State public safety director to retire at the end of August
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 1:59pm
JEFFERSON CITY — Charles Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety, will step down at the end of August.
Gov. Mike Parson named Col. Sandra K. Karsen, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, to serve as acting director until a permanent replacement is found. Karsten will still lead the highway patrol in the meantime.
Federal prosecutors say Fulton man tried to entice minor for sex
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 1:35pm
JEFFERSON CITY — Federal prosecutors announced Friday the indictment of a Fulton man for trying to engage in sexual activity with a minor.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas City, Michael James Collins, 21, contacted a 14-year-old on the Internet and on his phone to lure the minor to participate in sexual activity from July to December of 2017.
Missouri man who killed wife while kids hid gets life term
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 11:12am
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A 48-year-old Missouri man who stabbed his wife to death while their three children hid in a basement has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.
Vicente Roldan-Marron was sentenced Thursday for first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the January killing of Yadira Gomez.
Man drowns when watercraft capsizes at Lake of the Ozarks
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 8:45am
CAMDENTON, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Highway patrol says a 33-year-old man died after he was thrown from a personal watercraft at the Lake of the Ozarks.
The patrol says Tyrell Anderson of Jefferson City died Thursday afternoon. He was driving a 2006 Yamaha personal watercraft on the main channel of the lake when it capsized.
Moberly Police looking for suspect after armed robbery
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 8:35am
MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department responded to an armed robbery at the Break Time convenience store on U.S. Highway 24 early Friday.
According to a press release, at around 1:20 a.m., the male suspect entered the gas station, showed the clerk a pistol and demanded money from the register. He was seen running West after exiting the store.
Trial in 1984 Missouri teenager's death moved to new county
Posted on 17 August 2018 at 5:23am
TUSCUMBIA (AP) — The trial of a 59-year-old man facing a capital murder charge in the 1984 death of a Missouri teenager has been moved to a different county.
Martin Priest's trial in the death of 15-year-old Tammy Sue Rothganger of Eldon has been moved from Miller to Laclede County. Rothganger disappeared while walking to school in May 1984. A friend reported seeing the girl getting into a car with an unidentified man and Priest, who was her mother's boyfriend. Her remains were never found.
Power outages and massive hail hit Moberly
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 11:05pm
MOBERLY - A severe thunderstorm brought half-dollar sized hail and hundreds of power outages to Randolph County Thursday evening.
Ameren's outage map showed of their 10,579 customers, at least 1,288 were without power in Randolph County at around 9:30 p.m. By about 10 p.m., less than 200 Ameren customers were without power in Randolph county.
Three Indiana men indicted in Jefferson City Walgreens robbery
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 10:32pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Three Indiana men involved in the armed robbery of a Walgreens pharmacy were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury.
Jerome King, Daijahn Reed and Raymond Craig were accused of committing an armed robbery at a Jefferson City Walgreens last month. Their seven count indictment said they pointed a loaded firearm at two employees and tied one employee's hands behind his back with zip-ties.
Commission pushes back against proposed public transit cuts
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 8:46pm
COLUMBIA - The Public Transit Advisory Commission (PTAC) is pushing back over proposed budget cuts to the city's public transit system.
PTAC members are writing a letter to the city council urging them to reconsider the proposed budget cuts to the transit system.
MU professors discuss state auditor candidate's eligibility
Posted on 16 August 2018 at 8:21pm
COLUMBIA - A Missouri candidate who recently claimed a surprise victory in the Republican primary for state auditor is now facing questions about if she’s lived in the state long enough to be eligible to run.
The state Constitution outlines an auditor must have been a Missouri resident for 10 years at the time of election. But Saundra McDowell, an attorney living in Jefferson City, didn't move to Missouri until 2010.