One of two men charged in the 2008 murder of 29-year-old Antonio Flores-Ramirez changed his plea to guilty Monday in the 13th Circuit Court.
Hundreds of people are expected for a memorial service that is to be attended by Gov. Jay Nixon, four previous Missouri governors and seven first ladies later Wednesday.
Juvenile authorities took over a case regarding a fire in north Columbia after an 8-year-old girl provided information about the causation. The fire occured Saturday evening at 1300 Haven Road.