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Mexico Woman Drives Into Creek

Mexico Woman Drives Into Creek A Mexico woman is recovering from injuries after driving her vehicle into a creek yesterday (Tuesday) morning. According to Mexico Public Safety an alert citizen noticed a vehicle in a creek with the driver still inside in the area of Huntingfield Road and Teal Lake Road around 11:55. 85 year…Continue Reading

Columbia Schools Release Report On Investigation Into Battle Football Game

Columbia Schools Release Report On Investigation Into Battle Football Game An investigation summary is being released by the Columbia Public Schools into a Battle High School varsity football game against Jackson on September 27th. According to the report released yesterday (Tuesday) based on evidence collected Columbia Public Schools were not able to prove allegations made…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Identify Victim Of Fatal Gunshot At Welcome Inn

Columbia Police Identify Victim Of Fatal Gunshot At Welcome Inn Columbia Police have identified the victim of a fatal gunshot wound last (Monday) night at the Welcome Inn. The victim has been identified as 36-year old Marceino Carlous Moore of Columbia. Moore was found inside a running vehicle just before midnight last (Monday) night on…Continue Reading

First Flu Associated Deaths Being Reported In Missouri

First Flu Associated Deaths Being Reported In Missouri The first flu associated deaths are being reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Three flu related deaths are being reported as the peak flu season begins this month and runs through February. The total number of cases in the state, has surpassed one…Continue Reading

Columbia Couple Accused Of Locking Boy In Closet For Hours

Columbia Couple Accused Of Locking Boy In Closet For Hours A Columbia couple is in jail accused of repeatedly locking a nine year old boy in a closet for hours without food or water. According to Cole County authorities 52 year old Joseph Ciaveralla and 34 year old Loretta Wilhelm, were charged with endangering the…Continue Reading

Shooting Death At Columbia Welcome Inn

Shooting Death At Columbia Welcome Inn One person is dead after a shooting at the Welcome Inn in Columbia overnight. According to ABC 17 police confirmed that a person died at the Welcome Inn on North Providence Road where they were found with a gunshot to the back of the head. The victim pronounced dead…Continue Reading

Mexico Middle School Wrestlers Take Third Place At Capital City Tournament

Mexico Middle School Wrestlers Take Third Place At Capital City Tournament The Mexico Bulldogs Middle School Wrestling team with a strong showing in Jefferson City at the Thomas Jefferson Middle School at the Capital City Wrestling Tournament on Saturday. Coaches: Tony Senor, Austin McBride, Adam Barnett Individual Results of Capital City Tournament: 1st Place Medalists…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Arrested For Breaking Into Home During Domestic Disturbance

Fulton Man Arrested For Breaking Into Home During Domestic Disturbance A Fulton man is facing multiple charges after being arrested for forcing his was into a home yesterday (Sunday) morning in a domestic disturbance. Fulton Police went to the 200 block of West 6th Street just after 10:30 and say Silas Billups forced his way…Continue Reading

Shooter At Fulton Break Time Arrested

Shooter At Fulton Break Time Arrested A man accused of a shots fired incident that damaged the Fulton Break Time on Friday night is now in police custody. Callaway County Sheriff’s Office say 37 year old Markus Berry, was found Saturday near Auxvasse on County Road 262. The Missouri State Highway patrol aircraft and a…Continue Reading

Deadly Crash After Police Chase In Columbia

Deadly Crash After Police Chase In Columbia One person is dead after taking police on a chase this (Friday) morning in Columbia. According to reports from ABC 17 authorities in Columbia starting chasing the driver at the Hitt Street garage, the chase was later called off when the driver went near I-70. Police later found…Continue Reading

Public Invited To Paint Boone County Bicentennial Mural In Centralia

Public Invited To Paint Boone County Bicentennial Mural In Centralia The public will have a chance to paint the Centralia part of the Boone County Bicentennial mural this Saturday, December 7th. The mural painting will happen between 9 and noon at the Friendship Place, at 110 North Rollins in Centralia. Local artist Stacy Self is…Continue Reading

Woman Shot At Her Columbia Home Dies

Woman Shot At Her Columbia Home Dies A victim who was shot at her home in Columbia in an attempted homicide in mid-November has died. According to a city of Columbia spokesperson, police went to the 2800 blocks of Jacobs Place last week on Friday, and found 22 year old Asia Plagmann unresponsive. Plagmann was…Continue Reading

United States Facing French Fry Shortage

United States Facing French Fry Shortage Unusually cold and wet weather during the potato harvest season may soon cause a french fry shortage in the United States. According to reports from CNN processors from across North America are rushing to find potatoes from additional sources to keep up with the increasing demand for fries. The…Continue Reading

Search Of Lamine River For Missing Columbia Woman Resumes

Search Of Lamine River For Missing Columbia Woman Resumes A search of the Lamine River in Cooper County for missing Columbia woman Mengqi Ji Elledge will resume today. Authorities spent most of yesterday (Tuesday) searching the river however it is unknown if progress was made. The Columbia Police Department is in charge of the investigation,…Continue Reading

Missouri Lawmakers Pre-Filing Bills For 2020 General Assembly Session

Missouri Lawmakers Pre-Filing Bills For 2020 General Assembly Session Over 300 Missouri House bills are now pre-filed for the General Assembly’s 2020 session. Yesterday (Monday) marked the first day lawmakers could start pre-filing the bills. Representative Kip Kendrick a Columbia Democrat filed bills that include a fuel tax increase that would go toward fixing Missouri’s…Continue Reading

Two Injured In Ralls County Car Accident

Two Injured In Ralls County Car Accident Two people are recovering from moderate injuries after a 2 car accident in Ralls County last (Monday) night. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened just after 7 on MO 79, 6 miles south of Hannibal. A vehicle was going to fast to negotiate a turn and…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Looking For Man In Weapons Disturbance

Columbia Police Looking For Man In Weapons Disturbance Columbia Police is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect of a disturbance with a weapon at We B Smokin, at 2716 Paris Road, yesterday (Monday) afternoon at 1. The person reportedly entered the store yelling at the employee while damaging a countertop coin-operated machine…Continue Reading

Fulton Police Investigating Shooting Death

Fulton Police Investigating Shooting Death A death investigation is continuing in Fulton after a person was shot early Saturday morning. According to Fulton police the person was shot at a house in the 600 block of Jefferson Street around 3 am. The person shot was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead. The names of…Continue Reading

Fulton Teen With Moderate Injuries In Callaway County Accident

Fulton Teen With Moderate Injuries In Callaway County Accident A Fulton teen is recovering from moderate injuries after a 2 car accident in Callaway County on Saturday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol it happened on Route E, 1 mile east of Hatton when a 16 year old male swerved to avoid an…Continue Reading

Wanted Fugitive Arrested In Fulton

Wanted Fugitive Arrested In Fulton A wanted fugitive is now in the Callaway County Jail after being arrested in Fulton yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. Fulton Police say they went to 545 Amerihost Drive around 4:30, and while arresting William Deon Gallbreath Jr., he attempted to run. Officers say they eventually arrested the man who was wanted…Continue Reading

Cole County Inmate With Alleged Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

Cole County Inmate With Alleged Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound An investigation into a Cole County inmate being shot is finding that it was self-inflicted. Cole County Sheriff John Wheeler says Brandon McNeese suffered the gunshot wound Monday night while inside the holding area of the jail. Wheeler says they have not figured out how the…Continue Reading

Search Continues For Missing Columbia Woman

Search Continues For Missing Columbia Woman A search for a missing Columbia woman is continuing. Multiple agencies including the Mid-Missouri Sheriff’s Dive Team, searched a section of the Lamine River yesterday (Tuesday) in mid-Missouri for Mengqi Ji Elledge. The search did not lead to finding Mengqi. She was reported missing by her husband Joseph Elledge…Continue Reading

Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested In Arizona

Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested In Arizona The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the arrest of a man wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of 38 year old John R. Albers on January 13 in the 200 block of Sarazen DRive in Columbia. Investigators identified 60 year old Garland Wisley as a suspect and…Continue Reading

Montgomery County School Locked Down, Search Continues

Montgomery County School Locked Down, Search Continues The search for two men in Montgomery County is ongoing after a pursuit on westbound Interstate 70 near the 186 mile marker last night. [Sunday] The suspect vehicle lost control, drove through the center median cables and crossed into the eastbound lane of I-70, colliding with an oncoming…Continue Reading

Mexico Superintendent Set To Retire

Mexico Superintendent Set To Retire The superintendent of Mexico Public Schools announced his retirement to the Board of Education at their last meeting. Dr. Zach Templeton is in his third year as superintendent of the district and served as assistant for five years prior to that. Dr. Templeton will retire in June, and plans to…Continue Reading

Shelby Home Total Loss

Shelby Home Total Loss A Shelby County home is a total loss after a fire early this morning. [Friday] According to the Shelbina Fire Protection District, crews were called to a vacant home north of Shelbina Lake on Shelby 452 and found the home fully engulfed in flames. The fire marshal will continue investigating the…Continue Reading

Montgomery Deputies Seize 134 Pounds Of Marijuana

Montgomery Deputies Seize 134 Pounds Of Marijuana The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, along with the East Central Drug Task Force found 134 pounds of marijuana while executing a search warrant on Wednesday. According to a release, the warrant was served in the 700 block of Bellflower Street in Bellflower. The marijuana was packaged and prepared…Continue Reading

Report Shows Rural Missourians Have More Health Problems

Report Shows Rural Missourians Have More Health Problems The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released its report on rural health. The report finds that Missourians living in a rural county have worse health behaviors, worse health outcomes, and more difficulty accessing the health care services they need in comparison to those in…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Charged In String Of Crimes

Fulton Man Charged In String Of Crimes A Fulton man is formally charged with numerous offenses after investigations into a string of crimes in the 5 thousand block of Oak Lane and the 5 thousand block of State Road D yesterday. [Thursday] According to the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office, 32 year old Ashley Foster is…Continue Reading

Most Rape Kits Untested

Most Rape Kits Untested Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced yesterday [Wednesday] nearly 90 percent of Missouri’s rape kits were never tested. In a press conference, Schmitt said that of the approximately 7000 total kits, only about 830 of them were tested for evidence. Rape kits are performed by medical examiners and are used to…Continue Reading

Columbia Investigators Follow Leads In Missing Woman Case

Columbia Investigators Follow Leads In Missing Woman Case Columbia Police confirmed investigators were following up on leads in Cooper County in relation to missing Columbia woman, Mengqi Ji Elledge, yesterday. [Wednesday] Authorities would not confirm the exact location of their activity. Mengqi Ji was reported missing on October 10, and her husband, Joseph Elledge, is…Continue Reading

Five Arrested In Fulton Drug Bust

Five Arrested In Fulton Drug Bust Five people were arrested during a drug bust at 818 Vine Street in Fulton at around 6:00 yesterday morning. [Wednesday] Fulton Police report officers, along with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office and the MUSTANG Drug Task Force executed a search warrant, and found a crystal-like substance believed to be…Continue Reading

Callaway Fugitive Found Hiding In Deep Freeze

Callaway Fugitive Found Hiding In Deep Freeze The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office arrested one person during a fugitive investigation near Fulton yesterday morning. [Tuesday] According to the department, deputies were were in the 3000 block of Hilltop Drive searching for 55 year old Charles Bentley of Fulton. Bentley was wanted for four counts of unlawful…Continue Reading

Perry Receives Funding For Wastewater Treatment Facility

Perry Receives Funding For Wastewater Treatment Facility The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development has invested over $2.75 million to improve the City of Perry’s wastewater treatment facility. The city will use a nearly $1.35 million loan and a $1.4 million dollar grant to upgrade the aging system that was constructed in the 1960s.…Continue Reading

Missouri Soldier Improving After Being Injured In Afghanistan

Missouri Soldier Improving After Being Injured In Afghanistan A soldier from Cuba, Missouri injured by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan in October is improving. Staff Sergeant Ian Ives is no longer considered to be in critical condition. Ives is reportedly alert, talking and making his own decisions. Ives is a 2011 graduate of Missouri…Continue Reading

Mexico Man Sentenced in Callaway County

Mexico Man Sentenced in Callaway County A Mexico man will spend four years in prison after pleading guilty to failing to register as a sex offender in Callaway County. The Callaway Prosecutor’s Office reports 60 year old Douglas Alan Jennings admitted he failed to update has address with the Callaway County Sheriff’s Office in the…Continue Reading

Teens Facing Attempted Poaching, Weapons Charges

Teens Facing Attempted Poaching, Weapons Charges Two teens in Audrain County were arrested for attempted poaching and a weapons violation that took place on Saturday night. According to the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office, Jakob Bradley of Rush Hill and Matthew Harrison of Mexico, both 17 years old, were arrested after deputies investigated a reported incident…Continue Reading

Fall Firearms Deer Season Opens This Weekend

Fall Firearms Deer Season Opens This Weekend This weekend is the opening for fall firearms deer hunting season in Missouri. Audrain County Conservation Agent Norman Steelman says for the most part in Missouri there are not a lot of people who get hurt while hunting. Steelman says it’s important to wear orange and point your…Continue Reading

State Technical College Professor Placed On Administrative Leave

State Technical College Professor Placed On Administrative Leave A professor at the Linn State Technical College is on administrative leave after complaints were made by an anonymous group of students about the professor’s reportedly unprofessional conduct in the classroom. A ten page complaint was submitted on November 12th about the conduct of the instructor during…Continue Reading

Second Vaping Related Death Reported In Missouri

Second Vaping Related Death Reported In Missouri State officials are announcing a second vaping-related death in Missouri. Officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced yesterday (Thursday) that a woman in her mid fifties death is associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products, based on discussions with the woman’s doctors.…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Arrested On Federal Drug Possession Warrant

Fulton Man Arrested ON Federal Drug Possession Warrant A Fulton man is in the Callaway County Jail after being arrested last (Wednesday) night for a Federal Warrant for Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. According to Fulton Police Antonio Beard was arrested at 1503 Ewing Avenue. During the arrest officers say Beard was in…Continue Reading

Armed Robbery At Columbia Break Time Convenience Store On Forum Boulevard

Armed Robbery At Columbia Break Time Convenience Store On Forum Boulevard Columbia Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Break Time Convenience Store, on 1410 Forum Boulevard. Police say it happened around 2:50 this (Thursday) morning, when a man entered the store displayed a handgun and demanded money. The suspect left the store on…Continue Reading

Autopsy Conducted On Lake Ozarks Couple Completed

Autopsy Conducted On Lake Ozarks Couple Completed It will take several weeks to find out the results of an autopsy conducted on a Lake Ozark couple yesterday (Wednesday). Deputies found 41 year old Anand Torres and 29 year old Kourtney Torres dead at their Camden County home on Sunday. Autopsies took place at the Southwest…Continue Reading

New Columbia Deputy City Manager Announced

New Columbia Deputy City Manager Announced A new deputy city manager in Columbia is being announced. Columbia City manager John Glaascock named De’Carlon Seewood to the position yesterday (Tuesday). Seewood will officially begin on Monday, November 18th. He was most recently the city manager for Ferguson, where he started in 2015. He will be paid…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Fire Department Assists In Car Slide Off

Jefferson City Fire Department Assists In Car Slide Off Jefferson City Fire Department reports helping 2 passengers who crashed a vehicle on its side near the fire station last (Tuesday) night. The department posted on Facebook that a personal vehicle was found near the fire station’s front yard around 6:30. One of the passengers had…Continue Reading