• Mayor Treece to make announcement at Columbia Regional Airport Posted on 13 December 2017 at 9:04am

    COLUMBIA – The growth of Columbia Regional Airport is set to take another step forward Wednesday morning.

    Mayor Brian Treece will make an announcement about the future of the airport at 9 a.m.

  • Shooting, standoff leads to SWAT team break-in Posted on 13 December 2017 at 8:55am

    COLUMBIA - SWAT teams broke in to a home on Fir Place following a standoff early Wednesday, but did not find the male suspect inside.

    The standoff started following a report of shots fired in the 1500 block of Fir Place. Police said a woman had been shot in the foot, and called police after making her way to the Phillips 66 on Rangeline between I-70 and Business Loop. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment.

  • Roy Moore loses Alabama Senate race; GOP margin narrows Posted on 12 December 2017 at 10:30pm

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. - Alabama Republican Roy Moore, beset by allegations of sexual misconduct, lost his bid to become a senator. He was defeated by former U.S. attorney Doug Jones.

    Several women have accused Moore of sexual assault. Two of them said they were teens at the time it happened.

  • Former Cole County official sues former boss, Cole Co. Commission Posted on 12 December 2017 at 8:33pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The former Cole County Chief Juvenile Officer sued his former boss and the Cole County Commission Tuesday, claiming leadership failed to investigate illegal drug use among deputy juvenile officers.

    Kurt Valentine worked for Cole County until Sept. 1. He says he resigned after his boss, Cole County Juvenile Court Administrator Michael Couty, told him he would be fired regardless of the outcome of an internal investigation. Valentine said it wasn't clear what the purpose of the investigation was.

  • Officials put out abandoned vehicle fire in Boone County Posted on 12 December 2017 at 8:21pm

    BOONE COUNTY - An abandoned car caught fire Tuesday at the intersection of East Broadway and South Rolling Hills Road.

    Fire crews responded to the scene after 6 p.m.

  • Missouri enrolls in new foster care study Posted on 12 December 2017 at 7:51pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri has entered in a new foster care study that will look at foster parent recruitment and retention. 

    It will specifically focus on why people choose to become foster parents, what makes them continue or what makes them want to stop.

  • UPDATE: Foul play suspected in man's death, vehicle fire; road reopens Posted on 12 December 2017 at 6:08pm

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - A criminal investigation was underway Tuesday after a man's death and a vehicle fire. Foul play was suspected.

    Audrain County sheriff's deputies responded shortly after noon Tuesday to a report of a vehicle fire and a man down in the road on Audrain Road 913.

  • Jefferson City Council has only one contested seat Posted on 12 December 2017 at 5:41pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The 2018 Jefferson City council elections only have one contested seat: 5th Ward Council member.

    Incumbent Larry Henry will not be running for reelection, which leaves the seat open for two newcomers.

  • Coalition hosts health care insurance sign up event as deadline looms Posted on 12 December 2017 at 5:41pm

    COLUMBIA - Cover Missouri, a coalition promoting sign ups for the Affordable Care Act, held an open-enrollment event at the Columbia Public Library Tuesday night. 

    Scott Miniea, the central hub organizer, worked with colleagues to help people sign up or alter their healthcare plans. He said there could be consequences for not getting insurance.

  • Racial justice group aims to help bail residents out of jail Posted on 12 December 2017 at 11:24pm

    COLUMBIA - For people in jail, it's sometimes difficult to get together the funds to bail out.

    That's where one local group is hoping to help.