• Multi-county car chase ends with two in custody Posted on 19 October 2017 at 1:09am

    BOONEVILLE - Police took two into custody after a car chase late Wednesday night. 

    Police said the chase began on I-70 near Rangeline Road. It ended at mile marker 99 in Booneville. 

  • Airline's first all-female crew takes off from Missouri Posted on 18 October 2017 at 11:07pm

    ST. LOUIS - Southwest's first all-female crew took off from Missouri on Wednesday. 

    The flight traveled from St. Louis to San Francisco. 

  • Jaden Schwartz has hat trick, Blues beat Blackhawks 5-2 Posted on 18 October 2017 at 11:06pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Wednesday night.

    Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season and has at least one point in six of the Blues' first seven games. It was his 51st career multi-point game and fourth this season.

  • Police investigating death on 2700 block of Summit Road Posted on 18 October 2017 at 8:39pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department responded to a call at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in West Columbia.

    They are investigating a death that has not yet been verified as foul play or not. CPD is currently waiting on the investigative team to be granted a search warrant. 

  • From kids to adults: People get to know Hartzler at Youth Town Hall Posted on 18 October 2017 at 8:14pm

    ASHLAND - Children, parents and politicians attended a Youth Town Hall featuring Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, Wednesday evening at the Ashland Optimist Club building. 

    Three middle school students, two of which are home-schooled, put together the Youth Town Hall. Jacob Schelp, the 11-year-old behind the idea, became interested in history when he was just 5 years old. As he aged, his love for history expanded into politics. 

  • MU's active threat alerts raise concern on campus Posted on 18 October 2017 at 7:51pm

    COLUMBIA - After an active threat on MU’s campus, some are disappointed with the MU Alert system and question its ability to get details out in a timely manner.

    MU Alert sent out its first tweet Wednesday at 11:23.

  • Leaders to decide use of funds for downtown spots disrupted by construction Posted on 18 October 2017 at 6:33pm

    COLUMBIA - The Downtown Leadership Council met Tuesday to decide how to spend fees paid by developers to compensate businesses for the inconvenience caused by construction.

    "The funds will also provide signage to let customers know that the business is still open," council chair Scott Wilson said.

  • Man sentenced for bomb threats against Missouri courthouse Posted on 18 October 2017 at 5:31pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — An Arkansas man who made bomb threats to a county courthouse in Missouri so his court hearing would be canceled has been sentenced to 2.5 years in federal prison without parole.

    Federal prosecutors said 36-year-old Phillip Ray Robison Jr., of Hartford, Arkansas, was sentenced Wednesday for making the threats against the Cedar County Courthouse because he didn't want to go to jail for a case in that county.

  • Five MU teams awarded Coulter Grants Posted on 18 October 2017 at 4:14pm

    COLUMBIA - Six years after being one of the first 16 schools to incorporate the Coulter Awards, MU has become the first school in the nation to fully fund the awards internally. 

    The Coulter Award is a grant given to projects at the University designed to accelerate academic health care innovations by helping biomedical researchers turn their projects into real products and services that can improve patient care. 

  • Individuals with alcoholism can find help more easily with new tool Posted on 18 October 2017 at 4:12pm

    COLUMBIA – People struggling with alcoholism can find help more easily with a new online navigator tool released by the National Institutes of Health.

    Many people think their options are limited when looking for treatment, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse. The online tool offers a directory of providers for alcohol treatment across the United States.