• One dead in fire at Pulaski County home Posted on 16 January 2018 at 12:09pm

    PULASKI COUNTY - Firefighters are investigating a fire that left one person dead Monday night.

    The fire happened at a house in the 19000 block of Rawlins Road shortly before 9:30 p.m. When firefighters arrived they found the home had collapsed. While extinguishing the flames they found one person dead.

  • Man arrested in killing at Missouri mobile home park Posted on 16 January 2018 at 8:18am

    LINCOLN — A man has been arrested in a deadly shooting at a west-central Missouri mobile home park.

    The Benton County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Caleb L.D. Shephard, of Cole Camp, was shot Friday night just outside the town of Lincoln. The Sedalia Democrat reports that he was rushed in an ambulance to a helicopter landing site, where he died.

  • Victims in Pulaski County quadruple shooting identified Posted on 15 January 2018 at 11:26pm

    PULASKI COUNTY - The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department identified the victims of last Thursday's quadruple shooting that killed two and injured two others. 

    Johnathan D. Graham, 24, and Sherry R. Gann, 53, died as a result of the shooting. Cassandra M. Gann, 28, and David L. Reeves, 49, survived the shooting. 

  • Downtown eateries open doors for first winter Restaurant Week Posted on 15 January 2018 at 9:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Nineteen restaurants in downtown Columbia created special lunch and dinner menus for customers to order from for the first winter Restaurant Week.   

    The list of eateries participating in Restaurant Week includes local favorites like Addison's, Flat Branch and Room 38. 

  • Greitens delays tour to promote tax proposals amid affair scandal Posted on 15 January 2018 at 8:53pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is delaying a planned tour to talk about his tax change proposals after admitting to having an extramarital affair.

    The Republican governor's spokesman, Parker Briden, said Monday that Greitens will still unveil his policy goals this week, but that he's delaying a promotional tour.

  • Columbia businesses cash in on schools' closing due to the cold Posted on 15 January 2018 at 8:44pm

    COLUMBIA – Columbia Public Schools are closed Tuesday and one local business is hoping they will be able to capitalize on kids being free for the day.

    Tiger Bounce is a place for children 13 years or younger to get together and play. Employees hope the indoor play area will be an attraction to parents wanting to keep their kids out of the cold weather and entertained.

  • Local NAACP chapter celebrates the accomplished dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Posted on 15 January 2018 at 5:08pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's NAACP chapter hosted their annual 24th Martin Luther King, Jr. Day memorial program. 

    The theme for this year's annual celebration was "A Dream Deferred, A Dream Ignited." 

  • MSHP superintendent says it's time to transition from silence to engagement Posted on 15 January 2018 at 5:46pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - People of all backgrounds filled the seats in the bottom of SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital to come together to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    The 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Service was one of many celebrations held throughout the city to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King.

  • Suspect holds woman, children at gunpoint to get away from Best Buy robbery Posted on 15 January 2018 at 2:10pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police say a man robbed the Best Buy on Worley Street and then held a customer and her children at gunpoint to make his escape. 

    Police say Fulton resident Erik Demetrek Colbert, 28, was arrested and booked into the Boone County Jail.

    A press statement said Colbert held a Best Buy employee at gunpoint before ordering the woman and her children to carry the stolen items to a vehicle. Colbert drove the vehicle from the scene and was arrested about 30 minutes later, police said.

  • Police respond to dozens of slide-offs in latest winter storm Posted on 15 January 2018 at 2:02pm

    COLUMBIA - Dozens of drivers have slid off the road in central Missouri and the highway patrol says many of them were simply going too fast for conditions.

    Pastor Marion Mitchell pulled his niece out of the ditch on Highway 63 when she slid off the road. Mitchell said, even though the roads may not look snow covered, they are still very slippery.