• Governor wants leadership change at St. Louis Veterans Home Posted on 11 December 2017 at 11:50am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants his five new appointees to the state veterans commission to fire the leader of the embattled St. Louis Veterans Home.

    Greitens during his Monday announcement said he's calling for changes in leadership after an independent investigation found substandard care at the home.

  • Update: Columbia PD investigating Old Hawthorne incident as homicide Posted on 11 December 2017 at 8:34am

    COLUMBIA - UPDATE: 10:21 A.M. The Columbia Police Department said a male victim was found unconscious and not breathing at a residence on Lasso Circle.

    Officers were dispatched at 3:37 a.m. after reports of a suspicious person in the 1900 block of Lasso Circle.

  • Jefferson City head football coach resigns Posted on 10 December 2017 at 11:55pm

    COLUMBIA - Ted Le Page has resigned as Head Football Coach for the Jefferson City Jays.

    Le Page, the former Missouri Tiger defensive back, struggled this season as head coach for the Jays. They finished with a 3-7 record this season.

  • Woman says goodbye to the dog that saved her life Posted on 10 December 2017 at 7:47pm

    COLUMBIA - Nearly four years ago to the day, local business owner Linda Bonebrake was diagnosed with severe sepsis at Boone Regional Hospital.

    After battling pneumonia for months, Bonebrake's body was sent into a state of septic shock. Doctors poked and prodded her body to little avail. Her chances of survival were slim. 

  • Bird lovers get a closer look at backyard birds Posted on 10 December 2017 at 6:36pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Bird lovers got an up close look at birds typically seen in their backyards Sunday. 

    It was at a demonstration called Backyard Bird Banding.

  • Docents provide insight, education on Columbia museums Posted on 10 December 2017 at 4:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Museums around Columbia hosted docent led tours Sunday, spreading awareness about their exhibits and art collections. Docents are museum volunteers who spend a year in training, learning the details behind the pieces and their journey to mid-Missouri.

    "Well you're here every Monday for one year learning about every single piece," said Valerie Hammon, docent for Columbia's Museum of Art and Archaeology.

  • Historic house hosts holiday happening Posted on 10 December 2017 at 4:54pm

    COLUMBIA - 2017 will mark the 140th Christmas the historic Maplewood House has seen from its home in south Columbia. The Boone County Historical Society celebrated the anniversary by hosting Christmas tours of the ancient home Sunday afternoon. 

    The society's director said Christmas fans and history buffs alike will be engaged by the tour.  

  • Operation Steal Back Christmas is a success Posted on 10 December 2017 at 4:31pm

    COLUMBIA - MU Police Department, MU Greek Life, local businesses and residents made Operation Steal Back Christmas a huge success. The operation was launched after two storage lockers in Fulton, MO were stolen from in October.

    Twelve large boxes of toys collected since January was stolen from Toys for Tots. The toys are given to children during the holiday season. Missouri Pay it Forward had 350 pairs of shoes stolen.

  • Geist leads Missouri past Green Bay 100-77 Posted on 10 December 2017 at 10:39am

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Jordan Geist, a role player known most for his scrappy style, scored 28 points Saturday night to help Missouri beat Green Bay 100-77.

    Geist, a reserve guard who entered the game averaging 5.2 points, turned into a scoring machine, exceeding his previous career high by 10. Geist had 18 points at halftime on 7-of-8 shooting. He continued his efficient play in the second half, finishing 11 of 14 from the field. He even dunked — sort of, as the ball got a bit of the rim — on a breakaway after a steal.

  • Occupants escape Centralia house fire; cause unknown Posted on 10 December 2017 at 2:36am

    CENTRALIA - A husband, wife and visiting grandchildren escaped a Saturday night house fire in Centralia, fire officials said. 

    Residents, Pam and Dennis Matthews, of the two-story home on South Jefferson Street saw flames coming from the back side of the house, said Chuck Leake, the battalion chief with the Boone County Fire Protection District.