• Crews respond to fire at Columbia Crossing Apartments Posted on 10 December 2018 at 12:30am

    COLUMBIA - Columbia firefighters responded to a fire at Columbia Crossing Apartments on Towne Drive late Sunday night.

    Division Chief Darrin Arends said the fire started in a ground floor apartment. He said two people were in the apartment when the fire started, but they got out safely and there are no reported injuries.

  • Storm walloping the Southeast wipes out power to 500k and makes travel 'difficult or impossible' Posted on 9 December 2018 at 7:25pm

        (CNN) -- Treacherous driving conditions and canceled flights could keep residents stuck at home for days as a nasty mix of snow and ice grip the Southeast.

    "Over 20 million people are under winter weather alerts, over 8 million people are under a flash flood threat, and over 9 million people are under wind advisories," CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said Sunday.

  • MU faculty worry buyout program could gut some departments Posted on 9 December 2018 at 12:47pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — University of Missouri faculty members are raising concerns that the system's move to offer buyouts to its senior professors could leave some academic departments gutted.

    The university system recently notified full-time and tenured faculty members over 62 of an option to receive a payout of 1.5 times their annual salary, up to $200,000, beginning Sept. 1, 2019. Eligible faculty at the Kansas City, Columbia, Rolla and St. Louis campuses must have worked in the system at least five years.

  • Columbia man accused of shots fired in Steak 'n Shake Posted on 9 December 2018 at 11:38am

    COLUMBIA - Officers with the Columbia Police Department responded to a shots fired call inside the Steak ‘n Shake on W. Worley Street just before 1 a.m. Sunday.

    According to a release, officers found evidence of a shot fired into the ceiling. The suspect left the area before police arrived.

  • Pastor plays decades-old organ to kickoff music recital in Jamestown Posted on 9 December 2018 at 10:58am

    JAMESTOWN - Grace United Methodist Church held its seasonal music recital on Sunday featuring a 117-year-old historic church organ.

    "It's the season of song, the word carol means songs of joy," said Pastor Bruce Jeffries. "And it's important for us to remember."

  • Four people charged in early morning Fulton assault Posted on 9 December 2018 at 10:00am

    FULTON - Fulton police officers responded to the Fulton Medical Center regarding a possible assault early Sunday morning. 

    According to a press release from the Fulton Police Department, the victim said he was assaulted by several subjects using a machete and brass knuckles. During the investigation, officers made contact with Brittany Boshears and Anna Raines. 

  • Kansas City woman charged for trying to smuggle cocaine into jail Posted on 9 December 2018 at 8:30am

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A Kansas City woman was arrested Saturday and charged with multiple felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.

    Angela Poulsen, 42, was transported to the Callaway County Jail after being arrested by an outside agency.

  • New Down syndrome group holds first educational event Posted on 8 December 2018 at 10:33pm

    COLUMBIA - The Down Syndrome Guild of Central Missouri had its first learning seminar in Columbia on Saturday. The seminar focused on encouraging independence in students with Down syndrome. 

    Amy Allison, the chief operating officer of the Down Syndrome Guild's Kansas City branch spoke at the event. She said there is a need for education in the state's central region. 

  • Central Missouri Humane Society waiving adoption fees this weekend Posted on 8 December 2018 at 10:35pm

    COLUMBIA - All weekend the Central Missouri Humane Society is encouraging people to come adopt animals. The humane society has waived adoption fees this weekend. 

    After a recent fire, 31 cats and dogs were brought to the shelter this past week.

  • Dog groomer trains service animals to give back to community Posted on 9 December 2018 at 3:08pm

    OSAGE BEACH – A dog groomer in Osage Beach has made it a mission to train service dogs after she had to rely on one while recovering from a severe car crash.

    Alice Richter was in a body cast for nine months. During her time in the hospital, a very special dog named Massey became a source of comfort and inspiration.