• Mexico man sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes Posted on 19 March 2018 at 11:17am

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - An Audrain County court sentenced a Mexico man to life in prison plus seven years for a child sex crime, the county's prosecuting attorney said Friday. 

    Jimmy Dale Burns, 44, was arrested for attempted statutory sodomy with sexual contact in the summer of 2017 with a then 8-year-old girl. Burns was also booked for resisting arrest at the time because he threatened and fought with officers who came to question him. 

  • Fight leads to shots fired, injuries at Cole County bar Posted on 19 March 2018 at 10:49am

    COLE COUNTY - Four people were injured, including one that was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, during a fight that broke out at F&J Sports Bar in Cole County early Sunday morning.

    The Cole County Sheriff's Office said during the fight, someone took out a weapon and fired once. Debris from a ricochet of the round injured multiple people in the bar and another person was injured from a physical fight. 

  • Columbia church uses 'Blessing Box' to help feed community Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:30am

    COLUMBIA - Every few days, Pastor Max Jennings makes the walk down Discovery Church's driveway. Not to check the mail, but to fill up the other box at the entrance to their property. This one they've titled the "Blessing Box."

    "This is an opportunity to provide something for the community without any strings attached," Jennings said. 

  • Race cars leave the track to raise money for veterans Posted on 18 March 2018 at 11:30pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Race Days parked over 30 race cars in the Capitol Mall on Sunday for three days straight to raise money.

    The money raised will go to the Central Missouri Honor Flight, people voted for their favorite cars by putting money in the car's box.

  • Columbia College doubleheader ends in a split Posted on 18 March 2018 at 10:20pm

    COLUMBIA - American Midwest Conference doubleheader ends in a split for Columbia College Cougars and the Lyon College Scots.

    The Cougars produced a first game win, 6-5, but the Scots came back with an 11-7 win for the second game.

  • Defense lacks for Mizzou baseball and softball Posted on 18 March 2018 at 9:39pm

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou sports fans continued to feel the disappointment as the weekend came to an end.

    Mizzou softball lost to Mississippi State (6-3). Mizzou baseball lost 7-5 against LSU.

  • Centralia Church destroyed by fire Posted on 18 March 2018 at 8:33pm

    CENTRALIA - Flames destroyed the inside of Friendship Christian Church Saturday.

    The Boone County and Little Dixie fire departments were called to the fire, among many other departments, according to witnesses.

  • New Columbia crime report calls for more police, tax raise Posted on 18 March 2018 at 8:00pm

    COLUMBIA - City Manager Mike Matthes is scheduled to present the city council a report titled “Crime Reduction Strategy” Monday night during the council's meeting

    Matthes' office worked with the Columbia Police Department on the report to provide a “comprehensive strategy” that could help reduce crimes, according to Steven Sapp, the city’s community relations director.

  • Stephens College honors women who "act locally but thinking globally" Posted on 18 March 2018 at 4:48pm

    COLUMBIA - The Stephens College School of Creative and Performing Arts toasted to a woman who is using her platform to help raise awareness on human trafficking in central Missouri.

    The Woman of Courage award is dedicated to a local figure who "acts locally and thinks globally" in relation to social issues plaguing women in the community. The award started 3 years ago at Stephens College.

  • Bowling through straws Posted on 18 March 2018 at 3:28pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Nina Theroff walked onto Lincoln University's campus for the first time last fall, eager at the adventure that awaited her. More brash than shy, she wasn't about to let anyone or thing stop her latest enterprise.

    It was a few weeks into her Freshman semester that she overheard a fellow student mention a bowling team. She stopped and turned in an instant and inquired