• Local dentist provides free service for veterans Posted on 24 June 2017 at 3:29pm

    COLUMBIA – Aspen Dental provided veterans with free services in mid-Missouri and across the U.S. Saturday for the Aspen Day of Service.

    This is only the fourth annual Day of Service, but according to a press release from Aspen, it has performed nearly $8 million in free dental work for 12,000 patients in that time.

  • Missouri attorney general could gain power over abortion law Posted on 24 June 2017 at 2:21pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some GOP state lawmakers want to give the Missouri attorney general authority to prosecute violations of state abortion laws.

    The Republican-led Legislature is considering the proposal during a special session on abortion regulations called by Republican Gov. Eric Greitens.

  • New trial for Reginald Clemons pushed back into next year Posted on 24 June 2017 at 1:59pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis judge has pushed back until Jan. 8 the retrial of a man accused in the deaths of two sisters forced off an abandoned Mississippi River bridge.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Reginald Clemons' new trial was delayed after Clemons' public defenders argued state prosecutors obtained and listened to Clemons' jailhouse calls since March of last year.

  • St. Louis County police probe car wreck, toddler's death Posted on 24 June 2017 at 1:47pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis County police are investigating the case of a toddler who died after the vehicle in which he was riding overturned after hitting several parked vehicles.

    Police say 14-month-old Keshawn Hampton Jr. of Florissant died at a hospital shortly after the wreck Friday night.

  • St. Louis man accused of triple homicide still at large Posted on 24 June 2017 at 1:42pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police are searching for a man now accused of killing a couple and another man in a shooting that critically injured a 7-year-old girl.

    St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged 28-year-old Jerome Leon Buress Jr. with three counts of first-degree murder in connection with the June 2 shooting. Buress also is charged with six counts of armed criminal action, two counts of assault, and one count each of shooting a firearm at a motor vehicle and tampering with a witness.

  • Airplane crash in Callaway County injures two Posted on 24 June 2017 at 12:43pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to an initial 911 call Saturday morning reporting an airplane flying low and then crashing into the woods

    Deputies arrived at the crash near the 6000 block of State Road O east of Fulton just before 10:00 a.m. 

  • 5th Annual Sweatin' to Make a Difference aims to feed the youth Posted on 24 June 2017 at 12:40pm

    JEFFERSON CITY— The Sam B. Cook Healthplex hosted the 5th Annual Sweatin' to Make a Difference on Saturday.

    The purpose of the event was to help raise donations to support the Central and Northeast Food Bank's Buddy Pack Program. 

  • Columbia man shot and injured early Friday morning Posted on 24 June 2017 at 11:26am

    COLUMBIA - An early Friday morning shooting has left one man with non-life-threatening injuries.

    Columbia Police officers responded to a call of shots fired at the 1600 block of Sylvan Lane at 1:37 a.m.

  • Supreme Court decision on Trinity Lutheran Church expected this week Posted on 24 June 2017 at 9:18am

    WASHINGTON (AP) - When the justices take the bench Monday for their final week before a summer hiatus, they are expected to decide the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia. The church was excluded from a state grant program to pay for soft surfaces on playgrounds run by not-for-profit groups.

    The case is being closely watched by advocates of school vouchers, who hope the court will make it easier to use state money to pay for private, religious schooling in states that now prohibit it.

  • Volunteers keep a Boonville tradition going Posted on 24 June 2017 at 5:38am

    BOONVILLE – Residents gathered on Saturday for the 28th Annual Boonville Heritage Days. 

    About 100 members of the community volunteered throughout the past year to help organize the event. Thousands of people attend Heritage Days events, which include wine tasting, car shows, carnivals, and a parade.