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Driver in fatal Harrisburg bus crash appeals 22 year sentence
Brandon Brill, 27, pleaded guilty last July to involuntary manslaughter and assault after killing teacher and coach, Brian Simpson, when he crashed into the bus carrying Simpson and his track team. Brill was sentenced in September. He received 15 years for involuntary manslaughter and seven years fo
Columbia man charged with assault for trying to stab three people
A Columbia man was charged Monday with three counts of second-degree assault for attempting to stab three people, according to court records.Eddie Bruce Linzie, 42, attempted to stab the three people on 2904 Range Line St., according to the probable cause statement for his arrest.It was unclear what
UPDATE: Charges filed in deadly weekend crash in Columbia
William Lalka, 28, faces charges of driving while intoxicated(causing the death of another), driving while intoxicated (causing serious physical injury), and leaving the scene of an accident.
Unseasonably cool weather brings low pollen counts
Columbia, MO - Earlier this year, ABC 17 News reported how the long and cold winter would greatly affect the spring allergy season and bring something known as apollen vortex. Now as the seasons transition, pollen counts are on the downward trend, and for a variety of reasons. Currently, nearly 80 p
Mediacom reports outages throughout Columbia area
COLUMBIA - Mediacom Communications confirmed to KOMU 8 there are outages affecting all services across Columbia.A Mediacom operator said there is no estimated time for when the services will be available again, but technicians have been working to fix the issue since Monday night.KOMU will continue
SUPPLY TECHNICIAN (TITLE 32) Job in Columbia, Missouri - Department of the Army - LemonWire
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Compatible military grade and assignment required prior to the effective date of placement. This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the employing state’s National Guard. Applicants who are not currently a member of t
Columbia nurse in Carl DeBrodie case surrenders her license
A Columbia registered nurse who admitted to health care fraud in connection to the Carl DeBrodie case surrendered her license on Monday, according to state records.Melissa Denise DeLap, 49, pleaded guilty to health care fraud on Aug. 20 in connection to the death of Carl DeBrodie, a mentally disable
Columbia restaurant ends Election Day promo that would have violated voter law
“The thing that makes it iffy is that it is tied to your voting. The law is supposed to provide an incentive to not buy people’s votes," said Brianna Lennon, a Columbia-based lawyer who is also running for Boone County Clerk. "If it were something more like it's Election Day and everything is availa
Missouri man appealing sentence in crash that killed coach
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and assault after a traffic crash that killed a Harrisburg track coach is appealing his sentence.The Columbia Daily Tribune reports court records show 27-year-old Brandon Brill says in his appeal that a Boone County judge erre
Missouri meth use increases as meth labs decrease
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Meth use is on the rise in Missouri, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. However, state officials said the use of meth labs are down. According to Highway Patrol data, meth labs have dropped by nearly 97 percent in more than a decade, but meth arrests are still up.
Suspected DWI crash kills Columbia man late Saturday night
A Columbia man was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a car he was driving crashed late Saturday night, killing another Columbia man.William Lalka, 28, was driving north on North Stadium Boulevard when his car went airborne and crashed into a cluster of trees near Blackfoot Roa
Columbia women injured in Hermann trolley crash
Two Columbia women received minor injuries Saturday when a SUV collided with a trolley in Hermann.Savannah Everett, 24, and Emily Wright, 25, were passengers on the trolley. The women were taken to Hermann Area District Hospital with minor injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol cra
Former MU goalkeeper defies odds, finds new home at Columbia College
Columbia College goalkeeper Erin Jones thought her playing days were over. ABC 17 Sports Director Andrew Kauffman shares her remarkable comeback story.
'A brutal blow': Reactions to Jontay Porter's season-ending injury
Lisa Porter was in Denver, Colorado, visiting her son Michael Jr. when she received a phone call from her husband, Michael Sr., an assistant coach for Missouri men’s basketball.Lisa picked up the phone and heard two simple, daunting words: “Start praying.”The news Michael Sr. had for his wife was of
10 things to do in mid-Missouri this weekend
Nasyitah Indra, right, high-fives Lillian Parnell, 6, during the MU Homecoming parade Oct. 21, 2017. Indra is from Malaysia and is part of the Missouri International Student Council.Olivia Liu/Missourian
Missouri's Jontay Porter to miss season after knee injury
COLUMBIA - The Missouri men’s basketball program suffered a crushing blow Sunday night when it was announced that sophomore power forward Jontay Porter will miss the entire 2018-2019 season after tearing the ACL and MCL in his knee. The injury occurred during a closed scrimmage with Southern Illinoi
Car fully engulfed in flames burns in southeast Columbia
After a car and a pick-up truck collided, the drivers got out of the car unhurt. After they got out, the car caught fire. 10 Boone County firefighters were able to put out the blaze.
Teenager arrested in Boone County for alleged DWI, marijuana possession - KMZU
BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — A Frontenac resident was arrested in Boone County early Sunday morning, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Mega Millions jackpot rises to record level
After no winner came forward on Oct. 19, the jackpot now sits at 1.6 billion, with a cash option of $904 million.
Sedalia man killed after crash in Cole County
COLE COUNTY, Mo. - Missouri State Highway Patrol confirmed that one man is dead after a crash Saturday afternoon.According to highway patrol crash reports online, 49-year-old Michael Poindexter from Sedalia was killed on Highway 50 near Lookout Trail around 6:30 p.m.Troopers said a car attempted to