Missouri man pleads guilty in $2.4M cattle fraud scheme case
Posted on 16 December 2018 at 10:48pm
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 57-year-old southwestern Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a $2.4 million wire fraud scheme and faces up to 20 years in prison.
Dwight Moody Cox, of Ozark, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count. He owns Dwight Cox Cattle Co., which bought cattle for clients and grazed the cattle on land Cox owned or rented. When the cattle reached a specified weight, Cox shipped the cattle to the clients.
Police investigating robbery at Virginia Avenue parking garage
Posted on 16 December 2018 at 7:45pm
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri sent out an MU Alert just before 6 p.m. Sunday to warn people about a robbery in the area.
Boone County History and Culture Center holds annual Winter Wonderland
Posted on 16 December 2018 at 7:12pm
COLUMBIA- From model trains to decorated window panes, there was fun for all ages at the Boone County History and Culture Center’s annual Winter Wonderland Sunday afternoon.
This was the second weekend this year the Culture Center has held the event. It featured a display of model and toy trains as well as seasonally decorated rooms in the Maplewood House next to the center.
MU Health Care, SSM Health to host third forum on potential hospital merger
Posted on 17 December 2018 at 4:10am
JEFFERSON CITY - SSM Health and MU Health Care will host the last of three scheduled public forums Monday night on the proposed sale of SSM's mid-Missouri ministries to MU Health Care.
The forums come as the group Coalition for Choice has raised concerns about how the sale would impact patients' health care services in Jefferson City.
MU football assistant coach arrested
Posted on 16 December 2018 at 11:12am
COLUMBIA - A University of Missouri assistant football coach was arrested Saturday on a warrant from Miller County after failing to appear at a January court date stemming from a traffic ticket.
According to online records from the Boone County Sheriff's Department, MUPD arrested 56-year-old Vernon Hargreaves. He was later released after posting $1,000 bond.
UPDATE: Two arrested in Fulton on suspicion of dealing cocaine, meth
Posted on 16 December 2018 at 8:08am
FULTON - Two people were arrested on various drug charges Sunday morning.
According to a release, Police stopped a vehicle on William Woods Ave near Dunham Drive for a traffic violation at around 1:00 a.m. During the stop, officers found a passenger allegedly with illegal drugs including cocaine, methamphetamine and various pills. Multiple items related to drug dealing were found as well.
Symphony of Toys concert includes holiday music, toy donations
Posted on 15 December 2018 at 10:45pm
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Symphony will play holiday music Sunday for the Symphony of Toys concert. Students in the Missouri Symphony Conservatory will also perform in the concert.
In the theater lobby, guests can make donations to Toys for Tots, a program run by the United States Marine Corps. The toys need to be unopened and new.
Columbia College awards veteran degree posthumously
Posted on 15 December 2018 at 9:15pm
COLUMBIA - Columbia College had a special moment during the graduation ceremony Saturday to honor a student who died in a car crash.
Business management student Andrew Helmreich, 28, died in late October, just before completing his degree. The college awarded his family with a diploma to recognize his efforts. His family said they don’t know how to thank the college.
Jefferson City Diocese adds names to list of clergy accused of abuse
Posted on 15 December 2018 at 8:31pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Diocese confirmed Saturday three people were added to its list of clergy accused of abuse.
In a bulletin passed out at the end of its Saturday mass, the diocese included a statement adding the names of Robert Duesdieker, Don Greene and Mel Lahr to its list of clergy accused and/or removed from ministry in the Diocese of Jefferson City.
Radio station works to make community culturally aware
Posted on 15 December 2018 at 10:10pm
COLUMBIA - People gathered at Hickman High School on Saturday to celebrate holidays from several cultures.
KOPN Community Radio hosted the Multicultural Holiday Rock.