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Juveniles in custody after escaping from Missouri Division of Youth Services

Couresty: Fulton Police DepartmentFULTON, Mo. - Fulton police said two juveniles who escaped from the Missouri Division of Youth Services are in custody.Police said officers received information about their location on Tuesday.ABC 17 Newsreportedwhen the juveniles escaped from the facility on Route


Columbia investigators set up crime scene at apartment off Old 63

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police were seen setting up a crime scene at an apartment complex on Old Hwy 63 Tuesday morning.The department’s Crime Scene Investigation unit was parked outside of an apartment building at Lakewood Apartments just before 7 a.m.One police officer is also at the scene.ABC 17


Missouri: An Ozarks Native Crosses the Show Me State

“I’m from Missouri,” the old saying goes, “you’ll have to show me.” There are as many tales about the origin of this saying as there are stars in a moonless Ozarks sky. It may have been the Confederate commander who, when told to surrender or suffer peril, didn’t believe the Union soldier’s boast of


Columbia man pleads guilty in 2016 fatal shooting

Navarro Scott, 18, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and drug distribution. He was sentenced to 12 years in prison on the murder charge and seven years on the drug charge and will serve the sentences concurrently.


Man charged in Ellis Library incident

According to court documents, Daniel Hughes admitted to being in the library at the time and approaching the victim. The victim told police Hughes approached her while she was studying on the second floor of the library, pulled down his pants and started masturbating in front of her. She asked him t


Warrant issued for Jefferson City shooting suspect

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A man was charged in connection to a Jefferson City shooting on Saturday. According to the Jefferson City Police Department, Dana R. Day Jr., 28, allegedly left the scene of the shooting where a 24-year-old Tre J. Connor sustained serious injuries.


Ozarks motorcycle crash leaves two with serious injuries

Brian Dunwoody, 52, of Moberly was driving a 2011 Harley-Davidson FLHX when he tried to pass a motor home on Horseshoe Bend Parkway using the center turn lane, according to the Missouri Highway Patrol. He failed to properly judge a curve and struck a curb. He and passenger Lesley Clark, 50, of Colum


AP Top News at 12:00 a.m. EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the allegation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court. Senate l


Assault suspect arrested, gives deputies false name

Perkins is accused of false impersonation, domestic assault, driving while intoxicated and stealing a motor vehicle.


Queen City crowned best college town in Missouri

Springfield was recently named the best college town in Missouri byReviews.org. But is it? Here is what students and staff have to say:Reviews.orgis a review site that researches and tests products to provide unbiased reviews to consumers, according to Aaron Gunderson, marketing director forReviews.


Police: Text message not related to sex trafficking

The message states "Someone complimented you! See more on IRL," followed by a link for IOS or Android devices.


UPDATE: Best Buy employee arrested for making bomb threat

COLUMBIA, Mo. -UPDATE:Columbia police have arrested a suspect in connection with Saturday's perceived bomb threat.Semaj Robinson, 20, has been arrested for making a terrorist threat.The store had been evacuated before police got on scene. They said an employee found a business card on the floor that


Crash shuts down Route FF late Saturday night

The Boone County Office of Emergency Management sent out an alert about Route FF, near Route Z, being closed around 11:40 p.m.


One injured after Columbia armed robbery

"She came in and she was all bloody and everything and had grass stains on her, so I went and grabbed the first aid kit and everything and started cleaning up her injuries," Steak N Shake employee Haley Hartmann said.


Four males arrested after trying to rob a Steak 'n Shake employee at gunpoint

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Four males tried to rob a Steak 'n Shake employee on Worley Street as she was heading into work late Saturday night.Two of the suspects had firearms.The four suspects did not take anything from the victim before leaving the scene on bikes.The Columbia Police Department arrested all f


Two detained, one arrested after Columbia burglary

The victim told police they knew the suspectsCOLUMBIA, Mo. - Columbia police arrested one person after a group was detained following a burglary in South Columbia.Officers were called to the 400 block of Dustin Drive around 3:30 p.m. Saturday for a break-in. Once on the scene, officers detained thre


Missouri Task Force 1 Makes Rescues After Hurricane Florence

"They've been rescuing off of roofs, they've been evacuating people out of homes as the water has risen," Blomenkamp said in a phone interview. "They're explaining to us that it is record flooding."


Mexico Middle School student takes gun to school

"Mexico Public Safety is continuing to investigate to determine the juvenile’s intentions and to ensure there is no additional risk to the schools," Mesko said. "As of this time, there has been no indication found that the juvenile was planning on using the gun."


UPDATE: Suspects in Como armed robbery were juveniles, police say

COLUMBIA, Mo. -UPDATE:Columbia police confirmed the suspects in Saturday's armed robbery have been charged with first degree robbery.All four suspects are juveniles so no further information will be released about their arrests.The victim did get a wrist injury, but indicated on scene that they woul


Backpack policy at Mexico Middle School aids in gun discovery

Mexico Public Schools superintendent, Zach Templeton, said the eighth grade student was found wearing his backpack during the day and was told to put it away.