• Search underway again Thursday for missing woman [embedded content] Posted on 5 December 2019 at 1:49pm

    COLUMBIA - The search of the Lamine River for the body of Mengqi Ji Elledge entered its third consecutive day on Thursday.

    Authorities have been focusing the search efforts on an area under a bridge near the De Bourgmont Access point on Missouri 41 north of I-70.

  • State Auditor's Office receives 6 nonpartisan state demographer applications Posted on 5 December 2019 at 1:44pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Auditor's Office announced today they will deliver to Senate Leadership at least six completed applications for the nonpartisan state demographer position.

    The demographer will be tasked with redrawing state House and Senate districts and then proposing those maps for use in elections. 

  • Man arrested for sexual assault at MU residence hall Posted on 5 December 2019 at 1:32pm

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecutor's Office charged a man with sodomy on Thursday after a reported sexual assault at a MU residence hall.

    Justin Clark, 19, is in the Boone County jail, with bond set at $50,000. 

  • Two North Carolina men arrested in Cooper County drug bust [embedded content] Posted on 5 December 2019 at 10:47am

    COOPER COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrested two men when they found $1.1 million worth of THC vape cartridges during traffic stop Wednesday night.

    MSHP Troop F shared in a tweet that they pulled an SUV over after it crossed the center line on I-70 in Cooper County. K9 Rony sniffed out the cartridges.

  • House will draft Trump impeachment articles, Pelosi says Posted on 5 December 2019 at 10:38am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that the House is moving forward to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

    ’’Our democracy is what is at stake,” Pelosi said. “The president leaves us no choice but to act.”

  • City of Columbia to host a panel introducing candidates for fire chief Posted on 5 December 2019 at 2:48am

    COLUMBIA - Columbia's search for a new fire chief is coming to a close.

    A community relations specialist for City Manager John Glascock's office said she expects the search to end soon.

  • Three dead and one injured in shooting at Pearl Harbor Posted on 4 December 2019 at 11:04pm

    HONOLULU (AP) - The military says a U.S. sailor shot and killed two, and wounded one at the Pearl Harbor shipyard before taking his own life.

    The military didn't release a motive or any identifying information about the sailor who opened fire Wednesday at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

  • AG Eric Schmitt writes letter of support to Cameron football team over prayer Posted on 4 December 2019 at 9:31pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The letter is in response to the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) calling the Cameron football team's pre and post game prayer unconstitutional.

    The FFRF wrote the letter back on November 4, calling out the head and assistant football coach for the prayer.

  • Neighbors react to nearby search for missing woman in Lamine River Posted on 4 December 2019 at 8:17pm

    COOPER COUNTY - Neighbors who live near the Lamine River have watched the search for missing Columbia woman, Mengqi Ji Elledge, since it started weeks ago. 

    Columbia police are leading the search efforts to find the missing mother with the help of other local law enforcement agencies.

  • Shooting victim dies two weeks after shooting Posted on 4 December 2019 at 5:40pm

    COLUMBIA - The victim of an attempted homicide in mid-November died in her home Friday.

    The Columbia Police Department was dispatched to a residence in the 2800 block of Jacobs Place Friday afternoon, according to city spokesman Brian Adkisson.