Macon County deputy returns to work after shooting suspect in August
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 4:54pm
BEVIER - The Macon County deputy who shot a man during an incident in August is back at work.
The deputy stopped a truck on August 14, and said a passenger got out with a rifle in his hands. The man, identified as Jakob Burton, started walking toward the deputy and failed to comply with orders to drop the rifle, according to a press release.
Missouri senators want review of claims against Kavanaugh
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 3:42pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's U.S. senators want a review of sexual misconduct allegations made against President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Republican Sen. Roy Blunt on Monday said the Senate Judiciary Committee should examine the claims before any further action is taken. The committee was set to vote Thursday.
Boy saved by bus driver says he now understands ban on candy
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 3:38pm
PERRYVILLE (AP) — A 9-year-old boy whose bus driver saved him from choking says he now knows why candy isn't allowed on the bus.
The Perry County School District says in a news release that 9-year-old Cameron Weekly took a breath while spitting out the hard candy, causing it to become lodged in his airway.
Protesters call for end of Missouri prison lockdown
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 3:21pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Two groups protested outside the Missouri Department of Corrections Monday morning with hopes of ending the 127 day long lockdown at Crossroads Correctional Center near Cameron.
The Kansas City Freedom Project and Kansas City Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee chanted and held signs saying "inmates are human too" and "terminate Warden Pash."
Update: Columbia City Council approves budget
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 2:28pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council approved the new city budget Monday night.
This was the final hearing for the budget before the start of the 2019 fiscal year on Oct. 1. The proposed budget has been amended throughout two previous hearings.
Missouri auditor finds issues with domestic violence funds
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 2:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway says cities and counties skipped out on an extra $698,000 in fees that could have gone to domestic violence shelters last year.
According to an audit released Monday by Galloway, that's because state law doesn't require those court fees to be collected.
UPDATE: Police arrest suspect in Saturday's Jefferson City shooting
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 1:00pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Police have arrested a man they say shot a man in Jefferson City on Saturday.
Dana R. Day Jr. was being held in the Cole County Jail without bond facing charges of assault and armed criminal action.
Suspect accused of exposing himself in Ellis Library
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 11:35am
COLUMBIA - On Sunday night, the MU Police Department arrested a man suspected of exposing himself at Ellis library.
Officers arrested Daniel N. Hughes, 28, around 9:10 p.m. for sexual misconduct.
Cooper County man killed in motorcycle crash
Posted on 17 September 2018 at 8:29am
COOPER COUNTY - An I-70 motorcycle crash left one man dead Sunday night.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the man as 52-year-old Anthony Martin of Kansas City.
Handicapped woman says Bird scooters block Columbia sidewalks
Posted on 16 September 2018 at 9:00pm
COLUMBIA - Another Columbia resident is voicing her complaints about Bird scooters, and this time, she's talking to city council.
The scooters have been in Columbia for a few weeks now. People can use the Bird app to rent the scooters and then when they're done, they leave the scooters anywhere they want.