• Columbia police begin carrying naloxone Posted on 14 December 2017 at 3:39pm

    COLUMBIA - Police now have 75 kits with the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone, which is also known as Narcan.

    Columbia officers have been trained over the past few months in how to use the nasal spray.

  • Ex-administrator pleads guilty to ambulance district thefts Posted on 14 December 2017 at 3:15pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The former administrator of the Pettis County Ambulance District has admitted embezzling more than $227,000 from the district.

    Federal prosecutors say 62-year-old Michael Paul Gardner, of Sedalia, pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fraud.

  • Missouri democrats react to potential tax plan Posted on 14 December 2017 at 3:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Democratic lawmakers are voicing their concerns after the Missouri Republican party presented a new tax plan for the state. 

    The bill, which would cut taxes across Missouri, contains other multiple unrelated elements, according to some Democratic representatives. 

  • Missouri governor picks attorney for higher education board Posted on 14 December 2017 at 3:11pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has appointed a former St. Louis-area Husch Blackwell lawyer to the state's Coordinating Board for Higher Education.

    Greitens on Wednesday announced that he picked Maryville resident Joe Cornelison to serve on the board, which oversees public colleges and universities throughout the state. Cornelison is a retired Army colonel.

  • Greitens praises help for concentrated animal feeding farms Posted on 14 December 2017 at 3:08pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is praising Missouri's revamped Clean Water Commission for allowing two new concentrated animal feeding operations in the state.

    Greitens in a Thursday statement said the state needs "more farms, more jobs and less government."

  • The Latest: Man in custody after police shooting, standoff Posted on 14 December 2017 at 4:17pm

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS (AP) -  The Latest on the shooting of two St. Louis-area police officers saved by their bulletproof vests (all times local):

    5:10 p.m.

    A man accused of shooting two suburban St. Louis police officers who were saved by their bulletproof vests is hospitalized with a gunshot wound of his own after a lengthy standoff with police.

  • School officials reflect on safety five years after Sandy Hook Posted on 14 December 2017 at 3:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Thursday marked the five year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.

    In 2012, Adam Lanza opened fire inside of Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, killing 20 kids and six staff members.

  • Missouri man convicted of killing Kansas gun store owner Posted on 14 December 2017 at 9:46am

    OLATHE, Kan (AP) — A third man has been convicted in the killing of a suburban Kansas City gun shop owner during an attempted robbery.

    The trial for 22-year-old Nicquan Midgyett of Kansas City was underway when he pleaded guilty Wednesday to first-degree murder, attempted aggravated robbery, and conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. He previously pleaded guilty to aggravated battery. Sentencing is set for March 8.

  • Missouri health department concludes investigation into Bourbon Virus Posted on 14 December 2017 at 8:54am

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said it concluded a three-month long investigation into a new virus, which has had one reported case in the state. 

    The Bourbon Virus has nothing to do with the alcoholic beverage, but it's a tick-borne illness, first discovered in Bourbon County, Kan. in 2014. 

  • Second ever Montessori school may come to Mid-Mo Posted on 14 December 2017 at 7:53am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Mid-Missouri could be gaining its second, fully-accredited Montessori school.

    Tonight Woodland Montessori will put forward its request to Jefferson City’s Planning and Zoning Commission to rezone more than three acres of rural space for the facility.