• Boone County receives grant, helps expecting mothers, young children Posted on 17 July 2018 at 3:16pm

    BOONE COUNTY – Expecting mothers in Boone County will soon have more services at their disposal.

    The county received a grant from the Pritzker Fund to help expecting mothers and children up to age three with preparing their children for success.

  • State supreme court sends Grain Belt Express case back to commission Posted on 17 July 2018 at 2:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a proposed energy transmission project through northern Missouri, got new life Tuesday following a ruling by the state's highest court.

    The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, if built, would carry energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, running through counties including Randolph, Chariton, and Monroe.

  • United Way of Central Missouri awards more than $115,000 in grants Posted on 17 July 2018 at 12:56pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Nineteen agencies received more than $115,000 in grant money Tuesday from the United Way of Central Missouri.

    The money will be used to buy things such as handicap accessible vans, new media equipment for a senior center and audiometers for Jefferson City Public Schools students. 

  • Possible trash collection delay in Columbia on Tuesday Posted on 17 July 2018 at 12:12pm

    COLUMBIA - Some people may notice their trash laying out on the curb for longer than usual on Tuesday.

    The City of Columbia Solid Waste Utility said in a press release it is experiencing a "significant and unexpected" staff shortage and will be working late to help Tuesday route customers.

  • Cole County car chase ends in Columbia with two arrests Posted on 17 July 2018 at 11:22am

    COLE COUNTY - A car chase which started in Cole County on Tuesday ended in Columbia with two arrests.

    Officials responded to a shots fired call in the area of Charm Ridge Drive and Charm Villa Drive shortly after 3 a.m. The caller reported seeing someone in a light colored car shooting at a darker colored car. Both vehicles drove away.

  • Right-to-work foes raise millions more than opponents Posted on 17 July 2018 at 11:17am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The group fighting a ballot measure that would make Missouri a right-to-work state has outraised its opponents by more than $4 million.

    The fundraising totals, released this week by the Missouri Ethics Commission, show a large financial advantage for We Are Missouri, a group opposed to banning mandatory union fees in workplaces.

  • 2 flights make emergency landings at Kansas City airport Posted on 17 July 2018 at 11:11am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Authorities say two planes carrying more than 250 passengers made emergency landings at Kansas City International Airport.

    Kansas City Aviation Department spokesman Joe McBride says the first emergency landing happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday after crews on Delta Air Lines flight 923 reported a fuel leak. The plane was coming from Detroit Metropolitan Airport to Kansas City with 117 people aboard.

  • Rovon Blocker shooting reportedly unintentional Posted on 17 July 2018 at 10:39am

    COLUMBIA - Police records related to the shooting death of Rovon Blocker suggest the incident appeared to be accidental.

    Blocker, 20, died on July 7 after he was shot at a home on Hulen Drive. Officers detained a juvenile later in connection with the shooting.

  • Father, sons arrested in connection with multiple thefts Posted on 17 July 2018 at 10:01am

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Three Fulton men are in custody after being charged with stealing and drug offenses, in connection to an ongoing Callaway County investigation. 

    Russell Barnes Sr., 56, and his sons, Alvin Barnes, 25, and Russell Barnes Jr., 33, were arrested as a result of a Callaway County Sheriff's Office investigation into the theft of trailers, ATV's and farm equipment. 

  • Judge sentences Fulton man to 60 years in prison for child sex crimes Posted on 17 July 2018 at 9:05am

    FULTON - A judge sentenced a man convicted of a dozen sex crimes, some involving children, to sixty years in prison Monday.

    George Edward Martin, 58, was convicted on charges including statutory sodomy, child molestation, child enticement, and sexual exploitation of a child in June.