• McCaskill says she didn't object to law weakening DEA powe Posted on 17 October 2017 at 8:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says she didn't object to a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids, despite previously saying she wasn't around when it came up.

    McCaskill told CNN on Monday that she was away from the Senate receiving breast cancer treatment when the bill was voted on in 2016. The measure passed with unanimous consent, meaning no lawmaker objected.

  • Missouri unemployment drops slightly, state loses 10K jobs Posted on 17 October 2017 at 8:08pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's unemployment has dropped slightly.

    Department of Economic Development data released Tuesday show the unemployment rate dropped slightly from 3.9 percent in August to 3.8 percent in September. Unemployment has held fairly steady in recent months.

  • Two men arrested in drug bust, combined bail at $48,000 Posted on 17 October 2017 at 7:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Two men were arrested Tuesday morning and accused of possession of illegal drugs and firearms at 505 East Rollins Street. 

    Dominic Kurt Loise, 19, and Luke Joseph Stone, 19, were arrested in an East Central Drug Task Force raid around 4 a.m.

  • Man accused of driving car into Mizzou Arena charged Posted on 17 October 2017 at 6:09pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia man accused of driving his car into Mizzou Arena over the summer was formally charged Tuesday. 

    23-year-old Nathaniel Conant was charged with four counts of felony first degree property damage. Police said he used his car to break through security gates and drive around the arena.

  • Low pay a top concern at MU staff meeting Posted on 17 October 2017 at 6:01pm

    COLUMBIA -  Many staff members at MU say they aren't happy, especially on the issue of pay.

    According to the 2016 MU campus climate survey, 59 percent of respondents reported dissatisfaction with their salaries. Almost 56 percent reported a lack of opportunity for advancement and 32 percent reported an increased workload. 

  • Clerk sentenced for embezzlment Posted on 17 October 2017 at 5:09pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The former city clerk in Walnut Grove was sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison for embezzling city funds.

    Forty-five-year-old Cari Gillmore, of Springfield, was sentenced Tuesday for credit card fraud. After she is released from prison, she will serve three years of supervised probation. She also was ordered to pay nearly $67,000 in restitution.

  • Neighborhood waits six months for route home to be cleared Posted on 17 October 2017 at 4:30pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Council approved street repairs for South Lincoln Street after six months of residents dealing with detours.

    A section of the street collapsed after a stream bank slide caused pavement to collapse in early May. The street has been closed ever since. 

  • Historical black community honored with trail marker Posted on 17 October 2017 at 3:53pm

    COLUMBIA - A local committee dedicated another African American Heritage Trail Marker on Tuesday.

    The Sharp End Heritage Committee serves to recognize the contributions of the Sharp End community, as well as educate Columbia residents on the community’s impact.

  • C-SPAN interactive bus visits state capital Posted on 17 October 2017 at 3:49pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- C-SPAN arrived in Jefferson City on Tuesday to meet with local and state politicians and middle school students as part of its “50 Capitals Tour.”

    C-SPAN rolled out its new customized bus, which visited Lewis and Clark Middle School and Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Jefferson City Tuesday.

  • Federal inmate spared death penalty for fourth murder Posted on 17 October 2017 at 1:27pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A federal inmate with end-stage renal disease has been spared the death penalty for his fourth murder conviction and the second committed while imprisoned.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that federal jurors couldn't reach a unanimous decision Monday in the case against 61-year-old Ulysses Jones Jr. Defense attorney Shane Cantin says that means the slowing dying man will receive another life term when he's sentenced.