driver shortage lead to some buses being cancelled Tuesday morning. Columbia Public Schools sent an email asking families to plan ahead in the event a student’s bus route is impacted. Superintendent Brian Yearwood said the district might have to take a different approach toward hiring new drivers in...
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TARGET 8 UPDATE: Parson appoints 3 to Coroner Standards and Training Commission

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson has appointed three people to the Coroner Standards and Training Commission, which aims to standardize coroner training across the state. Sidney Conklin, Brendon Fox and William Harlow will serve on the Commission. There still are four vacant slots left on the Commission for another coroner, an appointed medical examiner, a child death pathologist and an elected sheriff.
JEFFERSON CITY, MO
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Search warrant approved for stolen truck McLean found in

SOUTH DAKOTA − A warrant to search a homicide suspect's stolen vehicle was approved by a South Dakota judge Thursday, following his alleged murder spree in Missouri. JT McLean, who was wanted for the murder of four people in Boone and Miller counties, was found dead Wednesday night in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota in a truck authorities believe to be stolen from one of his victims.
BOONE COUNTY, MO
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Columbia woman pleads guilty to murder in February shooting

COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman pleaded guilty last week to the February murder of 33-year-old Maya Wootton. Elizabeth Emily Dye, 25, pleaded guilty to second degree murder on Sept. 3 in Boone County Circuit Court. Dye was originally arrested and charged with assault, armed criminal action and robbery on Feb....
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Sheriff's office believes McLean fled on motorcycle

BOONE COUNTY − The search for JT McLean, the man wanted for the double homicide of a Boone County mother and her 11-year-old daughter, continues. The Boone County Sheriff's Office released additional details regarding McLean on Wednesday afternoon, who has a warrant out for his arrest with a $1 million cash only bond.
BOONE COUNTY, MO
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Mizzou wheelchair basketball coach reflects on winning gold at Tokyo Paralympics

COLUMBIA – For Mizzou wheelchair basketball coach Ron Lykins, having the chance to coach in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics this summer was an opportunity of a lifetime. “To have these games come through was important. There was some discussion the games could be canceled because of COVID-19,” Lykins said. Lykins...
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