• Homeowners not injured but two pets lost as fire guts Boone County home Posted on 18 February 2018 at 10:53am

    BOONE COUNTY - A fire destroyed a home on Mount Hope Road early Sunday morning.

    Boone County Fire Protection District captain Martina Pounds said crews arrived at 6861 Mount Hope Road around 6:13 a.m. to find fire coming though the roof.

  • Eric Hosmer leaves Kansas City Royals Posted on 18 February 2018 at 1:04am

    Eric Hosmer is leaving the Royals.

    Hosmer signed an eight-year contract with the San Diego Padres for
    for around $144 million, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The contract comes with an opt-out cause after five years, according to the Kansas City Star.

  • Columbia students build skills and friendships at local chess tournament Posted on 17 February 2018 at 6:22pm

    COLUMBIA - More than 100 students gathered to compete in the 2018 Columbia Elementary & Middle School Scholastic Chess Tournament at Lange Middle School Saturday.

    It's an event that's been held since the late 1990s and has amassed a large group of dedicated participants throughout the years.

  • Two Columbia dance teams come together to showcase talent Posted on 17 February 2018 at 5:49pm

    COLUMBIA - The Father Tolton Catholic High School Blazers and the Battle High School Spartan Sparklers came to share their love for dance Saturday.

    The two teams hosted the inaugural Blazer/Battle Showcase. 

  • Ashland Police are creating a stronger presence in Southern Boone schools Posted on 17 February 2018 at 5:36pm

    ASHLAND – The Ashland Police Department is taking precautionary measures after a school shooting at a Florida high school. The shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. 

    The department said it will be placing an officer in school buildings at various times during school hours at the Southern Boone County School District. The police department made the announcement on it's Facebook page Friday. The post received over 500 shares. 

  • Junior chefs compete in cooking competition Posted on 17 February 2018 at 4:40pm

    OSAGE BEACH – Elementary students displayed their creativity on Saturday.

    Hy-Vee hosted a Junior Chefs Energy Bite competition.

  • Driver flees fatal hit-and-run on I-70 Posted on 17 February 2018 at 3:34pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police were unsure Saturday who drove a vehicle they believe hit and killed a man on I-70. 

    In a news release, police said 35-year-old Jerry Martin, of Florissant, was walking on I-70 westbound at mile marker 129.6 when the vehicle hit him.

  • JCPS breaks ground, reveals name of second high school Posted on 17 February 2018 at 2:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Public Schools will have two high schools by August 2019.

    The district held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday and revealed the name of its newest addition: Capital City High School.

  • Holts Summit commission proposes city zoning changes Posted on 17 February 2018 at 1:55am

    HOLTS SUMMIT- Leonard Stephenson has lived in his mobile home, on the same street, for over 20 years.

    "I like this community," Stephenson said. "I've got good friends and good neighbors. My son lives two doors down with his four children, and it's a good area."

  • Local Boys and Girls Club hosts 13th annual chili cook off Posted on 17 February 2018 at 7:35am

    COLUMBIA - The Boys & Girls Club of Columbia kicks off its 13th annual MFA Oil Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cook-off Saturday afternoon.

    The money raised will help the Boys and Girls Club's after school and summer program.