• Downtown businesses prepare for thousands of visitors, traffic Posted on 19 October 2017 at 9:13am

    COLUMBIA - For Harold’s Doughnuts owner Michael Urban, big customer turnout and big sales are Homecoming traditions he looks forward to.

    “Homecoming weekend is one of the biggest weekends of the year for us. Especially Saturday morning, being on Ninth Street we’re right in front of the parade route. It’s great, it’s fun for our staff...fun for everyone everyone who comes into town.”

  • Free rides home offered for Homecoming weekend Posted on 19 October 2017 at 4:35am

    COLUMBIA - Homecoming weekend is a big deal in Columbia with thousands flocking in for festivities, including tailgating prior to the MU football game, and potentially going to downtown bars afterwards. 

    To ensure students and visitors get home safe, Missouri alcohol distribution company, Major Brands, is offering free vouchers for the ride sharing service, Lyft, at downtown bars on Friday night before homecoming. 

  • UPDATED: Multi-county car chase ends with two in custody Posted on 19 October 2017 at 1:09am

    BOONEVILLE - Law enforcement took two into custody after a car chase late Wednesday night. 

    The couple was identified as 37-year-old Jose De Los Dios, and 27-year-old Lesli Ramirez.

  • Airline's first all-female crew takes off from Missouri Posted on 18 October 2017 at 11:07pm

    ST. LOUIS - Southwest's first all-female crew took off from Missouri on Wednesday. 

    The flight traveled from St. Louis to San Francisco. 

  • Jaden Schwartz has hat trick, Blues beat Blackhawks 5-2 Posted on 18 October 2017 at 11:06pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Wednesday night.

    Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season and has at least one point in six of the Blues' first seven games. It was his 51st career multi-point game and fourth this season.

  • Police investigating death on 2700 block of Summit Road Posted on 18 October 2017 at 8:39pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department responded to a call at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in West Columbia.

    They are investigating a death that has not yet been verified as foul play or not. CPD is currently waiting on the investigative team to be granted a search warrant. 

  • From kids to adults: People get to know Hartzler at Youth Town Hall Posted on 18 October 2017 at 8:14pm

    ASHLAND - Children, parents and politicians attended a Youth Town Hall featuring Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, Wednesday evening at the Ashland Optimist Club building. 

    Three middle school students, two of which are home-schooled, put together the Youth Town Hall. Jacob Schelp, the 11-year-old behind the idea, became interested in history when he was just 5 years old. As he aged, his love for history expanded into politics. 

  • MU's active threat alerts raise concern on campus Posted on 18 October 2017 at 7:51pm

    COLUMBIA - After an active threat on MU’s campus, some are disappointed with the MU Alert system and question its ability to get details out in a timely manner.

    MU Alert sent out its first tweet Wednesday at 11:23.

  • Leaders to decide use of funds for downtown spots disrupted by construction Posted on 18 October 2017 at 6:33pm

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Leadership Council met Tuesday to decide how to spend fees paid by developers to compensate businesses for the inconvenience caused by construction.

    "The funds will also provide signage to let customers know that the business is still open," council chair Scott Wilson said.

  • Man sentenced for bomb threats against Missouri courthouse Posted on 18 October 2017 at 5:31pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Arkansas man who made bomb threats to a county courthouse in Missouri so his court hearing would be canceled has been sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison without parole.

    Federal prosecutors said 36-year-old Phillip Ray Robison Jr., of Hartford, Arkansas, was sentenced Wednesday for making the threats against the Cedar County Courthouse because he didn't want to go to jail for a case in that county.