COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A 10-year-old girl and cancer patient who was featured in commercials for St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and honored at several sporting events has died.
Columbia girl featured in St. Jude's commercials dies of cancer
Posted on 20 March 2018 at 2:09pm
Greitens next hearing scheduled, wants to move trial date up
Posted on 20 March 2018 at 1:05pm
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.
FarmHouse International Fraternity closes Mizzou chapter
Posted on 20 March 2018 at 12:23pm
COLUMBIA-- FarmHouse International Fraternity announced Tuesday it will close its University of Missouri-Columbia chapter after a joint investigation on hazing and alcohol violations.
MU and FarmHouse conducted this investigation after allegations of campus and fraternity hazing and alcohol policies, according to a press release from MU News Bureau.
Man connected to 2017 Columbia homicide pleads guilty
Posted on 20 March 2018 at 11:54am
COLUMBIA-- A man pleaded guilty Monday to charges connected to a homicide case in the summer of 2017.
Willie Higgens was charged with tampering with evidence and unlawful possession of a firearm. He was arrested in July after detectives connected him to a shooting that left one man dead.
Update: 1 dead, 1critical and 1 stable condition after Maryland high school shooting
Posted on 20 March 2018 at 10:48am
GREAT MILLS, Md. (AP) — A shooting at a Maryland high school Tuesday morning injured three people, including the shooter, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.
Callaway County needs welders, hopes new training program will help
Posted on 19 March 2018 at 9:06pm
FULTON - The Callaway County workforce will soon see more skilled workers thanks to a newly approved state grant. The grant money will help establish a welding apprenticeship program in Fulton.
The Missouri Division of Workforce Development is providing $341,204 for the Central Missouri Welding Apprenticeship Project.
Columbia church to hold risk assessment training to prevent future incidents
Posted on 19 March 2018 at 8:08pm
COLUMBIA - Security at mid-Missouri churches is an ongoing conversation, and Boone County officials will lead a discussion on the topic Tuesday night.
Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) and the Boone County Office of Emergency Management are hosting a free training seminar to provide information and teach the public about threats and incidents at houses of worship.
Columbia's low property taxes could be to blame for latest crime surge
Posted on 19 March 2018 at 6:55pm
COLUMBIA - Columbia enjoys a low property tax rate, one of the lowest in the state especially for its size.
City Manager Mike Matthes said the community doesn't pay very much into taxes, and law enforcement has suffered because of it.
Columbia moves forward with sports park project without county
Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:48pm
COLUMBIA - After years of deliberation, Columbia's city council voted to move forward with construction of the Mid-Missouri Sports Park project at Perry Phillips Park.
The project was originally planned for Phillips Park, but for the past 14 months the city had been in talks with Boone County officials about a competing plan to build a larger sports park on the old Boone County fairgrounds instead.
Drivers could notice new lights, signs near Hallsville railroad crossing
Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:22pm
HALLSVILLE - A railroad crossing in Hallsville could be the next location to get active warning devices as part of the Missouri Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Program.