• Columbia College receives three AMC weekly honors Posted on 19 February 2018 at 6:21pm

    COLUMBIA - Three Columbia College athletes were recognized with American Midwest Conference Player of the Week titles on Monday. 

    Malik Holman was named as Men's Indoor Track and Field athlete of the week for the second time this season. Holman finished first in three events over the weekend, leading Columbia College to its second-straight Indoor Track and Field Championship. He tallied top times in the 1,000 meter run, the mile run and the 3,000 meter run. Holman was also named Indoor Most Outstanding Track Athlete of the Year. 

  • Missouri women's basketball continues climb in rankings Posted on 19 February 2018 at 4:38pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri women's basketball continued its climb in the AP rankings Monday, moving up from No. 13 to No. 11. 

    The only other conference teams ahead of Missouri in the rankings are No. 7 South Carolina and No. 2 Mississippi State. 

  • New bill to lift restrictions on felons in the workforce Posted on 19 February 2018 at 4:16pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – A House committee approved a bill to allow people with prior convictions to work in places that sell alcohol and lottery tickets.

    Steve Smith, CEO of Job Point in Columbia, said the bill would open doors for the people he works with every day.  

  • City Council to vote on community policing resolution Posted on 19 February 2018 at 2:38pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council is expected to adopt a resolution declaring its support for community-oriented policing at its meeting Monday night. The resolution would define parameters of community-oriented policing and design a citywide program.

    City Manager Mike Matthes appointed Sgt. Robert Fox to lead the effort. It's a new and temporary position - if the resolution is passed. 

  • Missouri teen arrested after accused of threatening school shooting Posted on 19 February 2018 at 1:42pm

    REPUBLIC (AP) — Police have arrested a 13-year-old Missouri boy accused of threatening to shoot up a school with an AK-47 in a video posted on social media.

  • Missouri man not guilty in shooting death of former brother in-law Posted on 19 February 2018 at 12:34pm

    POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A man has been acquitted in the fatal shooting of his former brother-in-law on the steps of a southeast Missouri mental health facility.

  • Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl out of school Posted on 19 February 2018 at 10:22am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A lawsuit filed last week alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student, who was taken to a motel and raped.

  • Two killed in Kansas City highway crash Posted on 19 February 2018 at 8:28am

    LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say two children have died and three other people are critically injured in a crash on a suburban Kansas City beltway.

  • Columbia's sewage system to receive $2.7 million upgrade Posted on 19 February 2018 at 8:08am

    COLUMBIA - A $2.7 million project to the Columbia sewage system will be introduced to city council Monday night.

    The project will focus on upgrading sewer pipes, manholes, and lateral connections to the main. Around 15,000 linear feet of sewer main will be rehabilitated throughout Columbia.

  • Man faces possible life sentence for sexual abuse Posted on 19 February 2018 at 7:47am

    ODESSA (AP) — An 80-year-old Missouri man who was convicted of abusing two young girls faces a possible life sentence.