• Police arrest suspect for threat made through social media Posted on 22 August 2019 at 12:43pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A man is in custody after police said he identified himself on social media as "Your Next Mass Shooter," according to a release by the Jefferson City Police Department.

    Officers contacted the subject at his residence and took him into custody after an interview. He was reportedly hostile and admitted to "understanding the gravity of his statements on social media," the release said.

  • Former teacher charged in child enticement case pleads guilty Posted on 22 August 2019 at 9:14am

    COLUMBIA - A former teacher who worked at the school districts in Fulton and Ashland pleaded guilty in a child enticement case Monday.

    Prosecutors charged Teneil Stevenson in September 2018, saying he used Snapchat to entice a student. Stevenson pleaded guilty to stalking, and is set to be sentenced in October.

  • MU Police Department pronounce individual dead on scene Posted on 22 August 2019 at 12:05am

    COLUMBIA - The MU Police Department responded to a call at around 4 p.m. Wednesday about an unresponsive individual who was then pronounced dead at the scene, according to MU spokesperson Sara Diedrich.

    The case is under investigation, but Diedrich said no foul play is suspected.

  • Morgan County deputies are looking for man who fled from Eldon police Posted on 21 August 2019 at 10:57pm

    MORGAN COUNTY - A motorcycle pursuit has Morgan County deputies and Eldon Police looking for a subject.

    The pursuit happened on Highway 52 and ended just south of Route OO on Wilkes Creek Road in Morgan County when the subject fled on foot.

  • School of the Osage School District has possible data breach Posted on 21 August 2019 at 9:51pm

    OSAGE BEACH - An outside education service vendor used by multiple school districts across the state announced it had a possible data breach.

    PearsonAIMSweb was the vendor and according to a press release by School of the Osage School District, Pearson discovered that some student data stored on their servers may have been disclosed to an unauthorized party. The information included student first and last names as well as birth dates.

  • Boone County farmers are working together to repair levee Posted on 21 August 2019 at 9:23pm

    Farmers in southern Boone County are working together to repair a levee that broke after floods in June. The levee broke in three different spots, causing flooding on roads and crops in the area. 

    The farmers have been working around the clock to repair the levee, sometimes getting on the tractors as early as 5 a.m. 

  • Maries County Sheriff Office continues to investigate arson fire Posted on 21 August 2019 at 7:59pm

    VIENNA - The Maries County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate a house fire that they say someone intentionally started injuring six firefighters.

    Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman said investigators determined the fire was intentionally set last Friday. 

  • Missouri police: Topless doll mistaken for unconscious woman Posted on 21 August 2019 at 5:38pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Missouri authorities say a shirtless man reportedly dragging a topless, unconscious woman through downtown Kansas City was actually lugging around a life-size doll.

    Police said in a tweet that callers reported Tuesday that the man looked like he wanted to throw the woman over a bridge, that he had dropped her and that he appeared to be trying to dress her. One caller said he was yelling "savior" while holding the woman.

  • Columbia College unveils new residence hall Posted on 21 August 2019 at 4:47pm

    COLUMBIA – Students at Columbia College moved into a brand new residence hall Wednesday, the first housing structure built on campus in 50 years.

    The residence hall, called New Hall, will house 150 students, as well as the Robert W. Plaster School of Business.

  • USDA Report: Crop conditions getting worse Posted on 21 August 2019 at 4:45pm

    PRAIRIE HOME - The USDA released a weekly crop progress report Monday showing an incline in crop yield, but a steady decline in U.S. crop conditions. 

    The report shows soybean blooming is down from last year, but up from just last week.