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Suspect in grisly Moberly murder faces trial 5 years later

Another man, Christopher Lewis, pleaded guilty to the murder in 2016 and was sentenced to life without probation or parole.


Update: Witnesses testify in sentencing phase of Moberly murder trial

Jeffrey Nichols was convicted Thursday in the 2013 murder of Carmelita Kaser, 92, in Moberly on Easter Sunday. Jurors will now determine whether to recommend the death penalty or a lesser sentence.


Man arrested following elder exploitation investigation

Kelly Gooldy, 40, was arrested on four warrants from three counties, including a Callaway County warrant for felony financial explitation of an elderly person. That last charge was filed June 4 following an extensive investigation by the sheriff's office and the Missouri Department of Health and Sen

FULTON SUN - 2018-06-24 00:00:00

Another mass power outage hits Columbia

Due to a large power outage in the central part of Columbia, some stoplights may not be working properly. Please treat these intersections like four-way stops. Columbia Water & Light crews are working to identify and resolve the issue.— ColumbiaPD (@ColumbiaPD)June 24, 2018

KOMU - 2018-06-24 14:53:00

Media-loving newlyweds settle in Ashland as seen on a 'House Hunters' episode

Currently employed as a digital media marketing consultant for Venta Marketing in Columbia, Kyle has modeled, produced films, TV pilots and web videos, and worked in front and behind the camera at some of Los Angeles' biggest studios such as MTV, HBO and FOX.


ATV crash puts two in university hospital

According to the report, Angel Castillo, 17, hit Hunter Henderson, 16, head-on after traveling near Skywater Road.

KOMU - 2018-06-23 15:34:00

Nearly 900 Columbia Water and Light customer without power

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Hundreds of Columbia Water and Light customers experienced a power outage Sunday morning, according to the utility's outage map.

ABC17NEWS.COM - 2018-06-24 12:14:52

Police directory seeks to identify people with autism

MOBERLY, Mo. (AP) — The police department in the central Missouri town of Moberly has launched a voluntary autism directory aimed at helping improve officers' interactions with people on the autism spectrum.The Columbia Missourianreports that personal information on the form includes names, addresse

PATRIOT LEDGER - 2018-06-23 15:45:44

Large police presence in northeast Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Right now there is a large police presence on Hickam Drive and Olympic Boulevard in northeast Columbia after reports of a person with a gun.ABC 17 News saw officers with guns drawn walking throughout the area.There were more than a dozen patrol cars and parts of Hickam Drive are curr


Crews respond to crash on 63 in Columbia

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Emergency crews responded to a crash on Highway 63 in Columbia Friday night.It happened near Grindstone Creek in the northbound lanes. Boone County Joint Communications urged drivers to avoid the area.As of 7 p.m., one northbound lane was still closed. All southbound lanes were open.


Fulton kicks off annual street festival

FULTON - The city of Fulton kicked off their annual Street Festival in style Friday with live music, a carnival, vendors, food trucks and a hot air balloon glow.


Fulton man convicted of a dozen sex crimes

A Callaway County jury convicted George Edward Martin, 58, guilty of the offenses of sodomy, statutory sodomy, sexual misconduct involving a child by inducement, enticement of a child, child molestation and sexual exploitation of a minor.


Moberly's plan to improve relations between police and people with autism

Nikki and Brett Soendker have three children on the autism spectrum and have devoted time and resources to helping the autism community. Nikki is the founder ofUnfinish3d Pieces, an autism charity and awareness group.So when the Moberly Police Department approached the couple in January about consu


MoDOT task force found no safety issues on stretch of Route 63

The 27 mile stretch of U.S. Route 63 which goes from Columbia to Moberly has below average crash rates compared to similar roads statewide, according to the results of a study released by the Missouri Department of Transportation.A multi-agency task force assigned to study traffic patterns and accid


Former Columbia police officer seeks $553K

COLUMBIA, Mo. - An officer fired from the Columbia Police Department after shoving and injuring someone in a holding cell in 2011 is seeking over $553,000, according to a proposed judgment filed this week.


Credit card skimmer found at Boonville gas station

Police said they don't know yet how many people will be affected, if any at all. They added a reminder for people to inspect the pump before starting, looking for skimmers or cameras which might capture video of the key pad where you might have to enter your PIN or zip code.


Columbia businesses cheer Supreme Court ruling

On Thursday, the Court ruled states now have the power to force Internet retailers to pay sales tax in states where they don't have a physical presence, overruling their own decision in the 1992 caseQuill Corporation v. North Dakota.


Auxvasse police warn of door-to-door salesmen, company pushes back

The independent dealer of Kirby vacuum models, CR Distributing, sells vacuums to mid-Missouri homes through salespeople. Auxvasse Chief of Police Kevin Suedmeyer said officers asked the salesmen if they had a business license and he said they did not want to renew their license.


Area woman killed in Wednesday accident

Jessi Wells, 35, went off the right side of the road and struck a tree. She was not wearing a seat belt and was pronounced dead after being taken to Lake Regional Hospital.


Cemetery's names, history fading away

Walking through the Woodland-Old City Cemetery, tombstones that formerly stood tall or gleamed in the sunlight are now crumbling. And much like the etchings on those crumbling tombstones, the names of those buried there — and their place in history — are in danger of being forgotten.