• Truck crash with bear caught on video Posted on 28 June 2016 at 11:22pm

    Howell - A driver in Howell County received a dangerous surprise Tuesday when a bear ran across the highway and slammed into the side of their truck. 

    Highway patrol dash-cam footage captured the crash. 

  • Mid-Missouri residents skeptical of lake regulations Posted on 28 June 2016 at 11:01pm

    OSAGE BEACH - With the Fourth of July weekend quickly approaching, Lake of the Ozarks residents are worried regulations are causing harm to the water and local businesses.

    Greg Surdyke owns Surdyke Yamaha and Surdyke's Port 20 at Lake of the Ozarks. He says over-regulating the lake could negatively impact local businesses like his.

  • Gov. Jay Nixon addresses abortion decision and gun law legislation Posted on 28 June 2016 at 4:58pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon held a press conference Tuesday addressing recent legislative actions, including gun laws and abortion. 

    On Monday, Nixon vetoed Senate Bill 656, which would have allowed people, including those from other states, to carry a concealed gun, even if they had been denied after a background check due to criminal history.

  • Man sentenced for failed firebomb at Rep. Cleaver's office Posted on 28 June 2016 at 4:51pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City man who tried unsuccessfully to firebomb an office of U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison with no chance of parole.

    Eric King was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for the Sept. 11, 2014 vandalism at Cleaver's congressional office in downtown Kansas City. No one was in the building at the time and two Molotov cocktails did not ignite.

  • New sports and entertainment degree offered at Westminster College Posted on 28 June 2016 at 4:38pm

    FULTON - Westminster College's course listing will expand in the fall, when it begins to offer a new sports and entertainment business management degree.

    The program will focus on marketing, finances, venues, operations and laws.

  • Missouri public school students to get dyslexia screenings Posted on 28 June 2016 at 4:04pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a bill that requires every student in Missouri public schools to be screened for dyslexia.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nixon signed the bill last week. Screenings for the learning disorder are to start in the 2018-19 school year. The screenings are meant to be informal and brief.

  • Kansas man charged with trying to steal jet to fly to Miami Posted on 28 June 2016 at 4:01pm

    LIBERTY (AP) — A Kansas man is charged with stealing a shuttle van at an airport and then trying to take off in a jet to fly to Miami.

    The Kansas City Star reports 21-year-old Adam Scott, of Overland Park, was charged Friday in Clay County, Missouri, with two counts of first-degree tampering. He also faces a tampering charge in Platte County.

  • Missouri Supreme Court reverses officer's $7.5 million award Posted on 28 June 2016 at 3:57pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has thrown out a $7.5 million judgment to a former St. Louis police officer who claimed her supervisor sexually harassed her, and that her complaints about the harassment resulted in retaliation.

    The ruling on Tuesday sent the case back to the trial court. The state Supreme Court cited instructional errors to the jury that could have been misleading or confusing.

  • Smoke testing on sewers leads to multiple false alarm fire calls Posted on 28 June 2016 at 3:14pm

    COLUMBIA – The Columbia Fire Department has responded to multiple false alarms since Sunday, as residents in southwest Columbia see smoke in or around their homes.

    The city is putting smoke into sanitary sewer lines to check their integrity.

  • State audit finds problems in Pine Lawn Posted on 28 June 2016 at 3:06pm

    PINE LAWN (AP) — An audit released Tuesday by Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway gives the St. Louis County town of Pine Lawn a "poor" rating, the lowest possible rating.

    The audit says the city probably owes more than $400,000 to the Missouri Department of Revenue. That would be about 15 percent of Pine Lawn's operating revenue.