Boil advisory for Fayette until crews can fix water connections
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 11:06pm
FAYETTE - The city of Fayette Wednesday night issued an immediate boil advisory until further notice for all residents affected by a recent water plant disconnection. According to a press release from the city administrator's office, efforts to disconnect from the city's old water plant failed.
Crews anticipate being able to get water back on late Wednesday night, but even once the water is restored, it may be unsafe to drink.
State Rep. posts constituents' messages on governor's door
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 9:28pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker has taped messages from constituents to Republican Gov. Eric Greitens's door urging him to veto a bill pre-empting St. Louis' minimum wage increase.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2rRnASA) reports that Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., of St. Louis, took the action early Wednesday. He said he was "inspired" by Greitens who led a group of rally-goers to lobby opponents of a utility bill that's the focus of a special session.
Moberly dismantles gas chamber used for animal euthanization
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 6:39pm
MOBERLY - Moberly no longer will euthanize animals with a gas chamber.
In exchange for getting rid of the gas chamber, the Humane Society of the United States is giving the city grant funds used for training, tools and supplies to take care of animals.
Closing arguments slated in case of trooper's death during chase
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 6:20pm
ST. CHARLES - The third day of the murder trial involving the death of a Missouri state trooper ended with both sides resting their cases.
The jury will start deliberations Thursday after closing arguments on whether Serghei Comerzan was responsible for the death of Trooper James Bava.
Detention officers receive award after saving detainee's life
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 5:19pm
OSAGE BEACH - Two detention officers were recognized by the Missouri Sheriffs Association for taking quick action that saved the life of a detainee who collapsed in the Boone County Detention Center in Oct. 2016.
Sgt. Austin Kidwell and Officer Alicia Koetting received Detention Officer of the Year awards at the 2017 MSA Jail Administrator’s Conference held earlier this month in Osage Beach, according to a press release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.
Governor Greitens requests federal aid for help with flood relief
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 5:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY- Gov. Eric Greitens is looking to Washington for financial help to help those affected by major flooding in the state.
Greitens filed for a major disaster declaration, and must now wait for President Trump to approve it.
Amendment proposals, new bills emerge as special session continues
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 4:41pm
JEFFERSON CITY – As Missouri lawmakers continue discussions regarding the so-called "steel mill bill," legislators from both sides have pitched amendments in the third day of the special session.
Gov. Eric Greitens originally called for the special session last week with an emphasis on the refining the bill, which would allow Ameren to promote a new steel mill for southeast Missouri by charging lower electric rates to the area.
Columbia man sentenced for distribution of meth
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 3:55pm
KANSAS CITY – A Columbia man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Douglas Marion Pryor, 55, was sentenced to seven years in federal prison without parole, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of Missouri.
Teen taken into custody for possible school shooting threat
Posted on 24 May 2017 at 3:31pm
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police officers took a 15-year-old male into custody after receiving reports of the student threatening violence at Battle High School, according to a press release.
On Monday, the School Resource Officer for Muriel Battle High School received information from school administration regarding a rumor that had been spreading among students.
MU names Alexander Cartwright as new chancellor
Posted on 25 May 2017 at 1:10am
COLUMBIA - MU has found its new chancellor.
On Wednesday, UM System President Mun Choi introduced Alexander Cartwright as the new chancellor at MU.