• Columbia College athletes honored for academics Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:04pm

    COLUMBIA - Three Columbia College basketball players were named members of the 2017-2018 NAIA scholar athletes team on Monday.

    Nathan Biggs of the men's basketball team received the academic honor for the second year in a row. Biggs is a senior with the team and finished his career with the Cougars on a 75-66 loss in the NAIA Championships. 

  • Doctor accused of prescribing opioids for no medical reason Posted on 19 March 2018 at 4:52pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri doctor has been indicted for allegedly prescribing fentanyl and other opioids to women with whom he had personal relationships.

  • UPDATE: Traffic moving again on I-70 after crash on Missouri River bridge Posted on 19 March 2018 at 2:01pm

    ROCHEPORT - Traffic is moving again following Monday's crash on the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport.

    The crash happened after noon on Monday, and emergency crews from both Boone and Cooper County responded.

  • Gov. Greitens wants his criminal trial moved up Posted on 19 March 2018 at 1:24pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled.

  • Weekend DWI enforcement in Columbia results in 33 arrests Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:48pm

    COLUMBIA - Over St. Patrick's Day weekend, which typically involves heavy consumption of alcohol across the country, area law enforcement conducted a DWI saturation and made 33 arrests.

    On Saturday night, CPD, the University of Missouri Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff's Department worked with enhanced enforcement to get intoxicated drivers off the roads. Between 10 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, police stopped 58 vehicles and administered 29 field sobriety tests. 

  • Missouri ranks first in adult student advancement Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:40pm

    COLUMBIA – The U.S. Department of Education says Missouri is the top state in the nation for academic gains among adult education students.

    State director of Adult Education Elaine Bryan said while the numbers are gaining the state recognition, its not her priority.

  • Weekly Wellness: Coffee before exercise? Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The smell of coffee being made is connected quite vividly to memories of being in my grandparents’ house. They used a percolator – you know, the old metal ones with the orange light on the side. The smell of coffee, to this day, makes me think of my grandma’s tiny kitchen in Skokie, Illinois. Back then, I didn’t drink it (I was a small child) but the aroma has stayed with me as a loving and fond memory.

    Today, as an adult, I love coffee. I still love the aroma but I also love the taste and the benefits. Over the years, coffee (and caffeine) has, at times, gotten a bad rap. Research has tied it to different myths… myths like:

  • Mexico man sentenced to life in prison for child sex crimes Posted on 19 March 2018 at 11:17am

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - An Audrain County court sentenced a Mexico man to life in prison plus seven years for a child sex crime, the county's prosecuting attorney said Friday. 

    Jimmy Dale Burns, 44, was arrested for attempted statutory sodomy with sexual contact in the summer of 2017 with a then 8-year-old girl. Burns was also booked for resisting arrest at the time because he threatened and fought with officers who came to question him. 

  • Fight leads to shots fired, injuries at Cole County bar Posted on 19 March 2018 at 10:49am

    COLE COUNTY - Four people were injured, including one that was flown to University Hospital in Columbia, during a fight that broke out at F&J Sports Bar in Cole County early Sunday morning.

    The Cole County Sheriff's Office said during the fight, someone took out a weapon and fired once. Debris from a ricochet of the round injured multiple people in the bar and another person was injured from a physical fight. 

  • Columbia church uses 'Blessing Box' to help feed community Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:30am

    COLUMBIA - Every few days, Pastor Max Jennings makes the walk down Discovery Church's driveway. Not to check the mail, but to fill up the other box at the entrance to their property. This one they've titled the "Blessing Box."

    "This is an opportunity to provide something for the community without any strings attached," Jennings said.