• Jury selection to begin for man accused of slaying girl, 10 Posted on 23 October 2017 at 9:09am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a man charged with kidnapping, raping and killing a 10-yer-old girl in Springfield.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Craig Wood is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, child kidnapping, rape and sodomy in the death of Hailey Owens. She was abducted Feb. 18, 2014. Her body was found hours later in the basement of a Springfield home.

  • Police say officer shot, wounded man in eastern Missouri Posted on 23 October 2017 at 8:21am

    FARMINGTON (AP) — Authorities say police have shot and wounded an armed man while investigating a burglary at an eastern Missouri home.

    KFVS-TV reports that reports that police went to the basement of a Farmington home after the owner told police that he had heard gunshots and believed someone was down there. Police say one officer heard the sound of ammunition being loaded into a weapon and ordered the suspect to come out with his hands up.

  • 2017 FNF Play of the Week - Week 10 Posted on 23 October 2017 at 1:18am

    COLUMBIA - Vote now for the Friday Night Fever Week Nine Play of the Week! This week's nominees are from Helias High School, North Callaway High School and Blair Oaks High School. Voting is now open, and will conclude Friday at 3 p.m. The winner will be announced live from our Game of the Week during the 6 p.m. newscast and online.

  • Fulton man arrested for kidnapping, domestic abuse Posted on 22 October 2017 at 6:47pm

    FULTON - Fulton police arrested a man Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping and domestic assault.

    Someone called the Fulton Police Department to check up on the resident of an apartment. When officers arrived, they found a woman tied up with ropes inside.

  • Jefferson City ranks poorly on support for gays, lesbians Posted on 22 October 2017 at 5:07pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's capital city scored poorly in a recent ranking of cities evaluating which places offer the most support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

    The Kansas City Star reports Jefferson City was one of just 10 cities in the report that received a score of zero on the Human Rights Campaign's report. That group advocates on behalf of the LGBT community.

  • Halloween pet photos raise money for Second Chance animal shelter Posted on 22 October 2017 at 4:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Pet owners brought their dogs and cats to Lizzi and Rocco’s pet store for a halloween themed photoshoot.

    For a $10 donation the owners get a print and digital version of their photo with their pet.

  • Act of kindness leads to cancer fundraiser for Columbia family Posted on 22 October 2017 at 4:35pm

    FULTON - Through an exchange in the Columbia Mothers of Multiples Facebook group, Katie Hanney gave and delivered a nursing pillow to Lea Wood for free. Months later, Wood organized a fundraiser for Katie and the Hanney family, because Katie's 2-year-old daughter Ellie is undergoing treatment for a cancerous brain tumor in St. Louis.

    The Hanney family lives in Columbia and goes back and forth between mid-Missouri and St. Louis. The family is paying to live in both cities while Ellie undergoes radiation therapy. Wood wanted to help cover the cost.

  • Arraignment scheduled for Moberly man facing felony sex charges Posted on 22 October 2017 at 10:00am

    Moberly - An arraignment is scheduled Monday for a Moberly man facing several felony charges ranging from incest, rape or attempted rape, to domestic assault.

    Moberly Police arrested 38-year-old Carl Edward Sheets on Tuesday.  His bond was set at $500,000 cash.

  • Suspect unknown after armed robbery at O'Reilly Auto Parts Posted on 21 October 2017 at 11:10pm

    COLUMBIA - An armed robbery occurred Saturday night at an O’Reilly Auto Parts store on Cooper Drive.

    CPD officers were dispatched at about 8:30 p.m. An investigation revealed a man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money from the employee. The suspect fled the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

  • One man hospitalized after shooting near central Columbia Posted on 21 October 2017 at 10:56pm

    COLUMBIA - One man was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound received Saturday night.

    CPD officers were dispatched at about 8:00 p.m. after receiving reports of shots heard in the 200 block of Business Loop 70 East.