• 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):

    11:30 p.m.

  • 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.