Former Columbia police Officer Steven Rios was found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action on Friday. A jury recommended a sentence of life in prison for the June 2004 murder of Jesse Valencia.
The deliberations started at noon Friday in the murder retrial of Steven Rios. Attorneys for both the state and defense presented their closing arguments earlier in the day.
During the past two seasons the Tigers have clawed to the cusp of greatness, have staggered and now find themselves teetering upon prominence once more.
MU women's swim team member, Lori Halvorson, nearly broke a school record.
As a result of a tightening budget, the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center announced Thursday the closing of one wing, which holds 15 in-patient beds. The move leaves the center with a capacity of 45 in-patient beds.
The three were arrested Friday afternoon when a warrant was served at 3518 La Mesa Drive.
Kansas City-based Interstate Bakeries Corp. was cleared to exit bankruptcy Friday.
Daryl Miles Brown faced 11 counts of wire and travel fraud. In December 2005, a 12th count was added, alleging Brown conspired to commit money laundering, the Missourian previously reported.
Columbia College was named one of the top 20 military-friendly institutions in the country. Columbia College has 17 campuses on military bases and has developed a system to help military students get an education.
The Columbia teen police pulled over for driving erratically in August and found his mother’s body in the trunk of the car was indicted for second-degree murder Friday, and his younger brother is considered a suspect in the case.
Three Columbia residents, a doctor, a retiree and a student, are part of a group of 100 citizens picked to help the transition team of Gov.-elect Jay Nixon.
Rep. David Sater of Cassville prefiled a bill to create a registry for methamphtamine offenders.
Ibtisam Barakat has written a book about her struggles as a child growing up in Palestine. She now lives in Columbia, and she shared her thoughts on Columbia, writing and telling the Palestinian story.
For the past 10 years, the city and county fire departments have shared responsibility for calls in those parts of the city governed by the territorial agreement. But the city says it can no longer afford the agreement, and some city residents object to getting county fire service for their city tax dollars.
Secret Santas will be handing out $100 bills to those in need Friday in St. Louis.
Chris Willow-Schomaker is the creator of mamaroots, a local business selling toys made from all-natural materials.
The hellbender, considered by some to be the most grotesque-looking salamander in North America, has been on the state's endangered species list. A program is being developed to breed hellbenders in captivity and release them into the wild.
More than one-third of plant workers have agreed to buyout or retirement offers, and the packages would impact near 1,700 employees.
Fifty salaried workers learned they would be losing their jobs in this third round of layoffs for the aluminum plant.