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Auxvasse Man Charged With Criminal Misuse of 911

Auxvasse Man Charged With Criminal Misuse of 911 An Auxvasse man is now charged with a criminal offense of misusing 911. The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney charged 53 year old Wayne Brondel yesterday (Wednesday). According to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office the charge is the result of an investigation by deputies in the early morning…Continue Reading

Fire Destroys Russ Automotive In Millersburg

Fire Destroys Russ Automotive In Millersburg Russ Automotive in Millersburg is completely burned to the ground after a fire early this (Thursday) morning. Several cars burned to the ground with it. Five fire trucks from Boone, Callaway, and Millersburg responded to the fire. The cause is still unknown.Continue Reading

Miller County Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Crimes In Several Cases

Miller County Man Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Crimes In Several Cases A Miller County man is pleading guilty in separate cases involving child sex crimes. According to prosecutors Dillon James Hail admitted in 2 cases of having sexual contact with children, one being younger than 14, the other younger than 17. Investigators claim they…Continue Reading

Highway Patrol Identifies Man In Callaway County Fatal Accident

Highway Patrol Identifies Man In Callaway County Fatal Accident A 43 year old California man is dead after an accident on I-70 in Callaway County yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened around 12:49 at the 142.8 mile marker. A vehicle had a flat tire, traveled into the median, hitting the…Continue Reading

Suspect Arrested For Trespassing At Columbia Middle School

Suspect Arrested For Trespassing At Columbia Middle School The same man who was issued a no trespass warning last week for suspicious activity at Columbia’s Gentry Middle School was arrested in connection to a suspicious incident yesterday (Tuesday) at Columibia’s West Middle School. A suspicious vehicle was reported yesterday (Tuesday) morning at the West Middle…Continue Reading

Man With Multiple Felony Warrants in Randolph County Arrested

Man With Multiple Felony Warrants in Randolph County Arrested A man wanted on multiple felony warrants in Randolph County is now in jail. Moberly Police say they tried to stop a vehicle in the area of Franklin Avenue and Grimes Street last (Monday) night. According to police due to the reckless behavior the decision was…Continue Reading

Missouri House Passes Legislation Waiving Fees On Late Tax Payments

Missouri House Passes Legislation Waiving Fees On Late Tax Payments Legislation is now passed by the Missouri House to give taxpayers a break if they are unable to pay on time this year. House lawmakers voted 144-1 yesterday (Monday) in favor of the bill which was tax day. The legislation would waive fees through the…Continue Reading

Authorities Trying To ID Body Found In Barrel On Gasconade River

Authorities Trying To ID Body Found In Barrel On Gasconade River The identity of human remains found inside a barrel on the Gasconade River last week are still unknown. The Gasconade County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook, the plastic barel was found on Friday afternoon lodged on the side of a boat ramp in the…Continue Reading

Two Moberly Men Arrested After Taking Boone County Deputies On A Pursuit

Two Moberly Men Arrested After Taking Boone County Deputies On A Pursuit Two men are facing charges after taking Boone County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase early this (Monday) morning. According to the department it started when deputies tried to stop a vehicle for a moving violation near the intersection of North Highway 763 and…Continue Reading

Cause of Audrain County Natural Gas Explosion Released

Cause of Audrain County Natural Gas Explosion Released A stress crack in the pipeline is the cause of the massive natural gas explosion in Audrain County last month. The explosion happened north of Mexico on March 3rd. A report was filed by Energy Transfer Partners the owner of the Panhandle Eastern Pipeline with the Pipeline…Continue Reading

Arrest Made In Jefferson City Shooting Death

Arrest Made In Jefferson City Shooting Death A man is now charged with Second Degree Murder in a Jefferson City shooting death over the weekend. Jefferson City Police arrested 22 year old Marquis D. Avant and say during an interview he admitted to firing a weapon during a disturbance that left 20 year old Robert…Continue Reading

Child Abuse Arrest in Hannibal

Child Abuse Arrest in Hannibal A man in Hannibal is facing charges of child abuse after an arrest earlier this week. Police say 22 year old Cody J. Adkerson was arrested on Tuesday. He is accused of causing physical injuries to a 3 month old baby on multiple occasions while the baby was in his…Continue Reading

Columbia Regional Airport Repairs On Track

Columbia Regional Airport Repairs On Track Columbia Regional Airport Repairs are on schedule, according to city leaders. The airport shut down this week after concerns from pilots and passengers about a bump on runway 13-31. Yesterday (Thursday) crews began laying pavement to smooth the bump. The city is estimating the cost of the repairs could…Continue Reading

Wanted Man Arrested In Auxvasse

Wanted Man Arrested In Auxvasse A 53 year old Auxvasse man is in custody after deputies conducted a wanted person investigation in the 100 block of First Street in Auxvasse. Deputies located Dewayne Clayton. He was wanted out of Boone County for probation violation. He was also allegedly found to in possession of methamphetamine. He…Continue Reading

Suspicious Man At Columbia Gentry Middle School Turns Himself In

Suspicious Man At Columbia Gentry Middle School Turns Himself In A suspicious man seen driving around at the Gentry Middle School in Columbia yesterday (Tuesday) has turned himself in. Police the man was 53 year old Kelvin Joe of Columbia. Officers cited Joe with trespassing and driving while revoked. An initial report was the man…Continue Reading

Callaway County Looking At Plan To Deal With Aging Jail

Callaway County Looking At Plan To Deal With Aging Jail Callaway County is doing some long term planning to deal with some issues with an aging jail. Sheriff Clay Chism says the jail is nearing 30 years and is having some structural issues. Chism says the long term planning committee is also looking at several…Continue Reading

Centralia Golf Course To Reopen

Centralia Golf Course To Reopen The golf course in Centralia is set to reopen to the public in May. It has been closed since December. Centralia City Administrator Heather Russell says the city is partnering up with a private investor to get the course reopened. Opening day for the Centralia Golf Course is set for…Continue Reading

Mexico, Missouri Makes History In Appointing New Mayor

Mexico, Missouri Makes History In Appointing New Mayor The Mexico City Council is making history after electing its first black female mayor last (Monday) night. The Council voted to unanimously select Dr. Ayanna Shivers as its next Mayor during last (Monday) night’s meeting. Mayor Shivers says she was speechless when she found out. Shivers will…Continue Reading

Explosive Device Found in Cole County

Explosive Device Found in Cole County A man is facing several felony charges of manufacturing and use of a dangerous weapon after an arrest by Cole County Deputies yesterday (Monday). Deputies say they were called to a house in the 800 block of the AC Exit yesterday (Monday) morning just after 8 for a report…Continue Reading

Man Accused Of Killing Five People Found Dead In Jail Cell

Man Accused Of Killing Five People Found Dead In Jail Cell The man accused of a killing spree in 2016 and captured in Montgomery City was found dead in his cell in the St. Louis Justice Center, this (Tuesday) morning. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department Pablo Serrano-Viterino was found alone in his cell…Continue Reading

Pipeline Testing Today in Mexico

Pipeline Testing Today in Mexico More pipeline testing is underway in Mexico, Missouri this (Monday) morning. According to Energy Transfer high pressure water will be ran through the pipes that is known as hydro testing to identify problems. The testing started at 6 this (Monday) morning along Panhandle’s Centralia Compressor Station near Highway Z and…Continue Reading

Three County High Speed Police Chase

Three County High Speed Police Chase A three county high speed police chase in Missouri ends with the arrest of a 32 year old Indiana man. The Maries County Sheriff’s Office says the pursuit started when 32 year old Jeremy Krugg ran from St. James Police last (Sunday) night. The chase continued through Maries and…Continue Reading

Columbia Interim City Manager Holds Conference Call on Airport Cancellations

Columbia Interim City Manager Holds Conference Call on Airport Cancellations The Columbia Regional Airport is hosting a conference call today (Monday) addressing concerns that led to cancellations of flights over the weekend by some airlines. Columbia Interim Manager John Glascock released a statement yesterday (Sunday) apologizing for the flight cancellations. Airlines have indicated they are…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Public Schools Investigating Child Left On Bus Incident

Jefferson City Public Schools Investigating Child Left On Bus Incident The Jefferson City Public Schools are investigating a incident where a student was left on a bus. The school released a statement yesterday (Thursday) and said it was made aware on Wednesday that a student had not arrived at school and later found the student…Continue Reading

Gasconade County Man Gets Twenty Five Years in Prison

Gasconade County Man Gets Twenty Five Years in Prison A Gasconade County man is now sentenced to 25 years in prison for taking nude pictures of a 6 year old boy. 28 year old Michael Foster of Owensville was sentenced on Wednesday for taking the nude pictures of the boy and sharing them with an…Continue Reading

Columbia Searching For Burglary Suspect

Columbia Searching For Burglary Suspect A search is on after a person broke into a Columbia home this (Friday) morning and demanded money from the residents. Officers went to the 2000 block of Holly Avenue around 5:15. According to the residents of the house a person broke in, holding a gun and demanded money. The…Continue Reading

Brief Lock Down At Mexico Middle School

Brief Lock Down At Mexico Middle School An upset student at the Mexico Middle School was the cause for a brief lock-down this (Thursday) morning. According to a post from the Mexico Middle School it happened around 9:25, and a school resource officer went to the school and with the help of administrators and teachers,…Continue Reading

Man Accused In Columbia Planned Parenthood Arson Pleads Not Guilty

Man Accused In Columbia Planned Parenthood Arson Pleads Not Guilty The man accused of arson at the Columbia Planned Parenthood building is pleading not guilty. Wesely Brian Kaster entered his not guilty plea in a federal court yesterday (Wednesday). Kaster is facing two charges of malicious damage or damage to federal property in connection to…Continue Reading

Woman Injured In Shooting on Demaret Drive in Columbia

Woman Injured In Shooting on Demaret Drive in Columbia The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is looking into a shooting reported at Demaret Drive early this (Wednesday) morning. It happened around 4 this (Wednesday) morning in the 800 block of Demaret Drive where an 18 year old woman was wounded. The woman was taken by private…Continue Reading

Election Results

Election Results In Columbia Mayor Brian Treece has won re-election. Treece defeated challenger Chris Kelly with about 65 percent of the vote. In Jefferson City voters re-elected Mayor Carrie Tergin who defeated challenger Tiwan Lewis. Lowe Cannell is now the Mayor of Fulton defeating challenger Mike West. Centralia has elected a new mayor in a…Continue Reading

Nicole Galloway Releases Audit on Missouri Tax Withholding

Nicole Galloway Releases Audit on Missouri Tax Withholding An audit on individual income tax withholding tables in Missouri is now released by State Auditor Nicole Galloway. The audit was released yesterday (Tuesday) and it details uncertainty and confusion related to the withholding table calculation in Missouri. Galloway’s audit says Governor Parson’s administration should take responsibility…Continue Reading

Callaway County Death Investigation

Callaway County Death Investigation Three people are in police custody after a disturbance in Callaway County yesterday (Tuesday) morning where a dead body was found. According to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded to a call on County Road 136 east of State Road JJ, south of Calwood. A man was found dead, and…Continue Reading

Gas Smell Causes Southern Boone High School Building Evacuation

Gas Smell Causes Southern Boone High School Building Evacuation No explosive gas found at the Southern Boone High School last (Monday) night after a student reported a smell. Fire officials in Ashland went to the school around 8:30 and evacuated the building. The crews report that gas level readings did not detect any explosive gas.…Continue Reading

Car Fire At Entrance To Lincoln University

Car Fire At Entrance To Lincoln University No injuries reported after a car caught fire at an entrance to the Lincoln University in Jefferson City yesterday (Monday) afternoon. It happened close to 1 yesterday (Monday) as the front of a silver sedan was engulfed in flames on Lee Drive. The university sent out an email…Continue Reading

Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department Fires Two Employees Over Facebook Posts

Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department Fires Two Employees Over Facebook Posts Two employees fired from the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office over the weekend after Facebook posts were deemed offensive and showed poor judgement. Sheriff Tony Wheatley said jail employee Dillon Davenport and Lt. Kevin Morse were terminated after what he said Facebook posts by the 2…Continue Reading

One Dead in Monroe County Car Accident

One Dead in Monroe County Car Accident A Monroe city man is dead after a 1 car accident in Monroe County yesterday (Sunday) morning. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on County Road 390, one mile west of Monroe City around 10:45 yesterday (Sunday) morning. A vehicle was attempting to turn around in…Continue Reading

Missouri River in Jefferson City Remains At Moderate Flood Stage Levels

Missouri River in Jefferson City Remains At Moderate Flood Stage Levels The Missouri River in Jefferson City is expected to remain at moderate flood stage levels for at least the next five days. Federal and state agencies made the projections this (Friday) morning as measurements taken indicated the river was flowing at a 26.36 feet…Continue Reading

Blair Oaks School District With Two Ballot Questions On Tuesday

Blair Oaks School District With Two Ballot Questions On Tuesday Voters in the Blair Oaks R-II school district will be asked two ballot questions on Tuesday, April 2nd. Proposition 3 asks voters to authorize the district to borrow fourteen million dollars in bonds to fund the construction of a new high school. According to school…Continue Reading

Higher Gas Prices Than Normal In Missouri

Higher Gas Prices Than Normal In Missouri Gas prices in Missouri are higher than normal for this time of year. According to a recent report from GasBuddy gas prices have went up by fifty cents per gallon since the beginning of the year. In January the average price of gas was at $1.99 per gallon.…Continue Reading

Moderate Flood Stage Level Measured At Missouri River In Jefferson City

Moderate Flood Stage Level Measured At Missouri River In Jefferson City Moderate flood stage levels are again being measured at the Missouri River in Jefferson City. The National Weather Service is rating the Missouri River in Jefferson City at 23 feet as of yesterday (Tuesday), and the water level this (Wednesday) morning was measured at…Continue Reading

Marshall Man Gets Life In Prison In Pettis County Murder Trial

Marshall Man Gets Life In Prison In Pettis County Murder Trial A Marshall, Missouri man is now sentenced to life in prison and up to 15 years in prison on three felony counts that includes Second Degree Murder. A jury found Noah Kelliker guilty of second degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of…Continue Reading

MU Athletics Files Appeals Brief to NCAA Committee On Infractions

MU Athletics Files Appeals Brief to NCAA Committee On Infractions An official appeal is now filed by the University of Missouri to the NCAA Committee on Infractions. MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk filed the appeals brief yesterday (Monday) and in a statement outlined the following points of contention. The penalties handed down were contrary to…Continue Reading

Missouri State Representative Serious Injuries In Head On Collision

Missouri State Representative Serious Injuries In Head On Collision A Missouri State Representative is recovering from serious injuries after a Morgan County car accident yesterday (Monday). According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Rebecca Roeber crossed the center line on Highway 50 in Syracuse hitting another vehicle head on. Roeber was taken to the University…Continue Reading

Boone County Sheriff’s Department Searching For Shooting Suspect

Boone County Sheriff’s Department Searching For Shooting Suspect The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect connected to a shooting last (Tuesday) night. According to the department officers were sent to North Highway W around 10:20, and before deputies got there, a man arrived at the sheriff’s department headquarters with gunshot wounds. The…Continue Reading

Moberly Woman Arrested For DWI With Two Children In Vehicle

Moberly Woman Arrested For DWI With Two Children In Vehicle A woman is facing DWI charges after an arrest in Moberly with two children in the vehicle. According to the Moberly Police Department it happened on Saturday night around 8 when a vehicle left the area of the 500 block of South 4th street. During…Continue Reading