Jefferson City man arrested for domestic assault and rape, meth
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 8:25pm
FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a man early Sunday morning after actively seeking him for two warrants of domesetic assault and rape.
The sheriff's office said the Jefferson City Police Department notified them that 48-year-old Sylvester Vernell was possibly in the Fulton area.
FACT CHECK: "Missourians earn $5000 less than they did at the start of the century"
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 8:16pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Ranked 47th in the nation by Business Insider, Missouri’s seemingly stagnant economy has been a talking point for politicians across the state in recent months.
Speaker of the House Todd Richardson recently weighed in on the discussion, particularly addressing the state of income and earnings for Missourians.
Missouri Women's Basketball Loses in Starkville
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 7:52pm
No. 21 ranked Missouri lost 52-42 at No. 11 ranked Mississippi State Sunday afternoon.
Missouri is now 4-2 all-time against Mississippi State and are 0-2 when playing at Humphrey Coliseum in Starkville.
St. Louis area officer injured when hit by car
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 6:41pm
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis area police officer has been hospitalized after being hit by a car.
Rock Hill city administrator, Jennifer Yackley, told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the officer was stable at a hospital, suffering from a head injury after being hit by a car earlier Sunday.
Grocery stores see boost in customers on Super Bowl Sunday
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 5:51pm
COLUMBIA - Grocery stores see an increase in customers during Super Bowl weekend. The National Retail Federation reports total customer spending will be around $14.3 billion this year. It is estimated around 186 million people will be watching the big game Sunday.
Nearly eight in ten people who intend to watch the game, will buy food and beverages to watch the game at home, which is good news for local grocery stores.
Boy killed in Kansas City area apartment fire
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 4:01pm
RAYTOWN, Mo. (AP) — An early morning fire in a Kansas City area apartment has killed a child and injured a woman and another child.
Fire officials said the child who died in the blaze Sunday at the Raytown apartment building was 5 years old. A woman and an 18-month-old were seriously injured in the blaze. Authorities would not say if they were all related.
New leader of Missouri State NAACP promises more inclusion
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 3:47pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The new leader of the Missouri State NAACP says he plans to build a younger, more inclusive organization.
Nimrod "Rod" Chapel Jr. was elected last month as the 14th President of the Missouri State NAACP. He told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that it's important to include leaders of groups such as Black Lives Matter, which rose to prominence after the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown, and Concerned Student 1950, which organized protests at the University of Missouri that ultimately led to the resignation of university system President Timothy M. Wolfe.
Probation for Jefferson City man in university lockdown
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 2:37pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Jefferson City man has been placed on unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a 2014 lockdown at central Missouri campus.
Aaron Burns was put on two years of unsupervised probation after he pleaded guilty in Cole County to misdemeanor third-degree assault. He had been charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon stemming from a November 2014 incident at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
5 hurt when porch collapses in St. Louis during Mardi Gras
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 2:31pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A second-floor porch in St. Louis collapsed, injuring five people, two seriously.
Fire Department Capt. Gregg Favre says the accident occurred Saturday evening during a Mardi Gras celebration at a building in the Soulard neighborhood. Favre says witnesses told firefighters the porch suddenly pulled away from the building wall and fell.
After suicide attempt, Missouri lawmaker speaks out
Posted on 7 February 2016 at 2:22pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri state Rep. Genise Montecillo is talking about her suicide attempt in hopes of helping others dealing with suicidal thoughts and depression.
Montecillo tried to kill herself in June 2015. She said childhood abuse and subsequent depression led to her attempt.