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.
UPDATE: Columbia moves forward on plans for mall expansion [embedded content]
Posted on 6 October 2019 at 4:58pm
COLUMBIA - Discussions to re-zone the Columbia Mall, fund projects at the Columbia Regional Airport along with a potential vote to ban conversion therapy are on Columbia's City Council agenda at Monday night's regularly scheduled meeting.
The numerous construction projects to increase facilities around the city come after a large population increase in Columbia, Missouri. According to the United States Census Bureau, Columbia's population is around 123,180 in 2018, compared to 86,062 in 2000.
Rocheport hosts second annual 'Donut Festival'
Posted on 6 October 2019 at 3:51pm
ROCHEPORT - Donuts, axes, bubbles and more were all part of the fun at Rocheport's second annual "Donut Festival."
The event was put on by Colin Lavaute, a Rocheport resident who said he wanted to put a smile on the face of all attendees.
Kansas City bar shooting leaves 4 people dead and 5 wounded
Posted on 6 October 2019 at 11:07am
KANSAS CITY, Kansas (CNN) - Four people were killed and another five were injured in a shooting at a private Kansas City bar overnight, police said.
Officers were called to the Tequila KC bar in Kansas City, Kansas at 1:27 a.m. (2:27 a.m. ET) and four shooting victims were found dead inside the bar, police spokesman Thomas Tomasic said.