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Boonville man charged with kidnapping, accused of attacking his girlfriend

BOONVILLE, Mo. - On Tuesday, Robert Jackson was charged with domestic assault after he was accused of getting into an argument with his girlfriend. According to the probable cause statement, Jackson allegedly threatened to choke his girlfriend out. Jackson then began to hit the girlfriend several t

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 22:09:39

Boonville inmates find inspiration in community service

Ten inmates from the Boonville Correctional Center join the members of Nelson Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday. Leaning back in the fourth row sits Nino Esparza, who spoke during worship on behalf of the inmates: "As we were painting that old train and seeing it come to life, I looked arou

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-20 11:00:00

Boonville middle schooler teams up with MU to prevent bullying

Roles were reversed Monday afternoon when a Boonville seventh-grader shared his idea to combat bullying through a conference with the Mizzou Ed Bully Prevention Lab. Instead of the adults doing the talking, the attention was on him. "Kids as counselors," Tyson Ellison, 12, said. Tyson and administra

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 11:00:00

Tolton's Bedsworth throws second perfect game in Trailblazers win

A full-size military Jeep planted 20 feet from the Trailblazers' dugout was not the most interesting occurrence of the Tolton-Pilot Grove softball game Tuesday. Trailblazers' freshman Paige Bedsworth hurled her second perfect game - and the third time she hasn't allowed a hit - of the season in Tolt

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-20 02:24:00

Volleyball: Blair Oaks middle school results

WARDSVILLE - The Blair Oaks Lady Falcons swept a middle school doubleheader Monday night against Boonville. Blair Oaks won the 7th grade match 25-13, 25-15. Emma Scruggs had three aces for the winners (1-1). The Lady Falcons won the 8th grade match 25-15, 25-10. Samantha Laughlin had three aces for


State leaders speak at local legislative forum

COLUMBIA - The Youth Community Coalition will host its third annual legislative forum at Hickman High School Tuesday night. The forum promotes discussion between community leaders and members about a variety of topics including mental health, bullying and health care. State government leaders such a

KOMU - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

Small theater in Arrow Rock features Broadway stars

Featured in the Lyceum Theatre's upcoming show, "Under the Streetlamp" are leading cast members from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical "Jersey Boy's," Eric Gutman and Christopher Kale Jones. The show will debut on Nov. 2 and will kick off the 57th season of professional theater in Arrow Rock.

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 20:45:00

Historic homes attract hundreds of visitors

Pam Taylor gives a tour on Sunday of the Historic City of Jefferson office, which used to be Joseph DeLong's Boyhood Home, as part of the HCJ's Golden Hammer Award Homes Tour. Photo by Nicole Roberts /News Tribune. The rain let up Sunday in time for hundreds of people to tour eight different homes


UPDATE: Two hospitalized after shooting on Rangeline

COLUMBIA, Mo. - UPDATE: 9:20 a.m.: Columbia police confirm at 47-year-old man was shot early Tuesday morning in the 1200 block Rangeline Street. Officers were called to 1205 Rangeline around midnight Tuesday for a shots heard call. When officers got there, they say they found one person with a gun

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 14:26:53

Several arrested in Moniteau County

Moniteau County deputies made several arrests over the weekend: On Saturday, deputies were called to a report of a suspicious vehicle partially blocking the roadway on Bahner Quarry Road east of Tipton. The occupants, Danny E. Hayes, 48, and Barbara R. Hayes, 42, both of Versailles, were found to b

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-20 12:03:56

JCPS officials "disappointed" by racially insensitive photo posted online

JEFFERSON CITY - Officials with the Jefferson City Public Schools said they are disappointed by a photo posted on social media they described as "racially insensitive." In a statement sent out Tuesday morning, administrators said three JCPS students were shown in the photo, but didn't comment furthe

KOMU - 2017-09-19 07:00:00

GoCOMO routes to change after council approves 2018 budget

Users of the city bus system will see a few changes come Nov. 1. Columbia City Council voted Monday night to approve a plan that will reshuffle the GoCOMO routes. Light green, purple, orange and brown routes will operate on an off-peak schedule during all normal hours, meaning buses will run every 8

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 05:00:00

Ambulance board accepts proposed budget

An ambulance from the Mid-Missouri Ambulance District. The Mid-Missouri Ambulance District Board discussed the proposed budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year at its regular monthly meeting Sept. 13. After the presentation and discussion, the budget was approved by the board. Administrator Lee Kempf sai

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-20 15:01:56

City Council adopts resolution supporting Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, clean water and energy

Columbia City Council unanimously voted Monday night to adopt a resolution expressing support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and clean water, clean energy and human rights. Community groups asked the council to pass the resolution earlier this year, but action was put on hold while the unified de

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-19 06:30:00

DOC employee gets $1.97M in harassment case

Missouri's Corrections Department still owes Debra Hesse nearly $1.97 million in damages, attorney fees and litigation costs, a state appeals court panel ruled Tuesday. And the court sent the case back to the trial court in Kansas City to determine how much more Hesse should get for her attorneys' f

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-20 11:02:14

Appeals court rules against Missouri Corrections Department

JEFFERSON CITY - A state appeals court panel has ruled that the Missouri Department of Corrections still owes a woman who worked at the Tipton Correctional Center and the Kansas City Release Center nearly $2 million in damages, attorney fees and litigation costs. The Jefferson City News-Tribune repo

KOMU - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

E. Virgil Neal, Man on the Run

E. Virgil Neal had been a Pettis County resident, a graduate of Sedalia's Central Business College, a member of the school's faculty, a self-proclaimed authority on hypnotism, and a self-identified physician and the person behind the Force of Life Company that marketed phony medicines with fraudulen

SEDALIA DEMOCRAT - 2017-09-19 18:58:00

Boone County Clerk decides nothing wrong with attorney general's vote

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley's vote in Boone County did not violate state election laws, since his permanent address is still in the county, according to an investigation. Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks closed his investigation on Wednesday into Hawley's August vote at the

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-20 21:40:36

Common Core used widely, despite continuing debate

In this Aug. 29, 2017, photo, Turner Elementary School Principal Eric Bethel, right, talks to fifth grade student Kierra Porter, during her reading class, at Turner Elementary School in southeast Washington. Most of the states that first endorsed the Common Core academic standards are still using th

CALIFORNIADEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-20 13:57:19

Flu shots now available in Boone County

Flu shots now available in Boone County BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - Health clinics around Columbia and Boone County are still seeing patients with bad allergies and the flu. Dr. Tara Flynn, with MU Healthcare said they've seen quite a bit of allergy related symptoms associated with ragweed. Those symptoms i

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 22:08:52