• Marine families raise $40,000 to grant a fallen Marine's mother wish Posted on 17 August 2017 at 8:21pm

    COLUMBIA - MarineParents.com, which is based in Columbia, helped grant a mother's wish for her fallen Marine, Cody Haley. 780 families helped raise $40,000 in 36 hours, to have 46 fellow Marines attend his funeral.

    Nonprofit founder of MarineParents.com said it’s expensive for Marines to travel from Camp Pendleton in California to Des Moines, Iowa.

  • Couple uses Airbnb to provide extra lodging for the eclipse Posted on 17 August 2017 at 7:32pm

    COLUMBIA - Hotels in Columbia are already over 95 percent full for the upcoming eclipse weekend. 

    Megan McConachie, Strategic Communications Manager for the Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, said Columbia will see a major increase in people.

  • New charges in shooting of western Missouri officer Posted on 17 August 2017 at 7:23pm

    CLINTON (AP) — A man accused of providing the weapon used to kill a western Missouri police officer is facing new charges, and prosecutors also charged his wife.

    Henry County Prosecuting Attorney Richard Shields announced Thursday that William Noble, of Clinton, is charged with hindering prosecution, fraudulent purchase of a firearm and four counts of endangering a child. He already was charged with tampering with physical evidence. Prosecutors contend he bought the rifle Ian McCarthy allegedly used to kill Clinton police officer Gary Michael Jr. on Aug. 6.

  • Jefferson City, Cole County to waive liquor license fees for eclipse Posted on 17 August 2017 at 6:16pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - It just got a lot easier to serve alcohol over the forthcoming eclipse weekend in Jefferson City. 

    Jefferson City and Cole County governments took away their respective Sunday liquor license fees for this coming Sunday only. 

  • Man shot, killed in trailer park near Sedalia Posted on 17 August 2017 at 6:12pm

    PETTIS COUNTY - A man was shot and killed at a trailer park outside the Sedalia city limits Thursday afternoon, according to the Pettis County Sheriff's Office. Officials are still looking for a suspect.

    At about 12:50 p.m., officials found a man with gunshot wounds at the Sunset Village Trailer Park, officials said. 

  • 1 airlifted, several others injured in roll-over crash on U.S. 63 Posted on 17 August 2017 at 6:02pm

    BOONE COUNTY - A toddler and mother were thrown from a car and two other people were hurt in a single-vehicle roll-over crash on northbound Highway 63 near Breedlove Drive, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

    The driver was airlifted by a helicopter from the scene. Others were taken to a hospital by ambulance, MSHP said. 

  • House speaker taking 'hard look' at Missouri auditor's race Posted on 17 August 2017 at 4:17pm

    SEDALIA (AP) — Missouri's Republican House Speaker Todd Richardson says he's considering running for state auditor.

    Richardson told The Associated Press Thursday at the Missouri State Fair that he's "taking a hard look at the race" but hasn't made a final decision.

  • Sen. Roy Blunt condemns white supremacists, praises Trump Posted on 17 August 2017 at 4:02pm

    SEDALIA - Sen. Roy Blunt agreed with some of President Trump's comments on Charlottesville, Virginia and condemned white supremacists on Thursday.

    For the first time since the unrest in Charlottesville, Blunt gave his thoughts at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia. He said he agrees with Trump's comments that spoke against white supremacists.

  • McCaskill, possible rival Hawley meet at Missouri State Fair Posted on 17 August 2017 at 3:46pm

    SEDALIA — Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and her potential Republican rival Attorney General Josh Hawley are meeting at the Missouri State Fair.

    The two shook hands and chatted Thursday at the annual Governor's Ham Breakfast.

  • Missouri lawmaker posts, deletes Trump assassination comment Posted on 17 August 2017 at 2:47pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) —

    The Missouri lawmaker who posted and later deleted a Facebook comment saying she hoped for President Donald Trump's assassination is refusing to resign, despite an increasing chorus of fellow Democrats asking her to do so.