Columbia airport advisory board chooses selection committee member
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 7:51pm
COLUMBIA -Columbia Regional Airport is one step closer to getting a new terminal.
The city Airport Advisory Board met Wednesday to appoint Tom Drury, the general manager of Drury Hotels and member of the Airport Advisory Board, to the Design/Build team selection committee.
Mizzou Esports takes home Rocket League title in first year
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 7:08pm
COLUMBIA - In it's first season of competition, the University of Missouri Esports team were crowned champions after winning the NACE Rocket League championship on Sunday. Mizzou defeating Aquinas four matches to one.
Mizzou's Esports team was launched in December of 2018, competing in popular games like League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League.
Fire breaks out at Missouri State Penitentiary
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 6:37pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at the Missouri State Penitentiary.
According to fire personnel, the fire, which started on the exterior of the building on the roof, has been contained.
Columbia adding more renewable energy with new solar field
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 5:14pm
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia is moving forward with the creation of a new solar field after the city council unanimously authorized the purchase at their meeting Monday night.
According to the Missourian, Boone-Stephens Solar 1, a Delaware-based company, has the contract with the city to build a 64-megawatt solar field in Columbia.
BREAKING: CPD searches Cooper County for missing Columbia woman
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 3:45pm
COLUMBIA - A Columbia Police source confirmed officers were following up on leads Wednesday in Cooper County in relation to missing Columbia woman Mengqi Ji Elledge.
Authorities would not confirm the exact location of their activity.
Five arrested in Fulton on a narcotics search warrant
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 3:18pm
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department and Callaway County Sheriff’s Office assisted the M.U.S.T.A.N.G drug task force with a narcotics search warrant early Wednesday morning.
According to a news release, upon arrival at 818 Vine street in Fulton, a crystal-like substance (Methamphetamine) and drug paraphernalia were found.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt releases results of SAFE Kits inventory
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 2:02pm
COLUMBIA - 6,157 out of 6,987 sexual assault kits went untested in Missouri, the state's SAFE Kit initiative revealed Wednesday.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt released the SAFE Kit inventory results Wednesday at True North of Columbia.
"Most Wanted Fugitive" arrested after tri-county manhunt
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 1:51pm
OSAGE COUNTY - A man on the run since Friday in Maries County was captured Wednesday morning in Osage County.
Deputies say 23-year-old Shay Vinson crashed a car during a chase Friday before fleeing the scene on foot and leaving an injured person trapped in the vehicle.
UPDATE: Verdict announced in 2018 Waffle House shooting trial
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 3:41pm
COLUMBIA - After testimony and a three hour jury deliberation this afternoon, Matthew McMillan has been found guilty of murder in the 2nd degree, guilty of unlawful use of a weapon, guilty of assault in the first degree, and guilty of armed criminal action.The final disposition will be on Jan. 13 at 1:30 p.m.
This comes after one of two victims of a 2018 Waffle House shooting testified at the Boone County Courthouse on Wednesday during the second day of the murder trial of Matthew McMillan.
Columbia woman charged with involuntary manslaughter for May crash
Posted on 20 November 2019 at 12:41pm
COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman accused of hitting and killing a man on Grindstone Parkway faces a new charge.
Prosecutors filed an involuntary manslaughter charge against 23-year-old Regine McCracken Wednesday.