Holts Summit man found guilty in statutory sodomy case
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 9:39am
COLUMBIA - A Holts Summit man was found guilty of two counts of statutory sodomy in a two-day jury trial May 16 and 17.
Joshua Urban, 25, was charged in the first degree for touching the genitals of a four-year-old girl and having that child reciprocate the actions. These interactions occurred from January 2016 to June 2017.
Student shot, wounded after graduation at Kansas megachurch
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 8:46am
LEAWOOD, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say one person has been shot and wounded in the parking lot of a suburban Kansas City megachurch after a high school graduation.
The Kansas City Star says the shooting happened Thursday night after a fight erupted outside the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas. With more than 20,000 members, it's the largest Methodist congregation in the U.S.
Wanted man from Fulton tased and arrested Thursday night
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 6:50am
COLUMBIA - Law enforcement officials have a 44-year-old Fulton man in custody after having an active $20,000 warrant from Callaway County.
Brent Gibson attempted to flee officers at 1415 Ewing Ave around 8:30 Thursday night. During the pursuit, Gibson jumped out the home's window and tried to run.
The Latest: Missouri Senate passes corporate tax cut
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 5:57am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Latest on Missouri lawmakers' work on tax policy (all times local):
Proposal would charge fee for parking at Columbia Regional Airport
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 11:37pm
COLUMBIA - Patrons of the Columbia Regional Airport would have to pay for parking under a proposal from a city council member.
Council member Ian Thomas proposed a $5 per day fee at Columbia’s Public Transit Advisory Commission on Thursday.
Topping off gas tank could prompt costly repair, says Columbia mechanic
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 3:45am
COLUMBIA - Squeezing those extra drops into your gas tank could end up costing you a chunk of money.
Ted Hambach, shop foreman at All-Star Automotive in Columbia, says damages could be very expensive.
Prosecutor: Greitens' lawyers threatened to 'ruin' her
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 9:33pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says lawyers for Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens twice threatened to "ruin" her if she didn't back off investigations of the governor.
Gardner spoke to The Associated Press this week after her office dismissed an invasion of privacy case stemming from Greitens' 2015 affair with his St. Louis hairdresser. She says a decision will be made by June 1 on whether to refile the charge.
Discounted home-wireless for eligible Columbia Public Schools students
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 5:02am
COLUMBIA - Discounted internet service, at-home media learning, and bridging the "digital divide" are a few of the benefits provided by the Wireless at Home initiative. The program is a partnership between Columbia Public Schools (CPS) and Mediacom Communications.
CPS gives high school students laptops and fifth through eighth graders iPads to take home to use for homework and learning.
Poverty, homelessness still high in mid-Missouri
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 7:24pm
COLUMBIA – The Boone County Commission met Thursday to address inequality in mid-Missouri.
“We have had an amazing amount of collaboration with agencies working together with a common goal,” said Boone County commissioner Fred Parry.
Former police officer Rob Sanders testifies in his lawsuit to get his job back
Posted on 17 May 2018 at 3:40pm
COLUMBIA - Former Columbia Police officer Rob Sanders testified on his own behalf Thursday in his lawsuit to get his job back. He was fired seven years ago for using excessive force against a suspect in a holding cell.
Sanders admitted he used a two-handed maneuver against Kenneth Baker, but said it met procedure. The scuffle is shown in a video. Sanders can be seen shoving Baker, who was in distress after being pepper sprayed.