• Columbia school board to request annexation for Rock Bridge Elementary Posted on 12 November 2018 at 3:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education will request to change city limits at Monday night's board meeting to include Rock Bridge Elementary School.

    The school is currently just outside city limits at the intersection of Route K and South Highway 163. The new annexed land would make the school eligible for city funds.

  • CPS has no comment for parents concerned about middle school redistricting Posted on 12 November 2018 at 5:30pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education says it will not comment on parents' concerns for a new middle school because "there is nothing to comment on."

    CPS Community Relations Director Michelle Baumstark said the board is aware of parents' concerns but can't respond because nothing has started. 

  • Mid-Mo drivers surprised by the snow Posted on 12 November 2018 at 3:06pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Works says it's ready for a snowy winter.

    Even with the early snowfall, the department said it is not concerned about running low on supplies, including salt.

  • Schools, business react to snow with early dismissals, cancellations Posted on 12 November 2018 at 3:04pm

    COLUMBIA - As snowy, slushy conditions cover mid-Missouri, schools, businesses and groups are changing their plans for the afternoon and evening. You can keep up on our closings and cancellations page.

    We're frequently updating our weather page and providing forecasts on Facebook as well.

  • Stan Lee, Marvel Comics visionary, dead at 95 Posted on 12 November 2018 at 3:02pm

    (CNN) -- Stan Lee, the colorful Marvel Comics patriarch who helped usher in a new era of superhero storytelling -- and saw his creations become a giant influence in the movie business -- has died.

    He was 95.

  • Private college students kidnapped, sexually assaulted Posted on 12 November 2018 at 2:44pm

    POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. (AP) — A convicted felon has been charged with abducting two Christian college students and forcing them to perform sex acts on each other at gunpoint after they violated curfew and were locked out of their southwest Missouri campus.

    Robert Hyslop, 49, of Branson, Missouri, is jailed without bond on charges of kidnapping, sexual abuse and sodomy, the Springfield News-Leader reported. No attorney is listed for Hyslop in online court records. He could face life in prison if convicted.

  • Columbia Police to end community outreach unit, form new unit Posted on 12 November 2018 at 1:35pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department announced it will be merging its community outreach unit and downtown unit into one "community resource unit."

    The new resource unit will be made up of eight officers and two sergeants who will each be assigned a beat. This will free up six extra officers to return to patrol. Columbia Police Deputy Chief Jill Schlude said this was necessary because of staff shortages.

  • Candidate for Missouri attorney general announces campaign Posted on 12 November 2018 at 11:12am

    ST. LOUIS - A former assistant attorney general announced his campaign for Missouri Attorney General Monday morning.

    In a media release Monday, Elad Gross said he plans to focus his campaign on ending dark money in Missouri, prosecuting corruption and reforming Missouri’s ethics laws.

  • Homicide under investigation in southeast Missouri Posted on 12 November 2018 at 9:47am

    BISMARCK (AP) — Authorities are investigating a woman's death in southeast Missouri as a homicide.

    KFVS-TV reports that the 67-year-old woman was found dead Sunday afternoon in her home in the St. Francois County town of Bismarck. Police and the sheriff's department say evidence at the scene indicates the death was a homicide. A person of interest is in custody.

  • Morgan County man pleads guilty to abandonment of corpse Posted on 12 November 2018 at 9:16am

    MORGAN COUNTY - A man accused of moving the dismembered body of his friend's common law wife pleaded guilty to two charges Friday.

    Darrell Willis is scheduled to be sentenced for abandonment of a corpse and tampering with evidence on November 27.