• Missouri city official accused of teasing co-worker with gun Posted on 13 December 2017 at 5:07pm

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A city official in the southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff faces criminal charges for allegedly pumping a shotgun to tease a liberal co-worker.

    Poplar Bluff Streets Superintendent Denis Kearbey is charged with unlawful use of a weapon and is free on $25,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty Monday.

  • UPDATE: Authorities give all clear in Hearnes Center bomb threat Posted on 13 December 2017 at 4:53pm

    COLUMBIA - Authorities have given the all clear after investigating a possible explosive device around the Hearnes Center shuttle bus stop.

    MU Alert previously sent out notifications, saying there was a bomb threat near the bus stop, and authorities evacuated the area.

  • Missouri man charged with phone threats to Georgia mosque Posted on 13 December 2017 at 4:11pm

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Missouri man with making threatening phone calls to a mosque in Georgia.

    An indictment unsealed Wednesday in U.S. District Court charges 49-year-old Preston Q. Howard with placing 10 threatening calls to the Islamic Society of Augusta, Georgia, between June and August.

  • Deputies discover stolen propety in Kliever woods Posted on 13 December 2017 at 2:39pm

    KLIEVER - Deputies discovered stolen property in the woods near Kliever, Missouri.

    Police said they were alerted to the area by tips from the public. On December 9, deputies found a hydraulic post driver attachment and mounting plate, which was reported stolen from Morgan County a few days earlier.

  • Man in Audrain County death investigation identified Posted on 13 December 2017 at 2:12pm

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - Authorities identified the man found injured on a county road, and who later died, as Antonio Jefferson.

    According to Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller, officials found Jefferson lying on the road near a car which had crashed into a tree. Jefferson died later at a hospital.

  • Mayor Treece pushes for speedup of new Columbia Airport terminal Posted on 13 December 2017 at 1:37pm

    COLUMBIA - As Columbia Regional Airport plans to expand, it got a push from Mayor Brian Treece.

    Treece called for city council to join him in a request for an expedited location for the new airport terminal.

  • Missouri Republicans look to change state's tax code Posted on 13 December 2017 at 1:18pm

    Jefferson City - While the Republican Congress in Washington is working on a plan to overhaul the country's tax system, Missouri lawmakers are looking to make changes to their state's tax plan as well.

    Sen. Bill Eigel, R-St. Charles County, pre-filed a new version of a tax reform bill called Missouri Economic Relief Act (MERA), or SB617.

  • MU endowment reaches $1 billion Posted on 13 December 2017 at 1:08pm

    COLUMBIA – The University of Missouri hit a major fundraising milestone, announcing Wednesday it reached the $1 billion mark.

    The endowment has grown by more than $400 million since the start of the Missouri: Our Time to Lead campaign.

  • Man charged for fraudulently getting controlled substance Posted on 13 December 2017 at 11:08am

    MILLER COUNTY - A man was charged with two counts of fraudulently attempting to obtain a controlled substance.

    Police said Brandon Warr, 25, was using a Springfield, Missouri doctor's DEA control number to get the substance.

  • Miller County man charged after repeatedly failing to register as sex offender Posted on 13 December 2017 at 10:44am

    MILLER COUNTY - Prosecutors charged a Miller County man with failing to comply with sex offender registration for a third time.

    Robert McKie was charged in early December. Because McKie is a convicted sex offender, he has to register as one with law enforcement.