Missouri auditor candidate faces questions over eligibility
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri candidate who recently claimed a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about if she’s lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run.
The state Constitution outlines that an auditor must have been a Missouri resident for 10 years at the time of election. But Saundra McDowell, an attorney living in Jefferson City, didn't move to Missouri until 2010, the Kansas City Star reported.
AG Josh Hawley files lawsuit against St. Louis housing complex
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 11:57am
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed a lawsuit Thursday against a St. Louis housing complex where reported problems include rodents, pest infestation, substantial mold accumulation and structural failure.
Hawley's office said they began investigating these problems at the Clinton-Peabody housing complex earlier this year.
MU Health Care in talks to acquire SSM Health hospitals
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 11:28am
COLUMBIA - St.Louis-based SSM Health confirmed Thursday it is exploring a transfer of its Jefferson City and Mexico hospitals to MU Health Care.
In a press release, the Catholic not-for-profit health system said the transfer could include, in addition to the hospitals, various outpatient, home care, hospice and medical group locations throughout mid-Missouri.
Columbia Regional Airport staff holds first monthly coffee chat
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 10:48am
COLUMBIA - Columbia Regional Airport managers held the first All Things Airport monthly meeting on Thursday.
The meeting was an informal sit down, which allowed members of the community to ask questions about the airport. Coffee was also provided.
'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin has died at age 76
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 10:46am
(CNN) - Aretha Franklin, whose gospel-rooted singing and bluesy yet expansive delivery earned her the title "the Queen of Soul," has died, a family statement said Thursday. She was 76.
Franklin died at 9:50 a.m. at her home in Detroit, surrounded by family and friends, according to a statement on behalf of Franklin's family from her longtime publicist Gwendolyn Quinn.
Howard County lands in "exceptional" drought territory
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 10:15am
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - Thursday morning's latest drought update from the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) shows the expansion of drought in Missouri. 25% of Missouri is now in extreme drought status. 5% of the state is now in exceptional drought status, the highest percentage seen since August of 2012.
Howard County has now been in included in an exceptional drought. This is the highest level of drought status the CPC provides.
Columbia mom 'depressed' before driving into Kansas River with kids
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 9:38am
LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who's charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son by intentionally driving into the Kansas River told authorities she wanted to die and didn't want anyone else to have her children.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the affidavit released Wednesday says Scharron Renea Dingledine of Columbia, Missouri, told police she'd been voluntarily admitted to a psychiatric hospital for several hours on Aug. 2, one day before plunging into the river near downtown Lawrence.
Plane narrowly misses van crossing runway for barbecue
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 6:46am
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A jetliner taking off narrowly missed hitting an airport van that crossed a runway to go to an employee barbecue.
The Envoy Air jet, with 50 passengers and 3 crew members aboard, was taking off on June 27 from Missouri's Springfield-Branson National Airport. Video shows the van cleared the jet's path with seconds to spare.
State trooper involved in Ellingson drowning sues for license
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 6:41am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A former Missouri state trooper who was driving a boat when a handcuffed Iowa man fell out and drowned is suing to get his peace officers' license back.
Anthony Piercy filed a lawsuit this week against the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the agency's director. The Kansas City Star reports he's asking for a reversal of the decision that revoked his license.
UPDATE: Fiery multi-vehicle crash shuts down I-70 in Montgomery County
Posted on 15 August 2018 at 9:28pm
MONTGOMERY COUNTY - A multiple vehicle accident shut down both sides of Interstate 70 Wednesday around 7 p.m. At least three vehicles caught fire.
Two people were transported by ambulance to a hospital in St. Louis. Bradley Pingel, 48, from Lake Ozark is being treated for serious injuries. Justin Edwards, 37, from Imperial is being treated for minor injuries, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol's crash report.