Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle
Posted on 19 August 2018 at 12:44pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say.
Missouri has had below-average rainfall since winter. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that nearly all of Missouri is experiencing drought, with several counties in the northwestern part of the state facing "exceptional" conditions — the most dire classification assigned by the monitor. Conditions were nearly as bad elsewhere along the northern tier and in southwestern Missouri.
Construction worker injured at Sedalia worksite dies
Posted on 19 August 2018 at 10:01am
SEDALIA (AP) — Officials say a worker injured near Sedalia in west-central Missouri has died.
The Sedalia Democrat reports that 52-year-old Filipe' Murano died late Wednesday afternoon at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.
UPDATE: Miller County shooting suspect in custody
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 11:36pm
MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff's Office reported that suspected shooter Devin Mckie is in custody after being arrested in Jefferson City without incident on August 18th.
Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire said two people suffered gunshot wounds Friday August 17 due to a shooting with Mckie involved.
Columbia city council to discuss airport improvements
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 6:06pm
COLUMBIA - More improvements to Columbia Regional Airport are on the horizon as two proposals sit on the agenda for Monday’s city council meeting.
One element relates to an agreement with Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company for construction services of pavement repairs for runway 2-20 and improvements on Taxiway A, A1 and A2, according to a memo from City Manager Mike Matthes.
Bikers contribute to raise funds for art festival, riding in two wheels
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 3:23pm
BOONVILLE – About 100 people rode their bikes early Saturday to help raise funds for the 43rd annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts.
Bike rider Helen Tergin Anderson came from Columbia to take part in the Missouri River Festival Bike Ride.
Missouri deputies seize nearly $1M worth of marijuana
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 2:48pm
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northwestern Missouri's Platte County say they've seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a van that led them on a chase.
The Kansas City Star reports that the incident happened Friday afternoon when a white van refused to pull over, despite a squad car's lights and sirens behind it.
Rescued bobcat on road to recovery at St. Louis-are facility
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 2:42pm
BLACK JACK (AP) — A baby bobcat found in eastern Missouri and being nursed back to health might be mistaken for an ornery feral cat — until you hear her roar.
The animal was found in July outside the YMCA in Potosi, scrawny and with her mother nowhere around. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Department of Conservation trapped her and took her to a St. Louis County facility run by the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline of Missouri and Illinois.
Missouri residents fear effect of funding cuts for disabled
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 2:34pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Funding cuts to in-home care for the disabled could force some Missouri residents into nursing homes, advocates said.
About $8 million of the $50 million the state Legislature initially cut last year has been restored, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported .
Diving dogs aim to impress at national qualifying event
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 2:01pm
COLUMBIA - The North America Diving Dogs dock diving competition was in its second of three days Saturday at the Canine Sports Center.
Dogs of all breeds and sizes took to the diving dock to show off their jumping skills. The owners brought their dogs to the dock, and they threw objects into the pool for the dogs to chase. The pool is about 45 feet long length and holds 28,000 gallons of water.
Police investigate attempted sorority burglary at MU
Posted on 18 August 2018 at 12:01pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating an attempted burglary of an off-campus sorority house near MU.
In an press release from CPD, police said the suspect entered the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house through an unlocked door at 3:53 a.m. Saturday on Richmond Avenue. Several sorority members confronted the man and escorted him out of the house, police said.