Audrain County Sheriff's Report24-Feb-2017

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1. Kenneth Paul Petska, age 29 of Mexico, on a Boone County arrest warrant for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and a Franklin County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of driving while revoked.

2. Zachary David Branch, age 21 of Mexico for hindering prosecution of a felony.

3. Katherine Louise Feith, age 22 of Mexico for hindering prosecution of a felony.

4. and Prentice Nelson Calhoun, age 22 of Mexico on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of driving while revoked.

Deputies investigated:

A 911 hang up call along Wylde Street in Benton City.

phone scam along Audrain Road 803.

identity theft along North Street in Martinsburg.

property damage  along Audrain Road 913.

and harassment along Audrain Road 989.

Audrain Road Closure24-Feb-2017

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing Route ZZ for culvert replacement on March 8.

The work will be done between Audrain County Route Z and Monroe County Route D.

Work is expected to be completed between the hours of 8 AM and 2 PM.

Motorists are asked to use a different route during this time.


Holt Summit Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash23-Feb-2017

A 32 year old Holts Summit man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash yesterday afternoon on Missouri.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Ryan Miller was riding an Indian Motorcycle when he lost control on a curve, approximately 863 feet east of Bennett Drive in Boone County.

The motorcycle then struck a culvert, became airborne then hit the ground ejecting Miller.

Miller was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia.


In Sports23-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Womens team is set to take on Ole Miss tonight at 7:00 in Mizzou Arena.

The Kansas City Royals will have Right hander Josh Staumont on the mound for their spring training opening game on Saturday against the Texas Rangers.  

The St. Louis Cardinals are taking a secret team field trip today.  The St. Louis Post reports Mike Matheny said there is a purpose to the trip that will be clear later, and he requests the team be left alone to do what they need to do.


One Arrested in Centralia Chase23-Feb-2017

One person was arrested on numerous charges after crashing his vehicle during a police chase in Audrain County last night around 11:30.

According to Larry Dudgeon, Centralia Chief of Police, 22 year old Dakota Mathews of rural Audrain County, failed to yield for a traffic stop in Centralia.  

The chase ensued down Highway 22, to Route E.  The chase ended when Mathews crashed his Ford Ranger into a ditch on Audrain County Road 360.  He was not injured and was arrested at that location without further incident.

Mathews is being held in the Boone County Jail.  The Audrain County Sheriff's Office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the incident.


Truck Crashes into Propane Tank in Columbia23-Feb-2017

A truck crashes into a propane tank causing a leak and an evacuation of the Break Time on Business Loop 70 East in Columbia this (Thursday) afternoon.

According to firefighters a truck was making a delivery to the gas station when it backed into the propane tank. 

The electricity was turned off to the Break Time for a while, employees were later able to return to work.

The area of the propane tank is blocked off.


Greitens Not Using State Plane22-Feb-2017

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has not flown on a state airplane, and is instead using private donors and campaign funds to pay for flights.

Greitens Chief of Staff, Michael Roche, said the governor is committed to spending as little of the taxpayers money as possible for travel.

Campaign funds were used to pay for a recent commercial flight to Washington, and to finance a private plane to fly to southern Missouri for ceremonial signings of a the right to work law prohibiting mandatory union fees.


In Sports22-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Mens Basketball Team fell to the Kentucky Wildcats last night at Mizzou Arena, 72 to 62.

The Mizzou Women's basketball team is set to take on Ole Miss tomorrow night at Mizzou Arena at 7:00.

Major League baseball has come to an agreement to eliminate the formality of intentional walks.  Traditionally, a pitcher had to throw 4 pitches to a catcher standing 4 feet from home plate.  After the agreement, a manager can gesture to the umpire to give the batter a pass.  

The St. Louis Cardinals have announced Luke Weaver will be the starting pitcher in Saturday's spring training opening game against the Miami Marlins.


Fulton Construction Worker Dies21-Feb-2017

A 38 year old construction worker from Fulton died on the job in Minnesota yesterday afternoon.

The Minnesota Highway patrol reports David Earl Hyde was working on a construction project on Highway 169.

Hyde was helping to unload large metal pipes from a trailer, when one rolled off and landed on Hyde.

Hyde was pronounced dead on the scene.

An on scene investigation will continue today.


In Sports21-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Mens Basketball Team will take on the Kentucky Wildcats at Mizzou Arena tonight.

The number 11 ranked Kentucky enters tonight's game on top of the Southeastern Conference with a record of 12 and 2.

The Tigers are 2 and 12.

Mizzou Tigers Womens Basketball player, and Columbia Native, Sophie Cunningham, has been named SEC Player of the week.  This is Cunningham's second weekly honor this season and the 8th of her career.  Cunningham led the team to wins of Florida and South Carolina averaging 27 points per game.

The St. Louis Blues came up short against the Florida Panthers last night 2 to 1.  The Blues are entering a 5 day break.


School Bathroom Bill21-Feb-2017

A Missouri Senate Committee is discussing  a school bathroom bill that would require restrooms, locker rooms and shower facilities be used by male of female students only, based on their biological gender.

The act proposes Missouri schools provide the best available accommodations for transgender students.  This would include single stall restrooms, access to unisex restrooms, or even controlled use of faculty bathrooms.

Supporters believe this will provide safety and comfort to all students, while others find it discriminatory.


2 Arrested After Multi-County Chase20-Feb-2017

Two people were arrested after a multi county car chase yesterday.

The vehicle had been initially spotted near the Lake of the Ozarks around 3:40 PM.

The car continued on Highway 54, with multiple agencies attempting to stop the vehicle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol attempted to make stop near county road 484 in Callaway County.  

When the car entered the Fulton City limits, spike strips were laid down.  The driver continued after hitting the strips until they arrived at a gas station in Fulton where they were arrested.


In Sports20-Feb-2017

The Mizzou womens basketball team took down South Carolina after a game winning aly up from Sophie Cunningham.

The last minute 62 to 60 victory was the teams ninth conference victory this season.

Cunningham was named ESPNW Player of the Week today after leading her team to wins over Florida and South Carolina, averaging 27 points.

The Mens team will face Kentucky tomorrow night in a home game.  Tip off is at 8:00.

The St. Louis Blues are back in action will take on the Florida Panthers in a home match up tonight.  Puck drops at 7:00.


One Dead, One Seriously injured in Callaway Crash20-Feb-2017

One man died and another was seriously injured in a Callaway County car crash yesterday.

The accident happened when 25 year old Cory Barnes, of Fulton, and Kevin King, of Mississippi were in a vehicle that side swiped a vehicle driven by 24 year old Daniel Adams of Jefferson City.

The vehicle then traveled through the median and overturned ejecting Barnes and King.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating which one was the driver of the 2000 Jeep Cherokee.

King was taken by staff for life to University Hopsital in serious condition.

Barnes was pronounced dead on the scene.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report17-Feb-2017

On Wednesday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
  
Arrested

Randall Steven Willis, age 28 of Laplata, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for criminal non-support.

Deputies investigated:

a 911 hang up call along Audrain Road 353.

a residential burglary and theft along Highway T.

and a suspicious vehicle along Highway 54.

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
  
Arrested:

Richard Dale Hatfield, age 50 of Mexico, for violation of an order of protection.

They also investigated:

a property dispute along Highway 22.

harassment along Audrain Road 957.

 property damage along Highway BB.

a protection order violation along Audrain Road 929.

and a commercial burglar alarm along South Clark Street.

Hair Braiding Bill17-Feb-2017

A bill will move through to the senate after it was passed by the House yesterday.

The bill would allow for more lenient qualifications for people wishing to open a hair braiding business.

Currently, hair braiders must obtain a cosmetology license, which can cost thousands of dollars and hours of training.

The proposal would require braiders to register with the State Board of Cosmetology and Barber Examiners, pay a small fee and take a self test about sanitation.


Mountain Lion in Pike County17-Feb-2017

The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed a mountain lion in Pike County, near Vandalia.

Audrain County Conservation Agent, Norman Steelman says it is the 68th confirmed mountain lion in the state.

The sighting occurred on a trail cam on January 7th, and was turned over to the department on January 13.


2 arrested in Callaway Kidnapping16-Feb-2017

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested two women for an alleged kidnapping and assault.

The Sheriff's office reports deputies responded to county road 4038 at 3:45 yesterday afternoon.  Upon arrival, they found a 22 year old victim.  She was transported to an area hospital with moderate injuries.

Upon further investigation it was determined the victim had  allegedly been brought to the location by Briana Cavins of Columbia and Mikayla Collins, where they held her against her will and assaulted her extensively, then stole her personal items.

Cavins and Collins were located in Fulton, and are being held in the Callaway County Jail without bond on suspicion of kidnapping, assault and stealing.

Further charges and arrests could be forthcoming.


In Sports16-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Men's Basketball team fell to the Alabama Crimson Tide in a heartbreaker last night, 57 to 54.  The Tigers drop to 2 and 11 in the SEC.  They will hit the road on Saturday to face Tennessee.

The St. Louis Blues have closed out a perfect road trip with a win over the Detroit Red Wings last night, 2 to 0.

The team returns home today to face the Vancouver Canucks.  Teams take the ice at 7:00.


Offender Dies in Prison16-Feb-2017

The Department of Corrections announced 48 year old John Johnston, of Montgomery County, was pronounced dead at 11:20 AM on Sunday.

Johnston was serving a 20 year sentence for 4 counts for first degree statutory sodomy.  He allegedly engaged in deviate sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years of age.

He had been in the prison since June 10, 2013.

Johnston died of apparent natural causes.


Red Flag Warning16-Feb-2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning effective from 11:00 this morning until 6:00 tonight.

A red flag warning indicates an increased risk of fire.

NWS says fires will be difficult to control and could spread very rapidly.

Low relative humidity and sustained wind in excess of 15 miles per hour will elevate the fire damage in the entire listening area.


In Sports15-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Men's Basketball team will host the Alabama Crimson Tide tonight night at Mizzou Arena.

The Tigers are currently 2 and 10 in the Southeastern Conference, while the tide is 7 and 5.  Tip off is at 7:30.

The St. Louis Blues are back in action tonight against the Detroit Red Wings.  Puck drops at 7:00.

St. Louis Cardinals pitcher, Alex Reyes, received bad news after undergoing an MRI in his elbow yesterday.

The imaging revealed a complete tear in the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow.  He will have to undergo a Tommy John Surgery, knocking him out for the season.

The bad news for pitchers continues.  Kansas City Royals pitcher, Brian Flynn, fell through the roof of his barn breaking a rib and sustaining 3 non-displaced fractures in his vertebrae.

He will be out for at least 8 weeks.


Nursing Home Fire15-Feb-2017

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire at Lenoir Woods Health Care early this morning.

When crews arrived on scene, they did not witness flames or smoke.  They were taken to an outdoor patio where a sprinkler head was activated.

A property representative represents putting out part of the fire with an extinguisher prior to the fire fighters arrival.

The cause of the fire is believed to have been caused by improperly discarded smoking materials.

No one was injured.


Flu In Audrain Typical For This Time of Year14-Feb-2017

The Audrain County Health Department is reporting the numbers of confirmed cases of Influenza in the county are typical for this time of year.

Brandi Meyer with the Health Department says there have been 81 confirmed cases of flu, as of the last count.

Vaccinations are available now at the Audrain County Health Department.


In Sports14-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Men's Basketball team will host the Alabama Crimson Tide tomorrow night at Mizzou Arena.

The Tigers are currently 2 and 10 in the Southeastern Conference, while the tide is 7 and 5.  Tip off is at 7:30.

The Kansas City Royals have signed left handed pitcher Travis Wood to a 2 year contract.  

The former Chicago Cub has agreed to a 12 million dollar with Kansas City.

The St. Louis Blues are back in action tomorrow against the Detroit Red Wings.  Puck drops at 7:00.

Kansas City Royals pitcher, Danny Duffy has pledged to donate 500 dollars for every strike out this season to Noah's Bandage Project.

The non-profit organization makes colorful bandages for kids while raising money for pediatric cancer research.


New Missouri License Plate14-Feb-2017


The new Missouri State License Plates will be revealed at the state capitol today.

The new plate will become available on January 1, 2019.

The plates are in celebration of Missouri's bicentennial in 2021.

The design was decided by vote of the public and private hearings held by the Bicentennial License Plate Advisory Committee.  It was the most easily readable of the options provided.

A ceremony will be held at 3:00 in the House Lounge on the third floor.

In Sports13-Feb-2017

The Mizzou Womens Basketball Team took down Arkansas last night 67 to 56 with the help of Columbia Natives Lindsey Cunningham and Sophie Cunningham.  Lindsey Cunningham made a career high 21 points, while her sister Sophie scored 19.

The St. Louis Cardinals pitchers and catchers are reporting today in Jupiter Florida for the beginning of spring training workouts.

In other Cardinals news, the organization has entered arbitration with a player for the first time since 1999.  Michael Wacha is requesting 3.2 million, while the Cards are willing to pay 2.8.  An arbiter will hear both sides before making a decision.


Palmyra Woman Injured in Mexico Crash13-Feb-2017

A Palmyra woman sustained moderate injuries in a single vehicle accident in Mexico last night. [Sunday]

The Missouri State Highway patrol reports the accident happened when the vehicle Joyce Muehring was a passenger in was making a turn near Meeks Lumber, and went into a ditch.

Muehring was transported to Universtiy Hospital by ambulance.


Flu Rampant in Missouri10-Feb-2017

The Centers For Disease Control is reporting a high level of flu in the state of Missouri.

The virus is widespread throughout the state, and not confined to any one region.

To avoid infection, doctors recommend getting vaccinated, always cover your mouth when coughing and wash hands frequently.

The symptoms of the flu include fever, body aches and fatigue.

About 88 percent of confirmed cases have been identified as Influenza A.


Higbee Man Falls Victim to Early Morning Fire10-Feb-2017

A 61 year old man in Higbee is dead due to an early morning house fire. 

According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Department 61 year old Daniel Faddis was the victim.

The Higbee Area Fire Protection District say the fire broke out sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 this (Friday) morning at 4738 County Road 2445. 

The Missouri State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.


In Sports10-Feb-2017

Despite a strong performance on the court, the Mizzou Women's Basketball Team could not take down the number 24 ranked Tennessee Volunteers last night.  The Tigers were outscored, 77 to 66.  

The team will be back at home on Sunday when they face Arkansas.

The Tigers men's team is gearing up to face Vanderbilt tomorrow at Mizzou Arena.  Tip off for the game is at 2:30.

The Blues are celebrating their overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs last night.

Vladimir Tarasenko scored a goal 20 seconds into overtime to give the Blues their 3rd  straight win, with a final score of 2 to 1.


MoDot proposing round abouts for Scott and Bassinger Corners10-Feb-2017

Over the last few months the Missouri Department of Transportation has been visiting with residents to determine what changes could be made to improve safety at Scotts and Bassinger corners in Audrain County.

The department has determined a rural, high speed round about will be presented to the public for input.

Visual displays of how the roundabouts would improve safety at these intersections will be presented at a public meeting on Thursday from 4:30 to 6:00 at the Community R-6 School cafeteria.  It will be an open house style public meeting.


Columbia Schools and Businesses Without Power This Morning09-Feb-2017

Columbia Power and Light reported an outage that has knocked out service to over 1600 people for over 2 hours today,

The outage effected businesses and schools.

Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School and the Center of Responsive Education were without power, but the students were safe.


In Sports09-Feb-2017

A late comeback by the Mizzou Men's Basketball Team wasn't enough to take down Texas A&M last night in a close matchup.  The Tigers fell with a final score of 76 to 73.

The Tigers are back in action on Saturday against Vanderbilt.

Tonight the Tigers Women's basketball team will be at Tennessee to complete their roadtrip.  The 16 and 8 lady tigers will take on the number 24 ranked Volunteers at 6:00.

The St. Louis Blues are back in action tonight in Toronto against the Maple Leafs.  Puck drops at 6:30.


Montgomery Fatality Accident09-Feb-2017

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has confirmed a fatality accident on Interstate 70 in Montgomery County at 3:16 this morning.. [Thursday]

Sergeant Scott White said a mid-Missouri man died on the scene at the 179 mile marker.

Preliminary investigation has revealed the man was driving a commercial truck when he lost control.  The Major Crash Investigation Unit was on scene for around 6 hours.

White reports the family has been notified, but the name of the victim has not been made available at this time.


Triple Treat For Space Enthusiasts09-Feb-2017

According to NASA, this weekend will be a great time to keep an eye on the skies.

Over the weekend, there will be a full moon, a penumbral lunar eclipse and a comet sighting.

The full moon will be visible tomorrow, and the eclipse will occur at moonrise Saturday, and comet 45P should be visible with binoculars and telescopes Saturday evening.


In Sports08-Feb-2017

The St. Louis Blues have now won 3 in a row.  They dominated the Ottawa Senators in last night's match up, final score was 6 to 0.

They will play the Toronto Maple Leafs again tomorrow at 6:30.

The Mizzou Tigers Men's Basketball Team is looking to improve on their record tonight against Texas A&M.  Tip off is at 7:30. 

The Kansas City Chiefs have found a replacement special teams coach, according to the Kansas City Star.

Brock Olivo left the staff to move to Denver.  His replacement will be former Chicago Bears and Tampa Bay Buccaneers line backer, Rod Wilson.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report07-Feb-2017

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
  
Arrested:

Brittney Leeann Snyder, age 27 of Mexico, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of burglary and theft.

Carey Leann Tarrants, age 27 of Mexico, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for criminal non-support.

and Teofilo Cruz-Hernandez, age 38 of Mexico, for driving without a valid license and failure to maintain financial responsibility.


Deputies investigated:


a property dispute along Highway B. 

loose livestock  along Highway W.

property damage  along East Liberty Street.

and recovered a stolen vehicle along North Jefferson Street.

Hawley Files Suit Against Obama Administration07-Feb-2017

Missouri Attorney General, Josh Hawley, announced today he has filed suit against the Obama Administration over an expansion on federal power over farm and ranch land across Missouri and nationwide.

The rules in question ask for a definition of the term "critical habitat" for endangered and threatened species.

Missouri joins 19 other states in the suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.


In Sports07-Feb-2017

The Kansas City Royals have acquired another former St. Louis Cardinal according to the Kansas City Star.  

Catcher Brayan Pena was with the Cards last season, but played for Royals from 2009 to 2012.  He is reportedly signed to A minor league deal.

The St. Louis Blues are going for their third win in a row tonight.  

Last night the Blues shut out the Philadelphia Flyers, 2 to 0.  Tonight they will face the Ottawa Senators at 6:30.

The Mizzou Tigers Men's Basketball Team is back in action tomorrow after snapping a 13 game losing streak on Saturday when they defeated Arakansas 83 to 78.  They will take on Texas A&M at 7:30.


Montgomery City Woman Recovering after Crash07-Feb-2017

A Montgomery City woman is recovering after a single vehicle crash on Missouri 19 around 7:25 last night.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Shelby Brant was one mile north of New Florence when she went off the raodway and overcorrected.  

Brant's vehicle then sild off the road and overturned, coming to rest on it's top before catching fire.

Brant was partially ejected from the car.  

She was taken by helicopter to University Hospital with moderate injuries.


Columbia Kidnapping06-Feb-2017

Columbia Police have arrested 2 people in relation to a kidnapping and assault that happened yesterday morning.

CPD reports the 29 year old male victim was forced into a residence at 2904 Range Line at gunpoint by 3 people.  The suspects were known to the victim as Robert Johnson, Nichole Barrett, and an unknown male,

Once inside he was allegedly assaulted by Johnson and the other male with a flashlight.  Officers observed bruises and lacerations on the victim.  He was taken out of the residence to a vehicle.

The victim thought they were going to kill him, and told them he could get car rims they wanted if they took him to a certain address.  When they arrived at the address, he was able to escape on foot.

Johnson and Barrett are being held on numerous charges including kidnapping, armed criminal action and assault.


In Sports06-Feb-2017

The New England Patriots are the Super Bowl Champions.  They defeated the Atlanta Falcons in a come from behind win last night, 34 to 28.

The St. Louis blues were dealt a serious blow when Robby Fabbri left Saturday's game against Pittsburgh after a collision with boards.

After a medical evaluation, it was determined he will be out the rest of the season with an ACL injury in his left knee.

The Blues will face the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at 6:00 at the Wells Fargo Center.

The Kansas City Royals have reportedly signed former Chicago Cubs starting pitcher, Jason Hammel to a 2 year deal.

The second annunal Rally for Rhyan game took place at Mizzou Arena Saturday, raising 54 thousand dollars to go towards childhood cancer research.

The Mizzou womens basketball team fell yesterday to the number 5 ranked Mississippi State, 70 to 53.


Louisiana Official Resigns06-Feb-2017

The Louisiana Director of Economic Development, Darrell Hampsten, has submitted his resignation citing personal and family reasons.

The resignation was accepted by city mayor Bart Niedner.

Hampsten will stay on board until a replacement is found, ensuring a smooth transition to continue the momentum the town is experiencing right now in job creation and transportation improvements.


Missouri Revenue Up06-Feb-2017

Missouri Revenue collections are up 3 percent according to the State Budget Director.

Former Governor Jay Nixon and new Governor Eric Greitens have cut more than 340 million dollars to balance the budget in the last few months.

The latest figures show individual income tax collections are on the rise, while corporate income and franchise tax revenue has declined nearly 30 percent.


Thank a Farmer Week06-Feb-2017


Join the celebration February 5-11, when the Missouri Farm Bureau and County Farm Bureau’s across the state celebrate the importance of agriculture. 
Look for these local events sponsored by the Audrain County Farm Bureau:
 
1) Proclamation Signing by Steve Hobbs, the County Commissioner at the courthouse on Monday February 6, 2017 at 10:00 am. 
2) Community R-VI FFA members will have classroom presentations at St. Joseph Catholic School on Monday, February 6th 
3) Community R-VI Elementary classroom on Thursday, February 9th. 

ALSO, look for displays in local grocery stores with chances to receive coupons and gift certificates for pork and beef from the Audrain County Pork Producers and the Audrain County Cattlemen’s Association. Some of the Audrain County FB board members will be delivering food items to the Ronald McDonald house on Wednesday, February 8th.

In Sports03-Feb-2017

The St. Louis Blues are celebrating a 5 to 1 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs today in head coach Mike Yeo's debut.

The Mizzou Tigers Men's Basketball Team has now lost 13 in a row when they fell to number 24 ranked Florida Gators last night, 93 to 54.

The team will be making a quick turn around as they head back to Mizzou Arena for the second annual Rally for Rhyan game tomorrow.  Tip off is at 5:00.

Mexico Native and head coach of the Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, Tyronn Lue, returned to Nebraska yesterday.  

His number 10 jersey was retired at half time of the game against Michigan State.  

In a press conference, he mentioned another Mexico standout, Cookie Belcher, who played with Lue in Nebraska from 1996 to 1998.

Just days after national signing day, the Mizzou Tigers Football Team has a new coach.  

Brian Odom, the younger brother of head coach Barry Odom, will serve as outside linebackers coach.

This is Brian Odom's second stint with Mizzou, he started his career on Gary Pinkels staff in 2005.

The Kansas City Royals have agreed to terms with right hander Kelvin Herrera.  The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed.


Upcoming Roadwork in Audrain and Montgomery03-Feb-2017

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be conducting road work in Audrain and Montgomery Counties beginning Monday.

The work is expected to happen in Audrain County Monday, February 6 through Friday the 10th on Highway 19 between 54 and the Montgomery County line.

Then beginning on February 14 through the 17th, crews will be on the Montgomery side of highway 54 between the Audrain County line and Wellsville.

MoDOT advises using caution in those areas.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report02-Feb-2017

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
  
arrested:

Amber Marie Bosworth, age 37 of Mexico, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of theft.

and Angela Kay Buck, age 45 of Mexico, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for Burglary and receiving stolen property.

Deputies investigated:

a 911 hang-up call along Audrain Road 353.

and  an abandoned vehicle along Highway T.

Audrain Recorder Of Deeds Injured in Crash02-Feb-2017

Three people sustained moderate injuries in a crash 5 miles of east of Mexico this morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a vehicle driven by 17 year old Kathlyn Dawson, of Rush Hill was traveling on Highway 54, when she rear ended a vehicle driven by 56 year old Janis Deimeke of Laddonia as she was stopped to make a turn into a private drive.

Dawson, Deimeke, and 5 year old Sierra Dawson were taken to SSM Audrain by ambulance.


Blunt Backing Devos02-Feb-2017

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt announced on Facebook last night [Wednesday] that he will be backing Betsy Devos to become Secretary of Education.

After making the post, thousands of comments from Missourians were made voicing their concerns over the decision.

President Donald Trump's nomination of Devos is one of the most controversial Cabinet picks, with 2 republican senators saying they will be voting against her.


Fastest Growing Missouri Jobs02-Feb-2017

Zippia has released a list of the fastest growing job fields in the State of Missouri.

Zippia uses statistics provided by the Department of Labor to compile projections for job growth by occupation.

The top 3 jobs were operations research analyst, physical therapy assistants and occupational therapy assistants.


Moberly Homicide02-Feb-2017

Moberly Police are investigating a homicide that took place this morning [Thursday]  in the 1000 block of South Williams Street.

MPD reports officers responded to a disturbance with shots fired.  Upon arrival they found a 54 year old white male with a possible gunshot wound.

He was taken to Moberly Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.   The Randolph County Coroner has ruled the death a homicide.   The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

There are currently persons of interest being interviewed at the Moberly Police Department.

This is a developing story, more information as it becomes available.


State Parks Director Fired02-Feb-2017

No explanation was given when the Missouri State Parks Director, Bill Bryan, was fired from his position, just 9 months short of retirement.

In an interview with the Springfield News Leader, Bryan said he recieved a call while on his way to meet the new director of the Department of Natural Resources when he got a call saying his services were no longer required on January 23.

Bryan was appointed in 2009 by former governor, Jay Nixon. 

During his time as director, 7 new state parks were added to the system.


3 Arrested in Callaway County01-Feb-2017

Three people were arrested in Callaway County yesterday as officials served a warrant for a wanted man.

49 year old David Atterberry of Williamsburg was wanted for felony charges in Montgomery County.

Deputies searched a home in the 9100 block of County Road 183 in Williamsburg.

A second warrant was issued after the first warrant uncovered drugs in the home.  Officers found prescription pills and methamphetamine related drug paraphernalia.

Also arrested were Kimberly Frazier of Williamsburg for possession of drug paraphernalia and William Atterberry of Mexico for possession of drug paraphernalia.


Christeson Executed01-Feb-2017

Missouri Carried out the first execution of 2017 last night.

Attorney General, Josh Hawley, announced Mark Christeson died by lethal injection for the murders of Susan Brouck, her 12 year old daughter Adrian and 9 year old son Kyle on February 1, 1998.

A jury found Christeson guilty of the crimes based on DNA evidence, forensic evidence and witness testimony in 1999.


Hannibal Arrests 33 for Soliciting Prostitutes01-Feb-2017

Hannibal Police arrested 33 people in the month of January for patronizing prostitutes.

HPD reports prostitution is frequently used as a means to purchase narcotives, and has become a driving foce in the increase of illegal deal in the city.

The Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad began active investigations into prostitution in late 2016.


In Sports01-Feb-2017

Today is national signing day for college football. So far, Mizzou has signed 23 players including 5 offensive line, 2 line backers, 2 running backs, 3 safetys, 2 wide receivers, 2 corner backs, 2 defensive tackles, 2 defensive ends, and 1 each  defensive line, tight end and quarterback.

The St. Louis Blues have fired 2 coaches following last night's loss to the Winnipeg Jets, 5 to 3.
The organization has announced effective immediately, Mike Yeo will take over the Head Coach position for Ken Hitchcock.  Hitchcock had been with the organization since 2011.

The Blues also let go of Jim Corsi, the goalie coach.  Martin Brodeur and Ty Conklin will share his duties for the remainder of the season.

The new coaches will debut in their new roles tomorrow against the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Puck drops at 8:00 at the Scottrade Center.


Westminster Students Will Provide Tax Help01-Feb-2017

Accounting Students at Westminster College will be providing free income tax assistance for senior citizens, low income individuals and people with disabilities.

The service will be offered on Mondays from February 6 through April 10 in room 121 of the Coulter Science Center.


Woman Arrested For Abandoning a Corpse01-Feb-2017

A Columbia woman was arrested in Montgomery County around 9:00 last night on suspicion of abandoning a corpse.

Fifty five year old Deborah Berardi's arrest was in relation to the discovery of the body of 60 year old Steven Summa on Monday in the 2900 block of Leeway Drive.

An autopsy on Summa did not indicate foul play.

She is being held on a 20 thousand dollar bond, and is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow.

The investigation is ongoing.


Attempted Robbery At Columbia Mall31-Jan-2017

Columbia Police are investigating after an attempted armed robbery in the parking lot of J.C. Penny at Columbia Mall last night.

CPD reports the 69 year old female victim was walking to her car when she was approached by a female who was demanding her purse.  

When the victim told her she did not have a purse, the suspect assaulted the woman with a sharp object.

The suspect fled in an older model compact car.

The suspect is described as a white female, late teens or early 20s, approximately 5 feet tall and 100 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CPD.

Columbia Police Await Autopsy Results31-Jan-2017

Columbia Police are investigating A death in north Columbia.

Police were called to the area of Brown Station Road and Leeway Drive around 3:00 yesterday afternoon, and a forensics unit was called in later to determine the cause of death.

The deceased is a male, and was the only one in the home.

The Police say they are awaiting autopsy results before  more information is released.


Death Row Appeal31-Jan-2017

Attorneys for a death row inmate have asked the Supreme Court to halt the execution for 37 year old Mark Christeson, that is scheduled for this evening.

He was convicted of the 1998 murders of Susan Brouk and her 12 year old daughter and 9 year old son Vichy.

In the appeal, his attorneys cite concerns about the competency of his original trial lawyers.  They say the attorneys missed a 2005 deadline to file a federal appeal.

If the court does not step in, this will be Missouri's first execution since May.


In Sports31-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Women's basketball team earned their fifth straight win over number 25 Kentucky last night in the Gold Rush game, 73 to 67.  They are now tied for third in the league.

Tomorrow is national signing day for college football.  For up to date announcements tune in to KWWR/KXEO.

The St. Louis Cardinals have been given their penalty after their former scouting director, Chris Correa, was caught hacking into the Houston Astros database.

Robert Manfred Jr., Commissioner of Baseball, has ruled the Cardinal Organization will relinquish their first 2 draft picks to the Astros, and pay them 2 million dollars.

Correa is currently serving a 46 month sentence in federal prison for the crime.


Missouri Boulevard Shut Down For Manhunt31-Jan-2017

The Jefferson City Police Department shut down part of Missouri Boulevard for a man hunt early this morning.

Officers report they attempted a traffic stop near the 2800 block of Missouri Boulevard, when the suspect fled.  He lost control of his vehicle, crashing at Missouri Boulevard and Stoneridge Parkway, where he fled on foot.

He was apprehended after falling from an embankment. 

He was taken to University Hospital in Columbia where he was treated for minor injuries.

He is currently being held in the Cole County Jail for parole violation, with pending charges for resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Pike County Drug Bust31-Jan-2017

A search warrant in Pike County led to the discovery of methamphetamine and defaced weapons on Sunday.

Sheriff Stephen Korte says the warrant was served at 419 South Cuivre Street in Bowling Green.  The residence adjoins a park and walking trail.

Deputies arrested 25 year old Trevor Traynor of Louisiana, Brandon Waite of Eolia and Cassidy Niffen of the residence in Bowling Green.

Traynor and Niffen are charged with possession of Methamphetamine.

In addition to the meth possession, Waite is charged with unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a defaced firearm.


Stover Woman Dies In Crash31-Jan-2017

A Stover woman died as a result of injuries sustained in a Morgan County traffic accident yesterday. [Monday]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 62 year old Forrestine Holmes was traveling south bound and ran into a trailer being pulled by a Freightliner, driven by David Jantz as he was pulling out of a private drive.

Jantz was not injured in the accident.  

Holmes was taken by Staff For Life to University Hospital in Columbia, where she was pronounced dead early this morning.


Audrain County Sheriff's Reports30-Jan-2017

On Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
  
A. Arrested:

1. Cassandra Brea-ann West, age 20 of Mexico, on a Callaway County arrest warrant for forgery.

Deputies investigated:

 an item obstructing the roadway along Highway 54.

 Burglary and theft along Highway C.

 and a non-licensed driver along Audrain Road 9306.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
 
investigated:

careless driving  along Highway 19.

 harassment along Audrain Roads 324 and 224

the welfare of a resident along Highway FF.

suspicious vehicle  along Audrain Road 919.

and Assisted the Ralls County Sheriff’s Office with a theft investigation.

In Sports30-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Womens Basketball team looks to remain undefeated in their homestand in  tonight's Gold Rush against Kentucky.   The Tigers have come away with victories in their last 4 games.  Tip off is at 6:00.

Major League Baseball could hand down the consequences for the actions of former St. Louis Cardinals Scouting Director, Chris Correa.

Correa is currently serving a 48 month sentence in federal prison for hacking the Houston Astro's database for 2 and a half years, beginning in January of 2012.

The announcement of the Cardinals organization penalty could come down as soon as this week.

Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce, was named the offensive Pro Bowl MVP last night.  In a close finish, the AFC defeated the NFC 20 to 13.

Former St. Louis Cardinal, Brandon Moss, will be moving across the state, and wearing blue.  Moss has reportedly agreed to a 12 million dollar deal with the Kansas Royals.


Jonesburg Man Seriously Injured30-Jan-2017

A Jonesburg man was seriously injured in a Lincoln County Crash on Saturday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash Reports indicated 23 year old Brandon Pierson was a passenger in a vehicle driven by 26 year old Angelika Holman of Florissant.  The vehicle traveled off the side of the road before hitting an embankment and overturning.

Pierson was taken by Helicopter to Mercy Hospital.  Holman, and another passenger, 27 year old Michael Tourville of Montgomery City, sustained moderate injuries in the accident.


UM System to offer Help to Students30-Jan-2017

The University of Missouri has announced they will be offering support for students who could be affected by an executive order signed by President Donald Trump regarding changes to visas and entry to the United States.

The UM System released a statement yesterday saying they will be working to make sure this does not effect the students success.

The University is encouraging students to utilize campus resources, including the counseling center and staff.


Cable in Prisons27-Jan-2017

A Missouri representative proposed taking cable out of prisons and replacing it with a free TV antenna.

The recommendation was made to save the state nearly a million dollars a year.

In a committee the idea was met with bipartisan opposition, based on the fact the cable is paid for by the inmates from the cost of items purchased in the prison canteens from money earned by working each day and from family members.

Supporters argued the money could go to education programs or to savings accounts for inmates to use when they are released.


Fulton Woman Arrested in Drug Bust27-Jan-2017

A Fulton woman was arrested after the Mustang Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at 1408 Colonia Street last night.

During the search, officers found a white crystal like substance, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Officers arrested Charlene Allison for distribution of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigation into the case is ongoing, and further charges are possible.

She was taken to the Callaway County Jail with no bond.


In Sports27-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Tigers women's basketball team has extended their winning streak to 4 games after taking down Auburn last night 68 to 53.

The mens basketball team will work to get their first win in the Southeastern Conference as they take on the South Carolina Game Cocks tomorrow.  Tip off is at 7:30.

The St. Louis Blues fell to the Minnesota Wild last night 5 to 1.

Kansas City Chiefs, Eric Berry, doesn't want to leave the chiefs.  

The soon to be free agent was tagged last season with a 10.8 million dollar contract, but no long term plan.  The potential cost for another year with Berry would be in the area of 13 million.


Area Students on Westminster Dean's List26-Jan-2017

A total of 304 Westminster College students have been named to the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester, including 73 freshmen, 56 sophomores, 67 juniors and 108 seniors.

To be included on the list, a student must have earned a 3.60 semester GPA, with at least 12 hours completed that semester.

The Fall 2016 Dean’s List honorees from the area include:

Danielle Brooks of Martinsburg,   

Ethan Deimeke, Madalyn Whelan and Alexander Whelan of Auxvasse,         

Anne Baker of Mexico,       

Payton Gruber of Paris,    

and Paige Harris of Laddonia, Missouri


Columbia Shooter Says He Thought He Was Protected26-Jan-2017

The man charged in shooting a man who allegedly ran off with his cell phone in Columbia tells police he thought the new "stand your ground" law protected him from being prosecuted.

23 year old Karl Henson was charged on Tuesday with assault and armed criminal action.

According to the probable cause statement Henson said he thought the new law allowed him to shoot the fleeing man.

The law allows the use of lethal force if a person reasonably believes he or she is in danger of having deadly force used against them.


In Sports26-Jan-2017

The St. Louis Blues will be traveling to Minnesota tonight to take on the wild, puck drops at 7:00.  

[Newly retired NASCAR driver and Columbia Native, Carl Edwards, has not ruled out a senate run against Claire McCaskill in 2018, although in an interview with the associated press he said he has no such plans right now, but if he could help he would consider it. ]

The Mizzou Tigers Mens basketball team has lost their last 10 straight games as they fell to Mississippi last night, 89 to 74.

The womens team will begin a 2 game homestand tonight.  Tip off is at 7:00.

Unsubstantiated reports that Royals Pitcher, Yordano Ventura who was killed in a car accident in the Dominican Republic Sunday was robbed and left for dead at the time of his accident have been disputed.  According to the Kansas City Star, pictures of the accident scene show Ventura was wearing a watch on one wrist and a bracelet on the other.  Additionally, the investigation also revealed Ventura died on impact.


Kansas City Man sentenced in Callaway County26-Jan-2017

A Kansas City man will spend 5 years in prison for burglarizing and attempting to set fire to a Callaway County business in August of 2016.

Timothy Morris pleaded guilty this week to taking ATV ramps from the business on Old Highway 40, and setting fires in the building in an attempt to burn it.

The fire did not spread, and the business only suffered minor damage.


Real ID Act26-Jan-2017

A Senate Committee has advanced a proposal to bring Missouri into compliance with federal drivers license requirements.

Missouri law has prohibited the state from complying with the 2005 Real ID act, that set tougher proof of identity requirements due to the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001.

Opponents have raise concerns about provisions requiring states to keep personal information about driver's license recipient.

If Missouri does not become compliant, Missouri licenses will no longer be used as a form of identification by airport security beginning in January of 2018.


Right To Work Advances26-Jan-2017

The Missouri Senate has advanced a right to work bill to ban all mandatory union fees yesterday.

The bill will need another vote to move to the house, which has already passed a nearly identical bill.

Republican Governor Eric Greitens has been vocal in his support of the bill, saying he will sign it if it comes to his desk.

The senate version of the bill includes a provision that would exempt current union contracts until they expire.


Callaway County Sheriff's Department Looks to Implement Body Cams25-Jan-2017

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department is looking to implement body camera's for their deputies by the end of this fiscal year. 

 According to Sheriff Clay Chism the department has been testing the camera's for the last 3 years. 

Sheriff Chism says the main issue with not implementing them sooner has been with the state's open records law. 

Chism says it is a very expensive endeavor and they are doing requests for proposals currently.  

The total cost is estimated at thirty five thousand dollars. 

The department is hoping to have the system up and running by December 31st.


Hannibal Police Report Narcotic Arrests on the Rise25-Jan-2017

The Hannibal Police Department is reporting they are seeing narcotic arrests on the rise.

There were 290 arrests in 2016 which is a 30 percent increase compared to 2015 which saw 223.

According to Hannibal Police Chief Lyndell Davis the increase in the arrests is largely due to the work of the anti crime enforcement squad which targets drug distribution in the community.


In Sports25-Jan-2017

The St. Louis Blues snapped a season long 3 game losing streak last night shutting out the Pittsburgh Penguins on the road 3-0.

Blues Goalie Carter Hutton was the man of the hour with 34 saves and recording the 2nd shutout of the season and the 6th of his career.

The Blues are off until Thursday when they face the Minnesota Wild.

The Mizzou Mens Tigers Basketball team is on the road tonight as they face Mississippi State.

The Tigers bring a dismal 5-13 overall record and they are 0-6 in SEC play.

Tip off is set for 6pm.


Audrain Boil Order24-Jan-2017

Public Water Supply District number 2 of Audrain County has issued a boil order until further notice for:

Audrain Roads 316, 320 and 377.

Also it will include portions of Route NN from Audrain Roads 314 North to 377 to Little Skull Lick Bridge.

A water main break was discovered this morning.

Water for consumption needs to boiled vigorously for at least 3 minutes.


In Sports24-Jan-2017

Columbia Native and Mizzou Tiger basketball player, Sophie Cunningham, has been named Southeaster Conference co-player of the week.   This is her first weekly honor since being named Freshman of the Week 6 times last season.

Mizzou Football has received a verbal commitment from quarterback Taylor Powell.  He was originally committed to Arkansas for the 2017 season.

The St. Louis Blues will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at 6:00.

Kansas City Royals Yordano Ventura was laid to rest this morning in his native Dominican Republic.  Several members of the Royals Organization were present including General Manager Dayton Moore and  Ned Yost.  Teammates Alcides Escobar, Mike Moustakas and Eric Hosmer served as pallbearers. 

Ventura's Mother is seeking an investigation after unconfirmed reports Ventura was looted following the accident.  It is also believed his World Series ring was not found at the crash site.


Legislation Proposes Statewide Ban on Abortion24-Jan-2017

Legislation proposing a statewide ban on abortion in Missouri is being put forward.

According to the Missouri House Communications Department Representative Mike Moon a Republican from Ash Grove, has put forth House Bill 709 which would expand the reach of the definition of life to include unborn babies and make abortion illegal.

The bill will be assigned to a house committee for further discussion.


Missouri Right To Life Act24-Jan-2017

State Representative, Mike Moon, has proposed legislation that would ban all abortions in the state of Missouri.

The Missouri Right To Life Act would establish that life begins at conception, and affirm all life is protected by the constitution.

The legislation is awaiting assignment to committee for further discussion.


NECAC Homeless Count24-Jan-2017

The Northeast Community Action Corporation will be conducting a federally mandated homeless count in several counties beginning tomorrow.

The count is done to survey the extent and characteristics of people who are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless.

Last years count revealed more than 300 homeless individuals in the 12 counties NECAC covers, including Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph and Shelby counties.

The study also showed a majority of the homeless are single, white women between the ages of 25 and 34.


Sedalia Teen Faces Charges in Connection to Vehicle Thefts24-Jan-2017

A Sedalia teen is facing charges after an arrest in connection with vehicle thefts. 

According to online court records 17 year old Gunner A. Saulbeamer is being charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, 2 counts of resisting arrest,  stealing a motor vehicle as well as endangering the welfare of a child.

Saulbeamer was sentenced to 2 year of probation in October last year. 

An arraignment was scheduled for this (Tuesday) morning for a probation violation.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report23-Jan-2017

On Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

trash dumping along Audrain Road 424.

a runaway juvenile complaint along Highway 19.

burglary along Audrain Road 334.

and assisted the Highway Patrol with a traffic crash investigation along Audrain Road 913.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1. Cody Ray Evans, age 26 of Auxvasse, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful Use of Drug Paraphernalia, Theft, and Driving While Revoked.

Deputies investigated:

 an unattended vehicle along Audrain Road 208.

suspicious vehicle along Audrain Road 451.

a traffic crash along Highway 22.

suspicious activity  along Audrain Road 334.

and property damage and theft along Jefferson Street in Martinsburg.

On Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated: 

 a commercial burglar alarm along Audrain Road 9826.

loose livestock complaint along Highway 15.

careless driving  along Highway 19.

a child custody complaint along Audrain Road 609.

and harassment  along Audrain Road 9832.

In Sports23-Jan-2017

The Kansas City Royals are mourning the death of pitcher Yordano Ventura.

The 25 year old was killed in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic early yesterday morning.

The University of Missouri has hired Nick Joos as the athletic department's senior associate athletic director for strategic communications.

The Mizzou Womens Basketball team will travel to Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks today.  The tigers are now 3 and 3 in the SEC.  Tip off is at 6:00.

Several Former St. Louis Cardinals could be headed to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018.

Likely candidates for upcoming debates include Chris Carpenter, Brian Fuentes, Jason Isgringhausen, Jamie Moyer and Scott Rolen.


Palmyra Gets New Principal23-Jan-2017

The Palmyra School Board has announced the Middle School Principal, Kirt Malone, will fill the position of district superintendent for the next school year.

Malone has been with the district for more than 20 years, starting as a teacher.

Malone received a bachelor's degree from Northeast Missouri State University, and a masters and other certifications from Northwest Missouri State University.


Sullivan Woman Seriously Injured23-Jan-2017

A Sullivan woman was seriously injured in an Osage County car accident around 1:00 this morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 35 year old Amanda M. Laney traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.

Laney was taken to Capital Region Medical Center for treatment.


In Sports21-Jan-2017

Former Mizzou receiver, Keyon Dilosa, was arrested again Thursday night for failing to appear on the original charge of domestic assault.

Dilosa was originally arrested November 30 after allegedly striking a woman in the face outside Harpos Bar in Columbia.  

His court date was January 11.

The Mizzou Tiger Basketball team is looking for their first Southeastern Conference win today against Ole Miss.  The rebels are currently 2 and 4 in the conference.  Tip-off is at 2:30 in Mizzou arena.

The Tigers have scheduled their second annual Rally For Rhyan game.  The game is named in honor of Mizzou Basketball staffer, Bryan Loos, daughter Rhyan who has been battling pediatric cancer.  The game will take place February 4 against Arkansas.

The St. Louis Blues have called up a goalie from the minor leagues ahead of today's game in Winnipeg.  Pheonix Copley will be in the net instead of Jake Allen who has been given a day of rest.  The Blues and the jets will take the ice at 2:00.


Blue Alert Bills20-Jan-2017

Three bills proposing a Blue Alert System in Missouri have been filed and have been referred to a committee for discussion.

the Blue Alert system is similar to an Amber Alert, but pertains to seeking a person who has injured, or attempted to an injure a law enforcement officer.

27 states in the country already have a similar system in place.


Department of Conservation to Hold Fishing Clinics20-Jan-2017

The Department of Conservation will be holding 3 trout fishing clinics across Mid-Missouri in February.

The first of the clinics will take place Februart 4, at the Cosmo-Bethel Park Lake.

The second will be February 11 at McKay Park Lake in Jefferson City and lastly, on February 18 at Veterans Lake in Fulton.

All of the events will take place from 9AM to noon.

Participants must pre-register.


In Sports20-Jan-2017

the Mizzou Womens Basketball Team pulled out a victory over number 25 Texas A&M in overtime last night.  Mizzou is now 13 and 7 on the season.  This was the first time the Tigers have beat the Aggies since 2005.  Final score was 78 to 76.

The Men's team is back in action tomorrow against Ole' Miss.  Tip off is at 2:00. [ The game will be aired right here on KXEO]

The St. Louis Blues continue to struggle in home games.  They fell to the Washington Capitals last night 7 to 3.  Goalie Jake Allen allowed 4 goals on 10 shots, and was quickly pulled from the game.


President Trump Inaugurated20-Jan-2017

The new president of the United States has been inaugurated. 

Former President Barack Obama, passed the torch to Donald Trump just moments ago.

Missouri Senator Roy Blunt had the honor of intorducing the new president for the first time. 

In his inaugural speech, President Trump thanked the Obama's for their help in the peaceful transition of power. He also said today is historic not only because of the transition of presidents or of parities in the white house, We are transferring power from Washington DC back to the people.  this moment is your moment, it belongs to everyone gathered here today, it is your day, your celebration, and this the united state of america is your country.  What truly matters is not which party controls our government but if our government is controlled by the people.  This day will be remembered as the day the people ruled the country again.


Right to Work Advances20-Jan-2017

In a 100 to 59 vote yesterday, the Missouri House passed the Right to Work Legislation to the Senate.  

The bill calls for a ban on requirement of fees paid to unions.

The Senate is expected to begin debating the issue next week.

The Right to Work bill has been a priority to to lawmakers this season.


Bank Robber In Custody19-Jan-2017

One person has been arrested in connection to the robbery at First State Community Bank in Columbia yesterday [Wednesday] morning.

CPD reports 51 year old Carl Lovell Wade allegedly handed the bank teller a note demanding money and implying he was in possession of a weapon.  

He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash, in the same taxi he arrived in.

The taxi cab company was able to give the location of where they dropped him off.  He was found to have the money from the robbery on him, and the note given to the teller was in a trash can near him.

He is facing charges of Robbery in the first degree, with a bond to be set.  He was taken to the Boone County Jail.


Columbia Shooting Suspect Identified19-Jan-2017


The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the man who was killed after exchanging gunfire with law enforcement  on North Oakland Gravel Road around 2:20 yesterday afternoon.

The suspect has been identified as 35 year old Troy Bateman.  Law enforcement has been seeking Bateman since he allegedly exchanged gun fire with an officer on January 13.  He was also being sought on a parole violation warrant for burglary.

The investigation is still ongoing.

In Sports19-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Tigers are still looking for their first SEC win of the season after falling 68 to 56 to the Alabama Crimson Tide last night.

The St. Louis Blues can't seem to get a win at home.  After last night's loss to the Ottawa Senators, they have now lost 5 of their last 6 home match ups.

The Mizzou Women's Basketball team will host Texas A&M tonight at Mizzou Arena.

The 12 and 7 Tigers are looking to improve their SEC record against the number 25 Aggies.  Tip off is at 8:00.


Moberly Restaurants Receive Critical Vilolations19-Jan-2017

Two Moberly Restaurants receive critical violations by the Randolph County Health Department.

The inspections were conducted from January 9th through the 15th.

According to the department Funny Pages Cafe on North Morley Street was cited with 2 critical violations.  

The first was because there was no sanitizing solution detected in the dishwashing machine.

The 2nd was for raw pork and sausage being stored above ready to eat foods.

The 7th Heaven Discount Store on North Morley was in critical violation of the health code because a hand washing sink was blocked by a mop bucket, brooms, and other items.


Mumps Update19-Jan-2017

The Boone County Health Department is continuing to receive confirmed cases of Mumps as part of an outbreak that began in the fall of 2016.

As of yesterday, the total number of cases is 343.   Reportedly 309 of those cases are students at the University of Missouri.

The department reports all students on the campus have received 2 vaccinations against the disease.  In December, a third dose of the vaccine was recommended for MU students as a measure to help control the outbreak.


One Dead In Montgomery County Crash19-Jan-2017

A Montgomery City woman died after a car crash on Route B at Wild Wind Road yesterday afternoon.

31 year old Nichole Hensley failed to negotiate a curve, traveled off the right side of the road and overcorrected.  According to the crash report, she then re-entered the road, overcorrected again and slid off the right side of the road way and overturned, coming to rest against a tree.

Hensley was pronounced dead on the scene.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report18-Jan-2017

On Monday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested: 

1. Miranda Kaye Lunceford, age 30 of Mexico, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle. 
  
Deputies investigated:


a theft of fuel along Audrain Road 217.

theft along Audrain Road 334.

a report of lost firearm along Highway D.

a traffic crash report along Highway 54.

careless driving  along Audrain Road 248

and suspicious vehicles along Highway W and Audrain Road 232


Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

property damage complaint East Liberty Street

burglary and theft along Audrain Road 110.

peace disturbance along Highway 54 in Farber.

and a residential burglar alarm along Highway EE.

Columbia Bank Robbery18-Jan-2017

A robbery at the First State Community Bank in Columbia is being investigated by Columbia Police. 

The department reports it happened around 11:34 this (Wednesday) afternoon.

A preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect entered the bank, and demanded money. 

A short time later officers found a man matching the suspect description in the area of Vandiver Drive and Paris Road.

The man was transported to the police department for questioning. 

An investigation is ongoing.


Fulton Man Sentenced18-Jan-2017

A Fulton man will spend 10 years in prison after admitting in a Callaway County Court he ran from police and was in possession of heroin and crack cocaine .

26 year old Ronnie Lee Jr. pleaded guilty to fleeing from a trooper who attempted to stop him for speeding in Kingdom City, and driving in excess of 100 miles per hour to Fulton.  He then jumped from the car and fled on foot.

Lee was found to be in possession of the drugs at the time of his arrest.  He was charged as a prior and consistent offender  based on past drug and trafficking convictions.


In Sports18-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Tigers Mens Basketball team head to Alabama for an SEC match up.  The tigers are looking to win their first SEC game of the season.  Tip off is at 6:00.  You can hear all the action (on our sister station,) KXEO.

The St. Louis Blues fell to the Ottawa Senators last night 6 to 4.  They will face the Washington Capitals tomorrow night at 7:00 at the Scottrade Center.

The brother of former Kansas City Royals pitcher, Edinson Volquez, was murdered in the Dominican Republic on Monday.  Brandy Volquez was allegedly stabbed to death after a brawl involving 2 brothers.  

Cardinal Glennon Hospital in will be naming a wing in honor of former St. Louis Cardinal, Matt Holliday.  Holliday and his wife Leslee raised 3.7 million dollars to go to repairs on the 4th floor of the facility where children with cancer and their patients often stay.


A teenager and his mother have been arrested for the murder of of Missouri State University Football tailback, Richard Nelson.

The 17 year old suspect was taken to a Juvenile facility yesterday on suspicion of murder with a deadly weapon in the shooting.

His mother is being held for accessory to murder.  She is suspected to have driven her son away from the scene.

Representative Files Bills Over Student Loan Debt18-Jan-2017

Representative Kip Kendrick of Columbia filed two bills to address rising student loan debt yesterday.

The Student Debt Relief Act would lengthen the repayment period and allow lower payments and allow borrowers to refinance their loans with lower interest rates.

The Student Loan Bill of Rights would proved information, customer service and access to repayment options for borrowers, as well as installing an ombudsman in the Department of Higher Education.

The average student in the state of Missouri who uses loans to pay for higher education will owe approximately 26 thousand dollars upon graduation.


State of the State Address18-Jan-2017

In his first State of the State address last night, Governor Eric Greitens emphasized job creation within the state.

Greitens encouraged the passing for Right To Work legislation, saying Missourians need to be able to be working in good, high paying jobs.  Right to Work is up for debate in the state legislature today.

He said his team will begin reviewing business regulations to allow more Missourians to have the ability to open more businesses.

The Governor did not discuss his plans for a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  On Monday, Greitens made 146.4 million dollars in cuts, with several million withheld from colleges and universities.


Columbia Officers Not Covered by Qualified Immunity in Ferguson Case17-Jan-2017

A judge has ruled 6 Columbia Police Officers are not covered by qualified immunity in a lawsuit filed by  Ryan Ferguson.

Ferguson was convicted of the 2001 murder of Kent Heitholt and sentenced to 40 years in prison.  Ferguson's friend, Charles Erickson, pleaded guilty to the killing and testified against Ferguson, but later recanted.

A court of appeals overturned the conviction on a Brady Violation, meaning evidence that could prove exculpatory was withheld.  

Ferguson filed a lawsuit against officers John Short, Jeff Westbrook, Bryan Liebhart, Jeff Nichols and Latisha Stroer for violating his constitutional rights.


Free File17-Jan-2017

The Internal Revenue Service and partners have unveiled the opening of the 2017 free tax software preparation program called Free File.  The program gives taxpayers a no cost option for filing taxes.

Taxpayers who grossed less than 64 thousand dollars in 2016 will be eligible for the free file program.  

This year, the IRS will hold funds claiming Earned Income Tax Credit until February 15 due to a change in laws to prevent tax fraud.

Filing begins January 23.


In Sports17-Jan-2017

The Royals have signed Danny Duffy for 5 more seasons.  The 28 year old agreed to a 65 million dollar deal.  Duffy hasn't lost a game at Kauffman Stadium since September 2015.

The Columbia College Womens basketball team team took down William woods last night, 74 to 57.

Former Mizzou womens basketball standout, Evan Unrau, has been named an SEC Legend.  Unrau played for the tigers from 2000 to 2004, racking up a career 1597 points and 945 rebounds.

The St. Louis Blues will be in action tonight in a home game against the Ottawa Senators.  Puck Drops at 7:00.


Residents Catch Thieves of Video17-Jan-2017

Police in Jefferson City and Holts Summit are using residents recording to help locate people suspected in a string of vehicle break ins.

The residents sent the videos of who they suspect is responsible to the police departments.

The perpetrators have not yet been caught.


State of the State Address Tonight17-Jan-2017

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is expected to share with Missourians his policies on jobs, ethics, education and public safety during his first state of the state address tonight.

The new governor is focused on creating more higher paying jobs, and labor reform.

Greitens is not expected to present his budget proposal during the address.


Vandalia Boil Order17-Jan-2017

The City of Vandalia is under a 48 hour boil order due to a water main break.

Authorities are asking residents first boil any water that is used to cook, clean or drink during this time.


Callaway Crime Stoppers16-Jan-2017

The Callaway County Crime Stoppers will be increasing payout amounts for tips leading to the prosecution of those responsible for crimes.

The increase will raise from 125 dollars to 150 dollars for tips about misdemeanors, while the felony tip payout will increase from 150 dollars to 250 dollars.

Callaway Crime Stoppers can be reached anonymously at 573-592-2474.


Callaway Fire16-Jan-2017

The residents of a home destroyed by fire on Saturday made it out safely.

Multiple departments were on scene on County Road 328 in Callaway County Saturday to battle the blaze.  The house was fully engulfed when they arrived.

The fire is believed to have started in the kitchen.  The home is a total loss.


Democrats Nominate Michela Skelton16-Jan-2017

The Democrats are nominating Michela Skelton to run for the 50th House District seat. 

The opening came about when State Rep. Caleb Jones, of Columbia resigned from the senate so he could serve as Governor Greitens Chief of Staff. 

The Republicans are expected to nominate Sara Walsh, the special election will take place on August 8th. 

The district includes portions of Boone, Cole, Cooper, and Moniteau counties.


In Sports16-Jan-2017

A holding call after a 2 point conversion attempt against the Kansas City Chiefs ended the season for team as they fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers last night, 18 to 16.  Although the chiefs defense kept Pittsburgh from getting into the end zone, 6 field goals was enough to send them home.

The 12 and 7 Mizzou Women's Basketball Team picked up their first conference road win yesterday over Vanderbilt, 74 to 68.

Missouri State's Freshman tailback, Richard Nelson, was shot multiple times allegedly trying to break up a fight involving his sister in front of his home. Nelson was 18.

The St. Louis Cardinals will likely enter arbitration with Michael  Wacha and Carlos Martinez.  The unofficial deadline passed Friday without an agreement with the Cardinals organization and the players.


Montgomery Deadly Crash16-Jan-2017

A 34 year old man died in a Montgomery County crash on Saturday night on Interstate 70.

David Risberg was at the 169 mile marker when he traveled off the left side of the roadway, struck the median cables and overturned, ejecting him.

Risberg was taken to University Hospital in Columbia where he was pronounced dead just after midnight on Sunday.


Auxvasse Residents Arrested on Drug Charges13-Jan-2017

Two Auxvasse residents were arrested last night on drug charges.

27 year old Joseph Swims and 26 year old Breanna Wilkerson were taken into custody by the Missouri State Highway Patrol around 8:16 last night.

Both are being held on suspicion of felony possession of Methamphetamine, possession of synthetic cannabinoid and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

Wilkerson is additionally charged with a second offense of driving while revoked and no seat belt.

They were transported to the Audrain County Jail.


Several Animals Die in Centralia Fire13-Jan-2017

Several animals died in an early morning fire in the 6000 block of Audrain Road 217 in Centralia today.

Little Dixie Fire Protection District reports upon arrival the home was halfway involved in fire.  

The owner of the home had left the residence to take her husband to work in Mexico when the fire began.

A space heater in the living room is being examined as the cause of the blaze.

Crew were on scene for around 4 hours.


Audrain Shelters12-Jan-2017

A winter storm is expected to pass through Missouri, leaving large amounts of ice in it's wake, and the potential for power outages.

Audrain Emergency Management Director, Steve Shaw, spoke with KXEO today and says there are several potential shelter sites that could be activated quickly if the need were to arise.

Shaw continued saying power outages of over 8 hours is one of the qualifications to open an emergency shelter.

According to Shaw, the amount of ice that is expected in Audrain County is not going to be enough to guarantee wide spread outages.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is still advising motorists to avoid travel between tonight and Sunday.


House Budget Leader Asking for More Cuts12-Jan-2017

The Missouri House budget leader is asking for more cuts. 

Without the cuts it expected that Missouri will end the fiscal year around 40 million dollars to the negative.

Outgoing Governor Jay Nixon has already cut more than 200 million dollars in spending for the fiscal year, and incoming Governor Eric Greitens plans more cuts. 

The legislature and the governor are lowering expectations for revenue growth this year to 3 percent.


In Sports12-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Wrestling team hits the road to attend 3 duels in 4 days.

The number 9 ranked team will begin with a conference duel against Buffalo tonight at 6:00.  Saturday, they will travel to Cornell for a noon matchup, and ending Sunday against Eastern Michigan at 1:00.

The Mizzou Womens basketball team is also traveling to day to take on LSU in an SEC game.  The 11 and 6 tigers are looking for a victory over LSU to achieve Mizzou's second win over the team since 1988.

The St. Louis Blues are taking on the Los Angeles Kings tonight at the Staples Center.  Puck drops at 9:30.


Increased Flu Tests12-Jan-2017

Physicians in the area are seeing an increase in influenza recently.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the confirmed cases of influenza have exceeded those from last year.

The flu season typically starts around October and ends around May.

To avoid the illness, avoid contact with sick people and wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water, and do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth.


Jury Duty Scam12-Jan-2017

The FBI St. Louis Division is warning the public about a scam claiming you have failed to report to jury duty.

The perpetrator impersonates a law enforcement officer or an officer of the Court.  The caller may threaten criminal prosecution or jail time.

They will continue by asking for personal information including social security numbers, and possibly for a bank account number or credit card number to pay a fine.

The FBI asks if you receive this call to write down the phone number on the caller ID and contact the St. Louis office.


Missouri Drug Monitoring Program12-Jan-2017

Missouri counties are now eligible to receive federal funds for prescription drug monitoring programs.

U.S. Senator, Claire McCaskill said counties can apply for the money from the Department of Health and Human Services.

Missouri was the only state in the country without such statewide monitoring program.

The program's aim is to combat the opioid epidemic.


Callaway man injured in Hit and run accident11-Jan-2017

A Callaway County man is in moderate condition after being hit by a car yesterday afternoon.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 28 year old David Padgett was walking eastbound on Route AA, and was struck by an eastbound vehicle, that fled the scene.

It is unknown if police are looking for the driver.


In Sports11-Jan-2017

The Missouri Tigers Men's Basketball Team fell to Auburn last night 77 to 72.  Mizzou is back in action on Saturday against Arkansas.

The St. Louis Blues ended their homestand with a loss last night to the Boston Bruins, 5 to 3. 

A press conference was held today for the official announcement that Columbia native, Carl Edwards, will be leaving the NASCAR circuit. 

Edwards had 28 wins in his career.


One Arrested After Causing Power Outage11-Jan-2017

Several Fulton businesses were without power this morning after a leave scene accident.

According to the Fulton Police Department, officers were called to the Baymount Inn on Cardinal Drive in reference to a large pick up hitting a ground transformer box, then leaving.  The accident caused a power failure at the hotel, a gas station and a restaurant for several hours.

Officers were able to locate the truck and arrest the driver, 36 year old Shane Rogers for driving while intoxicated, felony property damage and leaving the scene of an accident.


Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting11-Jan-2017

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has identified the person shot by an officer in Moberly yesterday afternoon. [Tuesday]

Authorities say 37 year old Joseph Ritter began acting erratically when officers responded to 406 Carpenter Street in Moberly for a keeping the peace call.

Ritter went to the kitchen and retrieved a knife and moved toward the officer in a threatening manner.  The officer then shot Ritter.

The suspect is listed in serious but stable condition at University Hospital.  The officer was not injured.


Two Dead in Wrong Way Accident11-Jan-2017

Two people died in a Callaway County crash around 4:30 this morning on Highway 54, near Holts Summit.

The accident happened as 40 year old Christopher Edwards was traveling the wrong way on the highway and struck 32 year old Christopher Steelman head on, causing his vehicle to overturn.  Edwards car then caught fire.

Both drivers were pronounced dead on the scene.


Two Injured in 63 Accident11-Jan-2017

Two people were injured in a car crash in Highway 63 yesterday morning.

According to the highway patrol, the accident happened when a vehicle driven by Antonio Carpenter, of Columbia, struck a vehicle driven by Dusty Workes of Mexico.  Carpenter's vehicle then struck a rock bluff.

Workes was not injured in the collision.

Carpenter, and his passenger Toujaye Carter were taken by ambulance to University Hospital.  Carter was listed in serious condition.


Hundreds Without Power10-Jan-2017

Hundreds of people in parts of the state are without power, likely because of high winds.

The National Weather Service is reporting wind gusts reaching 47 miles per hour in Columbia and 43 in Jefferson City.

A wind advisory is in effect until 6:00 this evening in most of the listening area.


In Sports10-Jan-2017

Columbia's Carl Edwards is stepping away from the NASCAR circuit to pursue other interest.  Fox Sports is reporting Joe Gibbs Racing will possibly hold a news conference on Wednesday to announce Edwards decision.  The 37 year old has won 28 races in his career, 3 times in 2016.

The Mizzou Men's Basketball team is back in action tonight.  The 5 and 9 Tigers have won back to back games over Auburn, who is 10 and 5 on the season.

The game starts at 6:00.  Tune in to hear all the action [on our sister station] KXEO.  

The Mizzou gymnastics team has increased their national rankings.  In the preseason, the team was ranked 19, and after defeating Illinois and Ball State have improved their standing to number 6, the highest rank in program history.

The St. Louis Blues are back on the ice tonight against the Boston Bruins at the Scottrade Center.  Teams take the ice at 7:00.


Missouri Capitol Steps Up Security10-Jan-2017

The Missouri State Capitol has begun to step up security on Governor Eric Greitens first full day in office.

Visitors to the capitol building are subject to x-ray conveyors and walk through metal detectors.  All security measures are conducted by law enforcement officials to ensure firearms do not enter the facility.

People wishing to visit must now use one of the secured doors at the south and west entrances.


One year Old Killed In Wardsville Crash10-Jan-2017

A one year old died in a car crash yesterday morning in Cole County.

Brailyn Baugher was a passenger in a vehicle driven by her mother, Beth Mandry of Holts Summit.  The accident happened when Mandry traveled off the right side of the road, over corrected and struck a vehicle driven by Sharon Twehous, of Jefferson City.

Twehouse sustained moderate injuries in the crash.

Mandry, and her other infant daughter are listed in serious condition at University Hospital in Columbia.


Columbia Police Searching for Two Robbery Suspects09-Jan-2017

Columbia Police officers are searching for 2 male suspects involved in a robbery at a  Convenience Store early this (Monday) morning.  

Police report a preliminary investigation revealed that both suspects were armed with handguns and entered the Break Time Convenience Store on 301 Nebraska Avenue at around 1:40 this (Monday) morning. 

Apparently they demanded money from the clerk.

No injuries were reported.


Greitens Signs His First Ethics Order09-Jan-2017

Governor Eric Greitens signs his first ethics order just  45 minutes after taking the oath of office.

The executive order bans lobbyists from giving gifts to the Executive Branch. 

It also bans any person working for the governor's office from becoming a lobbyist specializing in the Executive Branch as long as Greitens is in office.  

Tonight (Monday) at 7 inauguration ceremonies conclude with  a Salute to Service Inaugural Ball at the Capitol Rotunda.


Moberly Teen Sustains Serious Injuries09-Jan-2017

A Moberly Teen sustained serious injuries after a crash just northwest of Middle Grove on Saturday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 18 year old Christopher Duvall lost control on the snow covered road in Monroe County.  He struck an embankment and overturned.

Duvall was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

He was taken to Moberly Regional Hospital before being taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.


Shots Fired at a Camden County Residence09-Jan-2017

A shots fired at a residence in Camden County leads to the arrest of 24 year old Johnathan T. Adams. 

According to the Osage Beach Police Department it happened around 1 am this (Monday) morning in the area of State Road KK and Ranch Road.

Adams is accused of entering a residence by firing a round through a glass door and stealing a purse from the bedroom area. 

The residence was occupied at the time, however no one was injured.


Auxvasse Man Faces Multiple Charges06-Jan-2017

An Auxvasse man is facing multiple charges after an arrest by the Callaway County Sheriff's Department last (Thursday) night.

According to deputies 40 year old Micheal J Brooks fled a residence through a window and took them on a lengthy foot chase through several yards and streets of Auxvasse. 

Brooks is being charged with felony resisting arrest and 3 counts of assault on law enforcement and a parole violation. 

He is currently being held in the Callaway County Jail with no bond.


Columbia Schools Lockdown06-Jan-2017

A 30 minute lock down at 4 Columbia Schools this (Friday) afternoon due to police searching for 2 suspects who allegedly stole a car. 

It happened around noon in the area of Hockaday Place and Brown School Road.  

The Schools on lock down where Lange and Oakland Middle Schools, Derby Ridge Elementary, and the Center for Early Learning North.

 The lock down ended at 1:02 this (Friday) afternoon, a spokesperson for the Columbia Police Department says all students and staff are safe.


Fatal Car Accident on Highway 2206-Jan-2017

A Centralia man has died after a car accident yesterday afternoon on Highway 22, near Thompson.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident happened when 62 year old Ralph Robertson traveled off the left side of the road.  Robertson then overcorrected, crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by 35 year old Cary Schulte.

Schulte was not injured in the crash.

Robertson was taken by Staff For Life to University Hospital, where he later died.


In Sports06-Jan-2017

A strong push in the 4th quarter just wasn't enough for the Mizzou Women's basketball team to pull out a victory against the Kentucky Wildcats.  Final score of the the game was 64 to 62.  The team will be back on Sunday at 2:00 against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

The St. Louis Blues fell to the Carolina Hurricanes last night 4 to 2.  They will face the Dallas Stars tomorrow night at 7:00.

The Mizzou men's basketball team will travel to Athens Georgia tomorrow to take on the Georgia Bulldogs.  Tip off is at noon.


Sears to Close More Stores06-Jan-2017

Sears will be closing 150 more stores this year according to a statement released by the company yesterday (Thursday). 

In Jefferson City the K-Mart at Missouri Boulevard and the Sears at Country Club Drive are scheduled to be closed. 

The company closed 78 stores last year and more than 200 in 2015.

Other closings in Missouri include Branson, Rolla, Springfield, St. Louis, and St. Joseph.

According to a press release from Sears the closures are expected to be completed by the end of March.


Task Force Violates Sunshine Laws06-Jan-2017

A judge in the 12th circuit court has ruled the East Central Drug Task Force violated the Sunshine Law.

Judge Rachel Bringer Shepherd said the violations were not purposeful, and there was no plan for the violations to occur.  Allegedly, a St. Louis County man was denied attendance to a meeting of the executive board.  Additionally, the meeting was not announced ahead of time and the meeting agenda was not posted, nor was a records custodian designated.


4 arrested in Fulton05-Jan-2017

Fulton Police arrested 4 people in relation to a stolen vehicle yesterday.

Police report they attempted to stop the utility vehicle just before 1:00 PM when it pulled into a private driveway on South Business 54.

The investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen from Columbia.

Arrested were Matthew Aldrich, James Bennett, Robert Gibson and Andrea Martin, all of Columbia.

Aldrich, Bennett and Martin were transported to the Callaway County Jail.  Gibson was released on a summons.


Audrain Verdict Upheld in Court of Appeals05-Jan-2017

The Missouri Easter District Court of Appeals upheld a jury's verdict in the conviction of a Montgomery County man currently incarcerated for involuntary manslaughter.

An Audrain County jury found Robert Scarlet guilty following a car crash in Montgomery County in 2013.  The investigation uncovered Scarlet was intoxicated at the time, killing 18 year old Ryan Biggs and seriously injuring Ethan Anderson.  Scarlett was driving in excess of 80 miles per hour on Boonslick road.

Scarlet remains in the Audrain County Jail.


In Sports05-Jan-2017

Despite a lead in the first half of the SEC opener, the Mizzou Men's Basketball team dropped the game 88 to 77.  The tigers had a strong start at the hoop that cooled in the second half, hitting only 1 in 13 attempts from the 3 point range.  Mizzou will continue SEC play on Saturday.

Olympic Bronze medalist and Columbia native, J'Den Cox has been named the Mid-American Conference Wrestler of the Week after winning the Southern Scuffle.

The St. Louis Blues are back in action tonight after their break.  Teams take the ice at 7:00 at the Scottrade Center.


Metal Detectors at State Capital05-Jan-2017

Visitors of the Missouri State Capital will soon have to walk through metal detectors.

The action is a result of incoming governor, Eric Greitens, administration.

The devices will be located at the west and south entrances for visitors.  The contract with Rapiscan Systems indicated a third metal detector could be delivered later.

The change is expected to go into effect on Tuesday.


MoDOT Travel Advisory05-Jan-2017

The Missouri Department of Transportation issued a travel advisory for this morning.  MoDOT is recommending only traveling if it is necessary through rush hour today.

The MoDOT traveler map is showing all major roadways in the listening area to still be partly covered or covered after recent snow fall.

To get current road conditions, visit traveler.modot.org/map


Monroe City Graduate Finishes in Top 1005-Jan-2017

A Monroe City High School Graduate recently finished in the top 10 of a pharmacists clinical skills competition held in Las Vegas.  

Miranda Verdier who currently attends University of Missouri Kansas City School of Pharmacy took part in the competition where over 131 pharmacy schools participated. 

Verdier is on track to graduate with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of this year.


Multi Vehicle Crash on I-7005-Jan-2017

Both eastbound lanes of I-70 are back open after being shut down due to a multiple vehicle crash this (Thursday) morning.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the crash happened at  the 122.0 mile marker between the Stadium and Midway exits.

The accident occured when a 2000 Ram truck hit a patch of ice on the Perche Creek Bridge, slid off the road and hit the bridge rail.

When it returned back on the highway it hit another truck twice.


Rep Files Medical Marijuana Bill05-Jan-2017

Representative Jim Neely introduced house bill 437 today, proposing terminally ill Missourians have access to medical marijuana.

The bill expands a 2014 law he sponsored known as the "right to Try act" which allows patients access to experimental drugs outside clinical trials before they are approved for use by the FDA.


Callaway Bridge Inspections04-Jan-2017

Portions of Highway 54 in Callaway County will be closed next week for routine bridge inspections.

The eastbound bridge over Richland Creek in Fulton will be inspected between 9AM and noon on Tuesday.  The westbound bridge will be inspected between noon and 3:00.

On Wednesday, the Auxvasse Creek bridge, east of Kingdom City, will be inspected between 9:00 and noon, and the westbound will be inspected between noon and 3:00.

The Missouri Department of Transportation warns motorists delays are expected.


In Sports04-Jan-2017

Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Tyreek Hill has earned AFC special teams player of the week.  This is the third weekly award for Hill.

The Mizzou Mens Basketball team kicks off SEC play tonight against the LSU Bulldogs.  Tip off is at 8:00 at Mizzou Arena.

The St. Louis Blues are enjoying the last day of their well deserved break after a commanding victory at the Winter Classic on Monday.  They will be back in a home game tomorrow against the Carolina Hurricanes at 7:00.


Leutkemeyer Sworn In04-Jan-2017

U.S. Representative, Blaine Luetkemeyer, has been sworn in for his fifth term as a member of 115th congress.

Luetkemeyer represents Missouri's third district, which includes Callaway, Camden, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Lincoln, Maries, Miller and Montgomery Counties.

Luetkemeyer said in a statement today he will spend this term focusing on promoting reform in the economy, healthcare and the tax code.


Walsh Announces Candidacy04-Jan-2017

Sara Walsh, a Republican Party State Committeewoman from Boone County has announced her candidacy to replace Caleb Jones who is vacating his seat to become the new Deputy Chief of Staff.

The 37 year old Ashland resident was planning to run for the position in 2018 when Jones would have been term-limited.  

Walsh intends to focus on job creation, public safety, education, and improving care for Missouri's senior citizens.


Winter Driving Safety04-Jan-2017

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory that will go into effect at 9:00 this evening and will continue through noon tomorrow.

Sergeant Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol says it is important to slow down on snow covered roads.


Winter Weather Advisory04-Jan-2017

The National Weather Service has issued  a winter weather advisory beginning at 9:00 this evening and continuing until noon tomorrow.

In the most recent predictions, the snow will begin between 7:00 and 10:00 this evening and will continue through the overnight hours and into morning.  Accumulation is expected to be 2 to 3 inches in most places and reaching 4 inches in some areas.

The wintry precipitation will result in hazardous travel conditions, especially on bridges, overpasses, and untreated roads.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report03-Jan-2017

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Linda Marie Spurling, age 56 of Mexico, on an Audrain County arrest warrant for Forgery and Receiving Stolen Property.

Deputies investigated:

 the well-being of a resident along Highway 22.

a phone harassment complaint.

and a peace disturbance complaint along Audrain Road 9832.

Greitens Will Not Support Funding For Stadiums03-Jan-2017

Missouri Governor-Elect Eric Greitens  is not backing down on his opposition to state funding for sports stadiums, including a 200 million dollar soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis.

Greitens told the St. Louis Post Dispatch yesterday he has "completely ruled out" funding, including the requested 40 million dollar tax credit for the soccer stadium project.


Holiday Counting Period Results03-Jan-2017

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 2 fatalities during the New Year's Holiday Counting Period.

Troopers made 103 driving while intoxicated arrests, and 67 drug arrests.

They also investigated 220 traffic crashes that yielded 84 injuries.

During the same period last year, law enforcement agencies reported 954 traffic crashes, with 364 injuries and 7 fatalities.


In Sports03-Jan-2017

Olympic bronze medalist and Columbia native, J'Den Cox, led the tiger wrestling team to a second place finish at the Southern Scuffle yesterday.   4 wrestlers finished in the top 3 spots in their weight class.

The Mizzou Mens basketball team will kick off SEC play tomorrow against LSU is a home game at 8:00 tomorrow.


Siren Test03-Jan-2017

The Audrain Emergency Management Agency would like to remind Audrain County residents that today is the first Tuesday of the month and a county wide test of outdoor weather sirens will occur at 1:00.

They advise it is only test.  There is no severe weather anticipated today.


Two Arrested in Callaway Burglary03-Jan-2017

Two people were arrested in a Callaway County burglary around 8:00 yesterday morning.

Officers responded to an area near county roads 269 and 276 in Stephens where they found 35 year old Justin Archuleta and 36 year old Alicia Kauffman.

Archuleta was booked into the Callaway County Jail on suspion of burglary, stealing and possession of marijuana.  Kauffman was arrested for trespassing.

Both have since bonded out.  Formal charges are still pending.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report02-Jan-2017

On Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Robert Brandon Peak, age 23 of Benton City, for Receiving Stolen Property, Fraudulent Use of a Credit Device, Identity Theft, and Unlawful Possession of an Illegal Weapon.

Deputies Investigated:
 a 911 hang up call along Audrain Road 353.

 a suspicious vehicle complaint along Highway HH.
 
fraud  along Highway 54.

trespassing  along Audrain Road 353.

a loose animal complaint along Audrain Road 373. 

a Traffic Hazard along Highway 54.

a residential burglar alarm along Highway FF.

a Road Obstruction along Audrain Road 917.

Assisted with a traffic crashes along Highway 54 at Scott’s Corner and along Highway FF

an assault along West Washington Street in Martinsburg.

and suspicious activity along Highway 54.


On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:

A. Investigated:

 a trespassing complaint along Audrain Road 489.

On December 31st, the Highway Patrol:

A. Arrested:

1. Ellis Orlando Ford Junior, age 34 of Centralia for Driving While Intoxicated and Careless and Imprudent Driving Involving an Accident.

2. Jennifer Alisha Jones, age 36 of Thompson, on a Cole County Arrest Warrant for Failure to Appear on the Original Charge of Theft.

On Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Chance Lee Williams, age 23 of Fulton, for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving While Revoked, and Failure to Stop for a Stop Sign.

They investigated:

a peace disturbance complaint along Audrain Road 9832.

loose livestock complaint along Highway Y.

Assisted the Highway Patrol with traffic accident along Audrain Road 108.

A 911 hang-up along Audrain Road 328.

and careless driving  along Highway CC.

On Sunday, the Highway Patrol:

A. Arrested:

1. Bruce Edward Mueller, age 56 of Mexico, for Driving While Intoxicated.

Fulton Police Arrest 2 in Burglary02-Jan-2017

Fulton Police have arrested 2 people after finding them burglarizing a home on West 7th Street early yesterday morning.

In a statement, officers report they found 40 year old Henry Nichols carrying items from the house.  Nichols then led officers on a short foot pursuit where is was eventually taken into custody.

Upon searching the house, and found a 30 year old Alexandrine Galbreath.

Nichols is being held on suspicion of second degree burglary and resisting arrest.

Galbreath is awating charges of second degree burglary.

Both were taken to the Callaway  County Jail.


Greitens Announces Director of Public Safety02-Jan-2017

Missouri Governor-Elect Eric Greitens announced he will be appointing Drew Juden as the Director of Public Safety.

Juden is the Chief of Police in Sikeston.

The announcement was made this morning at Zisser tire, the victim of severe looting and rioting during the unrest in Ferguson.


Highway NN Field Fire02-Jan-2017

Little Dixie Fire Protection District responded to a natural cover fire that consumed around 5 acres of field  yesterday afternoon in the 10 thousand block of Highway NN in Audrain County.

Fire crews arrived on scene and found heavy smoke.  The fire spread to properties owned by 2 neighbors.

Firefighters were able to attack the head of the fire and flames were under control quickly.

Several large trees had to be cut down because of fire in the upper portion of the trees.

The blaze was caused when the property owner was burning trash, and the blaze became out of control.

There were no injuries reported in the incident.


In Sports02-Jan-2017

The Mizzou Womens basketball team opened up SEC play yesterday against Georgia with a 63 to 45 win.  Columbia natives Cierra Porter, Sophie Cunningham and Lindsey Cunningham each put in a strong effort in the victory.

The Kansas City Chiefs are the new AFC West champions.  The 12 and 4 Chiefs took down the charges to win the title yesterday in a 37 to 27 victory.

The St. Louis Blues are on the ice to take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Winter Classic.  The teams took the ice at noon.


Car in Mississippi River29-Dec-2016

A 26 year old Missouri man's body is discovered in a car pulled from the Mississippi River in Southwestern Illinois on Tuesday. 

The man was identified as James Edward Smith of Florissant. 

A coroner ruled the death a drowning, and foul play is not suspected.

Witnesses told police they saw the car enter the river Saturday Night near a lighthouse.


Fatal Columbia Crash29-Dec-2016

The Columbia woman who died after a crash this (Thursday) morning is identified as 51 year old Karen Kespohl. 

According to the highway patrol it happened around 1:30 am when she stopped at a green light drove off, and later hit a parked car on Worley Street, causing her vehicle to flip over.

The car she hit crashed into a nearby business.

An investigation is being done as to whether alcohol or drugs were in her system at the time.


Increase in Traffic Fatalities29-Dec-2016

An alarming increase in the number of traffic fatalities this year in the state will have the Missouri Department of Transportation focusing on roadway safety in 2017.

Lisa LeMaster Senior Governmental  Relations Specialist with MODOT says they will focus on seatbelts and prohibiting the use of cell phone while driving.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol there has been a 7 percent increase in vehicle fatalities from last year.

61 percent of the fatalities people were not wearing their seat belts.


New Trial Date for Mohamed Mostafa29-Dec-2016

A new trial date is being assigned for Mohamed Mostafa.

He is accused of raping and robbing a woman on the MU campus in May of 2015. 

This comes just one month after a jury declared a mistrial in the case.  

The new trial date is set for March 3rd in a Boone County Court.

Mostafa has entered a not guilty plea to the charges.


Tourism Projected to Grow Even More in 201729-Dec-2016

Tourism in the state is way up over the past couple years. 

According to the Missouri Division of Tourism visitor spending was about 13.1 billion dollars, with 41.7 million visitors, and a ten thousand increase in jobs supported by tourism.  

Dan Lennon Director of the Tourism Division in Missouri says local counties are up in tourism spending as well. 

Lennon says that tourism is forecasting to have a 3 to 4 percent growth in 2017.


Dawn Foods Recall28-Dec-2016

Dawn Food Products is recalling limited quantities of Bulk Bakery Mix Products due to a possible health risk. 

The product was voluntarily recalled by the company due a possibility of Salmonella being present in a milk powder used in the ingredients.

Dawn Foods has a factory located in Mexico no word on if they were making the recalled product there.


Endangered Silver Advisory28-Dec-2016

An endangered silver advisory is being issued by the Independence Police Department for missing 83 year old William Deacon.

According to police he suffers from Parkinson's Disease and maybe in the early stages of dementia.

He is 5'10, 125 pounds with grey hair, light complexion, wearing eye glasses with a full beard and mustache.

His vehicle is a 1997 Honda Civic with a license plate of CB9J6E.

He is thought to be en route to Lawrence, Kansas.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 immediately to contact the nearest law enforcement agency.


Eric Greitens Announces New Department of Agriculture Director28-Dec-2016

Governor Elect Eric Greitens announces his new Director for the Department of Agriculture is Chris Chinn.

She and her husband are fifth generation farmers. 

They have a farm in Northeast Missouri.  

Greitens made the announcement yesterday (Tuesday).


3 Car Crash on Missouri River Bridge27-Dec-2016

A 3 car crash on the Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson causes a 50 minute delay and 2 people suffer minor injuries. 

According to the Jefferson City Police Department at around 11:56 yesterday (Monday) morning a car driven by Patricia Bratcher ran out of gas in the driving lane and a vehicle driven by Michael Williams stopped, and was rear ended by a van driven, by Theodore Cox. 

Michael Williams and his passenger were taken to the hospital with minor injuries.


Motorcycle Crash in Camden County27-Dec-2016

A Linn Creek man has serious injuries after a Christmas Day crash in Camden County.

The Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on Route Y at New Meadows Avenue at around 10:50 when 56 year old Randall Reid went off the road on his motorcycle hit a mailbox and was thrown off.

The man was taken to hospital.

The patrol is charging him with a Felony DWI, due to being a chronic offender.


New Hallsville Chief of Police27-Dec-2016

Hallsville's new Chief of Police will be sworn in this (Tuesday) morning. 

The new Chief is Robert Bias worked as a lieutenant and assistant chief for the Centralia Police Department and as a lieutenant and EMT for the Boone County Fire Protection District. 

Residents are encouraged to come by  City Hall and welcome him in starting at 9, he will be sworn in at 10am.


Salvation Army Blames Bad Weather27-Dec-2016

Bad weather is being blamed by the Salvation Army in Jefferson City for not reaching their goal this year. 

The goal was 270,000 right now they are 33,000 short.  

A spokesperson for the Salvation Army says the weekend that we had freezing rain was one of the biggest days for them and donations were significantly down for those days.  

As of December 22nd the campaign raised 227,000, at this point last year they were sitting at 252,000.


Armed Robbery in Columbia22-Dec-2016

No one was injured in an armed robbery at the Break Time on Grindstone in the early morning hours today. [Thursday}

Columbia Police report the preliminary investigation revealed a male suspect entered the store with a gun and demanded money.  He left with an undisclosed amount of cash, and fled southeast.

A K9  was used to track the suspect but he was not located.

The suspect is described as being a black male in his mid 20s, 5 feet 10 inches with a thin build.  He was last seen wearing all dark clothing. 

Officers ask for anyone with information to contact the Columbia Police Department or Crimestoppers.


Family Receives Life Saving Gifts for Christmas22-Dec-2016

A Southern Missouri family is celebrating the holidays after their 2 children received life saving gifts at MU Children's Hospital.

Eleven year old Zackrie and his sister, Jozzlyn, were diagnosed with a disease that cause scarring on their kidneys, which led to kidney failure.

Doctors at the hospital added both of the children to the regional transplant list.  After months of waiting, a donor had been identified matching both children.

The surgeries happened in early November, and the children's lives are dramatically improving, without sickness, daily dialysis and restrictions.


In Sports22-Dec-2016

The Mizzou Tiger mens basketball team dropped the 36th annual Braggin rights game to the Illinois fighting Illini last night 75 to 66.

The Lady tigers also suffered a defeat last night against St. Louis University 72 to 61.  The finish nonconference play at 10 and 4.

The St. Louis Blues will take on the Tampa Bay Lightening tonight, but without forward Paul Stastny.  He has been placed on injured reserve with an unspecified upper body injury.  Stastny was injured in the third period of Tuesday's game.  Teams will take the ice at 6:30 in Florida.


Nearly Record Temperatures Predicted for Christmas22-Dec-2016

The National Weather Service is reporting Christmas to be nearly record high temperatures this year.

Right now the forecast is calling for around 61 degrees with rain possible.  

The last time temperatures were that high on Christmas day was  in 1971 when the high reached 61.

The highest temperature on record in Missouri is 71 degrees, and that happened in 1889.


Westminster Sorority Honored22-Dec-2016

The Kappa Delta Chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta at Westminster College has won the Gold Academic Honor Society Award of the Marguerite Shepherd Initiative for the 2016 Spring Semester.

To win the award the chapter must have an average grade point average of 3.14 to 3.24 to qualify.

The Kappa Delta Chapter at Westminster was established in 2009.


Bill To Raise Age to Marry Has been Filed21-Dec-2016

State representative, Jean Evans, has filed a piece of legislation that would raise the minimum age to receive a marriage license in Missouri.

The state currently has a minimum age of 15 to be able to marry with parental consent.   The bill would raise that age to 17 to marry with parental consent. One must be 18 to apply individually.

The goal of the bill is to prevent child marriages that are used to disguise abusive situations and human trafficking. 

Virginia recently passed similar legislation after an increase in children marrying much older men.


Governor Elect Greitens Chooses Director of DOC21-Dec-2016

Governor-elect Eric Grietens announced his new Director of the Department of Corrections today.

Anne Precythe has been chosen to take over the role.   

Precythe has worked within various capacities in the corrections department in North Carolina.  She was a leader in using data and technology to make the department leaner and more efficient.


Holiday Counting Period21-Dec-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is gearing up for the annual holiday counting period.

Sergeant Scott White discusses what to keep in mind going into holiday travel:

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People needing emergency help on Missouri Roadways can contact the Highway Patrol by dialing *55 on a cell phone.

In Sports21-Dec-2016

The St. Louis Blues took down the Dallas Stars last night in overtime, 3 to 2.

The Missouri Mens Tigers are gearing up for the  braggin rights game against Illinois tonight.

Illinois is on a 5 game winning streak, while Mizzou suffered a loss to Eastern Illinois in their last game.

The game will be played in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center tip off is at 6pm.


Record Number of Visitors to Missouri State Parks21-Dec-2016

More than 20 million people visited Missouri State Parks this year, setting a new record.

In 2009, Governor Jay Nixon set out to increase attendance at the parks.  In July, Echo Bluff State Park was dedicated bringing in more than 300 thousand people in 5 months.

Recently, it was announced 3 new state parks would be opening in 2017, bringing the total number of parks to 91.

In the November 8 election, voters chose to continue the Missouri Parks, Soils and Water sales tax, with 80 percent of people supporting the initiative.


Two Seriously Injured in Collision with Train in Audrain County21-Dec-2016

Two women are in serious condition after being hit by a train in Audrain County yesterday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 46 year old Melissa Hodde of Vandalia, and her passenger, 37 year old Stephanie Stevens of West Plains drove into the path of a westbound train on Audrain Road 577 at U.S. 54.

The train hit the vehicle in the right front corner.  Both occupants of the jeep were ejected from the car.  They were taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.


Casenet adds new feature20-Dec-2016

The Missouri Court Automation Committee has approved permanent use of an experimental tool.

Track This Case allows users to receive e-mail notifications on a specific case when docket entries are made, upcoming court appearances, or a change in the status of the case.

An additional feature has been added recently.  Users can now get alerts when a payment is due.


Columbia College Offers Discount for Uber Drivers20-Dec-2016

Columbia College is offering a 15 percent discount on tuition for students who want to make a little extra money driving for Uber at least once a month.

Uber is a smartphone app that connects people with a safe and reliable ride.

Students would use their personal vehicle to provide the service.

The discount applies to all undergraduate or graduate courses online or in a classroom.


In Sports20-Dec-2016

The State Development Finance Board has postponed a vote on a request from the City of St. Louis for 40 million dollars in tax credits to go towards a stadium to bring a Major League Soccer team to St. Louis.

According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the group requesting the funding asked for the postponement after Governor-Elect Eric Greitens called the plan "Nothing more than Welfare for millionaires."

Last night the Mizzou Womens basketball team defeated UC River side 68 to 62.

The St. Louis Blues fell to the Edmonton Oilers 3 to 2 in overtime.

Tomorrow night the Mizzou Tigers Men's Basketball Team will be traveling to Scott Trade Center to take on Illinois.  Tip off is at 6:00.


Nixon Applauds Graduation Rates in the State20-Dec-2016

Governor Jay Nixon announced today that data from the U.S. Department of Education showed that Missouri's 4 year high school graduation rate increased to 87.8 percent in the 2014-2015 school year.

Nixon made public education a top priority of his administration by increasing education funding by nearly 400 million dollars and increasing accountability within the K-12 Foundation.


Centralia School District Exploring Tax Increase19-Dec-2016

The Centralia School District is exploring asking voters for a .30 cent tax increase.

The board is also planning to bring a 5.5 million bond issue to voters.

Superintendent Darin Ford says it mainly has to do with the upkeep on everything they have right now. 

Ford says they may also look into a multipurpose building for concerts, and sports practices.

A decision on the matter will be discussed at the next board of education meeting January 9th.


Duck Hunter Falls Through Ice19-Dec-2016

A duck hunter is recovering after falling through the ice at the Ted Shanks Conservation Area in Pike County.

According to Conservation Agent Mike Christensen,  the man was walking with 3 other men when the incident occurred last week. 

Christensen says the man was in the water for about 45 minutes and was suffering from hypothermia when he was rescued.

He also says this time of year it is important to use extreme caution if your out on the ice.


Death Investigation of New London Woman Underway15-Dec-2016

An investigation into the death of 53 year old Sue Epperson, of New London is underway. 

According to a release from the Major Case Squad yesterday (Wednesday) morning deputies received a call from a concerned family member saying they had not heard from Epperson in a couple of days. 

Deputies responded to the 400 block of East 2nd Street, and found the woman deceased in her home. 

A preliminary investigation indicates a possible homicide.

There are no suspects at this time.


Highway 54 Fatality15-Dec-2016

One person is being confirmed dead  after a truck flipped over on Highway 54 and landed upside down in the  Auxvasse Creek this (Thursday) afternoon.

The northbound lane of Highway 54 was closed at around 3 this afternoon.

More details as they become available.


Investigators Declare Fire Accidental15-Dec-2016

Investigators declare a building fire at the Missouri University of Science and Technology was accidental. 

The announcement was made on Tuesday by Rolla Fire and Rescue Department. 

An air conditioning unit on the roof of Emerson Hall caught fire last week, the building has remained closed since due to air quality concerns.


Missing Gallatin Boy is Found15-Dec-2016

The missing 7 year old Gallatin boy  is found in Texas and is safe. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol Seth Davis was found this (Thursday) morning at around 10:30 in Brownsville, Texas, along with his father Anthony Davis.

The boy is now in the custody of the Brownsville Missing Persons unit, waiting to be reunited with his mother.

The boy was taken by his father Anthony Davis and had been missing since Monday.


Wanted Truck in Missing Child Investigation Found in Washington, MO15-Dec-2016

A truck wanted in the disappearance of missing Gallatin Boy Seth Davis is found in Washington, Missouri. 

Authorities say the pickup truck belongs to the child's father Anthony Davis, who has been on the run with his son since Monday evening. 

Gallatin Police Chief Mark Richards says that Anthony has ties to the Mexico area and may have been in  Columbia  earlier this week. 

The Highway Patrol says Davis suffers from a mental health issue and is believed to be off of his medications.


Callaway Man Arrested After Shots Fired14-Dec-2016

Deputies in Callaway County have arrested 40 year old Curtis Hall for multiple charges this morning.

Officers responded to the 2900 block of County Road 334, near Millersburg.  Upon arrival, deputies heard several gunshots.  They later found a gun in Bowen's possession.

Bowen has been formally charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, peace disturbance and possession of a controlled substance in a corrections facility.

Bowen was given a 25 thousand dollar bond.


In Sports14-Dec-2016

Columbia Olympian and Mizzou Tiger wrestler, J'Den Cox, has been named to the Dan Hodge Trophy Preseason Candidate List.  The Dan Hodge Trophy is the wrestling equivalent of the Heisman  trophy, and is the most prestigious award in wrestling. 

The St. Louis Blues wrapped  up their road trip with a loss to the Nashville Predators, 6 to 3.

Kansas City Chiefs, Tyreek Hill, has been named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance against the Oakland Raiders.  This is the second time Hill has received the honor, the first time was after game 12 when he was name the offensive player of the week.


Missing Boy Not Believed To Be In Mexico14-Dec-2016


The search for 7 year old Seth Davis is continuing in eastern central according to Gallatin Police Chief, Mark Richards.

Richards told KWWR Seth's father, Anthony Davis, was living with a woman in Mexico, and was reportedly supposed to have been taking Seth there on December second.  He continued noting this was unsubstantiated, and the woman's name was unknown.  The Gallatin Police Department also does not believe Davis to be in Mexico at  this time.

Richards says the investigation has led them to east central Missouri, and the department is working with multiple law enforcement agencies in the area.

Anthony Davis is described as 5 feet 11 inches, 130 pounds with Brown hair and hazel eyes, driving a 1998 red Dodge Durango.

Seth Davis is 4 feet tall, 50 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.

Any possible sighting should be reported immediately.

Columbia Police Find Over 13 Pounds of Marijuana13-Dec-2016

Over 13 pounds of marijuana is discovered by police in an apartment in Columbia.

According to the Columbia Police Department they were initially called to a home invasion in the 3100 block of Rock Quarry Road yesterday (Monday).

Apparently 3 men forced their way into a room in the residence and stole marijuana and money.

Officers later obtained a search warrant for the residence and report finding thirty thousand dollars in cash along with the 13 pounds of marijuana.


Law Enforcement Investigates Burglaries in Multiple Counties13-Dec-2016

2 people are in jail after being arrested in connection to a multi county burglary investigation. 

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department, report arresting 21 year old Tyler Scnieders of Jefferson City, on Monday, and 23 year old Caden Wilkerson today (Tuesday). 

Charges include 2nd degree burglary, and felony stealing.

Law enforcement say they are still investigating burglaries and thefts in Cole, Moniteau, Miller, Cooper, and Callaway Counties, and more arrests could come.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report12-Dec-2016

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Shawn Mitchell Jones, age 42 of Laddonia, for two counts of Third Degree Domestic Assault.

B. deputies investigated:

1.  trespassing  along Audrain Road 565.

2.  harassment  along Highway W.

3. An abandoned vehicle along Highway 22.

4. and theft of trailer along Highway Y.

Hallsville Fatal Crash12-Dec-2016

One person is dead after a head on collision in Hallsville just before 10:00 Saturday night.

The accident happened when 39 year old Aaron Dow of Columbia crossed the center line and hit 54 year old Rebecca Coulter, of Centralia, head on.

Dow's passenger, Ricky McGinnis of Columbia was pronounced dead on the scene.

Dow and Coulter were transported to University Hospital with serious injuries.


In Sports12-Dec-2016

The St. Louis Blues fell to the Minnesota Wild yesterday, 3 to 1.

Mizzou Football has received a commitment from 6 foot 5 Wide Receiver, Elijah Gardiner from Kemp Texas.

Today marks the first day of Mizzou's newest member of the  football coaching staff, Brick Haley's career with the Tigers.  He is a defensive line coach.   Haley is no stranger to the SEC, he spent 6 years with Louisiana State.


Kander Certifies Election Results12-Dec-2016

Missouri Secretary of State, Jason Kander, certified the results of the November 8th election today.

More than 2.8 million registered voters in the state turned out to cast a ballot in the election.


Man Arrested For Stolen Vehicle, DWI12-Dec-2016

A Columbia man was arrested in Fulton yesterday on suspicion of driving a stolen roofing truck while intoxicated.

Fulton police report officers were notified of the vehicle nearly hitting several vehicles on North Bluff Street, before causing serious damage to a Jeep and a light pole.

The truck was stolen from a Columbia business.  Travis Ray Miller was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated, leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended and tampering with a motor vehicle.


Planned Parenthood Seeks to Expand Abortion Access12-Dec-2016

Planned Parenthood is seeking to expand abortion access in Missouri. 

Officials with the organization asked a federal judge to block regulations so clinics could offer drug-induced and surgical abortions in Columbia, Springfield, Joplin, and Kansas City.

Planned Parenthood is currently suing Missouri over regulations that leaders say limit abortion access.


Several Promotions At Audrain Sheriff's Office12-Dec-2016

Audrain County Sheriff-Elect, Matt Oller, announced today several promotions that will go into effect at the beginning of the year.

James Shrader will be promoted to Chief Deputy.  He boasts 15 years of law enforcement experience, and is currently a captain in the department.

Steve Kennemore will fill the Patrol commander position.

Deputies Brian Hollensteiner and Derek Chism will be promoted to line supervisor's positions to assist remaining Lieutennant, Andy Femrite in supervising patrol deputies daily operations.

Justin landis, the current Interim Police Chief of the Vandalia Police Department, will fill the open deputy position.  He comes with 20 years of experience.

Sergeant Tim Tanner in the jail division will be promoted to Lieutenant, and will be responsible for assisting the jail administrator.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report09-Dec-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
 
A. Investigated:
 

1. A theft complaint along Audrain Road 306.

2. A child custody complaint along Highway 151.

Fulton Man Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter09-Dec-2016

A Fulton man pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a hit and run crash outside a bar in Fair Grove 2 years ago.

25 year old Timothy Frye had previously faced charges of second degree murder in the death of Corey Arthur.

Sentencing in the case is scheduled for February 24.  He faces up to 15 years in the Department of Corrections.


In Sports09-Dec-2016

Last night the St. Louis Blues fell to the New York Islanders, 3 to 2.

The Kansas City Chiefs has gained control of the AFC West after a 21 to 13 win over the Oakland Raiders last night.

The Mizzou Volleyball team begin Sweet 16 play tonight against number 2 seeded Minnesota tonight at 7:15.  The winner of tonight's match between the Tigers and the Golden Gophers with play tomorrow with the Elite 8.

The Mizzou Women's Basketball Team will continue in their homestand tonight against Witchita State at 7:00.

Columbia Native and Mizzou Tiger Basketball Player, Sophie Cunningham, has been added to the Naismith Trophy watchlist.  She won SEC Freshman of the Year honors last year.

The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired Center Fielder, Dexter Fowler.  Fowler became a free agent after a short stint with the Chicago Cubs.


Thompson Woman Earns Chairwoman Position09-Dec-2016

A Thompson woman has been named the new chairwoman of the Missouri Farm Bureau's Young Farmers and Rancers Committee.

Clarissa Cauthorn is a 2015 graduate of the University of Missouri and currently sits on the Audrain County Farm Bureau Board, Agribusiness Committee and Mexico FFA Board.

Cauthorn works for a seed sales company, and she and her husband operate a row crop farm.


Tobacco Free Missouri Youth Visitt Capitol09-Dec-2016

Tobacco Free Missouri Youth gathered at the state capitol yesterday to campaign for a smoking ban in the captitol.

The group is urging a smoke free ordinances for some of the offices in the building because of the unhealthy effects of second hand smoke.

The capitol city is on of 32 smoke free communities in the state.


Columbia Vehicle Break-ins08-Dec-2016

The Columbia Police department is investigating 5 reports of vehicle break-ins at fitness businesses.

The incidents occurred at the Activity and Recreation Center, All Group Fitness and Pro Fitness between 9 and noon yesterday.

All of the vehicles had their passenger windows broken and items stolen.  

Witnesses at the locations observed a black male wearing gray clothing looking inside the vehicles.

If anyone has information about the individual, or observed suspicious activity at any of the location, please contact the  Columbia Police Department.


Former Firefighter Killed by Unoccupied Vehicle08-Dec-2016

A former Camden County  firefighter is dead after an unoccupied truck hit him yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon. 

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol 37 year old Francis Geilfuss was standing in a driveway when a truck started to roll down and hit him in the 2600 block of Big Allen Drive just before 5pm.

Geilfuss was pronounced dead at the scene.


In Sports08-Dec-2016

The Mizzou Women's Basketball team defeated SIU-Edwardsville last night, 72 to 60.

Two Rio Olympians will be competing in tonight's duel between the Mizzou and Ohio State Wrestling teams at 6:00 tonight.  Buckeye heavyweight, Kyle Snyder took gold at the Olympics, while Columbia native and Tiger J'Den Cox brought home the bronze.

The St. Louis Blues will take on the New York Islanders tonight at 6:00.

The 9 and 3 Kansas City  Chiefs will be playing the 10 and 2 Oakland Raiders for the coveted first place spot in the AFC West, as is a potential first round bye in the playoffs in a statistically great matchup.  Kick off at Arrowhead Stadium is at 7:25.


MU Students Make Presentation To City Officials08-Dec-2016

Seniors of the University of Missouri's Civil Engineering Systems Design Course presented airport redesign proposals to City of Columbia staff earlier this week.

The students formed 2 consulting teams and spent the semester evaluating the airport's needs, and improve functionality with a hypothetical budget of 40 million.

The students involved in the projects will be receiving their engineering degrees at the December Commencement Ceremony.


Centralia House Fire07-Dec-2016

Moderate damage is being reported to house off of Audrain County Road 208, just east of Centralia. 

According to Little Dixie Fire District  Chief Ken Hoover, a fire occurred a little after 7 this morning on the Howard and Janet Davenport residence. 

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire has not been determined.


Columbia Woman Faces 17 Counts of Forgery07-Dec-2016

A Columbia woman is facing 17 counts of forgery and fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

According to police Elisabeth Trumbower a local RN was arrested yesterday (Tuesday) after they learned she allegedly forged 17 different prescriptions for Adderall at 5 different locations in Columbia and Boone County.

Authorities say the handwriting on all the prescriptions appeared to be the same, and surveillance video from the pharmacies showed Trumbower passing and picking up the forged prescriptions.


Drowsy Driving07-Dec-2016

With a busy traveling season coming soon, the Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind people of the dangers of drowsy driving.

Sergeant Scott White says most people are aware of the dangers of drinking and driving, but most are unaware that driving after being awake for 20 hours can impair judgement the same as a blood alcohol level of point 08, the legal limit.

White continues saying some groups are at higher risk than others.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 100 thousand reported crashes are the result of driver fatigue.

In Sports07-Dec-2016

The St. Louis Blues took down the Montreal Canadiens last night in overtime, 3 to 2.

The Mizzou Mens basketball team defeated Miami Ohio 81 to 55 in last night's match up.

Lincoln University has announced Steven Smith will be their new head football coach after the previous one was dismissed during the season.  The team finished 1 and 10.

The Mizzou Womens basketball team will start a 4 game home stand tonight at 7:00.  The team is working to collect items for Toys for Tots.  If participants bring a new or unused toy, they will receive 3 dollar admission at the gate.

The Mizzou Volleyball team has earned their ticket to the sweet 16, and will face number 2 seeded Minnesota on Friday in Minneapolis.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report06-Dec-2016

On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Justin Michael Power, age 17, for Third Degree Domestic Assault and Unlawful Use of a Weapon.

B. they also investigated:

1. A peace disturbance along the 16000 block of Audrain Road 922.

2. A theft report along Pine Lawn Street in Mexico.

3. A careless driving complaint along Highway 54.

4. and A report of lost stranded motorist report along Highway FF.

Fulton Woman Perishes in Midway Crash06-Dec-2016

A 50 year old Fulton woman died in a rollover accident on Interstate 70 yesterday.

Mary Payne traveled off the right side of the roadway, and overcorrected, causing the Ford Explorer to overturn and eject Payne.  She was pronounced dead at the scene.


In Sports06-Dec-2016

The American Football Coaches Association  has chosen Mizzou Football for an Academic Achievement Award for a graduation rate of 75 percent for the freshman class of 2009.  Last year the program won the same award for a graduation success rate of 90 percent.

The Mizzou Tigers Mens Basketball team will face Miami Ohio tonight at Mizzou Arena.  Tip off is at 7:00.

The St. Louis Blues will take on the Montreal Canadiens tonight at the Scottrade Center.  Teams take the ice at 7:00.


Mizzou Frat Suspended Indefinitely06-Dec-2016

The Delta Upsilon International Fraternity Board of Directors has confirmed the Missouri Chapter has been suspended after numerous violations of the fraternity's policies.

The suspension means chapter operations have halted and members have been placed on a suspended status.

After a review of allegations, a board made the decision based on violations that occurred August 27, September 9 and September 16.

The house the fraternity members reside in is owned by a local house corporation of alumni, and students have the option to continue to stay there through the spring semester, but cannot represent themselves as members of the fraternity.


Penton and Harris Named All-SEC06-Dec-2016

Mizzou Football standouts Aarion Penton, and Charles Harris are named All-SEC by the leagues 14 head coaches.

The announcement was made today (Tuesday).

Penton led the SEC with 5 interceptions, and Harris had a team high 9 sacks.


Sheena Greitens Robbed at Gunpoint06-Dec-2016

The wife of Missouri Governor-Elect, Eric Grietens was robbed at gunpoint leaving a restaurant in the 3900 block of West Pine in St. Louis.

Sheena Greitens was sitting in her car looking at her phone when the door opened and a male suspect pointed a gun at her and demanded property.  She turned over a laptop and phone.

Another vehicle in the parking lot had been broken into, and a phone was stolen.  The tracking on the phone led police to the stolen vehicle the suspects were driving.

A 14, 15 and 19 year old have been taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

No one was injured.


Speed to reduce on Providence in Columbia06-Dec-2016

To improve safety on Providence Road in Columbia, the Columbia City Council and the  Missouri Department of Transportation has passed an ordinance lowering the speed limit from 55 mph to 50 miles per hour between Mick Deaver Memorial Drive and Route K.

The new speed limit will take effect when permanent signs are posted on tomorrow. Message boards have been placed at both ends of the route to inform motorists of the speed limit reduction.

The deciding factors for the speed limit change were a combination of the area’s crash history, access to the road, an increase in traffic due to growth in the area, and the presence of pedestrian and bicycle traffic.


First Snow Fell Sunday05-Dec-2016

The first snow of the season fell yesterday, in amounts just enough to cover the ground, and accumulating between 1 and 2 inches in places like Moberly and Mexico.  Mid-Missourians may not have to wait long for the next snowfall.

An unseasonably warm day is expected for today, but a drop in temperature tomorrow and Wednesday may lead to another snowfall.  Even though the accumulation may be small, there will be a higher chance the snow could stick.


In Sports05-Dec-2016

The Mizzou Womens Basketball team lost on the road yesterday to IUPUI, 73 to 45.

Mizzou returns Wednesday to host SIU-Edwardsville.

Olympian wrestler and Missouri Tiger, J'Den Cox, registered his first 3 falls of the season and winning a title at the UNI open Saturday.

The Kansas City Chiefs took down the Atlanta Falcons yesterday in a close match up, 29 to 28.

St. Louis Cardinals, Matt Holliday has agreed to at 13 million dollar, 1 year contract with the New York Yankees.


Montgomery Fatal Crash05-Dec-2016

An 83 year old Illinois woman who was involved in a car accident in Montgomery County has died.

According to the crash report, 39 year old Jana Woods of Auxvasse was traveling on Highway 19, when she lost control of her vehicle on slick roads and hit a van with 5 passengers around 11:30 AM.

Woods was uninjured, but 4 Illinois residents suffered moderate injures.

Doris Durk was pronounced dead at a hospital approximately 2 hours later.


UM System To Begin Search For New Chancellor05-Dec-2016

The University of Missouri has announced they will begin a nationwide search for a new UM System Chancellor.

Isaacson, Miller, a national search firm, will aid in the search for someone to fill the position.

A search committee that represents the faculty, staff and students of the University will be assembled and will make recommendations for finalists to fill the role.

Hank Foley has been serving as Interim Chancellor.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report02-Dec-2016

Yesterday,  the Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Kevin Dwayne Risenhoover, age 48 of Martinsburg for Second Degree Burglary, Receiving Stolen Property, and Second Degree Property Damage.

B. They also investigated:

1. A suspicious vehicle complaint along Highway 19. 

2. and A sex offender registry violation along Highway 54 near Vandalia.

Audrain Road Closure02-Dec-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be temporarily closing Route E in Audrain County for a Culvert replacement on Tuesday.

The repairs will required the road to be closed between Audrain Roads 228 and 224, between 8:30 and 1:30.

All work is weather permitting.  Drivers are asked to use an alternate during that time.


Flags at Half Staff Wednesday02-Dec-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has ordered all flags on state and local government buildings to be flown at half staff on Wednesday, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor.

The attacks on Pearl Harbor took the lives of more than 2 thousand people.

Nixon said in a statement the day of remembrance "serves to remind us of the enormous sacrifice made by those in our military in defending our freedom and values.” 


Fulton Woman Pleads Guilty in Drug Conspiracy02-Dec-2016

A fulton woman pleaded guilty to her role in a nearly 2 million dollar drug conspiracy yesterday in federal court.

Thirty year old Dara Shirley admitted she conspired to conduct financial transactions to promote the illegal distribution of synthetic cannabinoids.

Shirley and her co-conspirators intended to defraud government authorities by packaging the drugs in a way as to avoid government regulation.


In Sports02-Dec-2016

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back, Joe McKnight, was shot to death around 3:00 yesterday afternoon in a suburb near New Orleans, and the man suspected of causing his death has been released from custody.

Mcknight is the second NFL player this year to die as a result of a possible road rage incident.

The Mizzou Volleyball team will play game 2 in the  NCAA tournament at 6:00 tonight against Purdue.  Last night they swept Northern Illinois 3 to nothing.  A win in tonight's game will gain the Tigers entry to the sweet 16.

The Mizzou Womens basketball team will take on Missouri State at Mizzou Arena.  Game starts at 7:00.

The St. Louis Cardinals have traded left handed pitcher, Jaime Garcia, for 3 prospects from the Chicago Cubs.  

The Kansas City Royals have acquired right handed pitcher, Jared Ruxer from the Angels in exchange for Brooks Pounders.


Jeff City Homicide Arrest02-Dec-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department have located and arrested one of 2 people wanted in connection to the murder of Terrance Davis in the 700 block of Michigan Street. on Halloween night.

19 year old Terrance Wynn is being held on charges of armed criminal action, robbery, assault and second degree murder.

He was taken to the Cole County Jail.

A reward  is being offered for information regarding the second suspect.


Trial Set for Man shot by officer02-Dec-2016

A jury trial has been scheduled for a man who was shot by a police officer in Sturgeon in July.

Charles Simcoe was charged in September with domestic assault, felonious restraint and assault of a law enforcement officer.  

A woman called the police saying Simcoe was attacking her.  Upon officers arrival, Simcoe allegedly pointed a gun, which turned out to be a BB gun, at the officers, prompting them to shoot him.

Simcoe is being held at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center.


Columbia Thanksgiving Break Burglaries01-Dec-2016


The final numbers are in for Thanksgiving Break burglaries in Columbia. 

The report shows 19 total burglaries, 14 residential, 4 commercial, and 1 classified as other.

The number was down from last year when there were 23 burglaries reported. 

The numbers were compiled from November 18th through November 29th. 

The Columbia Police Department reports that the break ins were not concentrated to one certain area of town. 

Harris to Bypass his Final Year01-Dec-2016

University of Missouri Junior Defensive End Charles Harris will bypass his final year of eligibility and make himself available for the 2017 NFL Draft. 

Harris made the announcement today (Thursday) in a press conference held at the Mizzou Athletics Training Complex. 

He will finish his Mizzou career ranked seventh in program history with 18 sacks and 12th with his 34.5 tackles for a loss.


In Sports01-Dec-2016

The Mizzou Volleyball team is set for game one of NCAA play tonight at the Hearnes center.  The Tigers will take on the Northern Illinois Huskies at 6:30.  Also in the tournament are Purdue and Iowa State.  The winners of tonight's game will play tomorrow at 6:00.

The St. Louis Blues will be at home tonight against the Tampa Bay Lightning.  Teams will take the ice at 7:00.


Norm Stewart Classic01-Dec-2016

The Norm Stewart Classic begins tomorrow at Columbia College.

The 9th Annual tournament will feature 47 teams, both boys and girls, coming from as far as Iowa to play basketball for 48 hours straight.

The 24 games will be aired nationwide on ESPN3 beginning at 6:00 when the Rock Bridge girls kick off the action against Waynesville.

Each game will have one player to be recognized as the Gary Filbert MVP, they will be awarded a medal and will receive a 100 dollar scholarship.


Palmyra Man injured in Crash01-Dec-2016

A 33 year old Palmyra man sustained serious injuries in a car accident just before 8:00 last night, 4 miles east of Palmyra.

Larry Whitaker was driving a 2005 Dodge Ram on Missouri 168 when he swerved to avoid a deer.  He traveled off the left side of the road and overturned.

He was taken by Survival Flight to University Hospital in Columbia.


Winter Weather Preparedness01-Dec-2016

Winter weather will soon be upon us, and being prepared for an emergency is crucial.

It is advised to plan long trips carefully, checking on weather forecasts and road conditions.  Keep your gas tank full, and ensure anti-freeze levels in a vehicle are sufficient to avoid freezing.

Keep an emergency kit that includes jumper cables, flashlights, first aid kits, food and water, pet supplies and cat litter, as well as warm clothes or blankets in the vehicle.  Keep cell phones charged while on the road.


World AIDS Day01-Dec-2016

Today is world AIDS Day, which is a day to acknowledge progress in prevention and treatment around the world, and to renew our commitment to an AIDS free future.

In 2015, 12 thouand 259 people in Missouri were reported to be infected with HIV.  Of those, an overwhelming majority were males over 45 years old.  That is an increase of 275 over 2014.


Arrangements for Supreme Court Justice Released30-Nov-2016

Memorial service arrangements for Missouri Supreme Court Justice, Richard Teitelman have been set.

The service will take place tomorrow at 2:00 at Graham Memorial Chapel on the campus of his Alma Mater, Washington University in St. Louis.

Teitelman was Missouri's first Jewish and legally blind justice.  Voters elected for him to continue as a justice in the November 8 election.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report30-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

A. Investigated:

1. An unattended vehicle along Audrain Road 557.

2. Conducted A well being check along East Liberty Street in Vandiver Village.

3. Fraud along Audrain Road 642.

4. commercial burglar alarm along Highway 151.

5. theft  along Audrain Road 343.

6. A peace disturbance along Audrain Road 9832.

7. and A sex offender registration complaint along Latney Street.

Capital Mall Dillard's Struck by Car30-Nov-2016

Damage to the Dillards at the Capital Mall in Jefferson City is being reported after a woman got her foot stuck on her accelerator.

According to the Jefferson City Police Department the accident happened at 10:45 this (Wednesday) morning when 88 year old Florence Dudenhoeffer of Linn Missouri traveled across the parking lot, struck a curb and then crashed into the southwest corner of Dillard's.

No injuries were reported in the crash.


Dilosa Arrest30-Nov-2016


A Mizzou Football Wide Receiver was arrested early this morning on suspicion of domestic assault.

The Columbia Police Department reports officers were dispatched to then Street for  physical disturbance.  A witness on scene reports seeing Keyon Dilosa and a 20 year old female he was in an intimate relationship with in a verbal altercation.  Dilosa was then allegedly seen striking the victim with a closed fist one time in the face.

Dilosa was restrained by bystanders until officers arrived.

Dilosa has posted a one thousand dollar bond and has been released.

In Sports30-Nov-2016

Hy-Vee has ended their 15 year sponsorship of the Kansas City Royals.  In a statement, Hy-Vee announced the Royals organization and the Grocery Store chain could not come to an agreement that was mutually beneficial, and that would not impact Hy-Vee's customer's in the long run.

Busch Stadium has begun it's transformation for the Winter Classic that will be played there  January second.  The game will feature rival teams, the St. Louis Blues and the Chicago Blackhawks. 

The Mizzou Womens basketball team took down Western Illinois last night, 71 to 68. 

NCAA play will begin tomorrow for SEC volley ball champions, the Mizzou Tigers.  The first 2 rounds of play will take place at the Hearnes Center against Northern Illinois, Purdue and Iowa State.  The Tigers opening round will be against Northern Illinois at 6:30.


Thompson Residents Arrested In Drug Bust30-Nov-2016

The East Central Drug Task Force arrested 2 Thompson residents during a drug bust last night in the 17 thousand block of Highway FF in Audrain County.

33 year old Thomas Edward Goodman was arrested on suspicion of distribution of methamphetamine and  synthetic cannabinoids, possession of a controlled substance, maintaining a public nuisance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of a defaced firearm.

Also arrested was 27 year old Amber Nicole Meek for possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

They were both taken to the Audrain County Jail.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report29-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:

A. Arrested:

1. Ethan Thomas Levings, age 22 of Mexico, for Driving While Suspended, Resisting Arrest and an Audrain County arrest warrant for First Degree Burglary, Second Degree Assault, and Third Degree Assault.

2.  and John Ross Alexander, age 33 of Hallsville, for Possession of Methamphetamine with the Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana with the intent to Distribute, Driving While Revoked, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, Unlawful use of a Firearm, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. 

B.  Officers investigated:

1. A suspicious vehicle along Audrain Road 9834.
2. and A Burglary along Audrain Road 838.

Hurt Awarded Medal of Valor29-Nov-2016

Governor Jay Nixon awarded the Missouri Medal of Valor to 10 Public Safety Officers from across the state yesterday, including a Monroe County Trooper.

Jason Hurt was off duty on November 21, 2015 when he saw a woman barefoot in freshly fallen snow.  He stopped and she said her boyfriend was threatening suicide in a cabin nearby.  He went to the cabin to find the boyfriend and a neighbor fighting over a rifle.  Although a shot was fired into the ceiling, Hurt was able to gain control of the weapon and the man was able to obtain psychiatric treatment, and prevent injury to the neighbor.


In Sports29-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals have set back up catcher, Brayan Pena free, with a 5 million dollar paycheck.  Pena signed with the redbirds in 2015, but was plagued with injuries throughout much of the season, and when he was given an opportunity behind the plate did not perform as expected.

Former Kansas City Royals pitcher, Edinson Volquez has agreed to terms on a 2 year contract with the Miami Marlins after the Royals failed to make a qualifying offer.

The Mizzou Womens Basketball team is home tonight to face Western Illinois at 7:00.  The teams have played 3 times in the programs history.  The tigers won all three contests with an average of 17 more points per game.

The St. Louis Blues took down the Dallas Starts in overtime last night, 4 to 3.

The Mizzou Mens Basketball team fell to North Carolina Central last night, 62 to 52.


Missouri Justice Dies at age 6929-Nov-2016


Missouri Supreme Court announced the death of  Justice, Richard B. Teitelman today.  He was 69.

Teitelman was both the first jewish and first legally blind justice in Missouri's highest Courts.  He was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2002, and was to retain the office for another 12 year term after the November 8 election.

Teitelman had previously served as Chief Justice from July 2011 through June 2013.

Funeral arrangements are pending.  The oral arguments that were scheduled for today have been postponed.

MSHP Reports No Fatality Crashes Over Holiday29-Nov-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F has released the numbers for operation CARE from the holiday weekend.

Troopers investigated 45 traffic crashes, in which 7 people were injured.  There were no fatalities.

Ten arrests were made by the highway patrol for driving while intoxicated, 11 for drug violations and 139 speeding tickets were issued.


State Trying to Lower Burial Costs29-Nov-2016

The Missouri Department of Corrections is seeking bids from funeral homes in hopes of reducing the cost of burying inmates who die while behind bars, and whose families do not claim the remains.

Correction officials are looking for the cheapest wood boxes and least expensive liners.  Last year more than 62 thousand dollars was spent on burials.

104 inmates died while incarcerated in 2015.  55 were not claimed by their family.


In Sports28-Nov-2016

The Kansas City Chiefs pulled out an unlikely win in overtime in last night's game against the Denver Broncos.  Final score was 30 to 27.

The Mizzou Volleyball team will go into NCAA play seeded number 15.  The tournament will begin in the Hearnes Center on Thursday.

Mizzou Tiger Marcell Frazier has been named the SEC Defensive Lineman of the week for his outstanding play in the team's season closer against Arkansas.

The Mizzou Basketball team will take on North Carolina Central tonight at 7:00.

The St. Louis Blues will face the Dallas Starts at the Scottrade Center tonight.   Teams take the ice at 7:00.


Thanksgiving Holiday Counting Period Results28-Nov-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reporting 10 people lost their lives on Missouri roadways over the Thanksgiving Holiday.

The counting period began at 6:00 Wednesday, and continued through Sunday.

Troopers investigated 400 crashes total, with 8 of the fatalities.  The other 2 occurred in Sedalia and Kirksville.

Additionally, 103 driving while intoxicated arrests were made, which is 4 more than last year.


Traffic Signals May Cause Confusion In Jefferson City28-Nov-2016

Drivers on Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City will be facing some changes in the coming days.

For approximately the next 10 days the traffic signals at Missouri Boulevard and Dunklin Street will be turned off.

Drivers will not be allowed to make a left turn at the intersection.

The interruption is to allow crews to move traffic signal poles to a different location as part of a pedestrian improvement project.


Audrain County Sheriff's Report23-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:
Jared Jacob Hoard, age 21 of Mexico for Possession of Under 35 grams of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Hoard posted a $2000 bond and was released.
 
Deputies investigated:

A suspicious vehicle along Audrain Roads 353 and 351

A careless driving complaint along Highway B.

and A loose animal complaint along Audrain Road 320.

Bank Robbers in Court Yesterday23-Nov-2016

Two  men accused of robbing an Audrain County bank in early November appeared in a Montgomery County Court yesterday.

Cecil Golden and David Franklin went in front of Judge Linda Hamlett.  

Franklin was given a bond reduction hearing, and court records indicate it was heard and denied.  He will continue to have a 200 thousand cash only bond on the charges of assault on law enforcement, armed criminal action, tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting arrest. 

Both Golden and Franklin will appear in Court again on December 21.


In Sports23-Nov-2016

Mizzou Head Volleyball Coach, Wayne Kreklow, has been named SEC coach of the year.  The Mizzou squad has gone 23 and 5, leading the conference entering this week.

Mizzou is currently ranked number 22 nationally, and number 7 in the latest NCAA RPI rankings.

This is the second time Kreklow has been awarded the honor.  The first time was in 2013, after leading the team to a 35 and 1 season.

Last night, The St. Louis Blues took down the Boston Bruins last night 4 to 2, extending their winning streak to 4 games.

The Mizzou Womens Basketball Team defeated the Indiana State Sycamores in their first meeting since 1992.  Final score was 77 to 48.


Monroe Trooper to be Honored23-Nov-2016

A Missouri State Trooper from Monroe County is to be honored on Monday with the Missouri Medal of Valor.

Jason M. Hurt was chosed by Governor Jay Nixon for receive the medal for extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism to save the lives of Missourians in 2015.

The award will be presented on Monday in the Governors office at 1:30.


Suspicious Device on Mizzou Campus23-Nov-2016

A suspicious device that was found the University of Missouri campus has been removed for evaluation at another location.

MU Alert sent a out a message about the device around 9:30.  authorities, including a bomb squad, responded to investigate.  Special equipment was used in an attempt to determine if the device was dangerous.

It was removed around 11:15, and the campus has returned to normal conditions.


Woman Arrested in Relation to Welcome Inn Murder23-Nov-2016


The Columbia Police Department has confirmed 33 year old Jaclyn Rose was arrested on suspicion of the shooting death of 54 year old Gregory Moore at the Welcome Inn in Columbia on November 16.

Rose was seen on video entering the hotel room with the victim, then leaving.  Moore never left the room again.  He was found dead the next day.

Rose was arrested on November 17 on drug charges, and during a search a cell phone was seized from her as evidence in the drug case.  Further investigation revealed the cell phone belonged to Moore.

Rose was arrested in Fulton and transported to Boone County on multiple charges, including 1st degree murder.

Homicide Victim Identified22-Nov-2016

Columbia Police have identified the victim in the homicide on Sunday afternoon in the 1800 block of Kathy Drive.

45 year old Kevin Robert Hollins was found dead inside the residence of an apparent gunshot wound.

Monique Parra was one of two people inside the home at the time of his death.  She has been arrested on suspicion of Voluntary Manslaughter.  Her bond has not yet been set.


In Sports22-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Blues are off to Boston to face the Bruins tonight.  The Blues have been on a 3 game winning streak and are hoping to continue that in tonight's match up. Teams take the ice at 6:00.

The Mizzou Womens  Tigers Basketball team is home tonight to face off against the  Indiana State Sycamores.  These two teams have only met one time in their programs histories.  That was in 1992 with a 63 to 45 Tiger victory.  Tip off is at 7:00 at Mizzou Arena.


Police Search For Shooter22-Nov-2016


The Cole County Sheriff's Department is searching for a man believed to have shot a woman at 4009 County Park Road yesterday. [Monday]

The investigation revealed 29 year old Jerry Dean Gill allegedly shot the victim then left the scene.  Two bystanders picked up the female and started towards the hospital and called 911.

Gill has warrants for 2 counts of second degree domestic assault, armed criminal action and false imprisonment.  He was last seen driving a white, 2006 Chrysler 300, license plate WK2H8A.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  If seen, call your local law enforcement agency.

Sheriff's Report22-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Theft along Audrain Road 756.

2.      Littering along Audrain Road 913.

3.      Loose livestock along Highway HH.

4.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 826 and 751; and, Highway 15.

5.      Animal abuse along Audrain Road 906.

6.      Careless driver along Highway 19.

7.      Road hazard along Highway EE.

8.      and wellbeing of a resident along Audrain Road 353.

Thanksgiving Travel22-Nov-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be out in high numbers protecting the roadways over Thanksgiving weekend.

Sergeant Scott White explains Operation Care:

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In addition to Operation Care, Troop F will be participating in Traffic Accident Reduction Effort on Wednesday and Sunday along Interstate 70.

Child in Endangered Advisory Found Safely21-Nov-2016

An endangered person advisory  for a missing 3 year old boy was canceled after he was found safely in Moberly on Sunday.

The child, Noah Donati, was dropped off Saturday afternoon with his non-custodial mother, Shannon Evans.  Evans then refused to return him prompting the advisory.

The boy was found during a traffic stop Sunday afternoon, and taken into protective custody.


In Sports21-Nov-2016

The Kansas City Chiefs suffered an ugly loss to the Buccaneers at home yesterday, 19 to 17. 

The Mizzou Tiger Basketball team took down Tulane yesterday, 67 to 62, scoring a 45 points in the second half.

The St. Louis Cardinals have added some left handed depth to their pitching staff.  Former Toronto Blue Jay, Brett Cecil has signed with the redbirds on a 4 year, 30.5 million dollar contract.

The Kansas City Royals agreed to terms on a 2 year, 3.8 million dollar contract with their reserve catcher, Drew Butera.


Man Arrested for Domestic Assault, Property Damage21-Nov-2016

Fulton Police have arrested a man accused of domestic assault and property damage in the 600 block of Bluff Street Saturday.  

According to FPD, Joseph Wilson attempted to take a purse and other valuables from the victim by force, causing her to fall and sustain non-life threatening injuries.

Later in the evening, Wilson allegedly returned to the residence, threw items into the street and ran over them with a vehicle.


Mizzou Campus Active Shooter Training21-Nov-2016

Multiple law enforcement agencies will be conducting an active assailant training at Laws Hall this afternoon and evening.

Students, motorists and pedestrians can expect to see a large number of officers, including special weapons, SWAT and the Crisis Negotiation Team.


Mizzou Running Back Arrested21-Nov-2016

Mizzou football running back, Damarea Crockett, was arrested Sunday morning on suspicion of possession of marijuana.

He was released on a summons for possession of less than 35 grams.


Woman Arrested in Relation To Kathy Drive Shooting21-Nov-2016

A woman is being held in the Boone County Jail today after being arrested on suspicion of voluntary manslaughter in relation to the shooting death of a 44 year old man in the 1800 block of Kathy Drive last night. [Sunday]

Monique Parra one of two people in the home where the victim was found dead.  Parra admitted to assisting in causing the death of the victim by helping to pull the trigger of a gun.

A bond has not yet been set.


MU Sexual Assault19-Nov-2016

The University of Missouri Police Department is investigating a possible sexual assault that happened in the early morning hours yesterday. [Friday]

Police received the report around 4:00 yesterday afternoon.  The female victim says she was attacked by an unknown male in the Dobbs residential hall group between 1:45 and 8AM.

Officers are continuing to investigate.


In Sports18-Nov-2016

The Mizzou mens basketball team lost in a heartbreaker to Xavier yesterday, 83 to 82 in overtime in the Tire Pros invitational.  Mizzou will face Davidson in the consolation semi-finals today at 10:30.

The Mizzou womens basketball team suffered their first loss of the season yesterday to Washington, 79 to 66.

The St. Louis Blues defeated the San Jose Sharks last night, 3 to 2.


Judge Reissues Restraining Order18-Nov-2016

A judge has reissued a restraining order halting the establishment of a hog farm in Callaway County.

The Friends of Responsible Agriculture has been fighting to stop the creation of Callaway Farrowing for more than 2 years.

Callaway Farrowing is reportedly attempting to put 10 thousand pigs in barns on 20 acres of land.

The approval would have to come after 4 affirmative votes from the Missouri Clean Water Commission.


NECAC Accepting Apps for Thanksgiving Dinner in Montgomery County18-Nov-2016

Applications are still being accepted by the Northeast Community Action Corporation for qualifying residents in Montgomery County to apply for a Thanksgiving meal.

Each dinner contains a turkey, potatoes, vegetables, rolls and pie.

The application is 4:00 today.  Applicants must meet income guidelines.


Randolph County Developing Health Needs Plan18-Nov-2016

Randolph County Health Officials are developing a health needs plan.

CEO of Moberly Regional Medical Center John Dawes reported on December 1st a working lunch meeting to brainstorm health improvement ideas and tactics will take place.

Among the items noted at a recent health needs town hall was Randolph County's obesity rate, it was 33 percent compared to the state average of 31 percent. 

The lunch meeting on December 1st will be from 11:30am until 1pm at the Randolph County Health Department.


Suspicious Person at Rock Bridge18-Nov-2016

A suspicious person is sprayed with mace and taken into custody after an incident at Rock Bridge High School earlier this (Friday) morning.   

Jennifer Rucksted Rock Bridge High School Principal says the school went into a modified short lock down. 

No students were injured, parents were notified about the incident through text messages.


In Sports17-Nov-2016

The Mizzou Tigers Basketball team will take on Xavier in the game one of the Tire Pros Invitational at noon today.

The St. Louis Blues will face off against the San Jose Sharks tonight in a home match at 7:00.

Former Mizzou Baseball standout, and now a Washington National, Max Scherzer, was named the National League Cy Young Award winner.  The award is given annually to the top pitcher in both the national and american leagues.  Scherzer is the 6th person in history to win the award in both.


More Mumps at Mizzou17-Nov-2016

The number of confirmed cases of mumps on the University of Missouri campus is continuing to rise.

The number has climbed from 17 to 31 since early this week.  There are 27 other students who are showing symptoms of the virus.

The University is working with local and state public health officials to stop the spread, which is typically passed through droplets from coughing and sneezing.  

All of the University Students have received both doses of the vaccine.


Red Flag Warning17-Nov-2016

A red flag warning has been issued for central Missouri through 6:00 this evening.

The National Weather Service is projecting a higher chance of fire today due to southerly winds of around 15 to 25 miles per hour, and relative humidity values below 25 percent.


Sheriff's Report17-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Ashlee Dawn Collet age 28 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of stealing.

2.      Marcus Allen Xavier Rex age 19 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for kidnapping, domestic assault, and armed criminal action.

3.      Nathaniel Scott Terry age 23 of Perry on an Audrain County warrant for burglary, stealing, receiving stolen property, and tampering with a motor vehicle.

4.      Elliot Riehart Kitson age 20 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for burglary.

5.      and John Michael Ruble age 31 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for stealing and tampering with a motor vehicle.
 
they also investigated:

1.      Theft along Audrain Road 557.

2.      Careless driver along Highway AA.

3.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway N.

4.      and suspicious activity along Audrain Road 457.


Yesterday, the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:
1.      Tyler Wayne Kemry age 19 of Vandalia for distribution of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

In Sports16-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Blues snapped their losing streak last night after a 4 to 1 win over the Buffalo Sabres last night in the first game of their homestand.

They will face the San Jose Sharks tomorrow.

the Mizzou Softball team has signed 11 players to the 2017 roster, including 2 from Columbia.  They are Delaney McDonald from Rock Bridge and Katherine Kadlec from Father Tolton.

St. Louis Cardinals relief pitcher, Jordan Walden, has been signed to a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.  Walden did not pitch in 2016 because of injury.


MoDOT closes JC Bridge16-Nov-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be closing one lane of the westbound bridge in Jefferson City for follow up work.

The lane will be closed during off peak hours, from 6PM to midnight, throught the 21st.


Montgomery "Poor" Rating after Audit16-Nov-2016

The Missouri Auditor's office has given Montgomery County a "poor" rating after multiple financial issues were found.

The audit found more than 250 thousand dollars in loans acquired in 2013 have not been paid back, as well as a failure by the sheriff's office to maintain proper records, spending money outside of the budget.

Another problem uncovered was electronic data security.


October Job Growth16-Nov-2016

The newest job report released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development shows growth.

According to the report, non-farm payroll grew by 9300 jobs in October, reaching a new high of nearly 3 million.  

Unemployment also experienced a drop of 5.1 percent last month.


Opening Weekend Deer Numbers16-Nov-2016

More deer have been harvested during the opening weekend of deer season than last year.

Over 96 thousand deer were taken over opening weekend.

56 thousand antlered bucks and 31 thousand does have taken a majority the harvest, followed by 89 hundred button bucks.

The leading county so far is Callaway with 17 hundred taken.


Sheriff's Report16-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Harassment along Highways 19 and NN.

2.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 935.

3.      911 call along Audrain Road 826.

4.      and the wellbeing of a resident along Highway FF.

Winter Weather Preparedness Day16-Nov-2016

The National Weather Service, along with multiple other state agencies have designated today as winter weather awareness day.

Driving in Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous, so the departments are offering safety rules for winter weather.

NWS recommends planning ahead, making sure other people are aware of travel plans.  Keep a survival kit that includes non-perishable food, extra clothes and blankets, a shovel and sand.  If stranded the best course of action is to stay in the vehicle and tie a bright cloth to the antenna so rescuers can find you.


In Sports15-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Blues are preparing to open a 3 game homestand tonight, with a game against the Buffalo Sabres.  Teams take the ice at 7:00.

The Mizzou Womens Basketball team dominated the Nebraska Cornhuskers in Lincoln last night, 55 to 35, advancing to 2 and 0 on the season.

A 3.1 million dollar donation has been made to the Mizzou Tiger Softball program, as well as the Tiger Scholarship Fund. The money is to be divided evenly between the 2 groups.  The source of the money is confidential, and is directed to the John and Dolly Kadlec Society.


Mumps on the Rise Nationwide15-Nov-2016

The number of confirmed cases of mumps at the University of Missouri is continuing climb, but the school is not alone in the virus spreading on campuses.

17 confirmed cases have now been reported at MU, and all students have received the 2 required doses of the vaccine.

Nationally, several other universities, including Harvard, have had an increase.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 2345 were reported nationwide as of last month. That number is more than twice that of 2015.


Sunshine Law Audit15-Nov-2016

Missouri State Auditor, Nicole Galloway, released the results of a audit of Sunshine Law Compliance.

The Sunshine Law is to allow access to public information.  To conduct the audit, Galloway's office sent out 309 requests for information with disappointing results.  Only 30 percent of local governments fully complied with the laws.

Thirty seven percent of the records requests sent were not acknowledged or responded to.  

The attorney general will now decide if legal action will be taken against the entities that did not comply with the transparency laws.


Centralia Coach Retires14-Nov-2016

It is the end of an era for the Centralia Panthers in football. 

After 206 wins and 23 seasons later legendary Coach Erle Bennett is retiring. 

Coach Bennett says one of things he will miss the most is the relationships with students.  

Coach Bennett started his coaching career off in Worth County and ends with an overall record of 206 wins and 89 losses.

According to Centralia High School Athletic Director David Meyers there is no word yet on who will be the next head coach of the Panthers football team.


In Sports14-Nov-2016

The Kansas City Chiefs completed a comeback from being down to defeat the Carolina Panthers yesterday, 20 to 17.

Kendrys Morales, a designated hitter for the Kansas City Royals who recently entered free agency, has been signed by the Toronto Blue Jays on a 3 year, 33 million dollar deal.

Mizzou Tiger Football's Charles Harris, has earned the honor of SEC Defensive Lineman of the week following an impressive performance against Vanderbilt on Saturday.


Indiana Man Arrested with 36 pounds of Marijuana14-Nov-2016

An Indiana man was arrested in Callaway County yesterday afternoon for felony possession with intent to distribute.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 36 year old Kornelius Easton, of Anderson, Indiana, was found to have 36 pounds of marijuana in his possession. 

He was taken to the Callaway County Jail with no bond.


Nixon Bags 10 Point Buck14-Nov-2016

Governor Jay Nixon harvested a 10 point buck on opening day, then donated the meat to families in need.

Nixon utilized Share the Harvest, an organization that provides venison to local food banks, shelters and feeding centers.  

Last year, more than 45 hundred hunters donated over 250 thousand pounds of meat to the program.


Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week14-Nov-2016

Today (Monday) is the beginning of Traffic Incident Response Awareness Week.

Linda Wilson Horn the Communications Coordinator for the Missouri Department of Transportation says drivers are reminded to move over one lane and give responders plenty of room to work an accident. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration the total number of traffic incident fatalities are up 7.2 percent over the past year.


United Way of Audrain County14-Nov-2016

The United Way of Audrain County has reached 52 percent of their fundraising goal after a corporate donation from Ameren.

The goal was set at 120 thousand dollars. 62,832 dollars and 19 cents in donations have been raised thus far.  Donations are still being accepted through the end of this month.


Boone County Woman Charged with Maintaining Public Nuisance 11-Nov-2016

A Boone County woman has been charged with maintaining a public nuisance in the 6200 block of East Circle drive after an apartment has had drug activity for over a year leading to the death of a 17 year old girl.

Michelle Nickle has made multiple reports of prescription drugs being stolen from the property.  In January, an armed robbery took place to steal the Oxycontin and Oxycodone from the residence.

On July 14, Nickle's 17 year old daughter was found unconcious in the home, and was later found to be dead of an Oxycodone overdose.  

Nickle has posted a 45 hundred dollar bond and has been released.


Callaway County Police Chase11-Nov-2016

A 24 year old Fulton man was arrested after a police chase in Callaway County yesterday morning.

Mikael Tice is being held without bond after he refused to pull over for a traffic stop, kicking off a chase that began in Kingdom City and continued near State Raod E, where he crashed his vehicle.  

Tice then fled on foot, but was captured by deputies quickly.

He is being held on multiple charges including resisting arrest, careless and imprudent driving involving an an accident, and other possession of drug paraphernalia, and other traffic violations.


Meth Investigation Leads to Arrests11-Nov-2016

An investigation into meth distribution in Boone County leads to the arrest of 2 people.

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Department on November 3rd, 42 year old Shawn M. Turner was arrested for gun and drug charges, and failing to register as a sex offender. 

On November 11th the department reports the arrest of Justin T. Aman, after a search warrant led to the discovery of 6 grams of meth, and stolen power tools at 1514 West Worley Street.

Additional charges are pending since this residence was only 310 feet from the West Middle School.


Missouri River Bridge Reopening11-Nov-2016

The westbound Missouri River bridge at Jefferson City will reopen tonight (Friday), after being closed for the last 6 months.

Commuters are being warned the reopening will cause significant delays over the weekend, due to the fact the eastbound bridge will be down to one lane while workers take down the concrete barrier separating the lanes. 

Drivers going to the Mizzou game tomorrow (Saturday) are recommended to leave early and allow extra time to get to their destination.


Moberly Men Face Burglary Charges11-Nov-2016

2 Moberly men are facing charges of burglary after allegedly attempting to break into storage units on Sunday. 

The Moberly Police Department say they received reports of an attempted burglary on the 1200 block of Huntsville Avenue, and an investigation led to the arrest of 20 year old Joshua Carter and 24 year old Patrick Ashburn. 

Both men are being held on a forty five thousand dollar bond.


Deer Season10-Nov-2016

Firearm deer season opens on Saturday.  In order to buy hunting permits, certain requirements must be met.

Steelman says if a person is over 16, and does not have a hunter's safety course certification, the Department of Conservation also offers an "Apprentice Tag" that requires hunters over 16 to hunt with a qualified hunter of the age of 18.  This program can be used twice.


In Sports10-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Blues lost in overtime last night to the Chicago Blackhawks, 2 to 1.

Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez, was awarded with his fourth career Gold Glove award on Tuesday.  Also awarded a gold glove was former Mizzou standout and Mizzou Athletics Hall of Fame member, Ian Kinsler at second base.

For the first time in 8 years, St. Louis Cardinals catcher, Yadier Molina was passed up for honor, with the accolades going to San Francisco Giants Buster Posey.

The St. Louis Cardinals are working on their infield for next season starting with a home for Matt Carpenter.  
He spent a great deal of last year moving around the infield, but will find a home at first base.  Current first baseman, Matt Adams, will be a part of trade discussions during the off season.


Jefferson City Police Locate Double Homicide Suspect10-Nov-2016

Jeff City Police locate the suspect they believe is responsible for a double homicide that occurred last (Wednesday) night in the 100 block of Grant Street.

Investigators say they located 27 year old Brandon Rapier of Jefferson City coming out of the woods in the lower parking lot of Riverside Park.

Rapier was taken to an area hospital to be treated for previously inflicted wounds and is listed in fair condition.

The 2 victims pronounced dead last night  are 27 year old Ciera Kolb of Cole County and 27 year old Micha Hall of Jefferson City.


Laddonia Water Shut Off Tomorrow10-Nov-2016

The City of Laddonia will be shutting water off on the north side of town to install a water hydrant tomorrow.

It is not known how long the water will be off, but once it comes back on a 48 hour boil order will be in effect.


Light Up the Sky in Moberly10-Nov-2016

The Million Taylor Funeral Home is hosting a Light Up the Sky for Alzheimer's event tonight in Moberly.

The event is meant to provide resources available to the 1 in 9 people over 65 who suffer with Alzheimers.

The event is free and open to the public, and will take place at the funeral home beginning at 5:30.


New Case Of Zika Confirmed10-Nov-2016

Another case of the zika virus in Missouri has been confirmed in a non-pregnant woman who has recently traveled to the British Virgin Islands.

This is the 32nd case within the state, and none of them have been contracted via a mosquito bite locally.

Most people with zika will have have no symptoms, and when they do they are typically mild and flu-like.

The greatest concern of the virus is in pregnant women, as the illness is suspected to cause microcephaly in newborns.


Jefferson City Shots Fired09-Nov-2016

3 men are in custody after a shooting in the area of Monroe and Dunklin Street in Jefferson City this (Wednesday) morning.

Police say witnesses were able to provide a description and they found the 3 men about 2 blocks away in a church parking lot.

They were taken to the Cole County Jail and have not yet been identified.


Unofficial Voter Turnout09-Nov-2016

Unofficial voter turnout in yesterday's general election statewide was 66.55 percent.

The Secretary of State Office say that more than 2.8 million registered voters in Missouri turned out to the polls.


In Sports08-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals have allowed Brandon Moss to join Matt Holliday in free agency, effective today.

A newly free agent who has caught the eye of the redbirds organization is former Cubs center fielder, Dexter Fowler.  General Manager John Mozeliak has stated his goal for next season is to improve the Card's defense.


Sheriff's Report08-Nov-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Christopher Michael Edmond Sr. age 43 of Leadwood on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
deputies investigated:

1.      Fraud from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

2.      Harassment along Audrain Road 540.

3.      Careless driver along Highway FF.

4.      Road hazard along Highway B.

5.      and suspicious activity along Highway 15.


Yesterday, the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:

1.      Cynthia Mae Williamson age 54 of Mexico for driving while revoked and a Daviess County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of passing a bad check.

State Record Fish Caught08-Nov-2016

A Camdenton man has caught a state record bass out of the Lake of the Ozarks using shad as bait.

Mark McArtor was attempting to catch blue catfish when the 9 pound 1 ounce bass hit his line.  This is the 15th state record fish caught this year.

State record fish are separated into 2 categories, line and pole and alternative methods including trotlines, limb lines, snagging and spearfishing.


Things to know at the polls08-Nov-2016

Election day has arrived, so here are few things to know when heading to the polls.

Polling places will open at 6:00.  If you are unsure where your polling place is, visit the Missouri Voter Outreach Center online. 

Attendants will ask for an ID.  This can be a drivers license, voter registration card, utility bill, passport or student ID.

If a voter experiences issues at the polls, they can report them to the county clerk.


Audrain Crash07-Nov-2016

A head on collision on Route T in Audrain County last night has left  27 year old Justin Reynolds, of Madison in serious condion.

Investigators say the accident happened when 62 year old Ralph Robertson, of Centralia, crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driven by Reynolds.  He was taken by helicopter to University hospital.

Robertson sustained minor injuries, and refused treatment on the scene.


Bond Hearings for Alleged Bank Robbers07-Nov-2016

Bond Hearings have been postponed to November 22 in a Montgomery County Court for David Franklin and Cecil Golden, 2 of the 3 men accused of robbing an Audrain County Bank last Wednesday.  

Franklin and Golden were arrested after a brief foot pursuit after allegedly crashing a stolen vehicle into a house in Montgomery City.  The third suspect, Wade Sargent, fled the scene, and entered a house, where he was later found to have died of a self inflicted gunshot wound.


In Sports07-Nov-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost outfielder Jeremy Hazelbaker and left handed relief pitcher Dean Kiekhefer on waivers.  Hazelbaker has been signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks, while Keikhefer will continue his career with the Seattle Mariners.

Columbia native, and Nascar driver, Carl Edwards, is celebrating a big win in the Texas 500 last night, before the race was shortened by rain.  Edwards will race for a championship at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 20.

The Kansas City Chiefs took down the Jacksonville Jaguars on their home turf yesterday 19 to 14.

Quick goals by Jori Lehtera and Robby Fabbri led the St. Louis Blues to a commanding 5 to 1 victory over the Colorado Avalance last night.


Polls Open at 6AM07-Nov-2016

Voters will be headed to the polls in less than 24 hours, and Missouri polling places will open their doors at 6:00 in the morning.

To make the process run easier with what is expected to be a large turnout of voters, make sure to have either an ID or your voter registration card available.  Acceptable forms of identification include a drivers license, passport or any federal US government agency.

If you do not have an identification, a copy of a current bill or paycheck with your address is acceptable.

The polls will close at 7 in the evening, but no voter will be turned away of they are waiting in line.


McMurtrey Sentencing Continued04-Nov-2016

Sentencing has been continued in one of the largest drug busts in Pike County history.  74 year old William "Bill" McMurtrey, owner of the Clarksville Skylift, will appear in Pike County Court on December 5.

McMurtrey was arrested in February of 2015 for allegedly possessing 114 pounds of marijuana and over $33,000 in cash.


Snelling Honored as High School Science Teacher of the Year04-Nov-2016

Erin Snelling, A Mexico High School Graduate, and teacher at Hallsville High School has been honored as the High School Science Teacher of the Year by the Science Teachers of Missouri.

Snelling was chosen based on innovative teaching practices and continued learning to promote learning both in and out of the classroom.


Missouri Votes on Amendment 203-Nov-2016

Missouri voters will decide whether or not to limit campaign donations on Tuesday by voting on amendment 2.

Currently candidates in Missouri can accept unlimited campaign donations from a single donor. 

Amendment 2 would limit donations to $2600.00. 

Missouri has not had donor limits since 2008. 

Most democrats running for office in this years election support amendment 2 while several Republicans have yet to make their position known.


Monday Car Chase Charges Announced03-Nov-2016

Charges against the man who took Pike County Police on a car chase Monday are announced. 

According to the Pike County Sheriff's Department 25 year old Trevor Traynor is being charged with a class C felony of endangering the welfare of a child, felony resisting a lawful stop and misdemeanors of driving while revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

A ten thousand dollar cash only bond has been set.


Suspects in Bank Robbery Identified03-Nov-2016

The 3 suspects in the Martinsburg Bank Robbery are identified as 23 year old Cecil Golden, 22 year old David Franklin, and the man found dead was 23 year old Wade Sargent.

Chief Deputy of the Audrain County Sheriff's Department Matt Oller reports the cause of death to Sargent appeared to self inflicted. 

Chief Deputy Oller says that the other 2 suspects are being held in the Montgomery County Jail with a bond hearing set for November 7th.

Multiple charges are being sought against the 2 in Audrain and Montgomery County.


Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery02-Nov-2016

Daylight saving time begins at 2AM on Sunday.  Fire officials in the area remind residents to remember to change the batteries in their smoke alarms at the same time.

All batteries lose their effectiveness over time and having a fresh battery in the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in your home is imperative, according to the Boone County Fire district.

The Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery campaign began in 1987 in response to an alarming increase in the number of home fire deaths.


Double Fatality Crash02-Nov-2016

A double fatality crash is being reported in northern Boone County this (Wednesday) afternoon.

According to the Boone County Fire Protection District a head on collision killed at least 2 people near Brentwood Lane, between Hallsville and Centralia and closed the road for several hours. 

The identities of the victims are unknown at this time.


In Sports02-Nov-2016

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians in Game 6 of the world series last night, 9 to 3.  The series is now tied at 3 games each, with the final match up to come tonight at 7:00 in Cleveland.

The St. Louis Blues lost to the New York Rangers last night 5 to nothing.  They will play again tomorrow against the Dallas Stars.

The Kansas City Chiefs have signed running back, Bishop Sankey.  The 24 year old was brought in from the New England Patriots practice squad.  He could begin with the team as soon as Sunday in the game against the Jaguars.


MU Students Have Confirmed Mumps02-Nov-2016

The University of Missouri has 4 confirmed cases of mumps in the student body, and 5 additional students being tested.

None of the students that have tested positive live on campus, and have been asked to stay home and not attend class.

The most common sign of illness is swelling in jaw.   It can be spread through a variety of methods including touching objects with unclean hands, coughing and sneezing.

All of the students have been treated, and anyone exhibiting symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible.


Mun Choi is New UM System President02-Nov-2016

The UM Board of Curators has announced Mun Choi has been hired as the new system president this morning.

Choi is currently serving in the role of Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Connecticut.  He has been at UConn for the last 4 years.

University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst described Choi as a "talented and tenacious leader".

He will begin his new role on March 1, 2017.


Robbery at Martinsburg Bank in Martinsburg02-Nov-2016

According to a  press release from the Audrain County Emergency Management Agency police are on the lookout for a Red over Black Ford Escape used in the bank robbery at around 2:30 this (Wednesday) afternoon. 

The suspect is described as a white man age 20 to 30, wearing a dark grey sweat shirt and sweat pants. 

According to traffic off of a scanner the suspects are now hold up at a residence in Wellsville. 


In Sports01-Nov-2016

The World Series continues tonight as the Indians regain home field advantage against the Chicago Cubs.  The Indians are leading the series, 3 games to 2.

A St. Louis Cardinals bench coach is in the running to take over the vacant manager position for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

44 year old David Bell came to the Cardinals after acting as third base coach for the Cubs.  He has just completed his third year on Mike Matheny's staff.

The Cardinals Organization has expected to make some changes in the management team for the 2017 season, but so far only one confirmed change has been announced.

The St. Louis Blues are back in action tonight against the Rangers at Madison Square Garden at 6:00.  The blues beat the Rangers on October 15 with a score of 3 to 2.


Kingdom City Car Chase01-Nov-2016

2 people are in the Callaway County Jail after taking police on a car chase early this morning in Kingdom City.

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Department just before 1am,  a vehicle refused to stop on Highway 54  for a license violation, and took police on a chase along several state and county roads through out Kingdom City and Calwood before finally getting stuck on Jade Road.

The department reports arresting the driver 26 year old April Breaux of Mexico, and the passenger 26 year old Andrew Rotter.


Miss Audrain Pageant Saturday01-Nov-2016

The Miss Audrain and Miss Audrain Outstanding Teen Pageants will be taking place this weekend in Mexico.  The contestants will be vying for their chance to move on to the Miss Missouri Pageant in June.

Executive Director, Bev Meuschke says contestants will be judged in private interview, evening gown, talent and on stage question.  The older "Miss" contestants will also compete in swimsuit, while the teens will have a lifestyle and fitness routine.

Miss Audrain 2015, Jen Davis, was first runner up in last year's Miss Missouri Pageant.

The event will take place at the Missouri Military Gymtorium, at 7:00.  Doors will open at 6, admission is 10 dollars.


MoDot Recommendations01-Nov-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation has released the results of an audit of the roadway between Camdenton and Mexico along Highway 54.

The audit stemmed from a rash of wrong way drivers in Miller County, and 2 fatality crashes on curves.

The audit revealed the 54 corridor met all state and federal standards.  The recommendations are above what is required by law and policy, and include additional safety enhancements to reduce further incidents.

To reduce wrong way crashes, the department will install signage in the medians, on shoulders and at interchange off ramps.

In the last 5 years, there have 410 crashes on curves on the 100 mile stretch of highway.  On curves that have experienced more than one accident, MoDOT will install chevron signs, which are rectangular signs with arrows that warn drivers of upcoming sharp turns in the road.  Additionally, 7 curves will receive a high friction surface treatment to improve traction.

The department is currently developing a plan for the most cost effective route to complete the projects.


SSM Health Increases Minimum Wage01-Nov-2016

SSM Health will be instituting a new minimum wage for all employees within the system in January.

The wage increase will impact nearly 1100 employees in Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.  

The increase to 11 dollars an hour will benefit individuals who serve in a variety or roles, including aides, transporters, dietary and environment services.

The minimum hourly wage is significantly higher than the current federal minimum wage of 7.25 and the state minimum wages which range up to to 8.25 across the healthcare system.


Centralia Car Chase31-Oct-2016

A Columbia man is in custody after taking Centralia Police on a car chase last (Sunday) night.

Centralia Chief of Police Larry Dudgeon says his officers recognized Tyson Ung who had existing warrants for his arrest out of Boone County and they attempted to stop him.

Chief Dudgeon says no one was injured during the chase. 

Ung is now facing charges of driving while revoked, and resisting arrest.


Columbia Robbery31-Oct-2016

A man is in custody in connection to a robbery that took place at a Gerbes Supermarket in Columbia on Saturday.

Police say Deaunte Shaw took a victim's wallet and removed money that was inside it, and displayed a handgun at the Gerbes location on Saturday. 

Shaw then fled the area however officers where able to locate him in the Hardee's parking lot on Paris Road, where he was arrested for 1st degree robbery and armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Bond at this time is unknown.


Jefferson City Shooting31-Oct-2016

The 29 year old victim of a Jefferson City shooting is pronounced dead and detectives are now investigating the case as a homicide. 

The victim's identity has not yet been released and he was pronounced deceased shortly before noon today (Monday).  

The shooting took place early this (Monday) morning in the 700 block of Michigan Street.

Residents are being encouraged to contact detectives with information.


Johnathan Banks Charges Dismissed31-Oct-2016

A dismissal of charges against Johnathan Banks is filed by the Boone County Prosecutor's Office. 

Banks was being charged with a shooting incident in Columbia that was closely tied to another case on the same day that left 24 year old Gabriell Rhodes dead. 

Spencer Bartlett the Assistant Boone County Prosecutor reports that due to recent developments, the state no longer believes it can prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. 

Bartlett did leave open the possibility of reopening the case.


Missing Laddonia Man Returns Home Safely31-Oct-2016

A missing Laddonia man has returned home safely.

Matt Oller, with the Audrain County Sheriff's Office confirms 59 year old Kevin Hoyt is home with his family.  

Hoyt had last been seen on October 22.


Couple Makes Large Donation to Charity28-Oct-2016

Larry and Brenda Potterfield, of Columbia, recently made a donation of over 128 thousand dollars to Midway USA Foundation to benefit youth shooting sports.

MidwayUSA Foundation is a charity working to sustain the sport and provide long term funding to youth shooting teams.  The funds received from the charity can be used for ammunition, uniforms, entry fees and travel costs.


In Sports28-Oct-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals have multiple players named as finalists to win a gold glove award.  For the Royals, Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon have been named.  For the Cards, long time team mates Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright are up for the award.

The Mizzou Tigers will take on the Kentucky Wildcats in their Gold Rush game.  Kick off is at 11:00.

The St. Louis Blues lost to the Detroit Red Wings, 2 to 1 in an overtime shootout.

The World Series continues tonight in game 3.  The Cleveland Indians and the Chicago Cubs will face off at 7:08 in Chicago.


Nixon Discusses Pet Sheltering28-Oct-2016

Governor Jay Nixon attended a roundtable on Missouri's ability to rescue and shelter pets during emergency situations in the state.

Nixon pointed out that in late December 2015, emergency responders and volunteers rescued pets from the historic flood waters, while the Humane Society set up drop off locations with 2 climate controlled trailers in the affected areas so evacuating residents had time to find housing to accomodate their pets.

In 2006, legislature was passed stating if a state was seeking assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, they must also include a plan for pets and service animals in disaster areas.


Semi truck Crashes and Burns in Olive Garden28-Oct-2016


Photo Courtesy of Terri Brooks

A semi-truck crashed into the Olive Garden in Columbia early this morning.

Fire fighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the west side of the restaurant.

The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

City of Columbia Building and Site personnel are currently assessing the structure damage to the building.

17 units responded to the accident, and no firefighters were reported.

A damage estimate is not currently available.  More information as it becomes available.

Shelby County Bridge Reopens28-Oct-2016

A Shelby County bridge that has been closed since June reopened this morning.

The replacement of the bridge, located just less than a mile south of Missouri Route 168, was closed on June 27.


Sheriff's Report28-Oct-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Highway FF.

2.      911 call along Audrain Road 324.

3.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 306.

4.      Loose livestock along Highway T.

5.      Animal abuse along Highway P.

6.      and harassment along Audrain Road 207.
 

Yesterday, the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:
1.      Kaitlin Maree Kirkwood age 17 of Mexico for possession of marijuana.

Ameren To Increase Natural Gas Rates27-Oct-2016

Ameren Missouri customers will see a small increase in their gas bills beginning November 1.

The Missouri Public Service Commission reports residential customers in all of Ameren's  service area, except Rolla will see natural gas rates increase by 4 cents per hundred cubic feet.  This includes Columbia, Jefferson City and Mexico.

In the Rolla area, the increase will be closer to 14 cents per hundred cubic feet.


Auxvasse Man Pleads Guilty27-Oct-2016

An Auxvasse man pleaded guilty to his third offense of stealing in a Callaway County Court.

29 year old Shaun Rayhart admitted to stealing a sprayer and cattle feeder from a property on County Road 264 in April.  

The offense was enhanced to a felony due to his prior convictions of stealing in 2010 and 2011 in Boone and Audrain Counties.

Rayhart was sentenced to 4 years in the Department of Corrections.


BCFD Terminates LaForce27-Oct-2016

In a brief meeting this morning, [Thursday] the Boone County Fire Protection District voted unanimously to terminate the membership of a Hallsville man arrested for sodomy on Monday.

Gary LaForce  is suspected of sexually assaulting a male juvenile between 1999 and 2007 at his home on East Highway OO, and also at a location on North Route B.  He was a volunteer fire fighter with the department for 26 years.

LaForce is being held at the Boone County Detention Facility, with a bond of 100 thousand dollars.


Boone County Boil Advisory27-Oct-2016

A boil water advisory is issued for areas of Boone County from 11am this (Thursday) morning until 11am Saturday morning. 

The areas inlcude Gateway South Subdivision on Route K, Leatherworrd Hills store and 1601 West Old Plank Road.  

The advisory was due to low water pressure, a water main leak and construction in the area.


In Sports27-Oct-2016

The Chicago Cubs tied the World Series in game 2 last night after defeating the Cleveland Indians 5 to 1.  The Cubs will have a home field advantage for the next 3 games, beginning in tomorrow's game.

Plans for the annual Norm Stewart Classic have been announced, with a small twist.  The 47 participating high school basketball teams will play games for 48 hours straight.  In each game, there will be a Gary Filbert Most Valuable Player award given out.  In addition to the MVP meal, the player will receive a 100 dollar scholarship to the school of their choice.  The tournament will take place December 2nd through the 4th.

The St. Louis Blues will take on the Detroit Red Wings tonight at home.  Puck drops at 7:00.

Mizzou basketball will host Halloween and Hoops tomorrow night.  Gates for the event will open at 5:30.  The Black and Gold Scrimmage will start at 6:30.


Kindom City Detours27-Oct-2016

Motorists traveling through Kingdom City will soon see several traffic impacts requiring detours in the upcoming weeks for a pavement replacement.

Beginning at 8 a.m. on November 1, traffic from eastbound Route 54 to westbound I-70 will be detoured. Motorists on eastbound 54 can access westbound I-70 via the following detour: eastbound I-70 to Exit 155 (Routes A and Z) and then use the interchange to access westbound I-70. The detour will be in place until Friday, Nov. 4.

Traffic from westbound I-70 to westbound 54 will also be detoured. Motorists on westbound I-70 can access westbound 54 via the following detour: westbound I-70 to Exit 144 (Route M) and then use the interchange to eastbound I-70 to Exit 148 at Kingdom City. This detour will be in place until Friday, Nov. 4.


Koster Files Suit Against Two Businesses27-Oct-2016

Attorney General Chris Koster has filed suit against 2 costume stores for selling cosmetic contact lenses without a prescription.

Celebrate the Season in St. Louis and Gotcha Costume Rental and Theatrical Supplies in Columbia received letters informing them of the prescription requirement and the potential harm that can result from using the lenses.

The Food and Drug Administration has classified both corrective and non-corrective lenses as medical devices, requiring a prescription.

Koster is seeking to stop the sale of the lenses, and receive restitution for consumers, as well as civil penalties.


Salmonella To Treat Cancer27-Oct-2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri have developed a non-toxic strain of Salmonella that has been found to target cancer cells.

Salmonella has a unique characteristic that allows the bacteria to penetrate through cell barriers.  The nontoxic bacteria has been genetically modified to be able to target and kill cancer cells, without harming normal, healthy cells.  The strain was administered directory into the circulatory system of mice with prostate cancer, shrinking tumors by 20 percent.

Further experimentation is needed to determine the effectiveness in larger beings.


Sheriff's Report27-Oct-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Bruce Garry Cartwright Jr. age 33 of Mexico for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child; and, a Boone County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding.
 
Deputies also investigated:

1.      Loose livestock along Highway 151.

2.      Harassment along Second Street in Laddonia.

3.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 424.

4.      Road hazard along Highway B.

5.      and a careless driver along Highway 15.

Bird Refuge to Close26-Oct-2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be closing a waterfowl refuge on Saturday.

The 3 thousand acre area on the Middle Fork and Elk Fork branches of Mark Twain Lake provides a habitat for migratory waterfowl to feed and rest before continuing south for their winter grounds.

The refuge will remain closed until December 27.  Signs and lake buoys will be present to indicate the prohibition of all boat traffic and waterfowl hunting. 

 Land based activities, such as bank fishing, waterfowl viewing and other in season hunting is permitted.


Columbia Police Searching for 2 Robbery Suspects26-Oct-2016

Columbia Police are searching for 2 male suspects after a reported robbery at the United Credit Union on Falling Leaf Lane at around 9:38 this (Wednesday) morning. 

Police say one suspect was armed with a handgun and the other with a weapon entered the business and demanded money, no injuries were reported.

They are described as black males last seen wearing dark colored clothing, anyone with information is asked to the Columbia Police Department or call Crimestoppers.


Election Officer assigned26-Oct-2016

The United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri has assigned Patrick Daly to handle election day complaints.

Daly is charged with handling complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuse, including intimidating or bribing voters, buying or selling votes and impersonating voters.

It also forbids fraid in the form of altering vote tallies, stuffing ballot boxes, or marking ballots for voters against their wishes.

In addition to the U.S. Attorney's office, the FBI will have special agents handling election day issues across the country.


In Sports26-Oct-2016

The Chicago Cubs couldn't handle the Cleveland Indians in last night's 6 to nothing shut out loss in game one of world series.

Indians pitcher Corey Kluber and catcher Roberto Perez were unstoppable in last night's match up.  Kluber made world series history as the first pitcher to strike out 8 in 3 innings in a Fall Classic game.

Perez was the first catcher to hit two homeruns in a World Series game since Gary Carter did it in 1986.

Game 2 starts at 6:00 in Cleveland.


Second Arrest in Vandalia Drug Bust26-Oct-2016


A second woman was arrested yesterday [Tuesday] as a result of search warrant that was served October 12 in Vandalia.

Investigators served the warrant at the home of 55 year old Karen Leigh Ramirez in the 100 block of Woodlawn in Vandalia.  43 year old Lori Ann Stuart was arrested at that time.

Ramirez is now in custody on suspicion of distribution of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a weapon and keeping or maintaining a public nuisance.

She was taken to the Audrain County Jail.

Sheriff's Report26-Oct-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Steven Christopher Stone age 36 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault.
 
Deputies also investigated:

1.      Property damage along Highway 54.

2.      Loose livestock along Highway 151.

3.      Theft along Highway E.

4.      Harassment along Audrain Road 9834.

5.      Domestic dispute along Highway N.

6.      Careless driver along Highway 19.

7.      and a civil dispute along Highway N.

Jeff City Halloween Festivities25-Oct-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department will be hosting several events for Halloween on Sunday. 

A hay ride is planned from 2:30 until 5:30 in the Police Department Parking lot, located at 401 Monroe Street, in addition a costume contest for kids is at 5:00 pm.

Also after the hay ride and costume contest, a haunted hallway will be open to the public from 5:30 until 8:00pm.


Missing Laddonia Man25-Oct-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's Department is still searching for 59 year old Kevin E. Hoyt of Laddonia.

Hoyt has been missing since Friday, and was last seen talking to someone driving a white SUV along Audrain Road 489 near the family's hog farm.

Hoyt is described as a white man 5'10, 170 pounds with thick dark hair, glasses and a full beard that is trimmed short.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office or call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-392-TIPS.


Moberly Man Faces Statutory Rape Charges25-Oct-2016

A Moberly man is in the Monroe County Jail facing charges of statutory rape following an arrest for an incident that allegedly happened in 2014.

According to the Monroe County Sheriff's Department 21 year old Jacob Cole Buckman allegedly committed the crime against a girl who was younger than 14 at the time. 

Buckman is being held on a fifty thousand dollar cash only bond.


Cigarette Issues on Ballot24-Oct-2016

Two cigarette tax issues will appear on the November 8th ballot.

While both proposals are very similar, the money raised from the increase tax will be distributed differently.

In amendment 3, the taxes will increase tax a total of 67 cents per pack, with money to go towards the schools, and the development of more early childhood programs.

In Proposition A, the taxes on cigarettes will increase a total of 23 cents per pack with funding to go to roads and bridges.


Drew Wilt Helps Take the Win24-Oct-2016

A special needs student at South Shelby High School was called into the first game of district play.  17 year old Drew Wilt was able to run in a 40 yard touchdown. The coaches and players from both South Shelby and Schuyler county agreed to let him run the play.  With Drew's help, South Shelby won the game by more than 50 points.


Explosion at Farm near Kingdom City24-Oct-2016

An explosion at a farm near Kingdom City leaves one person dead and another injured.

According to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office the person who died was  45 year old Stephen Fink of Macon who was driving a tractor trailer delivering a liquid cattle feed product, and a blast happened while the product was being emptied into a large container. 

Lieutenant Clay Chism says the Sheriff's Department responded to County Road 231 in Northwest Callway County.

An autopsy is being conducted today (Monday) and Chism says the investigation will likely be closed due to the lack of any criminal findings.


Highway Dedicated to 2 Fallen Soldiers24-Oct-2016

Two fallen Missouri soldiers will have highway named in their honor after a monument was removed from the Boone County Courthouse.

Patrick Connor and Steven Farnen were killed in the first Gulf War.  The monument was unveiled in 1992.  Recently atheists opposed the fish symbol on the monument citing the government could be sued for endorsing religion.

Farnen's highway will be on highway 63 between Breedlove Drive in Sturgeon and Peabody Drive in Columbia, Connor's will be the section of 63 between Discovery Parkway and Intertate 70.


Highway Safety Awards Presented24-Oct-2016

State and regional awards were given recognition at the Traffic Safety and Blueprint Conference held in Columbia last week.  The awards were presented to individuals and organizations working to raise awareness of roadway hazards.

The Northeast Regional Show-Me Safety Award winner is Dustin Betz, a former Bowling Green High School student who organized a mock DWI crash at the school in 2016, his senior year.
 
The Central Regional Arrive Alive Award winner is Sgt. Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who was cited as being caring and compassionate while sharing the importance message of safe driving to audiences of all ages.

The awards are given out every 2 years.


In Sports24-Oct-2016

The Kansas City Chiefs took down the New Orleans Saints yesterday, 27 to 21. They will play again Sunday in Indianapolis.


Sheriff's Report24-Oct-2016

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Shari Janene Love age 45 of Vandalia for domestic assault.

2.      Kelly Alan Gooldy age 39 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for criminal 
non-support.

3.      Travis Scott Miller age 43 of Hannibal for possession of Tramadol.

4.      and Terry Allen Chism age 50 of Hannibal for possession of Tramadol.
 
deputies investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Highway W.

2.      Assault along Highway 22.

3.      Missing person along Audrain Road 489.

4.      911 call along Audrain Road 826.

5.      Suspicious activity along Highway 54.

6.      and a peace disturbance along Jefferson Street in Martinsburg.
 
Issued:
1.      Warning for a traffic offense along Highway 54.


On Saturday, the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:
1.      Christina Marie Harper age 42 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and speeding.

Funds added to FY17 Budget21-Oct-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has added the 8.7 million dollars received from a settlement from Volkswagen to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

The funds are available today, and have been designated to 2 interests.

4.5 Million are going towards school transportation, while 3 million is for a previously deferred biodiesel subsidies transferred.

Additionally, 1.2 million was released to the State Emergency Management Agency for Missouri Task Force 1 to support disaster response.


In Sports21-Oct-2016

The St. Louis Blues lost their second game of the season to the Edmonton Oilers last night, 3 to 1.  They will take on the Calgary Flames tomorrow night.


Laddonia Power Outage21-Oct-2016

A downed power line is the reason some people in Laddonia were without power this morning.

A spokesperson with Ameren Missouri confirmed crews were working to repair the line, and the residents were without power for around 2 hours.


Centralia Scam20-Oct-2016

The Centralia City Offices have received information about a scam involving someone claiming to be a city employee and offering grant money of financial assistance to residents.

The recipients of the calls report they were told to wire 400 dollars to receive the money.  

The City does not have a program such as the one being described and is not contacting former and current residents to offer this type of assistance.

If you are contacted contact the Centralia Police Department.


Fulton Man Sentenced20-Oct-2016

A Fulton man has been sentence dot 6 years in prison for domestic assault in the second degree, possession of a controlled substance, and failing to register as a sex offender.

37 year old Jeffrey Nash admitted he assaulted a woman last December by choking her.  He also admitted that he possessed meth during an unrelated arrest, and that he failed to update his sex offender registration in February.  

Nash is required to register as a sex offender based on a  2005 conviction for statutory rape.


In Sports20-Oct-2016

The Mizzou Mens Basketball team has been picked to  finish last out of the 14 SEC conference teams, after back to back last place finishes in the latest preseason poll.

The St. Louis Blues are set to take on the Edmonton Oilers tonight in game 5 of the season.  Puck drops at 8:00.


Missouri Gun violence ranking20-Oct-2016

A new report the Center for American Progress lists Missouri as the 15th deadliest state for gun violence, and gives the state a failing grade for gun law strengths.

According to the report, one person is killed in Missouri every 10 hours.  The report compiled data from 2005 to 2014, which includes suicides, homicides and mass shootings.

In the 9 year period, one thousand seventeen people under 21 years of age died in gun related incidents.


Missouri Unemployment20-Oct-2016

The unemployment levels in the State of Missouri are continuing to climb.

Since January of this year, the rate has jumped from 4.2 percent to 5.2 percent.

Seasonally adjusted data released by the Missouri Department of Economic Development showed growth in the health care and social assistance and educational fields.  

Overall, Missouri's nonfarm payroll employment grew by 67 hundred jobs in September.


Sheriff's Report20-Oct-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Road hazards along Highway J and Audrain Road 744.

2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 9306.

3.      911 call along Audrain Road 581.

4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 425.

5.      Domestic assault in Laddonia.

6.      Child custody dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

7.      Delivered an emergency message along Audrain Road 9832.

8.      and property damage along Highway FF.

Small Fire at Columbia School20-Oct-2016

621 students evacuated the Lange Middle School in Columbia this morning due to a small fire.

No one was injured fire officials report the fire started in an electrical room on a breaker. 

The Marshal is involved in an investigation to find out what caused the fire so the school can make the necessary changes.


Tree Stand Safety20-Oct-2016

With Missouri's archery deer season already underway, and gun season to start in mid-November, health care experts are urging caution.

Over 500 thousand people deer hunt statewide, many in elevated stands.

They recommend not attempting to climb ladders one handed while carrying gear, and properly using a safety harness would prevent most fall injuries.


Fulton man Arrested after chase19-Oct-2016

A Fulton man has been arrested on multiple charges after leading police on a chase yesterday afternoon.

25 year old Shane Vandelicht refused to stop for officers, continuing down several roads to Route O, to County Road 111, cutting through a field to County Road 149, where he ditched the vehicle and fled on foot.  He was captured a short time later.

Vandelicht was booked on suspicion of resisting arrest, driving while revoked and multiple traffic violations.


Fulton Student Caught with BB Gun19-Oct-2016

A student at Bush Elementary School in Fulton is now in police custody after being caught with a loaded BB gun in a backpack. 

According to the Fulton School District staff received reports that the student had a BB gun after school on Tuesday. 

No one was injured, parents with questions are being directed to call the Superintendent Jacque Cowherd. 


In Sports19-Oct-2016

The MU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has received a multi-million dollar donation from an anonymous donor to go towards a new football training facility.  The 8 million dollar donation has pushed the fundraising amount to 67 of the 75 million dollars needed to begin construction.  Details on the facility  will not be released until a final construction plan has been approved.

The St. Louis Blues fell to the Canucks last night, 2 to 1 in overtime.  They will travel to Edmonton for tomorrow's game.


Columbia Car Chase18-Oct-2016

Columbia Police arrested Michael Key this morning following a car chase, ending in a crash on Garth Avenue.

Key allegedly stole a vehicle before police made contact with him, and he fled.  After he crashed into a concrete pole, he ran on foot, and was found in some bushes.

When officers searched Key, they found 2 credit cards belonging to other men, a baggie with meth residue and a  rifle that had been reported stolen few days ago.


Greitens Military Records Released17-Oct-2016

Eric Greitens, republican candidate for Missouri State Governor, recently released over 200 pages of military records.

The records indicate Greitens quit a 4 year stint of regular drills with the Navy Reserve as his campaign ramped up.

Greitens has made his military career and charitable work with veterans a focus of his campaign.


One Dead After Construction Accident17-Oct-2016

One person is dead in Cole County after a construction accident late this (Monday) morning. 

It happened near the intersection of U.S. 54 and Route D at the site for a Dollar General Store.  

The Cole County Sheriff's Office is confirming the victim was a 28 year old man.

Details of the accident or the name of the victim have not been disclosed at this time.


Fulton Drug Bust13-Oct-2016

A drug bust in Fulton this (Thursday) morning leads to the arrest of 31 year old Erin Nunes.  

The Fulton Police Department along with the Callaway County Sheriff's Department and the MUSTANG drug task force report finding meth at 406 East 1st Street. 

Nunes is in the Callaway County Jail with a 4500 dollar bond.


Fulton Woman Seriously Injured In Crash13-Oct-2016

A 52 year old Fulton woman sustained serious injuries in a car crash around 3:00 yesterday afternoon.

According to the crash report, Debbie Garriot was driving a smart car when she traveled off the right side of the roadway, struck and culvert and overturned. 

Garriot was taken by ambulance to University Hospital.


Golden Smoke Hookah Lounge Closing13-Oct-2016

The Golden Smoke Hookah Lounge in Jefferson City is closing its shop after weeks of
complaints from nearby residents.

The city sent a letter to the owner last week which stated the Lounge was not abiding by it's  business license.

It opened in May and residents had complained about parties taking place in the early hours of the morning, lewd behavior in front of the business and too much noise.


Gubernatorial Advertising Costs Highest In The Nation13-Oct-2016

An independent analysis by the Center for Public Integrity shows more money has been spent on Missouri's governor race than in any other state.

The report shows over 27 million dollars has been spend on television ads to date.

Republican candidate, Eric Greitens, has spent around 8.4 million on nearly 21 thousand ad spots.

Democratic candidate and Attorney General Chris Koster has spent approximately 6 million on nearly 15 thousand spots.


In Sports13-Oct-2016

The St. Louis Blues will have their first home game of the regular season tonight against the Minnesota Wild, with the puck dropping at 7:00.




The Mizzou Football team will be wearing their new road uniforms in their game against Florida on Saturday.  The uniforms were unveiled today, and feature a white jersey, gold pants and a glossy black helmet with the oval tiger logo.





Possible Lake Mykee Merger13-Oct-2016

The residents of Lake Mykee will decide if a proposal to combine Lake Mykee and Holts Summit will be added to the ballot.

The Holts Summit Board of Alderman unanimously voted to approve the measure in last night's meeting.

If approved, Lake Mykee would get all of Holt Summit service, including police protection and lower taxes.

If the municipalities elect to combine, the merger would be completed in June 30.


Red Cross Needs Blood13-Oct-2016

As the death toll from Hurricane Matthew continues to climb, the American Red Cross is trying to increase blood drives nationwide.

During the storm, 18 blood donation events, and around 1500 units of blood were lost.  

Today is the last day of the Mizzou Homecoming blood drive.

Visit www.redcrossblood.org to find a donation site near you.


Vandalia Drug Bust13-Oct-2016


The East Central Drug Task Force arrested one person while executing a search warrant in Vandalia last night.

43 year old Lori Ann Stuart was arrested on suspicion of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The warrants was served in the 100 block of Woodlawn Street in Vandalia.  During the investigation, officers seized an undisclosed amount of Meth and paraphernalia.

World War II Pilot To Be Reunited with Plane13-Oct-2016

A former Marine lieutenant Colonel will  be reunited with a plane he flew twice during world war 2 Saturday at Columbia Regional Airport.

Ferrill Purdy is one of 3 pilots known to have flown the restored Corsair plane.  

An aggressive fundraising campaign to raise the necessary 28 thousand dollars has been underway to make the reunion possible.

The public is invited to witness the event.  Gates at the airport will open at 8:30, and the reunion, including guest speakers providing background on the plane and Purdy will begin at 10:00.


Wounded Veteran to Speak At William Woods13-Oct-2016


A veteran wounded in combat is set to speak at William Woods on October 19.

Retired Staff Sergeant Johnny "Joey" Jones turned a life-changing disability into a personal mission to improve the lives of all veterans.  

In 2012, he lost his childhood friend to PTSD-related suicide, which propelled him to foster relationship with veterans, politicians and the media to to keep military issues at the forefront of discussion.

The event will be held in Cutlip Auditorium at 6:00.  The event is free and open to the public.

In Sports12-Oct-2016

The St. Louis Blues will open up their 50th season in Chicago against the Blackhawks this evening.   The puck drops at 7:00.




Kansas City Royals right handed pitcher, Chris Young, underwent abdominal surgery to repair has bilateral core and right sided abductor yesterday.  Recovery time for the 37 year old is expected to be around 8 weeks, and it is anticipated Young will be at full strength by Spring Training.


Laddonia Drug Bust12-Oct-2016


A Laddonia woman is behind bars after a drug bust last night.

The East Central Drug Task Force served a search warrant in the 500 block of Elm Street in Laddonia.  Upon investigation, officers found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

39 year old Bobbi Jo Garfield, also known as Bobbi Jo Cross is charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was taken to the Audrain County Jail.

Quilt Show coming up this weekend12-Oct-2016

The Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Monroe County Historical Society will be hosting their first annual Salt River Quilt Show.

The event called "remembering grandma's quilts and making new memories" will take place on Saturday and Sunday.

Quilts will range from vintage to modern representations of classic patterns and fabrics to interpretations of Mark Twain's stories and quotes.

The quilt show is free and open to the public.


Vandalia man injured in ATV crash12-Oct-2016

A 21 year old Vandalia man suffered moderate injuries in an ATV crash yesterday morning 10 miles south of Perry.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Brian Kurz was riding a Polaris Ranger when he went into a skid, traveled off the right side of the road and was ejected from the 4 wheeler.  The crash report says he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Kurz was taken by helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia.


Boone County Man Turns Himself In11-Oct-2016

Frank Washburn of Boone County turns himself in to the Boone County Sheriff's Department for charges of child molestation and enticement of a child. 

According to the department Washburn was wanted on a warrant from charges filed last week where an incident with a child happened in the 1200 block of Grindstone Parkway. 

The juvenile is said to be a 13 year old girl. 

Police also report there was another incident with Washburn  that happened 3 years ago in Columbia.


Anchor City Cook Off10-Oct-2016

The 7th annual anchor city cook off will be kicking off this Friday in Centralia.

The Kansas City Barbecue Society is sanctioning the event where competitors put their BBQ skills on display.

Shawn Carrico chairman of the cook off says they have a number of teams already signed up. 

Carrico says there is still space for a few more teams, and if interested you can contact the Centralia Chamber of Commerce.


Brown Shooting Point of Contention in Election10-Oct-2016

The shooting of Michael Brown has risen as an issue in the gubernatorial campaign.

The question is whether  Democratic Attorney General and candidate for Missouri state Governor, pushed for Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, to be out before all of the facts were released.

Republican candidate Eric Greitens says he tried to have Wilson fired soon after the shooting.


Community Flu Clinics10-Oct-2016

Community flu clinics will be offered free of charge to children six months old through 18 years of age  throughout Boone County this fall. 

The first will stop in Centralia on October 13th from 3:30 until 6 at the Intermediate School. 

Then on October 20th in Hallsville in the school cafeteria from 3:30 until 6.

The clinic will be in Ashland on October 27th at the Primary School from 3:30 until 6. 

The final clinic will be in Harrisburg in the Community Room from 3:30 until 6.


FBI initiative to hire college students10-Oct-2016

The FBI is opening their hiring process earlier for entry level position for college students before they graduate.

The background checks to work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation take around a year to complete.   This program will allow students to step into a career right out of college.

The bureau's Collegiate Hiring intiative includes gathering intelligence and working with evidence.  College seniors must possess a 2.95 GPA, be a U.S. citizen and pass the background check.

The FBI is looking to fill around 1 thousand positions nationwide, using the new program.  

The bureau is also hiring 700 paid interns.


Hallsville Police Still Searching for Dollar General Thief10-Oct-2016

Hallsville Police are still searching for a man who robbed the Dollar General store last Monday.

Police say they are looking for a black male, 6 foot 2, who was wearing a black Nike hooded sweater and wearing dark pants and dark shoes,and took an unknown amount of money and other items from store workers. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Hallsville Police Department at 573-696-3838.


In Sports10-Oct-2016

The St. Louis Blues number one goalie is reportedly not practicing with the team today after an injury in Saturday's pre-season Finale against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jake Allen was taken out after Carl Gunnarson was knocked down, and he fell on Allen's leg, near the ankle.

There is no news yet on the extent of the injury.

The blues will face the Black hawks again on Wednesday.

Physician to be honored at Centralia City Council10-Oct-2016

Tonight at the Centralia City Council meeting, a local physician will be honored.

Dr. Kendra Conkright will named Centralia's honorary physician.

In the announcement, Conkright is recognized for selfless and dedicated service to the health and well being of the citizens of Centralia and the surrounding area.

The meeting begins at 7:00 in the City Hall Council Chambers.


Centralia and North Callaway to Face Off For Championship07-Oct-2016

The Centralia Panther softball team will be facing off against the North Callaway Thunderbirds in the Class 2 District 8 championship game tomorrow.

Centralia Athletic Director Dave Meyers reports the players are feeling confident going into the game.

Senior Madison Preston will start for the panthers.  The offense is expected to back up her efforts with Junior Jamie Freeman and senior Nicole Duncan at the plate.

The game starts tomorrow at 11:00 at the Montgomery County High School.


In Sports07-Oct-2016

The Mizzou Tiger Wrestling team has been selected to finish first in the Mid-American Conference this season.

The team is coming off their 4th straight conference title.

Mizzou received 32 points in the preseason poll nearly double the second place Northern Iowa with 16.5 points.

The rankings are voted on by the league's head coaches.

Missouri Task Force 1 Deployes07-Oct-2016

Two Boone County Fire personnel are among the members of Missouri Task Force 1, that has been activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to respond to the south east coast for assistance for Hurricane Matthew relief.

The task force includes 35 personnel, 10 ground support personnel and over 100 thousand pounds of equipment.  

The group is headed to Dobbins Air Force Base in Marietta Georgia to stage and await mission assignment.  They anticipate arriving around 3:00 this afternoon.


At the Conclusion of Interviews, No President Announced06-Oct-2016

Interviews for a new University of Missouri system president have concluded in Kansas City, and no announcement the position has been filled has come.

The Board of Curators is continuing their regularly scheduled fall meetings today and tomorrow.


Budget Cuts Reversed06-Oct-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has decided to reverse some of the budget cuts made earlier this year.

Yesterday, Nixon released 12 million dollars of block funds, including 9 million dollars for public schools.

The school funding was part of the 59 million in cuts Nixon made to the 2017 fiscal year budget after lawmakers overrode his vetoes on special interest tax breaks last month.

The decision was made after revenue in the state of Missouri grew by 5.8 percent in September.


Egg Recall06-Oct-2016

A Missouri based egg company has issued a recall for products with a sell by date of October 8 and earlier.

The Good Earth Company announced the recall on all the shell egg products after a salmonella outbreak.

So far, 8 people have been infected, and 2 others have been hospitalized.


Ellis Fischel Teaming with Hair Therapy for Breast Cancer Awareness06-Oct-2016

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center is teaming with Hair Therapy Salon in Columbia to support the Center's mammography fund.

Hair Therapy will offer pink hair extensions and removable clip-ins for employees, patients and visitors for a 10 dollar donation to the fund.

The mammography fund is used to provide breast cancer screenings to women who are uninsured and are not eligible for state and federal programs.


Fire Alarm Age06-Oct-2016

The National Fire Protection Association has announced that most American homes have at least one smoke alarm in their homes, but the age of the alarm makes a difference.

In honor of Fire Prevention Week, the NFPA is making the public aware that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years.  

To find out how old the smoke alarm in your home is, simply look on the back of the alarm where the date and manufacture is marked.

The smoke alarm should be replaced 10 years from the manufacturing date, not the purchase date.


In Sports06-Oct-2016

Mizzou Tiger gymnast Kennedi Harris has been selected to represent the Southeastern Conference at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership forum in Baltimore Maryland.  The selection was made based on scholarship and  leadership among peers, institutions and in the community.


MU Offers Middle East Studies06-Oct-2016

The University of Missouri will begin offering a minor in Middle East Studies.

the new program will begin this fall, allowing students to choose 15 credit hours from several different disciplines including religious studies and art.


Sheriff's Report06-Oct-2016

On October 5 the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Isaac Gene Cuno age 32 of Mexico for domestic assault and tampering with evidence.

2.      Lakesha Shantell Hicks age 33 of Springfield on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of domestic assault.

3.    and  Serghei Pavel Comerzan age 21 of Sedalia on an Audrain County warrant for murder, resisting arrest, resisting a member of the Highway Patrol while discharging official duties, speeding, careless and imprudent driving, and failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
 
they also investigated:

1.      Burglary along Audrain Road 939.

2.      Assault along Audrain Road 557.

3.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 624.

4.      911 call along Audrain Road 9139.

5.      Careless driver along Highway JJ.

6.    and  Abandoned property along Audrain Road 812.

Columbia City Leaders look into Downtown Congestion Solutions05-Oct-2016

Columbia city leaders are looking into options for delivery truck drivers in the downtown area.  

The Parking Task Force will begin talking to downtown businesses to determine a positive solution for downtown congestion.

A challenge is presented as the alleyways aren't wide enough for the big trucks.


Columbia Man Sentenced to 4 years05-Oct-2016

A Columbia man has been sentenced to 4 years in prison on 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance.

45 year old Troy Sampson had previously been on probation for the same charges when he was found to be in possession of cocaine, MDMA and psilocybin mushrooms.

The judge recommended Sampson complete a substance abuse treatment program before being considered for release.


Linn Man in Serious Condition05-Oct-2016

A Linn man is in serious condition after an accident in Audrain County.

According to the crash report, 43 year old Johnny King ran off the right side of the road, struck an embankment and was ejected at the intersection of route D and Route M.

He was taken to University Hospital by ambulance.


Missouri River Bridge to Reopen05-Oct-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation has  announced Missouri River Bridge in Jefferson City will reopen November 14.

The project was originally scheduled to be completed by the end of August, but after removing the paint it was found further repairs were needed. 

The bridge is expected to re-open in mid-November, after being closed since the beginning of May.


Callaway Man Arrested for False Reports04-Oct-2016

A Callaway County man is facing charges after making 2 reports of seeing clowns.

21 year old Ronald Pace of Auxvasse reported on Friday he saw 2 people dressed as clowns carrying shotguns, walking along the road.  Officers were unable to locate them.

Yesterday, Pace reported a clown had entered private property and beat a dog with a baseball bat.

During an interview later, Pace admitted to officers both reports were false, and the dog had accidentally been hit by a car.

He was taken to the Callaway County jail and released pending a court appearance scheduled for early November.


Deadly Crash on Highway 4004-Oct-2016

A deadly crash on Highway 40 between Midway and Rocheport claims the life of 25 year old Fulton resident Antawan Ferguson.

The highway patrol reports the accident occurred just after 9 this (Tuesday) morning, when Ferguson crossed the center line and hit a dump truck driven by 36 year old Melvin Pinkett of Columbia.

Pinkett refused medical help, the road was shut down in both directions.


Jefferson City Foot Chase04-Oct-2016

21 year old Likin Stull of Jefferson City was tased multiple times by a Jefferson City Police officer after a foot chase yesterday (Monday) morning.

According to the department it happened in the 1400 block of Missouri Boulevard.

Stull was arrested on 3 outstanding felony warrants including burglary, probation violation, and dangerous drugs, additional charges of resisting arrest and assault on an officer are pending. 

Stull was taken to an area hospital for minor injuries and will be transported to the Cole County Jail after his release.

Morgan County Youth Found in Dangerous Environment04-Oct-2016

While responding to a shots fired call the Morgan County Sheriff's Office find an intoxicated 9 year old child, meth, marijuana, prescription pills, and a sawed off shotgun plus 3 pistols.

Deputies report the arrest of 26 year old Brian Plemmons of Versailles, 24 year old Allison Williams of Gravois Mills, and 30 year old Robert Yount of Gravois Mills.

The 9 year old was taken to the hospital and had a blood alcohol content of .093.


Sheriff's Report04-Oct-2016

Yesterday the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Raven Symone Williams age 22 of Mexico on a Boone County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
2.      and Trenton William Pepper age 18 of Rush Hill for driving while revoked and careless and imprudent driving.
 
Deputies also investigated:

1.      Road hazard along Highway D.

2.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway N.

3.      Harassment from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

4.      Trespass along Highway 22 and Audrain Road 208.

5.      Property damage along Highway N.

6.      Careless driver along Second Street in Rush Hill.

7.      Civil dispute along Oak Street in Rush Hill.

8.      Suspicious activity along Highway M.

Bass Pro and Cabela's Merge03-Oct-2016

Bass Pro and Cabela's will merge in a 5.5 billion dollar deal.

The announcement was made today.  Bass Pro will pay Cabela's shareholders $65.50 cash per share.

Cabela's, based in Nebraska, is unsure about how many jobs will be lost in the merger.  the locations in Sydney and Lincoln are slated to stay open.  Bass Pro hopes to continue growing the Cabela's  chain in Missouri.


Blunt and Kander Discuss Free College Tuition03-Oct-2016

Roy Blunt and Jason Kander, both running for United State Senate, agree no cost tuition would be too expensive.

At a forum held in Branson on Friday, the candidates discussed other ways to fund education in the state.

Blunt stated year round pell grants should be reinstated, as they are for lower income individuals.  He continued saying all community colleges are financially covered with the grants.

Kander wants to allow students to refinance college loans and cap interest on the loans.


Callaway Crash03-Oct-2016

One person is hospitalized after a rollover crash in Callaway County this morning.

The accident happened around 6:15 on county road 142, east of Kingdom City.

72 year old Jimmie Heath of Fulton reportedly attempted to turn to quickly, losing control on a dirt road, leaving the roadway and striking a tree before overturning.

Heath was taken to University Hospital by ambulance.


Domestic Violence Awareness Month03-Oct-2016

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney, Jacob Shellabarger, reports it is difficult to know how frequently domestic violence occurs, because it is not always reported. 

Studies show that nearly 25 percent of women and 8 percent of men have experienced domestic violence in their lifetime.

Teen dating violence receiving increasing attention is teen dating violence.  Estimates are that one in every 3 teenage girls report knowing someone their age who has been hit by a partner.

Everyday in the United States, 3 women and one man are killed at the hands of a domestic partner.


New DNR Director03-Oct-2016

A Monroe County farmer has been appointed by Governor Jay Nixon to be the new DNR director.

Harry Bozoian will replace Sara Parker Pauley who has been given the role of Director of the Department of Conservation.

He will begin the new role on Friday.


Sheriff's Report03-Oct-2016

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      James Robert Clark Jr. age 49 of Benton City for domestic assault, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
the department investigated:

1.      Recovered a vehicle along Audrain Road 946 that was stolen from the city of Mexico on September 13.

2.      Domestic assault along Carroll Street in Benton City.

3.      Abandoned property along Highway 54.

4.      911 call along Audrain Road 224.

5.      Road hazard along Highway FF.

6.      Animal abuse along Audrain Road 9832.

In Sports02-Oct-2016

Mizzou Football fell to 2-3, 0-2 in the SEC, after falling to LSU in Baton Rouge. LSU pounded out 418 yards on the ground and RB Derrius Guice had 163 of those and three first half touchdowns. LSU limited Mizzou's dynamic passing attack to just 188 yards last night.

Mizzou's only touchdown of the night was a 21-yard trick play pass from Eric Laurent to QB Drew Lock with 6:11 remaining. Mizzou is off this week before traveling to Gainesville, Fla. Oct. 15 to take on the Gators. 


It will all come down to Game 162 for the Cardinals, who, with a 4-3, come-from-behind win over the Pirates at Busch Stadium Saturday, staved off potential Wild Card elimination and set the stage for Adam Wainwright to possibly extend the season for another day. With the Giants' victory over the Dodgers last night, St. Louis enters today one game behind San Francisco for the second National League Wild Card spot. If the two teams finish with the same record, a tiebreaker game would be played in St. Louis tomorrow.

 The Mets will host Wednesday's Wild Card Game. Jedd Gyorko homered in the 8th inning to give the Cards the lead, and Seung Hwan Oh picked up his 19th save to keep the playoff hopes alive for the Cardinals. Gyorko's homer is his 30th of the year, making him the first Redbird since 2012 to have at least 30 in a season. The Birds have to win today's 2:05 game against the Pirates and hope for a Giants loss to the Dodgers to set up tomorrow's tiebreaker game.

The Cleveland Indians took advantage of 8 walks and an 8th inning KC error to beat the Kansas City Royals, 6-3 yesterday. Jarrod Dyson had 3 hits for the Royals, who close out the season this afternoon at 2:15.

Right hander Ian Kennedy goes to the mound for the Royals against the Indians' Josh Tomlin.

Shots Fired in Columbia02-Oct-2016

Police arrested two men after shots fired were reported in northern Columbia early Saturday morning. Officers say they arrived at the Columbia Square Apartments around 5 am and found the two suspects sitting in a vehicle.

The driver, 33-year-old Rod Jamal Jones, had a handgun in his waistband, according to the Columbia Police Department. Jones ran away from the scene but was taken into custody at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Ash Street, officers said.

The passenger, 20-year-old Marlin Cortez Johnson, got out of the vehicle and officers ordered him to the ground. CPD said Johnson tried to pull away from officers while they were arresting him.

Police said they found multiple shell casings at the scene that match the live rounds inside the vehicle.


Fatal Audrain County Accident30-Sep-2016

A Jefferson City man is dead after a 2 vehicle collision in Audrain County last (Thursday) night.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol the crash happened at around 7:55 on Highway 19, about a 1/2 mile south of the Audrain/Ralls County line when a truck being driven by 85 year old Laurance Hoyt of Laddonia slowed down to turn into a driveway was rear ended by a vehicle being driven by 45 year old Ronald Gough of Jeff City. 

Hoyt sustained minor injuries, Gough was pronounced dead at the scene.


Multiple Shots Fired in Farber30-Sep-2016

Multiple shots are fired at a man in Farber last (Thursday) night  after an overnight confrontation with law enforcement.

It happened at around 11:45 in an apartment complex, when a call of a hostage situation was reported. Sgt. Scott White with the Missouri Highway patrol says upon arrival the subject was armed with a gun. 

Members of the Audrain County Sheriff's department and the Highway Patrol responded to the call it still under investigation the condition of the man is unknown his identity is expected to be released soon.


Sturgeon New Ordinance Regarding Vicious Animals30-Sep-2016

The city of Sturgeon has a new ordinance regarding vicious animals. 

The need for the new ordinance came about after an incident earlier in the month involving a pit bull biting someone. 

Christina Jones the city and police clerk for Sturgeon says the current ordinance is very old, outdated, and vague. 

The new ordinance when into effect this week.


Delivery Driver Robbed at Gunpoint29-Sep-2016

A Jefferson City pizza delivery driver is claiming he was robbed at gunpoint in the 200 block of Marshall Street on Tuesday. 

According to the driver he attempted to deliver a pizza to an apartment however the resident claimed they did not order it.

He says as he was walking back to his car a suspect with a black hoodie confronted him with a gun demanding money. 

The driver was uninjured officers were unable to locate a suspect.


Hiker's Condition Unknown after 30 foot fall29-Sep-2016

A hiker's condition is unknown after a 30 foot fall off of the 200 foot Devil's Backbone cliff in Columbia.

It happened around 7:30 last (Wednesday) night. 

Rescue workers say the woman was conscious at the time they were transporting her to University Hospital.


Columbia Shootings Still Under Investigation28-Sep-2016

Shootings last (Tuesday) night in Columbia are still under investigation.

Police say 3 separate residences on Citadel and Raleigh Drive were struck by bullets, however no injuries are being reported.

Anyone with information is urged to call crimestoppers.


Mizzou Athletic Department Receives Anonymous Gift 28-Sep-2016

A 1.675 million dollar gift goes to the University of Missouri Athletic Department today (Wednesday).

The donor was anonymous but has directed the majority of the dollars to go toward the new football facility to be built and the remaining amount to be used for other athletic initiatives.


Sheriff's Report28-Sep-2016

On September 27 the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Chance Thomas Goslin age 31 of Mexico for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
2.      Steven Christopher Stone age 36 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault.

Investigated:
1.      Theft along Highway 54.
2.      Burglary along Audrain Road 233.
3.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 308.
4.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
5.      Civil disputes along Audrain Road 9834 and in Martinsburg.
6.      Harassment along Main Street in Farber.
7.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 853.

Issued:
1.      Summons for a traffic offense along Falcon Street in Mexico.
2.      Warnings for traffic offenses along Highway 54 and Audrain Road 524.

Assisted:
1.      Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

Fulton Middle School Student Charged with Making Terrorist Threat27-Sep-2016

An 8th grade student at the Fulton Middle School is being charged with a making a terrorist threat through an e-mail.

At around 7:30 this (Tuesday) morning the assistant principal of the Fulton Middle School opened an e-mail sent the night before with a message they would bomb your school.

The threat was deemed not credible.

The 8th grade student was identified and referred to the Callaway County Juvenile Office.


In Sports27-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals took hit in their play off hopes last night after a 15 to 2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

The redbirds are looking to  bounce back in this evening's game at 7:15.



The Kansas City Royals were off yesterday, and will start a series at Kauffman stadium against the Minnesota Twins.

First pitch is at 6:15.

Paris High School Homecoming27-Sep-2016

The Paris High School is celebrating homecoming all this week.

Robyn Batsell  President of the student counsel says today Freshman through senior classes are working on their floats, and Friday school gets out early at 1pm for a parade. 

The parade will take place on Main Street in front of the courthouse. 

Monroe City will be the homecoming opponent for the Paris Coyotes on Friday night.


Sheriff's Report27-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1.      Victor Lamar Vaughn age 45 of Fulton on a Callaway County warrant for child abuse/neglect.

2.      James William Erbschloe age 53 of Williamsburg on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving without a valid license. 

3.     and  Royal Lee Hampton age 39 of Mexico for kidnapping, armed criminal action, and domestic assault.
 
they also investigated:

1.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 9139, 929, and 408.

2.      Child custody dispute along Audrain Road 957.

3.      Peace disturbance along Church Street in Rush Hill.

4.      and a Road hazard along Highway J.

Trump's Missouri Lead Expanding, Governor and Senate Close26-Sep-2016

New polls show that the Donald Trump's lead in Missouri is expanding over Hillary Clinton, however the race for governor and senate is close.

Real Clear Politics averaged 3 polls taken September 1st through the 23rd and Donald Trump is up in Missouri 46.7 percent to Hillary Clinton's 36.3 percent.

Democrat Chris Koster has a 7 point lead over his republican gubernatorial opponent Eric Greitens.

The Senate race is the closest with republican Roy Blunt holding a slight advantage over his Democratic challenger Jason Kander by about 3 percentage points.

The outcomes will be decided on Tuesday November 8th.


Fatal Rush Hill Crash23-Sep-2016

A 22 year old Mexico woman has died after a 2 car crash near Rush Hill yesterday morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred at the junction of Route B and KK around 7:20 yesterday morning, when a car driven by Rachel Eickleman turned into the path of a car driven by 52 year old Kenneth VanBoening of Perry. 

Both drivers were taken to University Hospital by helicopter in serious condition.  Eickelman  later died of her injuries.


Friday Night Football23-Sep-2016

Tonight in area football:

Montgomery County will take on Bowling Green in a home game

Fulton will face Hannibal at home

North Callaway will travel to Wright City

Moberly will play Marshall in their Homecoming matchup

Missouri Military will take on Harrisburg in their Homecoming game

Jefferson City will host Rock Bridge

Hallsville will face off against California for their homecoming

and Mexico will face Centralia.

The games begin at 7:00.


In Sports23-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are starting a series against the Chicago Cubs today at 1:20.

Mike Leake will start.



The Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians last night 5 to 2.

The Royals will open a 3 game set against the Detroit Tigers tonight at 6:10.



Mizzou Tiger Football is gearing up for tomorrow's home game against the 2 and 0 Delaware State Hornets.

Kick off is at 3:00.




Sheriff's Report23-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Sheldon Wayne Cooper age 44 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
 
they also investigated:

1.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 556.

2.      Peace disturbance along Highway NN.

3.      Alarm call along Highway 54.

4.      Careless driver along Highway 22.

5.      and the Wellbeing of a resident along Highway E.

Greitens Receives Campaign Contribution22-Sep-2016

A Joplin businessman has given gubernatorial candidate, Eric Greitens 500 thousand dollars for his campaign.

David Humphreys gave the money to Greitens yesterday.  

In the primary election, Humphreys had previously supported and donated to Peter Kinder's campaign.  Kinder lost to Greitens in the election.

Greitens is running against democratic attorney general, Chris Koster.


Influenza Vaccinations22-Sep-2016

University of Missouri Health Care infectious disease experts say getting vaccinated is the best way to prevent influenza and limit the spread.

Influenza is a respiratory illness that can be life-threatening if it spreads through the upper respiratory tract and invades the lungs. Infants, children and the elderly have the highest rates of hospitalization from influenza.  More than 20 thousand confirmed cases of the flu were reported in 2015.

The Centers for Disease Control recommends receiving vaccinations between now and the beginning of November.


Medical Marijuana Will Not Appear On Ballot22-Sep-2016

Medical Marijuana will not be allowed on the ballot for the November 8th election.

A Cole County judge ruled yesterday the initiative petitions fell short of the number of required signatures by about 22 hundred after local officials disqualified thousands of the collected signatures.


Montgomery Serious Accident22-Sep-2016

A 53 year old man is listed in serious condition after a Montgomery County accident yesterday.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports William Binger ran off the left side of the roadway and overturned multiple times.

He was transported by helicopter to Mercy Hospital.


Rush Hill Crash22-Sep-2016

KXEO is working to gather information on a car accident that reportedly happened this morning at the intersection of K and B, near Rush Hill.

Listeners are reporting multiple helicopters responded to the scene. 

More information as it becomes available.


Sheriff's Report22-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      William Loyal Cash age 37 of Paris on Randolph County warrants for failure to appear in court on the original charges of passing a bad check and assault, a Monroe County warrant for probation violation, and an Arkansas warrant for property damage.


2.     and  Shelby Rana Mulford age 21 of Pittsfield, Illinois on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of driving without a valid license and an equipment violation.
 
they investigated:

1.      Fraud along Audrain Road 9409.

2.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway BB.

3.      911 call along Hardin Street in Benton City.

4.      Trespass along Audrain Road 964.

5.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

6.      Suspicious activity along Highways JJ and J; and, Audrain Road 812.

7.      Theft along Hess Street in Farber.

8.      Peace disturbance along Highway NN.

Callaway Drug Bust21-Sep-2016


A traffic stop in Callaway County led authorities to a search warrant and 2 people in custody.

Deputies stopped a vehicle driven by 50 year old Donald Dillon on State Route O.  Dillon has a warrant for his arrest for distribution of a controlled substance.  They discovered he had methamphetamine on him at the time of his arrest.

A search warrant for his home in the 7100 block of County Road 133 was issued, and investigators seized meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and fire arms.  

Leslie Williams was at the home at the time and was arrested for providing a false name and for having 4 warrants for her arrest.

Dillon posted a bond and was released, Williams remains in the Callaway County Jail.

Counterfeit Bills in Macon County21-Sep-2016

Counterfeit one hundred dollar bills are being passed at business's in Macon County according to the Sheriff's Department.

The department believes the suspects are bleaching one dollar bills and reprinting hundred dollar bills with common high quality color printers.

The common marker test is not working however the ink on the bills in question will smudge or wipe off with a damp rag.

It is reported the counterfeit bills show a printing year of 1981 and display the serial number of G01670205A.

In Sports21-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are now tied for the top wild card spot after a 10 to 4 victory over the Colorado Rockies last night.

Luke Weaver will get the start in the series finale.  First pitch is at 2:10.



The Kansas City Royals fell to the Cleveland Indians last night.

The teams will meet again this evening at 7:10.

Isle of Capri Sold21-Sep-2016

The Isle of Capri Casinos is selling out for a reported deal that is worth 1.7 billion dollars.

Properties for the Isle of Capri Casino's in Missouri include Kansas City, Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, and Boonville. 

A spokesperson for the Eldorado Resorts Company based in St. Louis said all casinos will remain open and it will be business as usual.

County Road 440 to reopen today20-Sep-2016

The Audrain County Road District has announced County Road 440 will reopen around 3:00 this afternoon.

The road has been closed to install a guard rail, and rebuilding the roadway.


In Sports20-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies last night, 5 to 3.

The teams will meet again tonight at 7:30.



The Kansas City Royals were victorious over the Chicago White Sox last night, 8 to 3.

The Royals will open their final road trip of the season tonight against the Cleveland Indians.  First pitch is at 6:10.

Sheriff's Report20-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Jason Casteel Williams age 25 of Holts Summit on an Audrain County warrant for robbery, stealing, armed criminal action, and assault.

the department investigated:

1.      Suspicious activity along Highway E.

2.      Loose livestock along Highway 54.

3.      Abandoned vehicles along Highway 54 and Audrain Road 673.

4.      911 call along Highway AA.

5.      and a Careless driver along Highway 15.

Vandalia YMCA20-Sep-2016

New steps are being made in the construction and development of the Easter Missouri Family YMCA project in Vandalia.

The organization has raised 1.5 million dollars with the help of the Community, businesses, and community development organizations.

Final contracts are expected to be signed soon for the construction to begin, with Vandalia Native, Bill Howell, overseeing the project.


In Sports19-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals split the series with the San Francisco Giants last night in a shut out win in the final game, 3 to nothing.

The Cards will start a 10 game roadtrip in Colorado this evening at 7:40.



The Kansas City Royals are celebrating after a decisive win over the Chicago White Sox last night, 10 to 3.

The Royals will face the White Sox again this afternoon with Yordano Ventura on the mound against Carlos Rodon.  First pitch is at 1:15.

Missouri Breakfast Challenge19-Sep-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has announced new resources are available through a Community Service Block Grant to help schools make breakfast a part of the school day.

The Missouri Breakfast Challenge offiers funding of up to 3 thousand dollars for schools to cover the costs of equipment needed for the transition.

The highest performing schools will be eligible for an award of up to 5 thousand additional dollars.


Missouri State Park Passports19-Sep-2016

The Missouri State Parks are celebrating 100 years with a passport book to all 88 different locations around the state.

The passport book is being used to drive traffic to some of the state's less known and visited parks.

A prize pack will be given to the first 1000 participants who have a stamp from all 88 parks.  They will then be entered into a drawing for one of 5 Missouri State Park Vacation Packages.


Radio History Archive19-Sep-2016

Missouri will be the first state in the nation to make radio history available in a national archive.

The Radio Preservation Task Force, overseen by the Library of Congress is collecting and cataloging radio recordings.  Missouri is the pilot state for the project.

A majority of all recorded radio has been discarded or destroyed throughout the years.


SSM Teams With Department of Defense19-Sep-2016

SSM Health will be partnering with the Department of Defense to improve and enhance care given to active duty and retired military personnel and families.

The hospital services, with outpatient clinics in Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma will be enhancing patient safety and care delivery, and enabling patient data exchange with the DOD.

The purpose is to improve access to patient records and make it more accessible to provide more comprehensive care for veterans and soldiers.


Animal Damage Bill Overridden16-Sep-2016

Missouri legislators have overridden a bill vetoed by Governor Jay Nixon that will give farmers more protection against damages caused by livestock.

Senate Bill 844 will allow owners of the animals to only be held responsible for damage their escaped animals caused if it is found they have been negligent in securing the livestock.


Audrain Road Closures16-Sep-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be conducting roadwork in Audrain County on Monday and Thursday.

On Monday, Route Y, a quarter mile north of county road 110 will be closed between 8AM and 2PM for a culvert replacement.

On Thursday, Route E will have one lane of traffic open at Young's Creek Bridge, located south of Missouri 15, for contractor pavement repair.  Work will be completed between 7AM and 5 PM.


Gourley Sentenced to 5 Years16-Sep-2016

An Auxvasse man will spend 5 years in prison after pleading guilty to burglary and forgery.

35 year old Samuel Gourley admitted to burglarizing a residence and an outbuilding on State Road B in August of 2015.   He also admitted to forging a check at an Auxvasse business in September of the same year.


In Sports16-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost the the San Francisco Giants last night 6 to 2.

The teams will meet again tonight at 9:05.



The Kansas City Royals suffered a decisive loss to the Oakland A's last night, 14 to 5.  

The Royals will start a home series against the Chicago White Sox tonight  at 7:15.

Serrano Viterino Change Of Venue16-Sep-2016


Accused murderer, Pablo Serrano-Viterino has been granted a change of venue.

The Montgomery County Court has made the decision to allow the case to be tried in the 22nd Judicial Circuit for the City of St. Louis.

The request for the change of venue was made to tranfer the case to an area with a higher hispanic population.

Sheriff's Report16-Sep-2016

Yesterday,  the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1.      Jamie Roger Bowen age 36 of Higbee on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of property damage.

2.      Joshua Franklin Bulson age 34 of Mexico on a Cooper County warrant for speeding.

3.     and  Michael Todd Lewis age 36 of Mexico for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia; and, an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of stealing.
 
they also investigated:

1.      Abandoned property along Highway 15.

2.      Assault along Highway D.

3.      Trespass along Trabue Drive in Farber.

4.      911 calls along Highway 15 and Audrain Road 826.

5.      Loose livestock along Highway 151.

6.     and a Careless driver along Highway 54.

Callaway Man Arrested After Indictment15-Sep-2016

A Callaway County man has been arrested after being indicted by a grand jury.

50 year old James Kevin Adams was taken into custody on County Road 311 outside Fulton.

The investigation, which began in October of 2015, uncovered the sexual abuse of a child.

Adams is being held on a 50 thousand dollar bond at the Callaway County Jail.


Governor to Announce Budget Cuts15-Sep-2016

Governor Jay Nixon will hold a news conference today to announce budget cuts to the Fiscal Year 2017 budget after yesterday's veto session.

The cuts are necessary because of special interest tax breaks contained in Senate Bill 641, a bill that creates an income tax deduction for payments received as part of a program that compensates agricultural producers who suffer a loss due to disaster or emergency going back to 2014.

It also will cover Senate Bill 1025, an amendment to the definition of "sale at retail" for purposes of taxes in places of recreation.  

The announcement will be made at 2:15 this afternoon.


Gun Bill Veto Overridden in Session15-Sep-2016

Missouri lawmakers have overridden a veto on a gun bill that will allow more people to carry concealed weapon.

The law will now allow use of deadly force on private property for self defense in some situations, lifetime conceal and carry permits can be purchased for 500 dollars, and a concealed weapon in public will not longer be considered unlawful use of a weapon.  This means people will not have to go through training currently required for permit holders.


In Sports15-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals were shut out last night by the Chicago cubs as they fell 7 to nothing in the final game of the series.

The redbirds are traveling to San Francisco to face the Giants tonight at 9:05.



The Kansas City Royals are still 5 games out from the second wild card spot after a loss to the Oakland A's last night, 7 to nothing.

The Royals and the A's will wrap up their series tonight at 6:05.

Missouri ShakeOut15-Sep-2016

More than 450 thousand Missourians are already registered to participate in this year's ShakeOut earthquake drill on October 20, which teaches people how to protect themselves in an earthquake.

On the day of the drill, at exactly 10:20 AM participants will practice DROP, COVER, HOLD ON.  This practice encourages people to drop to their hands and knees under a desk or table, cover head and neck and hold on until the shaking stops.

Between 1811 and 1812, the New Madrid Seismic Zone in southern Missouri produced some of the larges earthquakes in United States History.


Serrano Viterino Awaiting Change Of Venue Decision15-Sep-2016

A Montgomery County Court has ruled that accused murderer, Pablo Serrano Viterino, will not be able to travel to Mexico to his mother's funeral.  

Serrano-Viterino's attorney's have withdrawn the motion.

A decision to allow a change of venue to the St. Louis area has not been made at this time.


Centralia Flashlight Parade14-Sep-2016

Centralia will be lit up tonight as the annual flash light parade marches through town.

Centralia Athletic Director David Meyers says the parade is a tradition of homecoming week every since he has been with the school for the past 20 years.

The Centralia Panthers homecoming opponent this year is the South Shelby Cardinals


Child Restraint Week14-Sep-2016

During the week of September 18-24, 2016, Mexico Public Safety will be participating in the National Child Passenger Safety Week campaign.  Citizens are reminded that children are to be in an approved car seat until they are 4 years-old or 40 pounds and an approved booster seat until they are 8 years-old, 80 pounds, or 4'9" tall.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, car crashes are the number one killer of kids, and 73% of child passenger restraints are used incorrectly.


Fulton Man Charged With Murder14-Sep-2016

Fulton man accused of killing a pedestrian in Columbia in July have been upgraded to felony murder.

56 year old Ralph Ringer is believed to have been intoxicated at the time he left the scene after hitting 36 year old Kiran Lamicchane on ABC Lane.

Ringer has 2 prior arrests for drunk driving.


In Sports14-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are still half a game out of the second wild card spot after a 4 to 2 win last night over the Chicago Cubs.

The Cards and the Cubs will face off again at 12:35.



The Kansas City Royals fell to the Oakland A's last night after a late game rally by Oakland.  Final score was 5 to 4.

The teams will meet again this evening at 6:15.

Missouri State Senator Refused to Stand14-Sep-2016

Missouri state senator Jamilah Nasheed refused to stand during the pledge of allegiance on the senate floor of the state capital building in Jefferson City today (Wednesday).

Nasheed a democrat out of St. Louis reports that her silent protest was intended to show solidarity with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick to call attention to police brutality and racial oppression.


Nixon Vetoes14-Sep-2016

Lawmakers are back in session this afternoon for the annual veto session.  

Governor Jay Nixon is backing his decision to veto several bills.  Among them are the license fee bill, that would raise fees for Missourians at license offices, without providing new services.  The new fees would add up to $12.50, on top of the existing 3.50 fee.

Also, Nixon is hoping his veto of a bill that would make it easier for businesses that hire illegal workers to obtain government contracts and receive state tax credits by eliminating the requirement to use the E-Verify program to determine the legal status of their employees.


Prosecuting Attorney will Dismiss or Not Pursue Certain Cases14-Sep-2016

Osage County Prosecuting Attorney Amanda Grellner says she will dismiss or not pursue any cases where evidence was collected under the tenure of former Sheriff Micheal Dixon. 

According to Grellener, multiple people had access to the evidence room, where the door was left open and unattended on several occasions, also she states a number of items were not properly documented.


Sheriff's Report14-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Trespass along Audrain Road 947.

2.      Assault along Highway 22.

3.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Roads 964 and 609.

4.      Harassment along Audrain Road 208.

5.     and a  911 call along Audrain Road 9832.
 

Yesterday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol:
Arrested:

1.      Chancey Alexander Green age 21 of Laddonia for driving while suspended.

Body Identified After 26 Years13-Sep-2016

The body of an Illinois woman missing for 26 years found in Pike County is identified as Cynthia L. Day. 

The woman's body was found by hikers in August of 1990 in a secluded area. 

In July of this year the Missouri State Highway Patrol received a phone call from an individual indicating that Day might be the mother of an acquaintance.

The case was reviewed and a positive id was made and family members were notified.


Gun Rights Bill13-Sep-2016

A two thirds vote on a bill expanding the gun rights of Missourians will be needed to override a veto by Governor Nixon tomorrow (Wednesday) in Jefferson City. 

The expansions in the bill would allow the use of deadly force within a private property for self defense in certain situations.

It would also allow a lifetime concealed carry permit to be purchased for five hundred dollars.

And concealing a firearm in public without a concealed carry permit would no longer be considered unlawful use of a weapon.


In Sports13-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals were saved from a shut out game after a home run in the ninth inning by Jeremy Hazelbaker.  The cards lost 4 to 1.

The Redbirds will face the Cubs again this evening at 7:05.



The Kansas City Royals were hammered by the Oakland A's last night with a final score of 16 to 3.

The teams will face off again tonight 6:15 in Kauffman stadium.

Med School Out of Compliance13-Sep-2016

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has 2 years to become compliant with requirements or could face losing accreditation.

The School of Medicine failed to be compliant on 4 items on the checklist regarding student mistreatment, curriculum management, affiliation agreements and diversity programs.

An action plan to correct the issues must be submitted by December 31.


Omar N. Bradley Regional Airport Fly-In13-Sep-2016

Plane rides,food, and a classic car cruise will all be a part of the 8th annual Omar N. Bradley Regional Airport Fly-In this Saturday in Moberly. 

The event starts at 7 am with a breakfast, from 9 until noon plane rides for all ages, and from 10 am to 1 pm the Knights of Columbus will provide a lunch as well as entertainment.

For more information, call the Moberly City Hall at 660-269-8705 ext 2046.


One injured in Montgomery County Crash13-Sep-2016

One person has suffered serious injuries after a 4 vehicle crash in Montgomery county yesterday.

The accident occurred when traffic came to a sudden stop for congestion on Interstate 70 due to a separate accident.  A vehicle driven by Kim Ross rear ended a car driven by Kim simler, who then hit 2 other vehicles, driven by Linda Gartner and Guy Terrell.

Ross and Terrell's vehicles came to rest on the shoulder.  Simler's vehicle was pushed off the right side of the road into a ditch, and Gartner's vehicle overturned.

Ross and Terrell were transported to St. Louis area hospitals by ambulance.

Simler was taken by helicopter to a creve couer hospital.


Plane Forced to make Emergency Landing13-Sep-2016

A small plane is forced to make an emergency landing in Callaway County after running out of gas on Monday afternoon.

No injuries were reported the plane landed on Route J near County Road 328, it took off from Sparta Missouri and was headed towards the Columbia Regional airport.


Public Defender Funding13-Sep-2016

Missouri State Public Defender director, Michael Barrett, is expected to speak before a legislative committee at 3:30 today to discuss funding for the public defender system.

In July, Governor Jay Nixon withheld 3.5 million of the departments 4.5 million dollar budget.

Barrett sued Nixon over the funding freeze.


Sheriff's Report13-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Danielle Renee Rushing age 25 of Holts Summit on Audrain County warrant for robbery, stealing, assault, and armed criminal action.

they also Investigated:
1.      Domestic Disturbance along Highway E.

2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 838.

3.      Fraud along Highway 22.

4.      Civil dispute along Highway W.

5.      Road hazard along Highway 15.

6.      and Suspicious activity along Highway NN.

Veto Session13-Sep-2016

Missouri Lawmakers will return tomorrow for the 2016 veto session at noon tomorrow.

Governor Jay Nixon had vetoed 22 bills after the session ended.  Out of the 22 bills, lawmakers are going to attempt to overturn 2 key bills.

Lawmakers are hoping to overturn the photo I.D. bill, which would require voters to present a photo ID at the polls.

Also, Nixon vetoed a bill that would eliminate training for those wanting to carry a concealed weapon.


Washington Park Ice Arena Closed12-Sep-2016

The Washington Park Ice Arena in Jefferson City is closed indefinitely. 

Flash floods that hit the Jefferson City area around 1:15 Saturday morning is to blame.  

About 2 and half feet of standing water filled the building. 

The ice arena had just reopened August 1st after having flooding issues.

A spokesperson for the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Department says they hope to have the arena opened back up in a month however that time frame could change.


Hodgman to Be at Westminster09-Sep-2016


George Hodgman, the author of Bettyville, a story of a man returning home to car for his aging mother in Paris Missouri will be participating in Author Talk with Fulton One Read on Monday.

The event will be followed by a reception and book sigining.

Fulton One Read will take place on the Westminster campus at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury  at 7PM.

In Sports09-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Milwaukee Brewers in the first game of the series, 12 to 5.

The teams will meet again this evening, first pitch is at 7:05.

The Kansas City Royals were off yesterday, and will open a series against the Chicago White Sox.  Game starts at 7:10.

Mizzou is preparing for their football home opener tomorrow against the Eastern Michigan Eagles.  The game starts at 6:30 at Faurot Field.


MAP Testing Results09-Sep-2016

The Missouri Assessment Program test results show Missouri students are meeting the standards in English but are under the bar in math.

The map scores released on Wednesday showed students performed at a 62.9 percent proficiency rate in English, but only scored 46.8 percent proficiency in mathematics. 

The tests are administered annually in grades 3 to 8.


One Year Old Injured in Callaway Accident09-Sep-2016

A one year old boy was injured in a Callaway car accident this morning.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Eli Hines was a passenger the vehicle driven by 22 year old Tessa Hines, of Fort Riley, Kansas.

The accident occurred as the Chevrolet Cruze traveled off the left side of the road, struck a rock bluff and overturned.

Both of the vehicles occupants were taken to University Hospital by ambulance.


Parts of FF to Close Monday and Tuesday09-Sep-2016

Weather permitting, the Missouri Department of Transportation will be doing culvert replacements on State Route FF in Audrain County.

On Monday, the road will be closed between County Road 989 and 977.  Work will be completed between 7AM and 3 PM.  

On Tuesday, the road will be closed between Cline Road and Route Z.  This work will also be completed between 7AM and 3PM.

Motorists are asked to use alternate routes during this time.

Serengeti Steve Will Give Show Tomorrow09-Sep-2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake are hosting  "The Reptile Experience" with Serengeti Steve and the array of animals that he has to show.

The program will be held at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.

Serengeti Steve provides an educational and entertaining program for all spectators. The show has been described as a unique, hands-on experience.

This program is free and appropriate for all ages.


Sheriff's Report09-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Theft from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

2.      Careless driver along Audrain Road 353.

3.      Wellbeing of a resident along Front Street in Benton City.

4.      Loose livestock along Highway 151.

5.     and a  Civil dispute along Audrain Road 373.

Flags to be at Half Staff08-Sep-2016

In accordance with state law, the United States and Missouri flags at all government buildings statewide will be flown at half-staff on Sunday (Sept. 11) to honor those who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.


In Sports08-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates last night, 4 to 3.

The Cards are headed home today to start a series against the Milwaukee Brewers.  First pitch is at 6:05.



The Kansas City Royals lost to the Minnesota Twins last night, with a final score of 6 to 5.

The Royals are off today, and will start a series against the Chicago White Sox tomorrow.


The University of Missouri Department of Intercollegiate Athletics received a 10 million dollar gift from the Kansas City Sports Trust.  The funds are going toward building new football facilities, which are currenly in the master planning stage.





Missouri Rail Safety Week08-Sep-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway Patrol and Missouri Operation Lifesaver have declared next week as Missouri Rail Safety Week.

The agencies, along with local law enforcement and railroad companies are partnering to raise public awareness about dangers of ignoring railroad crossing laws and trespassing on railroad property.

In 2015, there were 62 crossing crashes and trespass incidents resulting in 23 fatalities and 26 injuries in the state of Missouri.


Multiple Crashes This Morning08-Sep-2016

Heavy rains that moved through the area this morning caused multiple accidents on area roadways this morning.

Currently, All eastbound lanes of I-70 at mile marker 155 (between Calwood and Bachelor) in Callaway County are closed due to a jack-knifed tractor trailer. Traffic is backed up for about 5-6 miles.

Accidents that have been cleared happened in Boone County on west bound interstate 70 at mile markers 122, 128, 135 and 138.

Eastbound 70 was blocked due to a tractor trailer accident in Callaway County at Mile Marker 154.

Highway 63 near Ashland was slowed this morning, as was traffic at the intersection of Highway 54 and Highway 19 at Scott's Corner.


Retirement Funding Lacking08-Sep-2016

A U.S. Senate Committee is considering ways to increase retirement savings.  

Studies have shown a 7.7 trillion dollar gap between what Americans have saved for retirement, and how much they actually need.

The study recommends increasing the retirement age to 69, updating the Social Security Program, improving access to workplace retirement savings plans and enabling retirement rollovers, so members do not cash out early.  Over half of the workers in the private sector are not enrolled in a retirement plan.


Sheriff's Report08-Sep-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Jordan Kenneth Scheeler age 26 of Montgomery City on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of harassment. 

2.      and Joseph Lyon Frank age 22 of Mexico for driving while revoked.

the department investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Highway N.

2.      911 calls along Highway J and Audrain Road 826.

3.      Road hazard along Highway C.

4.      Harassment along Audrain Road 929.

5.      Loose livestock along Highway 151.

6.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

7.       and Animal abuse along Audrain Road 154.

In Sports07-Sep-2016

Down to their last strike, the St. Louis Cardinals made a comeback that shocked PNC Park last night in a 9 to 7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mike Leake will start on his first day back from the disabled list this evening as the redbirds close out a 10 day roadtrip this evening.  Jameson Taillon will take the mound for the Pirates.  First pitch is at 6:05.


A 7 run ninth inning for the Kansas City royals led to a convincing win over the Minnesota twins last night with a score of 10 to 3.

Danny Duffy will get the ball on Wednesday at 7:10 for the series finale against the Twins Kyle Gibson.


Mizzou Football home games in 2016 will feature a new interactive fan area called Tiger Town. The new feature will open the doors for the first time at 3:30 before this Saturday's home opener against Eastern Michigan Eagles.  It is located outside of Memorial Stadium on the southeast side.





Sheriff's Report07-Sep-2016

On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:
1.      Travis Charles Polston age 27 of Fulton on an Audrain County warrant for
                  failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving without a valid
                  license.

     They investigated:
            
1.   Domestic assault along Audrain Road 929.

2.   Alarm call in Vandiver Village.

3.   911 calls along Audrain Roads 975, 826, and 154.

4.   Careless drivers along Highways 54 and AA; and, Audrain Road 649.

5.  and a  Child custody dispute along Audrain Road 9907.

Centralia Teen Injured in Crash06-Sep-2016

A Centralia teen was injured in a one vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Audrain County.

The Highway Patrol reports 17 year old Tyler Smith was traveling north on Missouri 151, north of County Road 148 when he drove the pick up truck off the right side of the roadway, overcorrected, and went of the left side of the roadway where he overturned.

Smith was taken by ambulance to Boone Hospital in Columbia.


Highway Patrol Reports Higher Fatality Numbers06-Sep-2016

The number of fatalities are up this year over the Labor Day holiday Weekend. 

The Missouri Highway Patrol reports 15 people died in traffic crashes compared to 10 last year. 

The counting period ran from 6 pm Friday through 11:59 pm on Monday.  

The fatality crashes occurred in Lee's Summit, Springfield, Jefferson City, Macon, Weldon Spring, and the Poplar Bluff areas. 

The patrol investigated 299 traffic crashes, which included 108 injuries. 

91 arrests were made for driving while intoxicated and 119 drug arrests are reported. 

0 boating fatalities over the holiday.

Independence Amber Alert06-Sep-2016

An amber alert is issued for child abduction out of Independence Missouri.

The alert went out at earlier  this afternoon.

The abduction is said to have taken place at 17007 East Highway 23 in Independence.

The child is a 9 year old black female Syncere Lee Valiant.

The suspect Robert T. Valiant is 31 years old and about 6 foot 1.

Valiant is said to be driving a 2003 Pontiac Grand Am with a license plate number of DL3V3F.

He has black hair, brown eyes, with a light complexion, and visible tattoo on his neck.

Anyone with any information is asked to dial 911 immediately to contact the nearest law enforcement agency.


Missouri Department Of Conservation To Do Inspections06-Sep-2016

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be doing mandatory inspections of deer killed in 29 counties during the opening weekend of firearms season.

The inspections are to battle a deadly disease that is spreading through the deer population, Chronic Wasting Disease.  The disease causes holes in brain tissue, killing the animals.  There is no cure for the disease.

The inspection will take place the weekend of November 12 and 13.

Since 2001, 33 cases of CWD have been confirmed.  21 in Macon county, 9 in Adair County and one in each Cole, Franklin and Linn Counties.  They will be included in the inspection sites.  Boone and Callaway Counties will also be in the inspection zone.


In Sports05-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are still holding on to the second wild card spot in the National League after bearing the Cincinnati Reds yesterday, 5 to 2.  They are currently 1 game ahead of the New York Mets for a shot at the post season.

Randal Grichuk and Kolten Wong contributed offensively by hitting homers at the Great American Ball Park.

Today, the Redbirds will be in Pittsburgh for a series against the Pirates.  Adam Wainwright will take the mound again Chad Kuhl.  First pitch is at 3:05.


The Kansas City Royals fell to the Detroit Tigers 6 to 5 yesterday despite a big 7th inning, as they scored 4 runs.  They were quickly answered as the tigers had a late game drive of their own.

The Royals will open a 6 game road trip in Minnesota and Chicago today.  Ian Kennedy will get the start against Jose Berrios for the Minnesota Twins.


Mizzou Tennis has a new head  coach.  Colt Gaston has been officially named as the new leader.  Director of Athletics Jim Sterk  says Gaston brings more than 8 years of coaching and instructing experience to his new role.

Gaston launched his coaching career in 2008 as a High Performance Coach at Weil Tennis Academy in  California. He then served as traveling coach for three players who ranked in the top 100 list. 


Laddonia Residents Killed in Crash05-Sep-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two Laddonia Residents lost thier lives over the weeked in a crash near Palmyra Saturday afternoon.

The accident happened when 74 year old Howard Young lost control of his vehicle and skidded off the left side of the roadway, crossing the median and striking a vehicle, driven by Daniel F. Prisner, of La Grange, head on.

Prisner was flown to Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

Young, and his passenger, 73 year old Maureen Young, were pronounced dead on the scene.


Pence and Grietens Campaigning in Missouri05-Sep-2016

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence will be campaigning in Missouri this week.

Eric Greitens the republican gubernatorial candidate will be joining him. 

The campaign says that Pence will hold a town hall forum tomorrow morning in Springfield and later day head to Chesterfield for a rally. 

Greiten's campaign says he will be speaking with Pence at both events. 

This will be Pence's first campaign trip to Missouri since becoming the vice presidential nominee for the republicans in mid July. 

Greitens the Republican primary in August and will be facing Democratic challenger Chris Koster in the November 8th general election. 


Columbia Armed Robbery02-Sep-2016

Columbia Police are searching for suspects in an armed robbery of the Economy Taxi at 1512 West Business Loop 70.

According to the department the robbery occurred at around 6:17 this morning.  

The female victim says 2 white males with clothing covering their faces entered the store both armed with handguns demanding money.

The suspects took an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. 

The victim was not injured during the robbery. 

An investigation is ongoing.


Fulton Man's Death Classified as Not Suspicious02-Sep-2016

A Fulton mans death is being classified as not suspicious. 

The Callaway County Medical examiner was called out yesterday (Thursday) afternoon to investigate the death of a man in a shed at the 300 block of Collier Lane. 

The medical examiner ruled the man had likely died a couple of days prior. 

The exact cause of death is unknown at this time. 


Labor Day Weekend has Arrived02-Sep-2016

The Missouri Highway Patrol says that more troopers will be out on the water this weekend, with safety as a top priority.

Nicer weather is expected to draw larger crowds. 

The Patrol has a few reminders if your planning to be on the water. 

Always wear a life jacket, always have people in the boat look at the surrounding for large wakes, and be mindful of swimming near docks as it could cause an electrical shock.

The Lake of the Ozarks does not have a speed limit during the daytime, at sunset the speed limit is 30 miles per hour.


Routine Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Bust02-Sep-2016

According to the Centralia Police Department while on a routine traffic patrol, Officer Taylor Tarwater noticed a car with a non functioning brake light and expired license plates. 

Tarwater attempted to pull over the car driven by 23 year old Jamichael Ramon Talton, but Talton then tried to drive away.

The officer then followed the car north on Jefferson Street to Highway 22. 

According to the department the pursuit reached speeds of 90 miles per hour on several gravel roads before the officer terminated the chase.

The Missouri Highway Patrol later apprehended Talton where he allegedly confessed to being the driver pursued in Centralia.

Talton is currently in the Boone County Jail facing charges of possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and failure to appear on an out of county warrant. 

Talton was also cited for possessing 2 counterfeit twenty dollar bills, possessing up to 35 grams of marijuana, and displaying plates belonging to another person. 

A twenty nine thousand dollar bond has been set.


In Sports01-Sep-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Milwaukee Brewers last night 3 to1.  The redbirds still have a 1 and a half game advantage over the Mets for the second wild card spot.

After 13 innings, the Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankess last night 5 to 4.

The Cardinals and the Royals are both off today, and will play again tomorrow.


Mizzou Football01-Sep-2016

The Mizzou Tiger Football team will kick off the Barry Odom era with a rare season opener on the road.

The Tigers will kick off the season with a non-conference matchup against West Virginia on Saturday.

Mizzou has won 14 consecutive season openers.

MSHP To Be Out In Full Force01-Sep-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be out in full force over the holiday weekend.

All available officers will  be patrolling the roadways over the Labor Day Weekend as part of Operation CARE.  Officers will be enforcing speed, seat belts and alcohol laws.

On the waterways, the patrol will also be watching for boaters to be sober and possibly checking life jackets.

During the 2015 holiday, 10 people were killed, and another 508 were injured in Missouri crashes.  Two people died in boating accidents, while 10 were injured.

Sheriff's Report01-Sep-2016

For the month of August, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office transported 104 prisoners, traveling 3334 miles.  So far in 2016, the Sheriff’s Office transported 765 prisoners traveling 25140 miles.

For the month of August the Jail averaged 70 prisoners daily.  So far in 2016 the Jail averaged 65 prisoners daily.

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Gregory Joseph Dana age 59 of Trenton on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked.

2.    and Terrell Cooks Jr. age 24 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of distribution of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, unlawful use of a weapon, and receiving stolen property.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 625.

2.      Wellbeing of residents along Audrain Roads 929 and 548.

3.      Trespass along Highway K.

4.      911 calls along Highway E, Audrain Road 457, and Market Street in Vandiver Village.

5.      Fraud along Audrain Road 757.

6.      Alarm call along Audrain Road 9826.

In Sports31-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals made a move in extra innings last night to nab a victory from the Milwaukee Brewers.  Yadier Molina's 300th career double advanced the runner, who was brought in by an RBI single from Randal Grichuk.  Final score was 2 to 1.

Rookie Luke Weaver will take the mound tonight for the redbirds against Matt Garza for Milwaukee.  First pitch is at 7:10.

The Kansas City Royals suffered a set back in their push to reach the post season after a loss to the New York Yankee in extra innings last night, 5 to 4. 

Ian Kennedy will get the ball tonight against the Yankee's Luis Cessa.  Game starts at 7:15.

Reptile Experience31-Aug-2016

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Mark Twain Lake are hosting  "The Reptile Experience" with Serengeti Steve and the array of animals that he has to show.

The program will be held at the M.W. Boudreaux Memorial Visitor Center at Mark Twain Lake on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 p.m.

Serengeti Steve provides an educational and entertaining program for all spectators. This is not only a show, but also a unique, hands-on experience.

This program is free and appropriate for all ages.


Sheriff's Report31-Aug-2016

On Monday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Domestic disturbance along First Street in Vandiver Village.

2.      Suspicious activity along Highway 54 and Audrain Road 353.

3.      Careless driver along Highway FF.

4.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 440.

5.      Fraud along Audrain Road 516 and from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

6.      911 call along Audrain Road 980.

7.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway 19.
 

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Clinton Dale McKinnon age 39 of Louisiana on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of stealing.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Violation of an order of protection from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

2.      Burglaries along Highway U and Audrain Road 730.

3.      Theft along Audrain Road 929.

4.      Trespass along Highway JJ.

5.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 929.

6.      Careless driver along Highway 19.

3 Columbia Schools Locked Down as a Precaution30-Aug-2016

Hickman High School, the Jefferson Middle School and Ridgeway Elementary all locked down earlier this afternoon  in response to a situation where there was a reported victim of a gunshot wound.

The lockdown last for only about 30 minutes and was lifted at around 1:45 this afternoon. 

Medical units were called this  afternoon at around 1:05 pm to 104 Third Avenue in Columbia where police confirm finding a man with a gunshot wound. 

The man was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for a non life threatening injury. 

Police report that an investigation is still ongoing.


Columbia 5 Car Crash30-Aug-2016

Serious injuries are being reported after a 5 car crash in Columbia last night.

According to the Columbia Police Department the accident occurred when a 2003 Ford Taurus being driven by 50 year old Roger Dickey of Jefferson City was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 63 near Discovery Parkway.

A 2nd vehicle being driven by 28 year old Casey Richter of Columbia was traveling northbound in the inside lane. 

Vehicle 3 was driven by 20 year old Morgan Rundle of Columbia.

Vehicle 4 was being driven by Seren Acar 22 years old of Columbia. 

As the first vehicle approached the other 4, vehicle 2 swerved to the right to avoid a collision, in the process it spun into vehicle 3. 

Vehicle 4 then ran off  the roadway.

Vehicle 5 in the crash was unable to avoid vehicle 1 which resulted in a head on collision. 

Roger Dickey is said to be in serious condition, Beckey Dickey was in serious but stable condition.

An investigation into the crash is still ongoing.


McCaskill at Missouri National Guard Roundtable 30-Aug-2016

Senator Claire McCaskill will be at a Missouri National Guard roundtable with military families tomorrow. 

The event will take place in Jefferson City at the Family Resiliency Center and Danner Chapel of the Missouri National Guard. 

The roundtable is part of Senator McCaskill's discussion on Missouri's critical role in the nation's defense and a call for an honest defense budget that men and women in uniform deserve. 

It will get underway at 10:15 tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.


Moberly Residents Reminded to Lock Vehicles30-Aug-2016

Moberly residents are being reminded to make sure to lock their vehicles.

The Moberly Police Department says they have received several complaints of vehicles being broken in to over the past week. 

Citizens are asked also being reminded to park in a well lit area and not to leave items such as wallets, firearms, money, or cameras inside their vehicles.


Cox Welcome Back29-Aug-2016

Mizzou Athletics is inviting the public to a welcome back reception for 2016 Olympic Bronze Medalist J’den Cox on Wednesday. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m.  and will take place at the Columns Club on the east side of Memorial Stadium.

Doors to the reception will open at 5:00 p.m. CT, where fans will enter at the south tower on the east side of Memorial Stadium and proceed up the elevators. Parking will be available around the football stadium in lots J, K and O. Refreshments will be available for the event.

A Question and answer session will be held for the public to have the opportunity to ask Cox questions.  

Cox will sign autographs and take pictures with the public.


Sheriff's Report29-Aug-2016

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Erica Nicole Hoffman age 27 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked.

2.      Floyd William Dudley Jr. age 28 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of driving while revoked, domestic assault, possession of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, and violation of an order of protection.

3.      Shawn Eric Wieberg age 37 of Vandalia on an Audrain County warrant for driving while intoxicated and driving while revoked.

4.      Nikolas Blake Clark age 22 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant of possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

5.      Loretta Jane Ball age 43 of Farber on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding.

6.     and  James Price Jennings age 45 of Mexico for driving while revoked.
 
they also Investigated:
1.      Theft along Highway ZZ.

2.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 948 and 838.

3.      Careless driver along Highway 19.

4.      Abandoned vehicles along Highways 19 and J; and, Audrain Road 929.

5.      Suspicious activity along Highway 22.

6.      Peace disturbance from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

7.      and a Domestic disturbance along Highway 15.
 
Issued:
1.      Summonses for traffic offenses along Highways 22 and 15.
2.      Warnings for traffic offenses along Highways 54, 22, 19, and 15.

In Sports28-Aug-2016

The Oakland A's scored twice in the 8th inning, spoiling the starting debut of Cardinals rookie Alex Reyes, beating the Cards, 3-2.

Reyes only allowed one run in 4 2/3 innings, but the bullpen couldn't hold on to a 2-1 lead.

Matt Bowman took the loss for St. Louis, who remain a game and a half in front of Miami for the final National League wild card spot.

Randal Grichuk hit his 18th home run of the season, extending the Cards' streak of consecutive games with a homer to 16 games.

The teams conclude the weekend series this afternoon at Busch stadium, as Jaime Garcia takes the mound for St Louis against the A's' Andrew Triggs. Game time is at 1:10.


Salvador Perez blasted 2 solo home runs, but they weren't enough as the Kansas City Royals lost to the Boston Red Sox, 8-3 at Fenway Park Saturday.

Boston's Dustin Pedroia went 4-5, giving him 8 hits in 9 at bats in the series.

Danny Duffy gave up seven runs on nine hits through five innings. It was the most runs he has surrendered since Aug. 16, 2011.

David Price got his fourth win in his last four starts for Boston. The lefty limited the Royals to five hits and two runs over six innings, walking two and striking out seven.

The weekend series in Beantown wraps up tonight as Yordano Ventura goes to the hill for KC against the Sox's Eduardo Rodriguez. Game time just after 7 pm.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Recovers Two Bodies28-Aug-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol on Saturday recovered the bodies of two missing boaters at the Lake of the Ozarks.

They went missing after a violent boat crash that occurred Friday evening around 7 pm at the 10.3 mile marker.

The victims have been identified as 40-year-old Bradley Dunphy and 49-year-old Richard Prince, both from the state of Louisiana. Prince was the driver of the boat.

The bodies were recovered at  around 11:45 Saturday morning. Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott White said the two men were recovered at a depth of 68 feet in the area of where the crash occurred.

According to the patrol, the crash happened when the boat was traveling downstream and became airborne, rolled in the air, struck the water and flipped upside down.

Aschoff Arraigned26-Aug-2016

A fugitive that led police on a multi county manhunt last week has been arraigned in Pike County on first degree burglary charges.

Jessica Aschoff appeared before the judge.  She has asked for a public defender in her case.

A Counsel Status Hearing is scheduled for September 7th.


Fulton Residents Injured in Crash26-Aug-2016

Two Fulton residents are recovering after a car accident in Jefferson City yesterday in the 800 block of Highway 54.

The Jefferson City Police Department is reporting the accident occurred around 4:00 yesterday afternoon.

The investigation revealed the 1995 Ford Explorer, driven by 24 year old Tyler Shirk, ran off the roadway after the driver fell asleep.  He then overcorrected, lost control and the vehicle rolled over.  

Tyler Shirk and his passenger Patricia Shirk, were transported to a local hospital.


In Sports26-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost last night to the New York Mets, despite offensive efforts from Brandon Moss, Jedd Gyorko and Stephen Piscotty.  Moss hit 2 homeruns during the outing.  The final score was 10 to 6.

The Cards are in Busch Stadium tonight in the first game of a series against the Oakland Athletics.  Luke Weaver will get the start for the Red Birds against Ross Dewiler for the A's.  First pitch is at 7:15.

Some outstanding plays on the part of the Kansas City Royals propelled them to victory over the Miami Marlins last night 5 to2.

Ian Kennedy will get the ball tonight in a series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.  Steven Wright will pitch for the Sox.  Game starts at 6:10.

Mizzou Football's Charles Harris has been named to the 2016 Rotary Lombardi Award Preliminary Watch List.

He was selected for outstanding performance, skill, discipline, virtue and wisdom exemplified by Vince Lombardi.

Update on Suspect After Multi-County Chase26-Aug-2016


The man who led authorities on a multi-county chase early yesterday morning is still on the run.

Travis W. Crutchfield fled from police during a traffic stop in Columbia.  He made it through Callaway County to Audrain, where he drove a vehicle into a cornfield at the intersection of County Road 836 and 845.  He then fled on foot into the corn.

The last confirmed sighting of Crutchfield was yesterday afternoon around 12:30.

The sheriff's department reports they are not sure if he is still in the area, but he had not yet been caught.  A cornfield is a dangerous place to conduct a search, as it is difficult to see very far.

It is a possibility Crutchfield was able to get a ride and leave the area.

Better Business Bureau Warning25-Aug-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public about a mailer that is being circulated regarding burial insurance policies.

The BBB believes the mailers, that are postmarked in Marietta, Georgia, have the capacity to mislead because they do not disclose information obtained will be sold to insurance sales agents.

The mailings are titled "2016 Benefit Information of Missouri Citizens Only."  The mailers are worded to make people believe they will get something for free.


Car Chase Suspect Identified25-Aug-2016


The suspect in a multiple county car chase this morning has been identified.

Chief Deputy Matt Oller reports the suspect is 36 year old Travis Crutchfield.  

Crutchfield is a white 6 feet tall male,  around 285 pounds.  He has a shaved head and a goatee.  

Crutchfield evaded a traffic stop in Columbia early this morning, and made his way through Boone and Callaway counties before driving a vehicle into a cornfield at the intersection of Audrain Road 836 and 845.

Investigators believe that Crutchfield is still in the Mexico area, and it is unknown at this time if he is armed.

He is known to have multiple warrants for his arrest.

The sheriff's office is reminding citizens to take keys out of vehicles and lock doors to your house.  Never pick up a hitch hiker.

EpiPen price Hike25-Aug-2016

An allergy medicine has raised their prices over 400 percent recently.

Epipen is an epinephrine medication that is injected to counteract a severe allergic reaction or to reverse anaphylaxis.

Since 2004, the cost of the medication has gone from around 60 for a pen to over 500.

Schools stock Epipens in case of an emergency.  They are provided through the Epipen4Schools program, however, parents are still asked to stock their own medication at the school.

Generic versions of the life saving medications are difficult to find.

Some lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the drug company, Mylan.


In Sports25-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are celebrating after a dominating win over the New York Mets last night, 8 to 1.  

Matt Carpenter, Randal Grichuk and Stephen Piscotty all homered in the game.

Adam Wainwright is hoping to snap his losing streak tonight against the Mets.  New York's rookie, Seth Lugo is scheduled to take the mound for the Mets.  Game starts at 7:15.

The Kansas City Royals fell to the Miami Marlins, 3 to nothing last night.  

Dillon Gee pitched a nearly flawless game for 5 innings before allowing 4 Marlin hits in the 6th.

Edinson Volquez will get the start to close out the series in tonights game against Miami.  Right hander Tom Koehler will pitch for the Marlins.  Game starts at 6:10.

Jacie Coari Pleads Guilty25-Aug-2016


Nearly 5 years after the murder of 2 Auxvasse residents, the second suspect has pleaded guilty.

31 year old Jacie Coari is convicted of 2 counts of second degree murder and first degree robbery in the deaths of Michael Wieberg and Amanda Wieberg.

Jacie Coari admitted to driving her husband, Ryan Coari, to Callaway County Road 1027.  He broke into Michael Wieberg's home to commit a robbery, then he shot and killed them before burning the house down on September 1, 2011.

The couple was found in Michigan, where they were arrested a few days later.

Ryan Coari pleaded guilty in 2014 and is currently serving a life sentence.

Jacie Coari has been sentenced to 10 years in the department of corrections.

Sheriff's Report25-Aug-2016

Yesterday,  the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Destiny Lycole Halferty age 25 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and driving without a valid license.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Elmwood Drive.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Harassment along Audrain Road 729.

4.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 524.

5.      911 calls along Wylde Street in Benton City and Market Drive in Vandiver 
Village.

6.    and a   Civil dispute along Audrain Road 9834.

In Sports24-Aug-2016

The Kansas City Royals have extended their winning streak to 9 games after last night's 1 to nothing victory over the Miami Marlins.  The series will continue this evening with Dillon Gee on the mound, against Jose Fernandez for Miami.  First pitch is at 6:10.


The St Louis Cardinals fell to the New York Mets last night, 7 to 4.  This puts the Cards 1 and a half games ahead of the Marlins for the second wild card spot.

The Cards will face the Mets again tonight with Carlos Martinez getting the start against Jacob DeGrom.  Game starts at 7:15.


Science Fiction Author Inducted to Hall of Famous Missourians24-Aug-2016

Science Fiction author, Robert Heinlein, has been inducted into the Hall of famous Missourians.

The bronze bust was revealed today in the House Chamber of the Capitol Building.

Heinlein joins 45 others in the hall including Mark Twain, Dred Scott, and Ginger Rogers.

Heinlein is the author of "Starship Troopers" and "Stranger in a Strange Land."


Sheriff's Report24-Aug-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      George Spencer Carpenter age 44 of Curryville on a Missouri Department of Corrections warrant for a parole violation.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Thefts along Highway 19 and Trabue Drive in Farber.

2.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Roads 485 and 353.

3.      Violation of an order of protection along North Street in Laddonia.

4.      Road hazard along Highway J.

Tobacco Tax24-Aug-2016

The "Raise Your Hand For Kids" tobacco tax increase will appear on the November ballot.

A Cole County judge ruled the language of the ballot title during the petition phase was not misleading to voters.

The petition will put the tax increase on the ballot for voters to decide if there should be 15 cent increases over the next 4 years on each pack of cigarettes.


Van-Far Schools Start Pushed Back24-Aug-2016

The students in the Van-Far school district are getting another week of summer vacation.

Classes in the district were scheduled to start on August 23, but have now been pushed back to the 30 to allow more preparation in the building that has been undergoing construction over the summer.

All but one of the rooms have completed construction, minus finishing touches and the installation of smart boards.

The construction included sealing up doors to keep sounds from other classes down, new tile floors, and the installation of a new air system.


Audrain Boil Order23-Aug-2016

Public Water Supply District number 2 of Audrain County has issued a boil order for at least 48 hours (Wednesday afternoon) or until further notice. 

Those effected will be residents along:

Audrain Rd 210
Audrain Rd 214
Audrain Rd 318
Audrain Rd 207 North of 214
Audrain Rd 395 N of 318
Route E between 210 and 224

The boil order is a result of work being done on the water main.


Illinois Man Arrested After Causing Drunk Driving Accident23-Aug-2016

A 20 year old Illinois man is facing multiple charges after causing a 3 car accident in Callaway County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 20 year old Jake Kyllonen crossed the center line on Route J and hit a vehicle driven by 52 year old Robert Maxwell of Fulton, then struck a car driven by 39 year old Leah Jex of Columbia.

Maxwell, and his passenger, Pamela Maxwell were transported to University Hospital by ambulance.  Jex was uninjured and Kyllonen refused treatment on the scene.

He is being charged with 2nd degree assault, driving while intoxicated resulting in an injury, and other traffic violations.


In Sports23-Aug-2016

The Kansas City Royals will start an interleague series tonight against the Miami Marlins.  Yordano Ventura will get this start tonight against Miami's Andrew Cashner.  First pitch is at 6:10 AM.


The St. Louis Cardinals are hoping to increase their lead for the second wild card spot against the New York Mets tonight in St. Louis. 

Jaime Garcia will get the start against Jonathan Niese for the Mets.  First pitch is at 7:10.



Sheriff's Report23-Aug-2016

Yesterday,  the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Christopher Steven Welch age 28 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for robbery, domestic assault, and assault.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Assault along Highway 22.

2.      Civil dispute along Audrain Road 377.

3.      Thefts along Audrain Road 9834 and Trabue Drive in Farber.

4.      Suspicious activity along Highway W and Audrain Road 821.

5.      911 call along Highway 54.

6.      Property damage along Highways 54 and 22.

7.      Fraud along Audrain Road 581.

8.      and Harassment along Highway 151.

In Sports22-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals have the day off after a huge win over the Phillies last night in a shut out game, 9 to 0.

They will start a series at home against the New York Mets tomorrow.  Jaime Garcia will get the start.



The Kansas City Royals secured their 8th straight win last night against the Minnesota Twins, 2 to 1.

The Royals will face the Miami Marlins tomorrow.



Former Mizzou Softball player, Sami Fagan, was awarded the National Pro Fastpitch Shortstop Rookie of the Year.  Fagan credits the coaching staff and Mizzou for her NPF success.





Railroad repairs22-Aug-2016

Weather permitting, Wednesday,  work will be taking place on Audrain County Route JJ.  Railroad Repairs will be completed just south of U.S. Route 54 and will result in Route JJ being closed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Signs will be present to alert motorists of the closure. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during this time.


Sheriff's Report22-Aug-2016

On Friday,the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Assault along Audrain Road 9834.

2.      Theft along Highway FF.

3.      Loose livestock along Highway 151.

4.      Road hazard along Audrain Road 708.

5.      Property damage along Audrain Road 540.

6.      Careless drivers along Highways 22 and 19.

7.      Wellbeing of residents along Highway 54 and Franklin Avenue in Farber.

8.      911 call along Audrain Road 834.
 
 
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Alarm call along S. Clark.

2.      Theft along Audrain Road 951.

3.      Suspicious activity along Highways 54 and 22.

4.      Child custody dispute along Highway 151.

5.      911 call along Audrain Road 724.

6.      Road hazard along Highway J.

Typo in Drunk Driving Law22-Aug-2016

Thousands of drunk drivers in Missouri could go free if a typo in the law isn't corrected.

The loophole in the law would mean some drunk drivers, including ones involved in a deadly crash could be exonerated, based on the calibration of the breathalyzer equipment.

The legislature ended their session without correcting the issue.  

The Supreme Court included instruction on how the legislature should correct the error, which involves offenses over a 15 month period.

It is unknown if a special session will be held to make the correction.


Grayson Pleads Not Guilty To Callaway Double Homicide19-Aug-2016

A 25 year old Callaway County woman has pleaded not guilty in a double homicide that occurred in April.

Jennifer Grayson, along with her boyfriend, Dale L. Horton, shot and killed Joshua Griffith and Sherry Horton on April 26 on County Road 324.

Dale L. Horton admitted to officers that he an Grayson had gone to his parents home the day of the shootings.  He told officers he shot and injured Sherry Horton, then shot and killed Griffith.  He then noticed Sherry Horton was not dead, so he shot her again and killed her.

The pair then allegedly stole Horton's Father's truck and jewelry from the home.

They were arrested at the Welcome Inn in Columbia.

Grayson was identified by a neighbor in a photo line up.


Officer Involved Shooting In Paris19-Aug-2016

One man is in serious condition after an officer involved shooting in Monroe County early this morning.

At approximately 12:03 a.m, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a white male attempting to break into a vehicle using a hatchet in Madison. 

When a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy arrived at the scene the suspect was not immediately located.  While on scene, the deputy observed 39 year old Kevin D. Marshall, of Madison in a vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle.  The vehicle failed to yield to the deputy and a pursuit ensued, eastbound on U.S. Highway 24. 

A short time later the pursuit was terminated near Paris.  At approximately 1:05 a.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department saw Marshall walking southbound on Missouri 15.  He was  carrying a hatchet and a flashlight secured to a metal bat.  Marshall allegedly approached Monroe County deputies in a threatening manner, refused officers demands, and entered Hickman’s IGA. 

A Monroe City Police Department canine unit was called to the scene and officers entered the business to take Marshall into custody.  While inside, he reportedly attacked a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy. A Monroe City police officer and a Monroe County Sheriff’s deputy fired their duty weapons, hitting the Marshall twice.

He was transported to University Hospital in Columbia.  A deputy received minor injuries, and was also taken to University Hospital.


Pike Charges Announced For Fugitives19-Aug-2016


Charges in Pike County against 2 armed and dangerous fugitives has been confirmed as the search for them continues.

Michael Miller and Jessica Aschoff have not been spotted since last night, after they were given a ride to the Hardee's on Paris Road.

The couple has been on the run since Wednesday when they were discovered by a homeowner attempting to steal a push lawn mower.  Miller and the homeowner exchanged gunfire in Pike County.  

They then made their way to Mexico, and got a ride to Centralia.

Miller is charged with 1st degree burglary, 1st degree assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon.  Upon his capture he will have a 75 thousand cash only bond.

Aschoff is charged with 1st degree burglary, and will have a 25 thousand dollar cash only bond.

Aschof was last seen wearing jean shorts with white stitching, a gray undershirt and a gray sweater.

Miller was last seen wearing blue and gold basketball shorts and a white muscle shirt.

Authorities urge motorists to not give anyone a ride, even if they offer to pay.  Do not leave keys in an unlocked vehicle and report any suspicious activity to law enforcement.

It is possible Miller and Aschof are attempting to make their way to Fulton.

Sheriff's Report19-Aug-2016

Yesterday the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Mark Douglas McReynolds age 54 of Clark for driving while intoxicated.

Investigated:
1.      Property damage along Highway NN.

2.      Burglary along Audrain Road 920.

3.      Theft along Audrain Road 102.

4.      Fraud along Audrain Road 205.

5.      Suspicious activity along Highway 22.

6.      Road hazard along Highway 54.

7.      911 calls along Highway 19 and Audrain Road 546.

8.    and   Theft along Highway 19.

Upcoming Railroad Repairs19-Aug-2016

Weather permitting, Wednesday, August 24, work will be taking place on Audrain County Route JJ.  Railroad Repairs will be completed just south of U.S. Route 54 and will result in Route JJ being closed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Signs will be present to alert motorists of the closure. Motorists will need to use alternate routes during this time.


In Sports18-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals swept the Houston Astros in their series with their 4th win consecutive win.  Final score of last night's game was 8 to 2.  With the victory, the Cards maintained their one game lead for the second wild card spot.

The St. Louis Cardinals have a day off today, and will start a series against the Phillies tomorrow.


Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer catapulted the Royals to a 4 to 1 victory  over the Detroit Tigers with a 2 run homer to sweep the series.

Right hander Dillon Gee takes the mound as the Royals start a series against the Minnesota Twins. Tyler Duffey will start for the Twins.  First pitch is at 7:15.

Sheriff's Report18-Aug-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Dana Edwin Ware age 25 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of discharging/shooting a firearm at or from a motor vehicle.

2.    and Herman Hanley Hamilton age 68 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of violation of an order of protection.

They also investigated:
1.      Careless driver along Highways 22 and 19.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Theft along Audrain Road 102.

4.      Harassment along Audrain Road 377.

5.      911 call along Highway JJ.

6.      Loose livestock along Audrain Road 815.

7.      Trespass along Highway D.

8.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway 19.

Verdict In Clergy Case18-Aug-2016

A verdict was reached in  the case of 23 members of the clergy who held a peaceful protest over Medicaid expansion at the Missouri State Senate in 2014.

The group was found guilty of first degree trespassing, and they were acquitted on charges of obstructing government operations.

A few hundred clergy sang hymns and chanting in the Senate in protest of lawmakers reluctance to expand health care eligibility.  Most protestors left once police arrived to clear the gallery, but 23 remained and were arrested.

Senate GOP members stopped work for over an hour.

A sentencing recommendation by the jury is expected today.


Callaway Pursuit17-Aug-2016

One person is in custody following a pursuit in Callaway County this morning.

Callaway County Deputies initiated a traffic stop when the suspect refused to pull over.  The vehicle pursuit began.  It ended in New Bloomfield, when a foot pursuit ensued.  

Deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol began a search for the suspect using helicopters.  

The chase ended in the backyard of a residence. The arrest was made around 9:18 this morning.  

The suspect has not been identified at this time. 

This is a developing story, more information as it becomes available.


Clergy Trial17-Aug-2016

The trial for more than 20 clergy members is underway.

The charges stem from a peaceful protest at the Missouri State Capitol over Medicaid expansion.  

A few hundred clergy sang hymns and changed in the Senate in protest of lawmakers reluctance to expand health care eligibility.  Most protestors left once police arrived to clear the gallery, but 23 remained and were arrested.

Senate GOP members stopped work for over an hour.

The trial is set to end today.

The activists face up to 6 months in jail for trespassing and disrupting government operations.


In Sports17-Aug-2016

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman, Jedd Gyorko drilled a three run shot that gave the cardinals a comfortable lead in last night's game against the Houston Astros.  The Cardinals won, 8 to 5.

Carlos Martinez will make his first career start against the Astros this afternoon at 1:10.  He will face Doug Fister to close out the series.


The Kansas City Royals had no problem figuring out Detroit Tigers pitcher, Justin Verlander, as they nailed 4 homeruns to take the series last night, 6 to 1.

Yordano Ventura will start for the Royals this evening.  He will take on Anibal Sanchez.  Game starts at 6:10.

School Bus Safety17-Aug-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is issuing a reminder for drivers and parents about school bus safety.

Missouri law states that on a two-lane road, if a school bus is stopped and displaying warning signals while loading or unloading children, drivers must stop when meeting and following the bus. However, it is only necessary to stop on a four-lane highway when following the bus.

In 2015, one person was killed and 376 people were injured in school bus crashes. Missouri experienced 960 traffic crashes involving school buses last year. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children about riding a bus, walking, or driving to school in a safe manner.


Sheriff's Report17-Aug-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:
1.      Abandoned vehicles along Highways J and D.

2.      Suspicious activity along Main Street in Farber.

3.      Road hazard along Highway AA.

4.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway FF.

5.   and a Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

Teen Drivers17-Aug-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to pay attention every time they are behind the wheel, but especially before and after school when children are walking, biking, or driving to school.

Afternoons can be especially dangerous. Most traffic crashes involving  drivers, under the age of 21,  occur between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., when school typically lets out. Many of these drivers are inexperienced.  Using a cell phone, texting, or adjusting the radio can be the distraction that leads to a traffic crash. Texting is against the law for anyone under the age of 22.


Williamsburg Man Arrested17-Aug-2016

A 51 year old Williamsburg man was arrested as a result of search warrant.

The search warrant was issued due to an ongoing investigation into burglary and theft cases.

Scott Allen was arrested in the 400th block of county road 135 after officers found stolen property from a burglary in Auxvasse, as well as a firearm.

Allen was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and a narcotics violation.

Allen has prior felony convictions in Callaway, Audrain and Montgomery counties.


Brookfield Police Searching for Body16-Aug-2016

Brookfield police are searching for a body.

Officers of the department report they began an investigation of an unreported missing body yesterday (Monday) at around noon. 

Officers are searching the 400 block of East Canal. 

A ground penetrating radar is being used the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control. 

The investigation is still ongoing.


Columbia City Council Budget16-Aug-2016

A four hundred forty million dollar budget for 2017 is being considered by the Columbia City Council.

Being proposed is adding three police officer positions plus taxes would remain unchanged.

City Manager Mike Matthes told council members that the city's sales tax revenue growth this year is well below the annual three percent average.

Consumers buying products online where there is no local sales tax is to blame. 

That would mean less money to work with each year. 

Included in next years budget proposal is a new substation that is currently under development for the city's north side.

A final vote on the budget is expected to brought to the council on September 19th.


Former City Council Seat Candidate Fined16-Aug-2016

A former candidate for the fourth ward city council seat in Columbia is being fined. 

The Missouri Ethics Commission made the ruling against Daryl Dudley last week. 

Dudley failed to disclose major contributions to his campaign during the time frame that is required by state law.

The ethics commission fined Dudley two thousand dollars however if he pays two hundred dollars within 45 days the remaining eighteen hundred dollars will be waived. 

Dudley suspended his campaign in March amidst the controversy.


Rhineland Man Facing Felony Charges15-Aug-2016

A Rhineland man  is facing felony charges after a fatal accident in Montgomery County.

The Missouri Highway Patrol report the arrest of 21 year old Damon Hoener last (Sunday) night. 

The accident happened in April when Hoener was allegedly driving a car that went off Route P, hit a rock and overturned. 

27 year old Jared Meyer of Hermann was killed at the scene.

Hoeners blood alcohol lab came back and was above .08 percent.

He is being charged with felony involuntary manslaughter and felony second degree assault by operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

An arraignment is scheduled on August 31st at 9:00 am.


Roads to be Closed in Columbia15-Aug-2016

More roads are expected to be closed in downtown Columbia in the near future. 

The city council will be hearing from several developers at tonight's (Monday) meeting. 

Catalyst Design Works is asking the city to close Lancaster Drive starting tomorrow.

In addition parts of fifth, sixth, and Elm Street would be closed for construction on a new apartment building, storm sewer, and sanitary sewer.

Some of the construction is expected to last into August of next year.


Sheriff's Report15-Aug-2016

On Friday the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1.      Kelsey Jean Worthington age 24 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of stealing.
 
Investigated:

1.      Littering along Audrain Road 812.

2.      Domestic assault along Highway NN.

3.      Suspicious activity along Highway J.

4.      Civil dispute along Audrain Road 973.

5.      Aggressive animal along Audrain Road 838.

6.      Property damage along Highway T.

7.      Careless drivers along Highways 54, 19, and B.

8.      Road hazard along Highway 54.

9.      and an Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 665.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Shane Steven Kerpash age 38 of Troy for forgery, identity theft, and property damage; and, an Osage County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while intoxicated and probation violation.

2.      Jennifer Lynn Payne age 31 of Troy for hindering prosecution.


3.      and Chance Thomas Goslin age 31 of Mexico for possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

they also investigated:

1.      Aggressive animal along Audrain Road 353.

2.      Domestic assault along Audrain Road 376.

3.      Peace disturbance along Audrain Roads 632 and 389.

4.    and a   911 call along Audrain Road 556.

Audrain Arrest14-Aug-2016

Audrain County sheriff's deputies yesterday arrested 38-year-old Shane Kerpash for an active probation and parole violation warrant out for him in Osage County.

Deputies said he had fled from them on Friday, was considered armed and dangerous, and had made violent threats toward law enforcement officers attempting to arrest him.

A deputy saw Kerpash's car at a Value Inn Motel on South Clark Street in Mexico, early Saturday morning. More law enforcement officers arrived and at about 5 a.m. deputies began to call out for Kerpash to surrender. He came out of his motel room about 10 a.m. Deputies also arrested 31-year-old Jennifer Payne.

Audrain County deputies searched the room and, as a result, the two are facing drug charges as well as counts of hindering prosecution, resisting arrest and identity theft.


Boone County Field Fire14-Aug-2016

Fire officials said it's unclear what started a field fire in the 6800 block of Schooler Road Saturday afternoon.

The Boone County Fire Protection District responded to the scene around 1:45 p.m. Crews blocked off part of Schooler Road while they worked to put out the fire.

Officials said the fire burned about four acres of a bean field.


Columbia Shots Fired14-Aug-2016

Columbia Police confirm they have one person after responding to reports of a man threatening people with a gun in the 1400 block of Ballenger Lane.

Police were called to the scene just after 8 p.m. last night for reports of shots fired.

Lt. Geoff Jones confirms shots were fired and one person was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but it's unclear if those injuries were from the gunfire.

The suspect was inside a home along with another victim when police arrived. Officers were able to enter the home and arrest the man. Lt. Jones said they will issue a search warrant for the home and continue interviewing witnesses.

The Boone County Sheriff's Department, Columbia Fire Department, Boone Hospital Ambulance and University Hospital Ambulance also responded to the scene.


In Sports14-Aug-2016

Randal Grichuk hit a grand slam that capped a six-run burst in the eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals stopped the Cubs’ 11-game winning streak, beating Chicago 8-4 Saturday. Brandon Moss and Jedd Gyorko also homered for St. Louis. Alex Reyes pitched three scoreless innings of relief to get the win. The 4-game series in the windy city wraps up tonight as Mike Leake goes to the mound for the Cards against the Cubs' John Lackey. First pitch just after 7.


Brian Dozier doubled and homered, and Eddie Rosario blasted a two-run homer as the Minnesota Twins powered past the Royals, 5-3, last night at Target Field. The win snapped Minnesota's four-game losing streak. Tyler Duffey for the Twins picked up the win, only allowing six hits and two runs through seven innings. He walked one and struck out six. Dillon Gee started for Kansas City and gave up 11 hits and five runs through 5 1/3 innings. Gee walked one and struck out six. Edinson Volquez will take the mound for the Royals to close out the series this afternoon against the Twins' Hector Santiago. First pitch just after 1 pm


In NFL preseason action, a 49 yard touchdown pass as time expired and the subsequent 2 point conversion gave the Seattle Seahawks a 17-16 win over the Kansas City Chiefs Saturday at Arrowhead Stadium.  The Chiefs play the Rams in Los Angeles in their second preseason game Saturday at 8 p.m.

Columbia Fatality12-Aug-2016

A Columbia man is dead and a tree limb is to blame.

The man who was 25 was struck by a tree limb on Wednesday afternoon at around 2.

He was an employee of Nelson's Tree Service.

A representative of Nelsons Tree Service told the KXEO News Department that the name of the man is not being released however family members of the man have been notified.

Nelsons Tree Service released a statement today (Friday) stating that "Our heart goes out to the family. We are doing everything we can to figure out what happened and to make sure something like this never happens again."

Police say that a death investigation is pending.


Football Kicks Off12-Aug-2016

High school football is kicking off tonight with the foot ball jamborees.

Tonight AT 6PM
Blair Oaks is hosting Centralia, Moberly, California, Owensville and Helias.

Southern Boone is hosting Tolton and Hallsville.

Boonville is hosting Fulton and Odessa,

Smith-Cotton is hosting Mexico, Eldon and School of the Osage.


Grayson Indicted in Double Homicide12-Aug-2016

A Callaway County grand jury has indicted a 25 year old woman with a double homicide that occurred in April.

Jennifer Grayson, along with her boyfriend, Dale L. Horton, shot and killed Joshua Griffith and Sherry Horton on April 26 on County Road 324.

Dale L. Horton admitted to officers that he an Grayson had gone to his parents home the day of the shootings.  He told officers he shot and injured Sherry Horton, then shot and killed Griffith.  He then noticed Sherry Horton was not dead, so he shot her again and killed her.

The pair then allegedly stole Horton's Father's truck and jewelry from the home.

They were arrested at the Welcome Inn in Columbia.

Grayson was identified by a neighbor in a photo line up.

In Sports12-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals gave the first place Chicago cubs a challenge in last night's 11 inning game.

The cards fell to the cubs 4 to 3.

Adam Wainwright will draw the start this afternoon against the Cubs.  He owns the highest winning percentage of any pitcher in Wrigley Field history. Wainwright will face Jake Arrieta for Chicago. Game starts at 1:20.


Kansas City Royals Pitcher, Danny Duffy, pitched his first complete game last night against the White Sox, earning a 2 to 1 victory.

Yordano Ventura will get the ball in the series opener against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.  Game starts at 7:10.


Moscow Mills native, Deanna Price, will get her chance to qualify in the hammer throw this evening in the Rio Olympics.  Price is in group A, who will throw at 6:40.


Sheriff's Report12-Aug-2016

On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

1.    A loose livestock complaint along Highway 54.

2.    A burglary and theft along Audrain Road 233.

3.    A suspicious person complaint along Highway 54 near Farber.
 
        They also arrested:

1.    Mary Lou Scott, age 66, of Mexico on a Boone County, Missouri arrest warrant for passing bad checks. Scott posted a $1,000 bond and was released.

Blunt Endorsed By NRA11-Aug-2016

U.S. Senator, Roy Blunt, is being endorsed by the National Rifle Association as he campaigns against Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander. 

NRA leaders will be campaigning on his behalf in Springfield, Joplin, Columbia and Cape Gierardeau.

Blunt, the Republican candidate, is seeking his second term in office.  He spent 14 years in the U.S, House and was Missouri Secretary of State from 1985 to 1992.

Kander is a former army officer who spent 4 years in the Missouri House before becoming Secretary of State in 2013.


Fulton Arrest11-Aug-2016

A 24 year old Jefferson City man was arrested in Fulton last night on multiple charges.

According the Fulton Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle in the 600 block of Hickman at around 9:40 last night.

The driver of the vehicle was identified as Le'Clarence J. Vaughan.  It was determined he had been driving with a license revoked through the Department of Revenue.

Officers searched the vehicle and located marijuana.

Vaughan was arrested on suspicion of intent to distribute a controlled substance, driving while revoked and speeding.

He was transported to the Callaway County Jail with a 10 thousand dollar bond.


Hallsville Fatal Accident11-Aug-2016



The man who died in an early morning crash on Highway 124 near Hallsville has been identified.

The accident happened just before 9:00 this morning in the 15 thousand block of Highway 124.

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol 48 year old Hamilton Richardson of Centralia  was driving a 1998 Chevy pick up truck when he crossed over the center line and crashed head on with a dump truck. 

The driver of the dump truck William Willis suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital.

Richardson was pronounced dead at the scene.

In Sports11-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are once again tied for a wild card spot after beating the Cincinnati Reds last night, 3 to 2.

Tonight, Carlos Martinez will take the mound as the Cards open a series against the first place Chicago Cubs.  Left handed pitcher, Jon Lester, will start for the Cubs.  Game starts at 7:05.


The Kansas City Royals are celebrating a a walk off RBI single from Lorenzo Cain in the 14th inning of last night's game, giving the Royals the victory over the White Sox last night, 3 to 2.

The Royals will wrap up their series against the White Sox this evening.  Danny Duffy will get the start for Kansas City against Miguel Gonzalez.


Deanna Price, a Moscow Mills native, is set to compete in the qualification round of the women's hammer throw in the Rio Olympics tomorrow at 6:40 PM.


Missouri State Fair11-Aug-2016

The 114th Missouri State Fair officially started today (Thursday).

Around forty thousand people were expected to attend.

The theme of this years fair is See What Crops Up.

The opening day offered a four dollar gate admission for visitors 13 and older and two dollar admission for ages 6 to 12.

Kids five and under will be free every day.

For more details and information on the fair visit mostatefair.com.


Mizzou Med Prep11-Aug-2016

The University of Missouri has instituted a program to help high school juniors and seniors interested in health care careers navigate the application process.

The Mizzou MedPrep program is aimed to help applicants that are under represented in medicine, financially disadvantaged, rural or nontraditional have the same opportunities for admission.

There is a workshop specifically focused on high school students.  The 2 day program allows students to get an overview of medical professions, physician specialties and medical school admission requirements, as well as taking a tour of the medical school. 


MU Zika Resource11-Aug-2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri are working to provide information to the public about the Zika Virus, and how to stop the spread.

There have been no cases of the virus spread by mosquitos in the state of Missouri to date, however, there have been reports in south Florida.  The infections prompted the centers for disease control and prevention to release guidance for people who may have traveled to the area.

Zika is an emerging health concern in the United States.  The symptoms are typically mild and flu like, lasting a few days to a week.  The real concern is for pregnant women.  The virus is linked to a birth defect called microcephaly, which causes an infant to be born with a small head, and possibly under developed brain.


Cigarette Taxes to be on November Ballot10-Aug-2016

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced 2 cigarette tax hikes that will appear on the November ballot.

Amendment 3 would raise cigarette tax by 60 cents per pack.  At least 75 percent of the money raised from the additional tax would go toward early education and smoking cessation programs.  A 60 cent tax would make the cigarette tax the 39th highest in the country.  The money would not be overseen by an elected official.

The second initiative, which will appear on the ballot as proposition A, would raise the tax by 23 cents per pack.  All of the money would go to transportation infrastructure.  A 23 cent increase would make Missouri the third lowest on cigarette tax in the country.

The current tax is 17 cents.


Elections Performance Index10-Aug-2016

Secretary of State Jason Kander  announced today Missouri has moved into the top 10 of the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Elections Performance Index.  Now ranked 8th in the country, Missouri was ranked 13th. 

According to Pew, the Elections Performance Index is a “comprehensive assessment of election administration in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.” Missouri was recognized for its performance in five key areas:

Online voter registration

Data completeness

Low rate of voter registration rejections

Low rates of provisional ballots cast and rejected

and Low rates of rejection among military and overseas absentee ballots


Fulton Search Warrant10-Aug-2016

One person is in custody after a search warrant was executed in Fulton yesterday.

At approximately 5:46  in the afternoon, Fulton Police department served the warrant at 206A Tyler Street.  

Officers made contact with 32 year old Brian Halsey.  During the search, police uncovered numerous items of drug paraphernalia and 2 firearms.

Halsey was arrested on the scene for suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of drug paraphernalia.  

He was taken to the Callaway County Jail with a 95 hundred dollar bond.


In Sports10-Aug-2016

Despite home runs from both Matt Holliday and Yadier Molina, the St. Louis Cardinals couldn't recover from losing an early lead to the Cincinnati Reds last night.  The game ended with a score of 7 to 4.

The Cards are looking to take the series this evening at 6:15.  Jaime Garcia will take the mound for the Redbirds against Anthony DeSclafani for Cincinnati.


A 3 run homer from the White Sox cost the Kansas City Royals the game in the 10th inning last night.  Final score was 7 to 5.

Tonight Ian Kennedy will get the ball for the Royals.  He will face Jose Quintana for the Sox tonight at 7:15 in Kauffman Stadium.


The University of Missouri's new athletic director, Jim Sterk, is set to start his new position on September first.  

The contract was approved last night by the UM board of curators.  Sterk signed a 7 year contract, with a base salary of 700 thousand dollars per year.  He can earn an additional 150 thousand in incentives.



Perseid Outburst10-Aug-2016

A meteor outburst will provide a show on Friday, as long as the clouds cooperate.

The Perseid shower happens every year.  This year it will be more prominent because the average number of meteors,  50 to 100 per hour, will double.

The last Perseid outburst occurred in 2009.  The outbursts will cause "earth grazing meteors" which move along the top of the atmosphere at 132 thousand miles per hour and leave a long trail.  They are also very bright, and can vary in color.

The best time to see the meteors will be between midnight and dawn Friday.  NASA recommends finding an area away from artificial light and allow your eyes to adjust for 45 minutes.


Sheriff's Report10-Aug-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

Careless driving complaints along Missouri Highway 19 and Highway 54.

A loose livestock complaint along Highway 151.

A trespassing complaint along Audrain Road 353.

Peace disturbance complaints along Audrain Road 9834 and 9822

And an abandoned vehicle complaint along Audrain Road 353.
 

The department arrested:
 
1.    Devon Joseph Schroer, age 23, of Potosi, Missouri, on an Audrain County Arrest Warrant for Possession of Child Pornography. Schroer posted a $2,500 cash only bond.
 
2.    Cedric Kewayne Johnson, age 31, of Mexico, Missouri on an Audrain County Arrest Warrant for Resisting Arrest, Violation of an Order of Protection, and First Degree Trespass. Johnson remains in the Audrain County Jail on a $11,000 bond.
 
3. and  Robert Kennemore Junior, age 36, of Mexico, Missouri for Driving While Revoked, Making a False Declaration, and Trespassing. Kennemore posted a $5,500 bond.

SSM St. Mary's Health Audrain Receives High Marks10-Aug-2016

U.S. News and World Report has recognized SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital-Audrain with high performing marks for care of congestive heart failure.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. 

The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.


Teen Turns Himself In10-Aug-2016

A third teen has been arrested following a shots fired incident in Jefferson City over the weekend.  

Police were looking for 17 year old Dakota Foster, of Auxvasse, in relation to an incident in the 300 block of Mesa Avenue.  Witnesses report a vehicle stopped in the roadway and a passenger left the vehicle and ran towards a wooded area.  The suspects then fired shots at him, and the car chase continued.

Allegedly, the incident occurred because of a failed deal to purchase marijuana laced cookies.

Police had previously arrested 18 year old Alex Walker and a 13 year old female, both of Callaway County.  Both are charged with first degree assault and possession with intent to distribute.

Foster turned himself in to Callaway County authorities last night.


Fulton Man Arrested For Sex Crimes09-Aug-2016

A Fulton man has been arrested for multiple  sex crimes involving a minor.

33 year old Nicholas Robinson as arrested yesterday morning.  The charges stem from an investigation that began June 6, when a call was made the abuse and neglect hotline.

The child said the abuse happened at a home near Fulton, when the child was between 8 and 11 years old.  

The abuse is believed to have taken place from November of 2012 until December of 2014.

After his abuse, Robinson allegedly admitted to having sexual contact with the victim.  

He is accused of 6 counts of statutory sodomy and one count of statutory rape.

He is being held in the Callaway County Jail without bond.


Judge Chosen For Accused Montgomery County Murderer09-Aug-2016

A judge in the case of accused killer Pablo Serrano-Viterino  is chosen. 

Judge Steven Ohmer will take over the case and will rule on Serrano-Viterno's motion for a change of venue. 

Serrano-Viternino, an illegal immigrant is accused of killing 5 people including a mid Missouri man back in March of this year.

Judge Steven Ohmer is in the 22nd Judicial Circuit which covers St. Louis.

Fidgeting Can Have Health Benefits08-Aug-2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri have found that fidgeting at your desk can improve your health.

The study showed that leg movement while sitting can help improve the cardiovascular system. 

Fidgeting while sitting at a desk can protect the arteries in the legs and prevent arterial disease.


Fulton Clean Up Day08-Aug-2016

The City of Fulton is having  a trash pick up week due to flood damage from heavy rains last week.

The cleanup week will work much like fall and spring clean up.

It begins today, and will run through Friday.

Residents can set their items at the curb on regularly scheduled trash collection days, and can include furniture.  The city will not be collecting major appliances and tires.


Jefferson City Police Cracking Down08-Aug-2016

The Jefferson City Police cracked down on ordinance violations in the downtown area over the weekend. 

According to Captain Doug Shoemaker, the departments actions were in response to a number of complaints including public consumption, urinating in public, littering, and drug use. 

The departments Patrol Section and Community Action Team report the following after a sweep of the downtown area during the late and early morning hours of this past weekend.

21 people were arrested for public consumption, 2 for dwi, 4 people for urinating in public, 3 for littering and 4 parking violations.

Other violations included traffic offenses and peace disturbances, plus one arrest was made for possession of narcotics.


MSU Researchers Trapping Mosquitos08-Aug-2016

Researchers at Missouri State University are trapping mosquitos from around the state in search of Zika Virus.

Collecting the mosquitos would provide an early warning if the virus arrives in Missouri.  The primary carrier of the virus, the yellow fever mosquito, has been previously present in the state.  So far, none have been found.

Thousands of Asian Tiger Mosquitos, the second species to carry the disease have been located, however, none of those have been infected with Zika.


In Sports06-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals are celebrating a win in the the first game of a 6 game homestead.  The Cards were victorious over the Atlanta Braves, 1 to nothing.  Jaime Garcia pitched 8 scoreless innings, and drove in the games only run.

The Cards and the Braves will meet again this evening at 6:15.  Carlos Martinez will take the mound against Roberto Hernandez for Atlanta.


The Kansas City Royals lost last night to the Toronto Blue Jays in the series opener, 4 to 3.

The Royals will try again against the Blue Jays tonight at 6:15.  Danny Duffy will draw the start for Kansas City against Aaron Sanchez for Toronto.

Koster Wins Endorsement06-Aug-2016

Attorney General Chris Koster has become the first democratic statewide candidate to win the endorsement of the Missouri Farm Bureau.

The Committee voted to back Koster's campaign for governor after listening to a presentation from Koster, and the republican candidate, Eric Greitens.

Koster's presentation cited several ways he has stood up for agriculture during his career.


Most Counties Not Participating Tax Free Holiday06-Aug-2016

Most Missouri Counties are not participating in the annual sales tax holiday.

The hiatus from the sales tax is intended for back to school shopping, and would cover items such as clothing, school supplies and computers.

The holiday is meant to apply to local and state taxes.

According to the department of revenue website, most of the counties within the listening area have opted out, including Audrain, Boone, Callaway, and  Cole.  In addition, individual cities have the option to not participated.

Montgomery County and Randolph County have chosen to participate, however, Moberly and Montgomery City will not.  

For a full list visit dor.mo.gov.


Brown to Return to Mizzou05-Aug-2016

Former Mizzou Athletics staff member, Brian Brown, will return to MU after a 16-year hiatus to become assistant athletic director for the Mizzou Made program. 

The Mizzou Made program, which is in its final stages of development and will be shared soon, is an innovative, strategic program created to support the holistic development of student-athletes and provide a comprehensive and integrated curriculum that includes academic, personal, career and leadership development.

Callaway Dam05-Aug-2016

The flash flood warning in Callaway County was allowed to expire yesterday, and officials believe the worst of the threat has passed.

The warning was issued Wednesday after large amounts of rain caused the dam at Glovers  Spring Lake off Route 101 to partially fail.

A majority of the water has drained from the lake alleviating the immediate threat.  If there were to be a full failure of the dam, only people in the immediate area would be effected.

More rain is expected to fall throughout the weekend.  Authorities do have an emergency plan in place.


In Sports05-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals ended their 10 game road trip in position for a wild card spot despite a shut out loss to the Cincinatti Reds yesterday.  Final score was 7 to nothing.

The Cards will welcome Matt Carpenter back to the lineup this evening in a home series against the Atlanta Braves.  Jaime Garcia will take the mound against Joel De La Cruz.  First pitch is at 7:15.

Sheriff's Report05-Aug-2016

Yesterday. the Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

-A Suspicious activity complaint along Audrain Road 906.

-A residential burglar alarm along Audrain Road 609.

-A Peace Disturbance along Highway Y and Audrain Road 9834

-A 911 Hang up call along North Main Street in Farber.

-A careless driving complaint along East Hess Street in Farber.


Fulton Dam Failing04-Aug-2016

A flash flood warning has been extended until 9:00 AM due a dam that is failing near Fulton, east of Columbia.

The National Weather Service in St. Louis issued the warning at around noon yesterday (Wednesday) for Glovers Spring Lake off Route 101 and Route UU, less than five miles east of Fulton.

The service reports that flooding will move down Crows Fork Creek and the Auxvasse Creek, and impact traffic along Route UU, Route O and County Road 101. 

The agency is urging everyone along creeks in central Callaway County to move to higher ground.


Governor Nixon Appointed Case to Defend04-Aug-2016

Governor Jay Nixon may be assigned to defend a criminal case soon.

The  State Public Defender's office recently filed a suit against the governor citing it is unlawful for funds to be cut from a different branch of government, due to separation of powers.  Nixon has with held 3.5 million dollars from the already struggling department.

The department has the ability to appoint any attorney in the state to defendants who cannot afford one.

The case Nixon would be assigned to a case in Cole County.


In Sports04-Aug-2016

The st. Louis Cardinals have once again taken over the second wild card spot after a 5 to 4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night.  A 5th inning homerun by Stephen Piscotty secured the redbird win.

The redbirds will close out the series with a game starting at 11:25.


The Kansas City Royals suffered a shut out loss against the Tampa Bay Rays last night, with a final score of 12 to nothing.

The Royals will face the Rays one more time with an early game at 11:10.  Ian Kennedy will take the mound against Drew Smyly for the Rays.

Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty04-Aug-2016

A Columbia tax preparer has pleaded guilty in a federal court for falsifying tax returns and failing to file income tax.

63 year old David Lee Keithly, owner of Keithly and associates admitted in court he failed to make clients tax deposits to the government, and instead used the money for his own benefit.

He also admitted he failed to file taxes from 2009 to 2013.  Keithly owed the IRS over 148 thousand dollars for those years.

The total loss caused by Keithly's conduct was over 291 thousand dollars.

Under federal statutes, keithly is subject to a sentence of up to 4 years in prison without parole.


Election Results03-Aug-2016

State and National Results

Winners for state and national nominees  have been determined.  

Missouri Secretary of State won the nomination for U.S. Senate.  He will face Roy Blunt for the Republicans in November, who is seeking a second term.

Democratic Attorney General, Chris Koster was victorious in the democratic race for Governor.  On the republican ticket, Koster will face Eric Greitens.

For Lt. Governor, Russ Carnahan easily took the nomination for the democrats.  In November, he will face Mike Parson.


Audrain Results


In Audrain County the election results are as follows:

In the U.S. reprenstative races, for district 4  Gordon Christensen, and Vicky Hartzler and district 6, David M. Blackwell and Sam Graves

State rep 43, Ed Lockwood will face incumbent, Jay Houghton.

Western Audrain Distric Commissioner: Mike Groves will run against Tracey Graham.

Eastern District commissioner, Alan Winders.

and for Mexico 6 Committee woman, Linda Rice.  

Chad McDonald and Matt Oller will run for Sheriff.

Running unopposed are:

Melissa Maupin for County Assessor

Public administrator Connie Hagan

and Coroner is Todd Yaeger.

MexMo kids, a proposition to impose a property tax levy to fund the operation of the Mexico school district failed.



Monroe County results


In Monroe County, the results are as follows:

For Monroe County Commission in the Western District:

Glenn Turner will run against Ron Staggs.

Running unopposed

For Assessor, Angelia Baker.

For coroner, Jim reinhard

Public Administrator, marguerite Jones

and For sheriff, J. David Hoffman.


Boone Results

Boone County is reporting election results from last night.

For the Republican tickets:

For the Boone County Associate Commissioner District 2, Brenndan Riddles.

Associate Commissioner district 1, Fred Perry. 

For the Democratic nomination:

Associate Commissioner district 1, Brianna Lennon.

Boone and Callaway County Circuit Judge Circuit 13: Jeff Harris

Boone County Public Adminstrator, Sonja Boone.


City of Columbia Committee races
--ward 1, Jennifer Henderson.
--ward 4, Darren Hellwege.
--Committeewoman ward 4, Julia Bonham.
--Committeeman Ward 5, Greg Irwin.


Rocky Fork Township committeewoman, Sheila Plummer

Proposition F, continuing the titling tax, voters elected to continue.

Special election proposition 1, to set up a hotel tax to fund airport improvements, voters elected to pass the proposition.


Callaway Results

Callaway County ballot counts are complete.  Here are the results:

For Callaway County Western District Commissioner, Roger Fischer.

Callaway County Sheriff, Clay Chism.

Callaway Assessor, Jody Paschal.

Public Administrator, Karen Digh Allen.

Calwood Township Committeewoman, Lori Twillman.

Voters in Callaway elected to institute a title tax for the Ambulance District.


In Sports03-Aug-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost last night to the Cincinnati Reds, 7 to 5.

Relief pitcher, Tyler Lyons, has been placed on the 15 day disabled list for knee discomfort.  As Lyons comes off the roster, the Cards will call up Dean Keikefer from Triple A in Memphis.

The series will continue tonight as Michael Wacha draws the start against Cody Reed.  First pitch is at 7:10.

A 2 run homer off the bat of Kansas City Royals Catcher, Salvador Perez, led the royals to their second straight victory over the Tampa Bay Rays last night, in a close game with a score of 3 to 2.

Edinson Volquez will start for the Royals against Jake Odorizzi for the Rays.  The game starts at 6:10 at Tropicana Field.

Koster Bus Tour03-Aug-2016

Attorney General Chris Koster will kick off his bus campaign for Governor in Columbia on Friday.

The goal of the 4 day tour throughout Missouri is to meet with Missourians and discuss his plans to create good paying jobs statewide.


Mizzou Interim Athletic Director03-Aug-2016

The University of Columbia has appointed an interim Athletic Director.

Sarah Reesman will take over the role on Friday. 

Reesman has been with Mizzou athletics for 23 years and currently oversees many of the operational functions of the department.


Serrano-Viterino Granted Change of Judge03-Aug-2016

A request for a new judge has been granted in the trial of Pablo Serrano Viterino today in Montgomery county.

Serrano-Viterino was scheduled to be in court today, but did not appear.  The request was granted in his absence.

Serrano-Viterino is accused of the March 8th murder of Randy Nordman, a Montgomery County resident.  He had allegedly shot and killed four men in Kansas City, Kansas  before driving through Missouri, and abandoning his vehicle.

The state is seeking the death penalty in the Missouri murder case.


Fulton Shots Fired02-Aug-2016

One person is in custody after an early morning shots fired incident in Fulton this morning.

The Fulton Police Department received multiple complaints of shots fired at 1:19 AM in the area of East 8th and Grand.  Witnesses reported seeing a vehicle fleeing the area.

Using the description they received they were able to locate 22 year old Rodney Nettles of Fulton.

He was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon and driving while intoxicated.  He was taken to the Callaway County Jail with a 10 thousand dollar bond.

No one was injured in the incident.


Missing Hiker Found01-Aug-2016

A hiker who went missing early this morning has been found.

The Southern Boone Fire Protection District participated in a search in the area of the Devil's Backbone, near the Boone/Callaway County line early this morning.

The search had to be temporarily postponed due to inclement weather.

The hiker sent a text message to his mother, which helped lead to his location in Callaway County.


Monroe Man Seriously Injured in ATV Accident01-Aug-2016

A Monroe City man is seriously injured after an ATV accident in Marion County yesterday.

43 year old Gregory Beaver was attempting to travel up a steep, rocky hill when the ATV overturned.  

Beaver was ejected from the vehicle.  He was not wearing a helmet.

He was transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital in serious condition.


One Arrested After Fulton Church Burglary01-Aug-2016

One person is in custody after a burglary at the First Baptist Church in Fulton.

The Police department reports around 5:13 yesterday afternoon, they received a complaint of a burglary in which 2 I-Pads were stolen.

Officers were given a description of a white male who left the scene prior to their arrival.

They were able to locate the suspect and identified him as 22 year old Chance Barnhouse.

He was arrested on suspicion of first degree burglary and felony stealing.  He was taken to the Callaway County Jail with a 15 thousand dollar bond.


High Voter Turnout Expected29-Jul-2016

Missouri's election authorities are expecting a high voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election.

The percentage of registered voters expected to visit the polling places is around 31 percent.  That is equivalent to more than 1.2 million people. 

Election authorities are basing their predictions on several factors including past turnout, contentious races and ballot issues.

The polls will be open Tuesday from 6AM to 7 PM.


In Sports29-Jul-2016

Mizzou Tiger Football coach, Barry Odom, will have his first team practice on Thursday.  The season will kick off September 3rd against West Virginia.

Corey Tate, Assistant Basketball Coach for the Mizzou Tigers, has taken a position with St. Louis University.  The official Announcement is expected later today.



Home runs by Aledmys Diaz and Matt Holliday ensured a St. Louis Cardinal win last night over the Miami Marlins, 5 to 4.

Mike Leake will start on the mound for the redbirds this evening.  Jose Urena will pitch for the Marlins.  Game starts at 6:10.



The Kansas City Royals couldn't overcome the 2 homeruns hit by Texas Ranger, Mitch Moreland.  The Royals lost, 3 to 2. 

Tonight, Edinson Volquez draws the start for the Royals against A.J. Griffin of the Rangers.  The game will start at 7:05.

Jefferson City Bridge Opening Delayed29-Jul-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced the opening of the west bound bridge over the Missouri River in Jefferson city will be postponed.

The bridge was originally set to open the end of August.  

While workers were removing the paint from the bridge, it was discovered it was much more damaged then was initially believed.

A new date for the opening of the bridge has not been set at this time.


Missouri Compensation Report29-Jul-2016

The Office of Administration announced the completion of the 2016 State of Missouri Compensation & Benefits Study. 
Findings from the study include:

o   Base salary for the  employees included in the scope of the pay study is approximately 10.4 percent below market;

o  State employees remain 4.6 percent below market in total base salary, incentives and benefits;

o   The cost to adjust compensation to the threshold of market competitiveness is $13,690,388 as a result of 5,050 state employees being paid below that threshold;

o   Missouri ranks last among the 50 states in average employee pay.


Veterans Commission Executive Director on Adminstrative Leave29-Jul-2016

The Missouri Veterans Commission Executive Director, Larry Kay, has been placed on administrative leave.

The decision was made by the commission for Kay to go on leave following a judges decision last week against Kay.

Kay was ordered to pay nearly 2.9 million dollars in damages to former employee Pat Rowe Kerr.  

Kerr accused Kay of sexual discrimination and harassment, before being dismissed from the commission in 2009.

Deputy Director, Bryan Hunt will serve as executive director while Kay is on leave.


Columbia Business Owner Faces 40 Years28-Jul-2016

A Columbia business owner could face up to 40 years in federal prison after pleading guilty in court today. 

47 year old Kevin E. Bay pleaded guilty to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than 2 million dollars of synthetic marijuana, also known as K2.

Bay the owner of Bocomo Bay in Columbia admitted he purchased K2 from various wholesalers, repackaged and relabeled the substances under his own "Bocomo Spice" label and sold them through his Bocomo Bay outlets.

According to the U.S. attorney's office the conspiracy was responsible for the distribution of between 214 and 482 kilograms of the synthetic marijuana. 

A sentencing hearing has yet to be scheduled.


Fulton Drug Bust28-Jul-2016

Three people were arrested during a drug bust in Fulton yesterday.

At around 3:18 PM yesterday, the Fulton Police Department, Callaway County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol and the MUSTANG drug task force executed 2 search warrants.  

The first warrant was served at 207 Nichols Street.  During the search, officers found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  They arrested 19 year old Devin Gibson.  He was issued a summons and released.

The second warrant was served at 209 Nichols Street.  During the search, officers located Crack Cocaine, Marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Investigators arrested Keisha Stevens on the scene.

Officers later located 37 year old TyShawn Logan, who lives with Stevens.

Both Logan and Stevens are being held on suspicion of  Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and taken were to the Callaway County Jail


Fulton Girl Presented With Check For New Service Dog28-Jul-2016

The VFW in Fulton has raised nearly 22 thousand dollars to go towards a new diabetic service alert dog.

Addison Hartman has type 1 juvenile diabetes.  Her service dog, Keeper, was hit and killed by a car outside of her home in March.

According to Steve Harding, who was active in leading the fundraising for the 7 year old, says since the accident, Addison's health has declined and she hasn't been able to do the things other children do.

The family had already begun the process of getting a new dog, but the cost was making it very difficult.

Addison will be traveling to California in September to pick  up the new dog.  His name is Radar, and is Keeper's brother from another litter.


In Sports28-Jul-2016

Two runs in the ninth inning put the St. Louis Cardinals on top during last night's game against the New York Mets. Final score was 5 to 4.  

The cards start a series against the Miami Marlins this evening.  Michael Wacha will take the hill against Jose Fernandez for Miami.  Game starts at 6:10.


The Kansas City Royals ended their 4 game losing streak last night against the Los Angeles Angels with a score of 7 to 5.  

The Royals will take on the Texas Rangers in a game starting at 7:05 tonight.  Yordano Ventura will start against Cole Hamels for the Rangers.

Sedalia Woman Faces Theft Charges28-Jul-2016

A Sedalia woman is facing theft charges after being accused of stealing from a local youth softball league.

37 year old Daisy Mae Hoover was arraigned today (Thursday) on one count of theft and 2 counts of fraudulent use of a credit device.

The theft was reported in June and included unauthorized ATM withdrawals and other debit card purchases and payments from the softball leagues account.

According to court documents some of the money even went to pay some of her personal bills.

Over thirty thousand dollars is reported to have been stolen from the league over the last two and half years.


Sheriff's Report28-Jul-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1.      Nicole Jeanette Murphy age 32 of Holts Summit for possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.      Christopher Stephen Welch age 28 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault.

3.       and Michael Richard Minney age 37 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for property damage and violation of an order of protection.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Burglary along Audrain Road 913.

2.      Domestic disturbance along Fifth Street in Rush Hill.

3.      Trespass along Oak Street in Farber.

4.      Animal abuse along Highway FF.

5.      Alarm call along Highway 54.

6.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Roads 9832 and 335; and, Market Drive in Vandiver Village.

7.      911 calls along Highway 22, Audrain Road 591, and Booker Street in Vandalia.

8.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

9.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 820.

State Rejects Appeal Over Lethal Injection Drugs28-Jul-2016

The State's appeals court has rejected a lawsuit over how Missouri receives lethal injection drugs.

The case was dismissed on a technicality.

The suit was not objecting to the death penalty, but rather the secretive way the department of corrections obtains the drugs used for the executions.

Missouri gets the pentobarbital used in the injections from a compounding pharmacy that officials refuse to name.


Callaway Woman Accused of Stealing Car27-Jul-2016

A 27 year old Fulton woman is behind bars after stealing a vehicle in Callaway County on July 4.

Courtney Hutchason allegedly stole a 2001 Chevrolet Blazer from the 10 thousand block of State Road C near Mokane.  The SUV was found the next day in Centralia.

Deputies located Hutchason at her residence on Oak Lane near Fulton.  She had an additional warrant for tampering with a motor vehicle from Callway County.

She is in the Callaway County jail with at 9 thousand dollar bond.


Candidate Sued for Defamation27-Jul-2016

A Missouri Republican Candidate for Governor is being sued for defamation.

John Brunner said in a debate that Eric Greitens took money from "the owner of a teenage sex slave." 

California venture capitalist Michael Goguen recently dontated 1 million dollars to candidate Greitens' campaign.

A spokesperson for Brunner's campaign said the lawsuit is an attempt by a donor to distract from the issues in the race.  They are calling on Greitens to return the money.


Columbia Man Sentenced For His Role in Overdose of a Teen27-Jul-2016

A Columbia man has been sentenced in federal court for renting the motel room where a 16 year old female died of a heroin overdose.

30 year old Jon Patrick Washington, also known as Doom, was sentenced to 5 years in federal prison without the possibility of parole yesterday.  Washington has been in custody since his arrest in 2014.

Washington admitted he rented the room for the juvenile and one other person for the purpose of using heroin.  He also admitted to injecting heroin into her upon her request.


In Sports27-Jul-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals played a double header against the New York Mets yesterday. 

The Cards were victorious in the first game with a score of 3 to 2, but lost in the second appearance 3 to 1.

Adam Wainwright will get the start for the Cardinals against Logan Verrett for the Mets.  First pitch will be at 6:10.


The Kansas City Royals were shut out by the Los Angeles Angels in last night's match with a final score of 13 to nothing.

The teams will meet up again tonight at 7:15.  Matt Shoemaker will take the mound against Danny Duffy for the Royals.


A Night at the Zou was held on Saturday.  The results were promising for the Mizzou Tigers Football team.  The event resulted in a total of 8 committments for the team. 7 commitments for this upcoming season, and 1 for the 2017 season.





Nixon Pleased with Ruling From Supreme Court27-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon is pleased following a ruling from the Missouri Supreme Court upholding his veto of House Bill 150.

The bill would have cut the maximum duration of unemployment insurance benefits from 20 weeks to 13 weeks.  Additionally, it would have reduced benefits for those Missourians who received severance pay upon losing their jobs.

Missouri's average weekly unemployment insurance benefit of $243.63 ranks 43rd out of all 50 states.  Missouri's cap  of 20 weeks places Missouri among 8 states that pay out less than the national norm of 26 weeks.


Sheriff's Report27-Jul-2016

On Sunday the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Curtis Jon Lasley Jr. age 33 of Vandalia on an Audrain County warrant for child molestation, enticing a child, and sexual misconduct.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Domestic disturbance along Trabue Drive in Farber.

2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 947 and Grand Street in Laddonia.

3.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

4.      Loose livestock along Center Street in Rush Hill.

5.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

6.      Road hazard along Highway 15.

7.      and  Suspicious activity along Highway 54.

On Monday the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Aaron Michael Hull age 25 of Vandalia on an Audrain County warrant for stealing.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Assault along Highway Y.

2.      Careless driver along Highway 22.

3.      Loose livestock along Highway 15.

4.      911 call along Audrain Road 826.

5.      Fraud along Highway JJ and Audrain Road 9306.

6.      Road hazards along Highways FF and N; and, Audrain Road 173.

7.      Emergency message along Audrain Road 744.

8.       and Suspicious activity from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

Auxvasse Visitor?26-Jul-2016


In Sports26-Jul-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals game against the New York Mets was postponed due to inclement weather last night.

The game will be made up in a double header today.  First pitch of game one will be at 3:10.

Carlos Martinez is still set to face Noah Syndergaard on the mound during game one.

Game 2 will start approximately 30 minutes after the completion of the first game.  Jaime Garcia will start against Bartolo Colon for the Mets.

The Kansas City Royals can't seem to get out of their offensive slump as they lost to the Los Angeles Angels 6 to 2  last night.

The Royals will face the Los Angeles Angels again tonight at Kauffman Stadium.  Tyler Skaggs will take the hill for the Angels against Dillion Gee for Kansas City.  The game is set to start at 7:15.

Fire Still Under Investigation25-Jul-2016

The cause of an early morning fire in Columbia is still under investigation.

Fire crews put out a structure fire at a condemned house on fourth avenue off Providence Road at around 5:40 this (Monday) morning.

The fire caused North Providence Road, to be closed southbound of north 4th Avenue.

According to the Columbia Fire Department an estimated twenty thousand dollars in damages was caused by the fire.


Improvements Coming At Scotts Corner and Bassinger Corner25-Jul-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation conducted a survey of around 2 dozen residents in the areas of Scotts Corner and Bassinger Corner to help identify safety concerns.

The purpose of the survey was to bring more attention to an area that is experiencing a higher number of vehicle crashes.

Ways to inexpensively make safety improvements in those areas have been identified.  Beginning August 1st, the Bassinger Corner commuter lot will close.  This is an under utilized lot which can block visibility for drivers on U.S. 54 to see vehicles coming from the north.  Additionally, one sign has already been moved.

Other improvements will include changing the striping at the intersections for change lane configurations and adding rumble strips ahead of stop signs.  They will also be relocating some signs and sealing the roads to give them a more consistent appearance and make the lines stand out.


In Sports25-Jul-2016

St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher, Mike Mayers, gave up 6 runs in the first inning of his debut to the Los Angeles Dodgers as they lost with a final score of 9 to 6.

The Cards will start a long road trip today, starting with a game against the New York Mets at Citi Field.  Carlos Martinez will start for the redbirds against Noah Syndergaard for the mets.  First pitch is at 6:10.

Kansas City Royals Kendrys Morales scored the only run with a homer in yesterdays game against the Texas Rangers.  Final score was 2 to 1.

The Royals will be at home in Kauffman Stadium as they take on  the Los Angeles Angels.  Hector Santiago will take the mound for the Angels against Ian Kennedy for Kansas City.  The game starts at 7:15.

Nixon to be in Moberly25-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon will be in Moberly tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. 

The purpose of the visit is to announce some new developments in local workforce readiness efforts.

The governor will be joined by some local and regional economic development and workforce officials.

It will be taking place at the Moberly City hall at 10:30 am.


Rainbow House Gets A Facelift25-Jul-2016

The Rainbow House in Columbia got a facelift last week.

The Rainbow House provides multiple service that include a childrens emergency shelter, a child advocacy center, homeless youth program and clinical programs.

The work, that was done by members of Fairview Road Church, was expansive.  The group replaced concrete, installed new cabinets, painted the interior and exterior and did landscape work.


Birth Control Ruling23-Jul-2016

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who challenged the requirement that birth control coverage be a part of his government provided health insurance.

Paul Weiland and his wife are Roman Catholics, and this became the reason for the lawsuit.  They asserted it was against their religious beliefs to include contraception in their health insurance plan.  

The judge said the contraception coverage mandate violated a section of the religious Freedom Restoration Act.


Boone Assault With Weapon23-Jul-2016

The Boone County Sheriff's office arrested a 35 year old man in connection with a shooting.

The department reports they responded in the early morning hours on thursday to the 700 block of Demaret Drive to a reported disturbance with a gun.  

Deputies came in contact with a 35 year old male who suffered a gunshot wound to his foot while arguing with a neighbor.  He was transported to a hospital where he was treated and released.

Yesterday evening, deputies located and arrested 35 year old James Hanton.  He is charged with Armed Criminal Action, First Degree Assault and unlawful possession of a firearm.


Clinton Picks Missouri Native23-Jul-2016

Presidential nominee Hilary Clinton has chosen a Missouri Native as her running mate.

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine grew up in Kansas City.  He went to law school at the University of Missouri-Columbia, as well as Harvard Law School.

Kaine is expected to join Clinton in Florida.


3 More Arrested in Callaway Thefts21-Jul-2016

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office has arrested 3 more people in relation to a string to thefts.

Deputies, along with the MUSTANG Drug Task Force executed  search warrants in 2 locations in the 12000 block of County Road 4031, near Holts Summit.

29 year old Jacquelyn S. Darst of California, 36 year old LLoyde Thomasson of Holts Summit and 26 year Robert Just Vaught of Holts Summit were taken into custody without incident.

During the search several stolen items and drugs were recovered.  

Thomasson and Darst were arrested for receiving stolen property.

Vaught was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, as well as unrelated charges of domestic assault, felonious restraint, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful use of a weapon.


5 Arrests in Columbia Robberies21-Jul-2016

5 arrest are made in connection to the recent armed robberies in Columbia.

Columbia Police Detectives report the arrests of 19 year old Deandre Lavelle, 21 year old Darion Martel Polk, 17 year old Christion Deangelo Johnson, and 22 year old Richard Johnson Jr. all of Columbia.

Also 20 year old Ashley Aubrey of Pilot Grove, Missouri.

A search warrant was served by officers at 1416 Greensboro Drive last (Thursday) night for evidence related to the robberies.

The armed robberies occurred earlier this month around Columbia and targeted college aged males.

The suspects are facing charges ranging from first degree robbery, to armed criminal action.


Brunner Adds 1 Million To Campaign21-Jul-2016

Missouri Republican Candidate for governor has added another million dollars to his campaign

Businessman John Brunner gave himself the additional funds in the final weeks before the primary on August 2nd.

So far, Brunner has reportedly loaned himself 4 million and more than 650 thousand in cash have been put into the campaign.

He faces Eric Greitens, Catherine Hanaway and Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder for the nomination.


In Sports21-Jul-2016

Jedd Gyorko hit 3 homers during the St. Louis Cardinals double header against the San Diego Padres yesterday.  2 of his homeruns drove in all 3 runs in the second St. Louis cardinal victory with a double header sweep last night over the San Diego Padres, 3 to 2.

The Cards and Padres will face off again tonight.  Andrew Cashner will start for San Diego against Adam Wainwright for the Redbirds.  First pitch is at 6:15.


The Kansas City Royals are took a break today to visit the White House after a disappointing 11 to 4  loss yesterday afternoon to the Cleveland Indians.

The Royals will be home tomorrow to start a 3 game series against the Texas Rangers.

Laddonia Boil Order21-Jul-2016

The City of Laddonia will be under a boil order beginning Friday due to the installation of new fire hydrants.

The boil order will be in effect for 48 hours, and will be for everyone within the city limits.


McCaskill Town Hall in Columbia21-Jul-2016

A town hall meeting will be held at Stephens College in Columbia tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

The topic of discussion will be to combat the  nations opioid and heroin abuse in rural areas and communities across the country.

Claire McCaskill, U.S. senator from Missouri and the United States Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be hosting the meeting.

The event  will start at 1:15  in the Kimball Ballroom at Stephens College.

Senator McCaskill has been hosting town halls across Missouri this week to highlight some recent federal legislation she shaped to open up resources to local and county Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.


Officer Shoots Suspect in Sturgeon21-Jul-2016

A man was shot by a police officer in Sturgeon shortly after 4:00 this morning.

Tom O'Sullivan with the Boone County Sheriff's Office reports a 35 year old domestic violence suspect armed with a handgun was shot by a Sturgeon Police Officer at a residence on East Patton Street.

Sturgeon Police and Boone County Deputies received a report of a 36 year old woman being assaulted, and the suspect was intoxicated.

Before deputies arrived on scene, the Sturgeon Officer encountered the suspect outside the home.  The suspect pointed a handgun in a threatening manner at the officer.  The officer then shot the suspect one time in the abdomen.  The man was transported to a hospital for treatment, his condition is currently unknown.

The suspect's gun was recovered and turned out to be a BB gun that was an exact replica of an actual firearm.

The Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the incident.


Sheriff's Report21-Jul-2016

On yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Suspicious activity along Highway 19.

2.      911 calls along Highway CC and Audrain Road 826.

3.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

4.      Animal abuse along Audrain Road 820.

Issued:
1.      Summons for a traffic offense along Highway 54.
2.      Warning for a traffic offense along Highway 54.

Show Me State Games Start Tomorrow21-Jul-2016

The Show-Me State Games are set to kick off tomorrow in Columbia.

The opening ceremonies will be held in Mizzou arena at 7PM.

Olympians Larry Young and Thomas Schultz will be lighting the cauldron.  Mizzou athletes Sophie Cunningham and Linsey Cunningham, Brock Bondurant and Terrence Phillips will be making appearances, along with Miss Missouri, Erin O'Flaherty.

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds people to check the traveler map on their website to find construction along the highways to plan the most efficient route.


SSM Hires New President of Physicians and Ambulatory Services21-Jul-2016

SSM Health has named a new president of physician and ambulatory services for mid-missouri and Maryville.

Dr. Michael Misko will begin his new role on August 15, and will  be responsible for the growth and management of physician practices.  Additionally, he will oversee post acute and ambulatory operations in Missouri.

He will work closely with SSM St. Mary's Audrain President, Donna Jacobs.

He previously served as Chief Medical Officer for Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar.

54/63 Repairs20-Jul-2016

Emergency repairs near the Missouri River Bridge will close one lane of traffic tonight.

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, traffic will be shifted to one land on westbound 54/southbound 63 on the Callaway County side of the bridge.

The closure will be from 7:00 this evening until 6:00 tomorrow morning.

The closure is unexpected and unplanned, but repairs to the pavement is critical.

Delays are possible, please plan accordingly.


Excessive Heat Warning20-Jul-2016

An Excessive Heat Warning has been issued through Saturday evening. The general rule of thumb for this Warning is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105° or higher for at least 2 days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°.

Excessive Heat Warnings and Heat Advisories are in effect for much of the Plains, the Mississippi Valley, Midwest and southern states through the weekend.


In Sports20-Jul-2016

Heavy rains washed out last night's game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Diego Padres.

The make up game is slated for 1:15 this afternoon, in a day-night double header.  

Carlos Martinez and Colin Rea are still expected to pitch in the afternoon game.  For tonight's regularly scheduled game, Paul Clemens will take the mound for the Padres against Jaime Garcia for St. Louis.

The Kansas City Royals fell the the Cleveland Indians, 7 to 3 last night.  

The Royals and the Indians will face off again tonight at Kauffman Stadium.  Carlos Carrasco will start for Cleveland against Ian Kennedy for the Royals.

Laddonia Boil Order20-Jul-2016

The City of Laddonia will be under a boil order beginning Friday due to the installation of new fire hydrants.

The boil order will be in effect for 48 hours, and will be for everyone within the city limits.


Middletown Teen in Serious Accident20-Jul-2016

A Middletown teen suffered serious injuries in a car accident on route V, near Highway 161 yesterday.

The accident occurred with a vehicle driven by 18 year old Zachary Roesner traveled off the right side of the road, over corrected, then crossed the center line.  
Roesner then sideswiped a car driven by 31 year old Coty Cope.  Roesner left the roadway, hit a culvert pipe and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle.

Roesner was transported by EMS to University Hospital in Columbia.


Multiple Crashes20-Jul-2016

At least 2 traffic crashes occurred on Interstate 70 this morning in Callaway and Cooper Counties.

The accident at the 136 mile marker in Callaway county backed up traffic for a mile, closing one lane completely.  It is unclear at this time if there were injuries in the crash.

At the 110 mile marker in Cooper County traffic was reduced due to an overturned tractor trailer.  One person was transported to the hospital with minor injuries in that incident.

Both accidents have been cleared.


Sheriff's Report20-Jul-2016

On Monday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:


1.      Erica Nicole Hoffman age 27 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving without a valid license.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Road hazard along Highway W.

2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 467.

3.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 353 and Highway 22.

4.      911 calls along Highway 19 and Audrain Road 834.

5.      Civil dispute from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office. 

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Joseph Edward Morgan age 41 of Hannibal on a Marion County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance.
 
the department also investigated:

1.      Littering along Audrain Road 408.

2.      Careless driver along Highway J.

3.      911 call along Highway C.

4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 224.

Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity19-Jul-2016

The structure of the new Division of Inclusion, Diversity and Equity at the University of Missouri was announced yesterday.

The division will begin the framework by focusing on 4 nationally recognized areas.  They include:  access and success, campus climate and intergroup relations, education and scholarship, and institutional infrastructure.

Additionally, effective immediately several departments will begin reporting to the division.  These include accessibility and ADA office, Gaines-Oldham Black Culture Center, LGBTQ resource center, multicultural center, office of civil rights and title 9, relationship and sexual violence prevention center and the womens center.


Highway 54 Review19-Jul-2016

A committee of traffic safety professionals will be reviewing highway 54 from Camden County to Mexico.

In the 5 counties in question, Camden, Miller, Cole, Callaway and Audrain, there have been 11 traffic fatalities along the stretch of 54 this year.  The group is set to check that appropriate signage is in place and the roadway is up to the most recent MODOT code.

The panel of professional will include representatives from MODOT, traffic safety industry professionals, law enforcement officers and other emergency responders.


Identities of Deadly Crashed Revealed19-Jul-2016

The name of the person who died in a car crash on Highway 22, just outside Mexico yesterday, has been released.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the accident claimed the life 20 year old Jessica Robb of Centralia.

The accident occurred as Robb was attempting to pass a westbound vehicle that was not involved in the accident, when she observed an oncoming vehicle driven by 28 year old Joseph O'Connor. 

Robb steered hard to the right causing her vehicle to rotate 90 degrees in the eastbound lane where it was struck broadside by O'Connor's truck.

O'Connor's vehicle was then hit by 23 year old Seth Foster.

Robb was pronounced dead on the scene.  O'Connor was transported to University Hospital by Staff For Life, and Foster was taken by private conveyance to SSM St. Mary's Hospital in Mexico.


Pet Safety19-Jul-2016

With temperatures across the state reaching the upper 90s and hitting 100 degrees later in the week, the Humane Society of Missouri reminds everyone to make sure their pets are never left in a hot car.

Pets can die within minutes if left in a car.

The humane Society says if the temperature is above 70 degrees to leave your pets at home and inside.  If a pet must be outside, make sure they have access to continuous shade and fresh water.


Sheriff's Report19-Jul-2016

On Saturday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Michael James White age 51 of Mexico for possession of marijuana and failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 823.

2.      Road hazard along Highway 19.

3.      Stray animal along Highway D.

4.      Civil dispute along Highway 22.

5.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 364.

6.      Alarm call along Highway FF.
 
On Sunday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 947.

2.      Suspicious activity along Highway 22.

3.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

4.      911 call along Audrain Road 9850.

Callaway Fugitive Arrested18-Jul-2016

A man was arrested on Saturday on multiple charges after resisted arrest earlier this month by driving into a flooded roadway.

37 year old John Belisle was found inside a home near Fulton and arrested without incident.

Belisle is facing 3 charges of domestic assault, 2 counts of resisting arrest, and  assault on a law enforcement officer.  He was taken to the Callaway County Jail.


Endangered Person Advisory Lifted18-Jul-2016

An endangered person advisory is lifted after 3 Morgan County children are found.

The Morgan County Sheriff's Department issued the advisory last Friday.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol the children were abducted by their non-custodial father, Samson Burrow. 

No details are available yet on how or where the children were found.


Governor Nixon Makes It Easier to Close Criminal History18-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon signed legislation that will make it easier for former offenders who have completed their sentences to close their criminal records.

Right after Nixon pardoned 8 Missourians for crimes in their past and becoming law abiding sentences, the Governor signed the bill that aims to make the now law abiding Missourians to obtain employment, while also ensuring law enforcement agencies can access the information they need to protect the public.


High School Students Attend Health Care Career Summit18-Jul-2016

More than 30 Missouri high school students will spend three days at the annual University of Missouri Health Professions Summit.

The summit, sponsored by the University of Missouri Area Health Education Center, was created to introduce students  to possible career opportunities in health care. 

This year, 34 students will participate in sessions offered by the MU School of Medicine, the MU Sinclair School of Nursing and the MU School of Health Professions, to learn about careers in various areas of health care.


In Sports18-Jul-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals offense couldn't keep up with the Miami Marlins yesterday in a 6 to 3 loss at Busch Stadium.

The Marlins put up an impressive 13 hits as a team, against the Cards 4.  

The Cardinals will face the San Diego Padres tonight at 7:15.  Mike Leake will take the mound against Christian Friedrich for the Padres.


The Detroit Tigers  are celebrating a 4 to 2 victory over the Kansas City Royals following a 2 run walk off blast yesterday.

The Royals will face the Cleveland Indians at 7:15 tonight.  Edinson Volquez will face Corey Kluber.


Mizzou Softball Pitcher Paige Lowary will be transferring to the University of Oklahoma for the upcoming season.  She has been with the Tigers for 2 years. The Sooners are the reigning NCAA champions.





Sheriff's Report18-Jul-2016

On Thursday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1.      April Nicole Williams age 37 of Fulton on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of criminal non-support.
 
They also investigated:

1.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 9826.

2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 620.

3.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

4.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway 19.

5.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 556 and 353.

6.      Road hazard along Highway JJ.

7.      Violation of an order of protection along Third Street in Laddonia.
 
On Thursday, the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:

1.      John Charles Haines age 53 of Mexico for driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving.
 

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Devonte Martez Daniels age 19 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.

2.    And Bradley Warren Weatherby age 23 of Vandalia on an Audrain County warrant for assault and trespass.
 
The department investigated:

1.      911 call along Main Street in Farber.

2.      Civil dispute along Highway V.

3.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 306.

4.      Road hazard along Highway 15.

5.     and a Careless driver along Highway 22.

Two Fatalities in Callaway County18-Jul-2016

2 teenagers are dead after a 2 vehicle crash in Callaway County. 

According to the Missouri Highway Patrol 16 year old Caleb Mcclain lost control of his 2006 Toyota Corolla and traveled off the the left side of US 54, through the median and into the eastbound lanes.

He then hit a 2015 mack truck being driven by 52 year old Francis Evers.


Camden Homicide17-Jul-2016

One person is in the Camden County Jail after sheriff deputies found an injured, unresponsive man outside of a home west of Camdenton Saturday.

The sheriff's office said deputies were originally called to the home for a medical call. The man was taken to Lake Regional Hospital were he was later pronounced dead. Authorities said preliminary investigation revealed the man was a victim of a homicide.

One person was taken into custody at the scene in connection to the incident.The Camden County Sheriff's Office said the suspect's identity will be released once formal charges are filed.

Authorities are working to notify the victim's family.


Columbia Shots Fired17-Jul-2016

Columbia Police say they found at least a dozen shell casings on Coats Street after hearing gun shots this morning.

The shots were reported fired just after 3 a.m. in the 1100 block of Coats Street in Northeast Columbia. Officers say they were responding to a different call at the nearby Club Vogue when they heard the gun shots.

Right now, there are no reported injuries and police have not found any damage.

We will update this story as additional information is available.


In Sports17-Jul-2016

Adam Wainright pitched a 3-hit shutout for his 22nd career complete game, and Jhonny Peralta homered as the St Louis Cardinals beat the Miami Marlins, 5-0 last night at Busch Stadium. Wainright didn't give up a hit until the 6th inning, and Steven Piscotty had a 2-run double in a 4-run 3rd inning to lead the Redbirds. The weekend series wraps up this afternoon at 1:15 as Michael Wacha goes to the mound for the Cards against the Marlins' Adam Conley.

The Kansas City Royals batted around in the opening inning, scoring 4 times, and added 3 more in the 5th to beat the Tigers, 8-4 Saturday in Detroit.  Ian Kinsler doubled and scored in the first, and added a 2-run homer in the 5th to give Danny Duffy his 5th win of the year. Duffy worked 6 2/3 innings, striking out 7.  The Royals send Yordano Ventura to the hill for the series finale at Comerica Park this afternoon against the Tigers' Michael Fulmer. First pitch is at 1:10

Abandoning Corpse Charge Dropped15-Jul-2016

The charge of abandoning a corpse has been dropped in a murder case in Miller County.

39 year old Emily Usnick is now charged with second degree murder, endangering the welfare of a child,  and possession of a controlled substance.  The charges were passed down in 2012, when she was living in Mexico.

The Lake News reports Usnick gave birth to the baby girl in a bathroom on January 15, 2009.  She told authorities she panicked when the baby didn't move, and believed she had drowned in the toilet during childbirth.

Usnick then allegedly wrapped the baby in plastic and put her in a container, that she put in the trunk of her car.

The corpse was found during a drug raid in February of 2009.  An autopsy of the infant revealed she had methamphetamine in her blood stream.

This case will go to trial July 25.


MU Names Interim Dean15-Jul-2016

University of Missouri Provost, Garnett Stokes has named an interim dean of the College of Arts and Science.

Pat Okker was given the temporary position.  

Okker has been with the University since 1990.  She began as an associate professor before being promoted to professor in 2004.

She served as the chair of the English department until 2011, and has worked in the provost's office since then.

The search for a permanent dean will begin early in the fall semester.


Nixon Makes Appointment to Appellate Court15-Jul-2016

Gov. Jay Nixon announced today the appointment of Edward R.  Ardini Jr., of Columbia, to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. 

Ardini will fill the vacancy on the appellate court due to the retirement of the Honorable Joseph M. Ellis.  

Ardini has served as Counsel to the Governor since January 2009. In addition to advising the Governor on legal matters, he has conducted legal reviews on all legislation passed by the General Assembly.  Additionally, he has had the responsibility of drafting veto messages, executive orders and other legal documents issued by the Governor. 

Ardini also has had a major role in planning and executing the Governor’s response to natural disasters, including the Joplin tornado.


Sheriff Reports New Scam15-Jul-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's office is investigating a scam that has been occurring to Missourians

Citizens have reported receiving calls from young people claiming to be their grandchildren, asking their grandparents to keep a secret, telling them that they are in jail, and asking for their grandparents to send money to pay their bail bond or provide the caller with personal information.  

Be aware of this fraud and if you receive a similar call, don’t send money; and, if you are unsure call the child’s parents to make sure that the call is not real.


Sturgeon To Host First Boone County Fair15-Jul-2016

Sturgeon is preparing to host its first ever Boone County Fair.

Fences are being added to the John Dale Lawrence Memorial Fairgrounds and Park to make the fair more safe.

The fair's official kick off will be this upcoming Tuesday night. Where a family fun night is planned. 

Other events, include a parade and horse show next  Saturday morning.

All events are open to the public.

The Boone County Fairs Board President Jeff Cook says he is confident the fair will attract just as many attendees in Sturgeon as it did in Columbia.


Supreme Court Rules on Tobacco Tax Initiative15-Jul-2016

The Missouri Supreme Court has turned down an appeal of a ruling changing the ballot summary for a tobacco tax initiative.

The proposal seeks to gradually add 60 cents to the taxes on each pack of cigarettes.  The current tax is 17 cents.  The initiative would also force a 67 cent per pack fee on smaller tobacco companies that did not participate in the 1998 settlement between the states and big tobacco companies.  

An appeals court ruled the summary should have indicated the tax rate will rise annually.

It is unclear if the wording will keep the measure off the ballot.


Fulton Fatal Crash14-Jul-2016

One person is dead after a car accident on State Route F in Fulton yesterday.

According to FPD, they responded around 1:04 for a 2 vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, officers attempted to render aid to 44 year old Mary Alice Bowser, of Millersburg, trapped in a vehicle.  Despite their efforts, Bowser was pronounced deceased a short time later.

The driver and passenger of the Mercedes Van that was also involved in the crash were not injured.

The accident investigation continues.


Kingdom Project Citations14-Jul-2016

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued several serious citations to Kingdom Projects in Fulton.

Kingdom Projects is a workshop that provides employment to the disabled.  

On April 7, an employee was killed  after getting pinned between a truck and forklift, prompting OSHA to launch an investigation.

The 3 citations address cleanliness, and multiple safety issues.  The fines for the citations equal 10 thousand 500 dollars.

The organization has until Monday to correct the issues.


Sheriff's Report14-Jul-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's Office reports in the month of June, the Sheriff’s Office transported 123 prisoners, traveling 4502 miles.  So far in 2016 the Sheriff’s Office transported 552 prisoners traveling 18003 miles.

For the month of June the Jail averaged 63 prisoners daily.  So far in 2016 the Jail averaged 64 prisoners daily.

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:
1.      Dometric Decarlo Wheeler age 31 of Vandalia for tampering with a witness and violation of an order of protection.

Investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Audrain Road 377.

2.      Thefts along Audrain Roads 9834 and 556.

3.      Trespass along Audrain Road 9822.

4.      Careless driver along Highway 19.

5.      Fraud from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

6.      Property dispute along Audrain Road 815.

7.      Suspicious activity along Pleasant Street in Farber.

8.      Road hazard along Highway 15.

Wednesday Storm14-Jul-2016

Damaging storms blew through Mid-Missouri yesterday, bringing strong winds that caused power outages and tree limbs to fall.

Reports of hail, between dime and nickel size came in from Camdenton, Centralia and Franklin.

Monroe City, Moberly, Columbia, New Bloomfied, California and Paris had numerous tree limbs down.

Power outages were confirmed in Columbia, Higbee, Jefferson City, and Moberly.

Most power has been restored in all areas. Ameren Missouri is still reporting around 333 people are still without power in Randolph County.


Audrain Boil Order13-Jul-2016

Public Water Supply District #2 of Audrain County has issued a boil order.  It will be in effect for all residents on the portion of Audrain County Road 935 which reaches south of Hwy FF, to Audrain Rd 930.  

The Boil Order will be in effect for 24-48 hours.    The boil order will be lifted when DNR has completed testing of the water.


Commodity Carnival at Audrain Fair13-Jul-2016

The Commodity Carnival will have a booth at the Audrain County Fair, beginning on Friday.

The Commodity Carnival provides an interactive, educational fair experience teaching young fair-goers about managing the risks and costs associated with producing and brining animals to markets.

The Commodity Carnival has an app that will allow a user to raise a hog and steer, along with the challenges that come with it.  It can be downloaded to android and IOS devices by searching for the "Risk Ranch" app.


Fiscal Year Starting Lower13-Jul-2016

Missouri is starting the new fiscal year with a much lower amount of operating money than anticipated.

The 2016 fiscal year ended June 30 with a cash balance of around 153 million.

The last time the operating budget was so low was in 1991.


Fulton VFW Raising Money for New Service Dog13-Jul-2016

The Fulton VFW is working to raise money for a new service dog for a 7 year old New Bloomfield girl.

Addison Hartman is a type one diabetic, whose service dog would notify her of dangerous changes in her blood sugar.

The dog, whose name was Keeper, was hit and killed  by a careless driver.

The VFW is currently raising funds for a new dog that has been ordered.  His name is Radar, and he is Keeper's brother.

Steve Hardison explains the importance of Addison's dog:

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The group will have a fundraising dinner on July 24 from 11AM to 5PM.  To donate money or items for the silent auction, call Steve at 314-630-5133, or visit the Fulton VFW.

In Sports13-Jul-2016

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman Matt Carpenter is hoping to be back in action the end of July or the beginning of August.

Carpenter has been on the disabled list with a right oblique strain since July 6.  He was forced to sit out of last night's All-Star game because of the injury.

Carpenter was out for a month with a similar injury in 2012.

Kansas City Royals Eric Hosmer won the MVP award in last night's all star game.

As part of his winnings, he was given a choice of a Chevy Colorado or a 50th anniversary Camaro. He chose the midnight black truck, and is reportedly giving it to his retired fire fighter father.

IRS Scam13-Jul-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's Office has issued a warning regarding a scam that is continuing in the area.

Citizens continue to receive telephone calls from persons claiming to represent the Internal Revenue Service in an attempt to obtain confidential information, steal money, or steal citizens’ identities.  

If you receive a telephone call from the IRS, don’t answer questions, don’t give out personal information, and simply hang up the telephone receiver.  The Internal Revenue Service does not call people, they will send you a letter.


Sheriff''s Report13-Jul-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:
1.      Justin Charles Beal age 30 of Mexico for possession of methamphetamine, possession of synthetic cannabinoids, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue, and failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance.

2.      Anne Marie Stone age 39 of Republic on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.

3.      Jeffrey Dale Layton age 31 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for criminal non-support.

4.      Jason Robert Goff age 36 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for domestic Assault.

5.    And  Marvin John Peterson II age 40 of Mexico for possession of, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
The department also investigated:

     Burglary along Highway U.

    Suspicious activity along Highway D and Front Street in 
Benton City.

    Trespass along Audrain Road 9308.

      Road hazard along Highway 22.

      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway 22.

      Careless driver along Highway 19.

    Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 424.

Tanglewood Paid Off13-Jul-2016

The City of Fulton celebrated the last payment on the Tanglewood Golf Course by ceremoniously burning the mortgage.

The golf course can now start making a profit to go towards other parts of the city, such as the fire department.

The golf course will hold events all week at the course.


Trooper retired13-Jul-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced the retirement of Troop F Sergeant Anthony Mattox.

Mattox began his career in 1990.  After completing the academy, he was assigned to Montgomery County.  

During he career he served as field training officer, EVOC instructor and SWAT team member.

He served on several special details including the governor's inauguration security details, presidential and vice-presidential details, and assisted after the Joplin tornado and in Ferguson.


In Sports12-Jul-2016

The All Star Game starts tonight in Petco Park in San Diego.

Both the St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals will be represented with the best of the best.

Eric Hosmer and Salvador Perez will both be starting for the American League.  Hosmer will cover first base, while Salvador Perez will be behind the plate. Hosmer will bat 6th and Perez will bat 9th in the line up.

The Cardinals will be represented by shortstop, Aldedmys Diaz, however, he will not be starting in game one.


Mizzou Hires 2 New Assistant Coaches12-Jul-2016

Mizzou head baseball coach, Steve Bieser, announced today he  has hired Patrick Hallmark and Lance Rhodes to his coaching staff.

Hallmark joins Mizzou after coaching at Rice for the last 11 seasons, including the last four as pitching coach, the same role he will hold at Mizzou.

Rhodes comes to Mizzou after serving on Bieser’s staff at Southeast Missouri. 

Rhodes will be the recruiting coordinator at Mizzou.


Roadwork Rescheduled12-Jul-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation has postponed the work that was scheduled for tomorrow in Montgomery County.

The  overnight work was scheduled for tomorrow and Thursday along interstate 70 at the Loutre River Bridge from 7PM to 6AM.

The work will now be completed from 7PM to 6 AM on Sunday and Monday.  

The westbound Mineola Truck Parking will be closed while the work is completed.


Sheriff's Report12-Jul-2016

On Sunday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

1.      Burglary along Highway U.

2.      911 calls along Highway Z, Audrain Road 9832, and Galloway Road in Vandalia.

3.      Aggressive animal along Linn Street in Farber.

4.     and  Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 140.
 
On Sunday,  the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:

1.      Darla Renae Teiberis age 49 of Lebanon for driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance, and tampering with physical evidence; and, on warrants from Green, Laclede, and Pulaski counties for stealing.
 
On Monday the Sheriff’s Office:

Arrested:

1.      Desmond Hall age 24 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for forgery.

2.       and Dylan Paul Hatfield age 24 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for driving while intoxicated and driving while suspended.
 
They also Investigated:
1.      Tampering with a witness along Audrain Road 556.

2.      Alarm call along Highway E.

3.      Wellbeing of a resident along Audrain Road 929.

4.      Road hazards along Highways 54 and C.

5.      Abandoned property along Highway 15.

6.      Trespass along Audrain Road 457.

7.      911 call along Highway P.

8.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 489.

9.      Fraud along Audrain Road 214.

10.  Theft along Trabue Drive in Farber.

11.  Domestic disturbance along Trabue Drive in Farber.

ACCIS Transitional Housing11-Jul-2016

Audrain County Crisis Intervention Services will be opening a new transitional housing program.

ACCIS provides emergency housing for victims of domestic violence.

The new transitional housing will allow survivors to work towards more permanent housing options.

ACCIS had to turn away 111 women and children from emergency shelter in 2015, leaving them with the option of relocating and leaving everything behind or to stay in an abusive relationship for shelter.

The transitional housing program will provide an additional 16 beds at the facility.


Audrain Road Closure11-Jul-2016

Route C, approximately 2 miles north of Centralia, between Audrain Roads 108 and 232 will be closed for a culvert replacement between the hours of 7 AM and 4 PM tomorrow.


Callaway Job Fair11-Jul-2016

The Callaway Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a job fair tomorrow.

The event will be held from 11 to 4 at Callaway Electric Cooperative in Fulton.

A similar event last year attracted more than 200 people, and helped staff Henderson Product's new Fulton facility.

The available jobs range from unskilled positions to openings for positions with varying degrees of skill and experience.


Gubernatorial Candidates Debate LGBT issues11-Jul-2016

Republican candidates for Missouri Governor are discussing policies that would affect the LGBT community.

The 4 candidates, John Brunner, Eric Greitens, Catherine Hanaway and Peter Kinder all opposed President Obama's decree that public schools should allow transgender students to use the restrooms that match their gender identities.  The candidates voiced they believe it should have been up to the individual schools.

Also discussed was the much debated topic of businesses citing religious objections to deny same sex wedding services.  Brunner, Hanaway and Kinder believe the topic should have gone to voters.  Grietens opposes the measure saying the policy could hurt the state's economy.


Mo19 Bridge Completed11-Jul-2016

One year after the construction of a new railroad overpass began on Missouri 19 in Montgomery County began, the project is completed.

Construction of the overpass began in 2015 after it was approved in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.  Before the overpass, traffic traveled under the railroad tracks.  With the new construction, traffic will travel over the tracks.  It is constucted just west of the original underpass.

Partnering with Boonslick Regional Planning Commission, who previously secured $2.25 million in Community Development Block Grant funding, MoDOT's share of the cost is around $3.75 million.


Nixon Signs Police Video Bill11-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has signed a bill that will restrict access to police dash and body camera videos.

The bill will restrict public access to the videos until investigations are complete.

It also allows recordings in nonpublic areas to be restricted except to those in the videos.  A court order would be needed for anyone else.

Lawmakers who oppose the bill are concerned that limiting the state's open records law could reduce accountability.


Nixon will not go overseas11-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon will not be traveling to Europe with his delegation to discuss business relations with the United Kingdom, Ireland and Switzerland.

Nixon will abstain from travel citing unrest in the country and the shooting of a Ballwin, Missouri Police officer on Friday.

The other members of the delegation, who include first lady Georganne Nixon, Todd Richardson, Dave Schatz, Jason Holsman and Kip Kendrick will return to Missouri following meetings in Dublin.


Pavement Work11-Jul-2016

Beginning Monday, Missouri Route 22 will begin to undergo a diamond grinding project in Audrain, Boone and Randolph Counties.

The Work will take place from U.S. 63 in Boone county to Audrain county Route E, for a total of 17.3 miles.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane while the project is completed.

The contractor, Capital Paving and Construction, out of Columbia, has 73 days to complete the project.

Diamond grinding is the removal of a thin layer of concrete, generally about ¼ inch from the surface of the pavement. As a preventative maintenance to take care of our existing system, diamond grinding will eliminate minor surface imperfections and bumps to restore a smooth-riding surface, and also minimizes the impact to joints from traffic.

All work will be weather permitting.


In Sports10-Jul-2016

Carlos Martinez picked up his 8th win, and the Cardinals hit 3 home runs to beat the Brewers in Milwaukee yesterday, 8-1, to even their weekend series at a game apiece.

Martinez matched a career high with 11 strikeouts over five innings, while reliever Tyler Lyons fanned four in 2 1/3 innings. The 15 strikeouts were the most recorded by St. Louis in a nine-inning game since Sept. 14, 2014.

Jhonny Peralta, Tommy Pham, and Aledmys Diaz homered for the Cards, who look to close out the first half of the season this afternoon. Mike Leake goes to the mound against the Brewers' Rookie Junior Guerra.

Game time is 1:10

Royals rookie Cheslor Cuthbert drove in 2 runs and Edinson Volquez tossed a quality start as the Royals held off the Mariners for a 5-3 win yesterday afternoon in Kansas City.

;Royals catcher Salvador Perez, the leading vote-getter for Tuesday's All-Star Game, hit his 14th home run, and picked the potential tying run off first base in the eighth inning when he nailed Kyle Seager -- it was Perez's Major League-leading 18th pickoff since 2011.

Volquez threw gave up six hits and three runs while walking one and striking out three.

Kelvin Herrera worked a 1-2-3 ninth for his first save since 2013.

The two teams meet again this afternoon at 1:15, before heading to the All Star Break. Right hander Dillon Gee takes the ball for the Royals against Seattle lefty Mike Montgomery.

Macon Man Injured in Motorcycle Accident10-Jul-2016

A Macon man was taken to hospital Saturday night after crashing his motorcycle just outside of Moberly.

The crash happened at 8:45 p.m. on Highway 24. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, Morgan Lowrey, 19, hit a deer and was thrown from the motorcycle. He was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries.

The Randolph County Sheriff's Department assisted with the crash.


Saturday Robbery10-Jul-2016

Two Columbia residents are in jail after robbing a business and fleeing from deputies early Saturday morning.

At about 2 a.m., deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department were called to a business in the 6400 block of West Highway 40 for reports of a robbery. The responding deputy saw a vehicle whose occupants matched the suspects' descriptions.

The deputy attempted to make a traffic stop, but the suspects refused, and led the deputy on a low speed pursuit, before getting the vehicle stuck. The suspects attempted to flee on foot. Both were apprehended a short distance from the vehicle. When the female was caught, she assaulted a deputy while being taken into custody.

The suspects are identified as 45-year-old Jerome Jackson and 31-year-old Takesha Johnson. Both are Columbia residents.

The pair face several charges, and are currently being held in the Boone County Jail.


Two Arrested for Possession of Stolen Guns 10-Jul-2016

Two people were arrested by the Cole County Sheriff's Office late Saturday morning after nine stolen guns were discovered in their possession.

Authorities executed a search warrant in the 5000 block of Opel Drive in Henley, Missouri. The warrant stems from items that were stolen from vehicles in Holt's Summit, Jefferson City, and other locations across Cole County. Officials said numerous stolen firearms were recovered.

Detectives will be contacting victims in the next several days to verify ownership.

A 20-year-old male and a 17-year-old female were arrested and taken into custody. Their names will be released as the Prosecuting Attorney files charges.


California Man Arrested in Callaway County06-Jul-2016

A California man is behind bars in Callaway County following an arrest on multiple charges last night.  

According the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 45 year old Christopher Rhodes is being held for possession of methamphetamine, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, operating a vehicle without a license and speeding.


Fiscal Year 2017 Budget06-Jul-2016

Gov. Jay Nixon today took action to balance the Fiscal Year 2017 budget by restricting $115.5 million in new or increased spending, while protecting key priorities including K-12 classrooms, higher education and services for Missourians with mental illnesses and developmental disabilities.

The restrictions apply to a number of new programs and increased spending for existing programs, and do not affect the funding increases in the 2017 budget for the K-12 foundation formula, performance and  funding for higher education institutions, scholarships, or the approximately $200 million increase for the Missouri Department of Mental Health.


In Sports06-Jul-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals suffered another loss last night to the Pittsburgh Pirates with a final score of 5 to 2.  This was the Pirates 6th straight win.

The Cardinals and the Pirates will face off again tonight at 7:15.  Jaime Garcia will take the Mound for the Cards against Jeff Locke for Pittsburgh.

In other Cardinal news, Matt Carpenter is the only Cardinal to be selected for the National League All Star team. This will be the first time since 2002 only one Cardinal will be on the team. Yadier Molina was overtaken in the polls at the last minute by San Francisco's Buster Posey.

The Kansas City Royals were defeated last night by the Toronto Blue Jays, with a score of 8 to 3.  

Royals Right-hander Ian Kennedy will pitch the final game of the series against Marcus Stroman for Toronto.

Kansas City Royals catcher, Salvador Perez and first basmen Eric Hosmer have both been selected as starters for the American League in the All Star Game.

Last Day to Register to Vote06-Jul-2016

Today is the last day for Missouri voters to register for the primary election on August 2nd.

Missourians can register online at govotemissouri.com.  They can also request a registration card be sent to their home, or visit their County Clerk's office.

To qualify to register for the primary, one must be at least 17 and a half years old, a U.S. citizen and a Missouri resident.

Missouri Secretary of State, Jason Kander, believes 2016 will show higher voter registration than in previous years.


McKee Charged06-Jul-2016

A woman has been charged after a manhunt in Montgomery county last week.

Vanessa McKee stole a vehicle in the Kansas City area before abandoning it in the area of Pinnacle Lake Road, near High Hill.  She then stole another vehicle before breaking into someone's house. 

The residents of the home then took her to a hospital in Hermann for treatment of cuts she had sustained.

McKee has been transferred to the Clay County jail.


Sheriff's Report06-Jul-2016

Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
A trespassing complaint along Audrain Road 351.
    
A peace disturbance along Highway 22.
    
careless driving complaint along Highway 54, Highway 22 and Highway 19

and A trespass complaint along Audrain Road 9834.
 
The Sheriff's office Arrested:
 
  Gary Dale Reeves Jr., age 30 of Mexico on Audrain County arrest warrants for failure to appear on the original charges of Theft and Receiving Stolen Property. Reeves remains in the Audrain County Jail on a $15,000 cash only bond.
 
and  Paul Thomas Fuget Jr., age 35 of Frankfort on an Audrain County Arrest warrant for Possession of a Controlled Substance, Unlawful use of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving without a Valid License, and on a Marion County Arrest warrant for Criminal Non-Support. Fuget posted a 21,800 dollar bond and was released.

Hazardous Weather Outlook05-Jul-2016

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for today.

Mid-Missouri has a marginal risk of a few strong to severe thrunderstorms late this afternoon into early this evening.  The greatest threats with these storms will be large hail and damaging wind gusts.

In addition to the chance to storms, a heat advisory has also been issued.  The heat index for today is estimated at around 105.

Similar forecasts have been predicted for the rest of the week.


In Sports05-Jul-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals ended their winning streak yesterday, losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 4 to 2 at Busch Stadium.

Mike Leake will take the mound tonight against Pittsburgh's Steven Brault.  The game starts at 7:09 at Busch Stadium.



The Kansas City Royals lost in a rematch of last year's American League Championship Series with a final score of 6 to 2.

Kansas City's Chris Young will start for the Royals tonight, against Toronto's R.A. Dickey.  First pitch is at 6:07.

Missouri State Highway Patrol Counting Period05-Jul-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the numbers from the fourth of July holiday counting period.

Between July 1 and July 4th, there were 397 traffic crashes, 149 people were injured in the accidents and there were 4 fatalities.  The Patrol arrested 121 people for driving while intoxicated and 107 for drug related offenses.

On the water, the patrol reports there were 11 watercraft crashes, with 6 injuries and no fatalities, and no drownings.  11 people were arrested for boating while intoxicated and 15 were arrested on the water for drug related offenses.


Nixon to Read Declaration of Independence05-Jul-2016

Gov. Jay Nixon will  read the Declaration of Independence in a re-enactment outside Independence Hall in Philadelphia on Friday, during  the 240th anniversary of the first reading of one of America’s most important documents. 

This will be the 39th year for the National Park Service to re-enact the event which occurred on July 8, 1776, when the Declaration of Independence was first publicly read by the sheriff of Philadelphia, Col. John Nixon, who was an ancestor of Gov. Nixon.


Red Cross Needs Blood05-Jul-2016

The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelets, urging all eligible donors to give now to replenish an extremely low summer blood supply.

Blood donations have fallen short of hospital needs for the past few months, resulting in about 39,000 fewer donations than what’s needed, as well as a significant draw down of the overall Red Cross blood supply.

To set up a time to donate, visit the Red Cross app, or redcrossblood.org.


Sheriff's Report05-Jul-2016

On Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:

Investigated:

1.    A report of a hay bale obstructing the roadway along Highway 54 near Mexico.

2.    A careless driving complaint along Highway 19.

3.    A check the well being request along Highway 151.

4.    A commercial burglar alarm along East Liberty Street in Vandiver Village.

5.    A suspicious activity complaint along Highway FF.
 
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
1.    A loose livestock complaint along Audrain Road 844.

2.    An order of protection violation complaint along East Liberty in Vandiver Village.

3.    A scam complaint along Audrain Road 820.

4.    A harassment complaint along East Liberty Street in Vandiver Village.

5.    A suspicious activity complaint along Audrain Road 814.
 
·    The department  arrested:
 
1.    Emeri Daron Kerr, age 19 of Mexico for Driving While Suspended.

2. and   Ronald Wince Fountain, age 59 of Vandalia for Possession of Under 35 grams of Marijuana. Fountain posted a $1,000 bond and was released. 
 
On Sunday the Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
1.    A harassment complaint along East Liberty Street in Vandiver Village.

2.    A 911 Hang up call along Arthur Street in Farber.

3.    A Burglary complaint along Audrain Road 9834.

4.  and  A careless driving complaint along Highway 19.

Student Credit Transfer Bill05-Jul-2016

A new law will take effect August 28 that will ensure general education courses at Missouri Colleges will transfer between institutions.

Leaders at Missouri's public four year and two year colleges say most colleges within the state have already agreed to a similar policy voluntarily.  The new law will catch any institutions that have not yet instituted the policy giving students more certainty when transferring.

The law is to protect students from having to retake basic curriculum courses, which can be frustrating and expensive for students when transferring colleges.


Crime Victims Bill04-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has signed a bill into law that strengthens the rights of crime victims, and forces colleges and universities to work with law enforcement on policies addressing sexual assault, domestic and dating violence and stalking.

The Bill directs public colleges to enter into a memorandum of understanding with law enforcement agencies regarding all cases of dating and sexual violence. 

The legislation will afford victims the rights of notification on hearing dates, release on bond, and escape.

In addition to the cooperation between colleges and colleges, the bill also designates the month of February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month.


E-Verify Bill Veto04-Jul-2016

Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed a bill which would allow businesses seeking government contracts or applying for taxpayer funded assistance to avoid enrolling in the E-Verify program, an internet-based system operated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.

In 2008, the Missouri General Assembly passed legislation making it unlawful for any business entity to “knowingly employ, hire for employment, or continue to employ an unauthorized alien to perform work within the state of Missouri.” 

The 2008 legislation further required enrollment in the E-Verify program, which allows an employer to determine the legal status of an employee or applicant for employment.

House Bill 1870, passed this year by the Missouri General Assembly, would undo these safeguards by allowing employers to circumvent the E-Verify requirement.


Fireworks Displays04-Jul-2016

Several communities in Mid Missouri will be hosting fireworks shows this evening.

The Mexico Fireworks display will be held at dusk at the Optimist ball fields.

Moberly's fourth of July extravaganza will begin with activities at 5:00, including music from LoCash, food vendors, and a beer garden.  Fireworks will begin at dark.

In Fulton, fireworks will start at dusk and will be visible from Veterans Memorial Park.

Columbia's Fire in the Sky celebration will begin at 6:30 at Flat Branch Park and Peace Park in downtown Columbia.  Fireworks will begin at 9:15, and will be shot from the top of the 6th and Cherry Parking Garage.

In Jefferson City, the 4th of July celebration will be happening all day.  the Red, White and Boom Sky Concert will begin at dusk, and will be visible from the Missouri State Capitol Lawn.


Man Evades Police by Fleeing into Flood Waters04-Jul-2016

A man is missing after driving his truck into flood waters to evade police.

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department had attempted to arrest the man, whose identity has not been released at this time.  He then fled the scene, driving into Auxvasse Creek near County Road 139.  

The vehicle was swept downstream and witnesses allege the man jumped from the vehicle.  

The Missouri State Highway Patrol used boats in the search for the man, but he was not found.  

There is currently no active search for the suspect.   The investigation is ongoing.


Tax Payer Accountability Bill04-Jul-2016

Governor Jay Nixon signed 2 pieces of legislation dealing with accountability for the use of taxpayer dollars.

HB 1418 deals with non-compliance on the part of Transportation Development Districts, and imposes a fine on them should they refuse to comply with reporting standards called for by the Department of Revenue and the State Auditor’s Office. 

 SB 1002 focuses on audits of Community Improvement Districts.  Previously, many of these districts, were not open to audit because a request had to be made by a resident of the CID itself.  However, several CIDs have no residents living inside their boundaries. 

 HB 1002 allows for audits CIDs by the state auditor in the same manner as audits for any state agency.


Fireworks Detonation29-Jun-2016

The Fourth of July holiday is just around the corner, and communities around the area have different ordinances regarding shooting off fireworks within the city limits.

Jefferson City and Columbia have strict policies prohibiting the discharge of fireworks, and will have extra police patrol responding to firework issues.

The City of Fulton will allow fireworks in town.  A spokesperson for the police department explains the ordinance:

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Also, fireworks are not permitted on any land owned by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

In Sports29-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Kansas City Royals last night, with a score of 8 to 4, tying up the I-70 series 1 to 1.

The games are heading to Busch Stadium tonight.  Edinson Volquez will take the mound for the Royals against Carlos Martinez for the Redbirds.  First pitch is at 7:15.


Russellville Teen Sentenced to Probation29-Jun-2016

A Russellville teen was put on probation after causing a car crash in Callaway county while under the influence of alcohol.

19 year old Dillon Blackwell pleaded guilty to second degree assault and driving without a valid license.  He admitted the was intoxicated on County Road 371 last December when he crashed, injuring his passenger and damaging a fence.

Judge Jodie Asel ordered Blackwell to have 5 years of supervised probation for the vehicular assault with several conditions including paying restitution for the passengers injuries and property damage.  He was also fined 100 dollars for the license violation.


Sheriff's Report29-Jun-2016

On Sunday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
1.    A suspicious vehicle complaint along Audrain Road 565.

2.    A theft complaint along Audrain Road 815.

3.    A burglar alarm along Audrain Road 581.

4.    Peace disturbance complaints along Route E and along North Pleasant Street in Farber

On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
1.  Peace disturbances along Elm Street in Laddonia, and along Highway 22

2.    A trespass complaint along Audrain Road 9832.

3.    A suspicious person complaint along East Liberty Street in Vandiver Village.

Honor Flight Breaks Record28-Jun-2016

Central Missouri Honor Flight will take a record number of veterans to Washington DC tomorrow.

The flight will include 5 Korean war veterans and 70 Vietnam Veterans.

 The veterans will tour several memorials including the World War 2 memorial, Lincoln Memorial,  and the Korean and Vietnam memorials.  

A medical team travels with each flight, as well as guardians who assist veterans with wheelchairs, medical needs and companionship on the flight.


In Sports28-Jun-2016

The Kansas City Royals defeated the St. Louis Cardinals last night in game one of the I-70 series with a final score of 6 to 2.

The teams will face off again tonight.  Michael Wacha will take the mound for the Cards tonight, against Yordano Ventura, in his first game back since his 8 game suspension.  first pitch is at 7:15 in Kansas City.

State Income Tax Returns Have Been Paid28-Jun-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has announced that the Missouri Department of Revenue has paid all pending individual income tax refunds that have not been flagged for further review.

The staff in the department have been working overtime to expedite the payments, per the Governor's order to get them out faster.


Auxvasse Arrest27-Jun-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested an Auxvasse man last night.

20 year old Austin D. See was taken into custody on a felony warrant for being a fugitive from out of state, no insurance and excessive window tint.  

See was transported to Callaway County Jail to await bond.


BWI Checkpoints27-Jun-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Water Division conducted Boating while intoxicated checkpoints on Saturday at the Lake of the Ozarks.  

According to Scott White, a total of 96 vessels were contacted during the operation. 6 arrests were made for BWI.  2 were made at the Big Niangua Arm, 1 at the 47 mile mark of the Osage Arm, and 3 were made at the 26 mile mark of the Osage arm.  The patrol issued 22 warnings during the operation.


Click's Unemployment Denied27-Jun-2016

The University of Missouri is fighting Melissa Click's attempt to collect unemployment benefits after being fired for conduct during protests on the Columbia campus.

Click was seen in a video calling for "some muscle" to remove a student journalist from a protest area.


In Sports27-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals and the Kansas City Royals are both coming off big wins, heading into the I-70 series tonight.

The redbirds beat the Seattle Mariners 11 to 6, while the Kansas City Royals defeated the Houston Astros 6 to 1.

Adam Wainwright will take the mounds tonight for the Redbirds against  Danny Duffy for the Royals.  First pitch will be at 7:15 in Kansas City.

Nixon Vetoes Gun Bill27-Jun-2016

Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a gun rights bill today. [Monday]

The bill would have allowed most people to carry a firearm, even if they haven't gone through the training class currently required to get a permit to carry a weapon.

In addition, the bill would have allowed house guests, such as baby sitters, to use deadly force against intruders.  There is also a "stand-your-ground" provision written into the bill, that would dictate people no longer would need to retreat from danger in any place they are legally entitled to be.

Lawmakers had passed the measure with enough support in May to override the governor's actions.


Sheriff's Report27-Jun-2016

On Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
1.    A commercial burglar alarm along Highway 19.

2.    A careless and imprudent driving complaint along Audrain Road 332 and Highway 19.

3.    A stranded motorist report along US Highway 54.
 
Assisted:
 
1.  The Missouri State Highway Patrol with a traffic crash investigation along Green Boulevard. 
 
They also arrested:
 
1.    Gary Dale Reeves Jr., age 30, of Mexico on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of driving while revoked. Reeves posted a $5000 cash bond and was released.
 
2.   and  George Allen Crum, age 37, of Mexico on an Audrain County arrest warrant for failure to appear on the original charge of driving while revoked. Crum posted a $ 1500 cash bond and was released.
 
 
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
 
Investigated:
 
1.    A Peace Disturbance along Audrain Road 355, and along North Pine Street in Farber.

Audrain Fire24-Jun-2016

Little Dixie Fire Protection District battled a barn fire last night in Audrain County. 

The fire occurred in the 12000 block of Audrain County Road 214.

The department has confirmed a barn and hay burned, and no injuries were reported in the incident.


In Sports24-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals were off yesterday, but are back today against the Seattle Mariners.  Carlos Martinez is scheduled to take the mound against Wade LeBlanc for Seattle.  First pitch will be at 8:10.




The Kansas City Royals also had a much needed day of rest yesterday.  They will take on the Houston Astros at 7:15.  Dallas Keuchel will pitch for Houston against Edinson Volquez.


Motorcycle Hits Deer24-Jun-2016

A Fulton man sustained moderate injuries after hitting a deer on his motorcycle.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 63 year old James Cook was riding on Missouri 94 in Callaway county, when he hit the deer.  He then traveled off the left side of the roadway and into a ditch.  Cook was ejected from the bike.

He was transported to Capital Region Medical Center by Callaway County Ambulance.


Vandalia Woman Convicted of Endangering Child24-Jun-2016

A 21 year old Vandalia woman has been found guilty in an Audrain County Court for Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The jury  only deliberated for about 2 hours in the case.  Johnetta Salmon, along with the baby's father, Monte Ashcraft, failed to give the baby an adequate amount of formula, essentially causing the 3 month old to be severely malnourished.

The infant's poor health was noted when he was presented at a hospital with a broken arm and broken ribs, inflicted by Ashcraft.

According to Jacob Shellabarger, Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney, the jury of 6 men and 6 women recommended a sentence of 3 years for the crime. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for August 1st.

Ashcraft, who was convicted in May for endangering the welfare of a child and abuse of a child, is set to sentenced in July.

The child, now 2 and a half years old, has fully recovered from his injuries.


Water Patrol Announces New Director24-Jun-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has appointed a new Director of the Water Patrol Division,

Captain Matthew C. Walz will take over the position effective July 1.  As the director, he will serve as Missouri's state boating law administrator.

Walz was appointed to the Missouri State Water Patrol in 1990.

The announcement of his appointment comes soon after the notification that the current director, Captain Mark Richerson will be retiring effective September 1, after more than 30 years of service.


Water Safety24-Jun-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds the general public of the importance of water safety during the extremely hot weather. 

The heat causes people to gravitate toward all kinds of waterways.  Even those who are weak swimmers, including small children, may enter waterways to get relief, so taking the proper precautions is critical. 

Drownings occur quickly and in many cases, the drowning itself is not actually witnessed. Life jackets are an important part of drowning prevention.


In Sports23-Jun-2016

A 5 run 6th inning gave the St. Louis a 7 to 2 victory as they swept the Chicago cubs in Wrigley field yesterday.

The redbirds are off today and will face the Seattle Mariners tomorrow. 



The Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Mets in their second 1 run game in two days yesterday with a final score of 4 to 3.

The Royals are also off today, and will play the Houston Astros tomorrow.

Michigan Man Faces Charges For Scamming Governor23-Jun-2016

A Michigan man is facing charges after allegedly trying to collect fake debts from Governor Jay Nixon.

Jeffrey Scott Kowalski, CEO of StarProse Corporation is accused sending collection notices to more than 70 Missouri consumers, including the governor, 50 state lawmakers a judge and a school superintendent.

The state had previously sued Kowalski in 2004 for emailing school superintendents and asking for personal information, including sexual orientation.


Sheriff's Report23-Jun-2016

Yesterday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Jerry Dean Baugh Jr. age 34 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of driving while revoked, failure to stop at a stop sign or signal, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, careless and imprudent driving, resisting arrest, failure to drive on the right half of the roadway, failure to properly affix a license plate to a motor vehicle, license fraud, and seatbelt violations.

2.      Kala Malia Baugh age 32 of Mexico for hindering prosecution.

3.      David Ray Loyd age 20 of Hannibal on an Audrain County warrant for possession of a controlled substance, possession of an imitation controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

4.      William Orvil Cornine age 57 of Mexico on a Boone County warrant for stealing.

5.      Julie Rayneesha Barksdale age 19 of Columbia on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of stealing.

6.      Linda Marie Dingledine age 29 of Mexico for driving while revoked.

7.       Angela Dawn Morris age 37 of Vandalia for possession of Adderall.
 
they also investigated:
1.      Hindering prosecution along Audrain Road 408.

2.      Alarm call along Audrain Road 812.

3.      Peace disturbance from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

4.      911 call along Audrain Road 9832.

5.      Suspicious activity along Highway 22.

6.      Wellbeing of a resident along Audrain Road 691.

7.      Careless drivers along Highways 54 and 15.

8.      Trespass along Audrain Road 355.

Auxvasse Boil Order Rescinded22-Jun-2016

The boil order that was in place for North Main Street in Auxvasse has been canceled.  All residents may continue to use water as needed.


Callaway Arrest22-Jun-2016

The Callaway County Court has sentenced a Columbia man to 11 years in prison.

48 year old Bradley David of Columbia, pleaded guilty to possession of a methamphetamine and resisting a lawful stop. 

David admitted that he failed to pull over when a deputy attempted a traffic stop last October.  David fled from the deputy, speeding on Highway 63 and Highway 94, before abandoning his vehicle at the end of a dead end street and fleeing on foot.

During a search of the vehicle, officers found methamphetamine.  

The judge sentenced David to 7 years in prison on the drug charge and 4 years in prison for the resisting offense and ordered the sentences to be served consecutively.


Firework Store Robbery22-Jun-2016

The crime occurred around 5:00 yesterday afternoon at the Redneck Fireworks Store.  The robber allegedly went into the business and took under 200 dollars in merchandise.

As he was leaving, he shot the rear tire of an employee's vehicle.  The Callaway County Sheriff's office is continuing to investigate.


Heat Advisory22-Jun-2016

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Mid-Missouri today.

A Heat Advisory is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this Advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100° or higher for at least 2 days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75°.

The Red Cross advises that if you do not have air conditioning, find places you can go during the warmest part of the day such as a library or a theater.  Drink plenty of fluid and be aware of the signs of heat related illnesses.


In Sports22-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs last night, 4 to 3.  The teams will face off again this afternoon.  Michael Wacha will take the mound for the cards against Jake Arrieta for Chicago.  First pitch is at 1:20.




The Kansas City Royals lost the series opener against the New York Mets last night, with a score of 2 to 1. Danny Duffy will pitch for the Royals this afternoon against Noah Syndergaard for the Mets. First pitch is at 12:10.


Sheriff's Report22-Jun-2016

Yesterday,  the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Matthew Barret Beauchamp, age 20 of Mexico, on a Montgomery County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding.

2.      Marcus Clayton Bell, age 36 of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, and abuse of a vulnerable person.

3.   and  Kenneth Wayne Griffith Sr., age 55 of Mexico, for driving while revoked.
 
They also Investigated:

1.      911 call along Highway JJ.

2.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway 22.

3.      Careless drivers along Highways 19 and 15.

4.      Civil dispute along Highway 22.

5.      Road hazard along Highway K.

Absentee Ballots21-Jun-2016

Audrain County Clerk, Shelly Harvey, has announced that absentee ballots for the August 2nd Primary Election are now available at the County Clerk's office.

People who wish to cast an absentee vote may do so in the clerks office Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:00 PM

If you need to request an ballot to be mailed the request cannot be received later than 5:00 on July 27.

Ballots may not be requested by phone, a signature is required.

The last day to register to vote in the August primary is July 6.


Auxvasse Boil Order21-Jun-2016

The City of Auxvasse has issue a boil order for all of North Main Street, starting from Pine.

If residents have lost water, they will be under a boil water order until further notice.


Callaway Arrest21-Jun-2016

An Oregon man was arrested last night in Callaway County.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 33 year old Jose Guzman Vazquez was taken into custody last night around 6PM.

He is charged with tampering with a motor vehicle, driving without a license, possession of less than 35 grams of marijuana, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

He was transported to the Callaway County jail to post bond.


Fulton Robbery Arrest21-Jun-2016

Two Jefferson City teens are in custody following a strong armed robbery in Fulton.

The Fulton Police Department reports the robbery and assault took place on Kleewood avenue.  

The victim was an 18 year old Fulton resident.  He told police 18 year old Aaron M. Strickland and 17 year old Nolan McGrath assaulted him and stole his cell phone.

Strickland and McGrath were later found in Jefferson City.  They were arrested and transported to the Callaway County jail.

They are each charged with second degree robbery and third degree assault.

Strickland is being held on a 50 thousand dollar bond, and McGrath has a 25 thousand dollar bond.


In Sports21-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinal beat the Chicago Cubs last night in a close game with a final score of 3 to 2.  The Redbirds will face the Cubs again tonight at 7:15.  Adam Wainwright will pitch for the cards against Jason Hammel for Chicago.




The Kansas City Royals were off yesterday.  Kansas City will begin a series tonight with the New York Mets.  Ian Kennedy will take the mound for the Royal against Noah Syndergaard for the Mets.  First pitch is at 7:10.


Major Case Squad Investigating Suspicious Death21-Jun-2016

The Mid-Missouri Major Case Squad is now investigating a suspicious death in Callaway County.

Multiple outlets are reporting that a man was found dead inside a car on the side of county road 268 yesterday.

Authorities were dispatched to the area after a neighbor spotted the vehicle. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased.  

Foul play is suspected in the case.

An autopsy was conducted on the victim today, and an update is expected this afternoon.

The name of the victim and the circumstances surrounding his death are not being released at this time.

This is a developing story, more information as it becomes available.


Pork Institute21-Jun-2016

The 2016 University of Missouri Youth Pork Institute featured nine high school students from across the state with a focus on introducing them to the pork industry.

Students traveled to the Missouri Pork Association headquarters, Columbia, Mo., the Triumph Foods processing plant in St. Joseph, Mo., and talked with several MU Animal Sciences faculty members while in Columbia.

Students learned about the business of raising hogs, artificial insemination, biofilters and biotechnology. The students were also able to tour the MU Animal Sciences Research Center and learn more about the MU Animal Sciences program.


Sheriff's Report21-Jun-2016

Yesterday,  the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Emeri Daron Kerr age 19 of Vandalia on an Audrain County warrant for identity theft, fraud, and receiving stolen property.

2.     and  Sonya Gay Smith age 60 of Centralia for domestic assault.
 
They also investigated:
1.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway 22.

2.      Domestic assault along Highway E.

3.      Loose livestock along Highway 22.

4.      Road hazards along Highways 22 and Y; and, Audrain Roads 823 and 306.

5.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

6.     and a  911 call along Audrain Road 681.

Callaway ATV Accident20-Jun-2016

A Jefferson City teen was seriously injured after an ATV crash at Wildwood Estates in Callaway county yesterday. [Sunday]

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 17 year old Ryan J. Hohm was traveling westbound on the 2005 Yamaha when she struck and embankment was overturned.

Hohm was taken to University Hospital by ambulance.


Fulton Chronic DWI arrest20-Jun-2016

The Fulton Police Department arrested a man for his 7th DWI offense Saturday Night.

The department reports an officer pulled over 37 year old Dustin Wenneker for a traffic violation.

Following an investigation, Wenneker was arrested for felony DWI chronic offender and driving while revoked. 

Wenneker's license has been revoked since 2001, and he is not eligible for it to be reinstated until 2021. 

He was taken to the Callaway County jail, where his being held without bond.


Sheriff's Report20-Jun-2016

On Friday the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Anthony Michael Lopez age 46 of Osage Beach on an Audrain County warrant for criminal non-support.

2.     and Randall Dean Funk age 52 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for criminal non-support.
 
Investigated:
1.      Burglary along Highway U.

2.      Careless drivers along Highways 22 and J.

3.      Domestic assault along Highway B.

4.      Child custody dispute along Audrain Road 977.

5.      Wellbeing of a resident along Highway 19.

6.      Violation of an order of protection along Highway FF.

7.      Loose livestock along Audrain Road 353.

 
On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:
1.      Violation of an order of protection along Audrain Road 922.

2.      Trespass along Elmwood Drive.

3.      Civil dispute along Audrain Road 936.

4.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway FF.

5.     and a  Careless driver along Highway 54.

Law Enforcement Bill18-Jun-2016

A bill that would allow county sheriff departments statewide to work together is awaiting the governor's consideration.

The legislation would allow departments to assist each other even if they are not in adjoining counties. Current law allows only sheriffs and deputy sheriffs in adjoining counties to render assistance to one another. 

Supporters of the bill noted that Missouri law hasn’t changed since 1979 and needs to be updated so that law enforcement agents can assist one another in any county in the state.

The bill also would specify that, for purposes of liability, workers' compensation, overtime, and expense reimbursement, any sheriff or deputy rendering assistance in another county will be deemed an employee of the responding county sheriff's office.


Miss Missouri Outstanding Teen Crowned18-Jun-2016

Miss Missouri Outstanding teen was crowned last night in Mexico. [Friday]


The winner was Miss Kansas City, Christina Stratton.  She performed a ballet dance to the song "Dancing Queen" by Abba.

Fourth runner up was Miss Branson, Heleena Haberer, 3rd was Miss Gateway St Louis Megan Pennington, 2nd was Miss Metro St. Louis Claire Rowe, and first runner up was Miss Queen City Rachel Spurling.

The Miss Missouri pageant will wrap up tonight with the crowning of a new Miss Missouri who will go on to compete at the Miss America competition. 

The competition will continue tonight at 7:00 at the Missouri Military Academy Gymtorium.


Walgreens Fined18-Jun-2016

A Kansas City judge has ordered Walgreens to pay 309 thousand dollars in fines for deceptive pricing.

Attorney General Chris Koster says a judge enacted a 1 thousand dollar fine for each instance the drug store chain violated a deal that was put in place in 2014.  

Walgreens was barred from leaving sales tags on displays more than 12 hours after the offer expired. The deal was meant to stop the stores from overcharging customers.  The problem has persisted, leading to the action.


Wong Returns to the Cardinals18-Jun-2016

Kolten Wong is being brought back up from triple A in a new position.

Wong, who got sent to Memphis to make room on the roster for Jhonny Peralta, will begin a new role on the team as a center fielder.

Wong is taking the place of rookie player, Jeremy Hazelbaker.


Child Abuse Bill16-Jun-2016

Gov. Jay Nixon  signed A bill yesterday which strengthens protections against child abuse and neglect. 

The bill, which passed the Missouri General Assembly with bipartisan support, will strengthen reporting requirements, helping to ensure that individuals convicted of child abuse are reported to the Child Abuse and Neglect Central Registry and that the victims of child abuse are seen by a medical professional trained in evaluating abuse.


Governor Signs College Bill16-Jun-2016

During a stop at the University of Central Missouri  today, Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 997, a higher-education bill that will help more Missouri undergraduates complete their degrees. 

Among its provisions, the bill will enable more students to take dual-credit courses while they are in high school, make it easier to transfer college credits between public higher education institutions, and require the development of additional policies and pilot programs to encourage degree completion.

The bill also creates a scholarship fund to help low-income students take dual-credit courses while they are still in high school, giving them a head start on higher education and saving them money on college costs.


In Sports16-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros last night with a score of 4 to 1.  The cards are off today and will start a series against the Texas Rangers tomorrow.  




The Kansas City Royals swept the series with the Cleveland Indians last night, tying up the American League Central division.  The Royals will take take on the Detroit Tigers tonight at 7:15.  Danny Duffy will take the mound for the Royals against Justin Verlander for Detroit.


Sheriff's Report16-Jun-2016

On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Ronald Dene Worthey Jr. age 26 of O’Fallon on an Audrain County warrant for stealing, possession of synthetic cannabinoid, and possession of drug paraphernalia; and, a Boone County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of stealing and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.      Amber Dawn Taylor age 28 of Troy on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of burglary and stealing; and, a Warren County warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

3.      James Ray Stone age 44 of St. Clair on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of violation of an order of protection.

4.      Timothy Roland Hoffman age 37 of Mexico for resisting arrest and an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of marijuana and criminal non-support.
 
The department also investigated:

1.      Civil dispute along Highway FF.

2.      Peace disturbance along Audrain Road 9306.

3.      Violation of an order of protection along Audrain Road 918.

4.      911 call along Market Drive in Vandiver Village.

5.      Trespass along Audrain Road 395.

6.      Fraud along Highway NN.

On Monday, Deputies Executed a search warrant at the Budget Inn searching for a person, Timothy Roland Hoffman, who had an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
 

On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Nicole Jeanette Murphy age 32 of Mexico for possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.

Deputies also investigated:

1.      911 calls along Audrain Road 545, Market Drive in Mexico, and Pleasant Street in Farber.

2.      Alarm call along Audrain Road 581.

3.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 524.

4.      Peace Disturbance along Audrain Road 832.

5.     and a Road hazard along Highway K.

Temperatures Rising in Missouri16-Jun-2016

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for most of mid-Missouri today, from noon to 7PM.  Heat index values are expected to be above 105 degrees this afternoon.  The counties not affected are primarily north and east of Audrain County.

On average, 675 people die from complications related to extreme heat each year in the United States. 

The National safety council recommends limiting time outdoors during hot days, as well as drinking more liquid, avoid alcohol, wear loose, light weight clothing, drink sports drinks, wear sunscreen and pace yourself when exerting energy in the heat.


Former Mexico Football Coach Will Lead Hickman Kewpies15-Jun-2016

After the passing of Hickman High School's head football coach, Arnel Monroe, the school has moved forward in hiring the assistant coach to fill the position.

The school announced Devin Brown will work with the Kewpies.

Brown worked under Monroe for one season.  Prior to that, he coached the Boonville Pirates for 4 seasons and the Mexico Bulldogs for 3.


In Sports15-Jun-2016

The Kansas City Royals beat the Cleveland Indians last night with a score of 3 to 2.  The Royals will face the Indians again tonight for the series finale.  Corey Kluber will pitch for Cleveland, and Ian Kennedy will take the mound for the Royals.


The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Houston Astros last night, 5 to 2.  The teams will face off again tonight.  The Astros will send Collin McHugh to the mound against Adam Wainwright for the redbirds.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:15.




New Bill Requires High School Students Learn CPR15-Jun-2016

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has signed a bill that will require Missouri High School students to have first aid training before they can graduate.

The legislation was signed yesterday and will go into effect for the 2017-18 school year.

Students will learn CPR, the heimlich maneuver, as well as basic first aid.


Sheriff's Report15-Jun-2016

On Saturday the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:

1.      Katline Eugene Rickey age 31 of Mexico on Audrain County warrant for stealing.

2.      Jeremy Jermaine Stubbs age 26 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for making a terroristic threat.

3.      Jason Eugene Johnston age 31 of Madison for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, and a Monroe County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving without a valid license.

4.      Jeffery Allen Maddox age 53 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for criminal non-support.

5.      Kurt Taylor Stone age 22 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while intoxicated.
 
Investigated:
1.      Alarm call along Highway 54.

2.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 975 and 581.

3.      Trespass along Audrain Road 9579.

4.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
 

On Saturday, the Highway Patrol:
Arrested:

1.      William Jacob Davenport ate 34 of Benton City for driving while revoked, failure to display license plates on a motor vehicle or trailer, and failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance.
 
On Sunday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:

1.      911 calls along Highway 54, Audrain Road 9139, and Trabue Drive in Farber.

2.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 9832.

3.      Careless driver along Highway 22.

4.      Civil dispute along Audrain Road 9834.

5.      Peace disturbance along Highway 19.

Callaway Arrest14-Jun-2016

A Columbia man was arrested in Callaway County yesterday morning on drug charges.

 The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 37 year old Keith E. Brodie was taken into custody at 8:15 AM for possession of a controlled substance.  Officers allegedly found 6 Alprazolam Pills. Brodie is additionally charged with  possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right half of the road way.

Brodie was transported to the Callaway County Jail to post bond.


Governor Signs Bill for In-State Tuition14-Jun-2016

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed a bill yesterday to make military members eligible for in state tuition rates at universities in the state.

Currently, to get the lower rate on college, students must get a full time job, or live in Missouri for a year.

Under the new bill, the lower tuition will become immediately available if the student joins the National Guard or the Reserves.

The bill will take effect in August.  In addition, public colleges and universities will not be able to charge veterans more than 50 dollars per credit hour before scholarships are applied.


In Sports14-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals will take on the Houston Astros tonight.  This is the first time the Cards have hosted the team since 2013.  Jaime Garcia will take the mound for the redbirds against Doug Fister for the Astros.  First pitch is at 7:15.




The Kansas City Royals are celebrating a win in last night's match up with the Cleveland Indians.  Final Score was 2 to 1.  The Royals will face the Indians again tonight.  Chris Young will pitch for the Royals against Josh Tomlin for Cleveland.  First pitch is at 7:15.


Missouri State Highway Patrol14-Jun-2016

On June 10 the Highway Patrol Arrested:

1.      Hailey Bryanne Gastler age 18 of Mexico for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
2.      Emeri Daron Kerr age 19 of Vandalia on a Macon County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding.


Montgomery County Accident14-Jun-2016

10 people were injured in a single vehicle accident yesterday afternoon in Montgomery county.

According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the 183 mile marker on east bound interstate 70.

The driver of the 2004 Honda Odyssey, 41 year old Yvonne Djakata, fell asleep behind the wheel and lost control of the vehicle.  She then traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned.

The passengers were primarily children ranging in age from 4 to 19.  They all sustained minor injuries in the accident, and were transported by ambulance to St. Joseph Hospital.

Djakata suffered moderate injuries and was taken by helicopter to Mercy Hospital.

It is unknown at this time if anyone in the mini van was wearing a seatbelt.


Royals Recap14-Jun-2016

Kansas City Royals rookie, Whit Merrifield tripled and hit his first major league home run in a 2 to 1 victory over the number one ranked Cleveland Indians last night. [Monday]

Pitcher Edinson Volquez had a strong showing last night, pitching 7 shut out innings.

The royals are now just two games back of the American League Central-leading Indians.

Sheriff's Report14-Jun-2016

On Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Quentin Dean Bennett age 38 of Hawk Point on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, stealing, receiving stolen property, identity theft, and fraudulent use of a credit/debit device.

They also investigated investigated:
1.      Suspicious activity along Front Street in Benton City and in Vandiver Village.
2.      Property damage along Highway C.
3.      Road hazard along Highway 19.
4.     and a  Child custody dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Payton Austin Samuelson age 18 of Mexico for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
2.      Terry Russell Harrison age 62 of Laddonia on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding.
3.      Gregory Thomas Crites age 39 of Hallsville on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault, felonious restraint, and a Randolph County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of criminal non-support.
4.      Charles Branden Henton age 25 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of possession of marijuana.
5.      Jason Robert Goff age 35 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault.

Investigated:
1.      Assault along Hickory Street in Farber.
2.      911 calls along Highway 54 and Audrain Road 556.
3.      Child Custody dispute along Highway 19.
4.      Civil dispute from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

In Sports13-Jun-2016

Tim Jamieson has resigned as head coach of the Mizzou Baseball team, Mizzou Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Saturday. In 22 years as Mizzou’s head baseball coach, Jamieson compiled a 698-565-2 overall record and coached eight All-Americans and 10 Freshman All-Americans. He guided Mizzou to 15 30-win seasons and nine NCAA Regional appearances, including seven consecutive from 2003-09. He is a two-time conference coach of the year, and helped Mizzou to a 1996 Big Eight Championship and the 2012 Big 12 Tournament Championship. Mizzou administration is exploring the possibility of Jamieson staying on staff at Mizzou in an administrative role. Mizzou will begin a nationwide search for Jamieson’s replacement immediately.

Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez nearly went the distance in the Cardinals' 5-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday. He gave up six hits, struck out five and walked three in 8 1/3 innings, surrendering the lone run on a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. Matt Holliday's 3-run home run in the 5th inning provided the punch and Trevor Rosenthal picked up the final 2 outs for his 12th save of the year. Mike Leake goes to the mound this afternoon in the series finale against the Pirates' Jonathon Niese. Gametime is just before 4 pm.

Left hander Danny Duffy threw six scoreless innings on Saturday in a 4-1 win, a victory that snapped Kansas City's eight-game losing streak. Duffy struckout a career high 10 batters, and rookie Cheslor Cuthbert had his first career two-homer game to lead the way for KC. Right-hander Yordano Ventura takes the mound for the series finale this afternoon, while the White Sox send Carlos Rodon to the hill for the 1:10 pm start.

Minor Audrain County Accident13-Jun-2016

A man received minor injuries after hitting a deer and a car on a motorcycle in Audrain County yesterday afternoon. [Sunday]

The accident occurred on Route DD, North of County Road 980.

73 year old Glenn Emery was riding an Indian Victory motorcycle southbound when it collided with a deer.  Emery was ejected, and the bike continued on, crossing the center line and hitting the drivers side of another vehicle driven by 62 year old Anita Ryan.

Ryan was not injured, and Emery chose to seek his own treatment at the scene.


Double Homicide Suspect Charged12-Jun-2016

A suspect in a Saline County double homicide is now charged. 58 year old Donald Bruce Owens has been charged with two counts of first degree murder, two counts of armed criminal action and one count of burglary. Owens was found Friday in the rural Slater area.

The Saline County Sheriff's Department said Owens was taken into custody without incident. The suspect is related to the victims. He is the father in law of 35 year old Ryan Sanders and ex son in law of 83 year old Bonnie Hupp.

Sanders was found with multiple gunshot wounds just before 2:00AM on Thursday at a home on Park Place in Slater. Hupp was found several hours later on Nickel Avenue, just north of Slater.


Fulton Mattress Fire12-Jun-2016

The Fulton fire and police departments put out a mattress fire on the 800 block of E 8th Street Saturday afternoon.

When police arrived on the scene, there was a mattress on fire outside and heavy smoke coming from inside the home. There was a 60-year-old man still inside the home and a police officer pulled him out to safety. He was treated for smoke inhalation on scene by Callaway County EMS.

The fire department arrived to extinguish the fire and were also able to rescue the family's 3 pets.

Fulton police say they determined the man had fallen asleep while smoking and the mattress caught on fire.

Central Callaway County Fire Protection District also responded to the fire.


Cards Recap10-Jun-2016

A single by St. Louis star catcher, Yadier Molina, pushed the Cards to score in the 8th, beating the Cincinnati Reds, 3 to 2.

Molina's single brought home Aledmys Diaz.

Seung Hwan Oh pitched a perfect seventh inning to earn the win.  Starting pitcher, Adam Wainwright, allowed 2 runs in the first inning, but came back in the second throwing much better.

Centralia Woman Receives Minor Injuries in Crash10-Jun-2016

A Centralia woman received minor injuries in a Boone county accident yesterday evening. [Thursday]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 56 year old Kimberly Bise traveled off the right side of road, before crossing the roadway and traveling off the left side.

Bise then hit a pole and several trees before stopping, just west of Flynt Road.

Bise refused medical treatment on the scene.


Fulton Fire10-Jun-2016

Fulton fire fighters had to endure the hot weather while fighting a fire in Fulton yesterday. [Thursday]

Fire crews responded to the 1800 block of Jefferson Street just after 5:00.

Firefighters had to get hydrated and have their vitals monitored on scene.

No one was injured in the fire.  The interior of the house is a total loss.


Man Escapes Police Custody10-Jun-2016

A man escaped police custody in Fulton on Wednesday fter stealing a bottle of liquor from the Moser's Grocery Store.

FPD is reporting Joseph B. Christmas was handcuffed and taken into custody.  He was then placed in the back seat of an unmarked patrol car. 

Christmas was able to get out of the vehicle, with the handcuffs still on, and fled from officers on foot.

He was last seen running southeast of Moser's.  After an extensive search, Christmas could not be located.

Christmas is believed to be driving a gray Ford SUV with Missouri license plates UK2-V3W.

He was wanted for 2 counts of misdemeanor stealing, resisting arrest by flight, escape from custody and use of possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia.

Please contact the Fulton Police department with any information.


Serrano Vitorino Requests Change of Venue and Judge10-Jun-2016


Pablo Serrano Vitorino has requested a change of judge and change of venue in the murder case of A New Florence man.

Randy Nordman was killed at this home on March 8 The shooting caused an 18 hour manhunt in Montgomery County.

The suspect wants a jury selected from a community with a diverse cultural population.  The filing cites census data naming Sullivan, McDonald and Pulaski Counties with the highest percentage of Hispanic populations.  Additionally, the motion claims Jackson, St. Louis County, Clay and St. Louis City would provide the greatest opportunity for jurors to have had contact with hispanics or latinos.

Two More Cases of Zika Virus in Missouri10-Jun-2016

Two more cases of Zika Virus have been confirmed in Missouri.

One case is a man who recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, and the other is a man visiting Missouri from Massachusetts.  He has recently been to Puerto Rico.

Most people infected with the virus will show no symptoms.  However, when they do appear the seem to be fairly mild.  The include fever, rash, joint soreness and redness of the eyes.

The highest risk for the disease is with pregnant women.  The virus has been linked to a birth defect, known has microcephaly.  The disorder causes babies to have small heads and brains that have not properly developed.

The CDC says the virus can be spread through Mosquito bites, unprotected sex, from mother to fetus and through a blood transfusion.

Governor Signs Drug Bills09-Jun-2016

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon  signed two bills aimed at expanding patient access to either cheaper biologic drugs or more expensive prescriptions yesterday. [Wednesday]

One bill includes new rules for step therapy, which is the practice of beginning treatments with cheaper drugs before moving patients to more expensive ones.

The measure requires health insurers to establish a process to allow patients to request not to do step therapy. Patients who have already undergone step therapy could remain on more expensive drugs if other drugs had been deemed ineffective.

The other bill would allow pharmacists to fill prescriptions for generic biotech drugs, which are similar copies of medicines produced in living cells.


In Sports09-Jun-2016

Two homeruns by St. Louis Cardinals, Brandon Moss, and a 3 run homer by Matt Adams, helped guide the cards to a 12 to 7 victory over the Cincinnati Reds last night. [Wednesday]

Brandon Moss hit a 426 foot homer over the right field wall in the 5th inning.  It was followed by another in the 7th inning in his next at bat.

Matt Adams knocked one over the right field wall in the 2nd inning.

The series is now tied.  The teams will face off again this evening.


The Kansas City Royals were swept in the series against the Baltimore Orioles last night, in a shut out game with a score of 4 to 0.

Orioles Starting pitcher, Chris Tillman, fired 7 and a third scoreless innings.  

Edinson Volquez allowed 4 hits and 2 walks in 4 innings.

The Royals have now lost 7 straight games.

Savings Bonds09-Jun-2016

Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel today announced Missourians can search on his website to see if he is holding a U.S. Savings Bond that bears their name.

These bonds came to the Treasurer as Unclaimed Property in abandoned safe deposit boxes. Treasurer Zweifel currently holds more than 7,800 savings bonds for thousands of individuals and wants to reconnect them with their bonds. If you believe the Treasurer may hold an unclaimed U.S. Savings Bond for you, you can search treasurer.mo.gov and begin the process of claiming your bond.


Sheriff's Report09-Jun-2016

On Tuesday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Jakarr Lamont Curtis age 24 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.    And  Johnathan Eugene Newell age 25 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for receiving stolen property.
 
The Sheriff's office also investigated:

1.      Trespass along Highway U.

2.      Assault along Highway BB.

3.      Well Being of a resident along Highway JJ.

4.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 9824, 814 and 353; and, Highway Y.

5.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 314.
 
Issued:
1.      Warning for a traffic offense along Highway 22.
 
 
Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office:
Investigated:


1.      Unsecured building along Highway 54.

2.      Alarm call along Highway 54.

3.      Child custody dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

4.      Road hazard along Highway KK.

5.    and   Peace disturbance along Hess Street in Farber.

Show Me State Senior Games09-Jun-2016

The Show-Me State Senior games are kicking off today with a pickleball tournament for participants ages 50 and over.

The goal of the  Missouri State Senior games is to provide physical fitness in a social and competitive environment, and to promote and create an interest in lifetime sports as a way of enhancing the quality of life.

The senior games will take place all weekend.


UM Curator Appointments09-Jun-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has appointed 3 members to the the University of Missouri Board of Curators, including former Mizzou basketball  standout, Jon Sundvold.

Sundvold was an all american player from 1979 to 1983.  He went on to play in the NBA for 9 years when he was drafted by the Seattle Supersonics.

Other appointments include Thomas R. Voss of Eureka, Mary Nelson of St. Louis and Gene Patrick Graham, of Columbia, has been appointed as the student representative to the Board of Curators.


Attorney in Nixon's Office Nominated for Appellate Court08-Jun-2016

An attorney in Missouri Governor Jay Nixon's office is one of three nominees to replace a retiring state appeals court judge.

The Appellate Judicial Commission announced yesterday the nominees to replace state Western District Court of Appeals Judge Joseph Ellis, who retired in March.

Candidates include Edward Ardini, who is an attorney for Nixon's office; Jackson County Circuit Judge Brent Powell, and Kansas City lawyer Teresa Woody.

Nixon has 60 days to act. If he doesn't, the judicial panel will make the appointment.


In Sports08-Jun-2016

The Kansas City Royals fell to the Baltimore Orioles last night, 9 to 1. The Royals will face the Orioles again tonight at 6:05.  Edinson Volquez will take the mound against Chris Tillman, who will attempt to sweep the series.


The St. Louis Cardinals lost a clost game last night to the Cincinnati Reds.  The cards will face the Reds again tonight at 6:10.  Jaime Garcia will take the mound for the redbirds, against Alfredo Simon for the reds.




Livestock Leadership Academy08-Jun-2016

Nineteen high school students participated in the first University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy last week.

The academy was focused on bringing in high school students to learn more about the livestock industry and network with industry leaders.

Students from Jefferson City, Mexico, Paris, Rocheport, and others attended the academy.

There were more than 40 applicants for the event.


Nominations Being Accepted for Leadership Callaway County08-Jun-2016

Nominations for Leadership Callaway County 2017 are now being accepted.

Leadership Callaway County is a 10 month program that offers participants a chance to experience and observe the strengths, challenges, needs and overall needs of the community.

There are 15 slots available each year.  The goals is to educate and motivate citizens to become community leaders.

Nominations may be made for anyone who resides or works in Callaway county.  Self nominations are accepted and encouraged.


Ventura's Wild Pitch Causes Brawl08-Jun-2016

The benches were cleared last night after Royals Pitcher, Yordano Ventura hit Orioles third baseman, Manny Machado in the back with a pitch as the Royals fell 9 to 1.

This is not the first time the Royals pitcher has been involved in an altercation in a game.  In April of 2015, Ventura was suspended for 7 games after an incident with the White Sox.


Centralia Man Arrested07-Jun-2016

A Centralia man was arrested on multiple charges yesterday. [Monday]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 35 year old Douglas Smith was arrested in Cooper county and placed on a 24 hour hold for possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of synthetic cannabnoid.

Smith was taken to the Cooper county jail.


Conservation Director Resigning07-Jun-2016

The director of the Missouri Department of Conservation will be resigning in July.

Bob Ziehmer made the announcement yesterday.  He has been with the department since 1987, as an hourly employee in the fisheries division.

A new director will  be chosen by the state conservation commission.


Ribbon Cutting for New Company07-Jun-2016

Governor Jay Nixon will be on hand for the ribbon cutting of a new manufacturing and distribution center in Jonesburg.

Certainteed is a leading North American manufacturer of many common building materials including roofing, vinyl siding, trim, and fence.

The company is headquartered in Pennsylvania, and has around 6 thousand employees and 65 facilities in the United States and Canada.

The event will take place today [Tuesday] at 11:30, at 100 Certainteed drive in Jonesburg.


Wong Optioned to Memphis07-Jun-2016

St. Louis Cardinals second baseman, Kolten Wong, has been optioned to triple A memphis.

The surprising move was to make room on the crowded 25 man roster for the return of Jhonny Peralta, who is being reactivated from the injured list, in todays game against Cincinatti.

With Matt Carpenter being moved to second base, and Peralta going to third, there will simply be very little playing time for Wong in the near future.  Aledmys Diaz will continue to play shortstop for the redbirds.

Today's game against Cincinatti will begin at 6:10.

Bill to Protect Children In Hot Cars Goes To Governer06-Jun-2016

A bill has been passed to Governor Jay Nixon that would protect those who try to rescue children from hot vehicles.

The bill proposes a person would need to contact police or emergency responders before breaking in to the vehicle to rescue the child.  Those individuals could not be held liable for damages to the vehicle.

Opposition to the bill believes the bill is not necessary, because a rescuer would likely not face legal action for trying to save a child.


Callaway Murder Hearing06-Jun-2016

A hearing is scheduled in a Callaway County Court for a man accused to the murder of a 6 year old boy.

29 year old Scottie Willet is accused of muliple charges including armed criminal action and first degree murder.

Willet allegedly shot the child multiple times in August of 2014.

Willet has a case review hearing today at 9:00 in Fulton, and a pretrial hearing scheduled August first.

Willet is currently being held in the Cole County Jail.


Man Pleads Guilty to First Degree Murder06-Jun-2016


A man accused of the murder of a 6 year old boy has pleaded guilty in Callaway County Court today.

29 year old Scottie Willet has been sentenced to life in prison for the charge of first degree murder in the shooting death of 6 year old Dayne Hathman on August 28, 2014.

He was sentenced to 20 years for the charge of armed criminal action.  The two sentences are to be served consecutively.  

Willet was also charged with receiving stolen property and tampering with a motor vehicle.

Murder Suspect Arrested06-Jun-2016

A suspect was arrested Saturday in Booneville in relation to the shooting death of a Fulton man.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, is accused of the murder of Thomas Craig in Johnson County last week.

Craig was found lying in a roadway in the early morning hours in the 1260 block of NE 1075 Road.

The Missouri Rural Major Case Squad is leading the investigation into the homicide.

This is a developing story, more information as it becomes available.


Sheriff's Report06-Jun-2016

On  Friday the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office:
Arrested:
1.      Angela Lennea Miller age 49 of Mexico for possession of marijuana and domestic assault.

2.      Tiffany Moenique Jackson age 34 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of possession of a controlled substance.

3.      Jason Andrew Henage age 45 of Moberly for driving without a valid license and a Macon County warrant for passing a bad check.

4.      Vanessa Lashaee Torres age 27 of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for possession of a controlled substance and distribution of marijuana.
 
Deputies also investigated:
1.      Assault along Audrain Road 923.
2.      Suspicious activity along Highway 19.
3.      Property damage along Highway 151.
4.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
5.      Road hazard along Highway 15.
6.    and a   911 call along Highway BB.

Truck Driver to Have Pre-Trial Hearing Today06-Jun-2016

A truck driver responsible for causing a multiple vehicle accident on interstate 70 has a pretrial hearing conference today.

Anthony West is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the July 2015 death of 79 year old Margaret Haile of Auxvasse.

The accident occurred when West allegedly failed to appropriately respond to multiple warning signs that traffic was slowed ahead.


Moberly Arrest05-Jun-2016

A Moberly man was arrested on drug charges Saturday after police officers searching his home discovered methamphetamine and other paraphernalia, according to Moberly police.

Police reported they found 29 grams of methamphetamine at Kevin Loyd White's home on East Coates Street, as well as scales and packaging materials. Officers arrested White for drug related charges. A probable cause statement was completed and forwarded to the Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

White is currently being held in the Randolph County Jail. Randolph County Associate Circuit Judge Cynthia Suter set White’s bond at $100,000 cash or surety. 


Fulton Man Arrested for Burglary04-Jun-2016

A Fulton man was arrested yesterday [Friday] for burglary in the first degree.

23 year old Skylar J. Quick is accused of breaking into a home in the 100  block of Schultz in Fulton, around 4:15 yesterday afternoon.  

The Fulton Police Department reports the resident of the home found Quick inside.  Quick then fled the scene on foot after a physical confrontation.

Officers were able to locate Quick a short distance away from the residence, and he was arrested without incident.

He was transported to the Callaway County Jail, and is being held without bond.


Medicaid Bill04-Jun-2016

Legislators have passed language that would allow more reasonable asset limits for elderly and disabled Missourians who hope to qualify for Medicaid.

Under the current law, an individual cannot have more than 1 thousand dollars in assets to qualify, and couples cannot exceed 2 thousand to qualify for Medicaid.

The approved bill will gradually increase these limits to 5 thousand dollars for an individual and 10 thousand for a couple by 2021.

The last change in the asset limit was over 40 years ago.

Supporters of the legislation say the current limits have prevented Missouri's elderly and disabled residents from being able to provide for themselves.


Nixon Makes 8 Appointments04-Jun-2016

Governor Jay Nixon made 8 appointments to boards and commissions yesterday. [Friday]

Among the 8 appointed was a Jefferson City man.

The Governor has appointed Ralph Bray Jr. (R) of Jefferson City to the Missouri Commission on Human Rights for a term ending April 1, 2020. 

The Missouri Commission on Human Rights investigates, conciliates, holds public hearings and litigates complaints of discrimination in housing, employment and places of public accommodations. 

It provides education, training and technical assistance to the public. Bray was a historical architect with Missouri State Parks for more than thirty years, and currently serves as the Cole County Recorder of Deeds.


Overdose Medication04-Jun-2016

The General Assembly has approved a bill that would allow a drug overdose antidote to be sold over the counter.

Naloxone is a drug used to treat heroin overdoses.  The bill says that this lifesaving medication will be available to family and friends of loved ones who are at risk of an overdose of opiates, directly from the pharmacy counter.

In 2014, law was passed that gave the medication to qualified first responders.


Youth Suicide Bill04-Jun-2016

Governor Jay Nixon signed a student safety bill into law yesterday.

The bill is designed to help prevent cyber bullying and youth suicide.  It would require licensed educators to annually complete up to 2 hours of training or professional development in youth suicide awareness and prevention.  The hours of training will go toward the training hours already required.

The new training requirements will go into effect for the 2017-18 school  year.


Boone Domestic Assault Arrest03-Jun-2016

The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested a Midway man after he assaulted his girlfriend while intoxicated early this morning [Friday].

Detective Tom O'Sullivan says deputies responded around 2 am to a residence on Trails West Drive:

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The victim suffered a minor cut to the arm. Borela-Orellana [Bore-ella Ore-ay-anno] continued to assault the victim, punching her several times and choking her. A second person on the scene was also assaulted.

Borela-Orellana faces charges of domestic assault, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Centralia Anchor Fest03-Jun-2016

The Centralia Anchor Fest kicks off today at 3 pm. 

Entertainment includes rides, a parade, live  music, performances, and booths, in addition to the Centralia Compassion Experience.

A full schedule of events can be found at centraliamo.org.


Free Food for Students in Callaway County03-Jun-2016

Two additional spots have been added in Callaway County for anyone 18 and younger to get free meals. 

KOMU reports the North Callaway School district is offering free breakfast and lunch to students regardless if they are attending summer school or not. This includes the high school and Hatton McCredie Elementary School, located in Kingdom City

More than 50 sites in mid-Missouri offer free summer lunches to anyone 18 and under. Students don't have to qualify for free and reduced lunch to take advantage.


Fulton Man Found Dead in Johnson County03-Jun-2016

A 48 year old man believed to be from Fulton was found shot to death in Johnson County yesterday. [Wednesday]

At around 5:15 AM, a Lafayette County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the 1260 block of NE 1075 Road to investigate a man lying in the road.

Rich Lockhart, Press Officer for the Missouri Rural Major Case Squad describes the incident:

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Lockhart reports the Major Case Squad began their investigation around 9:00 this morning.  The victim was found with a Missouri Identification card.  A positive identification will not be confirmed until fingerprinting results have come back.

Grain Belt News03-Jun-2016

A group representing Missouri municipal utilities has signed up for space on a transmission line that would carry wind power from western Kansas across Missouri and further east.

The Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission said yesterday [Thursday] it signed an agreement for up to 200 megawatts of transmission space on the Grain Belt Express.

The Missouri Public Service Commission blocked the transmission line last summer after strong opposition from landowners along the line's proposed route.

Texas-based Clean Line Energy, which is proposing the transmission line, said the agreement proves that there are customers for the line in Missouri.

Grain Belt Express has already won approval from Kansas, Indiana and Illinois regulators.


In Sports03-Jun-2016

The Kansas City Royals lost to the Cleveland Indians last night, 5 - 4. Drew Butera and Cheslor Cuthbert homered for the Royals, and Yordano Ventura allowed two runs in seven innings. 

Royals' Mike Moustakas had successful surgery on his right knee yesterday [Thursday] to repair a torn ACL, and Salvador Perez is projected to be able to pinch-hit this weekend. 

The St. Louis Cardinals were off yesterday [Thursday] and start a weekend series against San Franciso this afternoon [Friday].





JCPD Pursuit Ends in Arrest, Schools Off Lockdown03-Jun-2016

A Jefferson City teen has been arrested after a police pursuit today. [Thursday]

JCPD attempted a traffic stop on Missouri Boulevard.  Upon running the plates, the vehicle came back as stolen from St. Louis county.

The pursuit continued down Missouri Boulevard to Highway 50, eastbound.  The driver of the vehicle, identified as Charles Thompson, then drove the wrong direction on Highway 50.  The chase continued onto East McCarty, then toward Eastland. 

The chase came to an end when the Impala struck another vehicle in an intersection, injuring the driver.  

Thompson then ran from the vehicle but was captured after a short foot pursuit. It was originally thought there was a second suspect, thus Lewis and Clark Middle School went into lockdown. The lockdown was lifted after police determined there was not a second suspect. 

Thompson was arrested on suspicion of first degree assault, tampering with a motor vehicle, assault on an officer and other charges.

Thompson was additionally arrested by JCPD last year for a homicide in Jefferson City on February 15, 2015.


Miller County Manhunt Continues03-Jun-2016

The search continues for a man on Missouri's Most Wanted List who eluded police following a three-county chase yesterday [Thursday]. 

ABC17 reports authorities are searching for 48-year-old Vernon Phelps, of Rolla. The chase began around midnight Wednesday night into yesterday [Thursday] morning, when a Phelps refused to pull over for police in Maries County. 

The chase continued into Osage and Miller counties. Phelps' vehicle was later found wrecked and abandoned west of Meta.

Phelps is a suspect in multiple vehicle thefts in the area, and this is the second vehicle chase he has been involved in in the last month.

Phelps is described as 5'10", weighing 215 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.


Moberly Murder Case Appeal Filed03-Jun-2016

An appeals court will soon decide whether prosecutors in a Moberly murder case can use certain statements the suspect made.

ABC17 reports the Missouri Attorney General's Office filed its final brief yesterday [Thursday] to allow prosecutors to use things Jeffrey Nichols told Moberly police in 2013. 

Randolph County Prosecutor Mike Fusselman wants the death penalty for Nichols, who's accused of killing 92-year-old Carmelita Kaser three years ago. In March, the state appealed the decision to disallow 90 minutes worth of Nichols' first interview with police, when the interview continued after he asked for a lawyer.

Nichol's lawyer claims police tried to 'elicit an incriminating response' when he first asked for the interview to end. 

Nichols' eventual trial will take place in Marion County after a change of venue.


Moniteau County Phone Scam03-Jun-2016

The Moniteau County Sheriff's Department is warning residents of a new phone scam in the area. 

People in the county have reported receiving calls from a person identifying himself as "Deputy Doyel" and claiming to work for the Sheriff's Office. 

The subject then asks people to return his phone call and the voicemail claims to represent the sheriff's department. 

The department assures the public this is a scam and authorities will never solicit payments over the phone at any time.


Motorcycle Accident in Columbia03-Jun-2016

One person was injured after a motorcycle crash in Columbia yesterday [Thursday] evening. 

ABC17 reports a motorcyclist ran off the road just south of the Rangeline St. double roundabout. Apparently, the driver attempted to avoid a car on the roundabout that was moving into its lane, and crashed into a ditch.

The motorcyclist's passenger was taken from the scene by a University Hospital ambulance.


MUPD Arrest03-Jun-2016

The University of Missouri Police Department arrested a man yesterday afternoon [Thursday] as the result of a shots fired incident. 

Major Brian Weimer of MUPD reports 22-year-old Tyree Reed was taken into custody around 2 pm for charges of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action. 

Reed was arrested as the result of an investigation into an incident on May 6th in chich shots were fired into the air near Traditions Plaza. 

Reed is not currently an MU student. 

The investigation is on-going.


No Evidence of Reported Shooting in Columbia03-Jun-2016

Columbia Police responded early this morning to a possible shooting on Qual Drive. 

ABC17 reports officers responded around 12:30 am to a call about a person driving around shooting a BB gun from a vehicle. 

Upon arrival, no evidence of the incident was found. 

Quail Drive is in the center of the neighborhood where CPD  are trying to reduce crime. Efforts include a community outreach programs, community events, and a substation to reduce response times.


Quincy Murder Arrest03-Jun-2016


The Quincy Police Department arrested a 31-year-old man yesterday [Thursday] on suspicion of first degree murder. 

Lieutenant Kathy Schisler reports officials executed an arrest warrant around 6:30 pm at a residence at 7th and Van Buren for Edwin Barnstead, of Quincy.

Barnstead is accused of being responsible for the death of 65-year-old Patrick Forbes, who died as the result of an assault last November. 

Barnstead was taken into custody without incident. His first court appearance is scheduled for today. 

QPD were assisted by the Adams County Sheriff's Department and the US Marshal's Great Lakes Violent Fugitive Task Force.

Sheriff's Report03-Jun-2016

Yesterday [Thursday], the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office arrested the following:
 
1.      Stephanie Alberternst, 23, of Wellsville, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of burglary, stealing, possession of controlled substances, property damage, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.      Douglas Druger, 38, of Mexico, for driving while revoked, displaying license plates of another, careless and imprudent driving, and failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance.

3.      Coty Powers age 24 of Columbia, on Audrain County warrants for stealing and failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.

4.      Cortez Johnson, 25, of Bowling Green, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked.

5.      Roger Jones, 64, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for aggravated stalking and violation of an order of protection.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Animal abuse along Oak Street in Rush Hill.
2.      Assault from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
3.      Theft along Audrain Road 845.
5.      911 call along Audrain Road 625.
6.      Careless driver along Highway 54.
7.      Suspicious activity along Highway 15.
8.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

ATV Safety02-Jun-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is advising Missourians to ride All Terrain Vehicles safely.

According to MSHP, in the past few years traffic crash data indicates more individuals are being injured or killed riding ATVs.  

The data reveals most crashes occur on Public roads, however, many occur on private property.  

Data involving private property accidents may not be as accurate, since they are often not reported unless there is a serious injury or fatality.

In 2014, 17 people were killed and 139 were injured on ATVs.  Many of those killed were under the age of 18.

MSHP warns riding around obstacles, up steep hills and at high speeds is dangerous.  Always wear a helmet, boots and other protective clothing.


Boone Boil Order02-Jun-2016

A boil order is in effect for some residents of Boone County. 

Consolidated Water announced today [Thursday] that customers living within Supply District #1 need to boil their water until the weekend. 

This affects customers along Cunningham and it's intersecting streets. 

The order is expected to be lifted by 4 pm Saturday.


Boone County Spraying for Mosquitos02-Jun-2016

The Columbia/Boone County Health Department will begin spraying for mosquitos on various trails tonight [Thursday] and tomorrow. 

The city says the spraying is most effective in overnight and early morning hours because the temperatures are lower and the mosquitoes are more active.

The spray is happening amid growing concern for the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquitos.

The World Health Organization recommends getting rid of any standing water in or around your yard, as the bugs use the water to lay eggs.


Callaway Job Fair Today02-Jun-2016

The Callaway Chamber of Commerce is hosting a job fair today [Thursday].

The Annual Business Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at William Woods University Sports Complex in Fulton.

It is free and open to the public.


Child Hit by Car in Jeff City02-Jun-2016

An 8-year-old juvenile was minorly hurt after being struck my a car yesterday evening [Wednesday] in Jefferson City. 

Gary Campbell, of JCPD, reports officers responded at 6:19 pm to the 100 block of Riverside Drive in reference to a pedestrian versus vehicle injury crash. 

46-year-old Karen Kremer, of Jefferson City, was driving a 2005 Nissan Sentra southbound on Riverside. A juvenile male pedestrian ran in front of the vehicle. The Nissan struck the boy on the driver's side front-end. 

The juvenile was transported to a local hospital.


Cole Fatal Accident02-Jun-2016

A vehicle accident in Cole County last night [Wednesday] resulted in a fatality. 

The Highway Patrol reports 74-year-old Richard Cole, of Salem, was driving a 2004 GMC Yukon eastbound on US 54. At 8:26 pm near Fall Hill Road, the vehicle swerved for an unknown reason and left the roadway, striking a rock bluff. 

Cole was pronounced dead-at-the-scene. Occupant 72-year-old June Cole suffered serious injuries and was transported to University Hospital by Staff-for-Life.


Developing a Bond: MU Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy02-Jun-2016


For the past year, David Hoffman, Wendy Flatt and Marcia Carlson Shannon have been preparing for the first-ever University of Missouri Animal Sciences Youth Leadership Academy.

The academy is focused on bringing in high school students to learn more about the livestock industry and network with industry leaders.

The academy, which includes 20 students from across the state, began Wednesday, June 1, with tours of local research centers. The students traveled to the Foremost Dairy Research Center to learn about the dairy industry, as well as the Bradford and South Farm Research Centers.

The academy will continue through Saturday. The group will make stops in St. Joseph and Kansas City as well.

On Saturday, the 20 students will be split into four groups and give presentations on issues facing livestock and livestock production. The group that gives the strongest presentation will receive scholarships to the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources.

More than 40 high school students applied for the academy. All are interested in the livestock industry in some way.

The academy is a partnership between MU Extension, CAFNR and the MU Division of Animal Science.

Fatal Boone Accident02-Jun-2016

Identities have been released in the fatal vehicle accident in Boone County yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon. 

Officer Latisha Stroer, of CPD, reports the accident happened around 12:41 pm on I-70 mile marker 130. 

A 1968 Dodge Dart was traveling eastbound on I-70 near a 2004 Kenworth Semi Truck, 1998 Ford E350, and 2016 Freightliner. Traffic on I-70 slowed for an unknown reason. 

The Dodge crashed into the rear of the Ford, causing it to be rear-ended by the Kenworth, and was pushed into the Freighliner. The Dodge left the roadway and crashed into the ditch, rolling, and partially ejected the driver, 60-year-old Robert Johnston, of Illinois. 

Johnston as pronounced deceased on-scene. His passenger, 60-year-old Mary Johnston, suffered non-life threatening injuries. No one else was injured in the accident.


Fulton Man Charged02-Jun-2016

A Fulton man faces multiple charges after a burglary investigation by Callaway County authorities. 

KOMU reports the Callaway Prosecuting Attorney has charged Nathan Pritchett with burglary, tampering and stealing. 

Pritchett was arrested Tuesday morning at a residence near Calwood.

At the time of his arrest, Pritchett was additionally wanted in both Callaway County and Jefferson City for failing to appear in court.

He is being in the Callaway County Jail on $11,000 bond. 

The investigation is ongoing.


ID Released in Morgan County Standoff02-Jun-2016

Formal charges have been filed against a Gravois Mills man who was arrested following a 4-hour standoff overnight Tuesday in Morgan County. 

Sheriff Jim Petty reports officers responded to a domestic disturbance shortly before midnight Tuesday to the Zwanzig Mobile Home Park. Upon arrival, the suspect began shooting at deputies, striking several squad cars. 

Deputies returned fire but did not hit the suspect. After about 4 hours, tear gas was deployed inside the trailer and the suspect arrested. 

The subject was identified as David Vernon and is a member of the Aryan Brotherhood, a white supremacy croup that is anti-minority and anti-law-enforcement. 

He faces 11 charges including three counts each of assault and armed criminal action. 

Vernon is being held in isolation due to his association with the Brotherhood.

No one was injured in the incident.


In Sports02-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday [Wednesday], 3 - 1, avoiding a sweep. The Brewers scratched out two runs in the first off Jaime Garcia, who allowed  five hits, three walks and two runs before departing after five innings. Brandon Moss scored a pinch-hit solo homer before three subsequent outs for the Cards. Kolton Wong struck out twice in the loss.



The Kansas City Royals defeated the Tampa Bay Rays last night [Wednesday], 6 - 3. Danny Duffy pitched six effective innings and rookie Whit Merrifield had two hits and scored a run in the 6 - 0 homestand. The last time the Royals did this well was 1988 when they went 7 - 0. Lorenzo Cain went 3 for 4 with an RBI, scoring 2 runs. Kendrys Morales had two hits and drove in a run. Royals relievers Joakim Soria, Kelvin Herrera and Wade Davis held the Rays scoreless over the final three innings.

Jefferson City Fire Investigation02-Jun-2016

The State Fire Marshall is investigating a fire that occurred in Cole County yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon. 

KRCG reports the blaze occurred in the 1400 block of Starlite Drive west of Jefferson City just before 1:00 p.m.

Neighbors reported seeing smoke coming from a house. Upon Cole County firefighter arrival, the doors to the house were blocked up. Crews had to remove the doors before making entry. No one was inside at the time of the fire. 

It is believed the blaze started in the front of the home. 

The State Fire Marshall has been called in to assist in the investigation.


Minor Jeff City Accident02-Jun-2016

One person was hurt after a two-vehicle crash in the Missouri Capitol yesterday [Wednesday]. 

David Williams, of JCPD, reports the accident happened at the intersection of Missouri and Michigan around 5:30 pm. A 1998 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 17-year-old Annie Roberts, of Jefferson City, was traveling on Michigan. She attempted to turn left onto Missouri when the vehicle was struck by a 1997 GMC Sierra, driven by Therron Sloan, 49, of Jefferson City. 

Sloan was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.


MO General Revenue Report02-Jun-2016

Acting State Budget Director Dan Haug announced today [Thursday] that 2016 fiscal year-to-date net general revenue collections has increased 3.4 %. 

Last year general revenue was $7.87 billion, and this year it is $8.14 billion.

Net general revenue collections for May 2016 increased by 12.0 % compared to those for May 2015, from $649.6 million to $727.7 million.


Moberly Drug Arrest02-Jun-2016


The identity has been released of the suspect arrested in Randolph County following an investigation by multiple law enforcement agencies.
Sergeant Bowne reports the Moberly Police Department, Randolph County Sheriff's Office, and North Missouri Drug Task Force executed a search warrant on County Road 2605 on Tuesday. Methamphetamine and distribution items were found in the residence. 

A vehicle was seen leaving the area and later a traffic stop was conducted.

39-year-old Andrew Ross was arrested.

He was charged yesterday [Wednesday] with distribution of a controlled substance, two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance and two other charges.

Pike Court Hearing Continued02-Jun-2016

A court hearing has been continued for a Pike County man facing multiple felonies. 

46-year-old Frederick Hill, III, of Bowling Green, is charged with domestic assault, arson and tampering with a motor vehicle.

He is accused of striking a woman, setting fire to a camper, and damaging a nearby vehicle at a residence along Highway Y in April. 

Hill's next court appearance has been scheduled for June 8th.


Sheriff's Report02-Jun-2016

On Tuesday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested the following:

1.      Brandon Sparks, 23, of Mexico, on a Boone County warrant for violation of a court order for driving without a valid license.

2.      Roger Jones, 64, for violation of an order of protection.

3.      Lonnie Simpson, 44, of Oklahoma, on an Audrain County warrant for sexual exploitation of a minor, possession of child pornography, and attempted enticement of a child.

4.      Christopher Britton, 22, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for driving without a valid license.

5.      Stacy Pottebaum, 30, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for possession of drug paraphernalia.

6.      Cory Craft, 24, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Careless driver along Teal Lake Road.
2.      Theft along Highway U.
3.      Fraud along Audrain Road 564.
4.      Suspicious activity along Highway JJ.
 
Yesterday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Jeffrey Lage Jr., 35, of Mexico, for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia; and, an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of violation of an order of protection.

2.      Jordan Timbrook, 23, of Centralia, on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault, armed criminal action, tampering with a witness.

3.      Justin Lofaro, 37, of Mexico, for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

4.      John Lavender, 33, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to register a motor vehicle with the Director of Revenue.

5.      Jamie Haley, 24, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Harassment along Audrain Road 355.
2.      Theft along Audrain Road 834.
3.      911 call along Audrain Road 681.
4.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway 15.
5.      Loose livestock along Market Drive in Vandiver Village.
6.      Alarm call along Highway 151.
7.      Animal abuse along Carroll Street in Benton City.
8.      Peace Disturbance along Highway 15.

Third MU Dean Resigning02-Jun-2016

Another University of Missouri dean at the Columbia campus is stepping down.

The school's provost said in an email to staff that College of Arts and Science Dean Michael O'Brien is resigning.

O'Brien is joining Texas A&M San Antonio as provost and vice president for academic affairs. He starts July 15.

He's the third dean in roughly the past week to announce plans to resign.

Law School Dean Gary Myers announced he will step down in August. Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Dean Thomas Payne said he's considered retiring for years and will step down in December for family reasons. He's been dean since 1999.


Callaway Accident01-Jun-2016

Two people suffered minor injuries after a two-vehicle crash in Callaway County yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon. 

The Highway Patrol reports 58-year-old Charlie Thomas, of Jefferson City, was driving a 1996 Ford F150 eastbound on Route AA. Around 4:35 pm just east of Highway 54 outer road, the vehicle stopped in the eastbound lane. A 2004 Chrysler Town & Country, driven by 29-year-old Arron Davis, of Holts Summit, crested a hill and struck the rear of the Ford. 

Thomas and Davis both suffered minor injuries. Thomas was transported to Capital Region Hospital by ambulance and Davis was taken to St. Mary's Hospital.


Centralia Compassion Experience01-Jun-2016

The Centralia Compassion Experience begins today during the city's annual Anchor Fest. 

The Compassion Experience features an interactive gallery through the true stories of children living in developing countries like Phillipines, Kenya, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic. 

The event is free and runs through Sunday. It is located at 101 S. Collier street. Tonight's [Wednesday] display takes place 6 pm - 8:40 pm.


Columbia Stabbing Investigation01-Jun-2016

Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed in Columbia early yesterday [Tuesday] morning.

ABC17 reports officers were called to the scene on Forest Avenue just after 2:00 a.m. They discovered a 26-year-old woman with a stab wound there.

Investigators believe the victim went to a home and got in a fight with the woman who lives there. There was also a man at the home that has a child with each woman.

There have been no arrests so far. The victim is expected to make a full recovery.


Credit Card Skimmer Found at Tiger Stop01-Jun-2016

A credit card skimmer has been found at a gas station in Columbia. 

ABC17 reports Columbia Police are investigating the skimmer discovered at the Tiger Stop on Clark Lane. 

Credit card skimmers are illegal devices used to copy account information from the magnetic strip on the back of credit cards. 

Employees check the pumps twice a day for skimmers, so the one found was probably on the pump less than 24 hours. 

There are no suspects at this time.


Fundraising Continues for Herman WWII Monument01-Jun-2016

Efforts to build a new World War II Memorial in Hermann continue this summer. 

The Hermann Advertiser reports the monument will replace the previous monument at 2nd Street in front of the 1906 Firehouse and City Hall. 

The project began in September by the Hermann War Mothers after the original monument had degraded due to weather conditions and time. It was dismantled earlier this year. Fundraising continues on the new monument.

 After the monument has been built, supporters will sell bricks to family members of military veterans and active military personnel.

Those who wish to donate to this project may contact Hermann City Hall.


Holts Summit Gets New Administrator01-Jun-2016

Holts Summit in Callaway County has chosen a new City Administrator. 

ABC17 reports Bruce "Rick" Hess will fill the position left open from February when former administrator Brian Crane resigned. Crane has accepted a new position with the City of Moberly.

Hess has been Battlefield, Missouri's City Administrator for the past 8 years. Prior to that, he served in the Transportation Security Administration for the Iowa Regional Airport. He also served in the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Iowa National Guard. 

Hess will start his new position on July 5th.


In Sports01-Jun-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday [Tuesday], 10 - 3. Matt Carpenter tied his season high with four hits for the second straight game, scored four times, and drove in two runs. Carpenter has been rolling since his wife, Mackenzie, gave birth to their first child, a daughter named Kinley Rae, last Wednesday. Jedd Gyorko hit a three-run homer, and Mike Leake allowed five hits, walked one, and struck out four over six innings for his fourth win in the last five starts. 


The Kansas City Royals took down the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday [Tuesday], 10 - 5. Mike Moustakas, Alex Gordon and Salvador Perez are still sidelined with injuries, but Royals' offense had no problem. Lorenzo Cain homered and drove in four runs, Kendrys Morales homered -- a two-run shot in the sixth -- and drove in three runs for the Royals while Eric Hosmer had three hits and drove in two runs. Kansas City had a season-high 18 hits, while the 10 runs matched a season high.

The first round of votes are in and Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez is the front runner for the American League in fan balloting for the 2016 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He has over 1 million votes thus far. The All-Star Game Ballot will be available until the voting period ends on June 30th.

Jefferson City Pool Renovated, Open01-Jun-2016

The Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool in Jefferson City is open for the summer after numerous renovations. 

KRCG reports the pool received around $800,000 in upgrades since it closed last season.

New features include a zero depth entry, a new diving board and slide, and a climbing wall. 

This is the first renovation the pool has received since the 1970's.


Jefferson City Sex Offender on House Arrest01-Jun-2016

A 41-year-old sex offender accused of approaching children in Jefferson City is now on house arrest. 

KRCG reports Daniel Gessman has been charged twice in the last two months for violating state sex offender rules. Gessman allegedly approached children at parks and schools and was arrested in March and again in May. 

He was released most recently on the condition he would wear a GPS tracking device.


Man Arrested for Exposing Self to Children01-Jun-2016

The Columbia Police Department arrested a man yesterday [Thursday] on suspicion of exposing himself to underage females at a local restaurant. 

ABC17 reports Paul Gieseke was arrested at the Taco Bell on Business Loop 70. 

Apparently, a witness was at the restaurant with their 12-year-old daughter and daughter's friend when Gieseke walked in. Gieseke then took off his shirt and dropped his pants.

Officers later found Gieseke nearby and arrested him on suspicion of sexual misconduct.


Man Arrested for Misconduct with Minor01-Jun-2016


The Boone County Sheriff's Department Cyber Crimes Task Force arrested  40 year old Boone county man, Jeremy David Rogers, today for attempted sexual exploitation of a minor and attempted sexual misconduct involving a child under 13 years old. [Tuesday]

The investigation has been ongoing since April when the suspect started conversing with an adult Boone County female, who was actually an undercover agent.  Rogers believed the woman to have a 13 year old daughter.  Rogers requested to speak to the child through electronic means.  

While communicating with the decoy child, Rogers allegedly asked for nude images, then sent nude pictures to the decoy.

Rogers is being held at the Boone county Jail.

Morgan County Standoff Ends in Arrest01-Jun-2016

One subject is in custody after a 4-hour standoff in Morgan County last night [Tuesday]. 

Here's Morgan County Sheriff Jim Petty with more:

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Sheriff Petty says no deputies were injured in the incident, though two vehicles were struck by gunfire. Highway 5 was also shut down during the incident.

MWBC Ribbon Cutting01-Jun-2016

The grand opening of the Missouri Women's Business Center is happening today [Wednesday] in Columbia. 

The Women's Business Center was brought about by Central Missouri Community Action and is located at 800 N. Providence. 

The Business Center offers support to women starting their own business or expanding an existing one. It is the second one to open in the state, and includes an office in Fulton.


Randolph Moderate Accident01-Jun-2016

Two people were injured  in a Randolph County accident this morning. [Wednesday]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the crash occurred on southbound highway 63, 1.4 miles north of Clark.

A 2006 Chevrolet 1500, driven by 58 year old Gloria Ebert, of Clark, turned west onto county road 2675 from northbound 63, into the path of the 2013 Honda Odyssey, driven by 79 year old George Bayne, of Moberly.

Bayne suffered moderate injuries in the accident and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.

Ebert received minor injuries, and was taken to Moberly Regional Hospital.


Serrano-Vitorino Pleads Not Guilty01-Jun-2016


The Mexico nationalist accused of going on a 5-murder rampage in March entered a plea in Montgomery County this morning. 

With more, here's KXEO/KWWR's Aimee Higgins:

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Serrano-Vitorino is also accused of killing 4 people in Kansas City, Kansas, before killing Nordman during the manhunt that led to his capture. 

Prosecuting Attorney Nathan Carroz has stated he plans to seek the death penalty.

Sheriff's Report01-Jun-2016

On Sunday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested

43-year-old Shawarner Davis, of Jefferson City, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of stealing.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Theft along Fifth Street in Rush Hill.
2.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Roads 834 and 351.
3.      Peace disturbance along Audrain Road 929.
4.      Road hazard along Highway FF.
 
On Monday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Kevin Payne, 50. of Mexico. on an Audrain County warrant for fraudulent use of a credit/debit device.

2.      Robert Goins, II, 42, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for aggravated stalking and violation of an order of protection.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Roads 585 and 355.
2.      Theft along Highway JJ.
3.      Alarm call along Audrain Road 9826.
4.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 9907, 826, and 308.
5.      Trespass along Audrain Road 9308.

Southern Boone Schools Growing01-Jun-2016

The Southern Boone School District is seeing rapid growth for the upcoming academic year. 

KOMU reports the school typically has 130 kindergarten students by August and are already at 140. The district has hired a new teacher and has converted the music room into a classroom. 

Administration plans to add a new music room for next year. It will be funded by a bond issue passed in April.


Three Hurt in Jeff City Crash01-Jun-2016

Three Jefferson City residents were minorly hurt after a two-vehicle accident in the Missouri Capital last night [Tuesday]. 

JCPD reports 20-year-old James Bonner, III, was driving a 2016 Nissan Sentra eastbound on High Street around 10 pm. He turned left onto Ash Street and was struck on the passenger side by a vehicle driven by 55-year-old Diedra Essex. 

Bonner, Essex, and passenger Territa Essex, 27, were all injured. No one was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.


Vandalia Inmate Sues01-Jun-2016

A former inmate at the Vandalia Women's prison has reached a settelment against Jackson county employees for cruel and unusual punishment while she was pregnant.

The Kansas City Star reports Megon Riedel was shackled and driven for more than 3 hours from the Jackson County Detention Center to the Vandalia State Prison on the day she gave birth.

Upon arrival in Vandalia, she was examined by a doctor and sent to a nearby hospital.

The American Civil Liberties Union helped Reidel file the federal suit.  The settlement includes 50 thousand dollars in damages and written policies regarding the use of restraints for pregnant inmates.


WWU Students Offered Jump-Start Program01-Jun-2016


Incoming freshman will get a jump-start on college with William Woods University’s college preparation program, Freshman Advantage, June 13-July 1. Freshman Advantage has offered students the opportunity to get adjusted to college during a three-week, on-campus program for the last 12 years.

Area MO River Flooding31-May-2016

The Missouri River is in a moderate flood stage in areas of Chariton and Howard Counties, and will get very close to major flood stage by midweek.

ABC17 reports the latest measurement puts the water at just under 32 feet in Glasgow. At its current level, the river could cause flooding of rural areas, including roads and homes. Once the river hits 32 feet, highways and gravel roads near the city start to flood, as does the city park.

The river is expected to crest sometime tomorrow [Wednesday], though rain in this week's forecast may affect that prediction.

The Missouri River is also at a moderate flood level in Jefferson City, though the water isn't high enough to have a significant impact at this point. Boonville is also at a minor flood level at present.


Barges Coming Back to Missouri River31-May-2016

Barge traffic is making a slow but steady comeback on the Missouri River, although proponents acknowledge the industry is still swimming upstream against a perception that the river is not reliable enough to be a profitable transportation corridor.

Some private barge and tow companies never stopped using the river. But public ports along the 760-mile span from Sioux City, Iowa, to St. Louis virtually disappeared by the early 2000s due to a combination of drought, recession and political infighting.

Improved conditions allowed Port KC to reopen the first public port on the Missouri River since 2007 and a public port about an hour north in St. Joseph is undergoing renovations.

Proponents of the ports say barge shipping is cheaper, more environmentally friendly and eases stress on the nation's highways and rail transportation systems.


Callaway Arrest31-May-2016

A St. Louis resident was arrested in Callaway County yesterday [Monday] afternoon on an outstanding warrant. 

According to the MSHP website, 33-year-old Brandi Isringhausen was taken into custody around 1:48 pm. She has an outstanding felony warrant from St. Louis for a probation violation. 

Isringhausen was taken to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond.


Callaway Fire Investigation31-May-2016

The Callaway County Sheriff's Department is working with the state fire marshal to determine if foul play was involved in a mobile home fire west of Fulton. 

ABC17 reports the fire occurred overnight Sunday off County Road 305 Near Highway H. 

The trailer is a rental home. No one was currently living there, but new tenants were preparing to move in shortly. The property owner lives nearby and has been contacted about the damage.

The home is considered a total loss. Cause of fire has not yet been determined, and the fire marshal's office is expected to visit the site sometime over the next few days.


Camden Man Arrested for Pointing Gun at Deputies31-May-2016

A 61-year-old man was tased after refusing to lower a weapon pointed at deputies in Camden County. 

The Camden County Sheriff's Office reported today [Tuesday] deputies were responding to a residence in the 400 block of Roofener Road for a stealing investigation. Upon arrival, they observed a green laser light in the surrounding wooded area. 

Deputies discovered the laser was from a rifle being held by Ronald Burkhart, of Macks Creek. Burkart advanced on the deputies, demanding to know why they were at his friends' house. They asked him to lower his weapon and he did not comply. Deputies were able to deploy a taser and arrest Burkhart without any injury. 

Burkhart faces  two counts each of assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action and one count of unlawful use of a firearm.


Columbia Traffic from Smoke31-May-2016

Traffic on I-70 through Columbia was slowed more than usual yesterday afternoon [Monday] due to smoke from a tractor trailer. 

ABC17 reports a semi-truck on I-70 west was emitting smoke due to an emission system malfunction. MSHP says the vehicle was never on fire, but there was extensive smoke and the vehicle had stopped partially in the right, westbound lane. 

No lanes were closed and the scene was cleared in an hour.


Cuba Accepts Rice from US31-May-2016

Cuba has formally accepted a 20-ton shipment of rice processed in southeast Missouri. 

According to a press release from Governor Jay Nixon, U.S. rice has not been sold in Cuba since 2008.

The rice was delivered by the Martin Rice Company of Bernie and arrived at the Port of Mariel last week. Nixon attended an entrepreneurial forum to commemorate the shipment with the company owners. 

This is one result of Nixon's efforts to create global opportunities for Missouri businesses.


Flooding Happening in Listening Area31-May-2016

Recent heavy rain in the listening area will see cresting of the Missouri River in some areas. 

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service reports flooding is expected to occur in Jefferson City and Hermann:

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The Missouri River crested in Booneville yesterday [Monday] evening at 27 1/2 feet. Minor flooding there is expected to last through Thursday morning.

In Sports31-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday [Monday], 6 - 0. The Cards had a 3 - 0 lead in the third. Matt Carpenter scored 4 hits and Matt Holliday went 3 for 4 with three RBI. Carlos Martinez struck out 8, allowing 5 hits and walked one. 




The Kansas City Royals beat the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday [Monday], 6 - 2. Eric Hosmer hit a three-run homer after Lorenzo Cain drove in the go-ahead run in a four-run eighth inning. Royals starter Ian Kennedy walked a season-high five, including bases loaded in the fifth, but limited the Rays to three singles and one unearned run over six innings. 


The MU track team qualified 14 athletes this weekend in multiple events for NCAA Championships, 7 Tigers and 7 Lady Tigers. Championships will take place June 8th - 11th in Eugene, Oregon.

Columbia Parks & Recreation have finished renovations at the Lake of the Woods Golf Course. The golf clubhouse was built in 1995 and has seen minimal work since that time. The course has also added 28 new golf carts. The project cost the city about $90,000.

JCFD Response Time Not Slowed by Traffic31-May-2016

Construction on the Missouri River bridge in Jefferson City, combined with a higher number of drivers on Memorial Day, caused  traffic to move very slowly through the Missouri capital this weekend.

ABC17 reports traffic on the MIssouri River bridge at times can cause a delay in emergency response time. The Jefferson City Fire Department reported over the holiday weekend, response time was normal. 

JCFD has a relationship with area fire departments, including Holts Summit, to assist in case of traffic delays.

The Fire Department also reminds drivers, if they see an emergency vehicle, to always pull over when it's safe to do so.


Lake Ozark Sea Doo Accident31-May-2016

A 55-year-old woman was moderately hurt after a water vehicle accident in Miller County over the weekend. 

The Highway Patrol reports 25-year-old Joshua Torres, of Blue Springs, was driving a 2014 Seadoo PWC southbound in Jack Branch Cove on the Lake of the Ozarks. At the 3.3 mile marker, the vessel struck a wave, causing occupant Deborah Asberry, of Nevada, to go airborn. Asberry landed back on the vessel, causing injury. 

Asberry was transported by ambulance to Lake Regional Hospital.


Moberly Vehicle Incident31-May-2016

One person was seriously injured after an incident involving a vehicle in Randolph County yesterday [Monday] afternoon. 

Sergeant C. Robinson, of the Moberly Police Department, reports officers responded around 4:22 pm to the area of Russhaven and McKinsey in reference to a person who fell from a moving vehicle. 

Investigation determined a male subject had jumped onto the trunk of a car and then fell off after the driver stopped. The vehicle backed up and ran over the subject's foot. 

The subject was taken to a local hospital in serious condition. The incident does not appear to be intentional at this time. No identities have been released.


Moderate Lincoln Accident31-May-2016

An Elsberry man was moderately hurt after a single-vehicle crash yesterday [Monday] afternoon in Lincoln county. 

The Highway Patrol reports 46-year-old Troy Cutright was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Silverado northbound on US-61. Around 1:15 pm just north of Cuivre Ford Road, the vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and struck a concrete culvert. 

Cutright was transported by ambulance to SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital.


Montgomery Arrest31-May-2016

A 51-year-old woman was arrested in Montgomery County last night [Monday] on multiple charges. 

The Highway Patrol reports Martina Runge, of the state of Illinois, was taken into custody around 9 pm. She is charged with driving while intoxicated and exceeding the posted speed limit. 

Runge was taken to the Montgomery County jail awaiting bond.


Pork Recall31-May-2016

Burger’s Ozark County Cured, a California, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 150 pounds of pulled pork products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The seasoned pulled pork items were produced and packaged on January 26, 2016. The product has the correct label on the front, but an incorrect label for a beef brisket product on the back.

1-lb. microwaveable tray packages containing “Burger’s Smokehouse Signature Sauce Seasoned Pulled Pork with Barbeque Sauce.”
The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 1161” inside the USDA mark of inspection and contain case code P816W with a use by/freeze by date of August 13, 2016. These items were shipped to retail locations in Missouri. The problem was discovered through a customer who called the company’s service line. There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. Consumers and media with questions about the recall can contact Austin Mouse, Director of Quality Assurance, at (573)-796-3134 ext. 344.


Second Bridge Slide in Columbia31-May-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation announced today [Tuesday] the new bridge at I-70 and Rangeline will be slid into place this Saturday. 

To prepare, closures will take place at 6 pm Friday at Rangeline and I-70 in addition to the I-70 eastbound on-ramp at Providence. 

Workers will begin sliding the bridge into place at Saturday morning at 7 am. All work is weather-permitting.


Sheriff's Report31-May-2016

Last Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Darrell Branson, 61, of Boonville, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of assault.
  
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Identity theft from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
2.      911 call along Audrain Road 971.
3.      Loose livestock along Highway ZZ.
4.      Fraud along Audrain Road 638.
5.      Alarm call along Highway 22.
6.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 553.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office investigated:

1.      Violation of an order of protection along Audrain Road 918.
2.      Trespass along East Jackson Street in Martinsburg.
3.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 541 and 208.
4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 306.

Audrain Arrest30-May-2016

A Martinsburg man was arrested early yesterday [Sunday] for felony driving while intoxicated. 

The Highway Patrol reports 57-year-old Theodore Wieberg was taken into custody around 12:12 am on a DWI charge. He was transported to the Audrain County Jail awaiting bond.


Boone Commissioner Hurt in Accident30-May-2016

The Boone County Presiding Commissioner was moderately hurt after a single-vehicle crash in Callaway County over the weekend. 

The Highway Patrol reports 69-year-old Daniel Atwill, of Columbia, was driving a 2008 BMW M3 westbound on I-70 on Saturday. At mile marker 159 around 3:25 pm, Atwill was traveling in the left lane and an unknown vehicle attempted to merge. The BMW traveled off the left side of the roadway and into the median barrier. 

Atwill was transported to Boone Hospital by ambulance.


Callaway County Arrest30-May-2016

A 22-year-old man was taken into custody yesterday [Sunday] afternoon on two charges. 

The Highway Patrol reports Kevin O'Leary, of the state of Florida, was taken into custody in Callaway County around 4:15 pm. He is charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

O'Leary was released on a summons.


Centralia Avenue of Flags30-May-2016

A Memorial Day display in Centralia is celebrating its 12th year. 

The 'Avenue of Flags' is located at Centralia Cemetary, and features 422 flags being flown in honor of veterans. 

There are 28 flags dedicated to veterans killed in action. Each flag has a nameplate honoring a deceased or current veteran. 

There will be a Memorial Day service at Centralia Cemetery at 6:30 p.m. today [Monday].

The flags will continue to be flown until June 6th, but will also be put up again for Independence Day and Veterans Day.


Columbia Sunday Night Power Outage30-May-2016

Over 600 people in south Columbia experienced power outages last night [Sunday]. 

KOMU reports the outage happened around 11 pm. 

The Columbia Police Department directed traffic on the intersection of Providence and Nifong.  A power lineman from Columbia Water and Light confirmed that the outage was due to a bad intermediate arrester in front of Rock Bridge High School.

The power was restored by 11:15 pm.


Fulton Man Arrested30-May-2016

A Fulton man was arrested yesterday [Sunday] by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on an outstanding warrant in Callaway County. 

According to the MSHP website, 27-year-old Justin Ewing was taken into custody around 11:05 pm. He has a felony probation and parole warrant for being a parole absconder. 

Ewing was taken to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond.


Fulton Memorial Day30-May-2016

Callaway County officials are celebrating the military service of county residents.

The Fulton Sun reports citizens are invited to view multiple American Flags that have been put up around the Callaway County courthouse. 

Inside the courthouse, visitors can see plaques commemorating military service by Callaway residents in each of the major U.S. wars since the Civil war. 

Callaway officials recently added plaques carved by a local veteran commemorating each individual branch of the military. 

Callaway County has a long history of military service, and was recognized as a Purple Heart County in September. Fulton is also recognized as a Purple Heart city as well.


MO State of Emergency30-May-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency after several days of severe rain in the state. 

The declaration was issued in anticipation of flooding throughout Missouri. 

Areas along the Missouri River and its tributaries are of particular concern because more rain could cause some levies to overtop. 

Nixon has opened the State Emergency Operations Center and  officials are monitoring upcoming weather systems. The Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan has also been activated, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions to provide emergency relief.


Moniteau County Death Investigation30-May-2016

The Tipton Police Department are conducting a death investigation from an incident that occurred Saturday night. 

Sergeant Scott White, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, reports around 1:20 pm, officers responded to 420 Railroad Avenue in Tipton in reference to a person suffering a gunshot wound. It was found 19-year-old Robert Ashbaugh was deceased. 

Investigation revealed the victim was shot by an acquaintance during horseplay involving a firearm. An autopsy is scheduled for Ashbough at the University of Missouri Hospital this week. 

No one else was injured and no arrests have been made.

MSHP Division of Drug & Crime Control is continuing the investigation.


Sex Offender Released from Jail30-May-2016

A registered sex offender is out of jail again after being arrested for being too close to a Jefferson City park.

Multiple media outlets report JCPD arrested 41-year-old Daniel Gessman after a resident caught him on video loitering near McKay Park.

On May 10, prosecutors charged Gessman with being a sex offender within 500 feet of a park with a playground or pool. He was charged in April with a similar crime.

Gessman has a preliminary hearing scheduled for June 13.


Boating Crash, Safety Warning27-May-2016

The Highway Patrol reminds citizens of boating safety this holiday weekend after a 47-year-old man was seriously hurt in an accident last night [Thursday] in Camden County. 

According to the MSHP website, Timothy Dietiker, of Iowa, was driving a 2015 JC Sporttoon westbound on the Lake of the Ozarks. At the 13.5 mile marker in the main channel, Dietiker failed to navigate around a land mass in the water and collided with an island. 

Dietiker was transported by Lake Ozark Fire to Lake Regional Hospital.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding Missourians to stay safe during the long weekend. Some consider Memorial Day weekend an “unofficial” start to the boating season.

Sergeant Scott White, with the MSHP, discusses the importance of life jackets:

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Additionally, the highway patrol advises to never operate or ride with an impaired boat operator.

Callaway Arrest27-May-2016

A North Carolina man was arrested in Callaway County yesterday [Thursday] on multiple charges. 

The Highway Patrol reports 44-year-old Jay Wilson was taken into custody around 11:10 am. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Wilson was transported to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond.


Columbia Drug/Firearm Arrest27-May-2016


A 28-year-old man was arrested in Columbia last night [Thursday] following a traffic stop. 

Sgt. Kenneth Boyce, of the Boone County Sheriff's Office, reports deputies conducted a stop in the area of Paris and College in Columbia around 9 pm. 

The driver, Elias Lucas, of Columbia, had an active arrest warrant. A search of the vehicle found numerous illegal narcotics along with two firearms. 

Lucas faces charges of distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful use of a weapon, domestic assault, and two others.

Family Resources Celebrating 40 Years27-May-2016

Boone County Family Resources is celebrating 40 years of service to people with developmental disabilities. 

ABC17 reports the organization serves more than 1,600 people in the area. Family Resources assists individuals and their family members to reach goals and live a successful life. 

They also provide coordination with other agencies in the area to better assist individuals.


In Sports27-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Washington Nationals yesterday [Thursday], 2 - 1. Aledmys Diaz homered for St. Louis. The Cards were without their top run producer, Matt Carpenter, who was placed on the paternity list earlier in the day [Thursday]. 




The Kansas City Royal's game against the Chicago White Sox was delayed yesterday due to rain. They are set to play tonight [Friday] in Kansas City.

The Royals are also looking to fill the gap of possibly losing Mike Moustakas for the remainder of the season due to a knee injury. Moustakas has a torn right anterior ligament, which he injured Sunday in a collision with teammate Alex Gordon. An MRI detected the tear. Gordon is out a month with a broken right write. The Royals will likely be looking to acquire help via a trade.

JCPD Warns of Vehicle Break-Ins27-May-2016


The Jefferson City Police Department warns residents of a dozen car break-ins in the last two weeks. 

ABC17 reports this is the third advisory in the past three months. All vehicles affected were left unlocked, and in some cases thieves stole garage door openers and then stole items from the garages. The thieves did not break into any homes. 

The most recent incidents have happened on the west side of the city, with some on Country Ridge and Bannister. 

JCPD advises residents to lock their vehicles and consider having outdoor lighting.

Man Charged in Death of Mexico Man, Columbia Man27-May-2016


A suspect was charged yesterday [Thursday] in the shooting deaths of two men last September just outside Columbia. 

The Boone County Prosecuting Attorney has issued a warrant charging 25-year-old Darious Lucas, of Columbia, with two counts each of First Degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action. The victims were James Richardson, 42, of Columbia, and Kenneth Long, 42, of Mexico. 

Lucas is currently incarcerated at the Moberly Correctional Center serving a sentence for Distribution, Delivery or Manufacturing of a Controlled Substance.

A road crew working on East Mexico Gravel Road last September discovered the body of Richardson in the driveway of the abandoned  El Ray Trailer Park. 

A K9 unit later located the body of Long west of Richardson.

Memorial Day Gas Prices27-May-2016

While gasoline prices have risen lately, they are the lowest for Memorial Day weekend in more than a decade.

The national average for a gallon of unleaded was $2.26 yesterday [Thursday], down more than 40 cents compared with the holiday weekend in 2015. The last time prices were lower was in 2005.

Triple A says more than 38 million Americans are expected to travel during the holiday period, which lasts through Monday.


Moberly Arrests27-May-2016

The Moberly Police Department arrested two subjects early this morning [Friday], one of them on five outstanding arrest warrants. 

Sergeant C. Robinson reports officers conducted a traffic stop in the 1600 block of S. Morley around 4:04 am. 

It was discovered the driver, 27-year-old Charles Gibson, of Moberly, had 5 Randolph County warrants. Gibson failed to appear in court on original charges of hindering prosecution and driving without a valid license, amongst other charges.

Also arrested was passenger 25-year-old Amanda President on 2 Macon County warrants for possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.

Both subjects were transported to the Randolph County Jail for confinement.


Osage County Sheriff Finally Resigns27-May-2016

Osage County Sheriff Michael Dixon has handed in his resignation. 

The Osage County Clerk's office confirmed Dixon resigned yesterday afternoon [Thursday]. 

This comes after months of the Osage County Commission attempting to meet with Dixon to ask him to resign. Dixon never attended the commission's regularly scheduled meetings.

Dixon pled not-guilty to a felony charge in Boone County after witnesses saw him point a gun at another man at a tavern in March.

He was already on probation after he pled guilty to a harassment charge in 2013 for an incident involving a female Belle police officer.


Salute To Veterans Show27-May-2016

The Salute to Veterans Airshow is being held this weekend in Columbia. 

The event is taking place tomorrow [Saturday] and Sunday at the Columbia Regional Airport. There will be shuttle pick-up and drop-off available for person attending at the Fifth & Walnut Parking Garage. 

Gates open at 9 am for the show.


Sheriff's Report27-May-2016

Yesterday [Thursday], the Audrain County Sheriff's Office investigated the following:

1.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway 54.
2.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
3.      Road hazard along Highway W.
4.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
5.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 524.

Van-Far Budget Cuts27-May-2016

The Van-Far R-I School Board outlines budget cuts at their last meeting. 

The Vandalia Leader reports the current budget shows revenues at $6.6 million, with expenses totaling about $7.6 million. 

To reduce costs, the Success For All reading program staff position is not being filled, as well as a regular elementary position. 

Board members reported citizen concerns pertaining to an incomplete elementary school bathroom, and the condition of the school parking lots. 

The elementary position eliminated would have cost the school about $42,000.


Weather Today27-May-2016

Storms moved through the Mid-Missouri area yesterday morning and last night [Thursday]. 

Ben Miller, meteorologist with the National Weather Service, says there was very little damage reported:

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Miller reports today's rain will not be heavy until possibly tonight:

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Miller does advise that tributaries coming off the Missouri River could be higher today, but the River itself is not expected to flood for a couple days. There are no flood warnings at this time.

Woman Threatens Police27-May-2016

A mental exam is being sought for a Louisiana woman accused of threatening to kill the city’s police chief and another officer.

Thirty-eight-year-old Kathryn Buesse is charged with felony assault and unlawful use of a weapon. 

In a probable cause statement, Officer Jason Maskey said he and Police Chief April Epperson tried to serve Buesse with an arrest warrant for allegedly failing to appear in court. Maskey said the suspect became angry, got an eight-and-a-half-inch knife from the kitchen and came at the officers with the weapon.

Maskey said he and the chief feared for their lives and alleges Buesse yelled “shoot me” when he drew his gun. According to the report, a man who was at the house grabbed the knife from the suspect, who barricaded herself in a bathroom. Authorities said they used pepper spray to force her out.

A court hearing has not yet been set.


WWU Student Receives Theatre Award27-May-2016


Melissa D. Williams has received the William Woods University theatre award for Most Contribution to the Theatre Department during the theatre’s annual achievement night May 2.

This award is the highest honor the theatre department can bestow upon a student, actor, technician, designer or manager. The winner must demonstrate exceptional and inspirational talent, leadership, loyalty, dedication, positive presence and constancy of purpose.

Callaway Conviction26-May-2016

A Holts Summit man has pleaded guilty to his 4th offense of driving while revoked in Callaway County on Monday.

According to Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney, Christopher D. Wilson, 30 year old William Sublette admitted to driving a vehicle on Platinum Road last October.

Sublette was sentenced to 3 years in Prison, but the judge suspended execution of the prison sentence, and placed Sublette on 5 years supervised probation.


Child Struck by Car in Gasconade County26-May-2016

A five-year-old child was seriously hurt after being struck by a car yesterday [Wednesday] evening in Gasconade County.

The Highway Patrol reports 61-year-old Pamela Gray, of Owensville, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet S-10 westbound on Gray Street around 6:35 pm. 5-year-old Braylian Reed, of Bland, was traveling on his bicycle. The bike pulled into the path of the car. The Chevrolet then struck Reed, ejecting him. 

Reed was transported by Air Evac to Children's hospital in St. Louis.


Columbia Vehicle Chase, Crash, Arrest26-May-2016

Three people were injured and one faces charges after a vehicle chase through Columbia yesterday [Wednesday] morning.

Sergeant Scott White, of MSHP, reports the pursuit began around 10 am when a pick up truck was found  driving the wrong way on Providence. Authorities attempted to stop the vehicle using spike strips, but the driver avoided them. The pursuit was temporarily suspended for safety reasons, but a helicopter continued to track the vehicle. The truck continued up the wrong-way on Providence before striking another car.

The suspect vehicle was driven by 24-year-old Michael Wills. Wills, and 27-year-old Candice Ward, were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. A third person in the truck, 25-year-old Cory Via, suffered serious injuries.

Wills faces 11 charges in the crash, including resisting arrest, 2 counts of felony assault, and driving the wrong direction on a divided highway.


Fire in Columbia Could Lead to Gas Leak26-May-2016

Emergency crews responded to an outdoor fire in Boone County this morning [Thurday]. 

According to ABC17, firefighters responded to the 4300 block of Royal Aberdeen in Columbia around 5:45 am for a report of an outdoor fire. 

At least 11 units were on-scene. Apparently, a lightning strike caught a tree on fire and the blaze was threatening a nearby home. 

More information as it becomes available.


Four-Vehicle Jefferson City Crash26-May-2016

Three people were injured last [Wednesday] night after a vehicle crash in Jefferson City.

ABC17 reports the accident happened around 6:45 p.m. on Country Club Drive at Rainbow Drive.

The first vehicle was turning left from Country Club toward Rainbow when a second car struck its side.

The momentum forced the first vehicle into a third car. At the same, a fourth car rear-ended the second car.

Three people went to the hospital with minor injuries.


In Sports26-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Chicago Cubs yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon, 9 - 8. The Cards couldn't recover from a 6 run second inning from the Cubs. The Redbirds hit 3 homeruns to boost the score, one a 3-run home from Matt Holiday, but it wasn't enough. This is the 4th time this season the Cardinals have lost a game when they scored 7 or more runs.



The Kansas City Royals fell yesterday [Wednesday] to the Minnesota Twins with a final score of 7 - 5 [Wednesday].  Eric Hosmer hit a two-run double, Salvador Perez tied the game with another double, and Omar Infante added a two-out RBI triple all in the fourth. Third baseman, Mike Moustakas sat out for the third game in a row after a collision with left fielder, Alex Gordon, in Sunday's game. Gordon is on the disabled list with a fractured bone in his wrist.

The St. Louis Blues fell to the San Jose Sharks last night [Wednesday], 5 - 2. The Sharks took the Western Conference Finals series with a 4 - 2 record. San Jose advances to the Stanley Cup finals for the first time in team history.



Moberly Arrest26-May-2016

The Moberly Police Department arrested a 28-year-old man yesterday [Wednesday] on an outstanding warrant for multiple charges. 

Sergeant C. Robinson reports Kenny Miller, of Moberly, was taken into custody around 11:48 am in the 300 block of N. Clark Street. He has a warrant out of Randolph County for the original charges of felony burglary, and theft/stealing. 

Miller pled guilty to the charges in February. A warrant was issued Monday for a probation violation.

Miller has since bonded out of jail. He has a probation status hearing set for July.


Osage Sheriff Not Resigning26-May-2016

Tensions between the Osage County Sheriff and the Osage County Commission continue. 

ABC17 reports rumors of Sheriff Michael Dixon's resignation are untrue. He has been asked to appear at numerous Commission meetings and has not appeared. The Commission cannot fire him, but they are expected to ask him to resign.

Dixon pled not guilty to unlawful use of a weapon earlier this month. [May]

He was arrested in April after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at someone while drunk, at the Hitching Post bar in Hartsburg. No one was hurt in the incident.

Dixon was already on probation for pleading guilty to harassing a female officer in Belle in 2014. His peace officer license was revoked last year [2015] before being re-instated in October.


Power Outage in/around Jefferson City26-May-2016

At least 50 customers were without power earlier today [Thursday] following this morning's storms.

According to Ameren's outage map, 50 - 500 customers suffered a power outtage east of Highway 54. Affected areas include Jefferson City, Wardsville, and Oage Bend. 

More information as power is restored to these areas.


Rainy Weather Today26-May-2016

The Mid-Missouri area has rain in the forecast today. 

Jim Seiveking [See-vah-king], Meteorologist with the National Weather Service, advises caution but says there is no chance for severe weather this morning:

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KXEO/KWWR will continue to monitor the weather throughout the day.

Report Not Filed in Officer-Involved Shooting26-May-2016

A report has not yet been filed with the Prosecuting Attorney's office after an officer-involved shooting in Callaway County earlier this month.

KRCG reports the incident happened nearly two weeks ago in the 9,000 block of County Road 445 near Mokane.

Apparently, the victim was operating an ATV in a reckless manor and nearly struck a vehicle driven by the off-duty officer. A confrontation ensued, during which time the ATV driver attacked the officer, prompting the officer to discharge his weapon.

The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Identities of those involved have not yet been released.


Serious Accident in Shelby County26-May-2016

A Clarence teen suffered serious injuries in an accident involving a tractor.

The accident happened on U.S. 36, 1 mile west of Clarence this morning. [Wednesday] 

18 year old Mercedes Weber was driving a 2003 GMC Envoy.  She ran into a planter being pulled by a John Deere Tractor.  The tractor was driven by 31 year old Daniel Blickhan.

Both drivers were wearing seatbelts when the crash occurred.  

Blickhan was uninjured. 

Weber was transported by Salt River Ambulance to a hospital in Columbia.


Sheriff's Report26-May-2016

Yesterday [Wednesday], the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested the following:

1.      Kyle Jones, 22, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.      Rushelle Moyle, 26, of Rush Hill, on Boone County warrant for assault.

3.      Jeremy Smith, 29, of Auxvasse, on an Audrain County warrant for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

4.      Connie Trotter, 56, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated the following: 

1.      Property damage along Audrain Road 424.
2.      Civil dispute along Highway FF.
3.      Road hazards along Highway B and Audrain Road 808.
4.      Violation of an order of protection along Audrain Road 424.
5.      Alarm call along Highway 22.
6.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 343.

Stover Man Convicted26-May-2016

A 73-year-old Stover man could face the rest of his life in prison after a Boone County jury's decision yesterday [Wednesday]. 

ABC17 reports William Marchand was found guilty yesterday on two counts of statutory sodomy and first-degree child molestation. Maximum charges could be 40 years. 

He is accused of abusing a victim younger than 12 years old. 

A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled.


Army Seeks Members for Reunion25-May-2016

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 95th annual reunion in Springfield, Missouri from September 20 - 24, 2016, contact secretary-treasurer, Bob Haynes, at 2idahq@comcast.net or 224-225-1202; or visit www.2ida.org.


Ashland Garden Program Seeks Next Award25-May-2016

The Ashland school district's garden program is being considered for their second nutrition award. 

KRCG reports students at Southern Boone Schools are conducting a healthy garden program, in which they grow the food and are able to try different recipes in their school cafeteria using the produce grown.

Currently, the district has three learning gardens behind their preschool, primary and middle school. At each of them they have an outdoor classroom. They plan to begin working on the high school garden in August.

Last year Southern Boone School District won the bronze award in the Healthier U.S. School Challenge and they are hoping to win a silver award this summer.


Auxvasse Dollar General Fire25-May-2016

The Auxvasse Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at the town's Dollar General yesterday [Tuesday]. 

A Dollar General spokesperson says employees noticed smoke coming from an H-Vac unit last yesterday afternoon.

The store was evacuated and no one was injured in the incident. An H-Vac technician checked out the Dollar General yesterday and made the necessary repairs. The store is currently closed while an electrician checks out the building. 

The spokesperson projected the store could be back open around noon today [Wednesday].


Boone County Largest Growing in State25-May-2016

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has named Boone County the fastest-growing county in the state from 2010 to 2015. 

Boone County's population increased by nearly 12,000 during that time, according to the the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Columbia was also recently named the 4th largest city in Missouri.


Boone Crash Blocking School25-May-2016

Boone County Joint Communications has reported a 3-vehicle accident north of I-70 this morning [Wednesday]. 

The alert was sent out at 7:45 am. The injury accident happened at Old Highway 40 near the Midway Heights elementary School. Highway 40 is temporarily blocked at this time.

Emergency services are en-route. More information as it becomes available.


Fourth Person Arrested in Death of 7-Year-Old25-May-2016


The Adams County Sheriff's Office has made a fourth arrest in connection with the death of  7-year-old Melina Torres. 

The sheriff's office served a arrest warrant yesterday [Tuesday] on Shannon Combes, of Quincy, for the offense of possession of a weapon by a felon.

On Friday, Adams County deputies responded to Blessing Hospital for a call about a child who had died from a gunshot wound. 

The incident apparently happened at Melina's Grandmother's residence near Beverly, Illinois, during a family gathering.

That night the sheriff's office arrested 49-year-old Julie Roberts and 32-year-old Darrell Roberts for obstruction of justice.  Darrell  Roberts has additional charges of endangering the life of a child and possession of a weapon by a felon. Julie Roberts is the grandmother of the victim, and Darrell Roberts is uncle to the victim. 

On Monday, Karren Torres, the child's biological mother, was also arrested for obstructing justice.

Combes was lodged in the Adams County Jail for possession of a weapon by a felon but was later released after post $2,000.00 bond. 

The investigation in ongoing.

Fulton Council Approves Liquor License25-May-2016

The Fulton City Council has approved a permanent liquor license for the Callaway Arts Council to use at special events at the Brick District Playhouse.

The Fulton Sun reports consent had previously been obtained from two nearby churches. The approval will allow people using the Playhouse for events such as weddings, receptions, and concerts to serve alcoholic beverages.

The first event affected will happen on July 1st, during which time the Playhouse sign will be lit by the City Mayor.


Hallsville Wrestler Signs25-May-2016

Congratulations to Hallsville High School senior Jacob Willhoite [Will-hoyt], who has signed with Drury University for wrestling. 

He will begin college this fall.


Hermann Festival25-May-2016

The Midwest Blue Oval Car Show returns to Hermann this weekend [May 28th]. 

The three-day event will raise funds for two local charities: the Backpack Program, which provides local students with nutritious food during the school year, and Park Pride, which supports citizens working to upgrade City parks. 

Events begin tomorrow [Thursday] evening and with the Car Show happening Saturday in downtown Hermann.


In Sports25-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Cubs yesterday [Tuesday] in Chicago, 12 - 3. Michael Wacha gave up a career-worst eight runs in four innings and has lost five consecutive decisions for the first time. Aledymys Diaz made an over-the-shoulder catch in shallow left to end the second inning.



The Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins yesterday [Tuesday], 7 - 4. Salvador Perez hit a two-run homer and Lorenzo Cain had four hits and two RBI. Bases were loaded with no outs in the bottom of the 9th, and Wade Davis shut down Minnesota in the win. 


The St. Louis Blues take on the San Jose Sharks today [Wednesday] in game 6 of Western Conference Finals. The Sharks lead the series, 3 - 2. 



Mizzou Baseball's season came to a close yesterday after a 7-0 loss to Vanderbilt in the opening round of the SEC Tournament. Tanner Houck, pitched 6 innings with 6 strikeouts, and one walk. He allowed 5 hits. MU's baseball coach, Tim Jamesion, is also retiring from coaching and taking a position within the athletic department.

The Mizzou Women's basketball head coach, Robin Pingeton, has announced that guard Carrie Shephard, has decided to transfer from the program.

Shephard played in 26 games in 2 seasons.

Jefferson City Man Pleads to Assault With Weapon25-May-2016

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to five years supervised probation after pleading guilty to multiple charges. 

Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney Christopher D. Wilson reports the incident happened in February of 2015. 23-year-old Adam Scherr is accused of shoving two female victims and displaying a rifle in a threatening manner. He pled guilty to charges of domestic assault, assault, and unlawful use of a weapon.

The Case was investigated by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.


Jefferson City Property Owner Ordered to Pay for Disrepair25-May-2016

A judge has ordered a Jefferson City property owner to reimburse the city for thousands of dollars in nuisance abatements.

KRCG reports city officials filed a lawsuit against Barbara Buescher in December 2014 after she failed to repay the city more than $49,000 in basic maintenance. Buescher owns 21 abandoned buildings, many of them along East Capitol Avenue. 

After the buildings fell into disrepair, the city boarded them up and cared for the lawns at taxpayers' expense. Buescher paid back about half of what was owed before the issue was brought to court on April 19th. On May 17th she was ordered to pay back about the cost of the remaining balance.


Jefferson City Vehicle Pursuit, Arrest25-May-2016

Two Jefferson City residents were arrested following a vehicle pursuit in the Missouri Capital yesterday [Tuesday]. 

Lieutenant David W. Williams reports an officer conducted a traffic stop shortly after 3 pm in the 900 block of Eastland. It was determined the two occupants each had felony arrest warrants. 

The suspect vehicle fled northbound. Assisting officers deployed spike strips in an attempt to disarm the vehicle, which caused the driver to turn onto Lafayette southbound. Shortly after it collided with another vehicle at the Clark / E. Miller intersection. 

Arrested was 42-year-old Christopher Franklin, on charges of resisting arrest, driving while revoked, careless & reckless driving, felony eluding. 

Passenger 41-year-old Rachel Burks was also arrested for two outstanding warrants for dangerous drugs and stealing.

The occupant of the other vehicle was uninjured.


Man Faces More Charges in Murder25-May-2016

The United States Attorney's Office have announced a Cape Girardeau man has been indicted in interstate domestic violence for the murder of his wife.

Allegedly in June of 2011, James Waller, II, traveled between Illinois and Missouri with the intent to kill his wife, Jacque Waller, and did in fact murder her.

The indictment also seeks forfeiture from any proceeds that may be derived from a manuscript intended to be published as a book that details the facts of the murder.

In 2012 Waller was charged with murder, though Jacque Waller's body was not found.

Multiple law enforcement agencies assisted in this investigation, including the FBI.


Moberly Resident Struck by Train25-May-2016


The Moberly Police Department responded earlier this week to a subject that had been struck by a train. 

Sergeant C. Robinson reported this morning [Wednesday] that the incident happened Monday in the area of US 63 north of Route EE. Officers assisted Norfolk Southern Rail Road with a person who had been struck by a train. 

The subject suffered minor injuries. They were taken to the Moberly Regional Medical Center for treatment.

Pike Jail Suicide25-May-2016

Authorities are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Pike County Jail in Bowling Green.

Thirty-four-year-old Steven Robert Bussell of Bowling Green was pronounced dead early this  morning [Tuesday] after a jailer discovered the body in a cell. Authorities said the victim apparently hanged himself with strips from a bed sheet.

Sheriff Stephen Korte reports Bussell had been dead for an hour or less when found and that foul play is not suspected. An autopsy is planned Wednesday in Columbia.

The Pike County Jail generally has two prisoners per cell, but Korte said Bussell was alone after another inmate bonded out Monday. The sheriff said jail protocol was followed before and after the death.

The investigation includes a review of videotape. While there are no cameras in the cells, video is recorded in each of three jail pods.


Sentencing Set for Man Who Attacked Wife25-May-2016

A sentencing date has been set for a Columbia man accused of attacking his wife and putting a bomb in her vehicle. 

ABC17 reports the incident happened in Columbia back in November 2014. Gary Mistler, Jr., was arrested after his wife found him hiding in the trunk of his car. He then proceeded to pull the woman into his vehicle. 

Investigators later found an active pipe bomb, duct tape, and a noose in the trunk. Boone cCunty bomb technicians were able to safely remove the bomb from the car.

Mistler has pled guilty to the charges. He will be sentenced later this summer.


Sheriff's Report25-May-2016

Yesterday [Tuesday], the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested the following:

1.      Jerome Rodgers, 22, of Poplar Bluff, on a Butler County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.      Marquita Penn, 26, of Clarksville, on a Pike County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated the following:

1.      Abandoned vehicle along Highway 54.
2.      Property dispute along Audrain Road 424.
3.      Assault along Highway 22.
4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 917.
5.      Road hazard along Highway 15.

Small Business Board Fails Audit25-May-2016

An audit released yesterday [Tuesday] from Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway's office says the Small Business Regulatory Fairness Board is not fulfilling it's mission. 

Volunteer board members are tasked with reviewing new rules and telling state agencies when regulations could hurt small businesses. The audit states the Board has been plagued by vacancies and lack of state funding for support staff.

The board received the lowest possible rating of "poor."

Galloway is calling on the Department of Economic Development and Legislature to help the board.

Members previously had identified similar concerns and in a response to the audit said they generally agree with the findings.


Summer Theatre Camp at WWU25-May-2016


Students ages 11-19 will have the opportunity to learn about the performing arts during a new summer camp at William Woods University. The Summer Musical Theatre Camp, Hooray for Broadway, is scheduled for July 18-23 and will be held in Dulany Auditorium. A public performance will be held at 11 a.m. July 23.

William Woods University Equestrian Students Win Awards25-May-2016


Alix Polydoros, an equestrian science major from Scottsdale, Arizona, recently received the 2016 Vera Chenoweth Outstanding Equestrian Graduate Award, which is given annually to the overall outstanding equestrian science graduate. The recipient must be an accomplished horseperson, as well as the person who has given the most service to the division over four years. The selection is made by the entire equestrian studies faculty.

A May graduate, Polydoros is working with world class American Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies at Hollow Haven Farm in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

Brianna Jaeger, an equestrian science and business administration double major from Maryland Heights, Missouri, was the 2016 Atkinson Achievement recipient. The award is given annually to the graduating senior who has demonstrated the most growth as a rider and horseperson while at WWU.

Jaeger, who graduated in December, also was named the Distinguished Scholar in Equestrian Science at WWU’s academic convocation April 20. She is working as a graduate assistant at William Woods while pursuing her MBA.

Woman Sentenced for Speeding 50 MPH Over Speed Limit25-May-2016

A Bonnots Mill woman has pled guilty in Callaway County court in relation to a vehicle chase last August [2015]. 

Prosecuting Attorney Christopher D. Wilson reports 32-year-old Danna Peters pled guilty to resisting a lawful stop. She admitted to fleeing law enforcement on Highway 54 and driving 50 miles per hour over the speed limit. 

She was apprehended after spike strips were used to disable her vehicle. 

Peters was sentenced to 3 years in prison.


World Pistol Championships Happening in Hallsville25-May-2016

The 2016 Bianchi Cup Action Pistol Championship continues this week in Boone County. 

The competition began yesterday [Tuesday] at the Green Valley Rifle & Pistol Club two miles south of Hallsville on Route B. 

Cheri Reisch, Rifle & Pistol Club Member, says the community welcomes the public to attend:

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The event has been held in Hallsville since it was created in 1979, and this year’s championship has 225 competitors.

ATV Rollover Crash24-May-2016

A 47-year-old man was seriously injured after a rollover ATV accident in Osage County yesterday [Monday] afternoon. 

The Highway Patrol reports Matthew Jordan, of Belle, was driving a 1996 Honda All-Terrain Vehicle westbound on county road 725. Around 4:45 pm just west of Route D, Jordan attempted to make a U-turn. The ATV overturned, ejecting the driver. 

Jordan was flown by Staff for Life to University Hospital.


Audrain Sunday Arrest24-May-2016

A Wellsville man was arrested in Audrain County on Sunday on multiple traffic offenses. 

According to the MSHP website, 26-year-old Tobias Gessman was taken into custody around 8 am. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, his first offense, and failure to drive on the right half of the roadway resulting in a crash. 

Gessman was taken to the Audrain County Jail.


Boone Phone Scam24-May-2016

The Boone County Sheriff's Department is warning citizens of a new phone scam in the Mid-Missouri area. 

Sheriff Dwayne Carey reports several calls were received yesterday [Monday] about an imposter identifying himself as the Sheriff. The caller states the recipient of the call has an outstanding arrest warrant which can be resolved by providing payment information. 

The Sheriff's Department assures residents this is a scam. The Department will never telephone citizens asking for payment information. 

Anyone who receives these type of calls is asked to contact law enforcement.


Callaway Crash/Arrest24-May-2016

A Columbia woman was arrested in Callaway County last night [Monday] after causing a traffic accident. 

The Highway Patrol reports 50-year-old Latrisha Wilson was taken into custody around 10:30 pm. She is charged with exceeding the posted speed limit--103 in a 70 mile-per-hour-zone--, driving while revoked, and driving while intoxicated. 

Wilson was released to University Hospital for treatment. 


Date Set to Vote on Voter ID Bill24-May-2016

Governor Jay Nixon has chosen the general election date for Missouri residents to decide on the change to voter ID requirements. 

The bill would place additional requirements on Missourians to be able to vote. It will be on the November 8th ballot. 

Missourians who are not yet registered to vote can find information on the Missouri Secretary of State’s Website.


Eldon Infant Injured in Accident24-May-2016

An Eldon infant was seriously hurt in a single-vehicle accident in Miller county last night. 

The Highway Patrol reports 19-year-old Shawna Sharp was driving a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee eastbound on Adams Road. Around 7 pm, the vehicle failed to negotiate a curve at 313 Adams and overcorrected. The vehicle left the roadway, struck a tree, and overturned. 

1-year-old Sarabella Cox was transported by Life Flight to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis. Sharp and occupant Adenia Love, 15, suffered minor injuries and were taken by ambulance to Jefferson City hospitals.


Former Officer Sentenced24-May-2016

A former law enforcement officer from Bowling Green was sentenced yesterday [Monday] after admitting to felonies in St. Charles County.

40-year-old Matthew Howze received five years of probation. He earlier pleaded guilty to theft and tampering with evidence. Authorities say he took cash and merchandise from a vehicle near Defiance while on duty as a St. Charles County police officer in February of last year. 

Howze also faces five charges in Pike County. He’s accused of causing more than $3,600  in damages to vehicles and a home on Morgan Lane in Bowling Green in 2014. An evidence hearing in that case is set for June 13th.


Former Officer Sentenced24-May-2016

A former law enforcement officer from Bowling Green was sentenced yesterday [Monday] after admitting to felonies in St. Charles County.

40-year-old Matthew Howze received five years of probation. He earlier pleaded guilty to theft and tampering with evidence. Authorities say he took cash and merchandise from a vehicle near Defiance while on duty as a St. Charles County police officer in February of last year. 

Howze also faces five charges in Pike County. He’s accused of causing more than $3,600  in damages to vehicles and a home on Morgan Lane in Bowling Green in 2014. An evidence hearing in that case is set for June 13th.


Fulton Bicycle Registration24-May-2016

The Fulton Police Department is offering free bicycle registration for citizens. 

The registration will allow FPD to assign a tag number to the bike while recording the serial number, make, and description. This will greatly increase the chance of recovering missing or stolen bicycles. 

Citizens may stop by the station to register.


In Sports24-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs last night [Monday], 4 - 3. Matt Adams tied the score with a two-run homer in the seventh for St. Louis. It also ended a streak of 13 innings by Chicago starter John Lackey against his former team. Randal Grichuk's solo homer in the bottom of the ninth lifted the Cards to victory. 



The Kansas City Royals defeated the Minnesota Twins yesterday after a rain delay [Monday], 10 - 4. Savador Perez had a career-high five hits, including a double, a triple and an RBI. Paulo Orlando added three hits and two RBI. Alex Gordon was placed on the disabled list yesterday [Monday] with a fractured right wrist after colliding with third baseman, Mike Moustakas. 

The 11th-seeded MU baseball team begin the SEC tournament today against 6th-seeded Vanderbilt. First pitch is at 9 am. 






The St. Louis Blues lost to the San Jose Sharks yesterday in game 5 of Western Conference finals, 6 - 3. The Sharks now have a 3 - 2 series lead. Game 6 is tomorrow [Wednesday] in California.



Indictment for Man Who Attacked Veteran24-May-2016

A Columbia man accused of attacking a World War II veteran has been indicted by a Boone County grand jury.

Driss Zarhouni was charged with elder abuse and robbery on May 2 after he reportedly beat up a 91-year-old man near Hanover Boulevard. The victim suffered broken bones in his face and neck.

ABC17 reports Zarhouni was later arrested in a stolen Volkswagen east of Columbia by the Cooper County Sheriff's Department.

Zarhouni is being held on $500,000, cash-only bond.


Inmate Faces More Charges After Attacking Officers24-May-2016


A Boone County jail inmate being held for robbing two women at knifepoint at a church last October faces additional charges after assaulting several correctional officers last night [Monday]. 

Detective Tom O'Sullivan reports the incident happened around 8 pm. 43-year-old Glen Lewis, of Columbia, was causing a disturbance in his cell. He was non-compliant with officers and fought them when they attempted to remove him from his cell. 

Lewis punched several officers and struck a female corrections officer with a plastic food tray, breaking several facial bones. She was released from a local hospital later that night. 

Lewis faces additional charges of endangering a correctional officer, assault, and armed criminal action.

Bond has yet to be determined but his previous bond was set at over $1 million.

Jeff City Meeting for Pedestrians & Bicyclists24-May-2016


The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) is hosting an open house tomorrow [Wednesday] to gather public input. 

The meeting will be held from 3 pm - 6 pm in the Boone/Bancroft Room #200 at the John G. Christy Municipal Building in Jefferson City. 

The goal is to gather information from residents on the Capital Area Pedestrian & Bicycle Plan. 

There is also a survey residents may fill out. It can be found here: 

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Jefferson City Woman Indicted24-May-2016

A Cole County grand jury has indicted a woman for second-degree assault after a December 13th incident. 

ABC17 reports Ashley James was indicted for allegedly attacking her former friend on the side of Highway 179 near Route C in Jefferson City. 

The victim alleges she was knocked unconscious, which led to her being run over by a car.

The victim was taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital and later to University Hospital in Columbia.

James' court hearing is scheduled for June 28.


Missouri National Guard in Poland24-May-2016


Members of the Missouri National Guard, 3175th Military Police Company out of Warrenton arrived in Szczecin, Poland recently for Exercise Anakonda 16, an international training exercise.

Anakonda 16 is a Polish-led, joint, multinational exercise that will take place in June. The 3175th is in Poland prior to the beginning of the exercise to assist in important preparations before more than 24,000 troops from 23 other countries arrive in coming weeks.

The 3175th will be responsible for providing convoy security and leading convoys to three maneuver areas set up across the country for the exercise.

Equipment such as vehicles, generators and tents were sent on freighters from the United States to Poland. The unit will be responsible for moving the equipment across the country on convoys reaching up to 200 miles, said Hanson. The Missouri National Guard uses exercises like these to maintain their readiness while offering soldiers an opportunity to work with the active component and other countries.

Soldiers from the 3175th will work closely with active duty Army Soldiers as well as Polish army units, said Hanson. The exercise also gives the unit members an opportunity to experience another culture as both Soldiers and civilians. It is just as important to come home having gained an appreciation for the culture as it is to have a successful mission, said Lt. Colonel Larry Crowder, 175th Military Police Battalion commander, during a brief before the Soldiers left the United States.

For many Soldiers in the unit, Exercise Anakonda 16 is their first overseas mission with the Guard. The urban training environment provides the unit the perfect opportunity to experience the culture.

The 3175th will begin driving convoys within in the next week. The unit’s mission is important both for the success of Exercise Anakonda 16 as well as the training needs of the unit.

The unit previously deployed in March 2008 in support of “Operation Enduring Freedom” to support the NATO-led Kosovo Force and Multi National Task Force – East as part of nearly 1,300 Citizen-Soldiers from Missouri who supported KFOR 10.

For more information about the Missouri National Guard, please visit www.moguard.com.

Mother Arrested in Relation to Death of 7-Year-Old24-May-2016


Another woman has been arrested in relation to the shooting death of a 7 year old, Melina Torres.

Adams County Sheriff, Brian VonderHaar, reports that Karen Torres, the victim's biological mother,  was arrested today for obstructing justice.  

On Friday, Adams County deputies responded to Blessing Hospital for a call about a child with a gunshot wound, who had died from her injuries.

The incident apparently happened at Melina's Grandmother's residence during a family gathering.

That night the sheriff's office arrested 49 year old Julie Roberts and 32 year old Darrell Roberts for obstruction of justice.  Darrell  Roberts has additional charges of endangering the life of a child and possession of a weapon by a felon. Julie Roberts is the grandmother of the victim, and Darrell Roberts is uncle to the victim. 

The investigation in ongoing.

Red Cross Asking for Blood24-May-2016

The American Red Cross is urging people to donate blood and platelets going into the summer months.

The organization says activities during and after Memorial Day can lead to a shortage of blood and platelet donations when regular donors become busy.

The Red Cross is also celebrating 135 years this week.


Sheriff's Report24-May-2016

On Sunday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office investigated the following incidents: 

1.      Harassment along Audrain Road 815.
2.      Trespass along Audrain Road 424.
3.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Roads 424.
4.      Peace disturbance along Audrain Road 957.
5.      Theft along Highway T.
6.      911 calls along Highway 15 and Audrain Road 826.
7.      Careless driver along Highway 22.
  
Yesterday [Monday], the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Charles Shearon, 34, of Vandalia, on a Cole County warrant for passing a bad check.

2.      Kenneth Baker, 43, of Columbia, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of criminal non-support.

3.      Christa Leonard, 20, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of making a false declaration, making a false arrest, and resisting arrest.
 

The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Burglary along Oak Street in Rush Hill.
2.      Road hazard along Highway 151.
3.      Abandoned property along Audrain Road 351.
4.      Careless driver along Audrain Road 355.
5.      Harassment along Highway 19.
6.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 929.

Slater Fire Chief Pleads24-May-2016

A former Slater fire chief pled guilty yesterday [Monday] to multiple child sex crimes in Saline County court.

Levi Dennis was arrested in September 2015 on numerous charges ranging from possession of child pornography to statuary sodomy.

KRCG reports he plead guilty to three charges; possession of child porn, invasion of privacy, and photographing a child under the age of 14 in explicit positions.

Dennis was sentenced to 13 years in prison.


SSM Opens New Clinic in Fulton24-May-2016

SSM Health is opening a new clinic in Fulton today [Tuesday]. 

The walk-in clinic is located at 350 Country meadows Drive. it will be open 8 am - 5 pm on weekdays and staffed by a family practitioner, Kimetha Fairchild, M.D., and Kelly Schokmiller, FNP. 

The clinic will offer preventative health care, chronic illness management, and treatment for minor illnesses or injuries.


Traffic Switch24-May-2016

The traffic switch onto the new I-70 bridge at Garth Avenue in Columbia is happening tonight [Tuesday]. 

The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the westbound I-70 ramp at Provident between 9 pm tonight [Tuesday] and 5 am tomorrow [Wednesday]. 

The new bridge was slid into place last week. The original switch was scheduled for last night, but was delayed due to rain. 

The new 'dogbone' interchange at Range Line and I-70 also opened yesterday [Monday] morning. Drivers entering the roundabout are reminded they must yield to all traffic in the roundabout before entering.


Westminster Awarded Grants for Service Learning24-May-2016

Westminster College in Fulton has received four grants from Campus Compact, a national higher education association dedicated to campus-based civic engagement.

Grants of up to $500 are for service-learning based courses, including:

·“Breaking Bad Water Quality Through Service Learning,” a general chemistry class taught by Dr. Christopher Halsey;

·  “Mathematics for Elementary and Middle School Teachers” and “Methods of Teaching Elementary and Middle School Mathematics,” two courses taught by Professor Mary Majerus; and

 “World Religions: An Interfaith Conversation,” taught by Professor Maeba Jonas, Coordinator of Community Engagement and Service-Learning.

Westminster also received a mini-grant of $1,000 to continue work on the creation of a Service-Learning Action Plan.


Attempt to Smuggle Drugs to Correctional Facility23-May-2016

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to deliver a controlled substance into the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center. 

ABC17 reports Dorothy Oliver, 54; Terry Lambert, 56; and Laniesha Dill, 21; were arrested yesterday [Sunday] morning after an investigation by the Callaway County Sheriff's Office. 

Apparently when the subjects arrived at the facility to visit an inmate, two types of controlled substances were found in their vehicle. 

It was determined the substances were brought to the facility with an intent to be smuggled in.

The investigation is ongoing.


Audrain Arrests23-May-2016

Two Fulton residents were arrested in Audrain County yesterday [Sunday] on multiple charges. 

The Highway Patrol reports 20-year-old Gavin Bentley and 17-year-old Dillon Robbins were taken into custody around 4:37 pm.

The two face charges of trespassing, minor in possession of intoxicants, unlawful use of drug parapahernalia, possession of marijuana. 

Bentley and Robbins were transported to the Audrain County Jail awaiting bond.


Auxvasse Man Arrested on Warrant23-May-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested an Auxvasse man on multiple drug charges this weekend. 

Sheriff Stuart Miller reports a warrant was issued for 24-year-old Michael Smith last Sunday [15th May]. He was arrested on Friday for charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Smith has an arraignment set for tomorrow [Tuesday] in the Audrain County courthouse.


Boating Safety week23-May-2016

Monday kicks off National Boating Safety Week. 

Here's MSHP's Sergeant Scott White with more:

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In 2015, there were 152 boating accidents in Missouri, with 70 injuries and 17 fatalities.

Boone Weapons/Drug Offence Arrests23-May-2016

The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested three subjects yesterday [Sunday] evening for weapons and drug offenses. 

Lieutenant Lance D. Robbins reports a deputy conducted a traffic stop around 7:30 pm in the 3300 block of Vandiver in Columbia. Inside the vehicle, marijuana and several firearms were found.

The driver, 19-year-old Brendan Dixon, and occupant, 23-year-old Tre Banks, both of Columbia, were arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance. 

Occupant and owner of the vehicle 23-year-old Antonio Lopez, of Columbia, was arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of certain weapons, and an outstanding Cooper County warrant.


Callaway Accident/Charges23-May-2016

A Moberly man faces charges following a two-vehicle accident in Callaway County last night [Sunday]. 

The Highway Patrol reports 39-year-old Michael Fray was driving a 2010 Mercedes Benz G300 eastbound on County Road 498 around 9:45 pm. 

55-year-old Barbara Shelton, of New Bloomfield, was  traveling westbound in a 2007 Ford Edge. She stopped at County Road 497 to retrieve her mail.  

Fray failed to yield to the Ford Edge and struck the vehicle head-on. 

Both Fray and Shelton suffered moderate injuries. They were transported by Callaway County Ambulance to Capital Region Hospital.  

Fray is charged with felony vehicular assault in the second degree, and careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash.


Callaway Arrest23-May-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol made an arrest last night [Sunday] in Callaway County. 

According to the MSHP website, 39-year-old Rendell Pinkett, of Columbia, was taken into custody around 4:35 am this morning [Monday]. He is charged with driving while intoxicated, an aggravated offender, and driving while revoked. 

Pinkett was taken to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond.


Camden Cold Case Murder Trial23-May-2016

A Camden County man long suspected of involvement in the disappearance of a Montreal man is set to appear in court today [Monday]. 

David Smith, of Camdenton, is accused of the 2006 shooting death of Shawn Spencer. Deputies were called to Smith's residence on Silver Mountain Drive in Camdenton but found no evidence of foul play.

In 2011, a witness came forward to say they saw Smith shoot Spencer, and again detectives were unable to locate the victim. 

Sergeant Scott Hines, of the Camden County Sheriff's Office, says a second witness last year [2015] eventually resulted in Smith's arrest:

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Smith faces charges of First-degree Murder and Armed Criminal Action.

High School State Baseball Today23-May-2016

The following teams are competing in the first round of the MSHSAA state baseball tournament today [Monday]:

New Franklin is playing St. Elizabeth

Silex takes on Novinger at 6 pm

Clopton plays Canton at 5 pm

Westran will face Vianna

Blair Oaks takes on Mountain Grove

Palmyra plays South Callaway


In Sports23-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, 7 - 2. Jaime Garcia allowed three runs in the first, and overall gave up 5 runs and 10 hits, exiting before the third. Brandon Moss homered for the Cards in the loss. This is the first time the Diamondbacks have won a series in St.Louis since 2003. 



The Kansas City Royals lost to the Chicago White Sox yesterday [Sunday], 3 - 2. Lorenzo Cain and Paulo Orlando had two hits apiece, and Yordano Ventura gave up three runs and six hits in six innings for the Royals. 


Mizzou baseball has been seeded 11th for the SEC tournament. The Tigers are set to open the tournament against the the 6th-seeded Vanderbilt tomorrow morning [Tuesday]. This is the first time MU has made back-to-back appearances in the tournament. 

The MU Softball team claimed their 11th all-time NCAA Regional title Saturday afternoon, with a 9 - 0 shutout over Nebraska. 


The St. Louis Blues play the San Jose Sharks today in Game 5 of Western Conference Finals. The series is tied 2 - 2. Today's game is in the Scott Trade Center in St. Louis.



Museum of Missouri Military History Gets New Aircraft23-May-2016


A C-130 Hercules has arrived at the Museum of Missouri Military History, displaying Missouri Air National Guard heritage and legacy.

The aircraft served as an integral part of the 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard. It will be displayed alongside many vehicles of historical significance. These include an F-15 Eagle, an all-weather air superiority fighter; an F-4 Phantom II, one of the most versatile fighters ever built; a WWII Sherman tank, named after Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman; a Vietnam Sheridan tank, an amphibious light tank; a Bell AH-1 Cobra, an attack helicopter that entered combat in September 1967; and an armored Hammerhead, a tank destroyer.

New SSM Database23-May-2016

SSM Health announced today [Monday] the launch of a new National Record Locator Service. 

The software Surescripts will allow more than 10,000 clinicians in Missouri, Illinois, and Oklahoma to locate patient records through an electronic health record regardless of where the patient receives care. 

Surescripts is a national health information network that connects doctor's offices, hospitals, pharmacists, and health plans through a common platform.


Sedalia Suspect on Loose23-May-2016


One suspect is in custody and another on the run after a shooting incident in Pettis County. 

According to the Sedalia Police Department Facebook page, officers were responding to the area of 6th and Kentucky when four gunshots were heard. 

A vehicle was seen fleeing the area. Three additional shots were heard and a chase ensued. 

The vehicle left the city, went into a field, and the driver fled on foot. He was identified as 28-year-old Timothy Smith and is being sought on charges of assault, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon. 

Two other subjects were arrested. 

Smith is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached. If sighted, citizens are asked to contact authorities.

Sheriff's Report23-May-2016

On Friday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

28-year-old Shane Miller, Sr., of Fulton, for driving while revoked and failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Animal abuse along Audrain Road 9377.
2.      Suspicious activity along Highway 54.
3.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 343.
4.      Harassment from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
5.      Careless drivers along Highways 19 and 15.
6.      911 call along Highway U.
 
On Saturday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested 54-year-old Tamera Clark, of Fulton, on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 826 and 336; and, Highway 22.
2.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 945.
3.      Fraud along Audrain Road 815 and from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
4.      Road hazard along Highway 54.
5.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 412.

Shooting Death of 7-Year-Old23-May-2016



More information has been released on the investigation into the shooting death of a 7-year-old Illinois child. 

Adams County Sheriff Brian Vonderhaar reports deputies responded around 1:10 pm last Friday to Blessing Hospital. Officials found the victim, Melina Torres, had suffered an apparent gunshot wound and died from her injuries. 

The incident apparently happened at Melina's grandmother's residence southeast of Liberty during a family gathering. 

Around 10:15 pm, the Sheriff's Office lodged 49-year-old Julie Roberts and 32-year-old Darrell Robers on a charge of obstruction of justice. Darrell Roberts has additional charges of endangering the life of a child and possession of a weapon by a felon. Julie Roberts is the grandmother of the victim, and Darrell Roberts is uncle to the victim. 

Both subjects are set to appear in court today [Monday]. 

The investigation is on-going.


Tax Breaks23-May-2016

The Missouri legislature has passed numerous tax breaks this year for a variety of goods and services ranging from wheelchairs to yoga classes.

This could mean a showdown with Governor Jay Nixon, whose administration says the tax breaks could lead to an $80 million hole in the state budget. Nixon earlier approved a $27.3 billion spending plan.

Lawmakers have argued the cost of tax breaks is justified to help taxpayers. 

Nixon has said he may need to balance the budget by vetoing the tax breaks or blocking spending on other programs.


Wrong-Way Accident in Jeff City23-May-2016

A Jefferson City woman was moderately hurt after a wrong-way crash in the Missouri Capital this morning [Monday]. 

Jeffery Collins, of JCPD, reports the accident happened at the intersection of US 50 East and Monroe. 72-year-old Linda Jones was driving a 2001 Toyota Rav 4  westbound on US 50 East around 9:21 am. She failed to stop at a stop-light at Monroe Street and drove into the path of a 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage, driven by 48-year-old Douglas Horn, of Gerald. 

Jones was transported to a local hospital for treatment of her injuries.


Man Suspected of Shooting at Police ID'd21-May-2016

The identity of the man who shot at Columbia Police during a foot chase has been released. 

KOMU reports 19-year-old Vincent Dawson was arrested early yesterday [Friday] morning on charges of armed criminal action, unlawful posession of a concealed weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon. 

Dawson is accused of fleeing from police following a traffic stop near Qual and Nerwood. He apparently fired a shot in the direction of the officers while fleeing.

It is undetermined if the firearm went off unintentionally or it it was aimed at CPD.

Dawson was later arrested without any injuries.


Rosebud Man Wins Lottery21-May-2016

An eastern Missouri man is the latest winner of a Missouri Lottery Lotto jackpot, but it took him a few weeks to check his ticket. 

The Missouri Lottery reported yesterday [Friday] that 45-year-old Frank Carbaugh, of Rosebud, has claimed the $2.8 million prize from the April 30 drawing.

Carbaugh bought the ticket at The Liquor Cabinet in New Haven. 

Carbaugh carried the ticket in his wallet for nearly two weeks before realizing he had the winner.


Teen Arrested for Vehicle Theft21-May-2016


The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested an 18-year-old woman yesterday afternoon [Friday] for stealing a vehicle and other charges. 

Sgt. James Perkins reports deputies received an alert from a License Plate Reader system in the area of I-70 regarding a stolen vehicle from the state-of-Tennessee. A traffic stop was conducted, and the driver, Savannah Roller, of Tennessee, was arrested around 4:19 pm. 

A small quantity of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in the vehicle. 

Roller faces charges of tampering, possession of an illegal weapon, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance.

Two Arrested in Montgomery County on Drug Charges21-May-2016

Two people were arrested in Montgomery County yesterday [Friday] on multiple felony charges.

The Highway Patrol reports 24-year-old Kaylie Penachio, of Eldon, and Jasper Richmond, of Jefferson City, were taken into custody around 6:08 pm. 

The two face three counts of felony possession of a controlled substance--marijuana, codeine, and methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Penachio and Richmond were taken to the Montgomery County jail awaiting bond.


Woman Locks Self and Children in House after Setting Fire21-May-2016

A woman is in the Boone County jail after police say she refused to open the door while there was a fire in her basement with three young children inside the home. 

ABC17 reports Kayla Cook was arrested Thursday afternoon off Green Ridge Road, near Paris and Brown Station in northeast Columbia. 

Cook apparently started the fire and would not let officers inside while juveniles, ages 6 - 9 years of age, were inside. She is accused of kicking officers during her arrest.

The fire did not cause any major damage. 

Cook was arrested on suspicion of arson, assault on an officer, endangering a child and resisting arrest.


Boating Safety Week20-May-2016

Monday kicks off National Boating Safety Week. 

Here's MSHP's Sergeant Scott White with more:

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In 2015, there were 152 boating accidents in Missouri, with 70 injuries and 17 fatalities.

Bond Raised for Child Porn Suspect20-May-2016

Bond has been changed to $10,000, cash only, for an Illinois man charged with promoting child pornography in Pike County.

19-year-old Dillan White of Rockport is accused of using his phone to store and send 23 nude photos of an underage Bowling Green female. Authorities say the allegations were reported by the victim and her family in February.

The suspect previously was allowed to post 10 percent of the bond, but a judge changed that as well. 

An evidence hearing has been scheduled for June 29th.


Callaway Arrest20-May-2016

An Ohio woman was arrested in Callaway County last night [Thursday] on multiple charges. 

According to the MSHP website, 23-year-old Kaylee Woolard was taken into custody around 10:29 pm. She faces charges of exceeding the posted speed limit, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. 

Woolard was released on a summons.


Callaway Arrest20-May-2016

A 41-year-old man was arrested in Callaway County last night [Thursday] on multiple charges. 

The Highway Patrol reports Duane West, of Wisconsin, was taken into custody around 11:01 pm. He is charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and littering. 

West was released on a citation.

Consumers Council Announces New Executive Director20-May-2016

Consumers Council of Missouri has announced that Cara Spencer will be its new executive director. The non-profit organization works to educate consumers and to advocate for issues such as fair utility rates, health care access and predatory lending.




Former Dixon Marshal Pleads20-May-2016

Former Dixon city marshal Michael Plummer entered a plea deal yesterday [Thursday] in Pulaski County court concerning 15 charges. 

KRCG reports Plummer entered an Alford plea to one count of hindering the prosecution. This means he didn't plead guilty outright, but acknowledged the state had enough evidence he would likely be found guilty at trial. 

Plummer also agreed to permanently surrender his peace officer license and drop any claim he had to the office of city marshal. 

Plummer has been fighting a decision by city officials to not seat him after he was re-elected in April. 

He will serve one year of probation and pay the city $1,600 in restitution. 

In return, the state has agreed to drop the 14 other charges against him and dismiss a charge of stealing against his wife, Sheila Plummer.


Fulton Man Arrested20-May-2016

A Fulton man was arrested yesterday  [Thursday] morning on an outstanding warrant. 

The Highway Patrol reports 26-year-old Dominic Ashley was taken into custody around 9:49 am. He has a misdemeanor Cole County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of speeding at least 20 miles over the speed limit. 

Ashley was transported to the Callaway County Jail awaiting bond.


Hannibal Murder Arraignment20-May-2016

An arraignment is scheduled for today [Friday] for a Hannibal man accused of first-degree murder.

Timothy Brokes, Jr., will appear in Marion County Court this morning [Friday]. He is accused of shooting Brittany Guach and her husband, Aaron Guach in separate incidents on January 12th. Brittany Guach died from her injuries.

Brokes also faces assault charges in Monroe County after a shootout left a police officer injured.


In Sports20-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Colorado Rockies yesterday [Thursday], 13 - 7. Matt Carpenter homered and drove in a career-high six runs to lead the Cards to victory. Matt Adams drove in four runs with two-run singles in the first and fourth. Stephen Piscotty added three hits and drove in two runs. The Redbirds took the series, 3 - 1. 



The Kansas City Royals were off yesterday and start a weekend series against the Chicago White Sox this evening. 



The MU baseball team beat the University of Kentucky yesterday [Thursday], 9 - 3 at Cliff Hagan Field. Tanner Houck struck out nine with just one walk to earn his fifth win of the year. Their second match has been moved to 11 am today due to inclement weather in the forecast tonight. 

Mizzou Softball had a 9-0 run-rule victory over Brigham Young University yesterday [Thursday], in the first round of NCAA Regionals.The Lady Tigers will host Nebraska today [Friday] for a second round matchup. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.

JCPD Emergency Vehicle Information20-May-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department would like to remind motorists of protocol when encountering emergency vehicles.

With memorial day approaching, there will be an increase in emergency vehicles on highways as well as increased traffic. JCPD will be conducting increased enforcement next week [May 23rd - 27th] for motorists who fail to yield to an emergency vehicle.

This applies to an emergency vehicle in motion and a stationary emergency vehicle along a roadway.


Lincoln County Man Attacks Deputies20-May-2016

A Hawk Point man was arrested after he failed stop when approaching two sheriff's deputies while holding knives. 

The Lincoln County Journal reports 34-year-old Richard Beck faces two counts of assault on law enforcement. 

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 500 block Walnut in Hawk Point Wednesday for a narcotics complaint. Beck resided in the neighboring property and spoke with deputies.

Authorities returned later that afternoon, and were approached by Beck. He had two large knives in each hand. Beck disregarded deputies' orders to stop, but they did not fire at him, as a 13-year-old juvenile was standing directly behind the subject. 

Beck was eventually detained. It was determined he was highly intoxicated at the time of the incident. 

Beck is being held in the Lincoln County Jail on a $75,000 bond.


MSHP Offering App20-May-2016

Colonel J. Bret Johnson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, is pleased to inform the public the MSHP has created a new, free mobile app. 

The mobile app provides quick access to the Patrol’s emergency line using that aptly named button or use the Locations button to find addresses, phone numbers, emails, and web pages for all nine troop headquarters. There are multiple ways to contact the MSHP, so we can assist you. You can also get directions to a troop headquarters through the Locations option.

The mobile app also provides instant access to send and receive information through the following applications:

* Alerts -- Find out what’s happening! Check for Amber alerts or major road closures.

* See Something -- This enables you to record details about criminal behavior or safety concerns. It will help you remember everything you need to tell us when you call.

* Photo Tip -- Send us a picture of any crime you witness and include incident information.

*Crime Tips -- Provides a way for you to submit crime tips to us.

* News Feed -- Our news releases are a click away through this portal.

* Thank A Trooper -- Troopers across the state serve and protect with integrity and compassion. If you’d like to let us know about your experience with a trooper, use this portal.

* Driver Examination -- This section contains a digital copy of the Missouri Driver Guide, Motorcycle Operator Manual, and the Commercial Driver License Manual.

Other portals take users to the sex offender registry, career opportunities with the Patrol, and the agency’s main website. The MSHP mobile app allows you to pinpoint your exact location, in order to inform emergency services when you call for help. You can also visit our social media sites or connect directly to tributes for the Patrol’s heroes who have died in the line of duty through the app.

This app is available to the public for both Android and Apple products. When downloading the MSHP app, select “public access.” No password is required.

The Patrol reminds the public that mobile technology should not be used while driving. Inattention continues to be a leading cause of traffic crashes in Missouri. Please use the MSHP mobile app--and all mobile technology--responsibly.

One in Custody After Shooting at CPD Officer20-May-2016

One suspect has been detained after firing a shot at a Columbia Police Officer. 

Officer Bryana Larimer reports CPD attempted a traffic stop in the area of Quail and Nelwood around 7:58 pm for a male driver on a moped. 

The driver fled from officers on foot. The officers were in a foot pursuit when the subject fired a round at them.

CPD did not fire in return. Boone County Sheriff's deputies and the Missouri State Highway Patrol assisted in the search, and a K-9 unit and helicopter was used. 

Officers located the suspect in a residence in the 2400 block of Quail. A perimeter was established and the subject was removed from the home. 

There were no reported injuries, and the suspect's identity has not yet been released.


Sheriff's Report20-May-2016

Yesterday [Thursday], the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Aaron McCrorey, 27, of Salsibury, on an Audrain County warrant for possession of methamphetamine.

2.      Douglas Druger, 38, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of violation of an order of protection.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Domestic disturbance along Highway 15.
2.      Peace disturbance along Audrain Road 125.
3.      Careless drivers along Highways 54 and 19.
4.      911 call along Highway JJ.
5.      Alarm call along Highway 22.
6.      Fraud along Audrain Road 973.
7.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 945.

Sunflower Seed Recall20-May-2016

SunOpta has expanded a voluntary recall on sunflower kernel products. 

The recall is due to possible contamination of listeria monocytogenes. 

Affected products include Sunrich Natural Sunflower Kernels with a use-by date of March and April of 2017, and Planters Sunflower Kernels, with a best-by date of March of next year.


Update on Multi-County Chase20-May-2016

The identity has been released of the man arrested following last night's [Thursday] multi-county chase. 

Detective Tom O'Sullivan, of the Boone County Sheriff's Department, reports the chase began in Columbia when an officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop at Range Line and Blue Ridge. The driver, 34-year-old Ryan Wilkerson, of Independence, fled in a 2002 Ford F-150, which had been stolen from Kansas City. 

The pursuit continued from Range Line, to Prathersville, to southbound Highway 63 and back to the city. Wilkerson proceeded on northbound Old Highway 63, to business Loop 70, to Stadium, to I-70. 

A trooper deploying a tire deflation device on I-70 near Highway BB In Rocheport was nearly struck after the suspect drove toward him. The pursuit continued through Cooper County before the truck ran out of gas near the Sweet Springs exit. 

Wilkerson exited the vehicle and fought with authorities. He was taken into custody after being tased. 

Wilkerson faces multiple charges including resisting arrest, assault on law enforcement, and tampering. His bond has not yet been set.

Waterfowl Weekend20-May-2016

Spring Waterfowl Weekend begins today [Friday] in Louisiana. 

This is the 12th annual event that features riverfront activities for outdoor enthusiasts. 

Last year’s Waterfowl Weekend attracted competitors from more than a dozen states and Canada. 

For more information, please visit the Louisiana Waterfowl Weekend Facebook page.


AAUP Reports on Click's Dismissal from MU19-May-2016

The American Association of University Professors have released its report into the termination of associate professor Melissa Click from the University of Missouri. 

Click was seen in a video intimidating journalists from covering the MU protests last fall. In February, the UM Board of Curators voted to dismiss her. 

Multiple media outlets report the AAUP investigating committee is not convinced Click's actions were adequate grounds for dismissal. Also stated was the curators violated basic principles of academic due process by denying click an adjudicative hearing before a duly constituted faculty body. The report goes on to say there is reason to suspect that grounds other than Click's actions were the real cause of her dismissal.  

In June, AAUP's Committee on Academic Freedom & Tenure will decide whether or not to recommend the association to censure MU administration.


Audrain Arrest19-May-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested a St. Louis woman yesterday [Wednesday] on an outstanding warrant from a 2014 incident. 

Sheriff Stuart Miller reports 52-year-old Sherren Davis was taken into custody on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court, which was filed in September of last year. 

Davis faces charges of manufacturing a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child.

She pled guilty to these charges in June of 2014.

Davis has a hearing set for May 27th in the Audrain County Courthouse.


Columbia Tuesday Crash ID's19-May-2016

The Columbia Police Department have released the identities of those involved in the vehicle accident that shut down Southbound Highway 63 north on Tuesday. 

Officer Bryana Larimer reports the accident happened at 1:48 pm at the intersection of 63 North and Route B. 32-year-old Verenda Garcia, of Florissant, was driving a 2007 Volvo tractor & trailer northbound on 63. She lost control of the vehicle and began to slide, entering the median and into the southbound lanes. 

The tractor & trailer collided with a 2005 Acura MDX SUV, driven by 44-year-old Shawn McCoy, of Columbia. McCoy had to be extricated from the vehicle by the Columbia Fire Department was was taken to the hospital for leg, arm, and facial injuries. 

63 South was shut down for about an hour and a half.


In Sports19-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies last night [Wednesday], 2 - 0. Adam Wainwright threw six-hit ball into the seventh inning and Matt Holliday  had a two-run double in the win. Rockies Carlos Gondalez broke his bat off a pitch from Wainwright in the first inning. 




The Kansas City Royals split a double-header against the Boston Red Sox yesterday [Wednesday]. The Royals won the first game, 3 - 2. Paul Orlando hit a triple in the sixth that led to a go-ahead run. He also threw out the tying run at third base in the eighth inning, preserving the lead. In game 2, the Red Sox defeated Kansas City, 5 - 2. Boston pitcher David Price allowed only two runs over 7 innings. 


The St. Louis Blues take on the San Jose Sharks today in California for game 3 in the Western Conference Finals. The series is tied, 1 - 1. 




MU baseball are in Lexington today taking on the University of Kentucky. 

And the #15-ranked MU softball team will play Brigham Young University this evening in the first round of NCAA Regionals. 

Mizzou sophomore Right-Handed Pitcher Nolan Gromacki has been named to the 2016 SEC Baseball Community Service Team. The conference names a Community Service Team for each of its 21 league-sponsored sports, looking to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to his community through superior service efforts.

JCPD to Add Second Officer to JCHS19-May-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department is working to add a second school resource officer to the Jefferson City High School.

ABC17 reports the U.S. Department of Justice is giving up to $8 million in grants aimed to advance community policing. 

JCPD is applying for a grant in hopes to have a second commissioned officer in the high school by next school year.


JCPD Traffic Request19-May-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department would like to remind motorists that during the Missouri River Bridge construction project, traffic on intersecting streets will be congested during the morning and evening commutes.  

As a result, drivers are asked to be mindful of the law governing traffic flow within intersections.  

If a motorist enters an intersection without sufficient space to completely clear it and is then in the intersection on a red light, additional traffic congestion will occur.  

JCPD asks all motorists to be patient and attentive to others to not block intersections.


Jefferson City Man Arrested, Hurt after Fleeing Police19-May-2016

A Jefferson City man was seriously injured after he fled from authorities and crashed his motorcycle in Miller County. 

The Highway Patrol reports 25-year-old Brandon Cavaness was driving a 2002 Yamaha Warrior eastbound on Woods Road. Around 7:38 pm about a mile west of Dry Creek Road, Caveness attempted to negotiate a curve at an excessive speed. The motorcycle traveled off the edge of the roadway and struck a tree, ejecting the driver. 

Caveness was taken to University Hospital by Staff for Life. 

There is no information at this time on what charges he may face.


Kemper Kids Summer Art Camp19-May-2016

Dates for the Kemper Kids Summer Art Camp at William Woods University has been set.

Intended for children K-8th grade, the camp will be hosted in the Gladys Woods Kemper Center for the Arts. Three, five-day sessions will be offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first session, Green Art (recycled materials), will be held July 11-15. Artist Colony, July 18-22, will feature drawing, painting, print making and more traditional materials and processes. The third session, Art around the World, features the exploration of art created by other cultures, and is scheduled for July 25-29. Youngsters may choose to attend one or all of these sessions.  

The cost of each session is $175. This includes all arts and crafts materials, camp t-shirt, daily snacks and drinks. Discounts are available for multiple-week attendance, additional siblings, and all WWU employees.

Before and after care will be provided upon request from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. for $5 per hour. Lunch will be available upon request for $10 per day. A gallery exhibit of campers’ work is planned on the final day of each session.

Registration may be dropped off at Kemper Arts Center between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday-Friday until June 11. It also can be mailed to Nicole Petrescu, Mildred Cox Gallery, William Woods University, One University Ave., Fulton, MO 65251.

For more information, contact Petrescu at Nicole.petrescu@williamwoods.edu or 573-592-4244.

Louisiana Business Projected to Stay Open19-May-2016

The city of Louisiana's largest employer says it has no plans to shut, though it is being foreclosed. 

Speed Commerce Incorporated's Fifth Gear plant currently employs 400 people. It is set to be foreclosed by May 25th by the Garrison Investment Group. 

Speed Commerce bought the plant in 2014 and is in default on a credit agreement with Garrison. 

Louisiana Mayor Bart Niedner says Garrison plans to continue to operate the company and retain the plant's employees, while it works on financial obligations.


Man Pleads to Deadly Accident19-May-2016

An eastern Missouri man has pled guilty to charges related to a 2014 car accident that killed a teenager waiting for a school bus.

The Washington Missourian reports 24-year-old Ethan Humphries, of Londell, pled guilty in Franklin County court to involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors dropped counts of second-degree assault and armed criminal action.

15-year-old Donnie Tipton was waiting, of St. Clair, was waiting for a school bus at the end of his driveway Humphries', who was intoxicated, struck him with his vehicle.


MU Tuition Update19-May-2016

The MU Board of Curators has voted to freeze tuition for in-state undergraduates but raise it for other students.

Curators voted this morning [Wednesday] agreed not to raise tuition for in-state undergraduates in the four-campus system. Tuition will increase 3 percent next fall for out-of-state undergraduates.

That will mean an increase of about $21-$25 per credit hour for nonresident undergraduates.

Graduate tuition also is set to increase between .7 and 6 percent, depending on the campus and students' residency.

The highest tuition hike is for out-of-state graduate students at Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. They'll pay 6 percent more, or about $64 more per credit hour to $1,138.

Required fees for undergraduates in Columbia, Kansas City and Rolla will increase .7 percent.


New Foster Home Options19-May-2016

Foster children will have more opportunities to find homes thanks to two new programs coming to mid-Missouri. 

KOMU reports the Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association announced last night [Wednesday] it was selected to be part of the "30 Days To Family" and "Extreme Recruitment" programs.

"30 Days To Family" uses a private investigator to expand a foster child's family tree and match the child with a relative. "Extreme Recruitment," aims to significantly reduce the time it takes to find a foster child a home. 

The announcement came during the association's "Light The Way" event, where people released balloons into the sky as part of national foster child awareness month.


New Hospital Proposed in Columbia19-May-2016

A youth-centered mental health hospital has been proposed in Columbia. 

ABC17 reports CenterPoint Behavioral Health submitted plans to the state's Health Facilities Review Commission for approval to build a 72-bed hospital at International and Rangeline. 

24 of those beds are set to be for child and adolescent care. 

The hospital still needs a certificate of need permit from the state, as well as approval from the Commission. The hospital has an estimated construction cost of $21 million and will employ between 150 - 200 people. 

The Commission will meet in July to discuss the plan.


School of Osage Honors Sheriff19-May-2016

On Thursday, May 19th, Sheriff Franklin was honored to attend the School of the Osage senior awards ceremony. There, on behalf of the Missouri Sheriff’s Association, he presented the John Dennis Scholarship to Osage senior, Courtney Grasshoff.

The John Dennis scholarship was established in 1988 by the Missouri Sheriff’s Association to honor former Scott County Sheriff John Dennis. Sheriff Dennis retired from the office of sheriff in 1976 and served in the Missouri Senate until 1992.

The John Dennis Scholarship, in the amount of $1000.00, is presented each year to sixteen college-bound Missouri high school seniors who intend to pursue a criminal justice career and will be attending a Missouri college or university.

Congratulations to Miss Courtney Grasshoff and all of our area graduating seniors.



Sedalia Murder-For-Hire Arrests19-May-2016

A Sedalia man and woman have been charged in connection to a murder-for-hire scheme.

The Sedalia Democrat reports that 45-year-old Terry Johnson and 43-year-old Wendy Sue McGinnis are jailed on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. 

Apparently, a confidential informant reported that during a conversation with the pair, McGinnis said she was willing to pay someone to kill her husband and mentioned she was a beneficiary to his life insurance policy.

McGinnis initially told authorities that she only wanted her husband hurt. But she said she changed her mind and agreed to pay the man $25,000 to have her husband killed and make it look like an accident.


Sheriff's Report19-May-2016

Yesterday [Wednesday], the Audrain County Sheriff's Office reported the following incidents:

1.      Unsecured building along Short Street in Benton City.
2.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 375.
3.      Littering along Audrain Road 306.
4.      Road hazard along Highway 54.
5.      Careless driver along Highway 54.
6.      Suspicious activity along Highway 19.

SSM Opening Clinic in Fulton19-May-2016

SSM Health is opening a new clinic in Fulton next Tuesday [May 24th]. 

The walk-in clinic is located at 350 Country meadows Drive. it will be open 8 am - 5 pm on weekdays and staffed by a family practitioner, Kimetha Fairchild, M.D., and Kelly Schokmiller, FNP. 

The clinic will offer preventative health care, chronic illness management, and treatment for minor illnesses or injuries.


Sullivan Trooper-Involved Shooting19-May-2016

An eastern Missouri man has been fatally shot by a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper after allegedly pulling a gun on the officer.

The shooting happened yesterday [Wednesday] in Franklin County. The man killed was 44-year-old Joseph Weatherby, of Sullivan.

Authorities says the trooper initiated a traffic stop on an I-44 service road one mile west of Sullivan. The driver, identified as Weatherby, fled. 

After a brief pursuit, Weatherby got out and ran, pointing a gun at the trooper during the foot chase. The trooper shot him once in the chest.

Weatherby died shortly after at a Sullivan hospital. The trooper's name has not been released.


Animal Rights Group Suing MU18-May-2016

An animal-rights group is suing the University of Missouri for allegedly violating the Sunshine Law by asking unreasonable fees for providing documents about animal testing.

KRCG reports the Beagle Freedom Project filed the suit in Boone County Circuit Court yesterday morning [Tuesday]. It alleges that university officials demanded $400 to $700 dollars for photocopies of documents on a single animal. 

According to the Sunshine Law, fees for copying public records "shall not exceed ten cents per page for a paper copy...with the hourly fee for time not to exceed the average hourly rate of pay for staff." 

It also says the governmental body must attempt to find the least expensive way to search and duplicate documents.

MU is not commenting on the lawsuit.


Audrain Arrest18-May-2016

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Audrain County last night [Tuesday] on six charges. 

According to the Highway Patrol, Paul Fuget, Jr., of Frankford, was arrested around 9:18 pm. He is charged with driving without a valid license, possession of methamphetamine, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, failure to register a motor vehicle, driving without insurance, and displaying/possessing the licence plates of another. 

Fuget was taken to the Audrain County jail. He is eligible for bond.


Callaway Arrest18-May-2016

The Highway Patrol arrested a man last night [Tuesday] on multiple charges after he fled from authorities in Callaway County. 

According to the MSHP website, 22-year-old Donovan Baylis, of Columbia, was arrested around 11:21 pm. He faces charges of felony possession of methamphetamine, speeding 94 in a 70 mile-per-hour zone, and resisting arrest by flight. 

Baylis was transported to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond.

Columbia Bridge Work to Begin18-May-2016

MoDOT crews have begun work on the Garth Avenue bridge slide in Columbia. 

Construction began at 7 am this morning [Wednesday]. The westbound I-70 ramp at providence was closed last night and will last until 5 pm today. 

MoDOT workers are using dish soap to slide the new bridge into place.


Counties Clean Water Act Penalty18-May-2016

Gasconade and Warren Counties will pay a cash penalty of $3,000 to the Environmental Protection Agency for violating the Clean Water Act.

KRCG reports an investigation by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers found the counties violated the Act by failing to obtain permits from the Corps for gravel mining operations. 

The violations impacted approximately 2,400 linear feet of Third Creek and Crider Creek in Gasconade County and 2,600 linear feet of Massie Creek in Warren County.

The settlement is subject to a 40-day public comment period before it becomes final.


Fatal Gasconade County Crash18-May-2016

A two-vehicle accident in Gasconade County yesterday morning [Tuesday] resulted in a fatality. 

Sergeant Scott White, of the Highway Patrol, confirmed yesterday afternoon [Tuesday] the 56-year-old Carolyn Smith, of the state of Georgia, died in the accident outside of Rosebud. 

The collision occurred on Highway 50 at County Line Road shortly before 10 am. A Chevrolet Sliverado, being driven by Smith, crossed the center line and struck a tractor-trailer head-on. 

Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.


Holts Summit Break-Ins18-May-2016

Law enforcement in Holts Summit and Callaway County are looking for suspects in several home break-ins and attempted break-ins on the same street last week.

KRCG reports there were five homes on Choctaw Ridge involved. That street is partially in the city limits of Holts Summit and partially in the county. 

The break-ins in the city occurred last Tuesday, and the one in the county took place Thursday. The break ins in the city all took place during daylight hours and the perpetrator forced entry through the back door in all of them. In the county, the attempt came at night.

Holts Summit police project the attempts are related. 

Citizens are asked to remain vigilant.


In Sports18-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Colorado Rockies last night, 3 -1. Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis did not allow a hit until the fifth inning. The Cards didn't score until the seventh, when they got consecutive two-out singles by Almedys Diaz, Kolten Wong and Randal Grichuk. Jaime Garcia allowed three runs and five singles with four walks in five innings.



The Kansas City Royals defeated the Boston Red Sox yesterday [Tuesday], 8 - 4. Paul Orlando hit a two-run home, a two-run single, and a stand-up triple to pace the Royals offense. Omar Infante and Alcides Escobar also drove in runs for Kansas City. Yordano Ventura gave up four runs and seven hits exiting in the fifth with a one-run lead.


The St. Louis Blues lost to the San Jose Sharks last night in the Scott Trade Center, 4 - 0. Brent Burns shut out the Blues in the goal. The loss ties the Western Conference Final, 1 - 1.



JCPS Lawsuit18-May-2016

A lawsuit against Jefferson City Public Schools concluded yesterday [Tuesday], ruling in favor of a teacher who claimed she was forced out of her job. 

Multiple media outlets reports Karen Ray was awarded $225,000 in punitive damages. The trial had been on-going a week before a verdict was reached. 

Ray claimed she was forced out of her job through bullying, deceit, and threats. The former high school principal Jeff Dodson was named in the lawsuit. 

Ray also said school administrators discriminated against her on teh basis of gender. 

Ray's former co-worker Laura Cooper has filed a similar lawsuit against the district, which will be heard in September.


Jefferson City Doctor Pleads18-May-2016

A Jefferson City physician has pled guilty in federal court to making false statements related to health care matters.

The US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri's office reports 60-year-old Randall Meyer waived his right to a jury and pled guilty to making false statements in order to receive payment on health care claims. 

Meyer is a physician, surgeon, and a partner at Central Missouri Cardiology, P.C. The case involves the treatment of 14 patients during 2010. Meyer admitted to claiming certain conditions were 70% worse in order to ensure claims would be paid. 

Meyer must pay $76,000 in restitution and surrender his medical license within 2 weeks under terms of the plea.


Moderate Gasconade Accident18-May-2016

A Moscow Mills woman was moderately hurt after a single-vehicle crash in Gasconade County yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 21-year-old Briana Counts was driving a 1999 Ford Escort northbound on Highway 19. Just south of Lovers Lane, the vehicle went off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. 

Counts was transported to Mercy Hospital in Washington by ambulance.


Serious Columbia Accident18-May-2016

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a serious vehicle accident yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon. 

KRCG reports the crash happened in the southbound lanes of Highway 63 at Route B around 2 pm.

An SUV and a tractor trailer were involved. The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, the driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.

No identities have been released. More information as it becomes available.


Serrano-Vitorino Hearing18-May-2016

The Mexico nationalist accused of murdering five people in March had a hearing yesterday [Tuesday] in Montgomery County. 

Pablo Serrano-Vitorino is accused in the shooting death of Randy Nordman in New Florence during the manhunt leading up to his capture. 

Serrano-Vitorino will likely stand trial for the death of Nordman. 

He is also accused of killing four men in Kansas City, Kansas.

Relatives of the deceased in Kansas City attended the hearing to show support for Nordman's family. 

Serrano-Vitorino's arraignment is scheduled for June 1st where the judge will hear his plea of guilty or not-guilty. 

The Montgomery County prosecuting attorney plans to seek the death penalty.

Sheriff's Report18-May-2016

Yesterday [Tuesday] the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested 50-year-old James Stockton, of Wellsville, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of domestic assault.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Domestic disturbance along Pleasant Street in Farber.
2.      Trespass along Highway 54.
3.      Road hazard along Highway 19.
4.      Careless driver along Highway W.
5.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

Soybean Council Appointments18-May-2016

New leaders have been elected to Missouri Soybean Boards this week.

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council board of directors recently added two new members, Mark Lehenbauer, of Hannibal, and Aaron Porter, of Dexter. The Merchandising Council is a statewide, farmer-led organization that conducts research, outreach, education, and market development efforts to support soybean farmers. 

The Missouri Soybean Association board added John Hunter, of Essex, Andrew Lance, of Barnard, and Renee Fordyce, of Bethany. The MSA is a statewide membership organization designed to increase the profitability of Missouri soybean farmers.


Columbia Bridge Replacement Rescheduled17-May-2016

The bridge replacement on I-70 in Columbia has been rescheduled. 

The construction, which was scheduled for this past weekend, was delayed due to inclement weather. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports the traffic switch on I-70 at Garth is planned for tonight [Tuesday] at 9 pm. One lane in either direction will be closed until 5 am tomorrow [Wednesday]. 

The Garth bridge slide will begin around 7 am tomorrow [Wednesday] morning. 

In addition, the westbound I-70 ramp at Providence will be closed overnight, and Garth Avenue at I-70 will be closed overnight and tomorrow [Wednesday].


Columbia Council Approves Downtown Construction Freeze17-May-2016

The Columbia City Council approve a freeze on demolition and building permits last night [Monday] within one mile of MU's campus.

The decision will be applied to downtown, lasting until December 1st of this year.

The temporary freeze applies to multi-family housing units, something downtown Columbia has seen a boom in for the past few years.


Feeding Ban on Deer to Take Effect17-May-2016

The Missouri Department of Conversation reminds residents in 29 counties that deer feeding will be banned.

The new regulation will become effective on May 30th. 

Grain, salt products, minerals and other consumable products used to attract deer are now prohibited year round in the following counties within the listening area: Boone, Callaway,  Cole, Cooper, Franklin, Gasconade, Macon, Moniteau, Osage,  Randolph, and Warren.

The feeding ban is intended to limit the spread of chronic wasting disease, which is a fatal neurological disease that infects deer and other members of the deer family.


 

Fulton Man Pleads to Fleeing From Police17-May-2016

A Fulton man pled guilty yesterday to multiple charges in Callaway County Court. 

The Callaway Prosecuting Attorney's Office reports 24-year-old Joseph Underwood pled guilty to charges of possession of methamphetamine, resisting a lawful stop, possession oa controlled substance, and driving while revoked. 

Underwood admitted that he fled from an officer attempting to stop him for speeding thsi past January. He then crashed into a tree along County Road 391. 

The judge sentenced him to five years of supervised probation and 50 days in jail.


Fulton Vehicle-Break in Suspect Sentenced17-May-2016

A Columbia teenager is headed to prison for a long string of thefts from vehicles.

The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney's Office reports LaDarion Hunt pled guilty yesterday [Monday] to charges of burglary, theft, property damage, and theft of a firearm.

Hunt is accused of breaking into several places in October 2015 and stealing at least two firearms. The locations included several areas in Fulton. He is accused of similar actions in Boone County.


Hallsville Fire17-May-2016

A Boone County family has been displaced after a fire damaged their home yesterday [Monday] afternoon. 

KRCG reports Boone County firefighters responded to the 16,000 block of Route U northwest of Hallsville shortly after 3:30 p.m.

Investigation revealed the fire started in the basement of the structure and burned a hole in the first floor of the home. 

The homeowner initially refused to leave the building. He made sure his dog was safe from the flames before exiting. 

No one was reported injured.

The fire department reminds citizens that toxic gases released by fires are highly lethal, and every year firefighters lose their lives due to smoke inhalation. Homeowners are advised to get out of their home as soon as a fire is detected.


Horrible 100 List17-May-2016

The Humane Society of the United States has released their annual "Horrible 100" list. 

On the list, 30 are located in Missouri. 3 'puppy mills' were found in the listening area. 

Two are located in Montgomery City: High Point Kennel and Country Pets. 

One is located in Hallsville, the Sunshine Kennel.

Detrimental conditions include unclean living spaces, underweight dogs, injuries to the animals, and untimely deaths.


In Sports17-May-2016

Yesterday's game between the Kansas City Royals and Boston Red Sox was postponed due to inclement weather. The series is set to begin tonight [Tuesday] with Yordano Ventura pitching for KC against Rick Porcello. First pitch is at 7:15 pm. 


The St. Louis Cardinals are set to begin a series at home against the Colorado Rockies. Jaime Garcia takes the mound for the Redbirds against Rockies' Chad Bettis. First pitch is at 7:15 pm.




The MU baseball team's game against rival Oklahoma that was schedule today [Tuesday] was also canceled yesterday [Monday] due to inclement weather. 





The St. Louis Blues take on the San Jose Sharks this evening at 7 pm for the second round of Western Conference Finals.




Jefferson City Man Sentenced for Child Porn Charges17-May-2016

A man was sentenced in federal court yesterday [Monday] for receiving and attempting to distribute child pornography. 

US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri reports 35-year-old Dustin Trail was sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced him to a supervised release for 10 years following his prison term.

Investigators discovered nearly 15,000 images on Trail's computer which contained possible child pornography. Web video fragments and images were also found. 

Trail admitted to trading child pornography with a dozen individuals online.


Jefferson City Man Sentenced for Cocaine17-May-2016

A Jefferson City man has been sentenced for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. 

The office of the US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri reports 41-year-old Herbert Rogers was sentenced to 6 years in prison for charges of possession with intent. 

In January of last year, officers executed a search warrant at Rogers apartment, where he was found attempting to flush nearly a pound of drugs down the toilet. 

Rogers later pled guilty to the charge.


Montgomery County Crash17-May-2016

A Foristell teen was minorly hurt in a two-vehicle crash in Montgomery County yesterday [Monday] evening. 

The Highway Patrol reports 17-year-old McKenna Wehrend was driving a 2006 Toyota Scion eastbound on I-70. Around 5:50 pm at the 181 mile-marker, Wehrend lost control on wet pavement. She struck a 2020 Kentworth, driven by Lorance Lorentino, 53, of Oklahoma. 

The Scion traveled off the left side of the roadway and hit a median wall. 

Wehrend suffered minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to St. Joseph West hospital.


MU Graduate Responsible for Train Crash17-May-2016

The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled an MU graduate, who was driving a train in Philadelphia last year [2015], was 'distracted' when that train crashed. 

Engineer Brandon Bostian was allegedly listening to radio traffic pertaining to another train when he approached a sharp curve and could not slow in time. 

Four people died in the accident. Bostian was suspended without pay. No word at this time on if he will face charges for the incident.


Serious Crash in Gasconade County17-May-2016

The Highway Patrol has responded to a serious accident in Gasconade County.

The accident happened just before 10 am near Rosebud. Here's MSHP spokesperson Sergeant Scott White with more:

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This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.

Sheriff's Report17-May-2016

On Saturday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested the following: 

1.      Joseph Richards, 29 of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while revoked, failure to provide proof of vehicle insurance, and displaying license plates of another. The original incident occurred in March.

2.      Jeffrey Clayton, 30, of Columbia, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Loose livestock along Highway W.
2.      Trespass along Highway T.
3.      Civil dispute from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
4.      911 call along Audrain Road 834.
 

Yesterday [Monday] the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Patrick Lansing, 21, of Auxvasse, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of stealing.

2.      Earl Schierbaum III, 37, of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of possessing wildlife illegally.
 
Investigated:

1.      Alarm call along Highway FF.
2.      Fraud along Highway U.
3.      Careless driver along Highway 54.
4.      Road hazard along Highway KK.

Sports Apparel Scam17-May-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning citizens to be wary of suspicious websites offering discount sports apparel. 

The BBB recently became aware of several websites that fans have reported receiving poor quality merchandise from, while other received nothing for their money.

One of the sites, fanaticoutlets.com, offers "authentic" Reebok Blues jerseys marked down to $60 from $250.

Another site, officiallymlb.com, advertises authentic Majestic Cardinals players' jerseys for $32, down from the original price of $250.


Three Subjects Headed to Prison for Columbia Meth Ring17-May-2016

Three men have been sentenced to their role in a Boone County drug ring. 

ABC17 reports Ryan Ellingboe, of Columbia, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison. Shane Callahan, of Columbia, was sentenced to five years in federal prison, and Todd Zazilenski, of Arizona, was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. All are ineligible for parole. 

The three are accused of selling methamphetamine in Boone County after law enforcement seized several pounds of the drug in their possession back in 2015.

All had pled guilty to their charges.


Torch Run is Today17-May-2016

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is scheduled for today [Tuesday] in Moberly. 

The Torch Run is a 9-mile event happening today at 1 pm.

Sergeant Daniel Pilkington, of the Moberly Correctional Center, says the event raises money and brings attention to the cause. 

The run will begin at Orscheln Farm and Home. The public is encouraged to attend.


Audrain Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam16-May-2016

The Audrain County Sheriff's Office is reporting a new phone fraud in the area. 

Residents have reported receiving calls from people claiming to represent the IRS. The caller states that the resident owes money, and if not paid, law enforcement will come to their house and collect the money or take the resident to jail.  

The Sheriff's Office reminds residents that the IRS will not call residents if the resident owes back taxes; the IRS will send a letter.  

Citizens are encouraged to report any calls received in this manner.


Auxvasse Arrest16-May-2016

An Auxvasse man faces multiple felony charges after a weekend incident in Audrain County. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 29-year-old Jeremy Smith was taken into custody around 10 am Saturday. 

He faces charges of felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of burglary tools, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and felony resisting arrest by fleeing. 

Smith was transported to the Audrain County jail awaiting bond.


Callaway Arrest16-May-2016

One person was injured after a 4-vehicle crash in Callaway County yesterday [Sunday] evening. 

The Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred on westbound I-70 at mile marker 144 around 7:35 pm. 

A 2015 Dodge Dart was merging lanes and struck the right front corner of a 2011 Buick. The Dodge Dart then slid into the median and traveled under the cables, entering the eastbound lanes. A 2004 Honda Civic moved to avoid it and entered the median, striking the median cables. 

The Dodge Dart rotated counter-clockwise and stuck a 2010 Dodge Caravan. The Dodge Caravan traveled off the roadway and struck a concrete culvert. The Dodge Dart came to rest in the eastbound passing lane of I-70. 

The driver of the Dodge Dart, 61-year-old Joseph Palen, of Marshall, was minorly hurt. He was taken to University Hospital by ambulance.


Cattle Fraud Hearing16-May-2016

A Bowling Green man accused of bilking cattle owners will be arraigned today [Monday].
 
46-year-old Thomas Hughes is charged with felony defrauding secured creditors, theft and passing a bad check.

Authorities allege the suspect used a fraudulent investment scheme to steal $240,000 dollars in money and livestock from 13 victims in Pike, Montgomery and Ralls counties over three years.

Additionally, Hughes is accused of hiding assets and selling mortgaged property without the consent of a Bowling Green bank that loaned him $40,000 dollars in 2011.


Child Abuse Trial to Begin Today16-May-2016

The trial for a 32-year-old Mexico man accused of child abuse begins today [Monday]. 

According to a probable cause statement, Monte Ashcraft is accused of injuring a three-month-old infant that was received at the Audrain Medical Center's ER in 2014.

Apparently, the infant had a broken right arm. A doctor reviewed the injury and determined it to be abusive trauma. The infant also had fractured ribs and was also significantly undernourished.

Ashcraft and the babies mother allegedly waited 2 days to seek medical attention after noticing the injury to the arm.


Columbia Bridge Work Delayed16-May-2016

The insertion of a new bridge on I-70 in Columbia was post-poned this weekend due to rain.

Missouri Department of Transportation crews had planned to put in a new bridge at Garth Avenue yesterday [Sunday].

Due to inclement weather, the bridge addition has been postponed until further notice, although MoDOT hopes to have the road prep completed tomorrow night [Tuesday].


Cooper Drug Arrest16-May-2016

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office arrested one man Friday evening after a narcotics search warrant was served. 

Sheriff Jerry Wolf reports the warrant was served in the 2500 block of Main Street in Boonville. Officers found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, and other paraphernalia utilized in distribution at the residence. 

Arrested was 61-year-old Randall Benedict, of Boonville. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the East Central Drug Task Force and Boonville Police Department. 


Dog Shot in Holts Summit16-May-2016

One suspect was arrested and another on the run after the two allegedly shot a dog in Callaway County this weekend. 

ABC17 reports 27-year-old Rafael Hickmon is charged with felony unlawful possession of a firearm and animal abuse.

Around 4:00 p.m. Friday, Callaway Sheriff's Deputies responded to the Evergreen apartment complex off State Road AA near Holts Summit for a report of shots fired.

Investigation revealed the victim dog was on a leash and being controlled by its owners when the incident happened. Deputies found Hickmon on-scene and arrested him. 24-year-old Jernail Hickmon fled the scene. 

Authorities believe Jernail Hickmon is in the Holts Summit or Jefferson City area.

Several small children were also nearby when the shooting happened. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.


Drug Arrest in Boonville16-May-2016

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office arrested one man Friday evening after a narcotics search warrant was served. 

Sheriff Jerry Wolf reports the warrant was served in the 2500 block of Main Street in Boonville. Officers found methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a firearm, and other paraphernalia utilized in distribution at the residence. 

Arrested was 61-year-old Randall Benedict, of Boonville. 

The Sheriff's Office was assisted by the East Central Drug Task Force and Boonville Police Department.

Fatal Moniteau Accident16-May-2016

A Syracuse teen has died following a two-vehicle accident in Moniteau County last night [Sunday]. 

The Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 9:35 pm on US Highway 50 one mile west of Snodgrass County Road. 

16-year-old Lilyann Nanneman was driving a 2000 Toyota Camry westbound on Highway 50. The vehicle crossed the center line and struck a 2014 Ram 3500, driven by 47-year-old Donald Becker, of Tipton, head-on. 

Nanneman was pronounced dead-at-the-scene. Becker and occupant 48-year-old Lisa Becker both suffered moderate injuries and were transported to Capital Region Center by ambulance.


Firefighter Memorial16-May-2016

A memorial was held this weekend in Kingdom City, honoring four Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty.

The ceremonies were held at the Fire Fighter's Memorial in Kingdom City. Saturday, a candlelight vigil was held at for all fire fighters who have died while serving their communities.

Yesterday [Sunday], the names of the the four firefighters who died last year will be added tot he monument wall. They are Battalion Chief Christopher A. Tindall, Engineer-Firefighter Larry W. Lawhorn, Fire Apparatus Operator Larry J. Leggio, and Firefighter John V. Mesh.




Hy-Vee Recall16-May-2016

Hy-Vee has issued a voluntary recall for two separate products due to possible contamination of listeria. 

Frozen Hy-Vee Vegetable Fried Rice and Chicken Fried Rice have both been recalled. Affected products were sold with a use-by date of Nov. 5th of 2017 or sooner. 

Customers may return the product for a full refund.


In Sports16-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the L.A. Dodgers last night, 5 - 2, avoiding a sweep. Yadier Molina pinch-hit in the 7th for Mike Leake, scoring 2 that put the Cards ahead. Matt Carpenter hit his 8th home run of the season, and Mike Leake got his 2nd win of the year. The Cards are off today [Monday] as the Colorado Rockies travel to St. Louis for tomorrow's game. 



The Kansas City Royals defeated the Atlanta Braves yesterday [Sunday], 4 - 2. Kendrys Morales hit a 2-run walk-off homer in the 13th inning to give the Royals the win. It was his 5th home run of the year. The Royals are home today [Monday] starting a series against the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox send Rick Porcelle to the mound against Yordano Ventura for K.C. First pitch is at 6:05 pm. 


The St. Louis Blues took down the San Jose Sharks last night, 2 - 1, in game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 32 shots. David Backes and Jori Lethera scored for the Blues. Game 2 is tomorrow [Tuesday] in St. Louis.



The MU baseball team lost to the Georgia Bulldogs, 5-2, yesterday [Sunday]. Auxvasse native Zach Lavy homered in the loss. The Tigers drop to 25-27. They will play Oklahoma [Tuesday]. 

It was announced yesterday [Sunday] the MU softball team will play Brigham Young University for the first round of NCAA Regionals on Thursday in Columbia.


MCHC Investigating Shigella Outbreak16-May-2016

The Moniteau County Health Center is investigating a Shigella outbreak in the county. 

According to a press release on their Facebook page, the Health Center is investigating over 70 cases among students, faculty, and family members experiencing symptoms associated with the Shigella bacteria. 

The bacteria is spread through ingestion. The Health Center has been working to educate the public on how to minimize transmission. 

This announcement comes just days after about 20 students and 2 faculty were out sick from the Tipton R-VI School District. 3 cases of Shigella have been confirmed there. Superintendent Scott Jarvis says the buildings are being sterilized in preparation of summer school. 


Moberly Arrest16-May-2016

The Moberly Police Department arrested a man this weekend on multiple felony charges. 

Sergeant C. Robinson, of MPD, reports a 24-year-old Moberly man was arrested on Saturday in the 500 block of W. Logan Street. 

The subject faces charges of domestic abuse in the first degree, felonious restraint, endangering the welfare of a child, and armed criminal action. 

The Moberly man was taken to the Randolph County jail awaiting formal charges. His identity has not yet been released.


Public Records Bill16-May-2016

Gov. Jay Nixon is considering whether to sign a series of bills that would scale back Missouri's open public records law.

The Legislature approved limiting access to police body camera footage, agricultural data and some criminal records. 

Supporters say closing the records will protect the privacy of individuals and businesses. They say establishing guidelines for body cameras will make it more likely police departments will use them, and keeping farmers' information private will encourage them to participate in programs that track livestock disease.

But transparency advocates say chipping away at Missouri's open records law will reduce public accountability.


Sheriff's Report16-May-2016

On Friday, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Robert Goins, II, 42, of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for aggravated stalking, violation of an order of protection, and driving while revoked.

2.      Erica Hoffman, 27, of Mexico, for driving while revoked.
 
Also investigated was:

1.      Harassment along Audrain Road 9832.
2.      Animal abuse along Highway 54.
3.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 343 and 306.
4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 989.
5.      Road hazards along Highway 54 and Audrain Road 355.
6.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Jane Pineiro,49 of Benton City, for domestic assault.

2.      Reinaldo Pineiro, 63 of Benton City, for domestic assault.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Morris Street in Benton City.
2.      Abandoned property along Audrain Road 929.
3.      Alarm call along Highway FF.
4.      Careless driver along Highway 54.

Bring Jobs Home Act Passed13-May-2016

The Missouri General Assembly has given final approval to the Bring Jobs Home Act. 

The act would authorize a tax deduction for businesses that have moved out of state to come back to Missouri.

The bill now heads to Governor Jay Nixon's desk.


Camden County School Bus Accident13-May-2016

Two people were injured after a crash involving a school bus in Camden County yesterday [Thursday] morning. 

The Highway Patrol reports the school bus, from Camdenton R-III, was traveling southbound on MO 7 a half-mile north of Sweatt Road near Montreal. 

A 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix, driven by 33-year-old Stephen Ramos, Jr., of Montreal, was traveling northbound on MO 7. 

Around 7:20 am, the Grand Prix crossed the center line for an unknown reason and struck the school bus head-on. 

Ramos suffered serious injuries. He was flown by staff for life to University Hospital. Grand Prix occupant, Stephen Ramos, Sr., was minorly hurt and transported by accident to Lake Regional. 

No students were injured in the accident.


Champ Clark Bridge Gets Funding13-May-2016

The state of Missouri is projecting it has found funding to replace the Champ Clark Bridge at Louisiana.

The project is included on a list of proposed construction over the next five years, called the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program. 

The announcement comes after years of lobbying by Pike County leaders and a deadly 2011 accident that prompted a federal lawsuit. 

The replacement will cost more than $60 million and will be built just south of the 88-year-old Champ Clark Bridge. Missouri plans to commit at least 28 million dollars as its share, with Illinois picking up the rest.

There is no timetable yet for construction.


Coalition Files Lawsuit Against MU13-May-2016

The Coalition of Graduate Workers officially filed their lawsuit against the University of Missouri yesterday [Thursday]. 

According to a press release, the coalition, along with several graduate workers, filed a lawsuit in Boone County Circuit Court, challenging MU's refusal to recognize and bargain with CGW as a representative of grad students at the Columbia campus. 

MU graduate students voted last week to unionize, and the University rejected the vote, saying legally they were not able to unionize. 

MU has yet to comment on the lawsuit. 


Columbia Shooting Arrest13-May-2016

The identity has been released of the man arrested in connection to Columbia shooting yesterday [Thursday]. 

Officer Latisha Stroer, of CPD, reports officers responded to the 2600 block of Quall Drive around 12:51 pm [Thursday]. Officers located and arrested Kirk Powell. 

Apparently, an argument had happened between Powell and another person. Witnesses allegedly saw Powell fire one shot into the air. 

Powell was taken into custody on suspicion of felony unlawful use of a weapon.

Firefighter Memorial13-May-2016

A memorial will be held this weekend in Kingdom City, honoring four Missouri firefighters who died in the line of duty. 

The ceremonies will be held at the Fire Fighter's Memorial in Kingdom City. Tomorrow [Saturday] a candlelight vigil will be held at 9 pm for all fire fighters who have died while serving their communities. 

On Sunday at 10:30 am, the names of the the four firefighters who died last year will be added tot he monument wall. They are Battalion Chief Christopher A. Tindall, Engineer-Firefighter Larry W. Lawhorn, Fire Apparatus Operator Larry J. Leggio, and  Firefighter John V. Mesh.


Heritage Weekend13-May-2016

Columbia Parks and Recreation are hosting their annual Heritage Weekend in Douglas Park. 

Events will be held tomorrow from 4 pm - 8 pm and then again on Sunday. 

Entertainment include games, live music, and activities. The event is free and open to the public.


In Sports13-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the L.A. Angels last night [Thursday], 12 - 10. Adam Wainwright earned his 3rd straight win. Matt Holiday hit 2 home runs, going 4 for 5, and Matt Carpenter also went deep for his 7th homer of the season. The win completes the series sweep for the Cards over LA. They start a weekend series against the Dodgers today. The Cards send Michael Wacha to the mound against Ross Stripling. First pitch is at 9:10 pm.


The Kansas City Royals fell to the New York Yankees, 7 - 3. Alex Gordon went deep for his 4th home run in the loss. Ian Kennedy went 6-1/3, giving up all 7 runs. The Royals start a weekend series at home against the Atlanta Braves. Edison Volquez takes the mound tonight against Julio Teheran. First pitch is at 1:15 pm today [Friday].  


The San Jose Sharks took down the Nashville Predators last night 5-0, and took the series 4-3, which means the Sharks will face the St. Louis Blues in the Western Conference Finals. Games 1 is in St. Louis on Sunday. 



The MU baseball team are home tonight [Friday] against the University of Georgia. First pitch is at 6 pm at Taylor Stadium.





Internet Tax Exemption Passed13-May-2016

Missouri lawmakers have passed a sales tax exemption for Internet use.

The Missouri House and Senate voted yesterday [Thursday] to send the bill to Governor Jay Nixon.

There currently are no sales taxes on Internet access or use in Missouri. 

Lawmakers ditched a bill aimed at ensuring sales tax exemptions for companies that provide telecommunications services and data analysis. Researchers estimated enacting that provision would mean the state couldn't collect more than $900 million next fiscal year.

Instead, legislators blocked the Revenue Department from seeking those taxes until August 2017.


Jefferson City Accident Shut Down US-50 Yesterday13-May-2016

A two-vehicle crash in Jefferson City yesterday morning [Thursday] shut down traffic on northbound US Highway 50 for about 30 minutes. 

Officer Jason Sederwall, of JCPD, reports the accident occurred around 8:30 am at the intersection of Dix Road and the exit ramp from Highway 50. 

A 1999 Infinity SUV,d riven by Patience Beasley, 24, of Jefferson City, was making a left turn from the ramp. The SUV struck a 1997 Chevrolet Van, driven by 48-year-old Bradley Schmitz, of Jefferson City. 

Beasley had an adult passenger and three children in her vehicle. She was  transported to a local hospital for her injuries. Schmitz was uninjured.


Last Day of Legislative Session13-May-2016

Missouri lawmakers enter their final day of work with time running short for contentious bills on guns, abortions and taxes.

The Missouri Constitution sets a 6 p.m. Friday deadline for lawmakers to pass bills.

Measures still to be decided include expanding gun rights, further restricting abortions, and a measure asking voters to raise the fuel tax by nearly 6 cents per gallon for roads and bridges.

Measures already defeated include legalizing medical marijuana and allowing people with religious objections to deny wedding-related services to same-sex couples.

Measure that have already become law include several new ethics bills and a change to the school funding formula.


More Info Into MU Softball Investigation13-May-2016

More information has been released about the investigation into the MU softball team. 

A letter from the softball's Unity Council, comprised of players, was sent to MU Athletic Director Mack Rhoades. It says allegations against Coach Ehren Earlywine were made with the intention to get Earlywine fired, and that the suspected motivation for the complaints were due to player's competition to have a position on the field.

On May 10, Doug Gillis, the team's pitching coach, was told before leaving for the SEC tournament he would be suspended due to an unspecified allegation against him. The  allegation was dropped the next day.

At a meeting Tuesday evening, players and coaches met with Executive Associate Athletic Director Tim Hickman. Players addressed so-called "interrogations" conducted by Rhoades,  claiming they were pressured to say things that would support Rhoades' personal attack on Earleywine.

MU has only confirmed the investigation and has not commented further.


Off-Duty Police Officer Shoots Man13-May-2016

An off-duty Fulton police officer has shot a man following a road rage incident in Callaway County last night [Thursday]. 

ABC17 reports the incident happened around 10 pm last night in the 9,000 block of County Road 445 near Mokane. 

Apparently, the victim was operating an ATV in a reckless manner, nearly striking another vehicle and forcing the vehicle driver to take evasive action. 

Soon after the near-collision, the ATV driver allegedly stopped and confronted the driver of the vehicle, which was the off-duty officer. The ATV driver then allegedly began to physically assault the officer. During the fight, the officer fired his gun, striking the other drive. 

The victim was taken to University Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He is accused of driving while intoxicated and assault on a law enforcement officer. 

The Callaway County Sheriff's Office is investigating.


Port Bill Passed13-May-2016

The Missouri House and Senate have passed a bill that would bolster support for Missouri's ports. 

The proposal would create industrial manufacturing zones for the purpose of establishing a funding source for port development. It also creates tax incentives for entities that utilize the ports. 

The goal of the bill is to help grow Missouri ports and make them more self-sufficient. 

The bill heads to Governor Jay Nixon's desk.


Serious Motorcycle Accident in JC13-May-2016

A Jefferson City man was seriously injured after crashing his motorcycle in the Missouri Capital  last night [Thursday]. 

Sergeant Doug Roudiger, of JCPD, reports Joint Communications received a 911 call around 9:13 pm on US 54 just south of MO 179. 

Investigation revealed a 2011 Yamaha Motorcycle was traveling on the entrance ramp to US 54. The vehicle failed to maintain its lane and went off the side of the roadway. The operator lost control and the motorcycle went down on its side between the ramp and highway and began sliding. The driver was ejected. The vehicle came to rest in the median and the motorcyclist landed in the roadway. 

The driver, identified as 29-year-old Steven Delacruz, suffered serious injuries. He was taken via Staff for Life to University Hospital.


Serve Inc. Needs New Truck13-May-2016

A non-for-profit organization in Fulton is collecting money for a new vehicle. 

Serve, Inc., a Callaway County community support organization, currently uses a 1999 box truck to transport donations. 

Executive Director Steve Mallinckrodt says the vehicle is used to deliver food all over the county:

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If interested in donating, please contact Serve Inc. in Fulton.

Sheriff's Report13-May-2016

Yesterday [Thursday], the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested the following:

1.      Caleb Barse, 23, of Vandalia, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and speeding.

2.      Coral Ball, 19, of Vandalia, for domestic assault.

3.      Donna Joyce, 34, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of failure to drive on the right half of the roadway.
 
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Linn Street in Farber.
2.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 852.
3.      Domestic disturbance along Second Street in Rush Hill.
4.      911 call along Audrain Road 9308.
5.      Fraud along Highway W.
6.      Careless driver along Highway 22.
7.      Harassment from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

Students Out at Tipton13-May-2016

About twenty students were out sick yesterday [Thursday] for the Tipton R-IV School District's last day of the academic year. 

According to Superintendent Scott Jarvis, the district has been working with the Health Department for the last month after three cases of Shigella was confirmed. 

It is unclear if these other students, who are about kindergarten-aged, also have the bacterial infection. 

Jarvis has ordered the buildings to be disinfected and cleaned to prepare for summer school on the 23rd.


Three Recalls Issued13-May-2016

Three voluntary recalls has been issued for various food products. 

Whole Foods Market is recalling one batch of it's Korean BBQ Sauce because the product contains undeclared peanut coconut sauce. The affected batch has a sell-by date of Oct. 19th, 2017. 

Ajinomoto Windsor, Incorporated, has issued a recall on about 30 different products due to possible contamination of Listeria Monocytogenes. 

And Garland Ventures had issued a recall of All Fresh Foods 'Enjoy Chicken Fried Rice' in 20 ounce packages due to possibly listeria contamination. The affected products were sold between September of last year and March of this year.


Update on Serrano-Vitorino Hearing13-May-2016

The Mexico nationalist accused of murdering 5 people in March had a preliminary hearing yesterday [Thursday] in Montgomery County court. 

Pablo Serrano-Vitorino is charged with the murder of Randy Nordman, of New Florence, and four men in Kansas City, Kansas. 

The prosecution called several witnesses who gave hours of testimony yesterday. Also presented was the rifle Serrano-Vitorino allegedly used to murder Nordman. 

Serrano-Vitorino's arraignment was scheduled for June 1st. Montgomery County Prosecuting attorney Nathan Carroz has already stated he will seek the death penalty.


Voter ID Bill13-May-2016

Missourians will decide this fall whether to amend the state Constitution to allow lawmakers to tighten voter ID requirements.

The House and Senate approved the proposed amendment this week. The measure will bypass Governor Jay Nixon and go on the November ballot.

Republicans have tried for more than a decade to require voters to show photo ID, saying it will prevent voter fraud

Democrats say such a requirement could disenfranchise thousands of voters who don't have a driver's license or other identifications.

The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled against such measures in the past.


Bowling Green Hearing Continued12-May-2016

A court hearing has been continued to June 8th for a Bowling Green man facing multiple felonies.

46-year-old Frederick Hill, III, is charged with domestic assault, arson and tampering with a motor vehicle.

The incidents allegedly happened on April 22nd along Highway Y southwest of Bowling Green. The suspect is accused of hitting a woman in the face, setting fire to a camper, and using a tire tool to break windows on a vehicle.


Cole Serious Accident12-May-2016

A three-vehicle accident in Cole County yesterday [Wednesday] left two people moderately hurt and one person seriously injured. 

The Highway Patrol reports the accident occurred around 12:32 pm on US 54 at the west junction of Monticello Road. 

42-year-old Latonya Murray, of Jefferson City, attempted to cross the westbound lanes of Highway 54 in a 2010 Kia Optima. Murray pulled into the path a 2015 Ford Mustang, driven by 21-year-old Aryn Kirkweg, and a 2010 Ford F150. The vehicles collided. 

Murray suffered serious injuries and was flown by Staff-for-Life to University Hospital in Columbia. Her passenger, 21-year-old Lyn Mans, of Eugene, was moderately hurt and transported to University Hospital by ambulance. Neither of them were wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

Kirkweg was also moderately injured and taken to SSM St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance.


Hogs Destroyed near Fulton12-May-2016

Authorities have destroyed about 100 domestic hogs from a central Missouri herd that is suspected of contracting a frequently fatal disease from feral hogs.

The Missouri Department of Agriculture says officials focused on the Callaway County herd after feral hogs in the area tested positive for pseudorabies. The disease can spread to other animals, livestock and pets. 

The owner of the animals have not yet been identified.

Agriculture department spokeswoman Sarah Alsager says payments are made to producers when their herds are depopulated. 

Missouri is seeking to eradicate feral hogs, which can carry disease and do extensive damage.


In Sports12-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the L.A. Angels last night, 5 - 2. Jaime Garcia earned his 3rd win of the year, going 7 innings, giving up only 4 hits, 2 unearned runs, and striking out 8. The Cards got RBI's from Matt Adams, Kolten Wong, Aledmys Diaz, Matt Carpenter, and Stephen Piscotty. Trevor Rosenthal picked up his 6th save in the win. The Cards go for the series sweep with Adam Wainwright pitching against Jered Weaver of the Angels tonight at 9:05 pm.


The Kansas City Royals beat the New York Yankee yesterday, 7 - 3. Salvador Perez hit a 3 run homer in the first innings. Yodando Ventura earned his 3rd win of the year, and Kendry Morales hit his 4th home run of the season. The Royals look to split the 4 game series today with Ian Kennedy on the mound against Yankees' Nathan Eovaldi. First pitch is at 6:05 pm.


The St. Louis Blues routed the Dallas Stars yesterday, 6 - 1, to take the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs. The Blues got goals from 6 players; Robby Fabbri, Paul Stastny [Stasney], Patrik Berglund, David Backes, Troy Brouwer, and Vladimir Tarasenko. Brian Elliott stopped 31 of 32 shots for the win. The Blues will play the winner of the Nashville Predators for round 3. Puck drops tonight.


Former MU Tiger Max Scherzer tied an MLB record last night [Wednesday] for the Washington Nationals with 20 strike-outs against the Detroit Tigers. Scherzer, a native of St. Louis, won the Big 12 Pitcher of the Year in 2005.

The MU softball team lost to the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks yesterday afternoon, 7 - 4 in the first round of the SEC Tournament. They will find out Sunday where they will play for the NCAA Regionals.


JCPD Gets New K-912-May-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department welcomed a new K-9 officer today [WEdnesday]. 

The new K-9's name is Chopper, and will be handled by Officer Jeremy Bowman. Chopper will work alongside K-9 Buzz and handler Officer Paul Gash. 

Both officers will work with the Community Action team. 

Chopper is originally from Slovakia and was trained in Cape Girardeau.


Judge Votes to Protect Planned Parenthood12-May-2016

A U.S. District Judge has granted a permanent injunction in favor of Planned Parenthood. 

Multiple media outlets report Judge Nanette Laughrey ruled yesterday to protect Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri's license to perform abortions in Columbia.

The state tried to strip the organization of its license for not having a doctor with hospital privileges. 

Planned Parenthood still cannot perform abortions until it has a doctor with those privileges.

The ruling claims the Department of Health and Senior Services likely bowed to political pressure and unfairly revoked the clinic's license.


Man Arrested After Fleeing Crash Site, Other Driver Injured12-May-2016

A Holts Summit man was arrested yesterday [Wednesday] after a two-vehicle, rollover crash in Callaway County. 

Sergeant Bill Ladwig, of the Fulton Police Department, reports officer responded the Route F and US 54 at 1:36 yesterday. Upon arrival, they found one the driver had fled into a nearby wooded area. 

The missing driver was identified as 26-year-old Thomas Bishop, who was due in Callaway County Court. Officers were unable to locate him at that time. 

Around 3:36 pm, FPD received information that Bishop had been spotted back at the accident site. He was arrested there for leaving the scene of an accident, careless and imprudent driving resulting in an accident with injuries, and driving while suspended. 

The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Fulton Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. 

Bishop is being held on a $5,500 bond.

Man Arrested for Shooting Roommate12-May-2016

A man has been arrested in Boone County for allegedly shooting his roommate last week. 

According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, 32-year-old Kenneth Shively was arrested yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon. 

Shively is accused of shooting his 22-year-old roommate last week on Demaret Drive. The victim identified him as the shooter. 

Shively faces charges of assault, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a defaced firearm, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

He is being held in the Boone County Jail on a $14,500 bond.


Man Sentenced for Stealing from North Callaway HS12-May-2016

A 46-year-old man pled guilty in Callaway County court yesterday [Tuesday] on a charge of felony attempting stealing. 

Troy Phillips, of Alexandria, admitted to removing a flatbed trailer from the parking lot of North Callaway High School last June in an attempt to steal it. Phillips later abandoned the trailer along Old Highway 40 not far from the high school entrance.

He was placed on 5 years of supervised probation for the crime.


National Drug Court Month12-May-2016

May is National Drug Court Month. 

According to Audrain County Prosecuting Attorney Jacob Shellabarger, treatment courts are now considered the foundation of criminal justice reform and the most effective strategy to reduce substance abuse and crime. 

This year's theme is 'Criminal Justice Reform in Action'. The initiative began in Missouri in 1993 to use the leverage of the court system to keep criminals engaged in treatment long enough to be successful. 

There are 53 participants on their way to a sober lifestyle in the 12th Circuit, which include Audrain, Montgomery, and Warren counties.


One-Way Streets at MU12-May-2016

Three roads near the MU campus will be changed to one-way streets to make it easier for students to move out of their residence halls today [Thursday]. 

Today and tomorrow [Friday], Hitt Street between Rollins and Lake will be southbound traffic only. Virginia Avenue between Lake and Rollins will be for northbound only. And Rollins Street between Virginia and Hitt will be westbound only. 

MU is urging drivers to avoid the area if possible since they expect heavy traffic around campus.




Serious Cole Accident, Arrest12-May-2016

A 34-year-old Jefferson City man suffered serious injuries after a single-vehicle accident in Cole County last night [Wednesday]. 

The Highway Patrol reports James Holleman was driving a 2003 Chrysler Town & Country eastbound on US 54 around 9:30 pm. Just west of Buffalo Road, the vehicle traveled off the left side of the roadway and overturned. 

Holleman was transported by EMS to St. Mary's Hospital in Jefferson City. 

He faces charges of felony driving while intoxicated and careless and imprudent driving resulting in a crash. 


Serrano-Vitorino Hearing Today12-May-2016

The 40-year-old man charged with killing 5 people in early March has a preliminary hearing today [Thursday] in Montgomery County Court. 

Pablo Serrano-Vitorino, a native of the country-of-Mexico, is accused of killing four people in Kansas City, Kansas, and killing one person in New Florence. He was captured after an 18-hour manhunt on March 8th.

This hearing was rescheduled from last month [April] after the state prosecutor decided to seek the death penalty. Serrano-Vitorino has a hearing set for 1:30 this afternoon in Montgomery City.  




Sheriff's Report12-May-2016

On Tuesday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested 24-year-old Dylan Hatfield, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked.
   
The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Animal abuse along Highway JJ.
2.      Domestic assault along Pine Street in Laddonia.
3.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
4.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
 
Yesterday [Wednesday] the Sheriff’s Office investigated:

1.      Loose livestock along Highway W.
2.      Fraud along Audrain Road 9377.
3.      Alarm call along Highway KK.
4.      911 calls along Highways 54 and J.
5.      Harassment from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
6.      Trespass along Audrain Road 9822.
7.      Domestic assault along Second Street in Rush Hill.
8.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 358.

Suspects on Loose After Home Invasion12-May-2016

Four suspects are on the run after a home invasion involving a firearm last night [Wednesday] in Columbia. 

Officer Latisha Stroer, of CPD, reports officers were dispatched at 10:55 pm to the 1100 block of Vandiver. 

A 63-year-old male victim answered the front door at a knock. A black male with a handgun demanded money. He and three others entered the home. 

The suspects retrieved an undisclosed amount of property before fleeing the area. The male victim received minor injuries but refused medical transport from the scene. 

All four suspects were described as black males, in their twenties, wearing dark clothing. 

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities.


Torch Run12-May-2016

The Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics is coming up next week in Moberly. 

The Torch Run is a 9-mile event happening next Tuesday. Proceeds from the race benefit the Special Olympics. Sergeant Daniel Pilkington, of the Moberly Correctional Center co-coordinated the event with Naomi Smith of the Moberly Police Department. 

Pilkington says the event has nearly doubled since it was began. Local students participate as well, some for multiple years:

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The event takes place next Tuesday at 1 pm.

Vehicle Chase Arrest in Columbia12-May-2016

One person is in custody following a vehicle chase through Columbia yesterday [Wednesday] afternoon.

Officer Latisha Stroer, of CPD, reports Denico Crawley was taken into custody around 2:37 pm. 

Crawley was spotted driving on Providence by Street Crimes Detectives. He was known to have a revoked license. 

Authorities attempted to conduct a traffic stop and Crawley fled. He drove into a yard in the 300 block of West, and struck a tree. He returned to the roadway and drove into a second yard in the 1,000 block of West Stewart. Crawley then fled the vehicle on foot. 

A CPD K9 unit located him hiding just north of the crash location. Crawley had over $1,000 in cash on his person. Methamphetamine was then located in his vehicle. Other drugs was found ot have been thrown from teh vehicle. 

Crawley is being held on a $10,000 bond for leaving the scene of an accident, driving while revoked, resisting arrest, operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner, distribution of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Welfare Bill Passes Senate12-May-2016

Missouri senators have approved legislation to require a private company to review the state's welfare rolls.

The bill needs another House vote before it could go to Gov. Jay Nixon.

Under the measure, the state would hire a company to check people's eligibility for programs such as food stamps. That company would flag questionable cases for state employees to investigate.

Supporters said it's aimed at eliminating waste and fraud. Those opposed say money appropriated for a research committee should instead go to directly help low-income residents.


Amber Alert Still Active11-May-2016

An Amber Alert is still active for a 9-year-old child missing from Rogersville Tennessee. 

The Cooper County Sheriff's Department issued the alert yesterday [Tuesday] for 9-year-old Carlie Trent. She has blonde hair and blue eyes, is approximately 4 foot 8 inches tall, and 75 pounds. 

She was last seen wearing a black and gray tank top and jeans.  

The suspect is 57-year-old Gary Simpson. He is 5 foot 7 inches tall, 157 pounds, is balding, with brown hair and brown eyes.  Simpson was last seen wearing a brown cap, dark colored shirt and jeans.

They may be traveling in a 2002 white Dodge Ram 1500 van, with Tennessee license plate 173GPS.

Information that was received by the department today indicates the pair were possibly sighted in Otterville on Monday.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.

Beekeeping Class11-May-2016

Jefferson Farm and Garden in Columbia is launching a new Certified Master Beekeeping program this weekend. 

A 'Basic Beekeeping for Beginners' class will be offered on Saturday from 8 am - noon.

Amy Dooley, Program Director for Jefferson Farm & Garden, says the class is a good first step:

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If interested in attending, please contact Amy at Jefferson Farm & Garden. There will be additional follow-up opportunities this summer.

Boater Safety Course11-May-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is hosting a boater safety course this weekend. 

The class will be held on Saturday from 9 am - 4:30 pm at the Troop F headquarters in Jefferson City. 

The event is free, but seating is limited. Those interested may pre-register online. 

Missouri law requires any person born after 1983 to carry a boater safety education certification card, along with a picture ID, anytime they operate a vessel on Missouri lakes.


Bowling Green School Investigation11-May-2016

An initial investigation by the Missouri Department of Education has found no evidence of cheating at the Bowling Green R-I School district. 

The district and the state each launched investigations after a student and parent alleged in late April that a teacher provided answers to an end-of-course exam. The state requires the tests in math, English, science and government, and the district conducts additional exams.

A state spokesman said school administrators followed policies for such allegations. The district should get the final results of the investigation in August or September after a forensic analysis of the exams is completed.


Bullying Bill Sent to Nixon11-May-2016

A bill has been sent to Governor Jay Nixon's desk that would tighten standards on school's anti-bullying policies. 

The Missouri House voted yesterday [Tuesday] to set a timeline for school officials to investigate reports of bullying. It was passed by the Senate on Monday. 

The legislation requires school districts to outline procedures for reporting bullying. Officials would have to begin investigation within 2 school days of the report, and must conclude with in 10 days.


Callaway Arrests11-May-2016

The Missouri State Highway Patrol made two separate arrests yesterday [Tuesday] in Callaway County. 

33-year-old Jennifer Wilkewitz, of Kingdom City, was taken into custody around 9:19 pm. She has a misdemeanor warrant from St. Charles County for child neglect. Wilkewitz was taken to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond. 

23-year-old Bradley Annen, of Lake St. Louis, was arrested at 2:31 pm. He is charged with unlawful use of drug paraphernalia and following too closely. He was released on a summons.


Child Impaled at Governor's Mansion Will Survive11-May-2016

A child is recovering after being impaled by the wrought-iron fence outside of the Governor's mansion in Jefferson City yesterday [Tuesday].  

The Jefferson City Fire Department, along with Cole County EMS responded to a 911 call shortly before 2 pm. The child was on a school tour at the time of the incident. 

Rescuers made sure the child was stable and cut the fence, leaving the piece in place for doctors to remove at the hospital. 

The girl's current condition is unknown, though the injuries are not life-threatening. It is unclear how she became impaled on the fence.


Cole Contractor Pleads Not Guilty11-May-2016

A Cole County contractor charged with defrauding customers pled not-guilty in court yesterday [Tuesday]. 

ABC17 reports Ken Jinson is accused of stealing a total of $22,000 from four customers in Cole County. Victims say he was paid ahead of time for work that he never completed. 

Jinson is set to appear in court again in August on charges of theft and deceptive business practice.


CPD Hires LGBT Liason11-May-2016

The Columbia Police Department announced today [Wednesday] that the department has hired an LGBT Liaison. 

Officer Bryana Larimer reports the position was created to bridge any gaps that may exist between the department and LGBT Community. 

Officer Clint Sinclair was selected for the position. He has worked for CPD for 6 years. Additions to his current duties include advising other officers in cases involving LGBT issues and facilitating an open relationship with the LGBT community.




Drug Bill Passed to Nixon11-May-2016

The Missouri General Assembly gave final approval yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon to legislation meant to provide lifesaving support for heroin and opiate overdose victims. 

By a vote of 147-2, the House gave overwhelming bipartisan support to House Bill 1568 that would allow pharmacists to dispense Naloxone, which is an antidote for heroin overdoses, to individuals.

The bill now heads to the Governor Jay Nixon's desk to be signed.


Hail in Audrain County11-May-2016

Hail was reported in Audrain County during this morning's severe thunderstorm. 

The southern-middle area of the county was under a severe thurnderstorm warning from about 10 am until 11 am. Marble-sized hail was reported in Auxvasse, as well as hail in Martinsburg. 

Audrain County Emergency Management's Chris Newbrough says there has been no damage from the storms reported so far.


In Sports11-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the L.A. Angels last night, 8 - 1. Mike Leake earned his first win as a Cardinal going 8 innings, striking out 5. Matt Carpenter hit his 5th and 6th home runs of the year, along with Randal Grichuk and Matt Holiday both going deep. Jamie Garcia takes the mound tonight against Matt Shoemaker for the Angels. First pitch is at 9:05 pm.



The New York Yankees rallied late and beat the Kansas City Royals last night, 10 - 7. Lorenzo Cain became the 2nd player ever to hit 3 home runs off the Yankees in New York. Cheslor Cuthbert also homered for the Royals in the loss. Yordano Ventura is on the hill for KC tonight against Michael Pineda of the Yankees. First pitch is at 6:05 pm.


The final game in round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs is tonight in Dallas between the St. Louis Blues and the Stars. This game will decide who moves on to round 3. The series is tied a 3-3. It is unknown who will start in the goal for the Blues against Dallas' Kari Lethonin. The Puck drops at 7 pm. 


Former MU Tigers Center Evan Boehm has signed a 4 year contract with the Arizona Cardinals. Financial details weren't released. 

The MU softball team begin the SEC Tournament today [Wednesday] against South Carolina. The Lady Tigers are 39 - 13 overall, and the Lady Gamecocks are 35 - 20. First pitch is at 11am. 

4 MU lady Tigers softball players took home awards from the 2016 ALL-SEC Teams:

1. Emily Crane received First Team All-SEC and SEC All-Defensive for Right Field

2.Sami Fagan and Taylor Gadbois both recieved 2nd Team All-SEC members. 

3. Regan Nash earned Freshman All-SEC honors.

Mizzou Athletics is campaigning for MU Baseball's Zach Lavy to be nominated for All-SEC First Baseman. 

Lavy, of Auxvasse, leads the SEC in slugging, extra-base hits, and triples. He is also second in the SEC in doubles and total bases while ranking sixth in RBI. Additionally, Lavy leads all SEC first basemen in putouts, chances, assists, and fielding.

Jefferson City Prisoner Dies11-May-2016

A prisoner at the Jefferson City Correctional Center has died.

According to KOMU, 31-year-old Dejuan Tucker was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Tucker was serving 60 years for three counts of first-degree robbery, seven counts of Armed criminal action, four counts of first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, and two counts of resisting arrest from St. Louis. He had been a prisoner since 2011.

An autopsy will be performed; no foul play is suspected.


Lincoln University Eliminating 2 Sports11-May-2016

Lincoln University is eliminating baseball and tennis programs starting on July 1st. 

KOMU reports after a 10-month study, the the Board of Curators voted to cut the programs. The decision will affect 29 student-athletes who have the option to transfer to other colleges or remain at Lincoln and keep their scholarships for next year. The decision was based on several factors, including the overall budget and the 'viability of successful programs'.


MU Grad Students Prepare to File Lawsuit11-May-2016

The Coalition of Graduate Workers at MU say they are planning to file a lawsuit against the University. 

ABC17 reports the Coalition plans to file the lawsuit by the end of this week after receiving a letter from the university saying it will not recognize the results of a graduate students' vote to form a union.

The election showed 84 percent in favor of the Coalition acting as the representative of grad student employees for the "purpose of collective bargaining."

The university's position is that graduate students are not employees capable of unionizing.


Prescription Drug Bill11-May-2016

Missouri senators have approved legislation aimed at making it easier for patients to get more expensive prescriptions.

Senators voted unanimously yesterday [Tuesday] to pass the bill, which will head back to the House because of changes the Senate made to it.

Currently, insurance companies can require patients to try cheaper drugs before agreeing to pay for more expensive medications.

The measure passed by the Senate ensures a process is in place for patients to request a waiver from having to try several other drugs before insurers agree to pay for medication the patients want to use.

The aim is to make it easier for patients to receive drugs recommended by their physicians. Lawmakers' deadline to decide on bills is Friday.


Sheriff's Report11-May-2016

On Sunday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office investigated the following:

1.      Road hazard along Highway 19.
2.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 341.
3.      Property damage along Highway W.
4.      Theft along Audrain Road 424.
5.      Loose livestock along Highway WW.
6.      Peace disturbance along Audrain Road 424.
7.      Violation of an order of protection along Audrain Road 922.
8.      Careless drivers along Highways KK.
9.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 416.

On Monday, the Sheriff's Office investigated:

1.      Injured animal along Highway J.
2.      Careless driver along Highway 54.
3.      Fraud along Audrain Road 386.
4.      Violation of an order of protection from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
5.      Civil dispute from a walk-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.

VAC Collecting Fans11-May-2016

The Voluntary Action Center in Columbia is collecting fans to help low-income families in Boone County. 

The VAC will take new and gently used fans as well as donations to help families stay cool this summer. 

Fans will be distributed by priority starting May 16th.

Preferences will be given to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and families with infants and small children.


Better Business Bureau Website Warning10-May-2016

The Better Business Bureau is warning the public of a series of websites that are scamming consumers by promising a steady income in exchange for an investment. 

Dozens of such websites have been reported, with some prominent ones being BuildingMoney.cash, WiseMerchant.com, and Primecash.net. 

Sums of money lost range from $a few hundred dollars to $20,000. The websites are designed to target vulnerable consumers in need of extra income.

The BBB recommends to research any investment company before committing money and to contact the Bureau with any questions.


Centralia Public Schools Pay Raise Approved10-May-2016

The Columbia Public School board voted unanimously to raise the pay of all employees last night [Monday]. 

KOMU reports the total estimated increase will be over $8.7 million and will go into effect in the 2016 - 2017 school year. 

Teacher salaries will increase by 5.77%. 

This is their first pay raise since 2007.


Clinton Woman Life-Flighted10-May-2016

A 53-year-old woman was seriously hurt after a single-vehicle crash in Cooper County this morning [Tuesday]. 

The Highway Patrol reports Lisa Pfost, of Clinton, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Blazer eastbound on I-70. Around 9:15 am at the 91.6 mile marker, the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway. Pfost overcorrected, struck a guard rail, and overturned, striking the median cable. 

Pfost was transported via Staff for Life to University Hospital.


Contaminated Sunflower Seeds10-May-2016

Multiple corporations have issued a voluntary recall due to possibly contaminated sunflower seeds used as an ingredient. 

Rucker's Wholesale and Service Co. has issued a recall for it's Uncle Buck's Sweet and Salty Trail Mix peg bag distributed by Bass Pro Shops.

The Kroger Co. is recalling it's Broccoli Raisin Salad, distributed at Dillons and Gerbes stores, as well. 

The recall is due to the possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. [Mono-site-oh-jenn-is]. 

No illnesses have been reported to date. Customers may receive a refund by contacting the corporations.


Deadly Force Bill10-May-2016

The Missouri House could vote as early as tomorrow [Wednesday] on a proposal that would tighten state laws on police use of deadly force. 

KRCG reports under current law, officers may use deadly force in apprehending a suspect they believe has committed or is about to commit a felony. 

The current bill would clarify that deadly force could only be used if the suspect has already committed a dangerous felony. 

The bill is in response to the August 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. 

The bill has faced little opposition so far.


Four Subjects Arrested after Authorities Find Meth, Illegal Firearms10-May-2016

The Quincy Police Department arrested the following people yesterday [Monday] evening in the 700 blokc of N. 5th Street:

26-year-old Stephen Mosley, 27-year-old Melinda Raymond, 24-year-old Schanique Ellis, and 18-year-old Brooke Osborne, all of Quincy. 

The four were arrested around 10:30 pm following the serving of a search warrant. Located on scene were methamphetamine and at least eight firearms. 

The subjects face charges of possession of a controlled substance, distribution of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a firearm/stolen firearm, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a gang member, amongst other charges.




Gasconade Courthouse Getting New Roof10-May-2016

Gasconade County is preparing to put a new roof on it's courthouse in Hermann.

Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel says this is a repair they have needed for some time now:

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Miskel says today [Tuesday], crews are putting tarps over the holes in the roof of the courthouse.

The county will need an estimated $240,000 to fix the roof.

If interested in donating, please contact the Gasconade County Clerk.

Hermann Schools Offering Free Meals10-May-2016

Youth ages 18 and younger can receive a free breakfast or lunch this summer at Hermann Elementary School. 

The Hermann Advertiser reports this year, the Gasconade County R-1 School District is offering the free meal to anyone 18 and under. The meal is not limited to those attending summer school. 

This announcement comes after the district estimates summer school attendance will build this year. 

Additionally, the summer school at R-1 is open to school-age children from other districts that do not have a summer school program.


In Sports10-May-2016

The Kansas City Royals lost to the New York Yankees yesterday [Monday], 6 - 3. Chris Young went 3 innings, giving up 5 earned runs, all solo homers. Alex Gordon hit his 3rd and Eric Hosmer hit his 6th home run in the loss. The Royals are now 15 - 16 on-the-season. Kris Medlen takes the mound for KC today against Masahiro Tanka of the Yankees. First pitch is at 6:05 pm.

The St. Louis Cardinals were off yesterday [Monday]. The Redbirds start a 3-game series in Los Angeles this afternoon against the Angels. The Cards stand at 16 - 16, while LA is  13 - 18. Mike Leake takes the mound in search of his first win against LA's Hector Santiago. First pitch is at 9:05 pm.



The St. Louis Blues lost to the Dallas Stars yesterday, 3 - 2. Brian Elliott was pulled midway through the first period when he let 3 goals in on 7 Dallas shots. The Blues got goals from Alexander Steen and Patrik Berglund. Game 7 is tomorrow [Wednesday] in Dallas with the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs tied 3-3. 


Mizzou Tennis junior Bea Machado Santos received the International Tennis Association/Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship award yesterday [Monday].

The award dates back to 1982 and is given out to players who have "exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements."


JCPS Tax Increment Financing District10-May-2016

The Jefferson City Public Schools Board of Education heard a presentation at last night's meeting [Monday] of what the district could gain from the proposed tax increment financing district. 

ABC17 reports Puri Group of Enterprises says the district could gain millions of dollars through the building of a Holiday Inn and Mariott in the area.

The property development would given an estimated $1.6 million in economic benefit in addition to tax revenue. 

Over that same time period, the development would reportedly put an estimated $96 million into the community's economy through distributed payroll and increased sales taxes of surrounding businesses due to an increase in traffic.

The school board next meets on May 23rd and hopes to get more information at that time.


Jefferson City Crash10-May-2016

A multi-vehicle accident shut down traffic in Jefferson City yesterday [Monday] afternoon around school-dismissal time. 

KRCG reports crews responded to Highway 50 at Missouri Boulevard around 3:15 pm. At least one tractor-trailer was involved. Other vehicles involved were not specified. 

The crash happened in the westbound lanes of Highway 50 and blocked traffic for a short time. 

More information on this crash as it becomes available.


Protect from Zika10-May-2016

The CDC has issued recommendations to protect people from the Zika virus. 

The Zika virus is spread via mosquitoes, blood, and other bodily fluids. It can lead to a serious birth defect if contracted by a pregnant woman. 

The CDC has recently identified two species of mosquito in Missouri that can carry the virus. 

So far, no mosquito-borne Zika virus cases have been reported in the state but there have been 3 travel-associated cases. 

The CDC recommends people to ar sleeves and long pants, use an EPA registered bug repellent, treat clothes with permethrin and use mosquito netting when necessary to avoid being bitten by the insects.


Ralls County Accident10-May-2016

Two people were moderately hurt after a single-vehicle crash in Ralls County Sunday evening. 

The Highway Patrol reports 16-year-old Charlotte Arnold, of Perry, was driving a 2008 GMC Sierra westbound on Irvine Lane. 

One mile north of Perry at 4:50 pm, the vehicle ran off the left side of the roadway, then struck a fence and a tree. 

Charlotte and occupant Taylor Toltz, 22, of Paris, suffered moderate injuries. They were transported to Hannibal Regional Hospital.


Sheriff's Report10-May-2016

Last Thursday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office investigated:

1.      Domestic assault along Highway T.
2.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
3.      911 call along Highway J.
4.      Road hazard along Highway 22.
5.      Civil dispute from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
6.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 9834.


 
Last Friday, the Sheriff's Office arrested the following:

1.      Michael Lewis, 36, of Mexico, on an Audrain County warrant for stealing and fraudulent use of a credit/debit device.

2.      Glenn Meyer, 43, of Fulton, on an Audrain County warrant for stealing and fraudulent use of a credit/debit device.

3.      Jon Bergman, 35, of Vandalia, on an Audrain County warrant for driving while revoked, resisting arrest, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and careless and imprudent driving.
 
Also Friday, the Sheriff's Office investigated:

1.      Assault along Audrain Road 9306.
2.      Alarm call along Highway 22.
 

On Saturday, the Sheriff’s Office arrested the following:

1.      Austin Debo, 21, of Wellsville, for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

2.      Carl Nevills III, 37, of Mexico for driving while revoked, displaying license plates of another, and failure to properly affix a license plate or tab to a motor vehicle; an Audrain County warrant for possession of marijuana and driving while revoked; and, a Clay County warrant for failure to appear in court.

3.      Lisa Johnson, 31, of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for failure to appear in court on the original charge of driving while revoked.
 
Investigated:

1.      Violation of an order of protection along Audrain Road 922.
2.      Theft along Highway FF.
3.      Road hazard along Highway 19.
4.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 341.
5.      Assault along Highway 22.
6.      911 call along Audrain Road 826.
7.      Loose livestock along Audrain Road 353.
8.      Property damage along Audrain Road 316.
9.      Domestic disturbance along Audrain Road 9834.
10.  Civil disputes along Highway Y and Elmwood Drive.
11.  Harassment along Audrain Road 929.
12.  Careless driver along Highway B.

VAC Collecting Fans10-May-2016

The Voluntary Action Center in Columbia is collecting fans to help low-income families in Boone County. 

The VAC will take new and gently used fans as well as donations to help families stay cool this summer. 

Fans will be distributed by priority starting May 16th.

Preferences will be given to senior citizens, persons with disabilities, pregnant women, and families with infants and small children.


Van-Far Grad Gets Award10-May-2016

Westminster College's Kasey Gatson has been awarded the 2016 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Female Scholar Athlete of the Year. 

Gatson is a senior guard basketball player for the Westminster women's basektball team. She is also an alum of Van-Far High School.


Callaway DWI Crash09-May-2016

A New Bloomfield man was moderately hurt and a Fulton man cited in a two-vehicle crash in Callaway County last night [Sunday]. 

The Highway Patrol reports 68-year-old James Kemp was driving a 2008 Ford Focus southbound on County Road 371 around 7:45 pm. 

A half-mile north of County Road 372, 55-year-old Keith Verslues, of Fulton, was driving a 2012 Ford F350 northbound. Verslues failed to negotiate a curve and struck the Ford Focus on the driver's side. 

Kemp suffered moderate injuries. Ford Focus passenger William Steele, 14, of New Bloomfield, suffered minor injuries. Both were taken to St. Mary's Hospital by ambulance. 

Verslues was charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated and second-degree assault. He was taken to the Callaway County jail awaiting bond.


Centralia Board Votes to Allow Fireworks09-May-2016

The Centralia Board of Alderman have approved a change to city code to allow the sale of fireworks. 

The Fireside Guard reports the amendment now allows firework sales to take place in the B-2 highway business zone. 

The dates of firework sales was set for June 20th through July 10th. 

Shooting of bottle rockets or similar types of fireworks was also banned from inside city limits. 

The amendment was passed unanimously.


Columbia Shooting09-May-2016

Columbia Police have released more information in yesterday's [Sunday] early-morning shooting. 

Officer Latisha Stroer reports the incident happened at 1:43 am in the 400 block of Hirth Street. 

Multiple bullet holes were found in the driver's side door of a maroon Dodge Charger. A 27-year-old female victim suffered minor injuries to her legs from vehicle fragments. A K9 unit was called to search for a possible second victim. 

A 40-year-old male victim was taken to the hospital by personal vehicle. Both victims suffered non-life threatening injuries. 

There is no suspect description at this time.


Cooper Kidnapping Report Unfounded09-May-2016

The Cooper County Sheriff's Office investigated a report of a woman being held against her will this weekend.

KRCG says so far, the reports, which came in Saturday, are unfounded.

Deputies were dispatched around 8 am after receiving a report from a female caller saying she was being held by an acquaintance. The woman was believed to be near the Boonville Wal-mart, but was never located.

Subsequent information was found that put the woman in other locations east of Cooper County.

The woman has yet to be located by law enforcement. Authorities continue to monitor the situation.


Hannibal Murder Arraignment Set09-May-2016

An arraignment has been set for a Hannibal man accused of first-degree murder. 

Timothy Brokes, Jr., received a continuance Friday in Marion County Court. He is accused of shooting Brittany Guach and her husband, Aaron Guach in separate incidents on January 12th. Brittany Guach died from her injuries. 

Brokes also faces assault charges in Monroe County after a shootout left a police officer injured. 

His arraignment is scheduled for May 20th.


In Sports09-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals fell to the Pittsburg Pirates yesterday [Sunday], 10 - 5. Michael Wacha went 6 innings, giving up 4 runs and striking out 6, but the bullpen gave up 6 runs in the loss. Jeremy Hazelbaker hit his 6th home run of the year. The Cards are off today but travel to Los Angeles to face the Angels tomorrow [Tuesday]. 



The Kansas City Royals also lost to the Cleveland Indians, 5 - 4. Edison Volquez couldn't make it out of the 5th inning, giving up 5 runs. Eric Hosmer hit his 5th homer of the season in the loss. The Royals are on the road tonight in New York to face the Yankees. First pitch is at 6:05 pm.

Mike Moustakas was put on the 15-day disabled list with a thumb fracture. He was injured on April 26th while attempting to make a tag at 3rd in a game against Washington. Moustakas was hitting .258 with 7 Home runs and 13 RBI's before going down. 


The St. Louis Blues look to close out the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs against the Dallas Stars tonight in Game 6. The Blues have a 3 - 2 lead in the best of 7 series. Brian Elliott will remain in goal. 



The MU baseball team got swept in there weekend series against Mississippi State, losing yesterday [Sunday] 3-1. The Tigers are off until Friday, taking on Georgia. 

The MU Lady Tigers earned there 39th win of the season yesterday [Sunday] with a 2-0 win over South Carolina. Amanda Sanchez homered in the win. Paige Lowary earned her 22 win. The Lady Tigers start the SEC Tournament on Wednesday.

Medical Marijuana Could be on Ballot09-May-2016

Missourians could vote to legalize medical marijuana this November after a campaign gathered enough signatures to help put it on the general election ballot.

New Approach Missouri delivered more than 250,000 signatures from Missouri voters to the Secretary of State's Office yesterday [Sunday]. 

Missouri law requires campaigns to turn in 167,000 signatures from registered voters in six of Missouri’s eight congressional districts.

If passed by voters, the proposal would provide potential treatment to Missouri patients who suffer from cancer, epilepsy, PTSD, Alzheimer's and other serious illnesses.

The Missouri Department of Health would license and regulate those who are allowed to grow and dispense marijuana. According to New Approach Missouri's proposal, medical marijuana would be taxed 4 percent, generating an estimated $20 million annually.


Minor Callaway Accident09-May-2016

A Fulton woman was minorly hurt after a two-vehicle crash in Callaway County yesterday [Sunday] afternoon.

The Highway Patrol reports 50-year-old Andrew Greenwald, of Fenton, was driving a 2009 Kia Spectra on the I-70 exit ramp at Route A. 

52-year-old Pamela Ballard, driving a 2014 Toyota RAV4 , was on the ramp in front of him. 

At 12:57 pm, Greenwald fell asleep at the wheel and struck the Toyota. 

Ballard suffered minor injuries and was transported to Boone Hospital by private conveyance.


Monroe Manner Offering Free Lunch09-May-2016

Monroe Manor in Paris is offering a free barbeque lunch for the community this week. 

Shari Embree, Administrator of Monroe Manor, says the event is in honor of National Nursing Home Week:

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Again, the event is Thursday and is open to the public.

MU Softball Team Protest09-May-2016

The MU Softball Team has written an open letter in protest of the Missouri athletic department, claiming administration is making a 'false investigation' against their coaching staff. 

The team blames Mizzou Athletic Director Mack Rhoades in the letter, saying he is conducting an unnecessary investigation, which includes bullying and intimidating players during forced interviews, and alleging the coaches are under a gag order. 

The letter also said the administration was 'completely incompetent in handling the fall football scandal'. 

Less than 2 hours after the protest went public, MU athletics released a short statement, saying the investigation is being conducted due to complaints from inside and outside the softball program, and that they would comment no further at this time.

New Clinic to Open in Fulton09-May-2016

SSM Health Medical Group will open a new walk-in clinic in Fulton at the end of this month [May]. 

The Fulton Sun reports the clinic will open on May 24th. The family medicine practice will include physician Dr. Kimetha Fairchild and a nurse practitioner. 

The clinic is located at 350 Country Meadows Drive and will be open 8 am - 5 pm during weekdays.


New Gasconade County Vehicles09-May-2016

The Gasconade County Sheriff's Department and the county's Emergency Management Agency are getting new vehicles this month. 

The Hermann Advertiser reports the sheriff's department will received three new leased vehicles while the EMA will get a new car purchased by the county. 

Additionally, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has reimbursed Gasconade County for it's repair work as a result of flooding that hit the region earlier this year. 

The reimbursement was worth $69,000.


No Progress on Resort at Mark Twain09-May-2016

Efforts to construct a resort at Mark Twain Lake in Ralls County are at a standstill, according to the US Army Corp of Engineers. 

Project manager Allen Mehrer [Meer] reports efforts to get a bid for the project this spring was unsuccessful. The department is now exploring options for the future. 

The resort would be located near Perry with 100 beds, golf and tennis courts, and a conference center. 


Tipton Wrestler Signs09-May-2016

Congratulations to Tipton High School's Makayla Morris, who has signed with the Wentworth Military Academy on a wrestling scholarship. 

Senior Makayla is a two-time state women's wrestling champion and will wrestle for the Lexington college this fall.


WWU Awards09-May-2016

William Woods University student Joanie Ryan has earned the prestigious Faculty Award at WWU.

The Faculty Award is given to the graduate magna cum laude or summa cum laude “who, in the estimation of the faculty of William Woods, has shown exemplary devotion and commitment to the life of the mind.”

Ryan, who is from Longmont, Colorado, was recognized for her academic dedication during the Academic Convocation at William Woods University April 20.



Kristen Bauer has a heart for service that goes beyond the classroom. Bauer, of St. Charles, Missouri, recently was awarded the Academic Service-Learning Award at William Woods University.

A double major in communication and English, she worked devotedly in ENG 345, Technical Writing, to write a proposal requesting funds for student cameras for the communication, equestrian science, and American Sign Language disciplines so those students might record themselves and improve their skills.






4 Arrested in Fulton07-May-2016

Four people were arrested around 1:30 yesterday afternoon following 2 search warrants Fulton.

The warrants were served in the 200 block of St. Francois Street and in the 300 block of West Chestnut.

Arrested were 27 year old Joshua Byrd, of Fulton for felony possession of a controlled substance, 26 year old Jeffrey Nash of Fulton for possession of marijuana, 19 year old Cheyenne Tripp of Jefferson City, for felony possession of a controlled substance and 33 year old George Van Wart, of Columbia on outstanding Osage traffic warrants.

Byrd, Nash and Tripp were all taken to the Callaway County Jail and have posted bond.  Vanwart is awaiting extradition to Osage County.


Cattle Genetics Grant07-May-2016

The University of Missouri has received a 2 million dollar grant to study cattle genetics.

The grant is part of  16.5 million in federal funding aimed at increasing food availability, safety and sustainability.

Assistant animal science professor, Jared Decker, will lead research teams as they examine 15 million genetic markers in the 6 most common breeds in the United States.


Nixon Signs Budget Bills07-May-2016

Governor Jay Nixon signed the remaining appropriations bill for the 2017 fiscal year today. [Friday]

Nixon thanked the General Assembly for fiscally smart investments, and cautioned legislators  against redirecting funds to special interest tax breaks in the last week of the session.

The budget will freeze tuition for Missouri undergraduates at public colleges and universities.  The move was to help keep Missouri number one in the nation for avoiding increases at universities.

Increasing funding for the Department of Mental Health by more than 200 million was also passed.  this will keep in-home services for low income Missourians on a waiting list at zero.

The new budget increased funding for worker training, state park, tourism and ports, and delegated 200 million to increase the state's ability to defend against Cyber attacks.


Schaeffer to be Investigated07-May-2016

A Republican senator from Columbia is to be investigated by the Missouri Ethics Commission.

Kurt Schaeffer is being investigated to determine if Schaeffer pressured the University of Missouri to block Josh Hawley, a MU law professor, from running against him in the race for Missouri Attorney General.

The complaint against Schaeffer was made in April by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust, alleging Schaeffer pressured the University to enforce their leave policy to prevent Hawley from being able to run against him.


University Rejects Graduate Union07-May-2016

The University of Missouri System has officially denied recognition to the Coalition of Graduate Student Workers yesterday.[Friday]

According to a statement issued by the coalition, the group received the news through their attorney.  Graduate Students had voted to establish a union in April.

During that election, 84 percent of the graduate students supported the effort.

The coalition will continue legal action against the University.


Bowling Green Schools Investigated06-May-2016

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is investigating the Bowling Green R-I School district, due to allegations of inappropriate conduct during an end-of-course exam. 

The Bowling Green Times reports the investigation began late last month [April]. The investigation will look into 'testing irregularity' involving a high school faculty member. 

The usual process is for the school to conduct an inquiry first, but since the district superintendent is part of the parent complaint, the Department of Education is conducting the investigation.


Charges Filed in WWII Veteran Assault Case06-May-2016

A Columbia man has been officially charged with receiving stolen property, while waiting on more charges to be filed.

52 year old Driss Zarhouni is accused of beating a World War 2 veteran before stealing his car on May first.  He is being held in the Cooper county jail with a 10 thousand dollar bone.

Allegedly, Zarhouni assaulted the victim in his home.  The victim suffered serious injuries, and was hospitalized with broken bones in his face and neck.

Zarhouni has a counsel status hearing on May 10.


Cole Prisoner Gets 20 More Years06-May-2016

A Cole County prisoner has had 20 years added to his sentence for assaulting a correctional officer last year. 

Joshua Perkins pled guilty yesterday [Thursday] to first degree assault. He is accused of striking a female Jefferson City Correction Center officer over 30 times in the face. 

Perkins was originally in jail on charges of unlawful use of a weapon and attempted robbery.


Columbia College Volleyball Get Rings06-May-2016

The Columbia College volleyball team received their championship rings yesterday [Thursday] after taking home the 2015 NAIA Championship five months ago. 

KOMU reports the rings were partially funded by the Columbia College Board of Trustees. 

The Lady Cougars earned the title after defeating Missouri Baptist University in Iowa. 


Columbia Dog Rescue06-May-2016

The Columbia Fire Department conducted an animal rescue late last night [Thursday] in the north portion of the city. 

Battalion Chief Stephen G. Potter reports the crews responded to 602 Norwalk Drive around 11:24 pm. 

Officials observed a large hole approximately 20 foot deep in and 14 foot long. A therapy dog was trapped at the bottom of the hole. 

Fire crews used rescue harnesses and ropes to lift the dog to safety. 

The therapy dog was uninjured.


Four Arrested in Mexico After Centralia PD Investigation06-May-2016

13 people were arrested yesterday [Thursday] following a two-week investigation by the Centralia Police Department. 

According to press releases from multiple law-enforcement agencies, a search warrant was served on S. Morris Street in Mexico. Arrested was 36-year-old Dennis Ayo, and 31-year-old Darin Barnes, both of Mexico. They are housed in the Audrain County jail. 



Also in Mexico, a warrant was served on N. Clark Street. Arrested there was 22-year-old Shelby Martin, of Mexico, and 30-year-old Brandon Baldwin, of Centralia.


Additionally, a warrant was served in the 1100 block of 4th Street in Boonville. Joshua Ivy, Kathleen Ivy and Krystal Breshears, all of Boonville were arrested there. 


Arrested in Centralia on two separate search warrants were Austin Ivy, Kenny Ivy, Shawn Kersting, Dillon Matthews, Brook McClure, and Ryan Zoellers. 

All face methamphetamine and other drug-related charges.

Fulton Woman Hurt After Car Hits Tree06-May-2016

A Fulton woman was minorly hurt after a single-vehicle crash yesterday [Thursday] in Callaway County. 

The Highway Patrol reports 57-year-old Alfreda Mikel was driving a 2005 Ford Explorer westbound on County Road 438. Around 12:35 pm just north of County Road 405, the vehicle defected, traveling off the right side of the roadway and striking a tree. The vehicle then overturned. 

Mikel was transported to University Hospital via Callaway County ambulance.


Guns on Campus Bill06-May-2016

The Missouri House has passed a bill with a number of provisions aimed at expanding access to guns.

Members voted yeserday [Thursday] to pass the proposal, which was amended to allow fulltime employees to carry guns on college campuses, with some exceptions.

The changes mean the bill heads back to the Senate.

The measure also would allow people to carry concealed guns on buses and other forms of public transportation. Other changes include a provision to ensure police can carry firearms at all times.

The underlying bill is aimed at capping fees for concealed carry applicants at $100 and giving a grace period to members of the military whose permits to carry concealed expire while they're on active duty.

The deadline to pass legislation is May 13.


In Sports06-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday afternoon [Thursday], 4 - 0. Jaime Garcia went 7 innings, only giving up 2 hits and striking out 5 to earn his 2nd win of the year. Brandon Moss went deep in his 7th home run of the year, and Stephen Piscotty added 2 more RBI's with a double. The Cards start a 3 game weekend series tonight at home against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Redbirds send Carlos Martinez to the mound against Pirates' lefty Fransisco Liriano. First pitch is at 7:15 pm.


The Kansas City Royals are on the road tonight [Friday] in Cleveland to take on the Indians. Yordano Ventura takes the hill for the Royals against the Indians' Danny Salazar. First pitch is at 6:10 pm.


The Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues in overtime last night [Thursday] 3 - 2. The second round of Stanley Cup playoffs series is now tied, 2 - 2. The Blues got goals from Vladimir Tarasenko and Paul Stastny [Stasney] in the loss. Brian Elliott stopped 25 of 28 shots in the loss. Game 5 is tomorrow [Saturday] in Dallas. 


The MU baseball team dropped their first game of the weekend series in Mississippi State, yesterday [Thursday] 8-2. The Tigers are now 24-23 and take on the Bulldogs again tonight. First pitch is at 7 pm.

The 37 - 12 MU Softball Team are home tonight against South Carolina. First pitch is at 6:30.



JCPD Assault on Officer06-May-2016

A 24-year-old man was arrested in Jefferson City this morning [Thursday] after striking a police officer in the face. 

Captain Eric Wilde reports around 8:52 am, JCPD made contact with a male subject in the 200 block of E. Miller Street who had multiple active warrants. Upon making contact, the suspect gave an alias. He then began to struggle with the officer, and struck him in the face with a closed fist. 

The suspect, identified as Aaron Mosley, of Jefferson City, was taken into custody in the 400 block of E. Miller by the primary officer and other assisting officers. 

Mosley faces charges of resisting arrest and assault on a law enforcement officer in addition to his warrants.


Jefferson City Murder Trial Continues06-May-2016

The Jefferson City murder trial for Paris Alexander-Henderson continued yesterday [Thursday]. 

Henderson is accused of shooting 33-year-old Bryant Sturkey last April. 

ABC17 reports more witnesses took the stand yesterday. Two eye witnesses claimed Henderson shot Sturkey in self-defense. The prosecution showed the interrogation video of Henderson, who initially lied about who shot the victim, claiming it was his brother. 

The trial will continue at 9 am this morning with one more witness being brought in by the defense.


Law Enforcement Memorial06-May-2016

The Department of Public Safety have announced a Law Enforcement memorial will be held today [Friday] and tomorrow [Saturday] on the State Capital grounds. 

The event honors those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. A candlelight vigil will be held tonight, and tomorrow the names of those lost will be added to the memorial. 

One of those honored tomorrow will be Trooper James Bava, who was killed in a vehicle crash in Audrain County while pursuing a speeding motorcyclist. 

Families and friends of those who died are invited to attend.


NECAC Contract Renewed06-May-2016

A contract between the Missouri Family Health Council and Northeast Community Action Corporation has been renewed. 

The Moberly Monitor reports the contract is effective until next March. NECAC provides reproductive health and family planning services at 8 locations including Moberly, Paris, Columbia, Hannibal, and Bowling Green. 

The organization sees more than 5,000 patients for various low-cost health exams and screenings each year.


New Building for Boone Joint Communications Nearly Done06-May-2016

Boone County Joint Communications is close to moving into new housing. 

ABC17 reports the new building has been under construction for a year and a half. It was paid for by a 3/8 cent sales tax passed in 2013 and cost $12.8 million. 

The new location will allow Joint Communications to hire more employees to take emergency calls. 

An official move date has not yet been set.


Shelbyfest Happening Now06-May-2016

Thousands of people are expected to visit downtown Jefferson City this weekend for the 10th annual Shelbyfest.

ABC17 reports the Mustang car show attracted about 15,000 people last year.

Events began yesterday [Thursday] and will continue through tomorrow night.

The event brought about $100,000 to local businesses last year.

The event was originally based in Hermann, but grew too large to be hosted there.


Two Pets Rescued from Jefferson City Fire06-May-2016

No one was injured during a Jefferson City structure fire yesterday [Thursday] evening. 

Division Chief of Training Jerry Blomberg reports the department responded at 5:14 pm to the 600 block of Ohio Street. Arriving units found smoke showing from an open door. 

The blaze was quickly extinguished, limiting fire damage to one room with smoke damage throughout the home. 

The occupants had escaped prior to Fire Department arrival and two pets were rescued. 

The cause of fire was determined to be an unidentified electrical appliance, and damage is estimated at $20,000.


Bava Bill Passes05-May-2016

A unanimous Missouri House vote yesterday [Wednesday] sent Governor Jay Nixon a proposal to name a highway for a fallen state trooper.

Senate Bill 1009 would designate a portion of Highway FF in Audrain County as the "Trooper James M. Bava Memorial Highway." The designation would stretch from Elmwood Drive in Mexico west to County Road 977.

Trooper Bava was killed on the highway on last August while pursuing a speeding motorcyclist.

The bill directs MoDOT to erect appropriate signs along the highway, to be paid for with donations to the Missouri State Troopers Association.


Chiropractor Sentenced05-May-2016

A former Montgomery City chiropractor was sentenced to 5 years in prison today for deviate sexual assault. [Wednesday]

46 year old Cary L. Baney was found guilty of the crime on February 16 of this year, according to Nathan Carroz, Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney.

The charges stemmed from events that occurred while Baney was a practicing chiropractor for County Chiropractic in August of 2013.


First Black African Nobel Prize Winner in Literature to Deliver Westminster Commencement Address05-May-2016

Renowned Nigerian political activist, playwright, poet, author, and teacher Wole Soyinka, the first Black African to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, will deliver the 2016 Westminster College commencement address at 2 p.m., on Saturday in Champ Auditorium on the College’s campus in Fulton, MO.

Professor Soyinka will be introduced by Westminster College President Benjamin Ola. Akande, who will present the speaker with an honorary degree following the ceremony.

VIDEO STREAMING: Out-of-town viewers can watch the proceedings through a high resolution video stream at http://www.westminster-mo.edu/go/live.

Hallsville Accident ID's Released05-May-2016

Identities have been released for the people involved in the serious two-vehicle crash outside Hallsville yesterday [Wednesday]. 

The Highway Patrol reports the accident happened at 8:30 am. 28-year-old Bradley Duenkel, of Jefferson City, was driving a 2001 BMW southbound on Route B. 36-year-old Shequinna Collier, of Columbia, was traveling northbound in a 2002 Chevrolet. 

The BMW crossed the center line and struck the Chevrolet head-on.

Duenkel suffered serious injuries. Occupant 43-year-old Barbara Graves, of Centralia, was minorly hurt. Collier suffered moderate injuries. All three were transported to University Hospital by ambulance.


House Overrides Nixon05-May-2016

The Missouri House voted yesterday [Wednesday] to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill pertaining to the payment of dues for public union members. 

The bill would require public employees to annually re-authorize paying union dues through paycheck withholdings. It would also require unions to make financial records available to workers. 

The measure now heads to the Senate. 

Supporters say the measure would increase transparency, while the opposition claims it would weaken unions.


House Overrides Nixon on Union Bill05-May-2016

The Missouri House voted yesterday [Wednesday] to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of a bill pertaining to the payment of public union member dues. 

The bill would require public employees to annually re-authorize paying union dues through paycheck withholdings. It would also require unions to make financial records available to workers. 

The measure now heads to the Senate. 

Supporters say the measure would increase transparency, while the opposition claims it would weaken unions.


In Sports05-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Philadelphia Phillies last night, 5 - 4. The Cards got there first walk-off win of the year with Matt Holiday singling in the bottom of the 9th. The Cardinals bull pen combined for 4 innings and no runs, with Kevin Siegrist getting the win. The 4th game of the series is this afternoon, with Jaime Garcia taking the hill against the Phillies' Jerad Eickhoff [Eek-hoff].

The Cardinals have also announced that Outfielder Tommy Pham was designated for rehab assignment in Memphis on yesterday [Wednesday]. Pham injured his oblique on Opening Day. It's not yet know how long he will be in Memphis. 


The Kansas City Royals were routed by the Washington Nationals yesterday [Wednesday], losing 13 - 2. Kris Medlen couldn't get past the 3rd inning, and the Royals committed 3 defensive errors in the loss. The Royals' lone runs came from Catcher Drew Butera and Alcides Escobar. 


Game 4 of the 2nd round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is tonight [Thursday] between the St. Louis Blues and the Dallas Stars. Brian Elliott will remain in goal for the Blues. It's not clear who will start for the Stars after having both goalies give up 3 goals each in game 3. The Blues lead the series 2-1. 


Mizzou Women’s Golf opens its first NCAA Regional since 2008 this morning [Thursday].  The eighth-seeded Lady Tigers open the three-day tournament at the Shoal Creek Golf Club.

Mizzou Women’s Golf standouts Michelle Butler and Emma Allen received All-SEC honors yesterday [Tuesday]. Butler was named second-team All-SEC, while Allen earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman Team. Butler established a new program record with a 72.59 stroke average during her senior year, and Allen set a new freshman scoring average record of 73.30, which ranks 19th in the region. 

The Tiger Caravan is making a stop in Mendon in Chariton County today [Thursday]. Fans are encouraged to attend the free events, as MU officials and coaches come to discuss upcoming seasons. Today's event happens at 6 pm at the Northwest High School.

JCPD Weapons Disturbance Arrest05-May-2016

The Jefferson City Police Department arrested one subject after a weapons disturbance last night [Tuesday].

Sergeant Chad Stieferman reports the department responded to the 600 block of Clark Avenue around 9:32 pm. Patrol officers obtained a description of a suspect who allegedly fired shots in the area in addition to the vehicle he was in.

Within 20 minutes, the officer located the suspect vehicle and took the shooter into custody.

The suspect was transported to the Cole County Jail awaiting formal charges. JCPD Detectives continue to investigate.

Jefferson City Murder Trial05-May-2016

The Jefferson City murder trial for Paris Alexander-Henderson began yesterday [Wednesday]. 

Henderson is accused of shooting 33-year-old Bryant Sturkey last April. 

KRCG reports the shooting stemmed from a family disagreement.

Sturkey's girlfriend testified Sturkey was shot because she got into an argument with the defendant's brother. 

The defense claimed Henderson shot Sturkey because he thought Sturkey had a gun, and claims his girlfriend removed the weapon before police arrived.

The trial is set to continue today [Thursday] at 8:30 am.


MoDOT Job Fair Today05-May-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northeast District will hold a job fair at its Paris maintenance facility today [Thursday]. 

The facility is located on Business Highway 24. The fair will take place from 2 - 7 pm tomorrow to fill positions at that location. 

Maintenance positions are also currently available at Kirksville, Bowling Green, Hannibal and New Cambria.


More Information on Camden Murder05-May-2016

More information on the Camden County homicide investigation. 

KRCG is reporting the body found behind the Lake of the Ozarks vacation home was 'significantly decomposed' when it was found by authorities. 

A body was found last week after the caretaker of the home was reported missing by the property owner on April 20th. 

The caretaker has been identified as Gregory Webb, but it is still unknown at this time if the body is that of Webb. Until this time authorities have not specified why they could not more quickly identify the remains. 

The Medical Examiners Office is working with dental records to obtain an ID.


Randolph Murder Suspect Sentenced05-May-2016

The Moberly man who pled guilty to 19 counts, including murder, yesterday has been sentenced. 

KOMU reports 21-year-old Christopher Lewis was sentenced to life in prison without parole or probation. His trial took place in Boone County on a change-of-venue.

Lewis pled guilty to killing 92-year-old Carmelita Kaser in Moberly while robbing her on Easter Sunday in 2013. 

Another suspect in the case, Jeffrey Nichols, allegedly took part in the murder and faces trial in November in Marion County.


Sheriff's Report05-May-2016

On Tuesday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office arrested:

64-year-old Roger Jones, of Mexico, for violation of an order of protection.

The Sheriff's Office also investigated:

1.      Theft along Audrain Road 408.
2.      Suspicious activity along Audrain Road 9832.
3.      Property dispute along Arthur Street in Farber.
4.      Abandoned vehicle along Audrain Road 224.
5.      Careless driver along Highway 19.
6.      Fraud along Audrain Road 239.
7.      911 calls along Audrain Roads 826 and 820.
8.      Harassment from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
 
Yesterday [Wednesday], the Sheriff’s Office arrested:

1.      Richard Johnson, 35, of Mexico on an Audrain County warrant for domestic assault and violation of an order of protection.

2.      Tiffany Jackson, 34, of St. Louis on an Audrain County warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
 
Investigated yesterday was:

1.      Property damage along Highway 54.
2.      922 calls along Audrain Roads 9834 and 826; and, Highway 54.
3.      Suspicious activity in Vandiver Village.
4.      Alarm call along Audrain Road 9908.
5.      Road hazard along Highway J.

25 Pounds of Marijuana Recovered from Traffic Stop04-May-2016

A Connecticut man is behind bars after he was found in possession of 25 pounds of marijuana yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon. 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 66-year-old Anthony Fraticelli, of Waterbury, was arrested after a traffic stop in Callaway County around 1 pm. 

He is charged with felony possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

Fraticelli was transported to the Callaway County jail. He is eligible for bond. 


April Sheriff Stats04-May-2016

Audrain County Sheriff Stuart Miller has released department statistics for the month of April. 

The Sheriff’s Office transported 92 prisoners, traveling 2,832 miles. So far in 2016 the Sheriff’s Office transported 362 prisoners traveling 11,780 miles.

Also for the month of April, the Jail averaged 76 prisoners daily.  So far in 2016 the Jail averaged 64 prisoners daily.


Auxvasse Teen Arrested Tuesday04-May-2016

An Auxvasse teen was arrested last night by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

According to MSHP, 17-year-old Kolton Keeling was taken into custody around 1:05 pm in Callaway County. Keeling has charges of possession of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

Keeling was later released on a citation.


Callaway Arrests04-May-2016

Two residents of the state of Nevada were arrested in Callaway County yesterday [Tuesday] afternoon by the Highway Patrol. 

According to the MSHP website, 34-year-old Jonathan Ausmus and 52-year-old Brenda Marcum, both of Henderson, were taken into custody around 2:40 pm.

Ausmus faces charges of felony tampering with a motor vehicle, driving while revoked, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. 

Marcum has charges of felony tampering with a motor vehicle, felony possession of heroin, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, and not wearing a seatbelt. 

Ausmus and Marcum were transported to the Callaway County jail. The two are eligible for bond.


City Announces Columbia Flag Design Contest Winner04-May-2016

On Monday evening, the Columbia City Council unanimously approved a resolution to accept the design by Jon Sheltmire as the new, official flag for the City of Columbia. Sheltmire’s design represents Columbia being at a crossroads in the center of the state of Missouri, and it incorporates the existing City logo to represent Columbia’s diverse, close-knit community. The featured colors in the design, blue and green, symbolize Columbia’s many distinctive rivers, creeks, and lakes as well as the city’s woodlands, trails, parks and heritage of nature conservation.

The City received 84 entries by the application deadline in November 2014. After a public voting period on all submitted designs, the Commission on Cultural Affairs and City staff reviewed entries and chose a group of finalists. In September 2015, City Council reviewed finalists, selecting its top three. After a public comment period through January 2016, City Council evaluated the feedback, which overwhelmingly favored Sheltmire’s design as the top choice.

Columbia Man Indicted for Heroin Conspiracy04-May-2016

A Columbia man has been indicted in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin. 

47-year-old Nalenzer Edwards was found guilty yesterday [Tuesday] of possession of heroin and intent to distribute from March 17th to June 17th of 2015. 

US Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tammy Dickenson reports the arrest was a pat of a lengthy investigation by law enforcement in both Columbia and Jefferson City. 

Edwards is subject to a sentence of up to 40 years in prison.


Columbia Race/Equality Meeting04-May-2016

Local leaders met last night [Tuesday] to discuss race and social equity in Columbia. 

Last fall, officials started the city's Strategic Plan for 2016-2019, and one of the five priority areas where the city needed improvement was social equity.

KOMU reports some key objectives and actions that the city highlighted were, strengthening three low to moderate income neighborhoods by increasing neighborhood activities, increasing healthy eating/active living, increasing access to health care, participation in outdoor and cultural activities, and help first time buyers achieve home ownership.


CRF Frozen Foods Expands Voluntary Recall04-May-2016

As a precaution, CRF Frozen Foods of Pasco, Washington is expanding its voluntary recall of frozen organic and traditional fruits and vegetables.

The products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

This expanded recall of frozen vegetables includes all of the frozen organic and traditional fruit and vegetable products manufactured or processed in CRF Frozen Foods’ Pasco facility since May 1, 2014.

All affected products have the best by dates or sell by dates between April 26, 2016 and April 26, 2018.


Hallsville Accident04-May-2016

Three people were injured this morning [Wednesday] in a two-vehicle crash outside of Hallsville. 

Route B was closed this morning around 8:30 am while the Boone County Fire District personnel extracted one driver. 

One person suffered serious injuries and another moderate injuries. They were taken to a local hospital. A third passenger refused treatment. 

This is a developing story. More information as it becomes available.


Home Run Against Hunger Collects More Than 5 Tons of Food04-May-2016

Missouri Farm Bureau  Insurance agents across the state collected donations throughout the month of April at their local offices for distribution at one of the over 1,500 Feeding Missouri agencies located in their communities.

The statewide food drive wrapped up at the end of April with a total of 6,812 pounds in nonperishable donations, followed by a grand finale food drive just outside of Busch Stadium in the Ballpark Village parking lot hosted by the St. Louis Cardinals, Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance and the St. Louis Area Foodbank on May 1.

Fans from across the country showed up with donations to exchange for ticket vouchers good for an upcoming Cardinals game. The finale food drive ended just before the first pitch with a total of 3,831 pounds of food in addition to some very generous cash donations.

The Home Run Against Hunger Food Drive ended recently with a total of 5.32 tons of food.


 

In Sports04-May-2016

The St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Phillies last night, [Tuesday], 1 - 0. Michael Wacha went 8 strong innings, striking out 8, but the offense wasn't there for him as the Cards only got 3 hits. St. Louisan Ryan Howard got the lone run for the Phillies. Mike Leake takes the mound tonight for the Cards against Adam Morgan for Philadelphia. First pitch is at 7:15 pm.



The Kansas City Royals defeated the Washington Nationals yesterday [Tuesday], 7 - 6. The  Royals were down by 3 in the 9th inning, and Lorenzo Cain's RBI single capped off the comeback for the win. Eric Hosmer had 3 RBI's and Mike Moustakas had 2 in the win. The Royals send Kris Medlen to the mound today against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals this afternoon at 1:15 pm.


The St. Louis Blues beat the Dallas Stars last night [Tuesday], 6 - 1, in game 3 of the seven-game-series for the second round of Stanley Cup playoffs. The Stars jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first period, but St. Louis scored 6 unanswered goals. Brian Elliott stopped 25 of 26 shots. Alexander Steen scored twice, along with 2 from David Backes, Troy Brouwer and Vladimir Tarasenko. The Blues now have a 2-1 series lead, with Game 4 in St. Louis tomorrow [Thursday]. 


The MU baseball team fell in the Annual Braggin' Right game against the University of Illinois yesterday, 6-4. Short-Stop Ryan Howard went deep in the loss. The Tigers are now 24-22on-the-season.





Jefferson City Murder Trial04-May-2016

Jury selection is set to begin today [Wednesday] in Cole County for the murder trial of Paris Alexander-Henderson. 

Multiple media outlets report 26-year-old Henderson is accused of second degree murder, unlawful use of a weapon, and two counts of armed criminal action. 

Henderson is accused of killing 33-year-old Bryant Sturkey in April of 2015 in the 1400 block of Elizabeth in Jefferson City. 

JCPD allege Sturkey was shot twice, and Henderson has admitted to shooting him over a 'dispute concerning family members'. 

The trial is expected to conclude by Friday.


MoDOT Job Fair Tomorrow04-May-2016

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s Northeast District will hold a job fair at its Paris maintenance facility tomorrow [Thursday]. 

The facility is located on Business Highway 24. The fair will take place from 2 - 7 pm tomorrow to fill positions at that location. 

Maintenance positions are also currently available at Kirksville, Bowling Green, Hannibal and New Cambria.


MU Enrollment Below 5,00004-May-2016

A new report from MU's Enrollment Management Department says freshman enrollment has dropped below 5,000 new students. 

KOMU reports the report, from the vice provost for enrollment management, shows enrollment is down across the board, but overall, freshman enrollment has decreased by 1,470 compared to last year.

Applications from non-residents have decreased by 902, but applications from Missouri residents have increased by 248.

African American applications are down 69 from last year and deposits have also decreased by 214. Hispanic applications have increased by 33 but the deposits are down by 71.

Graduate school applications have hit a three-year low. The number has decreased by 749 for this year and 1,140 from two years ago.


Pingeton to Be Inducted04-May-2016

MU Head Women's Basektball Coach Robin Pingeton will be inducted into the Quad-City Sports Hall of Fame today [Wednesday].

The induction will take place at the 35th annual Salute to Sports banquet at Bettendorf High School in Iowa.

Pingeton was an NAIA All-American in Basketball and softball during her time at St. Ambrose University.


Run Tiger Run04-May-2016

The annual Run, Tiger, Run, 5k is happening this Saturday. 

With more, here's Audrain County Mizzou Alumni Chapter President, Tony Robertson:

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To register beforehand, please visit mizzou.com and go to the 'events' tab.

Sheriff's Report04-May-2016

On Monday, the Audrain County Sheriff's Office Arrested the following:

1.      Richard Bowlin, 27, of Perry, on an Audrain County warrant for possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while revoked.

2.      Timothy Hoffman, 37, of Mexico on a Boone County warrant for aggravated stalking.

3.      James Crow, 33, of Mexico for distribution of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and unlawful use of a weapon.

4.      Monte Ashcraft, 32, of Mexico, for child abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Investigated:

1.      Careless driver along Highway J.
2.      Fraud from a call-in report to the Sheriff’s Office.
3.      Road hazard along Highway 54.
4.      911 call along Highway 15.

United Way 2016 Theme Announced04-May-2016

The United Way of Central Missouri's 2016 campaign theme was revealed yesterday [Tuesday].

The