Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 6:43pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An ethics panel says there's reason to believe that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded.
But the Missouri Ethics Commission director in a Friday letter wrote that the local prosecutor won't press charges. Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson said he didn't find evidence of "willful misrepresentation" over when The Mission Continues donor list was reported.
Student dropped off at wrong bus stop; school speaks on safety measures
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 6:22pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A community Facebook post on a Jefferson City page said a student got dropped off at the wrong stop Thursday.
The post said a bus driver dropped off a 5-year-old student in the wrong place, about two and a half miles from the student's home.
Man who tried to save boat victims alleges emotional stress
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 5:36pm
BRANSON (AP) — A former employee of a southwestern Missouri paddlewheel tourist boat alleges in a lawsuit that he suffered post-traumatic stress after trying to save victims of a fatal duck boat accident.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Gregory Harris filed suit Monday against Ride the Ducks International, Ripley Entertainment and the boat's captain. The suit seeks unspecified damages.
Forbes ranks State Tech high among two-year technical schools in U.S.
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 4:44pm
LINN- Forbes Magazine named State Technical College of Missouri as the third best two-year trade school in the country.
"I suspect many people don’t recognize we have one of the very best technical colleges in the country in Linn, MO," State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong said in a press release.
Columbia Islamic Center moves forward with expansion project
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 3:37pm
COLUMBIA (AP) — The Islamic Center of Central Missouri in Columbia is finally moving forward with an expansion project after nearly two decades of planning.
The Columbia Missourian reports that the Planning and Zoning Commission has approved building a two-story facility behind the center's mosque and school. The Columbia City Council will need to sign off on the expansion project in coming weeks.
The new building will contain classrooms, a gym, kitchen, storage space and bathrooms. The facility will support the Islamic Center's efforts to donate food for the homeless and help refugees with language barriers and job hunting.
Daniel Boone library system close to opening branch in Holts Summit
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 3:36pm
HOLTS SUMMIT - The Daniel Boone Regional Library is a step closer to expanding its reach into Holts Summit. It is in the final phase before the books are able to move in, with an opening likely in winter.
The executive director for Daniel Boone, Margaret Conroy, said a developer came to Daniel Boone offering the use of space for a library in Holts Summit.
State public safety director to retire at the end of August
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 1:59pm
JEFFERSON CITY — Charles Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety, will step down at the end of August.
Gov. Mike Parson named Col. Sandra K. Karsen, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, to serve as acting director until a permanent replacement is found. Karsten will still lead the highway patrol in the meantime.
Federal prosecutors say Fulton man tried to entice minor for sex
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 1:35pm
JEFFERSON CITY — Federal prosecutors announced Friday the indictment of a Fulton man for trying to engage in sexual activity with a minor.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Michael James Collins, 21, contacted a 14-year-old on the Internet and on his phone to lure the minor to participate in sexual activity from July to December of 2017.
Missouri man who killed wife while kids hid gets life term
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 11:12am
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 48-year-old Missouri man who stabbed his wife to death while their three children hid in a basement has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Vicente Roldan-Marron was sentenced Thursday for first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the January killing of Yadira Gomez.
Man drowns when watercraft capsizes at Lake of the Ozarks
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 8:45am
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway patrol says a 33-year-old man died after he was thrown from a personal watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The patrol says Tyrell Anderson of Jefferson City died Thursday afternoon. He was driving a 2006 Yamaha personal watercraft on the main channel of the lake when it capsized.