• Three arrested after search warrants find drugs in Camden County Posted on 2 December 2019 at 5:01pm

    CAMDEN COUNTY - Police arrested three individuals Sunday morning after two search warrants resulted in a large amount of illegal substances.

    The Lake Area Narcotics Enforcement Group and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence in Linn Creek.

  • UPDATE: Police release photos of robbery suspect from We B Smokin Posted on 3 December 2019 at 2:00pm

    COLUMBIA - Police have now released photos and are asking for assistance in identifying a suspect who ran into a smoke shop, smashed two gambling machines and stole money from the machines. 

    The Columbia Police Department is looking for a suspect who they believe fled We B Smokin on Paris Road on foot Monday.

  • Pinkel holds annual charity event, reacts to Odom firing Posted on 2 December 2019 at 2:03pm

    COLUMBIA- Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel reacted to news that his successor Barry Odom has been fired from the team.

    Pinkel held his annual "One Step Forward" charity event Monday, where he and former team captain L'Damian Washington handed out free Nike shoes to foster children at the Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home.

  • Ragtag to host film in recognition of World AIDS Day Posted on 2 December 2019 at 8:08am

    COLUMBIA - Local organizations are partnering to raise awareness about AIDs.

    Ragtag Cinema, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services and the Center Project are organizing a free screening of "How to Survive a Plague."

  • Rock slide closes one lane of Highway 54 in Osage Beach Posted on 2 December 2019 at 1:43pm

    OSAGE BEACH - One lane of Highway 54 reopened Monday morning after a man was injured when a "large rock" fell on his vehicle Sunday.

    In a news release, the Osage Beach Police Department said 34-year-old Victor Bautiasta, of Osage Beach, was traveling eastbound when the rock caused front-end damage to his vehicle. He was transported to Lake Regional Hospital with monor injuries. 

  • Residents in Cooper County warned to lock doors, look out for subject Posted on 1 December 2019 at 10:52pm

    COOPER COUNTY — The Cooper County Sheriff's Office asked residents in the area of Highway 87, Cave Creek Road and Dishion Lane to lock their doors and secure their vehicles Sunday evening after a subject fled from authorities.

    Deputies responded to Cave Creek Road at around 4:45 p.m. to investigate a report of assault. A male subject fled the residence during the investigation.

  • Little Bonne Femme Baptist Church celebrates 200th anniversary Posted on 1 December 2019 at 5:54pm

    COLUMBIA — What's in a church? For Little Bonne Femme Baptist, almost 200 years of history.

    The church, first founded Dec. 5, 1819, hosted a special program Sunday to recognize its upcoming bicentennial. Worshipers young and old joined each other in a meal, hymns and sermon that discussed how the church's history intersects with Missouri's.

  • CPS' new solution to limit college debt: dual-credit classes Posted on 2 December 2019 at 5:09pm

    COLUMBIA - A new partnership between Columbia Public Schools and Moberly Area Community College could ease the financial burden that higher education puts on students and families.

    Beginning in August, Columbia public high school students will have the option to graduate with a high school diploma and an associate's degree at the same time. That could allow them to head straight into the workforce or to enter college with two years of credit complete — and no debt.

  • 3 people die as 2 vehicles swept off flooded Missouri roads Posted on 1 December 2019 at 11:58am

    BOLLINGER COUNTY (AP) — Three people died in southeast Missouri when their vehicles were swept off flooded roads in Bollinger County on Saturday.

    The Missouri Highway Patrol says two boys died and an adult man and a 2-year-old boy were injured when their vehicle was swept off a bridge. In a separate incident, a 48-year-old Louisiana man died.

  • Local farmers disagree with nationwide Christmas trees shortage Posted on 30 November 2019 at 10:12pm

    BOONVILLE - Black Friday marked the official start to the Christmas shopping season. While many people begin to put up their decorations, experts predict a nationwide Christmas tree shortage.

    It can take up to 10 years for a Christmas tree to grow: which means we are still seeing the impact of the 2008 recession, which drove many growers out of business.