• Dr. George P. Smith officially receives Nobel Prize as MU celebrates Posted on 10 December 2018 at 12:18pm

    STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- University of Missouri Professor Emeritus George Smith officially accepted his portion of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Monday.

    Dr. Smith received a diploma and medal for his research on phage display in MU's biology labs from the King of Sweden during the ceremony.

  • Missouri DE Tre Williams arrested on assault charge Posted on 10 December 2018 at 11:39am

    COLUMBIA — Police arrested Missouri defensive end Tre Williams early Sunday following a reported domestic incident.

    According to the police department, officers responded to a reported assault on South Providence Road shortly before 2 a.m. The victim told officers she and Williams, with whom she's in a relationship, got into an argument that went from verbal to physical while they were driving.

  • Almeta Crayton memorial toy donation registry ends today Posted on 10 December 2018 at 4:27am

    COLUMBIA - Those struggling to afford holiday gifts for their loved ones may still have options. Registration ends today for the Almeta Crayton Memorial Toys for Columbia's Youth toy drive. 

    A household can be supplied gifts for up to three children, with the number of presents depending on the amount of donations received. The children can be up to the age of 12. 

  • 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.