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Eldon Teen Arrested in Miller County Shootings

Eldon Teen Arrested in Miller County Shootings A Eldon teen remains in the Miller County Jail suspected of shooting two people on Friday night. 18 year old Devin Mckie was found and arrested in Jefferson City on Saturday. Authorities searched for Mckie after two people showed up to an area hospital Friday night with gunshot…Continue Reading

Missouri Drought Conditions Dry Up Corn and Cause Hay Shortage

Missouri Drought Conditions Dry Up Corn and Cause Hay Shortage Even with rain overnight and with more predicted today (Monday) parts of Missouri have been so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for livestock is in short supply. Experts are saying that water is becoming increasingly scarce. Missouri received a below-average rainfall since…Continue Reading

MU Police Search For Sexual Assault Suspect

MU Police Search For Sexual Assault Suspect University Police in Columbia are looking for man who reportedly rubbed a woman in a sexual manner at a concert. MU Police say that a female said it happened on Friday night around 10:15 while she was attending a concert with friends at the Carnahan Quadrangle. The suspect…Continue Reading

Construction Crew Hits Power Line in Cooper County Causing Outage

Construction Crew Hits Power Line in Cooper County Causing Outage Customers in Cooper County have power again after construction crew knocked down lines near I-70 last (Friday) night. According to Ameren power outage map about 947 customers lost service at about 5pm. The interstate was shut down to remove the lines and put them back…Continue Reading

Two Charged in Columbia Bank Robbery

Two Charged in Columbia Bank Robbery Two men are now charged in the robbery of the Central Bank of Boone County on Paris Road. The robbery took place Thursday, prosecutors charged Randall Shaw and Richard Welty of Columbia yesterday (Friday) with First Degree Robbery and Armed Criminal Action. Welty’s bond has been set at 75,000…Continue Reading

Jury Awards Millions to Missouri Corrections Officers in Lawsuit

Jury Awards Millions to Missouri Corrections Officers in Lawsuit A Cole County Jury is awarding one hundred thirteen point seven million dollars to Missouri prison guards. The jury awarded the money yesterday (Wednesday) to thirteen thousand current corrections officers and to those who worked at the Department of Corrections since 2007. The guards were compensated…Continue Reading

Fiery Crash On I-70 in Montgomery County

Fiery Crash On I-70 in Montgomery County All lanes of I-70 are back open in Montgomery County after a fiery crash involving multiple vehicles last (Wednesday) night. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the accident involved two tractor-trailers and third vehicle near mile marker 181. The patrol reports at least two people were taken to…Continue Reading

MU Health Care to Purchase SSM in Jefferson City

MU Health Care to Purchase SSM in Jefferson City MU Healthcare will apparently be taking over ownership of SSM St. Mary’s which owns hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico. Unnamed sources with MU Healthcare say an announcement regarding the purchase is expected to be released by SSM this (Thursday) morning. Before the purchase can be…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Open New Substation

Columbia Police Open New Substation The Columbia Police Department opened a new substation on White Gate Drive this afternoon. [Wednesday] The facility, located at 2102 White Gate Drive, is the home office of Columbia Insurance Group, who donated the space to increase a police presence in the area. The space will allow officers to provide…Continue Reading

Columbia Police Work To Improve Safety Downtown

Columbia Police Work To Improve Safety Downtown The Columbia Police Department is working alongside community partners to ensure the safety of the downtown area. With the return of college students and increasing crowds, COD is adding more resources to ensure everyone has a safe experience. More officers will be assigned to downtown to enforce parking…Continue Reading

Moberly Boil Order

Moberly Boil Order A boil order has been issued in parts of Moberly after emergency water main repairs today. [Wednesday] Water service customers on Hillcrest, Greenhills Drive, Circle Drive, Corinth Drive, in the 400 block of Greenbriar, and the 1500 and 1600 block of Fisk area advised to boil water for consumption for the next…Continue Reading

Serious Injuries In Kingdom City Tractor Trailer Crash

Serious Injuries In Kingdom City Tractor Trailer Crash Two people sustained serious injuries in a crash in Kingdom City just before 7:30 this morning involving 3 tractor trailers. [Wednesday] The Highway Patrol reports the accident happened when a Freightliner driven by Yacouba Sy was slowing to exit off Interstate 70 at Kingdom City when he…Continue Reading

Thyroid Medicine Recall

Thyroid Medicine Recall Westminster Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall for two thyroid medications. Levothyroxine and Liothyronine were recalled after it was discovered they were manufactured using ingredients found to be deficient with Current Good Manufacturing Practices. The tablets that are being recalled at the 15, 30, 60, 90 and 120 milligram doses. Consumers who…Continue Reading

Watkins Being Investigated For Possible Gag Order Violation

Watkins Being Investigated For Possible Gag Order Violation A special prosecutor has been assigned to investigate if a lawyer violated a gag order that had been put in place in the invasion of privacy case against former Governor Eric Greitens. Gerard “Jerry” Carmody will investigate a “charge of indirect criminal contempt” against Albert Watkins, the…Continue Reading

Car Chase Cause of Modified Lock Down at Five Columbia Schools

Car Chase Cause of Modified Lock Down at Five Columbia Schools Five Schools on a modified lock down this (Wednesday) morning due to a police chase through areas east of Columbia. It started around 9 along several country roads south of I-70 and east Highway 63, ending in the El Caparral area a little while…Continue Reading

Several Schools Back in Session for Year

Several Schools Back in Session for Year Multiple area schools will be welcoming students back today (Wednesday). Mexico, South Callaway, Van-Far, Fulton, Louisiana, Moberly, and Harrisburg all back in session. Drivers are being urged to stay aware as buses will back on the roadways. Latest NewsContinue Reading

Shots Fired in Northeast Columbia

Shots Fired in Northeast Columbia Boone County Deputies are looking into a shots fired incident that happened early this (Wednesday) morning in Northeast Columbia. It happened just before 2 this (Wednesday) morning at the intersection of Pinehurst and Godas Drive. Investigators say they have found over twenty five shell casings in the area and bullets…Continue Reading

Bevier Officer Involved Shooting

Bevier Officer Involved Shooting A Macon County Deputy was involved in an officer involved shooting in Bevier just before 4:00 this morning. According to the Macon County Sheriff’s Department, the unidentified deputy conducted a traffic stop when a male passenger exited the truck and pointed a rifle at the deputy. The deputy then fired upon…Continue Reading

Centralia Man With Minor Injuries in Randolph County Accident

Centralia Man With Minor Injuries in Randolph County Accident A deer in the road is to blame for an accident in Randolph County yesterday (Monday) afternoon that has left a Centralia man with minor injuries. The highway patrol reports it happened on US 63, three miles south of Renick. 44 year old Michael B. Forsee…Continue Reading

Governor Parson Makes Appearance At Stacey’s Place in Mexico

Governor Parson Makes Appearance At Stacey’s Place in Mexico Governor Mike Parson made Mexico a stop yesterday (Monday) morning for a farmer to farmer discussion. Parson made a stop at Stacey’s Place and said his main focuses will be to improve infrastructure and job development in rural areas of Missouri. Farmers at the meeting shared…Continue Reading

Debrodie Honored in Holts Summit

Debrodie Honored in Holts Summit A foundation started to honor the late Carl Debrodie is now up and going. Debrodie was found in a storage shed last year encased in concrete. His guardian mother Mary Martin started a foundation in his memory called Carl’s Helping Hands. Over the weekend a ceremony was held at a…Continue Reading

Discarded Smoking Material Cause of Columbia House Fire

Discarded Smoking Material Cause of Columbia House Fire Discarded smoking materials is the cause of a Columbia residential fire yesterday (Sunday) afternoon. Columbia Fire Department went to a house at 1701 Cliff Drive just after 2:30. All of the occupants of the house were home at the time of the fire and escaped safely. About…Continue Reading

Mexico Vehicle Thefts Up Over the Weekend

Mexico Vehicle Thefts Up Over the Weekend Several vehicle thefts are being reported in Mexico over the weekend. Mexico Public Safety say the thefts took place during the overnight hours in the northeast part of town on Saturday. The vehicles were not damaged however purses, bags, identification information,some money, and a handgun were stolen. Anyone…Continue Reading

More Shootings Reported At Hanover Boulevard in Columbia

More Shootings Reported At Hanover Boulevard in Columbia More reports of gunfire on Hanover Boulevard yesterday (Sunday) afternoon in Columbia. Police say that four cars and two homes were possibly hit by bullets around 2:15. It is believed that several men were shooting from a grey Sedan towards the houses and then left. According to…Continue Reading

Cole County EMS Going to Twenty Hour Shifts

Cole County EMS Going to Twenty Hour Shifts A plan to go back to 24 hours shifts for the Cole County Emergency Medical Services is now approved. The Cole County Commission approved the measure yesterday (Thursday) after a year of 12 hour paramedic shifts. The decision to switch back to the 24 hour shifts will…Continue Reading

Foot Chase Called Off In Columbia

Foot Chase Called Off In Columbia Boone County Sheriff’s have called off a search for a person in Columbia after a foot chase last (Thursday) night. The department says it happened close to North Creasy Springs and West Brown School Road. K-9 units with Columbia Police and the Sheriff’s Department were looking for a person…Continue Reading

Bevier Woman Killed in Macon County Accident

Bevier Woman Killed in Macon County Accident A Bevier woman is dead and her husband is in serious condition after an accident in Macon County last (Thursday) night. Missouri Highway Patrol says it happened on Route C, one tenth of a mile south of the Bevier city limits. A vehicle driven by 74 year old…Continue Reading

Three Teens and One Child Safe After Jefferson City House Fire

Three Teens and One Child Safe After Jefferson City House Fire Three teens and one child are safe after a house fire in Jefferson City last (Wednesday) night. According to the Jefferson City Fire Department it happened just after 8 at the lower level of a split foyer single family home in the 1900 block…Continue Reading

Missouri State Fair Opening Ceremony Begins Today

Missouri State Fair Opening Ceremony Begins Today The opening ceremony of the 116th Missouri State Fair will kick off today (Thursday) at noon in Sedalia. Governor Mike Parson is expected to speak at the ceremony held south of the Agriculture Building at the Fairgrounds. The fair will last through August 19th. Latest NewsContinue Reading

One Hundred Thousand Dollars Worth of Damages in Fulton Fire

One Hundred Thousand Dollars Worth of Damages in Fulton Fire Unattended cooking is the cause of about one hundred thousand dollars worth of damage to a house in Fulton last (Wednesday) night. It happened just after 11 last (Wednesday) night at 1211 Circle Drive at a one story house in Fulton. Five occupants were at…Continue Reading

Columbia Drive By Shooting Leaves Woman With Injuries

Columbia Drive By Shooting Leaves Woman With Injuries A woman is recovering from injuries suffered in a drive by shooting last (Wednesday) night in Columbia. According to police it happened on Hanover Boulevard in the northeast part of Columbia. The woman was shot in the arm and the injury is not life threatening according to…Continue Reading

Moberly City Council Votes to Increase Sewer and Water Rates

Moberly City Council Votes to Increase Sewer and Water Rates Moberly residents will be seeing a 3.5 percent rate increase on their water and sewer bill after September 1st. The city council approved the increase last (Tuesday) night. The price will go from $1.41 to $1.51 per one hundred gallons. Also a change of one…Continue Reading

Hannibal Death Investigation

Hannibal Death Investigation The body of the man floating in the Missouri River in Hannibal on Saturday is being identified. According to Hannibal Police the deceased male has been identified as a 65 year old Quincy Illinois man. The investigation is on-going however there are no signs to believe foul play was involved. Latest NewsContinue Reading

Tuesday Primary Election Results

Tuesday Primary Election Results Missourians say no to Proposition A the Right to Work bill that was on yesterday’s (Tuesday) ballot. Missourians overwhelmingly voted no by a margin of two to one on the proposition that would ban workers from being forced to pay union fees that was originally signed into law by former governor,…Continue Reading

Velvet Ant Sightings Increase In Mid-Missouri

Velvet Ant Sightings Increase In Mid-Missouri Hot weather and drought conditions are prompting an increased sighting of velvet ants in mid-Missouri. Audrain County Conservation Agent, Norman Steelman says the brightly colored insects are actually a form of wingless wasp. Steelman reports Velvet Ants burrow in hornet or ground nesting bee nests, and because the nests…Continue Reading

Mexico Resident Joining Kit Bond Strategies

Mexico Resident Joining Kit Bond Strategies A Mexico native is joining Kit Bond Strategies. The company ran by former U.S. Senator Kit Bond announced today (Monday) that Mitch Erdel will join the firm as Director of Congressional Affairs. Erdel previously acted as a policy advisory for Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer on health care, commerce, telecommunications and…Continue Reading

Jefferson City Man Injured After Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel

Jefferson City Man Injured After Falling Asleep Behind the Wheel A Jefferson City man is recovering from non-life threatening injuries this (Monday) morning after falling sleep and hitting a barrier. Jefferson City police say a 1988 pick up driven by Richard Akin crashed into the center barrier around 5:22 this (Monday) morning on the 600…Continue Reading

Miller County Detention Officer Arrested For Sexual Conduct With Inmate

Miller County Detention Officer Arrested For Sexual Conduct With Inmate A detention officer in Miller County is being charged with a Class E Felony of Sexual Conduct with a prisoner or offender by a jail employee. The Miller County Sheriff’s Office says last week investigators were provided with information that a detention officer identified as…Continue Reading

Fulton Teen Dies in Callaway County Motorcycle Accident

Fulton Teen Dies in Callaway County Motorcycle Accident A Fulton teen has lost his life in a motorcycle accident in Callaway County last (Sunday) night. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports it happened when 18 year old Samuel Schiltz was going west on Route UU and failed to negotiate a curve going off the road. His…Continue Reading

Boone County Deputies Chase Car

Boone County Deputies Chase Car An overnight car chase in Boone County leads to an arrest. A deputy from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department tried to stop a vehicle on St. Charles Road early this (Friday) morning for failure to yield when the chase began. It came to an end on Oakland Gravel Road. The…Continue Reading

McCaskill Files Legislation To Protect Senior Citizens From Student Loan Debt

McCaskill Files Legislation To Protect Senior Citizens From Student Loan Debt Democratic United State Senator Claire McCaskill introduced legislation this week that would prevent senior citizens from being forced into poverty due to student loan debt. McCaskill’s Protecting Seniors with Student Loans Act would increase social security benefits protected from the Department of Education garnishment…Continue Reading

MoDot Holding Online Public Hearing For Callaway County Bridge

MoDot Holding Online Public Hearing For Callaway County Bridge The Missouri Department of Transportation is holding an online public meeting to share information about an upcoming project that will include replacing the deck on the Route M bridge over Auxvasse Creek in Callaway County. MoDot is seeking input from the public about the project that…Continue Reading

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Chooses New CEO

Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Chooses New CEO The Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives has chosen a Boone County man as their new CEO following the retirement of the current CEO Barry Hunt on January 5. The board has selected Caleb Jones of Boone County to fill the position. He will become the 6th CEO…Continue Reading

Charges Filed In Callaway Manhunt

Charges Filed in Callaway Manhunt Charges were filed today [Thursday] against two men who were the subject of a nearly 5 hour long manhunt in Callaway County yesterday. [Wednesday] Court records indicate Jesse Tamburo of Colorado Springs, Colorado and Matthew Solomon of Bowie, Maryland are charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, resisting arrest, and…Continue Reading