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Five Hannibal Residents Arrested in Narcotics Investigation

Five Hannibal residents are facing drug charges after being arrested last (Monday) night during a drug raid. The Hannibal Police Department’s Anti Crime Enforcement Squad executed a search warrant in the 2400 block of Chestnut Street, and report finding methamphetamine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Those arrested 18 year old Daneva Cheadle, 20 year old Kyle…Continue Reading

Stolen Moped, Foot Pursuit, Two Arrests in Mexico

A foot chase, and two arrests are made in Mexico after a report of a stolen moped. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened yesterday (Monday) morning around 8:30 in the 1600 block of North Olive. Officers say they learned a moped had been stolen from a shed during the overnight hours. The investigation led…Continue Reading

Woman Taken To Hospital After Being Hit By Car in Columbia

A woman in Columbia has minor injuries and was taken to a hospital after being hit by a car last (Monday) night. According to police it happened in the 200 block of Broadway just before 10. A 45 year old woman was hit by the vehicle, no arrests were made however an investigation is continuing.Continue Reading

Fulton Man and Woman Arrested at Motel

A Fulton man is facing drug charges after an arrest at a Fulton Motel on Saturday night. According to Fulton Police they made contact with and arrested 24 year old Michael Hook Jr. at the Westwood Motel at 422 Gaylord Drive. Police say Hook Jr. had several warrants that included probation and parole warrants for…Continue Reading

Minor Injuries in Randolph County Accident

A Moberly man has minor injuries after hitting a tree and being ejected last (Sunday) night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol it happened around 8:40 on County Road 2715, 1.5 miles southeast of Moberly. 43 year old Jonathan E. Tindle was taken to the Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.Continue Reading

Fulton Burglary and Arrest

A Fulton man is in the Callaway County Jail after being arrested for Burglary and Assault last (Sunday) night in Fulton. Police report going to 109 West 8th Street around 8:21 last (Sunday) night took 32 year old Issac D. Butler into custody. The home owner says she found Butler inside of her residence, and…Continue Reading

Power Outage in Cooper and Howard County

The cause of a power outage in Cooper that affected a hospital and over 1800 people over the weekend is unknown. According to fire officials in Cooper County it started on around 5 on Saturday night. The areas affected included parts of Cooper and Howard counties. The Cooper County Memorial Hospital started generators and were…Continue Reading

Autopsy Scheduled For Woman’s Body Found In Boone County Last Week

An autopsy on a woman found dead inside a Boone County residence last week is scheduled for this (Monday) morning. The Boone County Medical Examiner’s will conduct the autopsy as deputies are investigating the death on Hatton Chapel Road in Columbia as suspicious. Deputies are reporting the death is related to a shootout that took…Continue Reading

No Bond For Two Defendants In Debrodie’s Death

Two defendants in the death of Carl DeBrodie will remain in jail without bond after a ruling by Callaway Judge Kevin Crane this afternoon. [Friday] Sherry K Paulo and Anthony R. Flores are charged with 3 felonies and 2 misdemeanors in relation to Debrodie’s death. Carl DeBrodie was a mentally disabled man reported missing from…Continue Reading

Traffic Stop Leads To Discovery Of Meth

The Callaway County Sheriff’s office found drugs during a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a 39 year old Auxvasse man. According to the department, a deputy conducted a traffic stop in the 1500 block of South Main Street on Bart Rigby. A search revealed methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was taken…Continue Reading

Two arrested In Hannibal Drug Investigation

The Hannibal Police Department’s Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad executed a search warrant yesterday [Thursday] in hte 1200 block of Valley Street based on an on-going narcotics investigation. During the search, investigators found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 36 year old Euhlan Leeders and 36 year old Justin Ray, both of Hannibal, were arrested for possession. Leeders is…Continue Reading

Heat Advisory Through Father’s Day Weekend

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory through 8:00 Monday evening. A heat advisory is issued when there is expected to be a period of hot temperatures and high humidity. These conditions could lead to heat related illnesses. Throughout the weekend, heat index values will reach 103. The National Weather Service recommends staying…Continue Reading

Serious Injury Accident in Martinsburg

A Iowa man has serious injuries after an accident in Martinsburg yesterday (Thursday) evening. According to the highway patrol it happened on Missouri 19 at Walnut Street in Martinsburg. 51 year old Chad A. Bird lost control of his vehicle as he approached a stop sign and overturned. He was taken to the University Hospital…Continue Reading

Missouri One of Multi-State Salmonella Outbreak

A Multi state Salmonella outbreak including Missouri is being traced back to precut melon. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 10 people in Missouri are sick due to eating pre-cut cantaloupe, watermelon or a fruit salad mix that contained melon and was sold in clear, plastic clamshell containers. Yesterday (Thursday) Walmart,…Continue Reading

Missouri Will Not Pay Greiten’s Attorney Fees

The state of Missouri is denying payment to the private attorneys who represented former Governor Eric Greitens during his potential impeachment proceedings. Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman said yesterday (Thursday) it appears the primary beneficiary of the lawyers’ work was Greitens individually and the attorneys were not needed for the governor’s office itself. Attorneys…Continue Reading

Miss Missouri Results From Thursday

A local titleholder is the winner of two preliminary awards from the Miss Missouri Scholarship Pageant at last (Thursday) nights competition. Miss Phelps County Simone Esters of Columbia won the preliminary talent award and the overall talent award. Miss Branson Abilene Lortz took both the overall and rookie winner awards for evening gown and on-stage…Continue Reading

Vandalia Man Seriously Injured in Pike County Accident

A Vandalia man is recovering from serious injuries after an accident in Pike County yesterday (Thursday) morning. According to highway patrol it happened on Route Y at Pike County Road 410 when 65 year old William R. Martin was going too fast for curve, began overturning going off the road and impacting the ground. He…Continue Reading

Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Talent Winners Announced

The Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen contestants presented their talent and lifestyle and fitness to the judges this morning. [Thursday] The rookie winners were Kirksville’s Outstanding Teen Halie Hebron of O’Fallon and Fleur de Lis’ Outstanding Teen Abbie Mueller of St. Louis. The overall talent winners were Miss Springfield’s Teen Shae Smith of Bolivar and Miss…Continue Reading

Tips To Beat The Heat This Weekend

With temperatures expected to climb throughout the weekend, the American Red Cross is offering safety tips to beat the heat. The Red Cross says to stay hydrated, and avoid caffeine and alcohol, wear loose, lightweight clothing, slow down and stay indoors and postpone outdoor games and activities. If someone is exhibiting signs of heat exhaustion…Continue Reading

Missouri Attorney General’s Office Files Motion in Debrodie Case

The Missouri Attorney General’s Office is filing a motion to dismiss civil rights violation charges against state employees involved with Carl Debrodie. The state employees are separate from the five people who face criminal charges in Debrodie’s death. The motion was filed yesterday (Tuesday) said the five defendants were unaware of any facts that could…Continue Reading

Fifteen Year Old Boy Shot in Columbia

A fifteen year old boy is recovering from non-life threatening injuries after being shot in Columbia early this (Thursday) morning. According to Columbia Police it happened close to 2:30 in the 2300 block of Shamrock Drive. The department says the boy was shot outside and officers found shell casings on Kelsey Drive. Authorities continue to…Continue Reading

Audrain County PWSD #2 Lifts Boil Order

The boil order issued by Audrain County Public Water Supply District 2 is now canceled. The order was in announced on Monday and has been lifted as of 7:50 this (Thursday) morning. According to the district customers with updated numbers in their records should have received a call by 9:30 this (Thursday) with notification of…Continue Reading

Little Dixie Responds to Two Fires on Wednesday

Little Dixie is reporting two fires from yesterday (Wednesday). The first was around 1:42 yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon on Highway 22 from Thompson to Centralia. It was a natural cover fire that originated from a passing train starting grass on fire and spreading. It was quickly put out and no injuries or other damage was reported.…Continue Reading

Prison To Begin Building Tiny Homes

A new initiative led by the Aspire Partnership Prison Homes Program, an effort led by the Northeast Community Action Corporation, will call for houses to be built inside the men’s prison in Bowling Green. Completed houses will be a little over 500 square feet, and will be available for purchase for around 45 thousand dollars.…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Ask For Help Identifying Bank Robber

The Columbia Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing the Merchants and Farmers Bank on June 8. The suspect is described as a white male in his 20’s or 30’s. He is between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall. The suspect reportedly fled in a…Continue Reading

Cole County Deputies Arrest Two In Pursuit

The Cole County Sheriff’s Department arrested 2 people following a car chase on U.S. Business 50 at around 11:43 last night. [Tuesday] The 17 minute chase ended after a deputy placed a spike strip on Horner Street by Counry Club Drive. The tires deflated, but the driver kept going until the tires went to rims.…Continue Reading

Natural Cover Fire Along Highway 22

Multiple departments are on scene along Highway 22 to fight a natural cover fire. The blaze stretches about 5 miles along the railroad tracks between Mexico and Centralia. Several Little Dixie Fire Protection District stations, along with Mexico Public Safety and the Centralia Fire Department are battling the fire. The fire is believed to have…Continue Reading

MIX Country 96 Sports

The St. Louis Cardinals were doubled up in a 4-2 loss to the San Diego Padres at Busch Stadium last (Tuesday) night. Marcell Ozuna broke up a shutout bid for the Padres in the seventh inning and has now driven in five runs in his last four games. Cardinals starter Miles Mikolas with his second…Continue Reading

Fulton Teen Minor Injuries One Car Accident

A Fulton teen is recovering from minor injuries after an accident last (Tuesday) night in Callaway County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened on County Road 304, 1.5 miles east of County Road 305 when 18 year old Michael A. Hyde swerved to miss a deer and hit a fence. He was taken…Continue Reading

Warrenton Jail Set To Get Three Million Dollars in Renovations

A three million dollar jail renovation project is getting ready to take place in Warren County. The county commission has approved contractor bids for the work. The renovations will convert current offices of the sheriffs department into extra housing for inmates, and new offices for the sheriff’s department will be built in the basement of…Continue Reading

Jefferson City School District Hosting Boundary Lines Meetings

Jefferson City Public schools are explaining and welcoming discussion on district boundary lines with just a year before the Capital City High School will open next year. A meeting was led by superintendent Dr. Larry Linthacum inside the Thomas Jefferson Middle School last (Tuesday) night. A boundary line committee was formed that consists of 32…Continue Reading

MoDOT Says To Watch For Pavement Blow Ups

The Missouri Department of Transportation is predicting pavement blow ups could be more prevalent this summer. Pavement blow ups are caused by a combination of hot temperatures, moisture and weakened pavement. They occur when the roadway surface expands at a crack or joint where moisture has seeped in, causing the pavement to buckle and warp.…Continue Reading

Lake Boat Fire Injures One

One person was hospitalized after his boat caught fire at the Lake of the Ozarks last night. [Monday] According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47 year old Dan Hall was refueling his boat at the 24 mile marker of the main channel when the fumes ignited, injuring him and causing significant…Continue Reading

Judge Bars Medication Induced Abortions In Columbia and Springfield

A federal judge has ruled that Planned Parenthood in Columbia and Springfield will not be allowed to provide medication inducted abortions at the clinics. Judge Beth Phillips made the decision yesterday [Monday] after the organization failed to prove that enough women will be denied access to abortions under state rules that went into effect last…Continue Reading

One Injured In Lake Boat Fire

One person was hospitalized after his boat caught fire at the Lake of the Ozarks last night. [Monday] According to a report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 47 year old Dan Hall was refueling his boat at the 24 mile marker of the main channel when the fumes ignited, injuring him and causing significant…Continue Reading

Mexico School District Looking at Elementary School Alignment

Elementary school alignment is an ongoing discussion with the Mexico School Board. The topic was again brought up at a special open session last (Monday) night. Mexico Superintendent Dr. Zach Templeton says they are looking across the district to create efficiency on class size and how to best utilize space. One proposal is for McMillan…Continue Reading

Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Competition Underway in Mexico

The Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen competition is underway. It kicked off with a brunch yesterday (Monday) morning with an arrival brunch at the Mexico Elks Club. Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Executive Director Steve Wilson commended the teen title holders for raising more than $19,000 dollars for the Children’s Miracle Network. The group included Miss Zona…Continue Reading

Human Remains Found in Rural Miller County

An investigation is underway in Miller County after human remains were found yesterday (Monday) in a rural area. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office along with the Missouri Highway Patrol Division of Drug and Crime Control are conducting the investigation. Identification of the body or cause of death has not been made at this time. An…Continue Reading

One Taken To Hospital After Crash In Mexico

One person was injured after a car crash at the intersection of South Clark and Oak Lane this afternoon. [Monday] According to Mexico Public Safety, at 1:59 PM 69 year old Herman Hamilton was traveling northbound when he became dizzy due to an unrelated medical condition. He crossed the southbound lane of traffic and struck…Continue Reading

One Firefighter and One Person Injured in Columbia Apartment Fire

One resident was injured, and one firefighter is being treated after a fire at an apartment building on Anita Court in Columbia this afternoon. [Monday] The resident was injured in a fall while attempting to escape the burning building. The firefighter is being treated for heat exhaustion. The cause of the fire has not been…Continue Reading

Columbia Hit and Run Investigation

Police in Columbia are searching for a driver involved in a hit and run accident that happened last (Sunday) night at the corner of Broadway and College. Apparently a car ran a red light just before 10:30 last (Sunday) night and hit a car on Broadway. No one was injured, and police say they have…Continue Reading

Body Found in Moberly, No Foul Play Suspected

No foul play is suspected after a dead body was found by police in Moberly yesterday (Sunday). According to the department they responded to the intersection of Highway 24 and Robertson Road about an unconscious woman, however when they arrived they found a 52 year old woman who was deceased. The name of the person…Continue Reading

City of Hallsville Employee Fired Due to Shocking Incident

A Hallsville city employee is fired after an incident reportedly put the safety of citizens, visitors, and children at risk. Hallsville Mayor Logan Carter released a statement on Saturday stating he was informed of a situation involving a city employee that was shocking. The mayor did not specifically state what the situation was. Mayor Carter…Continue Reading

Two Vandalia Residents with Injuries After Police Pursuit

A police pursuit early yesterday (Sunday) morning in Pike County has left two Vandalia residents with injuries. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol 40 year old Mark A. Teague failed to yield to Vandalia Police while he was riding his motorcycle and a pursuit ensued. Teague attempted to make a right turn from Route V…Continue Reading

Endangered Person Advisory Issued for Missing Moberly Woman

An Endangered Person Advisory has been issued for a missing Moberly woman this (Monday) morning. Authorities say 42 year old Lisa Ross went missing around 1pm yesterday (Sunday) afternoon and was last seen traveling in a gold Chrysler passenger car. Ross has an order of protection against Stephen Thorp and may be with him. Thorp…Continue Reading

Columbia Bank Robbery

Columbia Police are investigating a robbery at the Merchants and Farmers Bank on North Rangeline this afternoon. [Friday] Police report the suspect, described as a white male, stole an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene on foot. The suspect is armed with a firearm. Officers, detectives and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are…Continue Reading

Suicide Rates Climbing

After the suicides of fashion designer Kate Spade and “Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain this week, KWWR is taking a look at suicide rates in Missouri. According to reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide rates in Missouri saw a 36.4 percent increase between 1999 and 2016. The Missouri Department of Mental…Continue Reading