UPDATE: Highway Patrol cancels Silver Alert for missing woman

SUNRISE BEACH — The Missouri State Highway Patrol canceled a silver advisory Saturday morning for 77-year-old  Patricia Waters. The advisory was issued after she walked away from her home in Sunrise Beach. According to Police in Sunrise Beach, Waters suffers from Dementia and has a caregiver. The Highway Patrol said Waters returned home safely. [Editor's note: [...]

Sheriff’s office requesting charges against suspect in multi-county car chase

MARIES COUNTY - The Maries County Sheriff's office has requested that charges be filed against a Cherryville man following a multi-county high-speed chase Tuesday night. According to a post on the department's Facebook page, deputies want to bring multiple charges against 27-year-old Billy James Place including felony resisting arrest and felony driving without a license. Deputies [...]

Firefighters respond to fire at Columbia home

COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department responded to reports of a structure fire in the 3300 block of Albany Court around 4:00 a.m. Saturday morning. According to firefighters, there were no visible flames when they arrived on scene. There was however light smoke coming from an electrical fire in an outlet behind a dryer. Firefighters said they did [...]

Suspect charged with robbery, kidnapping after home invasion

By: Daniel Perreault, Landon Burke & KOMU 8 Digital Staff COLUMBIA - Columbia Police arrested 57-year-old Charles Henry Hayes Jr. Friday morning on charges of armed criminal action, 2nd degree kidnapping, and 1st degree robbery. Police originally responded to a burglary on Morning Glory Drive at 9:14 p.m. on March 20th. According to a Columbia [...]

In an email to students, Foley said he and his wife will miss MU.

Interim Chancellor Folley Leaving MU for New York Institute of Technology

By Daniel Perreault, 23News Reporter and Aviva Okeson-Haberman, 23News Interactive Director Interim chancellor Hank Foley is leaving MU on May 3 to become the fourth president of the New York Institute of Technology. According to an MU news release, Foley joined MU in 2013 as the executive vice president for academic affairs, research and economic [...]