The Missouri State Highway Patrol responded to several incidents on the water of the Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend.Continue Reading
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Mid-Missouri Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America held its 95th annual wreath-laying ceremony on Memorial Day. The event kicked off at 9 a.m. at the Boone County Courthouse plaza Monday to honor Boone County veterans who fought for America’s freedom. You can view the order of events in theContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) A Boone County jury found a Fulton man guilty of a 2019 murder on Thursday, after a three-day trial and a little more than an hour of deliberation. Justin Witt, 50, was convicted of second-degree murder, armed criminal action, unlawful possession of a firearm, attempted possession of a controlled substance and attemptedContinue Reading
MEXICO, Mo. (KMIZ) Four small dogs and two cats died in a house fire Monday afternoon, according to the Mexico Public Safety Department. In a news release, the department said it responded to Bougainville Drive shortly after 12:30 p.m. to find the home’s attached carport and storage area engulfed in flames and the fire spreadingContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The Wabash Bus Station is set to open as a temporary overnight warming center Friday, according to a release from the City of Columbia. In the release, the city said the warming center, located at 126 N. 10th St., will be open from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday. The cityContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) Firefighters said a home north of Columbia was destroyed after a fire early on Friday morning. According to the Boone County Fire Protection District, crews responded to the home in the 400 block of Hackberry Boulevard just before 1:30 a.m. BCFPD Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the home was engulfed in flamesContinue Reading
COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) An 18-year-old accused of shooting and killing a man in northeast Columbia on Monday night says he didn’t know the gun was loaded. Shawn Long admitted to police in an interview on Tuesday that he picked up the gun and pointed it at Roberto Lauer, 18, in a “playful manner” before itContinue Reading