• Trial in 1984 Missouri teenager's death moved to new county Posted on 17 August 2018 at 5:23am

    TUSCUMBIA (AP) — The trial of a 59-year-old man facing a capital murder charge in the 1984 death of a Missouri teenager has been moved to a different county.

    Martin Priest's trial in the death of 15-year-old Tammy Sue Rothganger of Eldon has been moved from Miller to Laclede County. Rothganger disappeared while walking to school in May 1984. A friend reported seeing the girl getting into a car with an unidentified man and Priest, who was her mother's boyfriend. Her remains were never found.

  • Power outages and massive hail hit Moberly Posted on 16 August 2018 at 11:05pm

    MOBERLY - A severe thunderstorm brought half-dollar sized hail and hundreds of power outages to Randolph County Thursday evening. 

    Ameren's outage map showed of their 10,579 customers, at least 1,288 were without power in Randolph County at around 9:30 p.m. By about 10 p.m., less than 200 Ameren customers were without power in Randolph county.

  • Three Indiana men indicted in Jefferson City Walgreens robbery Posted on 16 August 2018 at 10:32pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Three Indiana men involved in the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury.

    Jerome King, Daijahn Reed and Raymond Craig were accused of committing an armed robbery at a Jefferson City Walgreens last month. Their seven count indictment said they pointed a loaded firearm at two employees and tied one employee's hands behind his back with zip-ties.

  • Commission pushes back against proposed public transit cuts Posted on 16 August 2018 at 8:46pm

    COLUMBIA - The Public Transit Advisory Commission (PTAC) is pushing back over proposed budget cuts to the city's public transit system.

    PTAC members are writing a letter to the city council urging them to reconsider the proposed budget cuts to the transit system.

  • MU professors discuss state auditor candidate's eligibility Posted on 16 August 2018 at 8:21pm

    COLUMBIA - A Missouri candidate who recently claimed a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about if she’s lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run.

    The state Constitution outlines an auditor must have been a Missouri resident for 10 years at the time of election. But Saundra McDowell, an attorney living in Jefferson City, didn't move to Missouri until 2010.

  • Sheriff: Story about dog tied up with tape was fake Posted on 16 August 2018 at 6:21pm

    COLUMBIA - The Audrain County Sheriff's Office says the widely-circulated story of a dog found with taped legs and muzzle was fake. 

    The man who said he found the dog has been arrested and faces charges of making a false report and animal theft.

  • More than 2,500 impaired driving accidents reported in 2018 Posted on 17 August 2018 at 5:00am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Ninety-one people have died in impaired driving accidents so far in 2018. 

    The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety partnered with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and other local law enforcement agencies to create the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. 

  • Man linked to Boone County death investigation charged with murder Posted on 16 August 2018 at 5:16pm

    COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a Columbia man with murder Thursday, two months after deputies found a woman dead in a home on Hatton Chapel Road.

    While investigating a case of stolen guns and ammunition, deputies went to Jason Anderson's home, where they found Anderson's girlfriend Elise’ise McNeal dead from gunshot wounds. A witness told deputies Anderson and McNeal had been fighting, and during one argument Anderson pointed a rifle at McNeal.

  • Convicted murderer gets change of venue in 1984 murder case Posted on 16 August 2018 at 4:57pm

    TUSCUMBIA - A convicted murderer charged with the killing of an Eldon girl in 1984 got a change of venue for his case Thursday.

    Martin Priest, 60, will stand trial in Laclede County after a judge approved a change of venue from Miller County. The Miller County Prosecutor, Ben Winfrey, will stay on the case, and the Missouri Attorney General's Office is helping.

  • Parson says drought will have dramatic affect on farmers without help Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:54pm

    SEDALIA - Gov. Mike Parson, lawmakers and agriculture experts talked to Missouri farmers at the State Fair Thursdsay, to assure them Parson's administration is doing everything it can to help.

    This year most of the agriculture industry's problems stem from spring's quick turn from an extended winter to early summer. This meant there wasn't enough time to grow a bountiful hay supply.