• The story of three boys lost in Hannibal cave remains a mystery Posted on 11 July 2018 at 12:36pm

    BOONE COUNTY - The story of the three lost boys of Hannibal remains a mystery after a cave search ended empty-handed five decades ago.

    Three adventurous boys, Joel Hoag, 13, his brother Billy, 11, and their friend Craig Dowell, 14, were out exploring Murphy's Cave, which was exposed by highway construction from state highway 79, which connects Hannibal to the St. Louis area. 

  • Parts of Centralia under boil water advisory Posted on 11 July 2018 at 11:54am

    CENTRALIA -- The city has issued a water boil advisory for city water customers in certain parts of Centralia. The advisory is not city-wide and does not affect any other water systems.

    The affected areas are:

  • Former pharmacy technician indicted in hospital drug theft Posted on 11 July 2018 at 8:54am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former pharmacy technician at a Springfield hospital stole morphine and the powerful synthetic opioid fentanyl and then replaced the drugs with saline solution.

    The U.S. attorney's office says 36-year-old Marc Musil was indicted Tuesday on two counts of tampering with a consumer product. The indictment alleges that Musil was working for Mercy Medical Center in Springfield last summer when he removed the fentanyl and morphine from syringes.

  • MU surpasses billion dollar fundraising mark Posted on 11 July 2018 at 7:04am

    COLUMBIA - University officials announced a record breaking fundraising year on Wednesday. In 2018, the University of Missouri raised more than $147 million in cash gifts, breaking the previous record of $121 million in 2017. 

    The fundraising effort is part of the university's "Mizzou:Our Time to Lead" campaign, launched in 2015. The goal of the campaign is to raise more than $1.3 billion dollars. 

  • Prison guard receives $800,000 settlement in harassment case Posted on 11 July 2018 at 6:18am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The state of Missouri will pay a former female prison guard $800,000 to settle a sexual harassment case.

    A monthly report issued by Attorney General Josh Hawley details the payment to officer Tina Gallego, who alleged she was sexually harassed and poisoned by male officers when she worked at the Kansas City Re-entry Center.

  • Complaint accuses Greitens groups of concealing donors Posted on 11 July 2018 at 12:16am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An ethics complaint filed Tuesday alleges two groups connected to former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens were used to conceal donor identities.

    The complaint, filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission by Republican Rep. Jay Barnes, accused Greitens' gubernatorial campaign and a nonprofit that promoted Greitens' agenda of multiple campaign finance violations.

  • Woman dies after explosion at Missouri pyrotechnics plant Posted on 10 July 2018 at 10:51pm

    PLEASANT HOPE (AP) — A 28-year-old woman who was seriously burned in an explosion at a southwest Missouri pyrotechnics company has died.

    Polk County Coroner Melissa Briton said Tuesday that Samantha Dean died from injuries suffered in last week's explosion at AM Pyrotechnics in Polk County, which supplies big fireworks shows.

  • Boone County reports spike in registered voters ahead of August primary Posted on 10 July 2018 at 10:35pm

    COLUMBIA -  Boone County Clerk Taylor Burks said in comparison to the midterm election in 2014, this year's registration numbers are doubled. In the month of July so far, Boone county registered 557 voters.

    Boone County's registration numbers are "about on track with where we were for the 2016 presidential election year," said Burks.

  • Vice President Mike Pence to visit Kansas City on Wednesday Posted on 10 July 2018 at 6:52pm

    COLUMBIA - Vice President Mike Pence will be in Kansas City, Missouri, on Wednesday.

    He will attend a fundraising event for Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kansas.

  • Ban on plastic straws could affect people with disabilities Posted on 10 July 2018 at 4:08pm

    COLUMBIA - Starbucks announced Monday that it would eliminate plastic straws from use in all stores by 2020. While this is a step forward for the environment, it could affect people with disabilities in a negative way. 

    "People who have had strokes, have Cerebral Palsy, have had traumatic brain injuries or anything neurological happen could impact their ability to swallow effectively and safely," said feeding and swallowing therapist Laura Powell.