• Missouri enrolls in new foster care study Posted on 12 December 2017 at 7:51pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri has entered in a new foster care study that will look at foster parent recruitment and retention. 

    It will specifically focus on why people choose to become foster parents, what makes them continue or what makes them want to stop.

  • Foul play suspected in deadly vehicle fire Posted on 12 December 2017 at 6:08pm

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - A criminal investigation is underway in a deadly vehicle fire where foul play is suspected.

    Audrain County Sheriff's deputies responded shortly after noon Tuesday to a report of a vehicle fire and a man down in the road on Audrain Road 913.

  • Jefferson City Council has only one contested seat Posted on 12 December 2017 at 5:41pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The 2018 Jefferson City council elections only have one contested seat: 5th Ward Council member.

    Incumbent Larry Henry will not be running for reelection, which leaves the seat open for two newcomers.

  • Truman VA ICU debuts new tech to provide more patient safety Posted on 12 December 2017 at 4:46pm

    COLUMBIA - The Truman VA’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) went live with a new Tele-ICU technology on Tuesday.

    Tele-ICU is a supportive service provided by VA intensivists in Minneapolis, Minnesota. An intensivist is a physician who has special critical care training. 

  • Police data show trend of growth for homicides in Columbia Posted on 12 December 2017 at 4:46pm

    COLUMBIA - Police are still investigating the death of Augustus Roberts, the man found dead at a home in the Old Hawthorne neighborhood on Monday.

    No motive or suspect information has been released in the case yet.

  • High-speed chase through Boone County ends with arrest Posted on 12 December 2017 at 4:38pm

    COLUMBIA - Troopers arrested a man on Tuesday after a high-speed chase which started south of Ashland and ended in Columbia.

    According to Sgt. Scott White with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a trooper tried to stop the suspect vehicle for speeding at around 1:15 p.m. The chase continued northbound on Highway 63 for about 10 minutes, at which point the suspect drove onto the off-ramp at Highway 63 and Broadway.

  • Morgan County Jail nurse accused of having sex with inmate Posted on 12 December 2017 at 3:37pm

    VERSAILLES - Prosecutors filed charges against three employees of the Morgan County Jail on Monday, including a nurse accused of having sex with an inmate.

    The charges against Janet Leigh Phillips, 31, include sexual contact with an inmate, two counts of delivering or concealing prohibited items, and bribery of a public servant. According to court documents, Phillips had sex with Vernon Dale Parker, an inmate at the jail, between September and November.

  • Emergency responders in Missouri can expect improved communication Posted on 12 December 2017 at 3:35pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri has become the 34th state, in addition to two territories, to accept a nationwide public safety network.

    Gov. Greitens chose to opt Missouri in to the wireless broadband plan offered by FirstNet and AT&T, in order to improve first responder communication.

  • Boone County residents choose convenience over commute Posted on 12 December 2017 at 3:16pm

    ASHLAND – Those who live around Ashland were able to avoid paying an online convenience fee or driving to Columbia to pay their property taxes for the first time. The Boone County Collector's Office took property taxes at the Ashland City Hall from December 11 through the 12.

    Anyone could drop off his or her taxes to deputy collectors who then delivered them to the the Boone County Collector's Office. The deputies collected personal property taxes, real estate taxes and more.

  • Escaped inmates captured, face new charges Posted on 12 December 2017 at 3:20pm

    NEVADA (AP) — Two inmates who were captured soon after breaking out of a western Missouri jail face new charges.

    The Joplin Globe reports that escape charges have been filed against 24-year-old Timothy McCullick and 19-year-old Christopher Purgerson.