Officer wounds teen after being shot in ballistic vest
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 5:24pm
WARSAW (AP) — Authorities say the police chief of a western Missouri town was wounded after a 16-year-old boy shot at him.
The Benton County Sheriff's office says the shot hit Warsaw police chief Jason Wenberg in his ballistics vest. Wenberg returned fire and wounded the teenager during a confrontation Friday.
Missouri lawmakers pass big tax changes at end of session
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 5:18pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's Republican-led Legislature approved tax cuts for both individuals and corporations Friday and sent a gas-tax hike to voters, just hours before the end of the regular session and beginning of a special one to consider impeaching Gov. Eric Greitens.
Lawmakers face a 6 p.m. deadline to pass bills in the annual regular session. Then, 30 minutes later, they plan to launch a special session to consider discipline against Greitens. He faces allegations of sexual misconduct during an extramarital affair in 2015 and that he raised money for his gubernatorial race by using a donor list without permission from a charity he founded. He has denied criminal wrongdoing.
While the governor's troubles have at many times overshadowed the legislative session, GOP leaders have continued to push to get work done despite the distraction.
Mizzou study explains why veterans don't tell us everything
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 5:17pm
COLUMBIA - Local veterans return home from combat having experienced things average citizens could not even imagine.
Douglas Wilbur, a University of Missouri graduate student, recently did a study about veterans who continue to abide by the "need-to-know" rule when talking about their war experiences with counselors and therapists.
More road work coming to a main Jefferson City road
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 4:58pm
JEFFERSON CITY – A permanent fix begins this weekend on a main Jefferson City road that has been bogged down by temporary fixes after damage from a water main break.
The intersection of Missouri Boulevard and Dix Road will most likely experience slowed traffic this weekend and into early next week. Beginning Saturday night around 9 p.m. and continuing through Tuesday morning the four-lane road will be reduced to a two-lane road, with one lane going each direction.
Trial ends for former police officer Rob Sanders
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 4:54pm
COLUMBIA- Former officer Rob Sanders' case against the city came to a close Friday. For the last seven years, Sanders has been trying to get his job back. He was fired in 2011 after shoving an inmate, causing injury.
Testimony ended Friday and all evidence was closed, but a decision is still weeks away.
LGBT protection bill likely won't become law but is being considered a victory
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 4:43pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri currently has no legislation stopping business owners, landlords and managers from refusing to do business with LGBT Missourians, or those that can be perceived that way.
20 years after it was first filed, the House of Representatives approved the Missouri Nondiscrimination Act (MONA).
Fayette Fire Department funding in limbo
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 3:57pm
FAYETTE - The Fayette Fire Department has been through a whirlwind of events in the past 24 hours, after the city's Board of Alderman decided, and then reversed, its decision to make the department into private contractors.
After a review by the city clerk and city attorney, the city found that the fire department had never actually been established as an entity of the city. Thursday night, the Board of Alderman voted to recognize the fire department officially, but pay them as private contractors rather than as city employees.
Columbia ranked top ten in affordable college towns
Posted on 19 May 2018 at 11:41am
COLUMBIA- The city of Columbia has been ranked a top-ten affordable college town to live in by realtor.com.
Factors considered for the list were percentage of college students, unemployment rate, home appreciation, and median income.
Veteran receives surprise halfway across the country
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 2:46pm
IBERIA - A California army veteran got the surprise of his life in a small Missouri town more than 1,500 miles away.
Matthew Kuhl is on active duty in North Korea, but took a week off to visit his family in California. He also came to Missouri to pick up a restored Corvette he'd bought online.
Greitens won't be charged for finance report on donor list
Posted on 18 May 2018 at 2:23pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor said Friday that he won't be filing any charges against Gov. Eric Greitens for the way his campaign reported the receipt of a charity donor list used for political fundraising.
The decision by Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson marked a victory for Greitens on the same day that the Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature was to open a monthlong special session to decide whether to try to impeach the Republican governor for various allegations of misconduct.