Police shooting Suspect dies

A 23-year-old Columbia man died Tuesday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after separate shootings sent two Columbia police officers to the hospital.

The man, Richard Thiel Evans, shot himself in the head after police tried to apprehend him near his parents’ Park De Ville home Tuesday morning. Evans, son of former Columbia city attorney David Evans, died about 4:45 p.m. at University Hospital.

Support pours out for Bowden

Fellow police officers. Firefighters. Friends and family. Members of her church.

They came to University Hospital to help in any way they could.

Shootings lock down 2 schools

The shootings in Columbia’s Park DeVille neighborhood occurred as students were arriving at nearby Smithton Middle School, where the school day begins at 7:50 a.m.

Teachers and staff at Smithton worked to quickly get children off buses and to a secure location inside the school, said Jacque Cowherd, deputy superintendent of Columbia Public Schools.

First shooting captured on videotape

When Columbia police officer Molly Bowden made what appeared to be a routine traffic stop at 9:50 p.m. Monday, it was recorded by a video camera mounted on her dashboard.

Although the video has not been released, Police Chief Randy Boehm said it includes important evidence of the shooting of Bowden.

Evans’ records show a violent history

Richard T. Evans had a history of violence and drug use, according to court records.

Evans was charged with second-degree property damage of his parents’ home in March 1999, according to court records, and was sentenced to shock detention and counseling. He was also ordered not to have unlawful contact with his parents, David and Kathryn Evans.

Victim gives stabbing details

With the help of one of the victims, police are beginning to piece together a blow-by-blow account of the stabbing at a Columbia convenience store that left one man dead and another man critically injured.

According to the probable cause statement filed by Columbia police Detective Tim Giger, Deandre Terry, 20, of Columbia was stabbed in the heart while trying to help his friend Ricky Murray, 32, also of Columbia, as he was being stabbed.

Leads still sought in MU researcher’s death

Capt. Brian Weimer of the MU Police Department said investingators do not have any new leads in the investigation of the death of MU researcher Jeong Im.

Im, 72, was found stabbed to death in the trunk of his burning car Friday afternoon. The car was found in the Maryland Street parking garage at MU.

Drama fosters diversity

Anguished immigrants huddle together in the pit of a slave ship making its way to the United States. It’s a small but disturbing example of how diversity was created in this country.

Six performers involved in the InterACT Teen-to-Teen Theatre group will act out this scene and many others Thursday in an effort to portray the lives of immigrants in the United States. The group will perform the original production, “The Promised Land … Harmony in Diversity,” at the Columbia Values Diversity Celebration.

Blunt reverses state union rule

JEFFERSON CITY — At his first press conference as Missouri’s governor, Matt Blunt shot down measures supporting collective bargaining by state workers and signed several cost-cutting measures.

And the Republican chief executive hinted the first cuts won’t be the last, or the deepest.

Lucas leads Cowboys by Missouri

STILLWATER, OKLA — Missouri put a scare in No. 7 Oklahoma State, but in the end the Cowboys just had one too many weapons for the Tigers to contend with.

Missouri lost to Oklahoma State 78-68 Tuesday.

Sutton reaches milestone

STILLWATER, OKLA — Oklahoma State coach Eddie Sutton celebrated much more than a victory. He celebrated a milestone.

The Cowboys (12-1, 2-0) defeated the Tigers (9-6, 1-1) with a late surge and unbelievable free throw shooting. The win brought Suttons’ win total to 767.

Missouri women go down hard, 87-44

No offense and no rebounding equaled no contest.

It was over early.

The Missouri women’s basketball team lost 87-44 to No. 23-ranked Kansas State on Tuesday night in Manhattan. This was the Tigers’ lowest scoring game of the season, and its worse defeat ever in conference play.

Lucas uses every tool

STILLWATER, OKLA. — Oklahoma State’s John Lucas likes to make good use of all of his available resources to prepare for the game.

And that includes the ball boys.

Wrestlers lose first match

The Missouri wrestlers took their first loss of the season, 22-17 to No. 6 Lehigh in a match that was decided in the final bout of the night.

Missouri fell behind by as many as 15-points, but came back to lead following a five-bout win streak by Cody Greene (149), Brad Cielseki (157), Tyron Woodly (165), Ben Askren (174) and Matt Pell (184).

The quest for British barbecue

LONDON — Everything you’ve heard about English cooking is true. It’s bland, it’s usually covered in mayonnaise and it often disconcertingly combines words such as “kidney,” “ale” and “pudding.”

There’s a silver lining to this glaring cultural deficiency, especially in a town the size of London: The English know they’re terrible cooks, so they welcome the rest of the world to come and cook for them.