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 [...]

Highway Patrol promotes new assistant superintendent

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Friday it was promoting Major Eric Olson to Lieutenant Colonel. Olson will also assume the role of assistant superintendent. According to a Highway Patrol press release, Olson will oversee the Professional Standards Division and Public Information and Education Division. Olson joined the Highway Patrol in 1990 [...]

Car flips on Highway 63

Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, a man driving his car northbound near Highway 63 and Stadium rolled over. No other cars were involved in the accident.  I went out to the site after the 9 AM hour of the morning show wrapped up. When I arrived, authorities were completing their investigation and preparing to tow the car [...]