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(AUDIO): Good crowd expected for tonight’s CPS school board debate

All seven Columbia school board candidates are expected to participate in tonight’s debate at Mizzou’s Cornell Hall, near the Newman Center. The seven candidates are, in ballot order, Paul Harper, John Potter, CPS vice president Christopher Horn, James Edward Gordon, John Lyman, April Ferrao and former State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport). The debate begins at 6:30 and will be moderated by …

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Perennial roll cart issue to be voted on Monday by Columbia’s city council

A Columbia solid waste employee prepares to pick up trash (2022 file photo courtesy of Matt Nestor with the city) A proposed roll cart trash collection system is set to be voted on by Columbia’s city council tonight. Mayor Barbara Buffaloe has said that trash was the biggest issue she heard about as she campaigned door-to-door last spring. Columbia officials …

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Mizzou football captain arrested for weekend DWI

Mizzou senior football captain Chad Bailey was arrested early Sunday morning by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. He’s bonded out (March 19, 2023 photo courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department website) A Mizzou football senior captain has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, and has bonded out of jail. Online records from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department say 22-year-old …

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UPDATE: Mid-Missouri murder suspect found dead in Audrain County

43-year-old Brandon Spears of Mexico served eight stints in Missouri prisons (November 2022 file photo courtesy of the Missouri Department of Corrections website) A mid-Missouri parolee accused of murdering his mother and then absconding has been found dead in Audrain County, according to the “Mexico Ledger” newspaper. Newspaper managing editor Matt Pilger, a former 939 the Eagle reporter, says 43-year-old …

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Two people, including child, shot Sunday just east of Columbia

A Boone County Sheriff’s deputy’s vehicle (file photo courtesy of 939 the Eagle) Boone County sheriff’s deputies say a man and a child who were shot Sunday afternoon on Demaret drive east of Columbia suffered serious injuries. Both have been transported to an area hospital for treatment. The incident happened at about 5:15, near I-70’s Lake of the Woods intersection. …

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