News Room




Former Paramedic For Randolph County Ambulance District Sentenced For Stealing

Former Paramedic For Randolph County Ambulance District Sentenced For Stealing A Randolph County Ambulance District paramedic is being sentenced for accusations of stealing medications from patients. Ricehlle R. Grapes of Moberly was ordered to spend 120 days in jail and complete a drug treatment program. She was placed on 5 years of probation after the…Continue Reading

City Of Vandalia Announces New Chief Of Police

City Of Vandalia Announces New Chief Of Police The city of Vandalia is announcing a new chief of police. Logan Benjamin officially began his duties as Vandalia Police Chief on February 14th. Benjamin is replacing Chief Chris Hammann who took a job as police chief in New Haven. Benjamin has worked for the Vandalia Police…Continue Reading

Fulton Woman Sues Company Involved With Capital City of Lights

Fulton Woman Sues Company Involved With Capital City of Lights A woman from Fulton is suing a company involved with the Capital City Festival of Lights after she was hurt at the event in 2017. According to court documents the lawsuit is being brought against HomeMaker Health Care due to the fact they failed to…Continue Reading

Columbia Restaurant Reopens After Finding Dead Body In Business

Columbia Restaurant Reopens After Finding Dead Body In Business The ABC Chinese Cuisine in Columbia is reopened after a dead person was found inside of the business on Monday morning. The restaurant reopened yesterday (Wednesday) after cleaning up and making repairs. According to the Columbia/Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services the restaurant…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Twenty Five Year Prison Sentence

Fulton Man Twenty Five Year Prison Sentence A Fulton man is sentenced to 25 years in prison yesterday (Tuesday) in a Callaway County Court. According to court records 30 year old Joseph Michael Wilson was found guilty of multiple charges including attempted robbery, 9 counts of Second Degree Domestic Assault, and false imprisonment. A jury…Continue Reading

Columbia Murder Suspect Still At Large

Columbia Murder Suspect Still At Large Authorities are still searching for a man charged with Second Degree Murder in the shooting death of another man in Columbia last month. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office 60 year old Garland B. Wisley is still on the loose. Wisely is accused in the shooting death of…Continue Reading

Audrain County Historians To Make Presentation In Warrenton

Audrain County Historians To Make Presentation In Warrenton Historians from Audrain County will be in Warrenton next week to make a presentation about the original horse whisperer Tom Bass, who practiced in Mexico, Missouri. Bass was born in 1859 to a slave and a slave owner and became known all over the world for his…Continue Reading

Maries County Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor

Maries County Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting Minor A Maries County man is being accused of sexually assaulting a minor. Yesterday (Monday) prosecutors formally charged 45 year old Shad Lincoln of St. James with 3 counts of First Degree Statutory Rape, 3 Counts of First Degree Statutory Sodomy and 1 count of Furnishing Pornographic Material.…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Association Endorsing Treece

Columbia Police Association Endorsing Treece The Columbia Police Officers Association are endorsing Columbia Mayor Brian Treece for re-election. The announcement was made yesterday (Monday) during a press conference. The associations president Alan Mitchell is saying members are seeing a positive change at the Columbia Police Department since Treece took over as mayor. Mitchell went on…Continue Reading

MU Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis

MU Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis University of Missouri officials announced today [Monday] that a student has been diagnosed with active tuberculosis, and has voluntarily left campus. Dr. Susan Even, director of the MU Student Health Center reports the student has been extremely cooperative with campus and local health officials. The University is working closely with…Continue Reading

Winter Weather Advisory

Winter Weather Advisory Portions of mid-Missouri will see another round of winter weather tomorrow. [Tuesday] The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory that will go into effect tomorrow at 7PM and will continue until noon Wednesday. The weather service reports snow will overspread the area and will then mix with light freezing rain…Continue Reading

Fewer Cases of Flu Reported In Missouri This Year

Fewer Cases of Flu Reported In Missouri This Year The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is seeing fewer flu cases reported in Missouri this year when compared to last year. According to the CDC seventy four thousand less cases have been reported when compared to the same time last year. According to some health…Continue Reading

Search For Missing Columbia Man

Search For Missing Columbia Man A search and rescue team is looking for a Columbia man who has been missing for a week. The Missouri Search and Rescue Ground team is looking 41 year old Aaron Brantley who was last heard from by his wife Becky Brantley around 4pm on February 8th. His phone pinged…Continue Reading

Mexico Hardee’s Fire Under Investigation

Mexico Hardee’s Fire Under Investigation A fire is being reported at the Hardee’s in Mexico early this (Friday) morning. Mexico Public Safety reports they went to the fire at the Hardee’s at 707 West Jackson Street around 1:30 this (Friday) morning. Several people have posted pictures of the fire on social media. The store will…Continue Reading

New Bloomfield Citizens Meet With State Auditors

New Bloomfield Citizens Meet With State Auditors Citizens of New Bloomfield are meeting with auditors about an ongoing audit. The citizens met with auditor representatives yesterday (Wednesday) and found out about the city’s declining fund. It showed that funds that were supposed to go towards one project were used to fund other projects in the…Continue Reading

Fulton City Hall Threats Under Investigation

Fulton City Hall Threats Under Investigation An investigation is ongoing after reports of threats at the Fulton City Hall on Tuesday night. Police responded to City Hall on 18 West 4th Street around 9:16 Tuesday night for a call of a bomb threat, and a person with a gun. Officers say no explosive devices or…Continue Reading

Three Arrested In Columbia Shots Fired Incident

Three Arrested In Columbia Shots Fired Incident Three men are facing charges after an arrest in a shots fired incident in northeast Columbia yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. It happened at Rice Road and Boyd Lane. Police were already in the area making an unrelated traffic stop. The vehicle’s driver tried to escape on foot, while another…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Changes Time For Visit To Hannibal

Governor Parson Changes Time For Visit To Hannibal Missouri Governor Mike Parson will be in Hannibal this (Wednesday) afternoon to talk about his plan to repair or replace 250 of the state’s poor bridges. The governor has canceled his appearance in Maryville scheduled for today (Wednesday) due to weather and airport runway conditions. Parson will…Continue Reading

Two Dead After Multi-State Car Chase

Two Dead After Multi-State Car Chase Two people are reportedly dead after a shooting and car jacking started in Jefferson City last (Tuesday) night and then led police on a multi-state car chase. According to reports from ABC 17 news the incident started as a carjacking and possible parental abduction in Jefferson City. The Bond…Continue Reading

Columbia School Board Approves Some Redistricting Lines

Columbia School Board Approves Some Redistricting Lines An approval is now given by the Columbia School Board that will impact some district lines that will affect over a thousand students. The board met last (Monday) night, where parents and students voiced concerns over the redistricting change saying that friends would be separated. The change will…Continue Reading

Senator Hawley Sent Subpoena From Cole County Judge

Senator Hawley Sent Subpoena From Cole County Judge Senator Josh Hawley is being subpoenaed by a Cole County judge in connection with a lawsuit over public records and Sunshine Law requests. According to a press release from Elad Gross a candidate for Missouri Attorney General to require Senator Hawley to answer questions under oath about…Continue Reading

Suspicious Fire At Columbia Planned Parenthood

Suspicious Fire At Columbia Planned Parenthood A suspicious fire at the Columbia Planned Parenthood early yesterday (Sunday) morning is under investigation. It happened around 4:06 yesterday (Sunday) morning at the building on 711 North Providence Road. Fire crews report upon arrival they observed a light haze in the building and then upgraded the call to…Continue Reading

Woman Who Died In Audrain County House Fire Identified

Woman Who Died In Audrain County House Fire Identified The woman found dead in an Audrain County house fire over the weekend is being identified as 64 year old Paula Sites. According to Little Dixie Fire Protection District Chief Kenneth Hoover, the body of Paula Sites was found inside in the garage of the home…Continue Reading

Man Arrested In Connection To Death Of MU Student

Man Arrested In Connection To Death Of MU Student The suspect wanted in connection to a death of an MU student last month is now arrested. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department 19 year old Carson Latimer was arrested and is being charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Latimer is accused of selling…Continue Reading

Preliminary Approval Given For Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill in Missouri House

Preliminary Approval Given For Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill in Missouri House A preliminary approval has now been given by the Missouri House of Representatives that would create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. The preliminary approval for the bill was given yesterday (Wednesday) and it is the 7th time Representative Holly Rehder a Republican from…Continue Reading

Fulton Woman Arrested For Large Amount of Methamphetamine

Fulton Woman Arrested For Large Amount of Methamphetamine A Fulton woman is facing drug charges after an arrest early this (Thursday) morning. According to the Fulton Police Department they received a call from a concerned citizen about a woman who had multiple warrants. Officers say thy found a vehicle near 1807 Plaza Drive in Fulton…Continue Reading

Winter Storm Causes Power Outages In Mid-Missouri

Winter Storm Causes Power Outages In Mid-Missouri Over 1,000 households left without power this (Thursday) morning after a winter storm passed through the area overnight. In Columbia 419 customers of Columbia Water and Light were without power. The outage originated on North West Boulevard at around 4:49 this (Thursday) morning. Multiple streets were affected by…Continue Reading

California Accepting For Police Chief

California Accepting For Police Chief The California, Missouri police department is searching for a new chief of police. Chief John Hoover turned his resignation in last month after he replaced former chief Michael Ward in May last year. Ward was accused of purchasing weapons and accessories with city funds and then selling them for personal…Continue Reading

Mexico Public Schools Providing Counseling In Wake of Homicide

Mexico Public Schools Providing Counseling In Wake of Homicide Mexico Public Schools is providing ongoing counseling this week after a homicide in the district. Seventeen year old Dekhise Dorsey a former student at the Mexico High School is being charged with Second Degree Murder in the death of 27 year old Tajuan Williams last Friday…Continue Reading

Fayette Man Dies In Howard County Head On Collision

Fayette Man Dies In Howard County Head On Collision A Fayette man is dead after a head collision in Howard County last (Monday) night. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on Missouri 5, one mile north of New Franklin. A vehicle was attempting to pass and traveled into the path of another vehicle…Continue Reading

Shots Fired Investigation On Paris Road In Columbia

Shots Fired Investigation On Paris Road In Columbia An investigation is underway in Columbia after a report of shots fired last (Sunday) night between two vehicles in the 1400 block of Paris Road. Eye witnesses are telling police they saw one red vehicle and one black vehicle involved in the shooting, and a suspect is…Continue Reading

Three Teens Facing Murder Charges In Mexico Shooting Death

Three Teens Facing Murder Charges In Mexico Shooting Death A 17 year old Mexico man is facing Second Degree murder charges and two other teens are in detention centers after a fatal shooting of 27 year old Tajuan Williams in Mexico on Friday. Mexico Public Safety responded to the incident on Friday, around 5:26 in…Continue Reading

Governor Parson and State Senators Split On Bridge Project List

Governor Parson and State Senators Split On Bridge Project List Missouri Governor Mike Parson and state senators are divided on a project list he has submitted for bridge repairs. Parson said during his State of the State address earlier this month that he would like to see 250 bridges in the state fixed by borrowing…Continue Reading

Columbia Convenience Store Robbery Arrest

Columbia Convenience Store Robbery Arrest An arrest is now made in connection to a robbery at a Columbia Breaktime on Sunday night. Christopher Scott was arrested on Wednesday following an investigation into the robbery at the Breaktime on Vawter School Road. Police say Scott went in and pointed a gun at the clerk, and demanded…Continue Reading

Annual Performance Report Numbers Released For Several Missouri Schools

Annual Performance Report Numbers Released For Several Missouri Schools Schools are finding out how they rated on the state’s Annual Performance Report. Columbia, Jefferson City and Mexico are all seeing their scores going up from previous years. Columbia earned 93.3 percent of the possible points on the APR, which is significantly higher than recent years…Continue Reading

Centralia Man Arrested For Child Sex Crimes

Centralia Man Arrested For Child Sex Crimes A Centralia man is in the Boone County Jail on a fifty thousand dollar bond following an arrest later. Prosecutors filed charges of statutory rape and statutory sodomy against 40 year old James Henry nearly a month ago for an incident in May of 2018. According to court…Continue Reading

Multiple Vehicle Break Ins In Mexico

Multiple Vehicle Break Ins In Mexico The cold weather was not a deterrent for several vehicle thefts in Mexico reported during the overnight hours. According to Mexico Public Safety they responded to the area of Bennington and Ringo Streets around 3:14 this (Thursday) morning in reference to someone getting into parked vehicles. Officers were unable…Continue Reading

Police Standoff With Man in Columbia

Police Standoff With Man in Columbia A wanted man is now arrested after a lengthy standoff with police in the west part of Columbia yesterday (Wednesday). According to the Columbia Police Department an officer spotted 38 year old Anthony Maurice Malin on Longwell Drive and a SWAT team was called in after Malin made claims…Continue Reading

Overnight Arrest Made In Texas For 2018 Jefferson City Murder

Overnight Arrest Made In Texas For 2018 Jefferson City Murder Another arrest is now made in connection to a December 2018 death of a 23 year old man in Jefferson City. Police say that the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force in Texas arrested 19 year old Micheal Bouchee overnight (Tuesday) for Second Degree Murder and…Continue Reading

Columbia Interim Chief Of Police To Be Announced

Columbia Interim Chief Of Police To Be Announced An interim police chief for the city of Columbia will be announced today (Tuesday) at noon. Former police chief Ken Burton was placed on administrative leave December 20th, and resigned on January 3rd without stating a reason. Columbia Interim City Manager John Glascock will be holding a…Continue Reading

Fulton Police Searching For Burglary Suspect

Fulton Police Searching For Burglary Suspect Fulton Police are searching for a man accused of breaking into a home and physically assaulting a person and a family pet. Police say 32 year old Robert Lee Pittman Jr. broke into a home in the 700 block of Vine Street on Sunday and physically assaulted a resident…Continue Reading

Columbia Man Arrested In Connection With Two People

Columbia Man Arrested In Connection With Two People A Columbia man is now charged in connection with shooting 2 people on Sunday. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office they were dispatched to the 5700 block of Clark Road for a suspicious person, and when they arrived they found 34 year old Micheal C. Stapleton…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Stolen Car Pursuit

Columbia Police Stolen Car Pursuit A Columbia man is in the Boone County Jail facing multiple charges after taking police on a chase yesterday (Sunday) afternoon in a stolen vehicle. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Office deputies tried to stop the stolen vehicle driven by 34 year old Ryan Gambill yesterday (Sunday) afternoon around…Continue Reading

Callaway County Meth Arrest

Callaway County Meth Arrest A man is in the Callaway County jail after deputies find methamphetamine during a trespassing investigation at a home in Holts Summit. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department and Holts Summit Police Department report the incident happened yesterday (Sunday) morning on Autumn Ridge Drive when deputies came into contact with 30 year…Continue Reading