• Endangered silver advisory issued for Callaway County man Posted on 19 November 2018 at 6:47pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol released an endangered silver advisory for a missing 74-year-old man.

    Jerry Hutcheson was reported missing Monday afternoon from his home off State Road AA, according to a news release from the Callaway County Sheriff's Department.

  • Callaway Chamber of Commerce opens Workforce Development Training Center Posted on 19 November 2018 at 5:43pm

    FULTON - Hopeful participants filled the Callaway Chamber of Commerce for the opening of the Workforce Development Training Center Monday.

    The training center started with a $341,000 grant given to the Central Workforce Development Board in March.

  • Board set to pick next top Missouri K-12 education official Posted on 19 November 2018 at 3:53pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The State Board of Education is set to pick Missouri's next top K-12 education official.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the board interviewed the top four candidates for education commissioner on Monday.

  • Grand jury indicts Phelps County attorney on sex crimes Posted on 19 November 2018 at 3:07pm

    PHELPS COUNTY - A grand jury indicted a St. James attorney with 18 counts involving sexual assaults of four different women, according to a news release.

    Attorney General Josh Hawley's office said Brant Shockley's criminal conduct took place at his home and offices in Phelps County. He was taken into custody Friday, the news release said.

  • City council could determine future of scooters Monday night Posted on 19 November 2018 at 2:26pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote Monday night on a proposed agreement between the city and two electric scooter companies.

    The agreement would limit the amount of scooters Bird Rides, Inc. and Pony Scooter, Inc. can have in Columbia, as well as charge the companies a fee. 

  • Kansas City Zoo mourns death of 55-year-old chimp Posted on 19 November 2018 at 1:24pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo euthanized a 55-year-old chimpanzee because her health was failing.

    Blackie, who passed away Friday, was born in Africa. She came to the Kansas City Zoo in 1966.

  • Democrats file suit challenging Whitaker appointment Posted on 19 November 2018 at 11:20am

     (CNN) -- Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, ratcheting up the court effort to declare his placement atop the Justice Department as unconstitutional.

    Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii filed the suit in US District Court on Monday, represented by the progressive public interest groups Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center.

  • Drury University wrestler shot, wounded in Phelps County hunting accident Posted on 19 November 2018 at 10:13am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Freshman wrestler at Drury University was shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident over the weekend.

    University athletics spokesman Ed Beach said Donovan Benetti was flown to a Columbia hospital after he was wounded Saturday morning in Phelps County.

  • 4 killed in head-on crash in Phelps County Posted on 19 November 2018 at 9:12am

    ROLLA (AP) — Authorities say four people have been killed in a head-on crash in Phelps County.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday morning when a car drove into the path of a pickup truck on a rural highway about 4 miles south of Rolla.

  • UPDATE: One in custody after homicide in Camden County Posted on 19 November 2018 at 8:32am

    CAMDENTON - Camden County Sheriff's deputies said a suspect is in custody in connection with a homicide early Monday morning.

    Christine Zahn, 47, has been arrested and charged for shooting a 33-year-old male acquaintance, according to Sheriff Tony Helms.