Glasgow chief of police/city administrator suspended
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 7:36pm
GLASGOW - Chief of Police and City Administrator Kevin Atwood has been suspended with pay for 30 days.
This came after allegations came forward that prompted the Glasgow City Council to launch an investigation.
City pushes tax in hopes of bringing in million dollar profit
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 6:23pm
COLUMBIA - Due to the growing population in Columbia, the city is hoping to keep up with its expenditures with a new tax.
The use tax is similar to the sales tax, but is for out-of-state purchases. It would not apply
to purchases that total less than $2,000 in a calendar year.
McCaskill says 11 Afghan trainees are AWOL from Fort Leonard Wood
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 5:59pm
FT. LEONARD WOOD - A program that brought more than 150 Afghan soldiers to the United States to train currently is missing 13 soldiers.
The program has trained Afghan soldiers since 2005 in the U.S. and is sponsored by both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of State.
Two men sentenced in child pornography cases
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 5:04pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Two men, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in May, were sentenced in federal court Monday.
Lucas Wayne Slusser, 35, of Jefferson City, and Sergio Antonio Dominguez-Gonzalez, 23, of Columbia were sentenced to seven years and 23 years in federal prison respectively.
Fire Department recommends to prepare your home for cooler weather
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 4:48pm
COLUMBIA – As temperatures begin to cool, it is time for people to prepare their homes for winter. Boone County Assistant Fire Chief Gale Blomenkamp said it's important to take preventative measures.
“Make sure gutters are cleaned, unhook garden hoses from outside spigots so they do not freeze and break pipes,” Blomenkamp said. “Most of all, get your heating and air-conditioning checked by a professional and your chimney and flue checked too.”
Cole County Sheriff warns of jury duty scam
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 4:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam similar to one that has popped up in the area several times over the past few years.
Victims reported receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as Deputy Kevin Woodson, who told them they missed jury duty. The caller then tells them if they pay with money orders, they will avoid warrants for their arrest.
86-year-old man dies days after shooting; wife also killed
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 3:23pm
ELLINGTON (AP) — An 86-year-old southeast Missouri man has died, days after a gunman killed his wife.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says James Nance of rural Reynolds County died Saturday. His 72-year-old wife, Janet Nance, died at a hospital on Wednesday, the day of the shooting.
Multi-car accidents slow traffic on Highway 63 North
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 3:12pm
COLUMBIA - Two separate crashes on Highway 63 North slowed traffic Monday morning between the Stadium Blvd. and Broadway exits.
The Columbia Fire Department responded to a first call at 9:58 a.m. near the Stadium Blvd. exit for an accident involving multiple vehicles. Fire Chief Brad Fraizer said victims of the crash were taken to Boone Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.
Protests may affect St. Louis vote to give raise to police
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 2:32pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Voters in St. Louis will soon be asked to weigh in on a half-cent sales tax increase that would be used to give officers a raise.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the special election's timing could make its passage a challenge as St. Louis police face criticism and lawsuits over its handling of recent protests. The protests followed last month's acquittal of a former St. Louis officer who fatally shot a man.
Laps taken around state capitol for human trafficking awareness
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 2:06pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The outer walkways of the state capitol temporarily turned into a track to raise awareness for sex trafficking.
Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking Coalition (CMSHTC) held the first ever “Diamond’s March - 500 Laps for Freedom” on Sunday afternoon. Participants registered online prior to the vent and gathered sponsors to pledge monetary amounts to the number of laps a participant would complete.