• Kansas City man pleads guilty to Pettis county murder Posted on 19 September 2018 at 1:51pm

    SEDALIA (AP) — A Kansas City man has pleaded guilty in the fatal shooting of another man at a trailer park on the outskirts of Sedalia.

    The Sedalia Democrat reports 30-year-old Ronald Cage had been scheduled to go on trial Wednesday. Instead, he pleaded guilty Tuesday to second-degree murder, first-degree robbery, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a firearm in the August 2017 death of 28-year-old Leon Hinckley, of Windsor. Through the plea, a second armed criminal action charge was dropped. Sentencing is set for Nov. 8.

  • Missouri education board launches search for top official Posted on 19 September 2018 at 12:24pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The search for Missouri's next top education official has begun.

    The State Board of Education is accepting applications for the next education commissioner beginning Wednesday. The deadline to apply is 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19.

  • Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 87 Posted on 19 September 2018 at 10:51am

    HOWARD COUNTY - Two people are dead and two others injured after a crash on Highway 87 Tuesday afternoon.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the crash happened when 18-year-old Hannah Norris, of Glasgow, drove her 2004 Dodge Neon over the center line about one mile north of Route K on Highway 87.

  • One man dead after Cooper County motorcycle crash Posted on 19 September 2018 at 7:57am

    COOPER COUNTY - Anthony Martin died in a crash in Cooper County on Sunday after losing control of his motorcycle.

    52-year-old Martin was ejected from his vehicle on Interstate 70 going eastbound at the 113 mile marker. Another vehicle struck Martin while trying to avoid hitting his motorcycle. 

  • Columbia woman seriously hurt in Lake-area motorcycle crash Posted on 19 September 2018 at 7:39am

    CAMDEN COUNTY - A Columbia woman was taken to the Lake Regional Hospital on Sunday after a crash involving a motorcycle.

    52-year-old Lesley Clark was riding a Harley Davidson Motorcycle with 50-year-old Brian Dunwoody from Moberly on Horseshoe Bend Parkway at Palisades Condo Drive in the lake area.

  • Callaway County CAFO work continues, so does neighbor's four-year fight Posted on 18 September 2018 at 9:26pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Jeff Jones is living just a quarter of a mile away from a future Controlled Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO.

    Jones submitted a health ordnance to the Callaway County Commissioner on March 14. Now, six months later, Jones got his response.

  • Columbia works on plan to regulate Bird scooters Posted on 18 September 2018 at 8:25pm

    COLUMBIA - Assistant City Counselor Jose Caldera announced the city and Bird are talking about short-term rules regulating the rental scooters.

    Caldera talked with the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Missouri Task Force 1 details its rescues, other post-hurricane efforts Posted on 18 September 2018 at 7:48pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force One continues rescuing people, checking on others and sheltering those in need in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

    Search and rescue teams went on multiple missions in Leland this week,  rescuing and evacuating 44 people and and checking on 11 others who were sheltering in place, according to a Facebook post.

  • Columbia climate task force to meet amongst climate change disagreement Posted on 19 September 2018 at 3:24am

    COLUMBIA -- The mayor of Columbia's task force on Climate Action and Adaptation planning could recommend an increase in renewable energy production Wednesday.

    The energy and waste subcommittee is holding a meeting about the issue Wednesday.

  • Mid-Missourian shares stories of asylum-seekers Posted on 18 September 2018 at 6:20pm

    COLUMBIA - After volunteering at a detention center for women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., one Jefferson City man is sharing his experience around mid-Missouri of the women he met.

    Native Spanish speaker Pedro Guerrero paired up with St. Louis lawyer Mark Timmerman and volunteered as part of the CARA Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas, in July; Guerrero translating Timmerman's legal advice for women and children seeking asylum.