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 […]

Buckle Up Phone Down Reaches 10 Thousand Pledges

More than 10 thousand people have accepted the Buckle Up Phone Down Challenge since the program was created in 2017. The program is aimed at addressing the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes, or survive if one occurs. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation and Missouri Coalition for Roadway […]

Police Investigate Columbia Armed Robbery

The Columbia Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Phillips 66 at 101 East Nifong Boulevard at around 3:30 this morning. [Thursday] According to police, the suspect implied he had a weapon, however, no weapon was displayed or observed. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash. The suspect […]

Power Restored To MU Campus After Outage

Power is now restored to the MU campus after a widespread outage yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. A spokesperson for the University says around 15-20 buildings lost power around 4:40, due to a trip in the line at the Conley Avenue power substation. Multiple people were trapped in elevators across the MU campus during the outage, no […]

General Mills Voluntary Recall

General Mills announced a voluntary recall of five-pound bags of its Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour for the potential presence of E-Coli. The impacted bags have a use-by date of September 6, 2020. General Mills has not received any reports of confirmed illnesses related to this product. Consumers are asked to check their pantries […]

Landfill Excavation In Columbia Yields Some Clues In Missing Woman Case

Columbia Police announced today [Wednesday] that an excavation of the city landfill has yielded some clues to assist investigators in closing a 13 year old missing person case. Police began excavating a 14 acre section of the landfill on Monday searching for dated materials attempting to locate a section where they might find evidence related […]

Excavation Of Landfill To Begin Monday

The Columbia Police Department held a press conference yesterday regarding Megan Schultz, who has been missing since August of 2006. [Friday] After several meetings with the city’s Solid Waste Department, they have decided to excavate a 14 acre section of the landfill where trash is believed to have been dumped when Schultz went missing beginning […]