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Moniteau County Man Tries To Run OVer Girlfriend, Child

Moniteau County Man Tries To Run OVer Girlfriend, Child A man is in custody after allegedly attempting to run over his girlfriend and child with a truck yesterday [Sunday] on Old Highway 5, outside of Fortuna. According to the Montiteau County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responding to the scene observed a UTV being pursued by a…Continue Reading

Versailles Man Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge

Versailles Man Pleads Guilty To Weapons Charge A Versailles man who stole nine firearms during a burglary of a pawn shop entered a guilty plea in federal court today [Monday] for illegally possessing firearms. Forty seven year old Joseph Marin Melendez admitted he broke into Ozark Gun and Pawn during the early morning hours of…Continue Reading

Woman Sentenced For Role In Kidnapping, Crash

Woman Sentenced For Role In Kidnapping, Crash A woman accused of helping a woman kidnap her three children before a crash that killed 13 year old Shianna Mays in April of 2017 was sentenced to 5 years in prison today. [Monday] Mackenzie Quiovers admitted she helped Demetres Washington take the children from a family member’s…Continue Reading

Royal Inn Walkway Problem leads To Evacuation

Royal Inn Walkway Problem leads To Evacuation A damaged walkway at Royal Inn off of Interstate 70 led to the evacuation of guests this afternoon. [Monday] Although the walkway did not completely collapse, a building inspector determined there was enough damage to order the evacuation. The building will go through a structural inspection before guests…Continue Reading

Drugs, Paraphernalia Found In Fulton Hotel

Drugs, Paraphernalia Found In Fulton Hotel The Fulton Police Department has arrested two people after receiving information of drug paraphernalia located in a room at a local hotel today. [Monday] The department says a search warrant of the room revealed 2 glass smoking pipes, and a plastic container containing what appears to be methamphetamine weighing…Continue Reading

Hawley Accuses Democrats of Mob Behavior During Meet the Press Appearance

Hawley Accuses Democrats of Mob Behavior During Meet the Press Appearance Missouri Attorney General and Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley is accusing Democrats of mob behavior. Hawley made the remarks yesterday (Sunday) morning on NBC’s Meet the Press. Hawley said the debacle of Kavanaugh’s supreme court confirmation process is energizing voters ahead of the November…Continue Reading

Columbia Homicide Victim on Rice Road Identified By Police

Columbia Homicide Victim on Rice Road Identified By Police The identity of a homicide victim in Columbia is now being released. Columbia Police say 59 year old Charles Hayes Jr. was shot and killed in the 4700 block of Rice Road just after midnight Saturday. An investigation is continuing and police do not have any…Continue Reading

Fulton Woman and Columbia Man Arrested For Drugs During Traffic Stop

Fulton Woman and Columbia Man Arrested For Drugs During Traffic Stop A Fulton woman and Columbia man are in the Callaway County Jail after methamphetamine is found during a traffic stop yesterday (Sunday) morning. The Callaway County Deputies report stopping a vehicle driven by 35 year old Fabrina Amburn on State Highway KK. During a…Continue Reading

Randolph County Armed Robbery Suspect On the Loose

Randolph County Armed Robbery Suspect On the Loose A person suspect of robbing a store in Randolph County yesterday (Sunday) morning is still on the loose. According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department an armed robbery took place on 1634 Highway JJ around 8 am at the Dino Mart. Authorities say the suspect entered the…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Tours State In Support of Gas Tax Increase

Governor Parson Tours State In Support of Gas Tax Increase Governor Mike Parson will be touring the state starting next week in support of a proposed 10 cent gas tax increase that will appear on the November 6th ballot. Parson will make his first stop in St. Louis on Tuesday next week. If the tax…Continue Reading

Pump Failure Causes Water Outage in Wellsville

Pump Failure Causes Water Outage in Wellsville The entire city of Wellsville is completely out of water this (Saturday) morning. According to Michael Roesner the Montgomery County Emergency Management Director pumps are down and it unknown when they will be fixed. Roesner once the pumps are fixed Wellsville will be under at least a 24…Continue Reading

Homicide Investigation in Columbia After Shooting on Rice Road

Homicide Investigation in Columbia After Shooting on Rice Road A homicide investigation is underway in Columbia after a shooting overnight on Rice Road. Columbia Police were called to the area of Rice Road and Ballenger Lane around midnight and found a victim with a gunshot wound who was pronounced dead at the scene. Police do…Continue Reading

Audrain County Democrats Host Candidate Meet and Greet

Audrain County Democrats Host Candidate Meet and Greet The Audrain County Democrats will at the Lakeview Park Shelter located at 927 Lakeview Road this Sunday, October 14th for a Meet the Candidates event. Renee Hoagenson, Dr. Ayanna Shivers and Jamie Blair will be their to hear questions and opinions. A free chili and soup lunch…Continue Reading

Buy Missouri Week

Buy Missouri Week The first ever Buy Missouri Week is getting ready to start. Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe will be traveling across the state to promote products made in Missouri. Governor Mike Parson handed down the initiative earlier this year, to improve the state’s economy by asking consumers to shop local. There are currently 150…Continue Reading

Quaker Window Products Building New Factory in Eldon

Quaker Window Products Building New Factory in Eldon A new window manufacturing company is set to build a multi million dollar factory in Eldon. Quaker Window Products announced yesterday (Thursday) plans for a 65 million dollar factory that would create around 300 new jobs. According to reports Quaker is planning on buying about 100 acres…Continue Reading

Fiery Crash On I-70 Eastbound in Cooper County

Fiery Crash On I-70 Eastbound in Cooper County Several people are recovering from injuries in a fiery crash that blocked traffic heading eastbound on I-70 in Cooper County last (Thursday) night. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports the accident happened at the 111 mile marker around 10:50 when a when a stranded vehicle was blocking the…Continue Reading

Priest Guilty Of First Degree Murder

Priest Guilty Of First Degree Murder After approximately one and a half hours of deliberation, a Laclede County jury has found Martin Priest guilty of First Degree Murder today. [Thursday] Priest is convicted of the murder of 15 year old Tammy Sue Rothganger in Eldon on May 16, 1984. The trial began on Tuesday with…Continue Reading

Three Injured In Cole County Crash

Three Injured In Cole County Crash Three people were injured in a Cole County Crash at 7:13 this morning [Thursday] in the area of Route C at South Country Club. The Highway Patrol reports the crash happened when 26 year old Haylee Rethmann of Columbia failed to yield to 29 year old Kayla Witt of…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Arrested in Burglary In Fulton

Fulton Man Arrested in Burglary In Fulton A Fulton man is in the Callaway County Jail this (Thursday) morning after being arrested for breaking into a building overnight (Wednesday). According to Fulton Police they went to an alarm at around 1 this (Thursday) morning at the City of Fulton Public Works Building at 1259 Brookside…Continue Reading

Task Force One In Alabama Awaiting Orders

Task Force One In Alabama Awaiting Orders Missouri Task Force One has arrived at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama for staging. The 16 person Swiftwater Rescue Mission Ready Package was originally slated to travel to Eglin Air Force Base Florida. The crews were checking equipment and preparing for Hurricane Michael, which made landfall…Continue Reading

Mexico Public Safety Warns Businesses Of Counterfeit Money

Mexico Public Safety Warns Businesses Of Counterfeit Money Mexico Public Safety is warning businesses of counterfeit money that has been turned into area police departments According to Public Safety, the fake 100 dollar bills are the older style bill, and counterfeit pens businesses are using do not indicate the currency is fake. Other agencies have…Continue Reading

Columbia Man Sentenced In Federal Court To 6 Years

Columbia Man Sentenced In Federal Court To 6 Years A Columbia man was sentenced in federal court today [Wednesday] for heroin trafficking and for illegally possessing a firearm. Thirty nine year old Horashio Antoine Pritchett was sentenced to 6 years and 3 months in federal prison without parole. On June 6, Pritchett pleaded guilty to…Continue Reading

SSM Audrain Celebrating One Hundred Year Anniversary

SSM Audrain Celebrating One Hundred Year Anniversary SSM Audrain in Mexico is celebrating its 100 year anniversary this week. Throughout the week the hospital is having events for their employees. The event is going to culminate with one huge celebration at the hospital on Saturday. SSM President Donna Jacobs says the welcoming ceremony begins at…Continue Reading

Missouri Voter Registration Deadline Today

Missouri Voter Registration Deadline Today The deadline for voter registration in Missouri is today (Wednesday). Those interested can register to vote in person, through the mail,or online. Missouri voters can register to vote online by going to the Secretary of State’s website at sos.mo.gov. Forms can also be submitted or mailed to local county clerks…Continue Reading

Fulton Man Injured in ATV Accident

Fulton Man Injured in ATV Accident A Fulton man is recovering from moderate injuries suffered during an ATV accident in Callaway County yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on 1265 County Road 350 when 27 year old Rollie J. Davis had an ATV turn over him that he was driving.…Continue Reading

Columbia Woman Pleads Not Guilty On Sex Trafficking Charges

Columbia Woman Pleads Not Guilty On Sex Trafficking Charges A Columbia woman is pleading not guilty to charges of sex trafficking her daughter who has mental disabilities. Renee Collins entered her plea in court yesterday (Tuesday). Her boyfriend William Thomas Jr. is charged with First Degree Rape or Attempted Rape and pleaded not guilty. An…Continue Reading

Missouri Task Force One Activated To Help With Hurricane Michael

Missouri Task Force One Activated To Help With Hurricane Michael Missouri Task Force 1 is being activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to deploy to Eglin Air Force in Florida ahead of Hurricane Michael. The team will deploy as a Swift-water Rescue, Mission Ready Package which will have 16 individuals all trained as swift-water…Continue Reading

Man in Columbia Arrested For Domestic Incident With Knife

Man in Columbia Arrested For Domestic Incident With Knife A Columbia man is in the Boone County Jail after being arrested last (Monday) night for a domestic disturbance involving a knife. Columbia Police received multiple calls of a man acting in a threatening manner and reportedly brandishing a knife. Officers say they found 22 year…Continue Reading

Person Hospitalized In Jefferson City Shooting

Person Hospitalized In Jefferson City Shooting One person is in the hospital after being shot in Jefferson City last (Monday) night. Jefferson City Officers report responding to the call around 5:40 in the 900 block of East Miller Street. Investigators say they are working on getting a suspect description.Continue Reading

Audrain County Sheriff’s Department Warning Of Burglaries

Audrain County Sheriff’s Department Warning Of Burglaries The Audrain County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about some recent burglaries in the rural Mexico area. According to a facebook post by the department last week the two burglaries were reported along Audrian Road 355 and one on Missouri FF. An ATV and a John Deere Gator…Continue Reading

Drugs Discovered in Calwood Traffic Stop Leads To Arrests

Drugs Discovered in Calwood Traffic Stop Leads To Arrests Two men are facing drug charges after a traffic stop in Calwood over the weekend. The Callaway County Sheriff’s Office say they stopped a vehicle near the intersection of Old Highway 40 and County Road 159 for a traffic violation early Saturday morning. After a search…Continue Reading

Third Annual Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service

Third Annual Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service The Third Annual Tyronn Lue Community Day of Service is taking place today (Friday) in Mexico. Dana Keller Executive Director of the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce says the whole community gets involved with acts of kindness. Some people will buy the meal of another person in…Continue Reading

New President At Lincoln University Arrives

New President At Lincoln University Arrives The Third woman president of Lincoln University in Jefferson City is being welcomed today (Friday). A ceremony for Jerald Jones Woolfolk was held this (Friday) morning at the Richardson Fine Arts Center, and an inaugural ball will take place tonight (Friday) at 7 at the University’s Recreation and Wellness…Continue Reading

Bowling Green Woman and Vandalia Man Injured in Pike County Accident

Bowling Green Woman and Vandalia Man Injured in Pike County Accident A Bowling Green woman has serious injuries after a 2 car accident in Pike County last (Thursday) night. According to the Highway Patrol it happened at Business Highway 54 at North 15th Street when a vehicle was stopped waiting to turn left onto and…Continue Reading

Randolph County Man Gets Five Life Sentence For Murder

Randolph County Man Gets Five Life Sentence For Murder A Randolph County man is now sentenced for the 2013 murder of a 92 year old Moberly woman. A judge sentenced Jeffrey Nichols to five consecutive life sentences in a Randolph County Courtroom yesterday (Thursday). In June a jury decided against the death penalty during the…Continue Reading

Centralia Grain Bin Fire

Centralia Grain Bin Fire No injuries reported in a grain bin fire in Centralia this (Thursday) morning. Mexico’s Little Dixie Fire Protection District was dispatched to the 46900 block of Highway EE where they found a 5000 bushel grain bin with smoke coming from the top. Investigators say the fire started from a grain auger…Continue Reading

Settlement Reached in Carl Debrodie Civil Lawsuit

Settlement Reached in Carl Debrodie Civil Lawsuit A confidential settlement is now reached in the wrongful death civil lawsuit brought by Carl Debrodie’s biological mother. Rudy Veit attorney for Carolyn Summers Debrodie’s Biological mother says she will be given a sufficient amount of money. Some of the money in the settlement will go toward facilities…Continue Reading

Boone County Homicide Shooting Victim Identified

Boone County Homicide Shooting Victim Identified A homicide investigation is underway in Boone County after a 23 year old man was shot yesterday (Wednesday) outside of an apartment building. According to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department Louis L. Green Jr. was pronounced dead at the University Hospital shortly after 4 yesterday (Wednesday). Deputies were called…Continue Reading

Missouri Senate Race Extremely Close In the Polls

Missouri Senate Race Extremely Close In the Polls The race for the United States Senate seat in Missouri between Incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill and Republican challenger Josh Hawley is one of the closest in the country. Neither candidate has had a lead of more than four points in a single poll for the entire year.…Continue Reading

Kander Dropping Out of KC Mayoral Race Cites Depression and PTSD

Kander Dropping Out of KC Mayoral Race Cites Depression and PTSD Former U.S. senate candidate Jason Kander is announcing that he is withdrawing his candidacy in the Kansas City Mayoral race to deal with depression and PTSD. In a letter posted on Facebook yesterday (Tuesday) Kander says he was in denial of having PTSD for…Continue Reading

California Missouri High School Student Accused of Assaulting Substitute Teacher

California Missouri High School Student Accused of Assaulting Substitute Teacher A California, Missouri High School Senior is suspended after reportedly assaulting a substitute teacher yesterday (Tuesday) morning. According to the California Superintendent Dwight Sanders the teacher was uninjured and the student went taken into police custody after the incident. Sanders says the student was assigned…Continue Reading

Warrenton Woman Charged With Molesting Two Girls

Warrenton Woman Charged With Molesting Two Girls A Warrenton woman is being charged with molesting two girls. 46 year old Kelly E. McGee-Walters is charged with two counts of first degree child molestation and is accused of molesting two girls in 2012 when the children were 11 and 9 years old. Warrenton Police began in…Continue Reading

Arrest Made in Columbia Business Loop 70 West Shots Fired Incident

Arrest Made in Columbia Business Loop 70 West Shots Fired Incident An arrest is now made in connection to a shots fired incident yesterday (Sunday) morning in Columbia. Shell casings were found around 5 yesterday (Sunday) morning in the 900 block of East Business Loop 70. Police arrested 25 year old year old Andrew L.…Continue Reading

Fatality Accident in Pettis County

Fatality Accident in Pettis County A Sedalia man is dead after a car crash yesterday (Sunday) morning in Pettis County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on US 65 when 23 year old Caleb Stathem was driving and his car went off the road hitting a guard rail. Stathem overcorrected and his vehicle…Continue Reading

Randolph County Sheriff’s Department Warn of Scam

Randolph County Sheriff’s Department Warn of Scam Citizens in Randolph County are being warned about a scam going on in the area where individuals are calling and claiming to be with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department. The victim is told there is an active arrest warrant for them, and to keep from being arrested they…Continue Reading

Missouri Task Force One Returns Home

Missouri Task Force One Returns Home Missouri Task Force 1 is returning home this (Saturday) afternoon after being deployed for 18 days at Hurricane Florence. The Task Force was activated on September 11th to Raleigh, North Carolina. They will be returning to Boone County Fire Protection District Headquarters in Columbia this (Saturday) afternoon at 2.Continue Reading