• Social media threat results in Fulton teen's arrest Posted on 19 October 2017 at 4:54pm

    FULTON -- A South Callaway High School student is accused of sending out a threatening Snapchat.

    Police said the snap featured a photo of Gage Quick displaying a pistol and was captioned, "Y'all better be ready for what goin down when get back to school."

  • Missouri woman pleaded to charge related to embezzlement Posted on 19 October 2017 at 3:55pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City woman had pleaded guilty to failing to pay taxes on at least $466,000 in a charge related to embezzling from her family's company.

    Fifty-six-year-old Tammera Goodman pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court. She was an officer manager at Restoration Remediation Resources Corp. Prosecutors say she unlawfully used the business' funds to pay at least seven personal credit cards she used for personal spending. She also wrote at least 26 fraudulent unauthorized checks to herself, and used business funds to pay her personal mortgage.

  • Woman admits faking nursing credentials to work in hospital Posted on 19 October 2017 at 3:33pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman has admitted that she lied about her nursing credentials to work at a St. Louis hospital and to teach nursing at a New Mexico college.

    Federal prosecutors say 36-year-old Samantha Rivera pleaded guilty Thursday to health care fraud and identity theft.

  • Callaway Energy Center undergoes outage during refueling Posted on 19 October 2017 at 2:42pm

    FULTON – Ameren Missouri’s Callaway Energy Center is in the middle of a 55-day outage, where crews will replace fuel assemblies and perform regular maintenance.

    Of the 193 fuel assemblies, 88 of them will be replaced.

  • Renaming Robert E. Lee Elementary goes before newly-selected group Posted on 19 October 2017 at 1:44pm

    COLUMBIA - The question of whether to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary, in part because of its Confederate roots, will be the task of a new group approved by the Columbia Public Schools' Board of Education Thursday.

    Columbia residents who submitted their applications for possible membership were chosen randomly and presented to the board to approve.

  • MO AG announces $120 million settlement with General Motors Posted on 19 October 2017 at 12:57pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The attorneys general for 49 states and the District of Columbia reached a settlement with General Motors over ignition switch defects, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Thursday.

    The $120 million multi-state settlement came following an investigation which found GM hid knowledge about defective ignition switches. Under certain circumstances, the switches could move from the "Run" position into the "Accessory" or "Off" positions. That could then lead to a loss of electrical power to systems like power steering, power brakes, and even airbags in the event of a crash.

  • Deputies say teenager survived gunshot to head Posted on 19 October 2017 at 11:43am

    BOONE COUNTY - Sheriff's deputies said a teenager was shot in a home on Bethany Drive on Wednesday.

    The shooting happened at around 10:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of Bethany Drive. Deputies went to the home after getting several reports from residents about gunfire. There they learned the victim had already been taken to a hospital by private vehicle.

  • Columbia police investigate home invasion on Clark Lane Posted on 19 October 2017 at 11:07am

    COLUMBIA - Police are investigating a home invasion on Clark Lane after victims said two men broke in and took property from the house.

    It happened shortly before midnight Wednesday. One of the people in the home answered the door, and the two suspects forced their way inside. They indicated they had a gun, and took several items before running off.

  • 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.