• Greitens appoints new Board of Education member Posted on 21 November 2017 at 11:04am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP)— Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed a new member to the Missouri State Board of Education less than an hour before it's expected to discuss whether to fire the state's top education official.

    Greitens on Tuesday appointed Jennifer Edwards, the president and co-founder of advocacy group Decoding Dyslexia Missouri. She's from Springfield.

  • Independence murder suspect arrested in Mississippi Posted on 21 November 2017 at 10:48am

    GULFPORT, MS - Police arrested two people wanted in connection with the Missouri murder of 72-year-old William Domann.

    Nathan Hendricks, 46, and Sheila Casey, 48, were taken into custody in Gulfport, Mississippi. Hendricks is charged with second-degree murder, armed criminal action and first-degree burglary. Police have not yet announced charges against Casey.

  • Columbia man facing numerous charges after alleged SUV theft Posted on 21 November 2017 at 10:45am

    COLUMBIA - A man arrested after an alleged SUV theft on November 17 faces numerous charges, including stealing, tampering with a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a gun, and three outstanding warrants.

    Police went to Eagle Stop gas station on Providence Road shortly before 8 a.m. after a man said someone took his SUV. He told officers he'd left the SUV running while he went into the store, and told them there was a handgun under the driver's seat as well.

  • Arrests made in Smiley Lane McDonald's robbery Posted on 21 November 2017 at 10:28am

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested three men Tuesday in connection with the robbery at McDonald's on Smiley Lane.

    Detectives arrested Alexander Lovin, 18, Javion Swope, 18 and Jaden Rother, 17. All three are charged with second-degree robbery.

  • Police detain six following shots fired call on Clark Lane Posted on 21 November 2017 at 9:52am

    COLUMBIA - Police detained six people early Tuesday following a shots fired call on Clark Lane.

    Officers went to the scene on Clark Lane between Ballenger Lane and St. Charles Road shortly before 1:30 a.m. Witnesses said they'd seen one person running from the scene, and a vehicle leaving the area.

  • Ballenger Lane expansion to begin Posted on 21 November 2017 at 3:20am

    COLUMBIA - The heavily traveled road Ballenger Lane has raised concern to homeowners and travelers due to its lack of safety.

    Ballenger Lane stretches approximately a mile between two roundabouts in north Columbia.

  • CPS Superintendent Urges Governor Not to Fire DESE Commissioner Posted on 21 November 2017 at 12:21am

    COLUMBIA - Columbia education leaders are concerned Gov. Eric Greitens is playing partisan politics with the state's board of education when they say the focus should be on Missouri children.

    Monday, Greitens removed a board appointee the night before members are expected to discuss removing the state's top education official, Commissioner Margie Vandeven. 

  • Belle mayor crashes into ambulance during call Posted on 20 November 2017 at 11:32pm

    BELLE - The mayor of Belle, who is also a volunteer firefighter, crashed into the back of an ambulance that was responding to a call on Monday, according to a post on Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman's Facebook page.

    Heitman said first responders said Mayor Steve Vogt hit the back of the ambulance while they responded to a call and that Vogt did not have all of his required emergency equipment activated.

  • City Council discusses adding taxes to Airbnb, bed and breakfasts Posted on 20 November 2017 at 7:12pm

    COLUMBIA - The city council met Monday night to hear the Visitors Bureau proposal to change the city's current definition of "hotel" and "motel."

    Right now, the ordinance considers a hotel "a place where sleeping accommodations are sought for pay or compensation to transient guest or lodgers and having more than twelve bedrooms furnished for the accommodation of such guests."

  • Missouri minimum wage set to increase in 2018 Posted on 20 November 2017 at 7:01pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The state of Missouri has announced an increase to the state's minimum wage Monday.

    Businesses will be required to pay workers $7.85 an hour, a 15 cent increase from 2017. This is the biggest increase to the minimum wage since 2015, according to the Missouri Department of Labor.