UPDATE: Witness refutes Clinch's testimony of incident at public library

Defense attorney Jennifer Bukowsky prepares to show photos of Jeremy Bohannon holding his children to Bohannon's babysitter Alissha Vazquez-Gonzalez on Friday as Bukowsky talks about Bohannon's relationship with his children.

Earlier this week, William Clinch testified that his former brother-in-law had threatened him during a supervised visit with his children. But according to the woman supervising the visit, Clinch provoked Jeremy Bohannon by trying to end the visit 30 minutes earlier than Bohannon had planned.



Governor's pardon helps Black team win Missouri men's basketball scrimmage

Freshman men's basketball player Michael Dixon Jr. received a lot more than playing time during Missouri's annual Black and Gold game Friday night — he received a pardon.

Liberal, conservative terms can be too broad to mean much

Everyone knows what they mean, and they mean something different to everyone.

Today's Question: Would you support a competitive, government-run insurance option?

Polls show that many Americans would support one a government-run insurance option ... as long as it's not called a public option.

Health Department expects more H1N1 vaccinations

The Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health has received fewer H1N1 vaccinations than expected but expect to receive more eventually. The state Health Department expected 800,000 vaccines but has received only 170,000 so far.

Treasury orders some bailout recipients to slash executive pay

Seven bailed-out companies will be required to cut compensation  to top executives starting in November.

Millard's running secures victory for Rock Bridge football team

Running back Trey Millard rushed for four touchdowns in the Bruins' 41-34 road victory over Blue Springs South on Friday.

Hickman football team overwhelms Troy Buchanan

The ball bounced Hickman’s way all night in a 53-14 rout of the Trojans on Friday at Hickman.

Teen involved in 'Knock Out King' robbery to receive new sentencing

The 17-year-old Columbia resident who was found guilty for the second-degree robbery of Columbia resident Adam Taylor will receive a new sentencing. The sentencing will likely be scheduled for December, according to Assistant Prosecutor Richard Hicks.

SECOND UPDATE: Police find body of missing 9-year-old Missouri girl

Police focused their search area after they figured out roughly where Elizabeth's phone was located. Cole County Sheriff Greg White said the phone was later found but declined to say if it had turned up evidence.

UM Curators call for creativity to meet funding challenges

Calls for creativity and new funding mechanisms were recurring themes at the UM System Board of Curators meeting on Friday. "Now is not the time to be dealing with faith-based budgeting," UM System President Gary Forsee said.

Pregnant women, young children can now receive H1N1 vaccine

The state health department has waived a requirement that women who are pregnant and children under three can only receive the preservative-free vaccine.

Police: Four men arrested in connection with Hearnes Center burglary

A surveillance video released to the public shows only two men and two women entering Room 281 of Hearnes Center on Sept. 27, but Capt. Brian Weimer said two other men were identified through further investigation. Police are no longer considering the two women in the video as suspects.

UPDATE: Police find body of missing 9-year-old Missouri girl

Cole County Sheriff Greg White said Friday that the juvenile who they have in custody lives in the area west of Jefferson City and was older than Elizabeth Olten.

Police: body of missing 9-year-old Missouri girl found, juvenile in custody

Columbia attorney accuses police of wrongdoing

Columbia attorney Steve Wyse says Columbia police blocked access to his client when she'd asked to see him and claims that the department is illegally obstructing his Sunshine Law request for tapes to investigate the incident.

Andrighetto shines for Missouri soccer team

Kristin Andrighetto's two goals helped the Missouri women's soccer team beat Iowa State 3-1 on Friday to move one game closer to winning the Big 12 Conference title.

Skala files re-election petition for City Council seat

Skala is in the final year of his first three-year term.

Hickman's Kaissi advances in state girls tennis championship

Hickman senior Dina Kaissi advanced to the semifinals of the Class 2 state girls tennis championship on with two strong matches on Friday in Springfield. Rock Bridge junior Kelsey Kinderknecht and the Bruins doubles team of Sarah Heeter and Alice Mends need one win to finish sixth and two wins to finish fifth.

Belief in brief: Reformation Day

For many Protestants, Reformation Day provides a festive reminder of salvation by grace alone.