• Police make arrest after fatal car crash in Columbia Posted on 21 October 2018 at 1:47am

    COLUMBIA - One person was killed in a crash late Saturday night off Blackfoot Road and Parkside Drive, police said. Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, police said they had taken a suspect into custody in connection with the crash.

    Sgt. Clint Sinclair said officers had set up a perimeter in the area near the crash.

  • UPDATED: One killed, several injured in Hermann trolley crash Posted on 21 October 2018 at 12:57am

    HERMANN - One person was killed and several people were injured in a crash involving a trolley, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

    The crash happened at 1:35 p.m. Saturday, when a 2005 Hyundai Tucson attempted to turn onto Missouri 100 from a private driveway and pulled in front of a 1994 Blue Bird Trolley, according to the crash report. 

  • Trump says US is ending decades-old nuclear arms treaty with Russia Posted on 20 October 2018 at 6:11pm

    (CNN) -- President Donald Trump announced Saturday that the US is pulling out of the landmark Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia, a decades-old agreement that has drawn the ire of the President.

    "Russia has violated the agreement. They've been violating it for many years," Trump told reporters before boarding Air Force One to leave Nevada following a campaign rally.

  • Missouri Task Force One Returns from Florida Panhandle Posted on 20 October 2018 at 4:16pm

    COLUMBIA – Nineteen members of Missouri Task Force One returned to Boone County Fire Protection District headquarters Saturday morning after spending ten days helping with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael in the Florida Panhandle.

    “It’s great to be back,” Task Force mission leader Chuck Leake said. “I couldn’t be any prouder of the men and women that were with us on this mission.”

  • Missouri man charged after woman's body found in stream Posted on 20 October 2018 at 2:58pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A man has been criminally charged days after a woman's body was found near Fellows Lake at Springfield.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 35-year-old Joseph Ehlers has been charged with abandonment of a corpse in connection with the death of 21-year-old Elisa Ferguson.

  • Missouri woman sentenced to 7 years for crowbar death of man Posted on 20 October 2018 at 2:48pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield woman who killed her live-in boyfriend with a crowbar in 2017 has been sentenced to seven years in prison after pleading guilty in a deal with prosecutors.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 47-year-old Jeanette Riddle pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter. She had originally been charged with second-degree murder after police say she fatally beat 44-year-old Michael Butts with a crowbar in February 2017, then cut her wrists in an attempt to take her own life.

  • St. Louis restored prairie in bloom but faces threats Posted on 20 October 2018 at 9:50am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A restored St. Louis prairie of native grasses and flowers is in bloom, but the nature reserve's conservation is threatened by inaction and invasive plants.

    Biologists discovered the 25-acre (10-hectare) hidden prairie in the 1990s at Calvary Cemetery, where it was protected from agricultural development, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

  • McCaskill talks healthcare during Columbia visit Posted on 19 October 2018 at 8:35pm

    COLUMBIA - Sen. Claire McCaskill spoke about health care in Columbia on Friday at Laborers Local 955, as part of a campaign stop for her US Senate run.

    During the tour stop, called “Your Health Care, Your Vote,” McCaskill discussed insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions, calling out her Republican opponent, Josh Hawley. She criticized Hawley’s participation in a lawsuit that would repeal Obama’s health care overhaul. Republican attorneys general from 20 states filed the lawsuit in Texas. A repeal would include ending the requirement that insurers cover pre-existing conditions. If the health care overhaul was repealed, protection of pre-existing conditions coverage would require a replacement bill in order to remain. McCaskill was critical of the lawsuit.

  • FNF Week 9: High school football photos and videos Posted on 19 October 2018 at 6:20pm

    COLUMBIA - This is the last week of the regular season and it's a cold one.

    Our game of the week features a battle of two 5-3 teams as the Moberly Spartans visit the Mexico Bulldogs. Both teams feature defenses that have had success in forcing turnovers over the course of the season.

  • FNF Week 9: High school football scores from around mid-Missouri Posted on 19 October 2018 at 6:16pm

    COLUMBIA - Below are scores from football games around mid-Missouri. Final scores are in bold.

    Mexico 7