• 2 ex-state lawmakers appointed to Missouri Gaming Commission Posted on 24 August 2019 at 5:35am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP)— Two former state lawmakers have been appointed to the Missouri commission that regulates casinos, fantasy sports and bingo.

    Gov. Mike Parson announced the appointments Friday to the Missouri Gaming Commission of former Republican Rep. Mike Leara, of St. Louis County, and former Democratic Rep. Pat Conway of St. Joseph.

  • Oklahoma fugitives accused of child abuse found in Missouri Posted on 23 August 2019 at 8:22pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police and the U.S. Marshals Service have found and taken into custody two people wanted on child abuse and other charges after authorities in Oklahoma last month found one of their children dead and three others in critical condition.

    Police announced in a tweet that Hakim Mustafa Moore, 27, and Robin Alexander, 29, were located Friday. The two were booked on Oklahoma charges into the St. Louis jail, Officer Michelle Woodling said.

  • Neighbors react to Facebook shooting threat arrest Posted on 23 August 2019 at 4:43pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A scare over a recent Facebook threat has a neighborhood rethinking the safety of their children.

    Police say Brian Groner took to Facebook earlier in the week and voiced he would be the next mass shooter and cited Columbine.

  • Central Humane Society is over-crowded after receiving 50 animals at once Posted on 23 August 2019 at 4:36pm

    COLUMBIA - Forty-five cats, two birds, and three dogs are currently being housed at the Central Humane Society after a large impound on the 2700 Block of Pine Drive. 

    Community Engagement Coordinator of the shelter Megan McBride said the number of impounded animals was a shock to the shelter. In fact, the shelter is not taking in any other cats right now.

  • Westminster Digital Blue program provides students with free technology Posted on 23 August 2019 at 3:48pm

    FULTON – Students at Westminster College are getting some high tech help from the school: free iPads and Apple Pencils.

    Each student received an iPad, charger and Apple Pencil Friday.

  • Circuit court reports more jury duty scam calls Posted on 23 August 2019 at 3:31pm

    COLUMBIA- People in Boone and Callaway Counties have been receiving calls from people saying they need to pay money for missing jury duty, according to the 13th Judicial Circuit.

    In a press release, the circuit said the scam isn't new, but the scammers are using different "tactics" to get residents to pay them money.

  • UPDATE: Three evicted from apartment amid Columbia church vandalism investigation [embedded content] Posted on 23 August 2019 at 3:18pm

    COLUMBIA - A tweet with video showing what appears to someone throwing something at a downtown church prompted police to investigate a property damage report.

    The tweet, posted by the Barstool Mizzou account, shows people on a balcony at an apartment complex on 10th Street. One of them appears to throw something toward Missouri United Methodist Church. Others comment about breaking a window.

  • Gov. Parson teases campaign announcement on Twitter [embedded content] Posted on 23 August 2019 at 2:19pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- Gov. Mike Parson tweeted about a big campaign announcement on his personal Twitter account Friday.

  • Missouri election official fires back over abortion lawsuit Posted on 23 August 2019 at 11:47am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri’s top election official is firing back after abortion-rights advocates sued him for allegedly impeding their work to put one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws to a public vote.

    Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Friday said he’s sad that when organizations lose, “their normal response is to whine and claim that the rules should not apply to them.”

  • Charges added to Jefferson City man accused of deadly double stabbing Posted on 23 August 2019 at 8:49am

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Prosecutor's Office added new charges to the case of a man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend to death in 2016.

    A new indictment filed Tuesday adds counts of armed criminal action and aggravated stalking to the case against Brandon Rapier. That's on top of two first-degree murder charges filed at the time of his arrest.