• Washington Post publisher calls Saudi announcement on Khashoggi a 'coverup' Posted on 21 October 2018 at 3:28pm

    (CNN) - The Washington Post says Saudi Arabia's announcement about the death of contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi is not an explanation at all, but a "coverup."

    And the Post is putting even more pressure on President Trump, the US Congress and other countries to hold the Saudis accountable.

  • Sedalia man killed in Cole County crash Posted on 21 October 2018 at 10:15am

    COLE COUNTY - One man is dead after being ejected from his car during a crash Saturday night.

    Michael Poindexter, 49, tried crossing Highway 50 westbound at Lookout Trail when his Honda VT750 pulled in front of the path of another car, causing a crash.

  • Missouri bounces back to throttle Memphis 65-33 Posted on 21 October 2018 at 9:17am

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Defense came at a premium in Missouri's homecoming game against Memphis. The teams combined for 68 points in the first half, and continued to keep the scoreboard operator busy in the second.

    When it was all said and done, Missouri rolled over Memphis. Drew Lock threw for 350 yards and four touchdowns on 23-for-29 passing, and Missouri defeated Memphis 65-33 in its homecoming game on Saturday.

  • 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 after one person fled from the scene of 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.