• Heat blamed in landscaper's death in Poplar Bluff Posted on 25 July 2016 at 8:43pm

    POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — Federal workplace safety officials blame heat exposure in last weekend's death of a 23-year-old landscaper in southeastern Missouri's Poplar Bluff.

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said in a statement Monday that the worker from Dexter was assisting in tree-trimming efforts when he became overheated Friday afternoon. That's when OSHA says the heat index reached about 110 degrees.

  • Southwest Missouri lawmaker Lant injured in vehicle crash Posted on 25 July 2016 at 8:17pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Rep. Bill Lant has been hospitalized after a car crash.

    A Missouri State Highway Patrol report says Lant went off Interstate 49 in a Chevrolet Impala about 9:15 a.m. Monday in McDonald County and struck a road sign.

  • (Heavy Download) Hinkson Creek at Jay Dix Station gets 'trashed' with garbage Posted on 25 July 2016 at 4:36pm

    COLUMBIA- The Hinkson Creek at Jay Dix Station is covered in piles of trees and trash. 

    When on the MKT Nature and Fitness Trail looking over either side of the bridge overlooking the creek, there appears to be little water and a mass collection of debris.

  • New proposed Jefferson City budget includes police, fire department upgrades Posted on 25 July 2016 at 3:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - New positions and upgrades might be coming to the Jefferson City Police and Fire Departments.

    Mayor Carrie Tergin introduced her proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year Monday, which included new positions at the fire and police departments. 

  • Cole County Fair works on a volunteer basis Posted on 25 July 2016 at 3:16pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The 66th annual Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair operates strictly on a volunteer basis.

    The fair board and everyone who helps put together the fair volunteers their free time.

  • Go-kart driver hurt after striking St. Louis police cruiser Posted on 25 July 2016 at 1:03pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man is critically injured after driving a go-kart into the side of a St. Louis police cruiser.

    KMOV-TV (http://bit.ly/2aeg6Us ) reports that the accident happened Saturday night when the go-kart driver ran a red light and drove onto Kingshighway and struck the side of a Chevrolet Tahoe police cruiser.

  • College friend remembers Tim Kaine's days at Mizzou Posted on 25 July 2016 at 12:42pm

    COLUMBIA - College pal David Roloff has fond memories of Democratic candidate Vice President Tim Kaine at the University of Missouri.

    Kaine earned his underage degree from the University of Missouri in 1979 before getting a law degree from Harvard. He was elected to the senate in 2012 and now is Hilary Clinton's running mate for the 2016 presidential election.

  • Police are searching for suspect in abduction attempt Posted on 25 July 2016 at 10:07am

    CHESTERFIELD (AP) — Police are searching for the suspect after an attempted child abduction at a suburban St. Louis outlet mall.

    Police said a 13-year-old girl went to the family's SUV Saturday at Premium Outlet Mall in Chesterfield while her mother stayed at the curb, several yards away. A man asked the girl if anyone else was close by.

  • Early morning structure fire damages a condemned home in Columbia Posted on 25 July 2016 at 9:50am

    COLUMBIA - Fire crews put out a structure fire at a condemned house on 4th Avenue off Providence Road in Columbia Monday morning.

    The Columbia Fire Department confirmed the house was empty and no one was inside at the time of the fire.

  • Southwest Missouri teen shoots classmate in high school parking lot Posted on 25 July 2016 at 8:45am

    AVA, Mo. (AP) — Police say a teenager has wounded another teen and then killed himself before dawn in a high school parking lot in southwest Missouri.

    Ava police Sgt. Tim Stuart says a caller reported around 1:45 a.m. Monday that someone was possibly headed to the Ava High School parking lot with a gun. He says one teen fired three shots at another teen in the parking lot before fatally shooting himself.