• Teen convicted in connection to 2016 homicide, murder charge dropped Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:52pm

    COLUMBIA - A teenager pleaded guilty in connection with a 2016 homicide on Claudell Lane, but prosecutors dropped a murder charge against him.

    Dariel Reid, 19, pleaded guilty to distribution of a controlled substance on Monday, and will be sentenced on November 13.

  • Callaway County woman convicted of husband's murder dies in prison Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:36pm

    CHILICOTHE - A Holts Summit woman convicted of murdering her husband died in prison, according to an obituary published by an Osage County funeral chapel.

    Sandra Plunkett was serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole for the 2011 murder of her husband, Paul. In her trial, prosecutors argued Sandra killed Paul to get his life insurance money to pay for drugs. The defense said the killing happened in self-defense after years of marital abuse.

  • Trump emphasizes US accomplishments in UN speech Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:17pm

    (CNN) -- President Donald Trump stepped up to the iconic dais at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday on the heels of a year during which his presidency has shaped and shaken the world.

    "Today, I stand before the United Nations General Assembly to share the extraordinary progress we've made," he began. "In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country."

  • Parson calls for change to low-income housing tax credits Posted on 25 September 2018 at 11:36am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says state tax credits for low-income housing won't be issued until lawmakers revamp the program.

    Parson on Monday said in the meantime, he will still consider voting for federal low-income housing tax credits but won't support state tax credits.

  • German abuse survivors say Church's $5,900 'recognition fee' is not justice Posted on 25 September 2018 at 11:29am

    (CNN) -- Matthias Katsch says he was 13 years old when a priest at his Jesuit school in Berlin first molested him. His grades suffered and the priest pushed him to have extra tutoring with his teaching colleague, another priest.

    This man, Katsch says, stripped him naked in the school music room, bent him over the piano bench and beat him in a sadistic ritual that was repeated multiple times over the next year.

  • Maries County K-9 unit finds large amount of drugs during traffic stop Posted on 25 September 2018 at 10:35am

    MARIES COUNTY - A K-9 unit found a large amount of drugs in a truck caught speeding in Vichy, the Maries County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday.

    Deputies stopped Brandon Williams, 31, for speeding, failing to maintain the right half of the road and having no tail lights working on his trailer.

  • Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival switching it up this year Posted on 25 September 2018 at 8:32am

    COLUMBIA - In the past the the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival has consisted of three days of music, food and family fun, but this year is different. 

    "This is our first year to really do a festival week, and it is the first of many," said director of marketing and development for Thumper Productions, Jamie Varvaro. 

  • JEFFTRAN holding open house to discuss proposed changes Posted on 25 September 2018 at 3:03am

    COLUMBIA - JEFFTRAN will host an open house Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to the city’s existing bus routes.

    The open house will take place at 2:30 on Tuesday afternoon at Jefferson City Hall. This will be the city’s second and final open house. Transit Director Mark Mehmert said the first one in August was productive.

  • Instagram co-founders resign from social media company Posted on 25 September 2018 at 12:02am

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The co-founders of Instagram are resigning their positions with the social media company without explanation.

    Chief Executive Kevin Systrom said in a statement late Monday that he and Mike Krieger, Instagram's chief technical officer, plan to leave the company in the next few weeks and take time off "to explore our curiosity and creativity again."

  • Army veteran receives "gift of transportation" to develop art business Posted on 25 September 2018 at 9:03am

    COLUMBIA - 'Welcome Home' and 'Cars4Heroes' gave a new car to an Army veteran who now makes a living out of his passion for art.

    "My job right now and what I've decided to do with my life is to create art," Robert Scott Gardner said. "I had a small, compact vehicle and I paint often large. So, when I would be asked to bring paintings to a show or to exhibit some place I can't get them there myself."