• Hickman assistant principal sues CPS for discrimination Posted on 16 October 2018 at 4:23pm

    COLUMBIA - Jerome Sally, a Hickman High School assistant principal, is suing Columbia Public Schools as a result of "systemic discrimination" throughout his employment.

    Sally's is the fourth discrimination lawsuit against CPS since August 2017.

  • Voter calls Prop D advertisement misleading, Lt. Governor says it's not Posted on 16 October 2018 at 2:28pm

    COLUMBIA - Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe made a stop in Columbia Tuesday to campaign for Proposition D, the gas tax meant to improve highway safety. 

    One woman claims she was misled by the campaign for Prop D. 

  • Manager of Royal Inn calls the damaged building "habitable" Posted on 16 October 2018 at 2:25pm

    COLUMBIA - A Royal Inn manager said Tuesday the maintenance team was beginning renovations when the building's second-floor walkway came crumbling down Monday. 

    One of the motel's managers said the building as a whole was in "fine" condition when the walkway started to fall apart above a renter's door. 

  • Kenneth Suttner wrongful death lawsuit sent back to circuit court Posted on 16 October 2018 at 2:01pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A federal judge sent the lawsuit over Kenneth Suttner's death back to circuit court on Friday after granting a motion to dismiss from the Howard County R-II school district.

    Angela Suttner, Kenneth's mother, filed the lawsuit in July, a year and a half after her son committed suicide. Angela Suttner said in her lawsuit Kenneth's death came as a result of bullying at school, including by district employees, because of his mental and physical disabilities. She also said the district didn't do enough to stop bullying against Kenneth or others.

  • Why robocalls are about to get more dangerous Posted on 16 October 2018 at 12:19pm

    (CNN) -- The problem of unsolicited robocalls has gotten so bad that many people now refuse to pick up calls from numbers they don't know. It's become a defense of last resort in an increasingly frustrating situation that's led to nearly 25 million Americans becoming victims of fraud. If only it were that simple to solve.

    By next year, it's estimated that half of the calls we receive will be scams, but even more worrisome, 90% of those calls will be "spoofed" — falsely appearing as if they're coming from a familiar number in your contact book.

  • Kansas woman sentenced after deadly Boone County crash Posted on 16 October 2018 at 11:27am

    COLUMBIA - A Kansas woman connected to a deadly car crash in Boone County has been sentenced to five years in prison.

    Police arrested Mackenzie Quiovers in March 2017 after the crash on I-70. According to investigators, Quiovers and Demetres Washington took Washington's children unlawfully, then crashed west of Columbia. One of the children, 13-year-old Shianna Mays, died later from her injuries.

  • Boonville man sentenced to 10 years in prison for deadly shooting Posted on 16 October 2018 at 11:13am

    COLUMBIA - A Boonville man will spend the next decade in prison after pleading guilty to a deadly 2017 shooting.

    Jeremy Humphrey pleaded guilty in September to involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a gun. A judge sentenced him on Monday.

  • Former school employee pleads guilty to sexual contact with student Posted on 16 October 2018 at 9:43am

    CALIFORNIA - A former employee in the Russellville and California school districts pleaded guilty Friday to having sexual contact with a student.

    Prosecutors charged Clairyssa Lorenz with statutory rape and sexual contact with a student in March after a teenager told investigators he and Lorenz had sex on a number of occasions in Moniteau and Cooper Counties.

  • Mississippi River waters begin to recede north of St. Louis Posted on 16 October 2018 at 9:38am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced road and ferry closures.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in the hardest-hit communities, floodwater crested over the weekend at almost nine feet above flood stage. Hannibal saw the Mississippi River reach about 8.8 feet above flood stage, although it was spared property damage. Water levels hit 8.1 feet above the mark at Clarksville.

  • Man pleads guilty in deadly 2017 crash Posted on 16 October 2018 at 9:37am

    COLUMBIA - A man will spend the next nine years in prison after pleading guilty to a deadly November 2017 crash.

    Prosecutors initially charged William Lauer with involuntary manslaughter, unlawful possession of a gun and leaving the scene of a crash. Lauer pleaded guilty on October 9 to only the latter two charges.