• Fulton teen in critical condition after being hit by car Posted on 28 June 2017 at 3:00pm

    FULTON — A 16-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was hit by a car Wednesday morning.

    Fulton Police responded to the 2400 block of N. Business 54 at 11:20 a.m. to calls of a car crash involving a pedestrian.

  • Part of settlement reached in Ryan Ferguson lawsuit Posted on 28 June 2017 at 1:44pm

    ST. LOUIS — Ryan Ferguson has settled a portion of his lawsuit against police, nearly four years after his 40-year prison sentence was overturned.

    A federal judge was informed during a teleconference Tuesday that the settlement in Ferguson's lawsuit against six Columbia Police Department members is awaiting signatures. Court records say the attorneys expect the deal will be finalized this week or next. No details were disclosed. KOMU 8 reached to attorneys for Ferguson and the Columbia Police Department, but have not heard back.

  • Man accused of fatally shooting man he thought was a demon Posted on 28 June 2017 at 10:43am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City, Missouri, man is jailed on $150,000 bond after being accused of a drug-related shooting death of a man he thought was a demon.

    Jackson County prosecutors charged 30-year-old Prince Conrad with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in Monday's death of 45-year-old Willie Reaws III.

  • Judge orders robbery trial for Missouri sheriff Posted on 28 June 2017 at 10:22am

    CHARLESTON (AP) — A judge has dismissed an assault charge against a southeastern Missouri sheriff being investigated in the death of a Tennessee inmate but ordered him tried on a robbery count.

    The Southeast Missourian of Cape Girardeau reports Associate Judge Gary Kamp's ruling followed a preliminary hearing Tuesday involving Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson.

  • Downtown construction causing difficulty for workers Posted on 27 June 2017 at 8:57pm

    COLUMBIA - As construction continues in the downtown area, workers are finding it difficult to be around.

    "It's making downtown a little more congested, which is making the overall scene a little more stressful," said Pajmon Porshahidy, who works at Pizza Tree.

  • Community input sought for Forum and Green Meadows intersection Posted on 27 June 2017 at 8:38pm

    COLUMBIA -The City of Columbia Public Works Department held an informal open house Tuesday, giving people a chance to ask questions and offer input on design options for the proposed Forum Boulevard and Green Meadows Road intersection improvement project.

    People had the opportunity to look at the preliminary design concepts, which included roundabouts, full signals, J-turns, and pedestrian crossings. 

  • Several homes burglarized in Elm Tree area Posted on 27 June 2017 at 8:13pm

    BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is investigating four burglaries this month in the Elm Tree area. Homes on Highway VV, Dripping Springs and Botner Road were burglarized. 

    Det. Tom O’Sullivan said the burglaries happened during the day when people weren’t home.

  • Missouri Supreme Court backs sexual predator law Posted on 27 June 2017 at 6:23pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court says it's constitutional to commit sex offenders to secure confinement after prison.

    In two rulings Tuesday, the high court supported the Missouri law, which allows sexually violent offenders to be committed indefinitely to mental institutions.

  • Arrest made in mid-June gas station double shooting Posted on 27 June 2017 at 6:04pm

    BOONE COUNTY - Sheriff's detectives arrested a 20-year-old Jefferson City woman Tuesday in connection with a shooting that wounded two 35-year-old women on June 18.

    The Boone County Sheriff's Department said detectives located Alyssia Thorpe in Jefferson City and took her into custody. She was being held Tuesday in the Boone County Detention Center on suspicion of hindering prosecution and tampering with physical evidence.

  • Court OKs Missouri right-to-work ballot rundowns by Democrat Posted on 27 June 2017 at 5:50pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri appellate judges are reinstating descriptions of initiative petitions against right to work laws that were approved by the former Democratic secretary of state.

    The Missouri Court of Appeals' Western District on Tuesday ruled eight of 10 original summaries of the petitions were sufficient. Judges added wording to two.