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Chase through area east of Columbia prompts modified school lockdowns

Columbia Public Schools spokeswoman Michelle Baumstark confirmed to KOMU 8 News that Cedar Ridge Elementary, New Haven Elementary, Battle Elementary, Battle High School, and the old Cedar Ridge building on Roseta Avenue all went on modified lockdown. That means no one was allowed in or out of the bu

KOMU - 2018-08-15 16:16:43

Affidavit: Mother told police she drove into river to kill herself and her 2 children ‘because she didn’t want anyone else to have them’

In a chilling police interview, a Columbia, Mo., woman described the decision-making process she went through before driving herself and her two children into the Kansas River in an effort to kill them all.

LJWORLD - 2018-08-15 17:21:00

Boonville man dies in Sunday night car crash

A 60-year-old Boonville man died when his car flipped over Sunday night on a rural road south of Interstate 70 in Cooper County.Raymond Johnston was thrown from his truck after it slid off the left side of Debo Road near Route U shortly after 9 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. J


Crime scene investigation underway in northeast Columbia

CPD, deputies cordon off Pinehurst, Godas drivesCOLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police officers and Boone County deputies launched an investigation in a northeast Columbia neighborhood Wednesday morning.Law enforcement responded just before 2 a.m. to the intersection of Pinehurst and Godas Drives for a rep

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 07:13:40

Columbia police open new Whitegate substation

The space will allow officers to complete tasks such as report writing, provide meeting space for residents and help officers have more interaction with their colleagues and the community, officials say.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 15:56:26

Three cars shot up in northeast Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. -UPDATE - 6:15 P.M.:Detective Tom O'Sullivan confirms two people were driving on Pinehurst just after 2:00 Wednesday morning when someone fired dozens of shots at them.The driver lost control of the car and ended up hitting a parked car nearby. The victim's car and two others got hit b

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 23:24:00

City officials meet after third weekend of Columbia downtown shootings

The city held ameetingafter the first two weekends of shootings. Columbia city officials, the Columbia Police Department, University of Missouri Police Department, anchor tenants, bar and business owners attended the meeting.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 15:41:33

4 charged for smoking marijuana on school roof

Cody Alexander, 19, of Jefferson City; Austin Herigon, 21, of Columbia; Dylan Skinner, 19, of Jefferson City; and Austin Veltrop, 19, of Jefferson City, each are charged with one count of misdemeanor first-degree trespassing.


City police allocate more resources after Columbia downtown shootings

The department said Tuesday it plans to add more resources to downtown patrols in light of increasing crowds and the return of college students. More officers will patrol downtown, enforce parking ordinances on private property, ensure open sidewalks and add lighting to downtown.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 17:24:58

Arrest made in Break Time robbery

According to court documents, a deputy was called to the Break Time at Highway AB in Columbia Sunday in response to a suspicious person. When he arrived on scene, he found Clark sitting next to the building, and when the deputy approached him, Clark fled on foot. Clark did not respond to the deputy'

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 17:09:30

Ryan Ferguson awarded $5.3 million in wrongful conviction lawsuit

St. Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company, doing business as Travelers Insurance, covered the city of Columbia for law enforcement liability from 2006 to 2011 for up to $2 million per year. On Aug. 3, the company was ordered to give Ferguson $1 million for each year he was in prison under their pol

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 19:30:55

Boonville man dies in Sunday night crash

A 60-year-old Boonville man died when his car flipped over on a rural road south of Interstate 70 in Cooper County on Sunday night.Raymond Johnston was thrown from his truck after it slid off the left side of Debo Road near Route U shortly after 9 p.m., according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol


Highway patrol investigating Macon County deputy-involved in shooting

According to the Macon County Sheriff's Office, the deputy stopped a truck in Bevier shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday. During the stop, a passenger in the truck apparently got out with a rifle and aimed it at the deputy, prompting the deputy to open fire. The sheriff's office said the deputy shot the m

KOMU - 2018-08-14 16:32:00

Lanco Plot Headlining 2018 Hallelujah Nights Tour

Breakout country bandLancohave announced the details for their first-ever headlining tour, a 14-city fall run dubbed the Hallelujah Nights Tour.Named for the five-piece band’s chart topping album debut, the tour gets underway October 24th at the Blue Note in Columbia, Missouri, and will feature a mi

ROLLING STONE - 2018-08-14 16:00:11

Judge rules against insurance company in Ryan Ferguson lawsuit

The judgement found the insurance policies covering Columbia and its officers depended on whether Ferguson sustained "injury or damage" during the five years they were in effect. The coverage was not based on whether the conduct causing Ferguson's damages, which would have been his prosecution and c

KOMU - 2018-08-14 23:24:00

29-Year-Old Found Dead In Versailles: Woman Arrested, Police Investigating

The Morgan County Sheriff's Office says on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018 around 7 p.m., the Versailles Police Department was called to an address on W Williamson Street in regards to a male subject with a gunshot wound. Upon arrival officers found 29-year-old Justin Wittrock deceased from a single gunshot w

LAKEEXPO.COM - 2018-08-14 22:00:00

Missouri church racks up $884K in legal fees

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri taxpayers may be covering $884,000 in legal fees for a Columbia church’s U.S. Supreme Court case after a state agency denied its playground resurfacing.


Morgan County police confirm death investigation

Versailles officers responded to Williamson Street Sunday in relation to a man with a gunshot wound. However, when officers arrived, they found Justin Wittrock already dead from a single gunshot wound.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-08-14 16:50:01

Car fires back up traffic on I-70

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A possible vehicle collision backed up traffic on Interstate-70 for more than an hour on Sunday evening.Boone County Joint Communications sent out an alert about a motor vehicle crash at mile marker 122 at about 5:00 p.m. That is near the Midway Truck Stop.Our reporter said it happen


Firefighters: smoking materials started Columbia house fire

The interior of the house was minimally affected by the fire, with the rear deck taking most of the damage. The total damages are estimated at $20,000.