Man who was in wheelchair found dead in Kansas City creek
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 11:52am
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man who was in a wheelchair has been found dead in a Kansas City creek that was filled with several feet of water.
The Kansas City Star reports that officers were called Wednesday afternoon to Brush Creek, where the man was pronounced dead.
Officer shoots, wounds man during struggle with suspect
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 11:48am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a St. Louis police officer has shot and wounded a suspect during a struggle over a pellet gun that looked like a semi-automatic pistol.
St. Louis police Chief John Hayden says the shooting happened Wednesday night after two officers were sent to an auto parts store to investigate a report that a man who had previously used a stolen credit card there had returned. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that when the two officers approached the man and tried to take him into custody, they saw the pistol in his waistband.
Authorities suspect man was killed while working on car
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 11:35am
HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say it appears that a man was killed after his car fell on top of him in eastern Missouri.
KSDK-TV reports that it happened Thursday morning in House Springs, which is south of the St. Louis area. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper Dallas Thompson says it appears the man was working on his broken-down car before it fell on him.
Former USA Gymnastics president arrested on charge of tampering with evidence
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 9:56am
(CNN) -- The former head of USA Gymnastics has been accused of removing documents linked to the Larry Nassar sexual abuse case from the famed Karolyi Ranch gymnastics training facility in Texas, authorities said.
Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday, nearly three weeks after he was indicted by a grand jury for tampering with evidence, the Walker County District Attorney's office said.
Man drowns at Lake of the Ozarks
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 8:39am
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - A 78-year-old Fenton man drowned Wednesday afternoon at Lake of the Ozarks.
The incident occurred in the main channel at mile marker 30.8, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report.
Bracing for the midterms, Facebook builds a 'war room'
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 7:32am
(CNN) -- Facebook has set up a "war room" at its California headquarters as part of its plans to avoid a repeat of the 2016 election, when misinformation was rampant on the platform.
The room is designed to bring leaders from the company's policy, legal, and security teams together as political campaigning ramps up in the final weeks before November's midterm elections.
Gasconade County school placed on lockdown
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 8:39pm
GASCONADE COUNTY - A school in Gasconade County went on lockdown on Wednesday after a juvenile threatened to self-harm nearby, according to the sheriff's office.
The department's Facebook page said the juvenile was found with a fixed blade knife on South Taylor Streer and was taken to an area hospital for treatment and evaluation.
Centerpointe Hospital to cut ribbon on new facility
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 7:55am
COLUMBIA - Centerpointe Hospital is opening a new location on International Drive in Columbia.
The Tennessee-based company has one Missouri location in St. Charles, but decided it was time to bring its services to the middle of the state.
West-Ash able to "preserve neighborhood character" for second time.
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 7:33pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council approved a request on Monday to change the zoning of nearly 50 properties in the West-Ash neighborhood to single-family residences.
Clint Smith, a senior planner for the city's Community Development Department, said the zoning change will impact property development.
Candidates discuss views on disability for November election
Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:49am
COLUMBIA - November candidates want to earn your vote by discussing disability-related issues on Thursday.
The City of Columbia Disability Commission, along with other local organizations, will host another Columbia Disability Issues Candidates Forum, which started in 1995.