• Kansas City looks at taking over struggling jazz museum Posted on 20 October 2017 at 1:39pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A jazz museum that's plagued by operating losses and bounced checks to musicians could be headed for a takeover by Kansas City.

    The Kansas City Star reports two City Council members introduced an ordinance Thursday that asks officials to study the transfer of the American Jazz Museum to the Parks and Recreation Department by next spring.

  • Lawsuit: Fungus ruined inmate's brain while nothing done Posted on 20 October 2017 at 11:55am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Relatives of man who died at the Hutchinson Correctional Facility are alleging that a fungus infected his brain and slowly killed him while his pleas for help were ignored.

    The lawsuit claims Marques Davis died in April after suffering for four months while his vision blurred, his speech slurred and he became so disoriented that he drank his own urine.

  • Man charged on suspicion of stealing from Baptist church, other crimes Posted on 20 October 2017 at 11:47am

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A 21-year-old man faces a handful of charges for allegedly stealing from a church and also stealing a travel trailer.

    Bryson Skinner was charged with second-degree burglary, felony stealing, felony property damage and felony receiving stolen property.

  • 2 Columbia men charged with illegal possession of firearms Posted on 20 October 2017 at 11:19am

    COLUMBIA - Two felons from Columbia were charged in federal court with illegally having guns and ammunition. 

    Ladame Smith and Lajuan Marquis Martin, both 23, were charged Thursday. 

  • Judge weighs whether to regulate St. Louis police conduct Posted on 20 October 2017 at 10:57am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge is hearing from police and St. Louis protesters before deciding whether to grant a request to regulate police conduct.

    At issue is a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed over what it calls "unlawful and unconstitutional action" during the demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a former police officer in the killing of a black man. The ACLU wants a preliminary injunction before the underlying lawsuit is heard.

  • Columbia fire sends man to hospital with life-threatening injuries Posted on 20 October 2017 at 10:13am

    COLUMBIA - A man received life-threatening injuries from an apartment fire early Friday morning.

    Columbia firefighters arrived at 18 Forest Avenue around 12:30 a.m. and saw smoke coming from a single-story building. The fire was inside one of three separate apartments in the building.

  • Body of man who had been shot found in burning Missouri home Posted on 20 October 2017 at 9:54am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have found the body of a man who had been shot in the basement of a boarded-up northern St. Louis County home while investigating a small fire there.

    St. Louis County police said in a news release that officers and firefighters responded Thursday night after smoke was seen coming out of the home. Crews put out a small fire and found the man's body while looking for other possible fires. The release says the man had suffered from at least one gunshot wound.

  • Police arrest Columbia man on suspicion of hitting woman in the face Posted on 20 October 2017 at 9:48am

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man on Thursday on suspicion of hitting a woman after she wouldn't let him see her text messages.

    Officers went to a home on Providence Road South at around 4 p.m. for a domestic assault call. They determined Lorenzo Shephard had asked to see the victim's phone so he could look at the texts, but she refused.

  • Woman shot while attending vigil for slain man in St. Louis Posted on 20 October 2017 at 8:58am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a woman has been shot while attending a candlelight vigil for a slain man in St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the woman wasn't conscious or breathing after gunfire erupted Thursday night as family and friends gathered at the site of a double shooting that happened one day earlier. Homicide detectives were called to investigate.

  • Mizzou athletics parts ways with longtime radio analyst Posted on 20 October 2017 at 6:13am

    COLUMBIA - MU has parted ways with longtime basketball radio analyst Gary Link. Link had been the team's color commentator for more than 20 years. 

    “Gary Link has been relieved of his duties with Mizzou Athletics, however, it would be inappropriate to comment further on a personnel matter,” department spokesperson Nick Joos said in a statement released Thursday. “The athletic department will work with Mizzou Sports Properties to identify a replacement for Gary on our radio broadcasts.”