New Interim Columbia Police Chief Named

Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock announced in a press conference today [Tuesday] that Lieutenant Geoff Jones will serve as Columbia Police Interim Chief beginning February 3. Jones was raised in Columbia and attended Columbia Public Schools. He earned a bachelors degree from Central Missouri State University in criminal justice with a minor in industrial […]

Man Pleads Guilty To JCCC Murder

An inmate has pleaded guilty in relation to a murder at the Jefferson City Correctional Center in August of 2014. Thirty eight year year old Randy Teter admitted to the amended charge. He was originally indicted by a Cole County Grand Jury on one count of first degree murder. The victim, 35 year old Mark […]

Columbia Man Convicted Of Marijuana Distribution

A Columbia man has entered a guilty plea in federal court today [Tuesday] for his role in a conspiracy to distribute marijuana. Nader Robert Osama Yanis was arrested when law enforcement executed a search warrant on a home on February 19, 2018. Police had previously witnessed a delivery of a crate that contained 72 pounds […]

Highway Patrol Offers Tips For Travel In Extreme Cold

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is urging all drivers to be prepared if traveling during the extreme cold tonight [Tuesday] and tomorrow. [Wednesday] Troopers suggest keeping gas tanks at least half full in case drivers get stranded. This will provide for some warmth. The Highway Patrol says having a safety kit that includes battery booster […]

Police Arrest Man Wanted For Fulton Burglary

The Fulton Police Department is reporting a man they were seeking in relation to a burglary on Vine Street has been taken into custody. Thirty two year old Robert Lee Pittman Jr. was located at around 2:50 this afternoon [Tuesday] and transported to the Callaway County Jail. Police say Pittman forced entry into a residence […]

Portland, Missouri Man Faces Up To Life In Prison

A Portland, Missouri man is facing life in prison after being convicted of 14 felony offenses related to sex crimes against children following a two day trial. Fifty five year old William Chamness was found guilty of 4 counts statutory rape and 9 counts of statutory sodomy for offenses against 2 victims between 2011 and […]

Columbia Interim Chief of Police To Be Announced This Afternoon

An interim police chief for the city of Columbia will be announced today (Tuesday) at noon. Former police chief Ken Burton was placed on administrative leave December 20th, and resigned on January 3rd without stating a reason. Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock will be holding a press conference in Council Chambers at Columbia City […]

Fulton Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

Fulton Police are searching for a man accused of breaking into a home and physically assaulting a person and a family pet. Police say 32 year old Robert Lee Pittman Jr. broke into a home in the 700 block of Vine Street on Sunday and physically assaulted a resident and poured gasoline through out the […]

Man Arrested In Texas For 2018 Jefferson City Murder

Another arrest is now made in connection to a December 2018 death of a 23 year old man in Jefferson City. Police say that the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Texas arrested 19 year old Micheal Bouchee overnight (Tuesday) for Second Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. Also charged with Second Murder and Armed […]

City Of Mexico Gets Clean Audit and Financial Report For 2018

The City of Mexico is getting a clean audit and financial report for 2018. Mexico City Manager Bruce Slagle says the bottom line is it was a totally clean audit and was accounted for down to the penny. Williams Keepers LLC is the firm that conducted the audit and presented the report at last (Monday) […]