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Baby identified in Columbia cold case death

Columbia Police are crediting a letter found this month at a local Super 8 for helping solve the case of an infant death. Infant remains were discovered in a tire near North Providence road in August 2019, and police have always said their main goal was to give the child a name and honor her memory. She is identified as Samone J. Daniels.
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Washington Missourian

Union drag show canceled

An organization that sought to use the Union City Auditorium for a drag show has canceled the event after confusion on a vote by a city committee. Nclusion Plus, a for-profit Columbia-based entertainment, education and marketing organization, sought to use the auditorium July 15. “We’re a mobile pop-up entertainment, education...

Court documents reveal new details in Columbia baby's death

COLUMBIA - Court documents obtained Wednesday reveal what Lavosha Daniels wrote in her letter to the Columbia Police Department, describing her daughter Samone's alleged murder. Samone's remains were found inside a backpack, inside a tire near McKnight Tire on Aug, 15, 2019. Police believe she was 4 to 5 months...

Fourth Death In Mendon Train Derailment

The fatality count from Monday’s Amtrak derailment near Mendon is now at four. The Missouri Highway Patrol confirmed the latest fatality is a passenger that was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. That brings the number of passenger deaths to three and the fourth is the driver of the dumptruck.

Hawaiian Bros Island Grill heading to Columbia

Columbia-area residents will soon have a Hawaiian dining option. Hawaiian Bros Island Grill is building a new restaurant at the former Jack in the Box location near Grindstone. A sign on the heavily-traveled road says the store is coming soon. Chesterfield-based Knoebel Construction is handling the project. The menu will...

Amtrak dump truck collision and derailment death toll rises; Amtrak officials now say 275+ on the train

CHARITON COUNTY, Mo. – The Amtrak Southwest Chief collided with a dump truck on Monday afternoon, causing all but one car to derail southwest of Mendon, Mo. An additional person has died in a Columbia, Mo. hospital since initial information Monday evening was confirmed in a press conference. “There are now a total of four fatalities in the crash. Three...

Date set for 2022 Mizzou vs. Kansas “Border War” Basketball game

COLUMBIA, Mo (KTVI/KPLR) — Mizzou and Kansas will meet on the men’s basketball hardwood Saturday, December 10th, Kansas athletics announced on Tuesday afternoon. It is the second straight season the Tigers and Jayhawks are meeting. Last season, Kansas won in a 102-65 rout over Missouri in Lawrence. The 2021 meeting marked the first regular-season clash between the two teams in nine years.

Fourth of July 2022 – Things to do in Columbia

We’ve put together a list of some of the biggest events going on in and around Columbia in honor of Independence Day! We hope this helps you plan the perfect celebration. Spirit of 76 Fireworks Store – 6401 Highway 40 W. Stop by for a day full of...
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More than 50 people injured in Amtrak train crash arrive at hospitals across Missouri

Hospitals across Missouri received more than 50 patients who were injured when an Amtrak train in northern Missouri collided with a dump truck Monday afternoon. At least 200 people were on the train traveling from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed near Mendon, Missouri, a town about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Three people were killed, and while the patrol said injury numbers are unknown, Missouri hospitals counted at least 51 patients by 7 p.m.