Cole County deputies find pipe bombs during traffic stop
Posted on 23 May 2018 at 11:30am
COLE COUNTY - A sheriff's deputy found two pipe bombs and drug paraphernalia in a vehicle Tuesday night during a traffic stop on Heritage Highway.
It happened in the 7200 block of the road, just southwest of Honey Creek Road.
Missouri lieutenant governor 'ready' if needed
Posted on 23 May 2018 at 10:48am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson says he will be ready to step up if Gov. Eric Greitens is removed from office because of misconduct allegations.
Parson says he has not talked to Greitens "for a while." The Republican lieutenant governor has not publicly criticized Greitens, who has been accused of sexual misconduct and misuse of a charity donor list for his political campaign.
Columbia to hold first in series of community policing meetings
Posted on 23 May 2018 at 8:34am
COLUMBIA- The city of Columbia will hold the first of seven community policing meetings Wednesday evening. Each meeting is set in a different city ward in an effort to make the meetings accessible to all residents. Wednesday's meeting will be at Daniel Boone Regional Library.
The meetings are supposed to gather the community’s input on the new community policing plans. Columbia Police Sgt. Robert Fox said it is important for residents to attend the meetings.
87-year-old pilot dies after small plane crash in Bolivar
Posted on 23 May 2018 at 7:39am
BOLIVAR (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says an 87-year-old man died after a small plane he was piloting crashed at a southwest Missouri golf course.
Patrol Sgt. Jason Pace says James Donald Baker, of Bolivar, died after the single-engine plane crash Tuesday at the Silo Ridge Golf Course near Bolivar.
Missouri governor pulled over while speeding
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 7:21pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was pulled over Friday while speeding.
Spokesman Parker Briden in a Tuesday statement said police stopped the governor in Truesdale, near Greitens' home in the resort community of Innsbrook.
Jefferson City moves forward with new VA clinic
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 7:16pm
JEFFERSON CITY – The next phase of a new VA facility in Jefferson City is underway.
Jefferson City Council approved construction plans for a new VA facility Monday night. The current clinic is located at 2707 W. Edgewood and the new clinic will be down the street at 3439 W. Edgewood, which is a 3.35 acre plot of land.
Missouri softball begins search for new coach
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 6:46pm
COLUMBIA - Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk announced Tuesday the school is conducting a national search for a new head softball coach.
Missouri fired Ehren Earleywine two weeks before the start of the regular season, and assistant Gina Fogue took over as interim head coach.
UPDATED: Kaiser couple's parents detained by U.S. Customs, reported safe in China
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 6:20pm
KAISER - One family says it is facing an immigration nightmare. Jia McDevitt's parents were detained at the Jacksonville, Florida, port after a family cruise in the Bahamas.
KOMU 8's sister station in Jacksonville, WTLV, is reporting that the parents are safe in China.
MU campus community learns how to react to active shooter situations
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 6:05pm
COLUMBIA - MUPD hosted a Citizen's Response to Active Threats training Tuesday.
MU senior Olivia Botonis said learning about preparedness for active shooter situations on campus is important.
Missouri lawmakers read woman's testimony against Greitens
Posted on 22 May 2018 at 5:35pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Like actors rehearsing a script, Missouri lawmakers on Tuesday publicly read aloud the previously secret criminal case transcripts of a woman who accused Gov. Eric Greitens of sexual misconduct and asserted that his attorney suggested she should deny it.
The unusual scene played out in a Capitol committee room, livestreamed for the public, as a special Missouri House investigatory panel gathers evidence for an eventual decision on whether to try to impeach the Republican governor in an attempt to remove him from office.