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One hurt after shooting in east Columbia

Police are looking into a weekend shooting that left one person hurt in east Columbia. ABC 17 reports officers responded to Lakewood Apartments near Walnut Street and Old Highway 63 late Saturday night. They say one man was shot and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. He was taken to the hospital. Investigators say one potential suspect was brought in for questioning. No …

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Columbia police investigating apparent suicide near Hearnes Center

MU Police says its initial investigation appears to show that a man parked near the Hearnes Center took his own life Friday night. The incident happened at about 9:25 p.m., as a MUPD officer and other agencies responded to a medical incident. The department says its officer approached the vehicle and saw a man inside with a gun in his …

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Firefighters respond to east Columbia house fire

A house fire in east Columbia causes about $120,000 in damage over the weekend. Fire crews got to the scene of the blaze on Eastwood Circle, near the intersection of I-70 and Highway 63. The flames could be noticed from drivers on the highway. Firefighters contained the fire within 45 minutes. The homeowners were not at home at the time, …

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Two dead after crash on Highway 50 in Moniteau County

Two people are dead after crashing in Moniteau County over the weekend. The Highway Patrol says it happened around 7 p.m. Saturday on Highway 50 between Tipton and California, Missouri. A truck was starting to make a left turn off the highway, when it was hit from behind by a minivan. The driver and passenger in the minivan, Richard Manning, …

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Nonprofit hopes to raise thousands for free services for mid-Missouri foster and adoptive children/families

The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association’s (CMFCAA) 14th annual gala fundraiser is Tuesday evening at Jefferson City’s Capitol Plaza Hotel (graphic courtesy of CMFCAA spokesman Gerry Tritz) Organizers of Tuesday’s Jefferson City fundraiser for the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association (CMFCAA) say Missouri has lost almost 300 foster homes since the COVID pandemic began. CMFCAA spokesman …

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