• Woman fatally shot at Lee's Summit hair salon Posted on 20 April 2018 at 11:57am

    LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) — Lee's Summit police are looking for a suspect after a woman was fatally shot inside a hair salon.

    Police say the woman was shot early Friday at the Sola Salon Studios in Lee's Summit. The suspect came into the shop, shot the woman and fled.

  • Man arrested after report of possible drug activity is confirmed Posted on 20 April 2018 at 11:54am

    CLARKSBURG - Deputies arrested a man Wednesday after they said they found marijuana, drug paraphernalia and cocaine.

    Deputies went to a house in Clarksburg after getting a report of possible drug activity. The resident of the home, Daniel Contreras, 28, refused a search after deputies had asked for one when they saw marijuana at the home. Deputies then sealed the home and made an application for a search warrant.

  • Third suspect arrested in relation to a March 26 shots fired incident Posted on 20 April 2018 at 11:21am

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police have arrested a third suspect in relation to a March 26 shots fired incident in the Indian Hills neighborhood.

    Kevin Buckner, 18, was booked into the Boone County jail on Thursday. He, Damon Thompson and Malik Townsend have been charged for the March incident, in which a man said someone shot at his car while he and his child were inside. Thompson and Townsend were arrested previously.

  • Man charged in deadly crash was target of drug investigation Posted on 20 April 2018 at 10:35am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a Springfield man charged with fleeing from officers and causing a deadly Springfield crash had been the target of a drug investigation.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 54-year-old Tommy Morris Jr. is charged with second-degree murder and two drug charges. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City announces job cuts Posted on 20 April 2018 at 10:30am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The University of Missouri-Kansas City plans to eliminate 17 academic and administrate jobs.

    The Kansas City Star reports that this week's announcement is in response to the University of Missouri System announcing broad cuts last year across the four-campus system in Columbia, Rolla, St. Louis and Kansas City. The cuts left officials on the Kansas City campus looking for about a 3 percent reduction from each school, college and division. The system's flagship campus in Columbia said the cuts there would be much deeper.

  • Homeless man convicted in 2015 Springfield killing Posted on 20 April 2018 at 10:25am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A homeless man has been convicted in the stabbing and beating death of a Springfield woman whose body was found stuffed underneath a mattress at her home.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that jurors found 41-year-old Andrew Jensen guilty Thursday of second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the 2015 death of Kathi Jones.

  • Wanted felon arrested in Osage County for meth possession Posted on 20 April 2018 at 9:51am

    OSAGE COUNTY - The Osage Sheriff's Office arrested a wanted felon out of Callaway County Thursday night.

    According to the Osage County Sheriff's Office, deputies received information hat 26-year-old Shane W. Vandelicht of Fulton was at a home on Highway 89 North near Highway 50.

  • Two arrested in Centralia on suspicion of drug trafficking Posted on 20 April 2018 at 9:04am

    CENTRALIA - Two people were arrested for drug trafficking in Centralia Thursday night.

    According to the Centralia Police Department, 30-year-olds Kenneth Petska and Madison Putnam, both of Columbia, were arrested at around 8 p.m. with help from a K-9 team. Officers reported finding nearly 100 grams of crystal methamphetamine in their vehicle.

  • Jefferson City parents learn how to keep their teen drivers safe Posted on 19 April 2018 at 9:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A traffic safety education program, First Impact, taught parents the ins and outs of putting their teen behind the wheel Thursday night.

    Parents gathered at Jefferson City High School to learn first hand what it takes to reduce the likelihood of their child getting in a new-driver crash. 

  • Lawmakers react to judge's decision in Greitens case Posted on 19 April 2018 at 9:01pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Judge Rex Burlison, 22nd Judicial Circuit (St. Louis City), ruled Thursday not to dismiss the criminal case against Gov. Eric Greitens despite his attorney’s dismissal request.

    The investigation will continue, but the judge said there has “clearly been violations” by the state.