• Jefferson City police locate vehicles damaged by gunfire Posted on 19 November 2017 at 11:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Officers located shell casings and vehicles damaged by gunfire Sunday evening, Jefferson City police said in a news release.

    Police responded to the 200 block of North Ventura Ave. around 8:05 p.m. to reports of numerous gunshots in the area.

  • Columbia community comes together for 38th annual holiday parade Posted on 19 November 2017 at 7:09pm

    COLUMBIA - The 38th annual holiday parade kicked off with sirens as police cars took the lead. 

    The parade began at the intersection of Broadway and College Avenue and ended at the parking structure between Fifth and Locust streets.

  • 2 students with ties to Missouri named Rhodes scholars Posted on 19 November 2017 at 6:21pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two students who studied at Washington University in St. Louis have been selected as Rhodes scholars.

    The Rhodes Trust announced scholarships Sunday for Jasmine Brown of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Camille Borders of Cincinnati.

  • UPDATE: Videos catch people stealing packages from Columbia doorsteps Posted on 19 November 2017 at 11:00pm

    COLUMBIA - Videos surfacing from two Columbia neighborhoods show individuals stealing packages from doorsteps. 

    A video from a neighbor in southwest Columbia's Thornbrook neighborhood shows an individual stealing a package from a doorstep. Shortly after KOMU 8 shared the video on Facebook, a neighbor from the Bellwood neighborhood shared another video of someone stealing a package from a doorstep.

  • Missouri city opens largest solar farm in the state Posted on 19 November 2017 at 1:34pm

    NIXA (AP) — A city in southwest Missouri has opened the largest solar farm in the state.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that the new Nixa Solar Energy Farm started providing power this month. City officials predict that the array's 33,000 panels will be able to provide about 9 percent of the city's power needs.

  • UPDATE: Police make arrest after Sunday morning shooting Posted on 19 November 2017 at 5:12pm

    COLUMBIA - A 29-year-old man was in serious condition Sunday afternoon at University Hospital following a shooting Sunday morning. Columbia police said they later made an arrest.

    Detectives arrested 37-year-old Sheri Nicole Williams, of Columbia, at 7:32 a.m. Police said she entered a residence in the 5500 block of Volunteer Drive, brandished a firearm and shot the victim. 

  • Missouri wins fifth straight to become bowl eligible Posted on 19 November 2017 at 8:07am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Lock threw three touchdown passes and Missouri won its fifth straight game to become bowl eligible with its sixth victory, a 45-17 rout of Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

    The Tigers (6-5, 3-4 SEC) are the second team from the Southeastern Conference to become bowl eligible after a 1-5 start. Mississippi was the first, finishing 6-6 after an Independence Bowl loss in 1983.

  • Police investigate home invasion robbery at MU fraternity's annex Posted on 19 November 2017 at 12:45am

    COLUMBIA - A suspect struck a victim, and suspects fired multiple rounds, brandished at least one firearm and took property from the Delta Kappa Epsilon annex Saturday night, police said.

    Three suspects entered through an unlocked door when two victims were inside, Columbia police said in a news release.

  • Group says it needs $500K to start St. Louis trolley Posted on 18 November 2017 at 9:41pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit group behind the long-delayed streetcar set to operate in St. Louis' Loop area and University City says operation won't begin unless it gets $500,000.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Loop Trolley Co. recently notified local officials that it must have the money to cover startup costs and operating deficits. Loop Trolley President Les Sterman said in the Oct. 19 letter that the nonprofit firm will be insolvent by January because of recurring delays in construction, testing and regulatory approvals.

  • Man driving car full of fire extinguishers sees car fire, jumps into action Posted on 18 November 2017 at 8:15pm

    BOONE COUNTY - A 19-year-old college freshman was driving home for Thanksgiving break Saturday when a tire on his car caught fire. A man driving a Cintas car full of fire extinguishers was behind the college student and his family.

    Stephen Yates and his family were heading to Kingston from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla when the tire caught fire around 3 p.m. on Highway 63 near Old Millers Road in Boone County.