The program, called 4-H Living Interactive Family Education, works to improve the relationships between children and incarcerated parents through "enhanced visitation," which involves more interaction than normal prison visitation.
A Columbia man in jail on previous charges now also faces an additional charge of second-degree statutory rape, according to police.
Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green said the court will hear new evidence from the defense of Ryan Ferguson in his latest legal effort to to get a new trial. Ferguson was convicted in 2005 in the killing of Columbia Daily Tribune Sports Editor Kent Heitholt.
The Osage County District Court picked 52 prospective jurors for the capital murder trial of former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler. The court will narrow the group down Friday to 12 jurors and three alternates.
Some potential jurors knew too much about the case against former Columbia Water and Light director James Kraig Kahler — and had firmly set opinions about the charges against him: four counts of capital murder in connection with the slayings of his estranged wife, her grandmother and his two daughters.
The trial of James Kraig Kahler of Meriden is scheduled to last at least three weeks in Osage County District Court. If convicted, Kahler could receive the death penalty, which is by lethal injection under Kansas law.
Police recovered 98 grams of powder cocaine, 110 grams of crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Ryan Ferguson's case continues to draw national attention with a "Dateline NBC" episode set to air Friday night, but his progress toward a new trial is indiscernible.
Darius Miles was arrested Wednesday after a loaded gun was found in an X-ray during his security screening. He was later released, and no charges have been filed.
The county is seeking an injunction to close the business for one year.
A vial of serial killer Ted Bundy's blood was found in a county clerk's office in Florida. The discovery could potentially solve cold cases from the 1970s.
Police served a warrant Tuesday to 4265 W. Bethany Drive after an investigation led them to believe there was a drug distribution occurring, according to a police department news release.
More than 7,000 officers’ personal information was released by hacker group AntiSec, and the Missouri Sheriffs’ Association homepage has been down since last week.
Mayor Bob McDavid identified seven key differences of opinion between the Columbia Police Department and the Citizen's Police Review Board at Monday's council meeting.
Karon Rowe, owner of Peppers Nightclub, was released from jail after posting a $9,500 bond. She was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful conversion of food stamps and promoting prostitution.
A Boone County judge ruled Friday that Ken Henderson can have his reptiles back on the condition that he creates a more permanent home for them in Jackson County.
A task force was created on the suggestion of Lt. Ken Gregory on Friday, July 22, and began work on Monday. Its work led to 11 arrests this week.
Tuesday evening's fire at Cosmo-Bethel Park was determined Friday to be caused by "improperly disposed of smoking material." Columbia Fire Department Battalion Chief James Weaver said the department is not investigating the fire further.
Chief Judge Phillip Fromme of the Osage County District Court ruled that evidence about a relationship between Kraig Kahler's wife and another woman can be heard during his trial.
Daron Peal, 23, is scheduled to be sentenced Sept. 12. Peal and seven other defendants were arrested Oct. 23 in connection with the killing of Aaron Hobson.