• Montgomery City man wins $77,777 Scratchers Prize Posted on 7 October 2019 at 2:32pm

    FULTON - One Montgomery City man, Matthew Bergesch, is $77,777 richer after playing a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket he purchased at a Casey's General store in Fulton.

    Bergesch, who only bought the ticket to break a larger bill, uncovered one of the five large prizes available in the recently introduced 'Mega 7' scratchers, according to a Missouri Lottery news release. 

  • Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games coming to Columbia in 2020 Posted on 7 October 2019 at 2:12pm

    COLUMBIA - Special Olympics athlete Beth Brokamp said she couldn't be happier the Missouri State Summer Games are coming to her hometown in 2020.

    "It's a happy day," Brokamp said.

  • 1 of 2 men wanted in deadly Kansas bar shooting arrested Posted on 7 October 2019 at 1:26pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — One of the two men accused of opening fire inside a Kansas bar early Sunday, killing four people and wounding five others, was arrested Sunday afternoon while the other remained at large, police said.

    Javier Alatorre, 23, and Hugo Villanueva-Morales, 29, were each charged with four counts of first-degree murder, police in Kansas City, Kansas, said in an early Monday release. Alatorre was arrested late Sunday afternoon in Kansas City, Missouri, but police were still looking for Villanueva-Morales, who is considered "armed and dangerous." Bail for each was set at $1 million.

  • Columbia man indicted for deadly crash that killed pedestrian Posted on 7 October 2019 at 12:12pm

    COLUMBIA - A grand jury handed down an indictment Friday against a man accused of hitting and killing a pedestrian.

    Charles Waddill, 50, was indicted for four criminal counts, including involuntary manslaughter, leaving the scene of a deadly crash, DWI and tampering with physical evidence. His arraignment is scheduled for October 15.

  • Naturalization ceremony welcomes 64 new U.S. citizens Posted on 7 October 2019 at 10:43am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Dozens gathered at the Missouri National Guard Headquarters on Monday to watch their family and friends become United States citizens. 

    64 people from more than 30 different countries - including Guatemala, South Korea, United Kingdom, Romania, Burma, India, Nigeria, and Kenya - recited the Oath of Allegiance to officially gain United States citizenship.

  • Columbia community gathers to combat violence Posted on 7 October 2019 at 12:09am

    COLUMBIA - Friends, family and neighbors came together Sunday afternoon to unite and support one another following a string of homicides in Columbia.

    Around 162 people showed up to a block party off of Rice Road and McKee Street. Columbia police shut down a part of Rice Road for the block party. Everyone joined together to share food and voice their opinions about how they wanted to make a safer community.

  • Mizzou linebacker Cale Garrett suffers season-ending injury Posted on 6 October 2019 at 10:29pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri's star linebacker is out for the remainder of the season after an injury in Saturday's game.

    Senior captain Cale Garrett suffered a torn pectoral muscle during the Tigers' 42-10 win against Troy on Saturday.

  • Columbia Fire crews put out fire along Vandiver Posted on 6 October 2019 at 7:00pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to a structure fire at G-Wrench's Auto on Vandiver Drive on Sunday.

    Fire crews responded to a call of heavy smoke coming from the roof of the building before 3 p.m.

  • Columbia Fire hosts 6th annual fire prevention week Posted on 6 October 2019 at 5:05pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department hosted its sixth annual Fire Prevention Week Kickoff on Sunday. 

    The event was held to educate the public on different ways to keep safe in the event of a fire. The Kickoff Party had children’s games, food, fire truck tours and a live fire demonstration in the Columbia Mall parking lot. 

  • Man arrested for assault on Pulaski County deputy Posted on 6 October 2019 at 5:02pm

    PULASKI COUNTY - Officials said one man was arrested for allegedly attacking a deputy with a knife.

    According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department, a deputy spotted a disabled vehicle off Highway 133. The deputy found three people at the scene and tried to identify them.