• 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.

  • 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.

  • Kaiser couple's parents detained by U.S. Customs, whereabout unclear 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. 

    "We chose the Bahamas because we were told that Chinese citizens and the Bahamas have a mutual agreement where they can go with only a passport, no visa," said her husband, Joe McDevitt.

  • 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.

  • Lieutenant Governor talks about improving infrastructure and business Posted on 22 May 2018 at 4:42pm

    COLUMBIA- Missouri Lt. Gov. Mike Parson toured Columbia Tuesday afternoon to visit new business locations and talk about everything from the need for more skilled workers to how to pay for better roads and infrastructure.

    "We're talking about Missouri businesses; we're talking about Missouri workers and how we can help one another to promote Missouri businesses," said Parson in remarks at the Reynolds Alumni Center.

  • Environmental group sues Missouri over land-purchasing law Posted on 22 May 2018 at 3:56pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A Missouri environmental group is suing to overturn a law that lengthens the process the Department of Natural Resources must use to buy land.

    The case was filed Thursday by the Missouri Coalition for the Environment and a Phelps County resident named Thomas Sager. It argues that a law passed last year that requires the department to notify local officials, post newspaper notices and hold public hearings before it can purchase large tracts is unconstitutional because it doesn't apply to other departments.

  • Jury trial date set for wrongful death lawsuit in Carl DeBrodie case Posted on 22 May 2018 at 2:20pm

    COLUMBIA - A jury trial in a wrongful death lawsuit in Carl DeBrodie's death is scheduled to begin March 2, 2020 and last eight days.

    DeBrodie had been living at Second Chance Homes when he was reported missing on April 17, 2017. DeBrodie was found encased in concrete in a storage facility in Fulton a week later.

  • Proposal for Henderson branch sewer extension falls short Posted on 22 May 2018 at 11:49am

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council failed to pass the controversial Henderson Branch sewer project in a 3-3 vote Monday night.

    The plan would have built sewers lines to serve land west of Perche Creek, including those containing Midway Truck and Travel Plaza and MidwayUSA. It would have led to annexation of the land and set the stage for residential and further commercial development.

  • The Latest: Greitens' campaign launches TV ad Posted on 22 May 2018 at 11:12am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

    5:35 p.m.