• MU football assistant coach arrested Posted on 16 December 2018 at 11:12am

    COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri assistant football coach was arrested Saturday on a warrant from Miller County after failing to appear at a January court date stemming from a traffic ticket. 

    According to online records from the Boone County Sheriff's Department, MUPD arrested 56-year-old Vernon Hargreaves. He was later released after posting $1,000 bond.

  • UPDATE: Two arrested in Fulton on suspicion of dealing cocaine, meth Posted on 16 December 2018 at 8:08am

    FULTON - Two people were arrested on various drug charges Sunday morning.

    According to a release, Police stopped a vehicle on William Woods Ave near Dunham Drive for a traffic violation at around 1:00 a.m. During the stop, officers found a passenger allegedly with illegal drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine and various pills. Multiple items related to drug dealing were found as well.

  • Symphony of Toys concert includes holiday music, toy donations Posted on 15 December 2018 at 10:45pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Symphony will play holiday music Sunday for the Symphony of Toys concert. Students in the Missouri Symphony Conservatory will also perform in the concert.

    In the theater lobby, guests can make donations to Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps. The toys need to be unopened and new.

  • Columbia College awards veteran degree posthumously Posted on 15 December 2018 at 9:15pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia College had a special moment during the graduation ceremony Saturday to honor a student who died in a car crash.

    Business management student Andrew Helmreich, 28, died in late October, just before completing his degree. The college awarded his family with a diploma to recognize his efforts. His family said they don’t know how to thank the college.

  • Jefferson City Diocese adds names to list of clergy accused of abuse Posted on 15 December 2018 at 8:31pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Diocese confirmed Saturday three people were added to its list of clergy accused of abuse. 

    In a bulletin passed out at the end of its Saturday mass, the diocese included a statement adding the names of Robert Duesdieker, Don Greene and Mel Lahr to its list of clergy accused and/or removed from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City. 

  • Radio station works to make community culturally aware Posted on 15 December 2018 at 10:10pm

    COLUMBIA - People gathered at Hickman High School on Saturday to celebrate holidays from several cultures.

    KOPN Community Radio hosted the Multicultural Holiday Rock.

  • UPDATE: Police make arrest in connection to Aspen Heights Parkway shooting Posted on 15 December 2018 at 5:40pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police made an arrest in connection to Saturday afternoon's shooting in the 3800 block of Aspen Heights Parkway where a 19-year-old woman was shot.

    According to a news release, police arrested 20-year-old Jaylen James of Columbia. James was arrested on charges of second degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm and tampering with physical evidence. 

  • Missouri State Capitol completes mural restoration project Posted on 15 December 2018 at 4:26pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Capitol has recently completed an effort to restore and conserve the building's murals that provide visitors with snapshots of the state's history.

    Neosho-born artist Thomas Hart Benton's "A Social History of the State of Missouri" was a focus of the preservation project, the Joplin Globe reported . Benton's murals give visitors a chronological guide through the lives of Missouri residents, from fur trading and early farming to a political gathering. Some of the artwork captures uglier parts of the state's history, such as slavery and the 1838 expulsion of Mormons from the western part of Missouri.

  • Trump says Interior Secretary Zinke leaving administration Posted on 15 December 2018 at 9:53am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke , who's facing federal investigations into his travel, political activity and potential conflicts of interest, will leave the administration at year's end.

    Trump tweets that Zinke "accomplished much during his tenure" and that a replacement would be announced next week. The Cabinet post requires Senate confirmation.

  • Tax credit helps YMCA expansion Posted on 15 December 2018 at 8:48am

    ASHLAND - The Southern Boone Area YMCA will build a new 15,714 square-foot facility in the next two years, if they receive more funding.

    The Missouri Department of Economic Development (MoDED) announced it will give $7.57 million to non-profit organizations this month, and the YMCA is one of the benefactors.