• Psych exam sought for trucker charged in fatal Indiana crash Posted on 24 August 2019 at 5:06pm

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A defense attorney is seeking a psychiatric exam for the semi driver charged with causing a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters.

    Prosecutors filed reckless homicide charges against 57-year-old Bruce Pollard of Sturgeon, Missouri, for the July 14 crash on Interstate 465. He's accused of going 65 mph (105 kph) and not braking until it hit the first of several vehicles slowed for the construction zone.

  • UPDATE: Body of missing man recovered in Lake of the Ozarks [embedded content] Posted on 24 August 2019 at 4:50pm

    LAKE OF THE OZARKS — Missouri State Highway Patrol divers recovered the body of a missing man Saturday night from the Lake of the Ozarks after a 7-hour search.

    Missouri Highway patrol Troop F tweeted at around 3:40 p.m. that a search was underway for a man who went missing in the water.

  • Missouri lawmakers react to upcoming special session Posted on 24 August 2019 at 7:46pm

    ASHLAND - After Gov. Mike Parson called for the state legislature to convene in a special session to discuss a tax issue affecting rural car buyers, Missouri lawmakers are weighing in.

    The special session comes on the heels of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling in June that says sales proceeds of only one vehicle may be used as a credit against the sales tax owed on the purchase of another vehicle.

  • Reports say stolen Hy-Vee account information being sold Posted on 24 August 2019 at 3:23pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa-based grocery chain says it's aware of reports that hacked customer account information is being sold online.

    The Des Moines Register was the first to report that credit and debit card information of some Hy-Vee customers is being sold on an internet site for $17 to $35 apiece.

  • UPDATE: One dead, one injured in I-70 crash [embedded content] Posted on 24 August 2019 at 2:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police are investigating a crash on I-70 at Stadium Boulevard on Saturday afternoon that left one person dead and another injured.

    Michael May Jr., 42, from Breckenridge Hills, was driving west on I-70 when the car traveled off the right side of the highway and hit a rock outcropping, according to a news release from the Columbia Police Department. The car flipped onto its side at the scene.

  • Columbia ALS walk doubles donation goal Posted on 24 August 2019 at 2:48pm

    COLUMBIA - Participants raised $83,988 for the Columbia Walk to Defeat ALS on Saturday.

    In its 12th year, the ALS Association Mid-America Chapter not only met but exceeded its original goal of $30,000. The teams raised about $27,000 last year.

  • Black faculty numbers increase at University of Missouri Posted on 24 August 2019 at 11:26am

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Four years after student protesters denouncing a racist campus culture and demanding a more diverse faculty disrupted the University of Missouri, school data indicates minority hires have edged up but still lag the national average.

    Kevin McDonald was hired as the university's first chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer in early 2016 to, in part, fire up minority hiring.

  • 8-year-old killed, 3 others injured in St. Louis shooting Posted on 24 August 2019 at 11:12am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say an 8-year-old girl has been killed and three others injured in a shooting near a high school in St. Louis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the shooting happened about 8 p.m. Friday outside Harold's Chop Suey restaurant in the city's Academy neighborhood.

  • 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.