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Man arrested after reported burglary in North Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - On Saturday, Dennis Whitehead was arrested for a reported burglary that took place in the 4300 block of Mexico Gravel Road. Police say the reported burglary took place on Thursday. The rear door of the residence had been kicked in and items were reportedly stolen. Officers located

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:11:23

Columbia police, park rangers patrol parks after another death in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - On Friday night, 31-year old Nathan Taylor was shot in the 1800 block of McKee street, less than a block away from McKee Street Park. Police arrived to find Taylor, who had been shot, after responding to a shots heard call. He died after medical personnel arrived. This marks the 7th

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 19:42:54

Columbia police respond to car crash, arrest man in previous weapons incident

Columbia police responded to a vehicle collision in the 400 block of Alexander Avenue on Saturday. Police say when they arrived on scene, they arrested Rickey Ricketts in connection with a previous incident that had occurred on Friday evening. On Friday, police had responded to physical domestic as

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 15:31:49

Columbia rape numbers show increase in reporting last several years

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Within the last 10 years, the number of rapes being reported has increased in Columbia. According to uniform crime reporting data, in 2007, 30 rape incidents were reported, while in 2016, 109 were reported. The Columbia Police Department's Public Information Officer Bryana Larimer t

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 20:59:01

Two Columbia men arrested, accused of stealing a car and items inside the vehicle

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Two Columbia men were arrested on Monday morning after witnesses said they observed them going through the contents of a vehicle before walking away, according to the Columbia police. Police said officers were dispatched to the area of Pennant Street and West Worley Street in refere

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:53:30

Second Columbia church becomes sanctuary church

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A second church in Columbia is now designated as a sanctuary church. Members of Rock Bridge Christian Church voted Sunday to become a sanctuary church, which means the congregation is willing to house someone who is at risk of deportation. Rev. Sarah Klaassen said in a news rele

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2017-09-19 15:52:03

New model of direct primary care is finding a footing in Columbia

A new approach to primary care is gaining traction in Columbia. Direct primary care is a different kind of payment model for health care. Rather than paying through insurance, patients pay a monthly rate to see a doctor or nurse. According to the Direct Primary Care Coalition, the goal of direct pri

COLUMBIA MISSOURIAN - 2017-09-18 11:00:00

Columbia approves 2018 budget after $1 million in cuts

COLUMBIA - The city council voted on Columbia's 2018 fiscal year budget Monday night after a work session and public hearing. In order to increase general fund revenue, the city will make departmental budget cuts worth $1.1 million. City Manager Mike Matthes submitted the budget to the city council

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

IBM training for veterans begins in Columbia

COLUMBIA - A nationwide training initiative began Monday at Columbia's IBM building that certifies veterans in the use of IBM software. The initiative, called Veterans Employment Accelerator Initiative, began after IBM leaders paired up with Corporate America Supports You, a nonprofit that works to

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

Columbia City Council takes next steps in Mill Creek substation delay

COLUMBIA - As the City of Columbia expands, so does the need for electric power. But the issue on how to boost the energy demand in the southwest region of the city doesn't come without growing pains. Monday the city council will meet to authorize private research company Quanta Technology, LLC to c

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

Columbia to construct sidewalks at Clark Lane West/Hinkson Creek Connector

COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia has approved a plan to build sidewalks along the Clark Lane West/Hinkson Creek connector. The project will include a six-foot-wide sidewalk along the north side of Clark Lane starting at route B and continuing just east of the highway 63 connector. Construction will

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

Employee killed in Kansas City cellphone store robbery

KANSAS CITY - Authorities say a Kansas City cellphone store employee was killed when he rushed to the aid of a co-worker. Kansas City Police Sergeant Kari Thompson says the victim was leaving a Boost Mobile store after his shift ended Monday afternoon when he noticed that his female co-worker was ex

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

Two men injured in shooting on Rangeline

COLUMBIA - Two men were shot on Rangeline Street late Monday night, just before midnight. One victim was a 47-year-old man with a gunshot wound, and the other was a 42-year-old man with a laceration to his head. Police found shell casings in the area of the shooting, as well as damage to the busines

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

Post Holdings buying Bob Evans Farms in $1.53B deal

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Bob Evans Farms is being sold to cereal maker Post in in a deal worth about $1.53 billion. Bob Evans makes thinks like refrigerated potato, pasta and frozen convenience food items under a number of brands other than Bob Evans, which will strengthen Post's position in packaged foods.

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

Protesters make good on threat to disrupt St. Louis business

ST. LOUIS - When a former police officer was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a black suspect, protesters vowed to show their disdain by disrupting business in downtown St. Louis. They have succeeded. The unrest that followed Friday's ruling closed large corporate offices, shut down restaurants an

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

Bernie Sanders coming to Westminster College

FULTON - Former presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is coming to Fulton for Westminster College's Hancock Symposium. Sanders will deliver The John Findley Green Foundation Lecture. The lecture is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. to wrap up the symposium. Westminster College Dire

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

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

New facility offers more support to veterans

COLUMBIA - A new facility for veterans will allow access to more supportive services. On Tuesday the non-profit Welcome Home will move from its current location, 1206 Rangeline Street, to a new facility located at 2120 Business Loop 70 E. Welcome Home provides a bridge to community for those who ha

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

County clerk reduces expenses to save money

COLUMBIA - Taylor Burks took over as Boone County Clerk seven weeks ago and has since released his 2018 budget request. He said he is reducing expenses and saving tax payers from a tax increase by making voluntary budget cuts to non-election activities. He will cut the activities budget by thousands

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

A dry summer could impact crops set for harvest

COLUMBIA - With fall just days away, farmers preparing to harvest have been met with an uncommonly dry period of weather. Columbia experienced its driest summer in three years, amassing a total of 11.21 inches total, according to the National Weather Service's website. MU South Farms Director of Fie

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