• Real fire interrupts CFD training Posted on 19 April 2018 at 2:58pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Fire Department used the former Macy's building off of Stadium Blvd. on Thursday to train its firefighters.

    In the middle of the training firefighters were alerted to a "real-life" fire happening directly behind the Macy's.

  • Man stabbed in neck in Columbia Thursday morning Posted on 19 April 2018 at 2:37pm

    COLUMBIA - Police said a man was stabbed in the neck in the 2900 block of Range Line Street Thursday morning.

    According to police, the stabbing happened after a male suspect broke into a residence and assaulted a female victim. The suspect then stabbed a man who tried to intervene and get the suspect out of the house. Officers were dispatched to the house at 11:19 a.m.

  • TV tower collapses in southwest Missouri; killing 1 worker Posted on 19 April 2018 at 1:31pm

    FORDLAND (AP) — Officials said a maintenance worker died when a Missouri television station tower collapsed and he became trapped under a tangle of metal and wires.

    Rob Talburt, assistant fire chief for the Logan-Rogersville Fire Protection District, saidthe 1,980-foot tower near Fordland collapsed Thursday. Missouri State University owns the tower and uses it to broadcast KOZK Ozarks Public Television and KSMU Ozarks Public Radio.

  • Woman faces upgraded charges in Missouri officer's death Posted on 19 April 2018 at 1:01pm

    CLINTON (AP) — A Missouri woman accused of dealing drugs from a home where an ex-convict fatally shot one police officer and wounded two others is now charged with first-degree murder and, if convicted, she could be sentenced to death or a life in prison.

    Prosecutors announced Wednesday that the charge against 37-year-old Tammy Dee Widger has been upgraded from second-degree murder in the death of Officer Ryan Morton. The Kansas City Star reported that she also faces two first-degree assault charges and felony drug counts.

  • Missing Callaway County man's body pulled from Missouri River Posted on 19 April 2018 at 12:47pm

    MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Deputies identified a man whose body was found tangled in fishing lines on Wednesday as Timothy G. Moon of Callaway County.

    Deputies got reports about a body in the Missouri River near the bridge in Hermann on Wednesday afternoon. They retrieved the body with the help of the Missouri State Highway Patrol and Hermann Fire and Rescue.

  • Unknown substances delivered to Sen. Maria Chappell-Nadal's office Posted on 19 April 2018 at 12:41pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Hazmat teams responded to the state capitol Thursday after Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal got an envelope with an unknown substance at her office.

    The senator from St. Louis tweeted about "another suspicious threat:"

  • Missouri Senate tax overhaul plan stalls Posted on 19 April 2018 at 12:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri Senate panel has declined to advance a proposed tax overhaul following estimates that it would cost the state $126 million.

    The tax bill hit a roadblock Thursday in the Senate's Fiscal Oversight Committee. No senators volunteered to second the chairman's motion to pass the bill, effectively blocking it.

  • Kansas heroin dealer linked to Mexican cartel sentenced Posted on 19 April 2018 at 11:45am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 65-year-old man who was a major heroin dealer in the Kansas City area has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison.

    The Kansas City Star reports Dennis McLallen, of Overland Park, Kansas, also was ordered to pay an $850,000 judgment, which was the estimated amount of money he made from drug sales.

  • Judge won't dismiss criminal case against Gov. Eric Greitens Posted on 19 April 2018 at 11:02am

    ST. LOUIS - A judge announced Thursday he will not dismiss the criminal invasion of privacy case against Gov. Eric Greitens.

    The ruling comes amid questions about mistakes by the prosecutor and a private investigator she hired. Attorneys for Greitens asked Judge Rex Burlison to dismiss the case because of how Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner handled the case.

  • Prosecutor won't name man fatally shot by police in Missouri Posted on 19 April 2018 at 10:22am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors said a man shot by suburban Kansas City police in January has died, but they are refusing to say when or release his name.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the shooting happened when officers responded to reports of an armed suspect near an Independence store. Jackson County Prosecutor's Office spokesman Mike Mansur said Tuesday that he won't name the man or discuss the shooting further while the case remains open. Prosecutors aren't required to release this information until the case is closed.