• Share your views: Legislation filed to make Missouri a primary seatbelt state Posted on 12 December 2017 at 2:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Legislation for a primary seatbelt law has been filed by the Missouri House Transportation Committee chairman. This means means you can be pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt.

    Missouri is currently a secondary seatbelt state, which means drivers cannot be stopped or inspected solely for not wearing a seat belt. 

  • 2 found dead in burning Kansas City, Kansas, home Posted on 12 December 2017 at 12:53pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Firefighters have found two bodies while battling a blaze in a Kansas City, Kansas, home.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the blaze was reported early Tuesday. The names of the victims weren't immediately released. Fire Chief John Paul Jones said in a tweet that an "extensive fire investigation" is taking place. Fire investigators were sifting through the debris, and dogs were brought in to sift for evidence.

  • Former Carthage rehabilitation center worker sentenced Posted on 12 December 2017 at 11:38am

    CARTHAGE (AP) — A former employee of a Carthage rehabilitation center was sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than $44,000 from center residents.

    A judge sentenced 41-year-old Kristi Metcalf Monday for receiving stolen property and abuse of a health care recipient. Three other counts of financial abuse were dismissed.

  • Police find FedEx package full of marijuana Posted on 12 December 2017 at 11:22am

    COLUMBIA - Police found 23 individually vacuum-sealed plastic bags of marijuana on Monday in a package delivered by FedEx.

    Officers and a K-9 unit went to a home in the 3000 block of Wind River Circle, after being notified about the package, which was addressed to "Wrong". Inside the package, police found the bags, each of which weighed about one pound.

  • Missouri mother charged with drowning baby Posted on 12 December 2017 at 10:54am

    ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A Missouri woman has been charged in the drowning death of her 6-month-old son.

    The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 27-year-old Sydney Jones, of St. Joseph, is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on a charge of abuse or neglect leading to the death of the child at her apartment. She's jailed on $100,000 bond. No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

  • Illinois man sentenced in fatal shooting of SEMO student Posted on 12 December 2017 at 10:43am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Illinois man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison in the fatal shooting of a Southeast Missouri State University student during a botched carjacking.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 21-year-old Christopher Grant, of Collinsville, Illinois, was sentenced Monday for second-degree murder and three other charges in the killing of 19-year-old Bobby Christman, of south St. Louis County.

  • Janesville woman stabbed 30 times Posted on 12 December 2017 at 10:37am

    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Janesville police say the victim of a homicide was stabbed at least 30 times.

    Forty-three-year-old Christine Scaccia-Lubeck was found dead by her mother who went to check on her after failing to reach her by phone Saturday.

  • Woman found dead after fire in Kansas apartment building Posted on 12 December 2017 at 10:28am

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Fire crews have found a woman dead while putting out a fire in a suburban Kansas City apartment building that mainly houses elderly and low income residents.

    The Overland Park Fire Department said in a news release that the fire started Monday in Overland Towers Apartments, an eight-story building in Overland Park. The blaze was contained to the unit where the woman died.

  • Man hopes to help others after he survives jumping off Golden Gate Bridge Posted on 11 December 2017 at 9:25pm

    COLUMBIA - It's a topic that many people shy away from, but one man came to Columbia to talk about suicide. 

    Kevin Hines attempted to kill himself by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000 and survived. Hines spoke at Stephens College on Monday as part of an event held by Burrell Health and Boone County Children's fund. 

  • Columbia Board of Education votes on next step for new middle school Posted on 11 December 2017 at 8:01pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education voted to approve ballot language for a $30 million bond issue Monday night at its meeting. Bonds sold by Columbia Public Schools would fund the construction of a new middle school.

    Columbia Public Schools previously used a bond issue approved in 2016 to fund construction plans and buying land for the new middle school. The bond issue is separate from taxes and would not raise them.