• Young ROTC cadets reflect on the 18th anniversary of the Afghanistan war Posted on 7 October 2019 at 5:05pm

    COLUMBIA - The United States' war in Afghanistan is the nation's longest war, with Monday marking the 18th year since the war began, just 26 days after a terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001.

    The war has raged on for as long as many of the students at MU's ROTC program have been alive.

  • Man pleads not guilty in case tied to missing Wisconsin brothers Posted on 7 October 2019 at 5:05pm

    KINGSTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man has pleaded not guilty to tampering with a vehicle rented by two missing Wisconsin brothers.

    Garland Nelson pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Monday.

  • Galloway calls on local governments to ban self-deleting applications Posted on 7 October 2019 at 3:18pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - State Auditor Nicole Galloway is pushing local governments to ban the use of self-deleting applications, according to a news release.

    In a letter to Missouri's counties and municipalities, Auditor Galloway encouraged local governments to be fully transparent in public business.

  • Libertarian candidate announces run for governor Posted on 7 October 2019 at 4:35pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County man announced a run for Missouri governor as a Libertarian. 

    Rik Combs' campaign website lists his platform as slashing taxes, cutting spending and protecting private property.

  • 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.