• Trash collectors beat the heat with summer pickup schedule Posted on 20 June 2018 at 3:04pm

    COLUMBIA - People in mid-Missouri are doing whatever it takes to stay cool during the summer.

    That includes trash collectors.

  • McCaskill's husband invested in hedge fund tied to Caymans Posted on 20 June 2018 at 2:49pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Four years after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill co-sponsored legislation targeting tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, her husband began investing in a hedge fund tied to the Caribbean nation — an investment that has paid off handsomely.

    The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that Joseph Shepard has invested $1 million in Matrix Capital Management and that it has earned him between $230,000 and $2.1 million in income. The Star cited McCaskill's financial disclosure forms, which only show a range of income.

  • Judge denies Ferguson lawmaker's bid to run for state senate Posted on 20 June 2018 at 10:36am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A judge has turned down a Ferguson lawmaker's attempt to run for a seat in the state Senate.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green's ruling on Tuesday dismissed Rep. Courtney Curtis' bid to run in the 14th Senate district's Democratic primary election in August.

  • Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Posted on 20 June 2018 at 8:18am

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe.

    Zoo officials announced Tuesday that Beau was born June 10 to parents Stella and Gus. Beau stands 5-foot-7-inches and weighs an estimated 125 pounds.

  • Medical examiner: Green Park woman's death heat-related Posted on 20 June 2018 at 7:29am

    FERGUSON (AP) — St. Louis County authorities say a 70-year-old Green Park woman died from heat-related issues when her home's air conditioning stopped working.

    The county's medical examiner's office said Tuesday the woman was found dead last Thursday by a family member. Her name was not released.

  • Father and son accused in assault over Pokemon Go dispute Posted on 20 June 2018 at 7:02am

    KIRKWOOD (AP) — A 71-year-old St. Louis man and his adult son are both charged with assault for allegedly beating up a Pokemon Go competitor who accused them of cheating.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a bystander's video captured the skirmish Monday in Kirkwood, a St. Louis suburb. Charges were filed Tuesday against Robert Matteuzzi and 31-year-old Angelo Matteuzzi. Both are jailed on $15,000 bail.

  • Fayette postpones decision on creating new ordinance for volunteer fire station Posted on 20 June 2018 at 1:44am

    FAYETTE - City leaders are working toward a solution for its volunteer-based fire department.

    The Fayette Board of Aldermen held a meeting Tuesday and talked about the fire department's need for an official ordinance. The ordinance would make the Fayette Fire Department an official entity.

  • New Bloomfield hires interim city clerk without official meeting Posted on 19 June 2018 at 9:40pm

    NEW BLOOMFIELD - New Bloomfield citizens are looking for answers after yet another city council meeting was canceled Tuesday.

    One of the items on the agenda for Tuesday's meeting was the discussion of the appointment of an interim city clerk. However, city leaders already hired an interim city clerk without holding a meeting to inform the city or officially swearing in the new clerk.

  • Man makes stop in mid-Missouri on coast-to-coast bike journey Posted on 19 June 2018 at 7:39pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – Ryan Lee Gehris said he’s always loved to ride his bike.

    Lately, that hobby has turned into a mission.

  • New Callaway County hog farm sparks controversy Posted on 19 June 2018 at 4:06pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY – Crews recently broke ground on a new hog farm in Callaway County, and locals have strong opinions about the project.

    The farm, Callaway Farrowing LLC, is located just south of Interstate 70 off the Hatton exit.