• Child Passenger Safety Week encourages use of car seats Posted on 23 September 2018 at 5:51pm

    COLUMBIA - According to Missouri state law, all children over the age of eight do not have to ride in car seats, but some kids don't meet height and weight requirements to ride in the car safely.

    Sunday kicks off with National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sept. 23-29. During this week, law enforcement officers are going to be on the look out for child seat safety violations. If caught in the act, parents can expect to see a $50 fine.

  • Columbia police search for passenger who fled traffic stop Posted on 23 September 2018 at 5:22pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police are searching for a person who ran away from a traffic stop in south Columbia around 2 p.m. Sunday.
    Police took the driver into custody but released him moments later. The passenger fled the scene, and police are continuing to search. At least eight units responded.

    Officer Austin Wagenhauser said he knows who the passenger was and police planned to get a warrant for his or her arrest.

    Steven Sapp, the city's director of community relations, said the passenger is not a threat to the public.

  • One dead in fatal crash on Old Highway 63 Posted on 23 September 2018 at 10:57am

    COLUMBIA - One person died and another was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning. 

    Police said Perri A. Jones, 21, was driving Southbound on the 2200 block of Old Highway 63. Destiny Hardin, 19, was also in the vehicle. 

  • Missouri basketball player arrested for alleged DWI, suspended Posted on 23 September 2018 at 9:45am

    COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball forward Mitchell Smith was arrested early Sunday morning by the Boone County Sheriff's Department and charged with a DWI.

    Smith was released after paying a $500 bond.

  • St. Louis man gets prison for fatal 2012 police chase crash Posted on 23 September 2018 at 9:27am

    CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2012 police chase that ended in a deadly crash in Hazelwood.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Reno Whitt Jr. was sentenced Friday. He was found guilty by a jury in June of second-degree murder.

  • No. 2 Georgia clears another SEC hurdle at Missouri, 43-29 Posted on 23 September 2018 at 8:55am

    COLUMBIA (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart learned plenty in his days as an assistant under Alabama's Nick Saban.

    Among those lessons was a tendency to nitpick victories. After the second-ranked Bulldogs beat Missouri 43-29, Smart bemoaned his defense's inability to stop the run and some costly mistakes that turned a potential blowout into the closest game of the season.

  • One local church brings awareness to child sexual abuse Posted on 23 September 2018 at 12:18am

    COLUMBIA – About one in 10 children are subject to sexual abuse, according to a local expert on the subject.

    The Compass Evangelical Free Church will host a Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention training from 5:30 to 8:30 Sunday night. The event is free to the public.

  • Water main break causes at least $100,000 in damage to Hearnes Center Posted on 22 September 2018 at 8:17pm

    COLUMBIA - A water main break in MU's Hearnes Center early Saturday morning caused at least $100,000 worth of damage, according to a university spokesman.

    Nick Joos, deputy athletics director for communications, said he's not quite sure exactly where the break happened.

  • UPDATE: Fulton police interview suspect in McDonald's shots fired call Posted on 22 September 2018 at 6:49pm

    FULTON - The Fulton Police Department responded to shots fired at a McDonald's located at 303 S. Business 54 early Saturday morning.

    The suspect hit 23-year-old Brady Smith, of Fulton, twice on the head with a gun after they got into a "physical altercation," according to a news release. 

  • Five arrested near Auxvasse for narcotics, 70 firearms found Posted on 22 September 2018 at 5:16pm

    AUXVASSE - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested five people Friday morning during a narcotics search at a residence in the 5100 block of County Road 280 near Auxvasse. 

    Deputies said they found methamphetamine, nearly 30 marijuana plants and several pounds of marijuana. They also found 70 firearms, some defaced and stolen, and defaced ATVs and motorcycles, according to a news release.