MU's Ellis Library staff still cleaning after Saturday morning fire

The sprinkler system that saved much of the library’s collection also caused most of the damage.

UPDATE: Defendant in Hobson homicide sentenced to 45 years

Daron Martez Peal, the supposed shooter in the death of Aaron Hobson last October, was sentenced to 25 years for second-degree murder and 20 years for armed criminal action, to be served consecutively.

Callaway County has third homicide of September

Callaway County Sheriff Dennis Crane said the incidents are not thought to be related.

PHOTO GALLERY: At inside look at fire damage to Ellis Library

MU's main library is expected to reopen Tuesday morning.

Woman attempts to smuggle marijuana into Moberly jail, police say

A monitored phone conversation between the woman and an inmate revealed that she'd promised to bring him some "Scooby snacks," according to police.

Shooter receives 45-year sentence for role in Hobson killing

Daron Peal, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in July, was sentenced Monday.

Ellis Library to reopen Tuesday after Saturday morning fire

An MU spokesman said the library will remain closed Monday but will reopen at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

UPDATE: Weapon found after traffic stop near Hickman High School, three arrested

Students were not allowed near the area while police searched the car. Police found a marijuana blunt and a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun during their search.

Warning lifted from Hickman High School

Police detained three people after an incident stemming from a traffic stop on Business Loop 70 East.

Kahler unable to pay for defense, requesting court-appointed attorneys

Kahler said in a court filing that trial costs and a trust fund established for his son, Sean, have exhausted his funds.

UPDATE: Woman arrested after accidentally firing gun during traffic stop

A woman was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of receiving stolen property after she accidentally fired a gun into the floorboard of the car she was in.


Troy passes anti-meth law

The town of Troy is the latest among four dozen towns and four counties in Missouri to require a prescription for drugs containing pseudoephedrine. The law goes into effect Oct. 1.

61-year-old man arrested on suspicion of domestic assault

Police were dispatched Tuesday at 9:54 p.m. to investigate reports of an argument involving weapons.

BEHIND THE SCENES: Covering the Kahler trial

Watch an interview with Sangeeta Shastry, the Missourian reporter who covered the Kraig Kahler capital murder trial in Kansas.

Missouri couple 'Bonnie and Clyde' sentenced after New Mexico shootout

Mark Cochran and Elizabeth Denman, dubbed "Bonnie and Clyde," were sentenced to prison in the aftermath of a high-speed chase and a kidnapping.

Columbia male arrested on charges of robbery, assault

A 17-year-old was arrested at a Petro Mart on multiple charges, including second-degree robbery and assault on a law enforcement officer.

Man receives life sentence for sexually assaulting his children

A man was convicted of five counts of sexual assault against at least two of his children Tuesday. Evidence in the trail demonstrated that the man had sexually abused his oldest daughter for 10 years.

Meth ingredient sales triple in St. Louis County after ban

Unlike other parts of eastern Missouri, St. Louis County doesn't require prescription for pseudoephedrine, which is used to make methamphetamine. 

Boone County Sheriff's Department arrests man in Phenora Oaks subdivision

Suspected for a robbery on North Kathryn Street, Jimmy Joseph Talton was held on a $4,500 bond.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed by parents of MU student

A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Aaron Hansberry by the parents of MU student Caitlin Valora for a motorcycle accident caused last August.