Columbia police investigating three overnight crimes
Posted on 21 August 2018 at 9:16am
COLUMBIA - Columbia police responded to three separate incidents late Monday night through early Tuesday morning, including a stabbing, a car-jacking and an armed robbery.
Officers first responded to a car-jacking report around 1:30 a.m. on East Forest Avenue. Three to four males wearing dark or black clothing approached the victim as he sat in his vehicle. One suspect showed a handgun before the group pulled the victim out of the vehicle, at which point they assaulted him and took his wallet.
High Street closed until end of month due to construction
Posted on 21 August 2018 at 8:33am
JEFFERSON CITY - Major construction around the Capitol shut down the 100 block of High Street Monday. The construction is part of a bigger summer long project on High Street aimed at redoing the street and making the sidewalks and crosswalks ADA compliant.
Pavement along High Street had previously buckled due to rotten trolley tracks from the city’s first trolley system. Construction workers are focusing on the pavement first before updating the sidewalks and crosswalks.
2 St. Louis men die in head-on crash
Posted on 21 August 2018 at 8:26am
WARRENSBURG — Authorities say two St. Louis men have been killed in a head-on crash.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the victims as 24-year-old Kent Reynolds and 19-year-old Randy Diltz. The patrol says Reynolds was behind the wheel of a car that crossed the centerline of Missouri 13 in Johnson County and crashed into a truck. Diltz died at the scene and Reynolds at a hospital.
Missouri's McCaskill to meet with US Supreme Court nominee
Posted on 21 August 2018 at 8:19am
JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is slated to meet with President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee.
The Democrat will meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday. She faces a tough battle for re-election this year in a state Trump won by 19 points.
USS Missouri media tour stops in Missouri this week
Posted on 21 August 2018 at 2:58am
JEFFERSON CITY - President and Chief Executive Officer of Battleship Missouri Memorial Michael Carr is traveling the state of Missouri this week to raise awareness about the upcoming 20-year anniversary of the USS Missouri being open to the public.
Carr said he met with Gov. Mike Parson and Lt. Gov. Mike Kehoe during their media tour of Missouri Monday.
Man admits wife's murder, blames her for daughters' deaths
Posted on 21 August 2018 at 12:33am
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man is due back in court Tuesday to formally learn that he has been charged with the murders of his pregnant wife and two daughters.
Christopher Watts also faces charges of unlawful termination of a pregnancy and three counts of tampering with a deceased human body. It is not clear whether he will enter a plea during the court appearance.
City Council of Jefferson City holds public hearing for budget
Posted on 20 August 2018 at 8:55pm
JEFFERSON CITY - After several meetings regarding Jefferson City’s budget, the city’s budget committee held a public hearing Monday night.
Mayor Carrie Turgin wanted this year’s budget to be “conservative” and frugal. Frugal spending comes at a price for the city though, the city’s projected number for funding capital expenditures is 0.
MU enrollment, retention increases
Posted on 20 August 2018 at 7:39pm
COLUMBIA - MU's campus was more crowded Monday compared to recent years.
Freshman enrollment has the highest increase in ten years with a 13.1% increase in students. The amount of students returning to MU increased with a 87.3% retention rate, setting a record for the highest in history.
Missouri teacher given suspended sentence for student affair
Posted on 20 August 2018 at 6:59pm
LEBANON (AP) — A 31-year-old Missouri teacher was given a suspended sentence in a case of sexual conduct with a student.
Ozarksfirst.com reports Elizabeth Morgan, a Lebanon High School drama teacher, was sentenced Monday to one year of suspended and two years of tracking probation with Child Protective Services.
Police make arrests in connection to Eastland Circle shooting
Posted on 20 August 2018 at 6:52pm
COLUMBIA - Officers arrested two men in connection to a Monday shooting on Eastland Circle.
Columbia Police officers responded to a shots fired call in the 1100 block of Eastland Circle around 1:30 p.m. They spoke to a non-life threatening gunshot wound victim who refused to go to the hospital.