• Chase through area east of Columbia prompts modified school lockdowns Posted on 15 August 2018 at 11:16am

    BOONE COUNTY - A chase through areas east of Columbia prompted modified lockdowns at five schools Wednesday morning.

    The chase started at around 9 a.m. and went along country roads south of I-70 and east of Highway 63. It ended in the El Chaparral area a short time later. No injuries were reported, and one person was taken into custody.

  • UPDATE: One westbound lane open after crash on I-70 near Kingdom City Posted on 15 August 2018 at 9:09am

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - One westbound lane of I-70 east of Kingdom City is back open following a crash Wednesday morning.

    The crash happened shortly after 7:30 a.m. around mile marker 148, just west of the Route JJ exit. Viewers reported at least two semi trucks were involved in the crash, one apparently jack-knifed across the highway.

  • Medical marijuana initiator sues to remove two competing ballot measures Posted on 15 August 2018 at 8:13am

    COLUMBIA - Two medical marijuana November ballot measures are going to court ahead of the election, less than three months away.

    Brad Bradshaw is the organizer of Amendment 3, one of the medical marijuana measures certified. He is seeking removal of his competitors, Amendment 2 and Proposition C.

  • Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church Posted on 15 August 2018 at 7:20am

     (CNN) -- A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.

    "We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands," the grand jury report says.

  • Man shot by northern Missouri deputy, hospitalized Posted on 15 August 2018 at 7:11am

    BEVIER, Mo. (AP) — A suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a sheriff's deputy in north-central Missouri.

    Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker says a deputy pulled over a pickup truck for a traffic stop around 4 a.m. Tuesday in the small town of Bevier, about 190 miles northwest of St. Louis.

  • More than 25 shell casings found after shots fired in northeast Columbia Posted on 15 August 2018 at 5:50am

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shots fired case in northeast Columbia.

    Around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, law enforcement responded to Pinehurst and Godas Drive. 

  • Assistant police chief addresses recent violence in downtown Columbia Posted on 15 August 2018 at 12:30am

    COLUMBIA - Assistant Police Chief John Gordon says the police department will be beefing up patrols in downtown Columbia this weekend, but that's not a sustainable solution for dealing with increased violence.

    Speaking at a District board meeting Tuesday, Gordon said there will be 20 more police officers patrolling downtown this weekend. He said officers will be encouraging people to go home around 1:30 a.m.

  • Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer concedes defeat in Republican primary Posted on 14 August 2018 at 9:18pm

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer announced he is conceding the race for the Republican nomination for the governorship.

    Colyer hoped to prevail over Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach after more than 1,000 provisional votes were counted in Johnson County. However, Kobach's lead only grew.

  • MU Researchers hit "milestone" that could help treat cancer Posted on 14 August 2018 at 7:57pm

    COLUMBIA - MU researchers say they've hit a "milestone" in developing a cancer treatment that could be more effective than traditional chemotherapy.

    Molecular biophysicist David Porciani said one of the issues with chemotherapy is that it can kill all cells, not just the bad ones. 

  • Judge rules gas tax ballot does not violate the state constitution Posted on 14 August 2018 at 7:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Voters will now be able to decide whether or not they approve of a gas tax increase, after an Osage County judge ruled in the state's favor on Tuesday. 

    Proposition D would raise Missouri's fuel tax by 10 cents per gallon over 4 years.