• Toxicology tests: Boater was drunk before deadly crash Posted on 19 October 2018 at 4:41pm

    CAMDEN (AP) — Toxicology tests show that a boater was drunk when he slammed into a bluff at Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks in a crash in which the Kansas man and two others died.

    The Kansas City Star reports that 24-year-old Daniel Lewis, of Overland Park, Kansas, had a blood alcohol level of 0.088, which is just above the legal limit of .08.

  • Missouri State Medical Association issues statement about medical marijuana Posted on 19 October 2018 at 3:50pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA), along with multiple medical associations, reaffirmed their opposition to the three medical marijuana ballot questions that will be offered to Missouri voters in November 2018.

    MSMA said there are a limited number of patients who may receive limited relief from minor pain and nausea, but numerous studies have identified negative health effects for a large number of diagnoses.  

  • Project Homeless Connect provides care for Jefferson City Posted on 19 October 2018 at 3:39pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - For the fourth consecutive year, Project Homeless Connect provided services Friday for people who are experiencing homelessness in the community.

    Project Homeless Connect is a day out of the year where low-income and homeless people can get certain services done for free. Three churches - First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church and First Christian Church - hosted the event.

  • Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears Posted on 19 October 2018 at 1:10pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.

    Lottery officials increased the grand prize just hours ahead of the Friday night drawing. The prize climbed from $970 million.

  • JCPD asking for help finding man who ran from traffic stop Posted on 19 October 2018 at 12:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police want the public's help finding a man who allegedly ran from a traffic stop after hurting an officer..

    Officers stopped Bryce Efford, 25, Thursday night on Fairgrounds Road and learned his license had been revoked. When they tried to detain Efford, he reportedly resisted and hurt one of the officers. A second officer tried to use a Taser, but it didn't work, and Efford ran off.

  • MU dedicates residence halls and atrium to former student activist Posted on 19 October 2018 at 11:09am

    COLUMBIA - Two MU residence halls and an atrium were officially dedicated on Friday honoring three former MU students. Lucile Bluford, George C. Brooks and Gus T. Ridgel are known as trailblazers for their work in shaping MU.

    Bluford was a a journalist and a civil-rights activist.

  • AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth Posted on 19 October 2018 at 10:58am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when as a Supreme Court nominee he gave sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee last month, with Republicans and Democrats holding starkly distinct opinions of his credibility, according to a poll released Friday.

    The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also found that the public holds tepid views of how major players handled the extraordinary battle, which culminated Oct. 6 in an exhausted Senate's near party line confirmation of Kavanaugh. President Donald Trump, Senate Republicans and Democrats and the FBI each earned approval from 32 percent or less of the poll's respondents.

  • Trump shifts tone on Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi's disappearance Posted on 19 October 2018 at 10:36am

    (CNN) -- The US moved closer to acknowledging the role of Saudi Arabia in journalist Jamal Khashoggi's apparent death as new details emerged linking his disappearance to people close to the kingdom's crown prince.

    On Thursday President Donald Trump said for the first time that he believes Khashoggi is no longer alive, more than two weeks after the Washington Post columnist entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, never to be seen again.

  • Route CC in Randolph County will close Monday for culvert work Posted on 19 October 2018 at 9:30am

    RANDOLPH COUNTY - MoDOT announced they will close Randolph County Route CC from Route FF to Route K on Monday, Oct. 22.

    The closure is weather permitting and is due to a culvert replacement. The work will be completed between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m.

  • Loaded gun found in Missouri student's backpack, police say Posted on 19 October 2018 at 8:46am

    FLORISSANT (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suburban St. Louis student after finding a loaded gun and a razor inside the student's backpack.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the student was taken into custody Thursday at McCluer North Senior High School in Florissant. Police said in a news release that another student alerted school staff that a student "might have something in a book bag that shouldn't be at school."