• Commission pushes back against proposed public transit cuts Posted on 16 August 2018 at 8:46pm

    COLUMBIA - The Public Transit Advisory Commission (PTAC) is pushing back over proposed budget cuts to the city's public transit system.

    PTAC members are writing a letter to the city council urging them to reconsider the proposed budget cuts to the transit system.

  • MU professors discuss state auditor candidate's eligibility Posted on 16 August 2018 at 8:21pm

    COLUMBIA - A Missouri candidate who recently claimed a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about if she’s lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run.

    The state Constitution outlines an auditor must have been a Missouri resident for 10 years at the time of election. But Saundra McDowell, an attorney living in Jefferson City, didn't move to Missouri until 2010.

  • Sheriff: Story about dog tied up with tape was fake Posted on 16 August 2018 at 6:21pm

    COLUMBIA - The Audrain County Sheriff's Office says the widely-circulated story of a dog found with taped legs and muzzle was fake. 

    The man who said he found the dog has been arrested and faces charges of making a false report and animal theft.

  • Man linked to Boone County death investigation charged with murder Posted on 16 August 2018 at 5:16pm

    COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a Columbia man with murder Thursday, two months after deputies found a woman dead in a home on Hatton Chapel Road.

    While investigating a case of stolen guns and ammunition, deputies went to Jason Anderson's home, where they found Anderson's girlfriend Elise’ise McNeal dead from gunshot wounds. A witness told deputies Anderson and McNeal had been fighting, and during one argument Anderson pointed a rifle at McNeal.

  • Convicted murderer gets change of venue in 1984 murder case Posted on 16 August 2018 at 4:57pm

    TUSCUMBIA - A convicted murderer charged with the killing of an Eldon girl in 1984 got a change of venue for his case Thursday.

    Martin Priest, 60, will stand trial in Laclede County after a judge approved a change of venue from Miller County. The Miller County Prosecutor, Ben Winfrey, will stay on the case, and the Missouri Attorney General's Office is helping.

  • Parson says drought will have dramatic affect on farmers without help Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:54pm

    SEDALIA - Gov. Mike Parson, lawmakers and agriculture experts talked to Missouri farmers at the State Fair Thursdsay, to assure them Parson's administration is doing everything it can to help.

    This year most of the agriculture industry's problems stem from spring's quick turn from an extended winter to early summer. This meant there wasn't enough time to grow a bountiful hay supply.

  • Police investigate robbery at Central Bank of Boone County on Paris Road Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Police are searching for the man pictured above, saying he is a suspect in a Thursday morning robbery at Central Bank of Boone County on Paris Road.

    The Columbia Police Department said the suspect entered the bank, approached a teller and demanded money. He retrieved an undisclosed amount before fleeing the area, police said.

  • Tree-killing pest spreads to 53 Missouri counties Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:27pm

    COLUMBIA - An invasive beetle has spread to 11 new counties in Missouri. The emerald ash borer kills more than 99 percent of the trees it attacks.

    The Missouri Department of Conservation says foresters have confirmed the Emerald Ash Borer is now in Adair, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Cole, Greene, Jefferson, Lewis, Lincoln, Pike, Polk, and Warren counties.

  • Food bank announces results of Buddy Pack Match Challenge Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:20pm

    COLUMBIA - The Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri announcement a financial windfall Thursday that will help feed hundreds of children who might not have enough food at home. 

    Missouri Employers Mutual, a workers' compensation provider, and the food bank announced MEM Buddy Pack Match Challenge results during  a news conference. 

  • Missouri auditor candidate faces questions over eligibility Posted on 16 August 2018 at 3:05pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri candidate who recently claimed a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about if she’s lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run.

    The state Constitution outlines that an auditor must have been a Missouri resident for 10 years at the time of election. But Saundra McDowell, an attorney living in Jefferson City, didn’t move to Missouri until 2010, the Kansas City Star reported.