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Better Business Bureau Warns Of Fake Merchandise Ahead Of Super Bowl

Better Business Bureau Warns Of Fake Merchandise Ahead Of Super Bowl Kansas City Chiefs fans are being warned about websites selling fake merchandise ahead of their Super Bowl appearance on February 2nd. The Better Business Bureau says to be aware if a product is at an unreasonably low cost, and to only shop with authorized…Continue Reading

Audrain County Sheriff With Letter To Residents On Downsizing Prison Systems

Audrain County Sheriff With Letter To Residents On Downsizing Prison Systems Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller is making his opinion known about Governor Mike Parson’s plan to downsize Missouri prison systems. In an open letter to Audrain County residents from the sheriff’s office Facebook page on Sunday, Oller wrote the state of affairs that our…Continue Reading

Several Crashes On Mid Missouri Roads Send People To Hospitals

Several Crashes On Mid Missouri Roads Send People To Hospitals Several crashes sent multiple people across Mid-Missouri to hospitals yesterday. The westbound lane of I-70 at the Missouri River Bridge was rerouted to Highway 40 after a an injury crash involving several vehicles blocked the lane. Another crash in Boone County along U.S. 63 happened…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Facing Charges Of Burglary and Child Kidnapping

Fulton Man Facing Charges Of Burglary and Child Kidnapping A Fulton man is facing multiple charges following a domestic disturbance at the Callaway Village Apartments. According to Fulton Police 33 year old Maurice Alfred was inside the residence on Saturday and was not supposed to be there. Officers say Alfred was attempting to prevent the…Continue Reading

Man Arrested In Columbia After Assaulting Woman With Weapon

Man Arrested In Columbia After Assaulting Woman With Weapon One woman is in the hospital and another man has been arrested after an assault with a weapon in Columbia last night. It happened in the 2000 block of Grindstone Parkway after 6pm. Police say the incident involved a man and a woman who had been…Continue Reading

Two Arrested In Burglaries in Audrain, Boone, and Callaway Counties

Two Arrested In Burglaries in Audrain, Boone, and Callaway Counties Multiple burglaries in three counties lead to two arrests. According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, five burglaries in December in southwest Audrain County were reported in a span of three weeks. The first four reports involved the same victim in which firearms, power tools…Continue Reading

Hundreds Without Power In Columbia On Friday Afternoon

Hundreds Without Power In Columbia On Friday Afternoon Power now restored to hundreds of people in Columbia after a truck hit a utility pole near Paris Road and College Avenue yesterday afternoon causing an outage. The outage was reported just after 2pm. Columbia Water and Light posted on its Facebook page crews were out restoring…Continue Reading

Arrests Made in 2017 New Florence Murder

Arrests Made in 2017 New Florence Murder 2 arrests are now made in connection with the 2017 murder of 29 year old Benjamin “Ben” Renick of New Florence. June 8th, 2017, the Montgomery County Sheriff received a report of a deceased person at Renick’s Reptiles, in New Florence. Deputies found the body of Benjamin Renick.…Continue Reading

Monroe City Woman With Serious Injuries In Marion County Accident

Monroe City Woman With Serious Injuries In Marion County Accident A Monroe City woman is recovering from serious injuries after a 2 car accident overnight in Marion County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened after midnight on Route Z at the US 36 Overpass in at Monroe City. A vehicle hit another vehicle…Continue Reading

Moberly Man In Federal Custody After Brief Standoff With Police

Moberly Man In Federal Custody After Brief Standoff With Police A Moberly man is in federal custody after a brief standoff with police yesterday (Thursday) morning. A federal arrest warrant was issued for 46 year old David James in relation to federal weapons charges. James was located at his known address in the 1000 block…Continue Reading

Train Hits Grain Truck In Mexico

Train Hits Grain Truck In Mexico No injuries reported following an incident in Mexico yesterday morning where a train hit a grain truck. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened in the 2000 block of West Boulevard when a 1992 Chevrolet grain truck driven by 75 year old Gary P. Riedel of Centralia tried to…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Delivers State of the State Address And Democrats Respond

Governor Parson Delivers State of the State Address And Democrats Respond Governor Mike Parson says the state of our state is strong. Parson delivered his second annual State of the State address yesterday and said at 3.1 percent, the unemployment rate continues to remain at historic lows, and has been below the national unemployment rate…Continue Reading

New Franklin Police Chief To Step Down

New Franklin Police Chief To Step Down The New Franklin Police Chief is announcing plans to step down. In a Facebook post yesterday Mike Wise said the city decided to cut his staff and only have 2 full time officers. He went on to say in April of 2019 they lost a full time officer…Continue Reading

Pinnacle Regional Hospital In Boonville Closing Its Doors

Pinnacle Regional Hospital In Boonville Closing Its Doors The Pinnacle Regional Hospital in Boonville is closing its doors. According to a statement on the hospital’s Facebook page, staff will remain at the emergency department for 2 weeks to help with any walk-in patients. The hospital said that after speaking with the Missouri Department of Health…Continue Reading

Pinnacle Hospital Employees In Boonville With Late Paychecks

Pinnacle Hospital Employees In Boonville With Late Paychecks Employees at the Pinnacle owned hospital in Boonville will not be paid as scheduled today. According to a report from KOMU 8, an internal email was sent out by Pinnacle Health Care Chief Financial Officer Dale Farrell, last night to employees saying the inflow of cash during…Continue Reading

Moberly Corrections Officer Accused Of Bringing Drugs Into Prison

Moberly Corrections Officer Accused Of Bringing Drugs Into Prison A corrections officer at the Moberly Correctional Center is being charged with bringing synthetic marijuana and tobacco into a prison. 23 year old Timothy Davis was charged on Saturday with delivery of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. An investigation found 174 grams of synthetic…Continue Reading

Miller County Fatal Crash

Miller County Fatal Crash One person is dead after a fatal crash involving a dump truck and passenger car in Miller County yesterday (Tuesday) morning. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Missouri 42 and Route BB. 45 year old Thomas L. Ciavarela was killed in the accident. 44 year old Brandon Whittle,…Continue Reading

Missouri Military Academy Names New Vice President

Missouri Military Academy Names New Vice President A new vice president is being announced at the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico. Bob Belknap was selected after a national search that generated more than 70 applicants. His appointment will begin on January 20th. Belknap comes to MMA from the American Printing House for the Blind in…Continue Reading

Columbia Man Accused Of Hitting Infant With Can Of Formula

Columbia Man Accused Of Hitting Infant With Can Of Formula A Columbia man is accused of hitting his infant child with a can of formula and hitting a woman across the face multiple times, in addition to the child being found with a burn mark on her leg that the man says was from a…Continue Reading

Joseph Elledge Requests Change Of Venue

Joseph Elledge Requests Change Of Venue The man who is suspected of playing a role in his wife’s disappearance in Columbia is asking to have his upcoming trial to take place somewhere else. 24 year old Joseph Elledge is facing charges of child abuse and endangerment, on Friday Elledge’s attorneys filed a motion for a…Continue Reading

Community R-6 Lady Trojans Champions Of The New Franklin Tournament

Community R-6 Lady Trojans Champions Of The New Franklin Tournament The Community R-6 girls with a 60-31 win over the New Franklin Bulldogs on Friday night to win the New Franklin Tournament. Dalaney Bowers poured in 17 points, followed by Natalie Thomas with 11 points and 2 steals. Brianna Beamer had 10 points and 6…Continue Reading

Former Coach In North Callaway School District Pleading Guilty To Attempted Sexual Contact With Student

Former Coach In North Callaway School District Pleading Guilty To Attempted Sexual Contact With Student A former assistant football and track coach in the North Callaway School District is pleading guilty to attempted sexual contact with a student. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office arrested Davonte Kyles in April 2019. A probable cause statement said Kyles…Continue Reading

Widespread Flu Reported In Missouri

Widespread Flu Reported In Missouri Missouri is being classified as one of 46 states where the flu is considered wide-spread. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, eleven thousand, one hundred and seventy one cases of the flu have been reported so far during the 2019-2020 season. 61 news cases were reported…Continue Reading

Tuscumbia Teen With Serious Injuries In Cole County Accident

Tuscumbia Teen With Serious Injuries In Cole County Accident A Tuscumbia teen is recovering from serious injuries after an accident in Cole County last night. According to the highway patrol it happened on Route B a half mile north of Scheuler Ferry Road. It happened when a 16 year old male driver was traveling through…Continue Reading

Man Arrested At Jefferson City High School

Man Arrested At Jefferson City High School An 18 year old man is in the Cole County Jail after being arrested at the Jefferson City High School yesterday. Terry L. Jones III was arrested at the high school campus after a school resource officer found out about an outstanding warrant. Jones is charged with producing…Continue Reading

Investigation Continues In Fulton Police Officer Related Shooting

Investigation Continues In Fulton Police Officer Related Shooting The Missouri Highway Patrol is continuing the investigation into a Fulton police officer related shooting death of 25 year old Cody McCaulou last month. Investigators confirmed yesterday they are now examining forensic evidence to help decide whether the shooting was justified. An unnamed Fulton police officer went…Continue Reading

Shots Fired Incident and Police Chase In Columbia

Shots Fired Incident and Police Chase In Columbia A shooting overnight in Columbia ends with a chase and 2 men escaping. According to reports from ABC 17, officers heard multiple gunshots, on Highland just after midnight, and a short time later they a car leaving at a high rate of speed. A chase began and…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Announces Fundraising Totals

Governor Parson Announces Fundraising Totals Governor Mike Parson is announcing fundraising totals from the last quarter of 2019. According to a press release, Parson raised $540,000 in the quarter ending December 31st. Parson For Missouri has $1.4 cash on hand and will report a combined warchest of over $6.5 million including Uniting Missouri Political Action…Continue Reading

Hannibal Structure Fire

Hannibal Structure Fire The cause of a Hannibal structure fire yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon is unknown. The Hannibal Fire Department responded to the call around 4pm at 308 North 6th Street. A total of 22 firefighters battled the blaze for around 45 minutes until it was under control. The State Fire Marshal’s office say the fire…Continue Reading

SSM Audrain LPN Tammy Eady Recognized Receives Special Award

SSM Audrain LPN Tammy Eady Recognized Receives Special Award SSM Audrain, LPN, Tammy Eady is being recognized as the most recent recipient of the DAISY Award for extraordinary nurses. Eady was nominated for the award by 2 patients who said she showed compassion and true joy in her work when it came to their care…Continue Reading

Armed Robbery At United Credit Union Columbia Branch

Armed Robbery At United Credit Union Columbia Branch Columbia Police are investigating an armed robbery at the United Credit Union branch on Falling Leaf Lane. According to Columbia PD, they responded to the facility at 4:40 yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The suspect, described as a black male between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall,…Continue Reading

Trial Date Set For Joseph Elledge

Trial Date Set For Joseph Elledge A trial date for Joseph Elledge, accused in the disappearance of his wife is scheduled for February 25th. Elledge has pleaded not guilty to charges of child abuse or neglect and endangering the welfare of a child. He is also the prime suspect in his wife’s, Mengqi Ji Elledge’s…Continue Reading

Vandalism At Union Covered Bridge In Monroe County

Vandalism At Union Covered Bridge In Monroe County State park rangers continue to investigate a case of vandalism at the Union Covered Bridge State Historic Site in Monroe County. According to the Monroe County Appeal surveillance cameras caught 3 suspects involved in the Vandalism on December 31st, around 3:30pm. Anyone with information is being asked…Continue Reading

Illegal Door To Door Sales In Jefferson City

Illegal Door To Door Sales In Jefferson City Reports of companies illegally selling items door to door are being called in to the Jefferson City Police Department. According to a news release police say the companies are selling many products, however many of the recent reports are of beef companies. Skyline Beef and Stampede Meat…Continue Reading

Mexico Woman Sentenced To Twenty Years In Prison For Child Sex Crimes

Mexico Woman Sentenced To Twenty Years In Prison For Child Sex Crimes A Mexico woman is sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to child sex crimes in an Audrain County Courtroom yesterday (Monday). Audrain Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger announced that 37 year old Stephanie Cottrell plead guilty to 2 counts of Abuse…Continue Reading

Man In Hospital After Shooting In Columbia

Man In Hospital After Shooting In Columbia A man is in the hospital after a shooting in Columbia last (Monday) night. It happened in the 400 block of Oak Street just before 11 according to Columbia Police. The 24 year old man, was found inside a car with a gunshot wound to his torso. He…Continue Reading

Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism Frustrated With Missouri Department Of Corrections

Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism Frustrated With Missouri Department Of Corrections Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism is growing increasingly frustrated with the Missouri Department of Corrections decisions on letting parole violators go after issuing warrants for their arrests. Chism wrote a lengthy letter and posted to his Facebook page last week, essentially calling it a…Continue Reading

Man Escapes After Standoff With Boone County Sheriff’s

Man Escapes After Standoff With Boone County Sheriff’s A man with outstanding warrants who was barricaded in a Boone County house yesterday (Sunday) afternoon is still on the loose. Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies and SWAT team crisis negotiators went to a house in the 4500 block of West Belleview Drive, after reports that a resident…Continue Reading

Two Arrested In Fulton Carver Park Shots Fired Incident

Two Arrested In Fulton Carver Park Shots Fired Incident 2 Fulton men are in the Callaway County Jail accused of firing shots in Carver Park over the weekend. Fulton Police say Na’Quan McClain and Nazir McClain both exhibited a pistol towards a moving vehicle and fired shots on Saturday. Both men were arrested last (Sunday)…Continue Reading

Dangers Of Human Trafficking Program Coming To Mexico

Dangers Of Human Trafficking Program Coming To Mexico Residents of Mexico will have the opportunity to learn more about the dangers of human trafficking on Tuesday, January 14th. Nanette Ward from the Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition will present the program, accompanied by Michelle, a human trafficking victim. The event is sponsored by Anointed…Continue Reading

Lawsuit Brought Against University Of Missouri Over Title IX Policies

Lawsuit Brought Against University Of Missouri Over Title IX Policies The University of Missouri is being sued by 2 women who say the school mishandled allegations of sexual misconduct. The women say the university did not fully follow its Title IX rules during the investigation of alleged physical and sexual misconduct by former Tigers basketball…Continue Reading

One Person Injured In Columbia House Fire

One Person Injured In Columbia House Fire One person taken to a hospital after a house fire in Columbia last night. It happened in the 1100 block of North College Avenue just after 8. According to firefighters the fire may have started in the kitchen. One person was taken to an area hospital for smoke…Continue Reading

Man Shot By Fulton Police Officer Dies

Man Shot By Fulton Police Officer Dies The man from an officer involved shooting in Fulton has died. According to, Fulton Police Chief Steve Myers, 27 year old Cody McCaulou died at a Columbia Hospital yesterday (Wednesday). A Fulton police officer shot McCaulou behind the Mcintire Elementary School on Monday. Authorities have not yet said…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Consenting For Missouri To Take In Refugees

Governor Parson Consenting For Missouri To Take In Refugees Governor Mike Parson is giving consent for Missouri to take in refugees. Parson made his announcement yesterday (Tuesday) in response to an executive order signed by President Donald Trump on September 26th. Refugees would not be allowed to automatically come to states where governors refuse consent,…Continue Reading