• Trump holds campaign rally in Springfield Posted on 21 September 2018 at 11:15pm

    SPRINGFIELD — President Trump held a campaign-style rally in Springfield Friday. 

    Trump spoke in front of an at-capacity crowd at JHQ arena on the Missouri State University campus shortly before 7 Friday. 

  • Woman given 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters Posted on 21 September 2018 at 7:22pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison.

    Thu Hong Nguyen was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder, arson and assault. She was convicted in July of setting a fire to her nail salon in October 2015.

  • FNF Week 5: High school football photos and videos Posted on 21 September 2018 at 6:36pm

    COLUMBIA - This week's high school action features a few outstanding matchups. A cross-town rivalry is the Friday Night Fever Game of the Week. The Rock Bridge Bruins host the Hickman Kewpies.

    Both teams are coming off blow-out losses, Rock Bridge at the hands of Lee's Summit West and Hickman fell to Smith-Cotton.

  • Report: Missouri landfill emissions once posed health risks Posted on 21 September 2018 at 6:02pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill once posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but the risks have largely disappeared thanks to cleanup efforts, according to a state report released Friday.

    The report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is based on air quality data collected near Bridgeton Landfill, which has come under intense scrutiny because a smoldering underground fire burns only a few hundred yards from Cold War-era nuclear waste. The landfill operators have spent millions to keep the two separate and eliminate odor and gas emissions, and the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to announce a plan soon to clean up the radioactive material.

  • Missouri Southern drops plans for dental school Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:51pm

    JOPLIN (AP) — Missouri Southern State University has abandoned plans for a dental school that would've operated in partnership with the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

    Missouri Southern President Alan Marble announced Thursday that the schools jointly decided to drop the project because state funding was minimal, the Joplin Globe reported.

  • FNF Week 5: High school football scores from around mid-Missouri Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:46pm

    COLUMBIA - Below are scores from football games around mid-Missouri. Final scores are in bold.

    Rock Bridge  31

  • St. Louis police still recovering a year after protests Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:44pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some St. Louis police officers are still struggling with injuries more than a year after protesters took to the streets when a white former officer was acquitted in the death of a black suspect.

    About 30 St. Louis police officers were injured while responding to protests against the acquittal of Jason Stockley last year, according to then-Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole.

  • UPDATE: Fifth arrest made in connection with August Columbia homicide Posted on 21 September 2018 at 4:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police said a fifth arrest has been made in connection with an alleged homicide on Sylvan Lane in August.

    Authorities said 27-year-old Anthony William Neill was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Georgia Thursday.

  • Jefferson city man arrested for sexual misconduct Posted on 21 September 2018 at 4:27pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man early Friday after reportedly finding him outside an apartment complex, looking into a window.

    Jefferson City officers arrested 19-year-old Anthony Craig on suspicion of sexual misconduct, sexual abuse, assault, burglary and property damage.

  • Appeals court allows Clean Missouri measure to stay on November ballot Posted on 21 September 2018 at 3:53pm

    KANSAS CITY - The Missouri Western District Court of Appeals ruled Friday to allow the Clean Missouri Initiative to stay on the November ballot.

    The decision sets the stage for a Nov. 6 vote on the initiative, also known as Amendment One.