• Man connected to 2017 Columbia homicide pleads guilty Posted on 20 March 2018 at 11:54am

    COLUMBIA-- A man pleaded guilty Monday to charges connected to a homicide case in the summer of 2017.

    Willie Higgens was charged with tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was arrested in July after detectives connected him to a shooting that left one man dead.

  • Sheriff official: 3 injured in Maryland high school shooting Posted on 20 March 2018 at 10:48am

    GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A shooting at a Maryland high school Tuesday morning injured three people, including the shooter, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

  • Callaway County needs welders, hopes new training program will help Posted on 19 March 2018 at 9:06pm

    FULTON - The Callaway County workforce will soon see more skilled workers thanks to a newly approved state grant. The grant money will help establish a welding apprenticeship program in Fulton.

    The Missouri Division of Workforce Development is providing $341,204 for the Central Missouri Welding Apprenticeship Project. 

  • Columbia church to hold risk assessment training to prevent future incidents Posted on 19 March 2018 at 8:08pm

    COLUMBIA - Security at mid-Missouri churches is an ongoing conversation, and Boone County officials will lead a discussion on the topic Tuesday night.

    Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) and the Boone County Office of Emergency Management are hosting a free training seminar to provide information and teach the public about threats and incidents at houses of worship.

  • Columbia's low property taxes could be to blame for latest crime surge Posted on 19 March 2018 at 6:55pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia enjoys a low property tax rate, one of the lowest in the state especially for its size. 

    City Manager Mike Matthes said the community doesn't pay very much into taxes, and law enforcement has suffered because of it. 

  • Columbia moves forward with sports park project without county Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:48pm

    COLUMBIA - After years of deliberation, Columbia's city council voted to move forward with construction of the Mid-Missouri Sports Park project at Perry Phillips Park. 

    The project was originally planned for Phillips Park, but for the past 14 months the city had been in talks with Boone County officials about a competing plan to build a larger sports park on the old Boone County fairgrounds instead.

  • Drivers could notice new lights, signs near Hallsville railroad crossing Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:22pm

    HALLSVILLE - A railroad crossing in Hallsville could be the next location to get active warning devices as part of the Missouri Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Program.

  • Columbia College athletes honored for academics Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:04pm

    COLUMBIA - Three Columbia College basketball players were named members of the 2017-2018 NAIA scholar athletes team on Monday.

    Nathan Biggs of the men's basketball team received the academic honor for the second year in a row. Biggs is a senior with the team and finished his career with the Cougars on a 75-66 loss in the NAIA Championships. 

  • Doctor accused of prescribing opioids for no medical reason Posted on 19 March 2018 at 4:52pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri doctor has been indicted for allegedly prescribing fentanyl and other opioids to women with whom he had personal relationships.

  • Callaway County files for rapid audit of collector's office Posted on 19 March 2018 at 4:32pm

    FULTON – The Callaway County Commission formally requested an rapid audit of its collector's office from the Missouri State Auditor's Office Monday.

    "We're asking the Missouri State Auditor's Office to get to this audit as quickly as possible. Not to go through it quickly, but to get to it as quickly as possible," Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann.