• Suspect arrested in MU sex offense case Posted on 20 August 2018 at 11:23am

    COLUMBIA - University of Missouri police are crediting the public for helping them find the suspect in a sex offense case.

    MUPD arrested Alton Conner at 10:30 p.m. He faces one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

  • US says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative Posted on 20 August 2018 at 11:20am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that could reverse decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.

    The position was outlined in a memo released last month in support of the administration's proposal to relax fuel mileage standards. The government released the memo online this month without fanfare.

    Growth of natural gas and other alternatives to petroleum has reduced the need for imported oil, which "in turn affects the need of the nation to conserve energy," the Energy Department said. It also cites the now decade-old fracking revolution that has unlocked U.S. shale oil reserves, giving "the United States more flexibility than in the past to use our oil resources with less concern."

  • Kansas City police investigate 3 homicides over 12-hour span Posted on 20 August 2018 at 8:42am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police are investigating three separate homicides over a 12-hour span.

    KMBC-TV reports that police found 36-year-old Gabriel Edgar on Interstate 435 around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. About an hour later, police say a man was shot and killed. Police say the third victim was found shot to death around 3 p.m. Sunday.

  • Crews investigate storm damage in southern Missouri Posted on 20 August 2018 at 8:27am

    DIGGINS (AP) — Authorities say storms have damaged trees, downed power lines and churned up at least one small tornado in southwest Missouri.

    National Weather Service meteorologist Drew Albert says an EF-0 tornado has been confirmed near Diggins in Webster County. It uprooted a tree and caused other minor damage Sunday afternoon.

  • City council of Jefferson City wrestles with budget shortcomings Posted on 20 August 2018 at 4:34am

    JEFFERSON CITY - City leaders will discuss Jefferson City’s 2019 FY budget at Monday’s city council meeting.

    The budget, labelled “conservative” by Mayor Carrie Turgin, puts no money toward replenishing the city’s sinking fund for capital improvements.

  • Humane society uses promotion to combat overpopulation Posted on 20 August 2018 at 3:50am

    COLUMBIA - Pink tags announcing a completed adoption hung from cages throughout the Central Missouri Humane Society this past weekend after adoption fees were reduced.

    Facing overpopulation due to a recent increase in animal dropoffs, the shelter ran a special of 10 dollar adoption fees for adult dogs and kittens, with adult cats being free.  

  • Brennan considers 'going to court' with Trump over revoked security clearance Posted on 19 August 2018 at 10:23pm

     (CNN) -- Former CIA director John Brennan said Sunday that he was willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after he revoked Brennan's security clearance earlier this week.

    "If my clearances and my reputation, as I'm being pulled through the mud now, if that's the price we're going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it's a small price to pay," Brennan said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "So I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to court, I will do that."

  • NYT: Michael Cohen under investigation for more than $20M in bank fraud Posted on 19 August 2018 at 9:01pm

        (CNN) -- Federal investigators examining whether President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen committed bank and tax fraud are looking at more than $20 million in loans obtained for his and his family's taxi companies, The New York Times reported Sunday night, citing people familiar with the matter.

    Authorities are also looking into whether Cohen broke campaign finance or other laws in coordinating hush money for women who alleged that they had affairs with Trump. The inquiry is at the end stage, and prosecutors are considering filing charges by the end of this month, two of the people told the newspaper.

  • Hundreds of students walk out of Andy Gross show at Purdue University Posted on 19 August 2018 at 8:30pm

        Indiana (WRTV) -- Hundreds of students walked out of the Andy Gross show Saturday night at Purdue University after multiple people who reached out to RTV6 and took to social media said he made several sexually harassing comments.

    Andy Gross, who is an entertainer, performed at Elliot Hall of Music and asked a female student to place her hand on his leg to see what card she had, according to social media reports and students who were at the show.

  • SEMO dorm to allow dogs Posted on 19 August 2018 at 4:09pm

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Students in one Southeast Missouri State University dorm who don't want to leave their dogs or cats at home won't have to.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that the university this fall is allowing students in Myers Hall to live with their pets during a one-year pilot program.