Thai cave rescue: All 12 boys and soccer coach freed
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 3:36pm
CNN - The last remaining member of the Wild Boars soccer team and their coach have been pulled out of a flooded cave in Thailand, bringing an end to a near three-week ordeal that prompted an international rescue effort that captivated audiences around the world.
The twelfth boy and his coach were the last of the team to be rescued Tuesday, after a complicated three-day operation to extricate the team, who became trapped on June 23 when rising flood water cut them off deep inside the cave.
Competition increases as voter registration deadline approaches
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 2:55pm
BOONE COUNTY - Wednesday is the last day to register to vote in the August primary election and both the Republican and Democratic parties are making their final pushes to get people registered.
Emily Gustafson is the Volunteer and Organization Outreach Sub-Committee chair for the Boone County Democrats. She said in the run-up to the August 7 primary, she's seen a much greater effort from both sides.
UPDATE: Boy hit by SUV now stable
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 2:02pm
LAKE OZARK - A 14-year-old boy was struck by an SUV in Lake Ozark Tuesday morning. He was taken to University of Missouri Medical Center in serious condition. He was later reported stable.
The boy has been identified as a member of the School of the Osage Cross Country team. The Camden County Sheriff's Office says he ran into the path of a Ford Explorer.
Jaycees change Cole County Fair theme after community outcry
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 12:48pm
COLUMBIA - A fair full of tradition and fun for the Jefferson City area abandoned its theme with less than three weeks until opening day.
The Jefferson City Jaycees Board of Directors announced the removal of the theme, "Making It Great Again," on Monday.
Commission approves usage of opioid overdose drug in jail
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 12:15pm
COLUMBIA – The Boone County Commission unanimously approved the usage of NARCAN in its county jail Tuesday. NARCAN is a nasal spray that can counteract an opioid overdose.
It’s a joint effort between Boone County, the University of Missouri Curators and the Missouri Institute of Mental Health.
Richland police find explosive during narcotics investigation
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 12:04pm
RICHLAND - Deputies and police officers found an "improvised explosive device" while searching a residence in Richland for narcotics Monday, according to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
The suspect, Joseph Trotter, admitted to making the explosive, the sheriff's office said.
Boy who was found in the Lake of the Ozarks dies at hospital
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 11:27am
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities say a 3-year-old boy has died two days after he wandered away from home and was found in the Lake of the Ozarks.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says Jared Jones, of East Lynne, was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at a Columbia hospital. The patrol says the boy was located Saturday in the water near the lake's Pearson Branch. The patrol says he wasn't wearing a life jacket.
UPDATE: Woman arrested in "suspicious" fire
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 6:13pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department has arrested a woman in connection with a residential fire in northeast Columbia.
45-year-old Tammy Yvette Nevels is facing a charge of first-degree felony arson.
Mokane appoints new mayor, two aldermen
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 7:13am
MOKANE - The Mokane Board of Aldermen appointed a new mayor and two new aldermen Monday night after months of conflict disrupted city affairs.
Mayor Jo Belmont served as mayor pro tem and as an alderwoman before her official appointment Monday night. This means the board now has to fill another alderman seat.
3 drown over the weekend in Missouri lake, pool, creek
Posted on 10 July 2018 at 6:38am
OSCELOA, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say at least three people have drowned over the weekend in Missouri.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the first drowning happened around noon Saturday downstream of the Missouri 13 bridge in Truman Lake. The victim was identified as 62-year-old Edgar Tyler, of Independence.