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  • Missouri State advances into Valley baseball title game
    After being held scoreless for four innings, Missouri State erupted for a total of nine runs unanswered in their next four turns at bat to lock up a spot in the title game of the 2018 MVC Baseball Championship with a 9-6 decision over Indiana State Friday evening at Horner Ballpark. Matt Brown homered in […]  Sat, 26 May 2018 10:31:59 +0000

  • Billikens move into A-10 baseball title game
    After taking an early lead on Friday, Saint Louis University Baseball fell behind and looked to be on their way to an evening elimination game. A ninth-inning rally followed by 11th inning heroics from two seniors, however, powered the Billikens to an improbable 5-4 win in the semifinals of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championship over […]  Sat, 26 May 2018 10:29:59 +0000

  • Mid-Missouri military air show prepares for takeoff
    The Salute to Veterans Airshow at the Columbia Regional Airport in central Missouri has existed for the past 30 years for one reason. Salute to Veterans Corporation spokesperson Jessica Houston tells Missourinet having the event during the Memorial Day weekend is fitting. “Our mission is to honor, remember and salute our veterans,” she says. “Giving […]  Sat, 26 May 2018 09:00:47 +0000

  • House committee investigating Greitens erupts with outrage at defense offering
    The special House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens was interviewing a forensic expert Friday when its chairman became enraged. Republican Representative Jay Barnes was outraged after a document was introduced by a new committee member that came from the Greitens defense team. Thursday, Barnes and defense team attorney Ed Dowd got into a shouting match […]  Fri, 25 May 2018 20:03:14 +0000

  • Gov. Greitens, agency officials visit town losing hospital
    Governor Eric Greitens introduced Dr. Randell Williams, Director of Health Services for Missouri and Steve Corsi, Director of Social Services to a crowd of Kennett doctors and health professionals in the southeastern Missouri town of Kennett. The governor told about 40 people at the meeting that the state would do whatever they could to help […]  Fri, 25 May 2018 19:53:09 +0000

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  • Thousands travel from across and out of state for the Salute to Veterans Airshow
    Thousands travel from across and out of state for the Salute to Veterans Airshow

    COLUMBIA - Iowa, Florida, Michigan and Virginia are just a few of the home states visitors traveled from for the 30th annual Salute to Veterans Airshow Sunday. 

    Jessica Houston, media chair of the air show, said she thinks people are willing to make the travel because Columbia's air show is different from most. 

    "We are the largest free air show not on a military base," Houston said. "We're unique because our mission isn't necessarily what's the biggest thing we can put up in the air but how can we support our veterans and say thank you in the best way possible." 

    KOMU 8 News spoke with several people at the event and many said that the show was worth the travel. 

    "The community looks like they really get behind it, it's been a good time," Randy Walker, who is visiting from Iowa, said. 

    For local businesses, the influx of people can help with slow business hours during Memorial Day Weekend.

    "Most of our regulars go down to the Lake of the Ozarks for the weekend," Mayah Doncan, a waitress at Woody's Pub and Grub in Ashland, said. "But we get our occasional rush with the air show going on, we're a really close stop for that."

    Doncan said that Sunday was busier than normal with air show guests coming and going for a quick bite to eat. 

    KOMU 8 News talked several other local businesses that said they are busier during Memorial Day Weekend, but none wanted to formally comment. 

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      Sun, 27 May 2018 3:56:34 PM

  • Emergency plane landing leaves airshow searching for a new act
    Emergency plane landing leaves airshow searching for a new act

    COLUMBIA - The Salute to Veterans Airshow experienced engine failure Sunday morning. The four engine plane for the US Army’s parachute team, the Black Daggers, called for an emergency landing around 10 a.m. 

    Just a few minutes after the team jumped, the pilot reported engine failure for the second engine. The aircraft stayed in the air until the entire team was on the ground.  

    The team was cleared from the runway while Columbia Regional Airport Crash Rescue awaited the plane’s landing.The National Guard is working on the plane while it is out of commission.

    The Black Daggers were set to perform again, but had to pack up early. Doug Phillips, a resident of Columbia, goes to the air show every year. He is grateful that the team is safe, but was looking forward to the Daggers part in the air show.

    “I am disappointed,” Phillips said.

    Safety coordinator for the event, Terry Cassil said the show was affected by the emergency landing.

    “It shortens it up because we don’t have a jump platform for those folks to jump out of,” Cassil said.

    The team was also scheduled to jump for the Memorial Day parade. They were set to land on Columbia College’s soccer field.

    “That’s a real crowd pleaser so that will shorten that up too. We’ll find some things to do. We always do,” Cassil said.  “We have to always deal with these sorts of things not always a jump platform, but I mean air planes are mechanical things.”

    The Memorial Day parade will start at 10 a.m. The route begins at Broadway and Dorsey. 

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      Sun, 27 May 2018 3:51:13 PM

  • Driver loses control, car goes through outlet clothing store
    Driver loses control, car goes through outlet clothing store

    OSAGE BEACH - A car drove through a clothing store at a popular shopping outlet on Sunday.

    88-year-old Freida Alexander lost control of her car in the parking lot of the Osage Beach Outlet Marketplace, according to a news release. The vehicle went across the lot, over a curb and through the front wall of the L'eggs Hanes Bali Playtex Factory Outlet. The car continued skidding across inside until it stopped against the back wall of the store.

    Nobody was injured.

    Emergency personnel responding to the scene included the Osage Beach Police Department, the Osage Beach Fire Department and the Osage Beach Ambulance Service.

    (Editor's note: KOMU.com has updated this story to include images of the store.)

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      Sun, 27 May 2018 1:18:21 PM

  • Engines fail as transport for air show turns into declared emergency
    Engines fail as transport for air show turns into declared emergency

    COLUMBIA - The Salute to Veterans air show at Columbia Regional Airport today started off with some trouble.

    A C-130 plane transporting the Black Daggers jump team declared emergency soon after they exited the plane around 10:30 a.m.

    Two of the plane's engines failed, resulting in Airport Crash Rescue equipment and personnel standing by.

    The aircraft proceeded to remain in the air until the Black Daggers reached the ground and landed safely without incident.

    (Editor's note: KOMU.com has updated this story to correct grammatical errors.)

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      Sun, 27 May 2018 12:16:36 PM

  • Boat crash in Lake of the Ozarks leaves man seriously injured
    Boat crash in Lake of the Ozarks leaves man seriously injured

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Alec J Potthoff, a 20-year old Iowa native was seriously injured after two boats collided around the .3 mile marker of the main channel.

    The crash occurred at 9:45 PM CT Saturday night.

    According to Highway Patrol, Potthoff was 1 of 3 on the boat, the other 2 suffering minor injuries.

    A 14-year old girl on the other boat involved was also reported to have minor injuries from the incident.

    Alec Potthoff was immediately airlifted to University Hospital to treat his serious condition.

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      Sun, 27 May 2018 10:27:16 AM

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  • Judge blocks Missouri's abortion-restricting rules
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge followed through on his promise Wednesday and blocked abortion-restricting rules in Missouri, saying he's bound by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and that the state is denying abortion rights "on a daily basis,…  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:27:00 -0500

  • City seeks public input on bus system changes
    The city will solicit resident feedback on proposals to increase ridership on the city's bus system, in part by increasing how often buses arrive at each stop.  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500

  • Boone County Commission approves tax incentives for American Outdoor Brands
    American Outdoor Brands will save nearly $2.8 million over a decade after the Boone County Commission unanimously approved tax breaks for the shooting and hunting equipment company on Tuesday.  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500

  • Sheriff’s department plans sobriety checkpoint
    Boone County deputies will conduct at least one sobriety checkpoint between Thursday and Sunday, according to a news release.  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500

  • Several arrested during DWI checkpoint
    A Missouri State Highway Patrol DWI checkpoint in Moniteau County led to several arrests Friday, the agency said in a news release.  Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500


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