• Family member says enough is enough after Sunday's double homicide Posted on 8 July 2020 at 8:30pm

    COLUMBIA - After an overnight shooting Sunday left two dead and three injured, a family member of some of the victims said enough is enough. 

    It happened early Sunday morning on Columbia's east side at Volunteer Drive and Grace Lane. 

  • Columbia prepares for mask ordinance to take place Friday Posted on 9 July 2020 at 8:00am

    COLUMBIA – Thursday is the last full day Columbia residents will be able to go out in public without a mask. 

    Residents could be fined $15 if they are not wearing a mask, or if their mask does not comply with the guidelines of the ordinance. Businesses who violate the requirements may be fined $100.

  • MU Chancellor addresses international students Posted on 8 July 2020 at 6:01pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri addressed international students via email in regards to the guidelines enforced by the Department of Homeland Security Student and Exchange Visitor Program. 

    Earlier this week, the DHS announced all international students enrolled in universities planning to use online-only instruction will not be allowed to remain in the United States. 

  • MUPD arrest suspect for sidewalk graffiti by Jefferson statue Posted on 8 July 2020 at 5:24pm

    COLUMBIA- University of Missouri Police Department officers arrested Columbia man Ian M. Laird, 20, for sidewalk vandalism near the Thomas Jefferson statue.

    petition circled in early June, calling to remove the statue of Jefferson because of the founding father's ties to slavery. The university announced they would not remove the statue

  • Columbia suspension of curbside recycling now in effect Posted on 8 July 2020 at 5:19pm

    COLUMBIA — Citing "severe staffing shortages," the City of Columbia suspended all curbside recycling pickup effective Wednesday.

    In a news release, the city said that finding and retaining Commercial Driver's License operators has been a struggle for the past few years, and finding buyers for the materials has been difficult. 

  • DATA: Mid-Missouri businesses got millions in PPP loans Posted on 8 July 2020 at 5:06pm

    COLUMBIA —Businesses across mid-Missouri received millions in loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program, a coronavirus relief program aimed at preventing layoffs among small business owners. 

    Here's where to see the amount of money sorted by loan range. 

  • South Callaway school district announces plans for fall 2020 Posted on 8 July 2020 at 4:44pm

    COLUMBIA — South Callaway School District  superintendent Kevin Hillman announced on Wednesday plans for the upcoming semester. 

    As of now, the district plans to return to in person classes.

  • Show-Me State Games canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic Posted on 8 July 2020 at 4:15pm

    COLUMBIA - The 2020 Show-Me State Games have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    The games have been canceled to protect the health and safety of athletes, spectators, volunteers, officials and the community, according to Wednesday's press release. 

  • Wednesday marks the last day to register for August primary [embedded content] Posted on 8 July 2020 at 3:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Today is the last day to register for voting in the August 4 primary election in Boone County. Registration closes at 5 p.m.

  • Local gym adapts to mask ordinance Posted on 8 July 2020 at 3:18pm

    COLUMBIA - As the new mask ordinance comes into effect, local gyms are among the few exempt from the measures.

    People who go to a gym do not have to wear a mask while exercising indoors and outdoors where six feet of distancing can occur according to the new ordinance.