• Eldon's fallen deputy remembered as "wonderful" person with "love of life" Posted on 24 April 2018 at 10:33pm

    OSAGE BEACH - Miller County sheriff’s deputy Casey Shoemate is being remembered for his great personality  and his love for his family.

    Shoemate, 26, died Friday night while responding to an emergency call. He tried to pass a fire truck and collided head-on with another vehicle on Highway Y near Rabbit Hill Road south of Eldon.   

  • Sedalia community comes together to raise awareness of sexual assault Posted on 24 April 2018 at 8:54pm

    SEDALIA - Sexual assault survivors said a march in Sedalia Tuesday sent an important message.

    Kimber Gish said, “I march today because it’s the one way I know how to make sure that the sexual assault awareness gets out so that nothing happens to my little girls like it happened to me.” 

  • Agency tells shops to stop selling Juul e-cigarettes to underage people Posted on 24 April 2018 at 7:42pm

    COLUMBIA – Federal health officials announced Tuesday they will be cracking down on the nationwide sale of Juul e-cigarettes to children and teenagers by regular and online retailers.

    The announcement comes after months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. 

  • Opponents of Trump's environmental policies speak out Posted on 24 April 2018 at 7:09pm

    COLUMBIA - Opponents of President Donald Trump's environmental policy call his changes to regulations "ludicrous."

    Professors and scientists gathered on MU's campus Tuesday to talk about "catalyzing change."

  • PETA members against animal testing gather on MU campus Posted on 24 April 2018 at 6:01pm

    COLUMBIA - The People for Ethical treatment of Animals, PETA, protested Tuesday against animal research on MU's campus.

    Organizer Tricia Lebkuecher said Muscular Dystrophy research done on animals at MU has yet to produce any groundbreaking results and makes innocent animals suffer.

  • Mizzou baseball takes on in state rival for Its On Us Night Posted on 24 April 2018 at 5:15pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri baseball team will look to collect their fourth win in just their past five games against in-state foe No. 18 Missouri State on Tuesday night.

    The Tigers are coming off a weekend series against the tenth ranked Vanderbilt Commodores, two games to one. This was Mizzou’s first series win over Vanderbilt in program history.

  • Report: Missouri has the most black homicide victims in the country Posted on 24 April 2018 at 3:53pm

    MISSOURI - A new report from the Violence Policy Center, a non-profit group advocating for gun control, shows that Missouri has more black victims of homicide than any other state in the country.

    According to the report, Missouri's homicide victimization rate was 46.24 per 100,000 people -- nearly two and half times the national black homicide victimization rate and more than 10 times the overall homicide rate.

  • Prom breathalyzers are standard practice at many mid-Missouri high schools Posted on 24 April 2018 at 3:04pm

    ASHLAND - As prom season begins, Rock Bridge High School said it will be breathalyzing its students upon entry to the dance.

    The Rock Bridge student council and administrators made the decision after incidents at homecoming last year. 

  • Greitens case: Judge to consider disqualifying prosecutors Posted on 24 April 2018 at 2:19pm

    ST. LOUIS — The legal battle between lawyers from Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and St. Louis prosecutors is escalating, with a judge considering Tuesday a request to disqualify the circuit attorney's office from a felony case over Greitens' use of charity donor list for his 2016 gubernatorial campaign.

    Defense lawyers in a court filing Monday asked Circuit Judge Rex Burlison to require a special prosecutor in the computer tampering case in which Greitens is accused of obtaining the charity donor list without permission from The Mission Continues, the St. Louis-based veterans charity Greitens founded. Chief among their concerns were the actions of William Tisaby, a former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to investigate Greitens in a separate case in which he is charged with felony invasion of privacy for allegedly taking an unauthorized and compromising photo of a woman with whom he had an affair in 2015, before he was elected.

  • A new card aims to decrease underage drinking Posted on 24 April 2018 at 7:18pm

    COLUMBIA - As prom and graduation seasons approach, underage drinking has become a hot topic in schools and amongst the community in general.

    Tuesday morning one group invited the community to learn about what they can do to help decrease underage alcohol and drug consumption.

    The "You Card We Care" initiative's main goal is to encourage local retailers to help prevent underage alcohol and tobacco use. The Youth Community Coalition is now inviting and encouraging the general public to participate in the initiative going forward.