Columbia Police Ask For Help Locating Missing Woman

The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public’s help locating a woman last seen on October 8. Police say 28 year old Mengqi Elledge was last seen at her residence in the 2600 block of Eastwood Drive at 11:30 PM when she went to bed. Her husband reports she was gone when he woke […]

MU Searches For New Vice Chancellor

The University of Missouri is looking for the next vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity. MU Chancellor Alexander Cartwright announced yesterday [Tuesday] the university has started a nationwide search for the position. NaTusha Davis has been serving as interim vice chancellor since July. It is currently unknown how much the search will cost and […]

Lue Named New Finance Director For City Of Columbia

Columbia City Manager, John Glascock, announced his selection for the new Director of Finance for the city today. [Tuesday] The city manager has chosen Matthew Lue for the position beginning November 4. Lue has over 13 years of private and public-sector experience in accounting and management. He currently serves as finance director for the City […]

Columbia Man Now Faces Federal Charges

A Columbia man arrested in May is now facing federal charges for possessing child pornography. The Missouri State Highway Patrol began investigating Nathaniel Irvin in February after he allegedly downloaded the pornography from an internet site. They were able to link the video to an IP address on Northampton Drive. Irvin ran unsuccessfully against Representative […]

Week Six Friday Night Lights Scores

Week six of Friday night High school football is in the books. Here are some scores from around the area: Mexico fell to Centralia 13 to 10* Blair Oaks shut out Hallsville 35 to nothing* North Callaway took down Bowling Green 22 to 21* Harrisburg defeated Missouri Military Academy 56 to 26* Hannibal dominated Fulton […]

University Of Missouri Police Release Annual Security Report

A new report released this week by the University of Missouri Police Department is showing a decline in violent crimes, including rape and robberies last year. The 2019 Annual Fire Safety and Security report shows that rape cases dropped significantly from 17 in 2017 to 10 in 2018. Campus robberies declined from 3 in 2017 […]

Dig In Columbia Landfill Comes To An End

The Columbia Police Department and the Solid Waste Utility have ended the exploratory dig in relation to the 2006 disappearance of Megan Schultz. On September 18, crew found human remains in an area they were examining. DNA testing is still pending. Police report no further evidence has been located in the areas of the landfill […]

Columbia Police Chief, Mayor Hold Press Conference

Columbia Chief of Police Geoff Jones and Mayor Brian Treece gave a joint press conference this afternoon [Wednesday] regarding homicides and gun violence throughout the city. Chief Jones announced warrants have been issued in relation to the deaths of E’Quan Spain and Nadria Wright. Police say they are searching for Aaron Harris for Spain’s death […]

League Of Women Voters Getting Residents Registered For Upcoming Elections

Today (Tuesday) is National Voter Registration Day and organizations are preparing to get residents signed up for upcoming elections. The League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County is hosting an event today (Tuesday) that started at 11 am and goes until 5 this (Tuesday) evening at the Columbia Public Library. The Mexico-Audrain League of Women […]

AG Schmitt Issues Alert Regarding Scam

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has issued a consumer alert about a potential scam targeting elderly and vulnerable citizens. Scammers have made the phone number appear to be coming from the U.S. Government or the U.S. District Court. The caller sounds like a child, pretending to be their grandchild who is currently being held in […]