The Missouri State Highway Patrol will be holding a Boater Safety Class on May 14 at Troop F Headquarters in Jefferson City.
Any person wishing to drive a boat who was born after January 1, 1984 must have a boating safety certification card on their person, along with a picture ID anytime they operate a vessel.
Pre-registration is required as the maximum who can attend the course is 35 people. The class is free, and the safety certification card is $15.
Two Fayette residents sustained moderate injuries after hitting a deer on a motorcycle early this morning.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 35 year old Ronnie Phillips and 26 year old Elizabeth Hazlett were riding on Highway 55, just south of Route DD when they hit a deer and the bike overturned.
They were taken to the Cooper County Hospital.
An Illinois man has been arrested in an armed robbery at Pickleman's Deli in Columbia early this morning.
The investigation revealed 22 year old Kevin Strong allegedly entered the restaurant and placed a black bag on the counter before pulling out what appeared to be a black handgun, and pointed it at the employee. An undisclosed amount of money was placed in the bag, and Strong fled on foot.
A K9 unit was used to track the suspect to the 2900 block of Old 63, where he was found by officers. Investigators found a black t-shirt, fleece gloves and an airsoft pistol. The money was recovered, along with a receipt for the airsoft gun from Dick's Sporting Goods.
The University of Missouri has announced that Michael Porter Senior will be joining the Mizzou Basketball coaching staff under the leadership of Cuonzo Martin, pending a successful hiring process through the University.
Mizzou Baseball will host a 3 game weekend series against Arkansas. Game one in the series is today at 6:30. The team will be making a bid to tie the 1964 school record of 21 wins in a row tonight.
The St. Louis Cardinals added a win yesterday over the Marlins yesterday, 5 to 3. The cards will face the Nationals today at 12:05. Michael Wacha will take the mound today against Washington's Jeremy Guthrie.
The Kansas City Royals are back today to take on the Seattle Mariners at 3:10 at Peoria Stadium. Danny Duffy is slated to get the start.
A Jefferson City landmark has been demolished to make room for a new project.
The Truman Hotel came down yesterday, and will be replaced with 2 new hotels, a restaurant and a 20 thousand square foot conference center. The convention center will sit between the 2 new hotels.
The Jefferson City Council gave unanimous support for the construction, saying a lot of business in the city was lost to the Lake of the Ozarks and Columbia after the Truman Hotel closed.
Pettis County deputies assisted in a Johnson County Jail riot overnight.
Deputies posted on their facebook page around 10:30 last night an active riot was happening inside a pod at the jail.
The Jail requested assistance from area law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The situation was resolved around 1:30 this morning, with no injuries to staff or inmates.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be completing culvert work on Route B in Randolph County Monday.
MoDot reports the road will be closed from .50 west of U.S. 63 to 2 miles west of U.S. 63. Work is scheduled to be completed that day between the hours of 7:30 AM and 3:00 PM.
Motorists are encouraged to use a different route during that time.
Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the Centralia Public Library has received a mini grant to improve technology.
The funds, in the amount of 4765 dollars, will be used to purchase 6 laptops, one charging station and a 3D printer to better meet the expectations of patrons.
The mini grants are funded by the Library Services and Technology Act through the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library services.
In the 2017 fiscal year, the Missouri State Library has approved a total of 89 grant applications, distributing over 718 thousand dollars in federal awards.
A Columbia man has been indicted for producing and distributing child pornography.
According to court documents, 23 year old Sergio Anthonio Dominguez-Gonzalez allegedly used a minor to produce child pornography between February 1 and February 22.
He will face charges of 2 counts of the crime.
A measure that would oversee the sales of tickets to big events in the state is moving through legislature.
The proposal would ban the use of software to make purchases, requiring retailers to offer transferable tickets for all seats.
The bill prohibits the use of "bots" which buy all tickets to an event, that are then sold at inflated prices. Bots use algorithms to bypass online security measures.
Similar legislation is also being pushed through governments overseas, in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Fulton Police have arrested a Rhineland man after a burglary in the 200 block of King Street early yesterday morning.
22 year old Ryan Dooley allegedly entered the home while the residents were there. He then stole several items from the house and fled the scene, leaving behind 2 items with his information on them, leading to his arrest.
Dooley was arrested last night and is facing charges of burglary, stealing, and stealing a firearm.
The investigation is ongoing, and further charges may be filed.
Tailgaters at Mizzou Tigers Football fames this fall will be asked to not bring any types of bags inside the stadium during football games, unless they are clear. They are permitted to be vinyl or PVC. Ziploc bags are permissible. Purses can only be small clutch bags cannot exceed 4.5 by 6.5 inches. This will be instituted in the season opener on September 2nd.
The number one high school recruit in the country, Michael Porter Jr., announced in a press conference that he is asking to be released from his national letter of intent to play for Washington. In the press conference Porter Jr. confirmed his father, Michael Porter Senior, has been asked to join Cuonzo Martin's coaching staff.
The St. Louis Cardinals took down the Washington Nationals yesterday, 6 to 1. Adam Wainwright will get the start for the redbirds today at 12:05 against the Marlins.
The Kansas City Royals defeated the San Diego Padres yesterday 6 to 2. The Royals are off today, but will be back tomorrow at 3:05 against the Mariners.
The Missouri Department of Conservation will be hosting a discovery hike on Saturday.
The hike will start at Dry Fork Campsite and will go for approximately 3 miles, through woods and fields.
Registration for the event is required by tomorrow. The department recommends children 8 and older are accompanied by an adult, and all participants wear sturdy shoes.
The group will leave from the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City. Transportation to the New Bloomfield location will be provided.
No one was injured in an armed robbery at the Red Roof Inn in Columbia at 8:41 last night.
Authorities say a male entered the lobby of the motel armed with a handgun and demanded money before fleeing the area.
A K9 was used to track the suspect, but he was not located.
The suspect is described as a light skinned black male, around 5 feet 11 inches tall with a thin build. He was last seen wearing jeans and a hoodie.
Mizzou Baseball has extended their winning streak to 20 after defeating Little Rock yesterday, 11 to 8. Mizzou is in possession of the nation's longest winning streak.
The Kansas City Royals fell the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday, 4 to 2. Kansas city is back in action today against the Padres at 3:05. Nathan Karns will take the mound in this afternoon's game. He will face Jered Weaver for San Diego.
The St. Louis Cardinals are back today after an off day yesterday. They will host the Nationals at 12:05. Right Hander Carlos Martinez is slated to get the start against Max Scherzer.
The St. Louis Blues defeated the Colorado Avalanche last night, 4 to 2. The Blues will face the Vancouver Canucks tomorrow.
The Missouri Department of Corrections and the Missouri State Highway Patrol is looking for an inmate who walked away from work release this morning.
The department says Jason Butler left the South Central Correctional Center walked away around 8:30 this morning. Butler is a 36 year old white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 169 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He is serving a 5 year sentence for possession of a controlled substance in a correctional facility.
Columbia Police are now investigating an overnight shooting as a homicide.
Officers responded to the 1000 block of Madison just after 10:00 last night and discovered 2 women with gunshot wounds.
25 year old Shamya Nicole Brimmage died at a local hospital last night after the bullets penetrated the walls of the residence. The status of the 23 year old second victim is still unknown at this time.
The Criminal Investigation Division is continuing to investigate.
The St. Louis Cardinals defeated the astros last night 12 to 6. The Cards are off today and will take on the Nationals tomorrow.
The Kansas City Royals lost to the Reds yesterday 10 to 6, despite an outstanding pitching performance by Jason Hammel. Today Jason Vargas will get the start for Kansas City against Arizona at Salt Rivers Fields. First Pitch is at 3:10.
Three time national wrestling champion, J'Den Cox has been named as a finalist for the Dan Hodge Trophy. The award is the highest honor in collegiate wrestling. Cox, a Columbia native, became the first Tiger to win 3 national titles and won the bronze medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics.
A Mexico man is recovering after a motorcycle crash in Fulton yesterday.
Fulton police responded to the scene near Tennyson Road and found the 59 year old victim had been thrown from his bike.
He was taken by helicopter to an area hospital from treatment of non-life threatening injuries.
Shelbina fire crews responded to a fully involved structure fire last night.
Upon arrival, crews found a car garage engulfed in flames. Dangling tree limbs and power lines near the blaze caused concern for fire crews as the flames were moved by strong winds.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.
The Audrain County Sheriff's Office is asking for the community's help in locating the person responsible for numerous acts of property damage.
During the late-night hours of March 18th into the early morning hours of March 19th, someone damaged numerous mailboxes along Audrain County Roads off of State Route NN, northwest of Mexico. The damage was done using the front end of a vehicle.
The suspect vehicle is believed to be a late 90's to early 2000's model, dark (possibly black) Ford pickup truck. The truck should have some front-end damage from being used to hit the mailboxes/posts (possibly a headlight/marker light knocked out).
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has announced the results of a multi-jurisdictional sobriety checkpoint conducted in Boone County from Friday night into Saturday morning.
The checkpoint, held at Highway 163 and Mick Deaver Drive, resulted in 19 arrests for driving while intoxicated, 4 misdemeanor drug arrests and 2 arrests for driving while suspended.
A total of 656 vehicles were checked during the operation.
The Mizzou Womens Basketball team lost in the second round of NCAA play to Florida State last night, 77 to 55. The frustrating loss ended the Lady Tigers season at 22 and 11.
Mizzou Baseball has extended their winning streak to 19 after taking down Alabama yesterday 9 to 5.
Mizzou is introducing their newly hired mens basketball coach at Mizzou Arena today. Cuonzo Martin will meet with the press at 4:00. The event is open to the general public.
The St. Louis Cardinals are celebrating their win over the Atlanta Braves yesterday, 5 to 2. The Cards will play their first night game against the Astros at 5:05. Mike Leake will get the start.
The Kansas City Royals were victorious in the their outing against the Chicago Cubs yesterday, 6 to 2. They will face the Reds today at 3:05 with Jason Hammel on the Mound.
A Boone County Jury found a man guilty on child molestation charges yesterday.
Timothy McWilliams was arrested in December of 2014 after investigators found evidence relating to the incident involving a victim, who is now 8 years old.
McWilliams was taken into custody following the verdict. He had been out on a pretrial release bond. McWilliams could spend up to 8 years in prison.
One person is in serious condition after a Cooper County crash yesterday afternoon.
The Highway Patrol Crash Reports say the accident happened when 25 year old Overia Farrelly of Marshal traveled off the left side of the road and struck a ditch around 12:35, on Route Z.
She was taken to University Hospital in Columbia.
A fire closed the west bound lanes of Business Loop 70 East yesterday afternoon.
Columbia Fire Department responded to Ashland Auto Sales around 5:45. The lanes were closed near 7th street.
The fire was located in the attic space of the building, and the blaze was under control within 30 minutes.
Investigation revealed the cause of the fire was electrical in nature, and the damage is estimated at around 200 thousand dollars.
A Fulton woman was arrested by the Missouri State Highway Patrol on numerous charges yesterday.
According to arrest reports, 32 year old Mindy Cook was taken into custody on Cooper County Warrant.
Troopers also found trace amounts of Cocaine and Methamphetamine in her possession, as well as drug paraphernalia, and marijuana.
She was taken to the Callaway County Jail.
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today she is beginning regularly scheduled audits in Cooper and Morgan Counties.
The most recent audit of Cooper County was in 2013, and produced an overall rating of Fair.
In 2014, Morgan County was given a rating of poor.
The Mizzou Women's Basketball team is staring NCAA action today in Tallahassee Florida, when they take on South Florida at 4:00.
The St. Louis Cardinals took down the Minnesota Twins yesterday 2 to 1, thanks to a walk off RBI single from Randal Grichuk. the Cards are back today against the Mets. Adam Wainwright will get the start for the Redbirds against Steven Matz.
The Kansas City Royals had split results yesterday as the team divided to play 2 games. The Royals lost to the Mariners 9 to 2, but took down the Padres 13 to 3. Kansas City will face the Brewers today. Right hander Nathan Karns will take the mound for Kansas City. First pitch is at 3:05.
A family lost 2 pets in a house fire this morning the 100 block of Grant Street in Jefferson City this morning.
According to the fire department, first arriving crews found smoke and flames showing from the rear of the residence.
The 4 residents were alerted by a working smoke alarm.
The cause of the fire was determined to be improperly discarded smoking materials in the basement. The estimated damage to the house and contents is around 65 thousand dollars.
The Jefferson City Fire Department reminds Missourians to change smoke detector batteries, and test them to make sure they are working properly.
A convoy left at 9:00 this morning from Midway to distribute supplies in Kansas and Oklahoma to victims of the wildfires in Kansas and Oklahoma.
Farmers and organizations in Boone County loaded several semi trucks down with hay, bottled water and fencing to be delivered to Kansas today.
Courtney Thompson started the Central Missouri Wildfire Relief Convoy last week, and community members began dropping off supplies in Columbia.
In addition to their trip to Kansas today, a delivery will be made to Gates, Oklahoma tomorrow.
The Missouri House has voted to pass a proposal that would end a tax break for disabled renters and low-income senior citizens.
The House voted 85 to 72 yesterday to get rid of a roughly 55 million dollar a year tax break, saying the money could be used to prevent cuts proposed by Governor Eric Greitens to in home nursing care services during the next fiscal year.
Supporters of the proposal say the in home services are more helpful than a few hundred dollars in tax credits, while opponents say it could hinder people's ablity to live independently.
The University of Missouri School of Medicine has been named as leader in family medicine by U.S. News and World Report's 2018 edition of the Best Graduate Schools.
The MU School of Medicine is ranked 7th in the country for the specialty of family medicine. It has been in the top 10 for 24 consecutive years.
MU was also ranked number 55 for its primary care training program out of 170 schools.
A Palmyra man will spend 10 years in prison after taking a plea deal in a Marion County Court.
56 year old James Inlow pleaded guilty to 2 counts of first degree child molestation. As a part of the plea deal, 2 counts of sexual misconduct involving a child by indecent exposure and 1 count of sexual molestation were dropped.
The 11 year old victim said the abuse occurred between 2001 and 2013.
The Farm Bureau Agricultural Appreciation Breakfast took place this morning in the Community Room of the Audrain County Courthouse with approximately 35 people in attendance.
At the meeting, it was discussed how agriculture is the backbone of economy in Missouri.
88.4 billion dollars are brought in by agriculture in the state.
In Audrain County, 2600 jobs are created in the agriculture field, and agribusiness products create a revenue of over 750 million dollars annually.
Member of the farm community are coming together to provide relief to farmers and rancher who lost so much when the wildfires destroyed parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas.
Clarissa Cauthorn, a board member for the Farm Bureau says farmers will do what they can to help each other.
Cauthorn says a load of milk replacer, feed and fencing will be going to Kansas tomorrow. A majority of the items going came from farmers in Audrain, Shelby and Marion Counties.
A bill that would help survivors of human trafficking was approved in a legislative committee.
House bill 261 would require businesses such as hotels and gas stations to display a poster with information on how to get help. The posters will include the phone number for the national human trafficking hotline, as well as a website where they can get help.
The bill has no apparent opposition in the legislature, and a date will be set for a hearing in the house.
The Mizzou Baseball Team will play Chicago State at 3:00 today. The game had originally been scheduled for 6:30, but was moved due to cold weather.
The University of Missouri will be paying 80 thousand dollars to a search firm to find a new head coach for the men's basketball team. The school will be using Parker Executive Search to find the new coach.
The St. Louis Cardinals are back today against the Minnesota twins at 12:05 today. Mike Leake will get the start for the redbirds.
The Kansas City Royals took down the Angels yesterday, 8 to 4. Today the Royals will face the Chicago White Sox at 3:05. Jason Hammel will take the mound for Kansas City.
The St. Louis Blues are battling to earn the final playoff spot in the western conference, and yesterday's 3 to 1 win over the Kings gave them a 5 point edge. The Blues are back tonight against Anaheim Ducks. Puck drops at 9:00.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol swore in their 23rd superintendent in a ceremony at General Headquarters in Jefferson City yesterday.
Colonel Sandra Karsten took the oath of office. Karsten began her career with the highway patrol on September 1, 1985 as a road trooper in Callaway and Audrain Counties.
Throughout her career, Karsten has held various ranks with troop F.
She is the Patrol's first female Superintendent.
3 people have injuries in a 5 vehicle accident in Columbia that involved a school bus.
According to Columbia police it happened just before 9 this (Tuesday) morning at the intersection of Ash and Providence.
Officers say it was a chain reaction crash with 3 cars, a truck, and a school bus, that was caused by one car bumping into a vehicle that was idle.
No children were on the bus at the time, and the driver was not injured.
3 other people were taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
A Centralia woman is in the Boone County Jail after taking police on a foot pursuit this (Tuesday) morning.
According to the Centralia Police they responded to a disturbance at 507 East Switzler Street around 3:10 this (Tuesday) morning when 45 year old Stephanie Lynn Blair ran from the house.
Police she was arrested a short time later after trying to get into another house just north of Switzler Street.
Blair already had a warrant out for identity theft, additional charges include, resisting arrest, and 3 counts of possession of a controlled substance.
The suspect in a Jefferson City disturbance with shots fired is identified as 22 year old Trey Garrett.
According to officers the incident took place last (Monday) night on the 500th block of East Capitol Avenue and involved a 22 year old woman and 2 girls ages 3 and 1.
Police say that victims did receive medical treatment.
A 19 year old man was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the head after a shooting in Boone County early this morning.
The incident took place on Ludwick Boulevard around 4:30. Investigation has revealed the victim and suspect got into an argument before the shooting.
Deputies are searching for a 21 year old suspect, that left the residence in the 4300 block of Ludwick Boulevard before deputies arrived.
Four teens were injured in a car crash in Callaway county yesterday afternoon.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol Crash reports indicate the crash happened on county road 166 at 12:20.
The driver, 17 year old John Mays of Fulton traveled off the left side of the road and hit a tree. He sustained serious injuries in the accident.
His passengers, Haley Hyde of Fulton and Zoey Ison of Auxvasse, both 14 years old, were also seriously injured.
The 4th occupant, 16 year old Jacob Crowder, was moderately injured.
All of the teens were taken to University Hospital in Columbia.
Columbia Police responded to the 1100 block of Vandiver drive for a reports of shots fired, and located a small fire in the area early yesterday morning.
CPD reports officers located a house with multiple bullet holes. There were several people inside at the time of the shooting.
While investigating police found a fire that was extinguished by the Columbia Fire Department.
Officers are continuing to investigate.
No one was injured in a fire in Holts Summit early yesterday morning.
The Holts Summit Fire Protection District and South Callaway Fire assisted in fighting the blaze in the 2000 block of Timber Lake.
Upon arrival, crews found the house to be completely involved in fire.
The multi-use residential structure is a total loss.
There is no estimate on the damage at this time.
The Mizzou baseball team is celebrating their 15th win in a row after a 3 game series against Appalachian State over the weekend. Mizzou is now 15 and 1 on the season. The team is tied with the 1985 team for best season start. The team will face Chicago State tomorrow at Columbia Stadium. First pitch is at 6:30.
Kansas City Royals All Star Catcher, Salvador Perez has swelling in his knee after colliding with team mate, Drew Butera at Home plate in the World baseball classic.
In other Royals news, the team fell to the Dodgers yesterday 5 to 4. They will face the Colorado Rockies today at 3:10 with Chris Young on the Mound.
The St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Marlins game yesterday ended in a tie, 9 to 9 after the Cards lost a significant lead late in the game. Michael Wacha is expected to get his 4th start of spring training when the Cards host the Houston Astros at 12:05.
One family is displaced after a fire in Jefferson City fire early yesterday morning.
Fire crews responded just before 2:00 to the 1000 block of Buena Vista. Upon arrival they found flames coming from a window of the single family home.
All of the residents were able to escape the blaze without injury.
Preliminary investigation indicates the fire started in the kitchen. The cause is under investigation.
The season came to an end last night for the Mizzou Tigers basketball team as they fell to Ole' Miss 86 to 74. The loss eliminated the Tigers from the SEC tournament. Mizzou ended their season with a record of 8 and 24. With the loss, comes the end of head coach, Kim Anderson's tenure. The University has agreed to pay him 450 thousand dollars to buy out the remainder of his 5 year contract.
The Mizzou baseball team is currently boasting the longest winning streak in the nation going into a 3 game series with Appalachian State tonight. Game one of the series is tonight at 6:30 at Taylor Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinal suffered a shut out loss yesterday to the Houston Astros, 3 to nothing. Today, the redbirds will face the Nationals at 12:05. Mike Leake will take the mound at the Ballpark of the Palm Beaches against Gio Gonzalez for Washington.
Today the Kansas City Royals will face the Oakland Athletics in a night game at Surprise stadium. Jason Hammel is slated to get the start against Jharel Cotton for the A's. First pitch is at 7:05.
An inmate in the Jefferson City Correctional Center was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
In a statement released yesterday, 39 year old Marion Jones was serving a 24 year prison sentence for unlawful use of a weapon and 3 counts of violence against a DOC employee. He had been incarcerated since 2001.
An autopsy is pending, however, no foul play is suspected at this time.
One of the two women accused of kidnapping 3 children on Tuesday before causing a serious crash was arrested at 7:40 last night.
Nia Boldridge of Leavenworth Kansas is being held on a 300 thousand dollar bond. She allegedly was with Demetres Washington, the mother of the kidnapped children, when they collided with another vehicle, struck a guardrail and overturned at the 117 mile marker on Interstate 70. Three people were seriously injured.
Boldridge is scheduled to appear in Boone County Court today at 1:30.
The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a man allegedly involved in a manhunt on March 3rd.
Deputies conducted a follow up in a residence on county road 121, near Kingdom City yesterday. During the search they located 30 year old Travis Cooke who led police on a foot pursuit, causing a 3 hour manhunt.
Cooke had Warren and Callaway warrants.
Also arrested was 22 year old Lorraine Atkins. She was taken into custody for hindering prosecution.
Atkins was given a 1500 dollar bond. Cooke is awaiting a bond to be set by a judge.
University of Missouri System President, Dr. Mun Choi will hold his first press conference since taking his post on March 1.
Dr. Choi is expected to address a scathing audit performed by State Auditor, Nicole Galloway. In the report, more than 2 million dollars in incentive payments were made to top administrators in 2 years, and over 400 thousand for luxury vehicle allowances.
The press conference is scheduled at noon.
The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an agreement for Ameren Missouri to increase their operating revenues by nearly 92 million dollars.
In a release yesterday, the agreement will go into effect on April 1. The estimated cost to customers will be around $3.70 per month.
Ameren had filed a rate request in July of last year, looking for an increase of over 206 million dollars.
The utility company cites capital investments transmission and distribution projects and higher operator charges as the reasons for the increase.
Kansas City Chiefs Tight End, Demetrius Harris, has been arrested and charged with felony possession of marijuana.
In Missouri, felony possession of marijuana is more than 35 grams. He has been released from the Bates County Jail.
The chiefs are not commenting on the incident, pending an internal investigation.
Members of the Missouri House have voted down a proposal that would raise the state minimum wage.
The democratic amendment would slowly increase minimum wage in the state to 11 dollars an hour in 2020.
The current minimum wage in Missouri is $7.70.
Supporters of the proposal say minimum wage is too low for full time workers to support their families.
Opponents argue increasing the state minimum wage would lead to employee lay offs and cause businesses to leave the state.
The Mizzou Tigers Men's Basketball team won their first round game of the SEC tournament in dramatic fashion yesterday. Kevin Puryear put up a 3 pointer at the buzzer in overtime to give the Tigers the win over Auburn, 86 to 83. Mizzou will now play Ole Miss in round 2 at 8:30 tonight.
The Mizzou baseball team earned their 12th win in a row in extra innings yesterday, 7 to 6, after a walk off single.
The St. Louis Cardinals took down the Washington Nationals yesterday 9 to 3. Today the Cards will face the Houston Astros at 12:05. Lance Lynn will get the start against Lance McCullers Jr.
The Kansas City Royals fell to Team Venezuela in an 11 to nothing game yesterday. The Royals have the day off today, and will take on the Oakland Athletics tomorrow.
Columbia Police are say a custodial abduction is connected to a serious crash on interstate 70 that led to multiple injuries.
Officers responded to a home in the 1700 block of Spiros Drive just before the crash.
A driver and 2 passengers in the crash suffered serious injuries, and 2 others had moderate injuries.
Demetres Washington, the driver, has been charged with 3 counts of kidnapping. A warrant has been issued.
It has been just over one year since a murder and manhunt in New Florence rocked the community.
On March 7, 2016, 49 year old Randy Nordman was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in the 400 block of Tree Farm Road after a struggle over a rifle with Pablo Serrano-Viterino.
Serrano-Viterino was also suspected in the murders of 4 men in Kansas City, Kansas.
A manhunt lasting nearly 15 hours ensued, involving more than 60 state troopers, Police and Sheriff from multiple counties, 2 helicopters and K9 units.
Serrano-Viterino was captured at 12:18 AM on March 8, 2016 in what Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Scott White called "one of the most dangerous incidents in recent history."
On Tuesday, one year to the day from when Nordman was killed, a trial date was set for Serrano-Viterino for October 1, 2018.
Columbia Police arrested one person after she allegedly attempted a strong arm robbery at Walgreens on Boradway yesterday afternoon.
The department reports officers responded just after 2:30 to the store after a 66 year old woman was beaten in the face, body and legs as the suspect, Samantha Doty, attempted to steal her purse.
The suspect fled the scene without the victim's property, and was located less than 20 minutes later.
Doty was identified by the victim, and was arrested on suspicion of robbery in the second degree and was transported to the Boone County Jail.
A Moberly man is being accused of mailing drugs to an inmate at the Randolph County Jail.
According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office the incident happened on March 3rd.
Investigators say 32 year old Trevor Wayne Kenney mailed a package containing marijuana, meth, and pills, and also some writing utensils.
Kenney is charged with delivering a controlled substance to a jail and possession of a controlled substance. A 45,000 dollar bond is set.
A Moberly man takes police on a foot chase this (Wednesday) morning.
According to the Moberly Police Department they responded to the 1900 Block of Eastbrook Circle in an attempt to locate 28 year old Ryan Bloss on outstanding warrants.
Bloss apparently took off running out of the back door but was eventually arrested.
A 4500 cash only bond has been set.
He is also facing felony possession of a controlled substance.
Six people were injured in a rollover crash at the 117 mile marker on interstate 70 yesterday afternoon.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred as a vehicle driven by 31 year old Demetres Washington attempted to pass another car on the right, and the vehicles collided.
Washington lost control of the car, hit a guard rail and overturned.
Washington, and her passengers, 22 year old Nia Mccoy, and 13 year old Shianna Mays are listed in serious condition, while 9 year old Tyler Mays and 10 year old Adrianna Mays are listed in moderate condition.
An investigation into the death of a 36 year old woman in Sturgeon is ongoing.
According to a release from the Sturgeon Police Department a call was placed on February 17th 3:15 and 3:20 about a cardiac arrest at a residence on East Wall Street.
Police say that members of the house were interviewed and heroin use was admitted in the home before the women's death.
Several items in the including 2 air conditioners and a trundle bed were reported stolen.
Police arrested Ronnie L. Long and charged him with felony stealing.
An autopsy of the women is pending.
Her identity is yet to be released.
The city councils of two mid- Missouri Cities have approved drug monitoring programs for their communities.
Columbia and Jefferson City have both voted to join St. Louis County's already existing program.
The new ordinances will require pharmacies to join the prescription drug monitoring program, so prescriptions can be tracked when they are written and filled in an attempt to stop people from going to multiple doctors to acquire narcotics.
The Mizzou Baseball Team is going for win number 11 today against Eastern Illinois. The number 26 ranked tigers will take the field at 4:00. This is the team's longest winning streak since 2010.
The Mizzou Tigers Men's Basketball team is set to begin the SEC tournament tomorrow in a rematch of the regular season finale. The Tigers fell to Auburn on Saturday 89 to 78. The day after the loss, the announcement that head coach Kim Anderson would step down from his position at the end of the season.
The St. Louis Cardinals lost in 10 innings to the Minnesota Twins yesterday, 2 to 1. The Cards will play the Miami Marlins today at 12:05 with Adam Wainwright on the mound against Tom Koehler.
The Kansas City Royals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday, 4 to 1. The Royals will play the reds today at 2:05. Travis Wood is slated to get the start against Sal Romano.
Severe weather awareness week is underway, and many facilities will be participating in a statewide drill today.
Tornado sirens statewide will sound at 10:00.
Emergency management agencies are encouraging people to practice where they would go in case of severe weather.
Just one week ago, a deadly tornado ripped through Perryville, and 4 tornadoes were reported in Macon county last night.
Cooper County Deputies are investigating after a child died of a gun shot wound on Saturday.
Upon arrival officers found a 12 year old boy deceased from his wounds.
The sheriff's office and the Missouri State Highway Patrol are working to piece together the events leading to the child's death.
An autopsy is scheduled for today.
This is a developing story, more information as it becomes available.
The Fulton Police department is searching for a third suspect after a police chase on Saturday night.
According to police, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle in the area of North Bluff and Industrial Drive. The vehicle then fled at a high rate of speed.
The chase lasted for 4 to 5 minutes, before the car stopped in the 4700 block of County Road 105, and 3 suspects fled on foot. Two of the 3 individuals were apprehended. The third has been identified.
The names of the suspects have not yet been released due to the ongoing investigation.
The head coach of the Mizzou men's basketball team will step down at the end of the season. In a statement released yesterday, Kim Anderson was asked to resign at the end of the season. The Tigers have experienced a significant drop in interest surrounding the program.
Mexico, Missouri native, Danielle Baumgartner pitched a no hitter yesterday against the Bulter Bulldogs, leading the tigers to an 8 to nothing victory.
Two Mizzou wrestlers, J'Den Cox and Jaydin Eierman, both
from Columbia, have won conference championships and will move on to the NCAA Wrestling championships March 16 throught the 18.
The St. Louis Cardinals took down the New York Mets yesterday, 14 to 11. They are back today against the Minnesota Twins. Trevor Rosenthal was slated to get the start, but was pulled due to tightness in his arm. John Gant will take his place. First pitch is at 12:05.
The Kansas City Royals rallied to pull off a 4 to 3 victory over the Giants yesterday. The Royals will face the Diamondbacks today at 2:05.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is kicking off an enhanced pothole repair initiative, beginning today.
The department reports through the end of March, maintenance crews in Missouri will begin repairing potholes as quickly as possible after it's reported. MoDot will aggressively respond and patch potholes to keep state highways safe for Missouri motorists.
Drivers can report the location of potholes on state maintained roads by calling 1-888-ask-modot. (1-888-275-6636).
Alcohol is suspected to be a factor in a rollover crash that seriously injured a Clarksburg man yesterday morning.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 25 year old Kenneth Willis drove off the road and overturned. Willis was ejected from the vehicle.
He was flown to University Hospital in Columbia with serious injuries.
Arrest reports show he was allegedly intoxicated at the time.
Missouri State Auditor, Nicole Galloway released the results of an audit on the University of Missouri System that cites a lack of transparency, high vehicle allowances and incentive payments to top executives.
The audit revealed between 2015 and 2017, the Board of Curators or System President approved nearly 2 million dollars in incentive payments for performance during the previous years. The amount of the additional compensation is not included in the individuals published salaries, leading to a lack of transparency,
Additionally, former chancellor R. Bowen Loftin continued to receive his 6 figure chancellor salary for over 6 months following his November 2015 resignation.
More than 400 thousand dollars was paid for luxury vehicle allowances in 2015 and 2016.
Columbia Police arrested a man after a short foot pursuit yesterday.
Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1000 block of Claudell Lane in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival, police found the back door open and heard a disturbance. Robert Croom came out of the apartment, walking towards the officers. After being given commands to stop and sit down, Croom took off running.
Two victims reported Croom punched, slapped and poked her, while the other said he poked and punched her before wrestling her to the ground. There was a child present in the home at the time.
He is charged with domestic assault, endangering the welfare of a child, assault and property damage.
The Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at the University of Missouri is hosting their 5th annual dinosaurs and cavemen science expo tomorrow.
The free event will feature a presentation by Jack Horner, a vertebrate paleontologist, and adviser on the movie, "Jurassic World".
Horner will discuss "Dinosaur Accoutrements: Why Dinosaurs Had Horns, Spikes, Plates and Other Paraphernalia" at 10:30.
There will also be cave painting, making dinosaur tracks and mapping a fossil quarry.
The event is from 10:30 to 5:500 at Rock Bridge High School in Columbia.
A drug monitoring bill passed the senate yesterday and is moving to the house.
Senators voted to create a database to track when prescriptions for controlled substances are written and filled.
The goal is to stop people from going to multiple doctors to get the drugs for opioids.
Currently, Missouri is the only state without a drug monitoring program in place.
The Mizzou Womens Basketball team will begin quarterfinal play in the SEC tournament. The number 3 seeded team will take on the Texas A&M aggies at 7:30.
The Lady Tigers head coach, Robin Pingeton has been named a 2017 Werner Ladder Naismith Women's College Coach semifinalist.
The Mens team will close out their regular season tomorrow against Auburn on the road. Game starts at 2:00.
The St. Louis Cardinals continue to see success in their spring training games. They took down the Atlanta Braves at Roger Dean Stadium yesterday, 5 to 2. Today they will face the Washington Nationals at 12:05 with Michael Wacha on the mound against Stephen Strasburg.
The Kansas City Royals were victorious over the Rockies yesterday with a final score of 3 to 1. The Royals will have Ian Kennedy on the mound against Josh Staumont of the Dodgers at 2:05.
Missouri's United States senators are split in support of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, following the revelation he talked with the Russian ambassador during the presidential campaign.
Senator Claire McCaskill is one of a number of democrats asking for Sessions' resignation, as the conversations seem to contradict sworn statements Sessions gave during his confirmation hearing.
Republican Senator Roy Blunt said in a statement earlier this week he takes Sessions "at his word" that he had no discussions with Russia.
Two Mizzou students have not yet been charged after allegedly making anti-semitic statements and harassing another student.
Noah Rogers and Erich Eastman were arrested earlier in the week.
Both men are music majors at the University.
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said in a statement the behavior will not be tolerated.
Enrollment for this fall is expected to be as low as last fall.
An administrator of the Missouri Prison System is retiring after nearly 40 years.
Dave Dormire, director of the adult institutions division, will step down on April 1.
His retirement comes among scrutiny of the department after several discrimination and harassment lawsuits were uncovered last year. The lawsuits allege more than 20 female corrections officers were harassed in more than 20 prisons.
A new distribution center in Columbia will be breaking ground in the next couple of months.
Governor Eric Greitens announced today (Thursday) that American Outdoor Brands Corporation which includes Smith and Wesson and Battenfeld Technologies new distribution center might create more than 300 jobs in Boone County.
The projected average annual wage for employees at the new center is estimated at $46,786 or about $22.50 per hour.
The facility will be built on 189 acres off of Route Z north of I-70 and should be about 550,000 square feet.
Blood evidence will be kept in the case of the Moniteau County Prosecuting attorney Shayne Healea.
A judge in Macon County made the ruling today (Thursday).
A judge's warrant to collect Healea's blood could not be found and his attorneys argued that the evidence should be thrown out.
Helea is accused of backing his truck into a Columbia restaurant in 2014 leaving 4 people with injuries.
70 potential jurors will be called for the trail starting around the 1st of June.
The Bowling Green High School will have a new principal starting next year.
Scott Mullins who is currently the Assistant Principal will be taking over the new role.
Mullins says he will continue to focus on improving test scores.
The current High School Principal Brock Bailey who has been with the school for around 25 years will be retiring at the end of this year.
A 18 year old Hannibal woman is being accused of making a false report of a crime this (Thursday) morning.
According to the Hannibal Police Department Diontahja A. Washington reported she had been robbed at gun point by a man who had fled into a nearby residence.
Police say they investigated the area and determined the woman was falsely reporting a crime.
Washington was arrested charges are pending.
Missouri's Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is asking for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.
McCaskill says Sessions misled the Senate about his conversations with Russia's ambassador to the U.S. during the presidential campaign.
Republican Senator Roy Blunt is throwing his support behind the Attorney General saying that he takes Sessions at his word that he had no discussions with Russian officials about the election.
The Missouri state senate has given initial approval to a bill that would make it harder to sue businesses for discrimination.
The measure would require the plaintiff to prove that race, gender or religion was the sole purpose for a job termination, and not just a contributing factor.
Republicans say this is an effort to offset frivolous law suits.
The minority democrats led a filibuster on the motion.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is sending strike teams and resources to Perryville where a deadly tornado touched down last night.
At least one person is confirmed dead with 10 people injured in the area.
14 fire and search and rescue departments have already begun to offer assistance.
The Mizzou Men's Basketball team dropped their final home game of the season last night to the Texas A&M Aggies, 60 to 43. Mizzou will be back on Saturday for their final regular season game against Auburn on the road. Tip off will be at 2:30.
The St. Louis Cardinals are blazing ahead in their spring training today with a game against the New York Mets today at noon.
The Kansas City Royals took down the Brewers yesterday 6 to 3. Starting pitcher,Danny Duffy, was pulled after 1 and 2 thirds innings after allowing a long ball from Yadiel Rivera.
The St. Louis Blues fell to the Edmonton oilers last night at the Scottrade Center, 2 to 1.
A Columbia man is facing charges after authorities find 91 grams of heroin in a storage unit.
According to the Columbia Police Department they got information about Maurice Mitchell traveling from St. Louis to Columbia with heroin.
Detectives say they kept surveillance on the man and saw him making transactions.
Mitchell was arrested yesterday afternoon.
The Columbia bookseller MBS reports it is being purchased by Barnes and Noble.
A press release states the sale price was for 174.2 million dollars.
Both companies will have more than one thousand four hundred and ninety physical and online bookstores and serve over 6 million college students.
The announcement was made today (Tuesday).
The North Callaway School District will be going to a 4 day school week starting next calendar year.
Dr. Bryan Thompsen Superintendent of the North Callaway School District says some of the things they looked at before making the decision was student achievement.
Thompsen says that going to the 4 day school week it would save anywhere from one hundred thousand to around two hundred fifty thousand dollars.
The week will run Tuesday through Friday, and the days will be about 35 minutes longer than what they go currently.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Kansas City Chiefs took down the New Orleans Saints yesterday, 27 to 21. They will play again Sunday in Indianapolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
-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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
For Assessor, Angelia Baker.
For coroner, Jim reinhard
Public Administrator, marguerite Jones
and For sheriff, J. David Hoffman.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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  before being re-instated in October.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or 224-225-1202; or visit www.2ida.org.
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.
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].
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 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.
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.
Congratulations to Hallsville High School senior Jacob Willhoite [Will-hoyt], who has signed with Drury University for wrestling.
He will begin college this fall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Bonnots Mill woman has pled guilty in Callaway County court in relation to a vehicle chase last August .
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday kicks off National Boating Safety Week.
Here's MSHP's Sergeant Scott White with more:
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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.
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.
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.
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  eventually resulted in Smith's arrest:
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Monday kicks off National Boating Safety Week.
Here's MSHP's Sergeant Scott White with more:
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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The National Transportation Safety Board has ruled an MU graduate, who was driving a train in Philadelphia last year , 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.
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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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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].
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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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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.
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