• The catastrophic Camp Fire isn't even halfway done burning, officials predict Posted on 18 November 2018 at 11:18pm

     (CNN) -- While hundreds of families wait in agony to learn the fate of missing loved ones, officials gave a gut-wrenching forecast on the fate of California's Camp Fire:

    It's not even halfway done burning yet.

  • Missouri woman driving U-Haul across country to help fire victims Posted on 18 November 2018 at 10:33pm

    COLUMBIA - A St. Louis woman is headed to California and collecting donations along the way to help the victims of the destructive wildfires.

    Heather Bell was in Columbia Sunday night for her first stop of many on a 2,000 mile road trip.

  • Springfield yoga community responds to pastor's sermon Posted on 18 November 2018 at 10:15pm

    OZARK (AP) — Springfield's yoga community is speaking out after a pastor at an Assemblies of God megachurch warned Christians to avoid the popular activity because he claims it has "demonic roots."

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Pastor John Lindell told worshippers last month at the James River Church in Ozark that yoga positions were "created with demonic intent" and called Hinduism demonic. The church is known to have a congregation of more than 10,000.

  • The Latest: Blunt: 'Smoking gun' against prince would help Posted on 18 November 2018 at 5:59pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):

    10:55 a.m.

  • Federal Reserve: Farm income continues to decline this fall Posted on 18 November 2018 at 4:32pm

    OMAHA (AP) — The Federal Reserve says farm income continued to decline across the Plains and western states this fall because crop prices remain weak.

    The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Missouri, says more than half the bankers in the region say that farm income is lower than last year because the ongoing trade dispute has hurt crop prices.

  • UPDATE: Arrest made, man hospitalized in Boone County shooting Posted on 18 November 2018 at 3:00pm

    BOONE COUNTY - One woman is in custody Sunday after a shooting late Saturday night on North Wester Lane, just east of Columbia city limits.

    Boone County Sheriff's deputies were called to the 800 block of Wester Lane around 9:30 p.m. after a neighbor called reporting a loud argument.

  • Columbia city manager to address police strategy change Posted on 18 November 2018 at 12:37pm

    COLUMBIA - City Manager Mike Matthes said he will speak at the council meeting Monday, following the announcement of changes to the police department's Community Outreach Unit.

    The Community Outreach Unit's 14-officer staff will be reduced to eight officers. Each of these eight officers will be assigned to one of the eight beats of the city to continue their work as part of the Community Outreach Unit. Previously, these officers were assigned to one of four areas with the highest number of 911 calls in the city.

  • Savannah woman builds stray cat shelters for the winter months Posted on 18 November 2018 at 12:05pm

    SAVANNAH (AP) — A cat owner in northwestern Missouri is crafting makeshift shelters to help keep stray cats warm during the winter months.

    Savannah resident Lindy Anderson built the temporary shelters out of Styrofoam coolers, which she stuffed with straw and fitted with a cat-sized cutout entryway, the St. Joseph News-Press reported . Anderson is giving the small shelters away for free.

  • One in hospital after shooting east of Columbia city limits Posted on 18 November 2018 at 12:01am

    BOONE COUNTY - One person was hospitalized Saturday evening after a shooting just east of Columbia, the Boone County Sheriff's Department said.

    Deputies responded to a shots fired call in the 800 block of North Wester Lane around 9:30 p.m.

  • 'Beer and Brats for Cops' raises money for Police Unity Tour Posted on 17 November 2018 at 8:12pm

    LAKE OZARK - Community members gathered Saturday to raise money for the Police Unity Tour. 

    Every year, police officers from around the country take part in the Police Unity Tour, a bike race from Washington D.C. to New Jersey. Each officer rides in honor of one or more fallen officers to support the national police memorial in Washington. 
    Sharon and Steve Yoder organized the 'Beer and Brats for Cops' event to raise money for their son, Kirt, an officer from Leawood, Kansas, to ride in honor of fallen Missouri officers. 
    Kirt Yoder said he starting riding in the race six years ago as a way to show appreciation for his colleagues. He said this year's race has a new meaning. 
    "Now I'm unfortunately riding for friends of my own who are now on the [police memorial] wall and and that's tough," Yoder said. "But showing their families and continue to support 'em. It means the world to me."
    Aside from beer and brats, Saturday's event featured raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. All proceeds went toward expenses for Kirt Yoder and one other officer travel to the race in Washington next May. 
    Kirt Yoder's mother, Sharon Yoder, said this was their first year to hold the event at the Lake of the Ozarks. She said she could not have been more pleased with the support offered from the community. 
    "The Lake of the Ozarks is an amazing community," Sharon Yoder said. "It's a very close-knit group, a very supportive group. The vendors and local merchants have been very generous in what they've donated for the auction."
    Yoder said they plan to hold the event again next year.