• Jefferson City water treatment plant receives updates to sustain water for years to come Posted on 13 December 2017 at 6:33pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri American Water is making changes to the aging Jefferson City Treatment Plant with the goal of improving the purification process and ensuring customers always have drinkable water.

    The Jefferson City Water Treatment Plant is a 6.5 million-gallon-per-day surface water treatment plant, which takes water from the Missouri River and serves 11,000 customers in the Jefferson City area.

  • Geminid meteor shower promises dazzling views around midnight Posted on 13 December 2017 at 5:47pm

    The Geminid meteor shower begins Wednesday night and viewing conditions may be the best in several years!

    This annual meteor shower occurs in December when the Earth moves into the orbital path of 3200 Phaethon, an asteroid thought to once have been a comet millions of years ago.

  • Audrain County fire destroys home Posted on 13 December 2017 at 5:45pm

    AUDRAIN COUNTY- A fire burned down a home and a truck on Wednesday while the owner was away in Moberly buying groceries.

    Boone County Assistant Chief Gale Blomenkamp said the fire started in the shed behind the house.

  • 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.

  • TARGET 8: Hundreds wait in jail as public defenders struggle with caseloads Posted on 13 December 2017 at 6:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Many people accused of crimes are languishing in county jails as the Missouri State Public Defender System struggles to get through cases.

    Missouri has 376 public defenders who take on more than 85,000 cases a year. They represent suspects who cannot afford a private attorney or to pay bond.

  • 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 7:37pm

    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.