Mid-Missouri News
Alleged stabber near Hickman High School arrested

A Columbia man who allegedly stabbed someone several times early Friday morning is now in custody. Police say 66-year-old Samuel Monroe knifed another man during a fight at about 2:00 a.m. Friday on Wilkes Boulevard near Hickman High School. The ...Read More

Columbia business leader expects huge Black Friday

Will a big football game hurt Black Friday business in Columbia? Matt McCormick with the Chamber of Commerce thinks it will do just the opposite, since it’s drawing more people to town. "Hopefully, either they'll come in early or stay ...Read More

Stadium Blvd. welcomes unprecedented traffic

Bumper-to-bumper traffic was expected on Columbia’s Stadium Boulevard Friday. Besides the usual Black Friday shopping traffic near the mall, the road also hosts Mizzou’s final home football game of the season. "Arkansas has a tendency to travel on the day ...Read More

Man behind Columbia gas station robbery arrested

Columbia Police say they’ve found one of the people behind a robbery at a North Providence gas station earlier this week. Jaquan Williams allegedly admitted to helping commit the robbery at the Eagle Stop on Monday afternoon, and splitting the ...Read More

Man dies after shootout with police

An autopsy is coming soon, for the mid-Missouri man who died in a shootout with police. Authorities in Versailles say they tried to restrain Randall Roden for an alleged assault, even stunning him twice with a Taser. They say he ...Read More

North Columbia house fire

A North Columbia Thanksgiving fire forces people out of their home and shuts down a road for nearly an hour. The blaze started at about 2:00 p.m. Thursday on Blue Ridge Road. Crews got it under control after about ten ...Read More

Ferguson protests move to Target, Wal-Mart stores

(AP) - Dozens of people have interrupted holiday shopping at major retail stores around the St. Louis area to speak out about a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The protests began Thanksgiving ...Read More

Jefferson City Police search for shooter

Jefferson City Police are still looking for the person behind some gun shots on Thanksgiving. Investigators say someone pulled the trigger several times near Elizabeth Street a little south of Washington Park late Thursday morning. One building was hit by ...Read More

Man arrested for downtown shooting

A Columbia man is in jail for allegedly shooting someone downtown last month. Police already had a warrant out for Kyle Shepherd when they pulled over his car Wednesday night on the north side of town. The 22-year-old is accused ...Read More

Hunters harvest more deer during firearms season

(MDC) Building on a strong opening weekend harvest, Missouri hunters went on to check a total of 167,205 deer during firearms deer season Nov. 15 through 25. The number exceeds last year’s harvest of 157,273.             The Missouri Department of ...Read More

Wrecks slow down start to busy travel day

A Salisbury man has died because of snowy and icy conditions at the start of the Thanksgiving travel period. Columbia Police report Virgil Elliott, 33, lost control of his van in the 4700 block of Route B (Paris Rd.) at ...Read More

Protesters clear out as Ferguson streets calm down

Police have dispersed protesters from the streets of Ferguson after second night of demonstrations following a grand jury decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. Tuesday was far calmer than the previous night, ...Read More

Fulton Police search for armed robber

Fulton Police are looking for an armed robber. The clerk at Incentive Resale on 601 Airway Drive says someone in a Halloween mask came in with a gun demanding money at about 9:00 p.m. Tuesday. He took some cash and ...Read More

Ferguson officer: ‘I know I did my job right’

(AP) - Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson says he couldn't have done anything differently in his confrontation with Michael Brown to have prevented the 18-year-old's shooting death. Wilson made his first public statements Tuesday during an interview with ABC News' ...Read More

More troopers on the road for the holidays

The Highway Patrol is gearing up for what could be one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel seasons in years. Sergeant Brent Bernhardt says that includes Operation Care. "Our officers in that operation will not only be out aggressively enforcing Missouri ...Read More

Controversial central Missouri hog farm approved

(AP) - The state has issued a permit for a large hog-breeding farm in central Missouri that had been vehemently opposed by neighbors. The permit from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources will allow Callaway Farrowing to build a farm ...Read More

Mid-Mo chase leads to charges

A man from Lebanon faces several charges after this week’s car chase. Dustin Felber, 30 is accused of robbing a man after drinking and smoking marijuana with him at a shop near Henley early Monday. The victim claims Felber fired ...Read More

More than 80 arrests made in St. Louis area

(AP) - Authorities say that more than 80 people were arrested as chaos enveloped sections of the St. Louis area overnight. St. Louis County police released records early Tuesday showing 61 people were arrested in Ferguson on charges including burglary ...Read More

Riots turn violent in Ferguson

(AP) - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says at least a dozen businesses are burning after protests in Ferguson turned violent. Belmar said early Tuesday morning that two police cruisers also were burned and that he "personally heard ...Read More

National response to Ferguson decision

(AP) - Dozens of people in Oakland, California, protesting the Ferguson grand jury decision have gotten around police and are blocking traffic on a major highway in the Bay Area. Television images show people milling around cars, raising their hands ...Read More