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Fulton man sentenced to prison for shooting family member

A Fulton man is sentenced to prison for a shooting that injured a family member. Jerren Harris, 27, pleaded guilty to unlawful use of a weapon and fourth-degree domestic assault earlier this month. He was sentenced to four years in prison plus 120 days in jail for the domestic assault charge. The judge recommended that Harris complete a substance abuse program before being considered for release.
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Columbia Repeals Ban on Trash Roll Carts, Repeal of Ban on Dancing and Proms Is Next

Both Prohibition and the classic film Footloose (the original, obviously) teach us the lesson that banning popular things is generally poor policy (there are some exceptions, of course). Well, Footloose must have been entered at the last True-False film festival, because the Columbia City Council decided to heed this lesson and rescind the absurd ban on roll carts within the city of Columbia. Yes, the very same roll carts that are heavily used for trash service all around the nation.

Fulton man sentenced to prison for stealing vehicles, other property

A Fulton man is sentenced to prison after he’s caught with stolen property. Jason Mushrush, 33, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with a motor vehicle and three counts of felony stealing earlier this month. He was sentenced to four years in prison on each charge. Mushrush was...

Pasta La Fata’s first brick-and-mortar shop will open in June, offering Italian staples and to-go meals alike

In Columbia, Michelle “Shelly” La Fata, owner of Pasta La Fata, is beginning the next chapter of her food story with the opening of her brick-and-mortar shop and deli. For the last several years, La Fata and her team have handcrafted pasta and other Italian-style delicacies for sale at the Columbia Farmers Market and other pop-up venues. With the opening of her shop, she’s expanding her crew, hours and creative capacity to serve flavorful Italian fare to her local community.

Mid-Missouri state lawmaker hopeful courts will strike down voter ID

A Columbia lawmaker who serves on the Missouri House Elections and Elected Officials Committee opposes voter ID legislation approved in Jefferson City. State Rep. David Tyson Smith (D-Columbia) says any provision you put between someone and the ballot box will slow down voting. “It’s not just photo ID. Someone might...

Fatal Columbia nightclub shooting trial moved to Johnson County

A Columbia man’s murder trial is moved to western Missouri. Curtis Lewis, 38, had been scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on Monday. But instead the judge granted his request for a change of venue, moving the trial to Johnson County. Lewis is accused of fatally shooting Tershawn Kitchen in...

Recruiting Reset: Mizzou adds an interior pass rusher in Josh Landry

I’m convinced Missouri has unlimited scholarships for its defensive line room. It’s the only explanation for the turnover we’ve seen this offseason. The Tigers have added Tyrone Hopper (North Carolina), D.J. Coleman (Jacksonville State), Jayden Jernigan (Oklahoma State), Ian Mathews (Auburn), Jalen Marshall (HS), Marquis Gracial (HS) and DJ Wesolak (HS) since the end of last season.

Starting May 25, you can catch the Columbia Farmers Market on Wednesday evenings

This summer, patrons of the Columbia Farmers Market (CFM) will have another opportunity to stock up on goods from their favorite local farmers and artisans. Beginning Wed., May 25 and running through Sept. 14, the Columbia Farmers Market will regularly offer a midweek market from 3 to 7pm, featuring around 20 vendors selling fresh produce, meat, farm-fresh eggs, cheeses, honey, cut flowers, plants, artisanal items and more. Twice a month, Columbia Parks and Recreation will join forces with CFM and host a Food Truck Roundup alongside the market on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Live music and free children’s activities will also be a part of the midweek happenings.