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Scott’s Corner Roundabout Nearing Completion

Scott’s Corner Roundabout Nearing Completion Audrain County’s first rural roundabout located at U.S. Highway 54 and Missouri Highway 19 also known as Scott’s Corner is nearing completion. Brian Untiedt Area Engineer with the Missouri Department of Transportation says they are hoping to have the work done before schools starts back up. Completion of the roundabout…Continue Reading

New Miss Missouri Crowned

New Miss Missouri Crowned Simone Esters is the new Miss Missouri. Esters is a journalism student at the University of Missouri and was announced as the winner of the pageant that was held in Mexico on Saturday night. Esters platform focuses on mentorship of youth. This marked the 50th year that the Miss Missouri Pageant…Continue Reading

St. Charles Woman Dies After Golf Car Accident

St. Charles Woman Dies After Golf Car Accident A St. Charles woman has lost her life after a golf cart accident in Eldon on Saturday. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 47 year old Tisha Vanbarneveld was ejected from the golf cart after it crashed and overturned on Unicorn Road. She was flown to the University…Continue Reading

Hundreds Without Power In Ashland Monday Morning

Hundreds Without Power In Ashland Monday Morning Almost four hundred people without power in the Ashland area this (Monday) morning after a possible transformer fire. The Southern Boone County Fire Protection District crews went to the call around 9 in the area of Rangeline Road and Route Y close to the Columbia Regional Airport just…Continue Reading

Preliminary Winners Announced In Second Night Of Miss Missouri

Preliminary Winners Announced In Second Night Of Miss Missouri The Thursday preliminary competition at the Missouri Missouri and Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Pageants were dominated by St. Charles and Metro St. Louis. The judges chose St. Charles Outstanding Teen Faith Moise as the Rookie Evening Gown and onstage question winner. The overall winner was Metro…Continue Reading

Undocumented Immigrant Arrested In Callaway County After Traffic Stop

Undocumented Immigrant Arrested In Callaway County After Traffic Stop An undocumented immigrant is in the Callaway County Jail after an arrest by deputies yesterday (Thursday). The Callaway County Sheriff Office says a deputy was patrolling County Road 269 in the Stephens area when a traffic stop was made. The driver was identified as 42 year…Continue Reading

Charges Filed In Deadly Jail Assault

Charges Filed In Deadly Jail Assault A Mexico man is charged with first degree murder after a jail assault that led to the death of a 42 year old Centralia man. According to a probable cause statement, 27 year old Ryan Wade Blair admitted during an interview with investigators he had been planning on killing…Continue Reading

Miss Missouri Pageant Opening Night Preliminary Winners

Miss Missouri Pageant Opening Night Preliminary Winners The first night of the Miss Missouri Pageant is in the books and preliminary winners have been announced. The judges chose Zona Rosa’s Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Olivia Richardson as the rookie evening gown and on-stage question winner. There was a tie for for the overall evening gown…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Planning and Zoning to Address Medical Marijuana Facilities

Jefferson City Planning and Zoning to Address Medical Marijuana Facilities Jefferson City is looking at regulations for medical marijuana dispensaries. The planning and zoning commission will address the regulations during a meeting tonight (Thursday). In Jefferson City the facilities will be regulated similarly to factories with the manufacturing facilities to be located more than one…Continue Reading

Blues Championship Parade Plans Announced

Blues Championship Parade Plans Announced The St. Louis Blues are releasing details about a parade planned for this weekend after winning their first NHL Stanley Cup last (Wednesday) night. The team posted on their Twitter account this (Thursday) morning the parade will be on Saturday starting at noon at 18th and Market Street and end…Continue Reading

Six Displaced In Jefferson City House Fire

Six Displaced In Jefferson City House Fire Five adults and one child are currently without home after a fire in Jefferson City this (Wednesday) morning. It happened just after 6:30, at house in the 800 block of Washington Street. Jefferson City Firefighters found the blaze in a corner bedroom. All of the residents were able…Continue Reading

Pettis County Death Investigation

Pettis County Death Investigation A death investigation is underway in Pettis County after a Pilot Grove man was found unresponsive on Tuesday. According to the Pettis County Sheriff’s Department they went to a possible assault in the 200 block of East Henry Street in Green Ridge on Tuesday night. Deputies say they found people outside…Continue Reading

Three Arrests Made In Columbia Walmart Robbery

Three Arrests Made In Columbia Walmart Robbery Three arrests are now made in connection to a robbery in the parking lot of the Columbia Walmart on Grindstone. Columbia police say the robbery happened on Sunday, when 20 year old Matthew Bann arranged to meet with a friend in a parking lot, who brought four others…Continue Reading

Hearing Set For Ashcroft’s Referendum Denial On Abortion Law

Hearing Set For Ashcroft’s Referendum Denial On Abortion Law A Cole Count Judge will listen to arguments this (Tuesday) afternoon for 2 requests to block Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft from denying petitions related to Missouri’s new abortion law. Ashcroft announced last week his decision to reject 2 petitions to have the people vote on…Continue Reading

Police Identify Woman In Fatal Accident In Mexico

Police Identify Woman In Fatal Accident In Mexico A 34 year old Kansas woman is dead from injuries suffered during an accident on the Highway 54 bypass in Mexico yesterday (Monday) afternoon. Mexico Public Safety reports Laura Ingold was driving eastbound in a 2000 Buick when it crossed the center-line and hit a 2015 Peterbilt…Continue Reading

Arrests Made In Cole County Burglary Investigation

Arrests Made In Cole County Burglary Investigation Two people are now charged with Second Degree Burglary in connection with an ongoing investigation in Cole County. According to Cole County Deputies the burglaries started June 3rd. A family was not staying at their house in the 5500 block of Heritage Highway due to tornado damage. The…Continue Reading

Glasgow Man Dies In Howard County Motorcycle Accident

Glasgow Man Dies In Howard County Motorcycle Accident A Glasgow man is dead after an motorcycle accident in Howard County on Saturday night. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 45 year old Micheal J. Fuemmeler, failed to negotiate a curve, when he went off the road and hit a utility pole and a fence. He was…Continue Reading

Successful Test Reported On Pipe Line In Audrain County

Successful Test Reported On Pipe Line In Audrain County A successful test on the Centralia 300 natural gas pipeline is being reported. Energy Transfer who is the parent company of Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line says the testing was completed yesterday (Wednesday) and covered a 22 mile pipe section that began at the Centralia Compression Station…Continue Reading

Columbia Regional Airport Awarded Over Two Million Dollars In Grant Money

Columbia Regional Airport Awarded Over Two Million Dollars In Grant Money Almost three million dollars in grant money is being awarded to the Columbia Regional airport. The Federal Aviation Administration is awarding 2.81 million dollars to help pay for improvements, with most of the money going towards the physical relocation construction of Route H, which…Continue Reading

Chariton County Man Facing Involuntary Manslaughter Charges

Chariton County Facing Involuntary Manslaughter Charges A Chariton County man is facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter in the death of a woman who drowned in flood waters. Forty five year old James Pleasant is being held on a 50 thousand dollar bond after he allegedly drove around a barricade on Route M and his…Continue Reading

Jake Clayton Playing CMT Music Awards Show

Jake Clayton Playing CMT Music Awards Show Mexico, Missouri native Jake Clayton will be playing live on the CMT Music Awards show tonight (Wednesday). Clayton plays over 20 instruments and will be appearing with Tanya Tucker on tonight’s (Wednesday) award show. It takes place in Nashville, Tennessee and starts at 7 pm.Continue Reading

School Bus Accident In Jefferson City

School Bus Accident In Jefferson City A school bus has extensive damage after an accident in Jefferson City yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. According to the accident report it happened around 4 in the 1300 block of Satinwood Drive. A 2013 Thomas School Bus was attempting to slow down for a curve and slid into the opposite…Continue Reading

Motorcycle Traveling Wrong Way Collides With Columbia Police Vehicle

Motorcycle Traveling Wrong Way Collides With Columbia Police Vehicle Serious physical injuries are being reported to the driver of a motorcycle after colliding with a Columbia Police vehicle last (Tuesday) night. According to Columbia Police an officer was traveling on Brown Station Road near the intersection of Leeway Drive when a motorcycle was going south…Continue Reading

Stolen Vehicle And Multi County Chase Starts In Columbia

Stolen Vehicle And Multi County Chase Starts In Columbia A stolen vehicle is the cause of a multi-county chase overnight. The chase started in Columbia, moved to Ashland and came to an end in Jefferson City according to the Boone County Sheriff’s Department. Jefferson City Police report no was injured, it is unknown at this…Continue Reading

Medical Marijuana Identification Cards Available in Missouri

Medical Marijuana Identification Cards Available in Missouri Applications for medical marijuana identification cards will be available online today. [Tuesday] Missouri became one of 33 states to approve medical marijuana after an overwhelming vote in November. A state-licensed physician must agree that medical marijuana could benefit the condition of a patient requesting a medical marijuana card.Continue Reading

Hannibal Robbery Arrest

Hannibal Robbery Arrest Two Hannibal men are facing charges after reportedly breaking into a house yesterday (Sunday) and threatening and assaulting a woman with baseball bats and taking money. Hannibal Police arrested 24 year old Christopher R. Minks and 18 year old Ethan A. Williams were arrested and taken to the Marion County Jail. The…Continue Reading

Missouri River Bridge on Route Forty Closed Due To Flooding

Missouri River Bridge on Route Forty Closed Due To Flooding The bridge on Route 40 connecting Cooper and Howard County at Boonville is currently closed due to flooding. The closure was announced by the Missouri Department of Transportation yesterday (Sunday). Many homes and businesses have been affected by the flooding in the area. According to…Continue Reading

Mexico House Hit In Shots Fired Incident

Mexico House Hit In Shots Fired Incident A shots fired incident in Mexico last (Thursday) night is under investigation. According to Mexico Public Safety it happened around 11:17 in the 1000 block of West Breckenridge. Occupants of a gray sedan fired five to six gunshots at a specific house on that block, with the house…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Stabbing

Jefferson City Stabbing A man with non-life threatening wounds after being stabbed in Jefferson City last (Thursday) night. Police say it happened in the 100 block of Marshall Street, where a man was found with stab wounds to his arm. Officers say the suspect was identified as a 37 year old Jefferson City resident who…Continue Reading

Parson Addresses Planned Parenthood Request For License Renewal

Parson Addresses Planned Parenthood Request For License Renewal Missouri Governor Mike Parson is announcing that the Health Department is declining to renew the license of the state’s last remaining abortion clinic due to non-compliance and health concerns. Parson made his announcement during a press conference yesterday (Wednesday). The governor said an annual inspection conducted by…Continue Reading

One Fatality in Columbia House Fire At Southwood Drive

One Fatality in Columbia House Fire At Southwood Drive A fatality now being reported after a fire and several small explosions at a house in Columbia yesterday (Wednesday) morning. The Columbia Fire Department went to the fire at a single-family residence at 2112 Southwood Drive just before 9:30 yesterday (Wednesday) morning. Three people lived at…Continue Reading

Disturbance At Mexico High School Involving A Gun and Knife

Disturbance At Mexico High School Involving A Gun and Knife A disturbance involving a gun and a knife at the Mexico High School parking lot yesterday (Wednesday) morning is being reported. Mexico Public Safety says the disturbance took place around 11:40 as some summer school students were leaving campus and involved both students and parents.…Continue Reading

Fire and Explosion Destroys Columbia Home on Southwood Drive

Fire and Explosion Destroys Columbia Home on Southwood Drive A home on Southwood Drive off Old 63 in Columbia is completely destroyed after a fire and a large explosion this (Wednesday) morning. According to reports from the Columbia Fire Department it is not clear if the explosion caused the blaze, and no one is believed…Continue Reading

Residents of Brunswick Encouraged To Evacuate With Possibility Of Flooding

Residents of Brunswick Encouraged To Evacuate With Possibility Of Flooding Residents of Brunswick are being encouraged to evacuate their homes with the possibility of historic flooding today (Wednesday). The announcement was made by the Chariton County Emergency Management Director Eric McKenzie. Although residents are not required to leave, the request has been sent out to…Continue Reading

Body Found In Missouri River in Callaway County Near Tebbetts

Body Found In Missouri River in Callaway County Near Tebbetts Authorities in Callaway County are working to identify a body found in the Missouri River near Tebbetts yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon. The body was found around 4:58pm yesterday (Tuesday), and was taken to the Boone-Callaway Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy that is scheduled for today…Continue Reading

Missouri Could Be First State Completely Without Abortion Clinic

Missouri Could Be First State Completely Without Abortion Clinic Missouri may be the first state in the nation to go completely without a health center that provides abortions according to Planned Parenthood. A news conference took place this (Tuesday) morning to discuss the situation. Planned Parenthood is accusing the Missouri Department of Health and Senior…Continue Reading

Body Of Missing Swimmer At Lake of the Ozarks Found and Identified

Body Of Missing Swimmer At Lake of the Ozarks Found and Identified The body of a swimmer who went missing yesterday (Monday) at the Lake of the Ozark is now found. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the man is 27 year old William Gordon-Price from Overland Park, Kansas. The troopers found Prices body at…Continue Reading

Drug Arrest In Columbia

Drug Arrest In Columbia A man in Columbia is facing multiple charges after an arrest for guns and drugs. According to the Columbia Police Department 33 year old Lucas Martin was arrested on Wednesday after he was pulled over and a search of his car turned up an AR-15 pistol, a large amount of cash…Continue Reading

Teen On Bicycle Hit By Vehicle in Mexico

Teen On Bicycle Hit By Vehicle in Mexico Only minor injuries reported to a teen after being hit by a vehicle while riding his bike in Mexico yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. Mexico Public Safety says they went to the 700 block of Johnson around 12:03. Officers say 54 year old Robert Hagan of Mexico was driving…Continue Reading

University of Missouri Offers Housing Assistance For Tornado Victims

University of Missouri Offers Housing Assistance For Tornado Victims The University of Missouri is offering housing assistance for those displaced by last (Wednesday) night’s tornadoes. University leaders have been reaching out to state and local officials, and leaders from the Lincoln University, to offer assistance. Vice Chancellor of Operations Gary Ward says temporary housing would…Continue Reading

Damage Update On Violent Tornado That Ripped Through Jefferson City

Damage Update On Violent Tornado That Ripped Through Jefferson City Local and state officials are providing an update on the damage caused by a violent tornado that ripped through Jefferson City last (Wednesday) night. A press conference was held this (Thursday) morning and Jefferson City Police say the tornado impacted a 3 square mile area…Continue Reading

Construction Complete For the Fulton State Hospital’s New Facility

Construction Complete For the Fulton State Hospital’s New Facility A ribbon cutting ceremony for the Fulton State Hospital’s new facility named the Nixon Forensics Center will take place at 10:30 this (Wednesday) morning. The project took around three years and one hundred forty million dollars to complete. Missouri Governor Mike Parson along with former governor…Continue Reading

President Trump Approves Flooding Disaster Declaration Request For Multiple Missouri Counties

President Trump Approves Flooding Disaster Declaration Request For Multiple Missouri Counties President Donald Trump is giving approval to a request for a major flooding disaster declaration requested by Governor Mike Parson. The announcement came last (Monday) night. The declaration will assist local governments and nonprofit agencies in thirteen Missouri counties to repair damaged bridges, roads,…Continue Reading

Meat Truck Overturns On I-70 In Montgomery County

Meat Truck Overturns On I-70 In Montgomery County I-70 in Montgomery County is reopened after a meat truck overturned causing a delay for about two hours last (Monday) night. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol it happened just before 7 around mile marker 171 near Danville. A tractor trailer that was carrying 41,000 pounds of…Continue Reading