• Super Finn's inaugural autism fundraiser basketball game raises $7,000 Posted on 20 January 2018 at 11:41pm

    BOONVILLE - The gym filled with over 100 people roared with applause and laughter. In the gym, two-year-old Finn Shikles walked around in his red Superman cape with a big smile on his face.

    A total of $7,000 was raised for Super Finn's inaugural autism fundraiser basketball game.

  • McCaskill among few Democrats voting to keep government open Posted on 20 January 2018 at 7:19pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri was among a handful of Democrats in the Senate who voted to support a GOP measure that would have kept the government open through Feb. 16.

    McCaskill was one of five Democrats who voted "yes" Friday night to keep the government open. She didn't address her vote Saturday. But before the vote, her office issued a news release saying McCaskill had joined with other senators to introduce legislation to withhold the pay of members of Congress during a government shutdown.

  • Jefferson City woman warns people to keep cars locked Posted on 20 January 2018 at 4:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – A Jefferson City woman is encouraging people to lock their car doors after she caught a thief trying to steal from her husband’s car Friday morning. 

    Vickie Bax said she and her husband, Ron, were getting ready to go to work when her husband discovered his car had been ransacked.

  • Supporters celebrate one year of Trump's presidency Posted on 20 January 2018 at 6:00pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - One year ago, President Donald Trump was sworn into office, and on Saturday, supporters held a rally at the Capitol to celebrate.

    The rally included a march around the Capitol led by Bikers for Trump and speeches by Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt and Attorney General Josh Hawley.

  • Boonville animal shelter helps animals find new homes Posted on 20 January 2018 at 3:52pm

    COLUMBIA - Members of the community met, adopted and played with cats and kittens Saturday at a Columbia pet store.

    During the event at Petco, people adopted at least two cats from the Second Chance Animal Shelter in Boonvile.

  • Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair Posted on 20 January 2018 at 2:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015.

    In his first interview since acknowledging the affair, the Republican governor told The Associated Press on Saturday that he won't resign.

  • KC police make arrest in double shooting that killed woman Posted on 20 January 2018 at 1:49pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have made an arrest in a double shooting that left a 46-year-old woman dead and her boyfriend critically injured.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the body of Rhonda Evans was found in a north Kansas City home by police investigating a report of a shooting. Police said Evans had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend, a 58-year-old whose name has not been released, was also shot in the head, but managed to knock on doors to seek help.

  • Greitens' attorney pushes back against CNN report on FBI inquiry Posted on 20 January 2018 at 5:05pm

    ST. LOUIS - A CNN report that the FBI has opened an inquiry into Gov. Eric Greitens "would not be accurate," the governor's attorney, Jim Bennett, said Saturday.

    CNN, citing two U.S. officials, reported on Friday the FBI opened an inquiry into Greitens. The network said the scope of the inquiry was not clear. KOMU 8 News, which is an affiliate of CNN, has posted the story.

  • Warrant issued for man after Sedalia woman's death Posted on 20 January 2018 at 1:33pm

    SEDALIA - The Pettis County prosecutor has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man in connection to the death of Heather McClellan.

    McClellan died on Jan. 14 after someone assaulted her. 

  • Missourians rally to mark anniversary of the Women's March Posted on 20 January 2018 at 6:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Hundreds of Missourians gathered at the Boone County Courthouse Plaza Saturday to march 10 blocks with the intention of leaving a positive message for change.

    The Mid-Missouri Solidarity Network and CoMo for Progress organized the 3-hour rally and march to draw attention to many issues, including exercising the right to vote, civil rights, the wage gap, the environment, foreign policy and health care.