Columbia man dies following motorcycle crash

A Columbia man involved in a high-speed motorcycle collision Saturday afternoon has died.

Man robs Eagle Liquor at knife point

The suspect is described as a male wearing a blue sweatshirt, jeans, white tennis shoes and a white mask covering the bottom of his face.

2 juveniles injured in crash on North Creasy Springs Road

A deputy from the Boone County Sheriff's Department said evidence indicates the crash was a rollover.

Westminster's Churchill ceremony is a celebration of history

Winston Churchill's granddaughter honored the late British statesman Saturday morning on the 50th anniversary of his death, during a commemorative service at Westminster College.

EPA standards help drive renewed demand for diesel-fueled vehicles

Commercial diesel engines changed significantly after the EPA passed regulations in 2010 that altered the industry. Now the engines are cleaner, more powerful and much more efficient — and sales figures show consumers are noticing.


Hickman High School choir teacher arrested twice in one day

The Hickman High School choir teacher was arrested twice on Thursday on suspicion of stalking and violating an order of protection. Matthew Wade Felts, who joined the school's faculty in 2007, is now on administrative leave.

Man shot Saturday morning in Columbia

An unnamed man has been hospitalized after being shot early Saturday morning in the 200 block of Hickman Avenue.


Mizzou Alternative Breaks continues rapid growth

Nearly 800 MU students will be spending spring break serving others this year, up from 650 students last spring.


Rep. Chuck Basye settles into office at Missouri Capitol

Since being sworn into office on Jan. 7, Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, has attended Republican caucus meetings and had lunch with University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe.

Construction company claims inaccuracies in emergency center bid review

Tom Wright and Dan Dreckmann of Wright Construction Services attended Thursday's Boone County Commission meeting and delivered a presentation to the commission. They claimed some of the information in the county's review of their bid was inaccurate.


Meeting will offer public a look at new design for recycling drop-off sites

The design concepts for a new recycling drop-off site at old Columbia Fire Station No. 7 and improvements to the State Farm Parkway location could serve as test designs for future sites.

UPDATE: Police identify pedestrian killed in vehicle collision

A 24-year-old MU visiting scholar from China was killed Thursday night in a collision with a vehicle at Providence Road and Carter Lane.

Bright Futures Columbia connects donated instruments with students in need

Bright Futures Columbia has paired up with the Columbia Public School District in a search for donated instrumentsthat will go to students in need from sixth to 12th grade. 

UPDATE: Pedestrian injured after being struck by vehicle on Providence Road

A male pedestrian was stuck by a vehicle at the corner of Nifong Boulevard and Providence Road at 12:51 p.m. Thursday, public information officer Bryana Maupin said.

Rex Owen Dillow, 92, was instrumental to golf in Columbia

Mr. Dillow's involvement in the Columbia golf community was instrumental in the promotion of the game in the area. A three-war veteran, he died Thursday, Jan. 22, at the age of 92.

Kansas City police squad targets illegal firearms market

Kansas City's gun squad opened 100 investigations last year, and 2015 is hardly letting up.

Local legislators talk about higher education funding, legislative issues at forum

Reps. Stephen Webber and Kip Kendrick, D-Columbia, Reps. Caleb Jones and Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, each gave brief speeches at the annual event.

Local author plans 'Unbound Book Fest' in Columbia for 2016

Columbia writer and lawyer Alex George plans to attract nationally recognized writers for the festival he's planning in April 2016 at Stephens College.

Firefighters lift MU worker from underground reservoir

Using ropes and pulleys, Columbia firefighters lowered a cot to a man trapped in a drinking water reservoir. No injuries were reported during the 35-minute rescue.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of starting fire at ex-girlfriend's house

Michael Midgyett, 33, was arrested by Columbia police on Wednesday for allegedly breaking into his ex-girlfriend's home on Monday and starting a fire. The woman told officials that CDs, DVDs and several articles of clothing were missing from her home.