Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 1:10pm
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.
Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.
JCPD asking for help finding man who ran from traffic stop
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 12:42pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Police want the public's help finding a man who allegedly ran from a traffic stop after hurting an officer..
Officers stopped Bryce Efford, 25, Thursday night on Fairgrounds Road and learned his license had been revoked. When they tried to detain Efford, he reportedly resisted and hurt one of the officers. A second officer tried to use a Taser, but it didn't work, and Efford ran off.
AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 10:58am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday.
The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that the public holds tepid views of how major players handled the extraordinary battle, which culminated Oct. 6 in an exhausted Senate's near party line confirmation of Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump, Senate Republicans and Democrats and the FBI each earned approval from 32 percent or less of the poll's respondents.
Trump shifts tone on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's disappearance
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 10:36am
(CNN) -- The US moved closer to acknowledging the role of Saudi Arabia in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as new details emerged linking his disappearance to people close to the kingdom's crown prince.
On Thursday President Donald Trump said for the first time that he believes Khashoggi is no longer alive, more than two weeks after the Washington Post columnist entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again.
Route CC in Randolph County will close Monday for culvert work
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 9:30am
RANDOLPH COUNTY - MoDOT announced they will close Randolph County Route CC from Route FF to Route K on Monday, Oct. 22.
The closure is weather permitting and is due to a culvert replacement. The work will be completed between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Loaded gun found in Missouri student's backpack, police say
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 8:46am
FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suburban St. Louis student after finding a loaded gun and a razor inside the student's backpack.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the student was taken into custody Thursday at McCluer North Senior High School in Florissant. Police said in a news release that another student alerted school staff that a student "might have something in a book bag that shouldn't be at school."
Man sentenced to life in beating death of 84-year-old woman
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 8:10am
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been sentenced to life in prison in the 1984 beating death of an 84-year-old woman during a suspected burglary.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Brian McBenge was sentenced Thursday for second-degree murder in the death of Eleonora Knoernschild, of St. Charles.
Kansas City doctor gets prison time for $1.5M drug fraud
Posted on 19 October 2018 at 7:51am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City doctor has been sentenced to a year in federal prison for his role in prescription drug fraud.
The Kansas City Star reports that John Verstraete and employees had pleaded guilty to writing unnecessary prescriptions for human growth hormone and importing illegal steroids from overseas and then selling them on the black market.
Hawley, McCaskill debate tariffs, pre-existing conditions, border wall, more
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 10:02pm
ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican opponent Josh Hawley were sometimes heated and often derisive as they faced each other in their last debate on Thursday night in St. Louis.
Topics included tariffs and how they are affecting Missouri farmers; efforts to repeal the Affordable Care act and what that would mean for people with pre-existing conditions; and President Trump's proposed border wall.
Columbia Chamber of Commerce looking into Hispanic extension
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 9:16pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce will discuss the possibility of collaborating for a Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Friday at a joint meeting between several key players in Columbia.
The chamber will discuss these plans at the joint meeting between Boone County, the City of Columbia, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Columbia Public Schools and MU. These groups meet twice a year to update each other on their priorities and plans.