• Shoppers grab early Black Friday deals around mid-Missouri Posted on 23 November 2017 at 8:39pm

    COLUMBIA – Shoppers put down their forks and picked up their wallets as Black Friday deals ran into Thanksgiving.

    Many stores around mid-Missouri and the nation opened their doors for early holiday shopping on Thursday. The Best Buy on Worley Street had a line of people running the entire front of the building hours before the doors opened around 5 p.m.

  • Kids lend a helping hand during annual Thanksgiving dinner Posted on 23 November 2017 at 3:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Volunteers, young and old, served food to hundreds of people for Almeta Crayton’s Everybody Eats 20th Annual Thanksgiving Meal at the Columbia Senior Activity Center Thursday. 

    Almeta Crayton passed away in 2013 before Thanksgiving, but the tradition lives on. Executive Director Kentrell Minton said he started volunteering 17 years ago. 

  • Man dies in single vehicle crash in Mexico Posted on 23 November 2017 at 1:47pm

    MEXICO - A 34-year-old man died Thursday morning after he crashed his vehicle.

    Omar Guadencio Cruz-Martinez, of Mexico, Missouri, was driving his 1999 Honda crossover southbound on Fairground Road when the vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree. 

  • Pedestrian killed after being hit by car Posted on 23 November 2017 at 1:19pm

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department confirmed a pedestrian died after being struck by a car on Wednesday night.

    The incident happened in the 6700 block of Gillespie Bridge Road at approximately 10:14 p.m.

  • Cole County authorities investigating shooting Posted on 22 November 2017 at 10:58pm

    COLE COUNTY - The Cole County Sheriff's Department said it is investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday night.
    Chief Deputy John Wheeler said one person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening wounds.
    The sheriff's department said the victim is not cooperating, so authorities don't really know where the incident happened.
    The victim was originally taken to the Capital Region Medical Center, but was then transferred to MU Hospital's Trauma Center.

  • Michael Porter Jr. recovering after back surgery Posted on 22 November 2017 at 7:34pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball star Michael Porter Jr. is recovering after undergoing surgery in Dallas Tuesday. MU said he will likely miss the rest of the season.

    Porter underwent a microdiscectomy of the L3-L4 spinal discs. The procedure has a projected recovery time of three to four months.

  • Columbia police releases surveillance photos from armed robbery Posted on 22 November 2017 at 6:01pm

    COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, Columbia police released photos of an October armed robbery at Dash Liquor.

    On October 29, police responded to Dash Liquor on Paris Road after a man entered the business wearing a mask, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.

  • Columbia man involved in deadly shooting indicted on gun charge Posted on 22 November 2017 at 5:04pm

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man involved in a deadly shooting in May has been indicted by a federal grand jury on a gun charge.

    Ricky Gurley, 50, was indicted for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

  • Traffic and gas prices increase during Thanksgiving Posted on 22 November 2017 at 3:14pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – With Thanksgiving comes a lot more traffic on the roads. In fact, according to AAA there will be about 25,000 more people on the road this year than last in Missouri alone.

    AAA expects to see around 45.5 million people on the road nationwide.

  • Attorney General Josh Hawley investigating Uber data breach Posted on 22 November 2017 at 2:51pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley sent a letter to Uber on Wednesday demanding the rideshare take immediate action to notify all affected consumers following a data breach.

    Hawley also asked Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi to protect consumers' personal information and prevent future breaches. Hawley said his office will investigate the Uber data breach and whether Uber’s ensuing conduct violated Missouri consumer-protection and data-privacy laws.