• No one hurt in fire just off I-70 in Boone County Posted on 18 February 2018 at 10:04pm

    BOONE COUNTY - A 10-acre fire threatened several homes just outside of Columbia Sunday.

    The fire was near the Route Z exit off Interstate 70. Boone County Fire Protection District said no one was hurt and reported no building damage.

  • Cunningham, No. 13 Mizzou women edge No. 11 Lady Vols 77-73 Posted on 18 February 2018 at 9:19pm

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Sophie Cunningham scored 12 of her 32 points in the fourth quarter and No. 13 Missouri held on to beat No. 11 Tennessee on Sunday.

    The Tigers (22-5, 10-4 Southeastern Conference) made 12 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter but the two misses came in the final minute, giving the Lady Vols (21-6, 9-5) a chance. Jordan Frericks fouled Rennia Davis on a 3-point attempt with 1.4 seconds left. Davis missed the first free throw and made the second before deliberately missing the third. Missouri got the rebound and iced the game on two Cunningham free throws with less than a second remaining.

  • Tigers lose nailbiter late to LSU Posted on 18 February 2018 at 9:11pm

    BATON ROUGE, LA - The Missouri Tigers men's basketball team entered Saturday's game against the Tigers from Louisiana on an SEC high five game winning streak, including their last two on the road.

    But shooting 57 percent on three pointers was not enough to overcome shooting 41 percent from the free throw line and 45 percent from two-point range as they lost by a bucket or less for the third time this season.

  • Missouri House race heats up in 47th district Posted on 18 February 2018 at 8:57pm

    ROCHEPORT - With all 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives up for election this November, campaigns are getting started around Missouri.

    Democratic candidate Adrian Plank is running to represent the 47th District and his campaign kicked off Sunday in Rocheport.

  • UPDATE: Missing Texas County woman found in Illinois Posted on 18 February 2018 at 8:30pm

    LICKING - The Texas County Sheriff's Office canceled an Endangered Silver Advisory for an 85-year-old woman reported missing since Saturday morning.
    Lela Wolf was found in Illinois. The Sheriff's Office said she is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's with possible dementia.

    The initial advisory said she was believed to be without her medication and could have been on the way to University Hospital in Columbia.

  • Moniteau County man taken into custody for alleged meth delivery Posted on 18 February 2018 at 8:20pm

    MONITEAU COUNTY - A California man was taken into custody after deputies reported finding a "substantial amount" of meth inside his car.

    Deputies arrested Zacharey Martin, 27, after a K-9 officer alerted them to what they said they later found.

  • Columbia to create new task force to prevent housing discrimination Posted on 18 February 2018 at 6:58pm

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia plans to pull together a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on eliminating discrimination in its housing market. 

    Columbia’s Housing Programs Supervisor, Randy Cole, said the city has been eyeing the creation of a Fair Housing Task Force for a while. He said every five years, the city does an analysis of the its fair housing issues, such as economic and racial segregation, access to opportunities, affordable housing, etc. 

  • Mobility-impaired hunters, children come together for annual pheasant hunt Posted on 18 February 2018 at 3:07pm

    CENTERTOWN - A warm, but blustery Sunday morning carried the smell of gunpowder over Rock Creek Road in Centertown, a smell not unfamiliar to the families and friends gathered. Dozens of orange-clad volunteers, children and disabled hunters were preparing for a full day of shooting at the annual Batchel/Henry Mobility-Impaired and Youth Pheasant Hunt.

    The free event, put together by the non-profit organization Missouri Disabled Sportsmen, aims to give hunters who struggle with maneuvering the outdoors a chance to get back to what they know best.

  • Free online training for officers could free up time for Columbia police Posted on 18 February 2018 at 11:14am

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department will soon be supplementing classroom training with online courses, according to Public Information Officer Bryana Larimer.

    Virtual Academy, a professional police training program, will be free to Columbia police for the first year thanks to support from the Missouri Police Chief's Association.

  • UPDATE: Homeowners not injured as fire guts Boone County home Posted on 18 February 2018 at 10:53am

    BOONE COUNTY - A fire destroyed a home on East Mount Hope Road early Sunday morning.

    Boone County Fire Protection District captain Martina Pounds said crews arrived at 6861 E. Mount Hope Road around 6:13 a.m. to find fire coming though the roof.