Missouri GOP calls on lawyer to step aside in Hawley review
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 6:49pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party is calling on an attorney for the secretary of state to recuse herself from investigating outgoing Republican Attorney General Josh Hawley.
Missouri GOP spokesman Chris Nuelle on Wednesday said Secretary of State Deputy General Counsel Khristine Heisinger has a conflict because she donated to Hawley's former rival, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, and other Democrats.
Prosecutors charge Mizzou defensive player with domestic assault
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 5:10pm
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecutor's Office charged Mizzou defensive end Tre Williams with domestic assault, court records confirm.
A statement from Boone County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Knight sent Wednesday said, "The case involving Tre Williams has not been dismissed. Because this is a pending case, no further comment will be made by this office at this time."
MU veterinarian warns pet owners on dog food recall
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 3:53pm
COLUMBIA - The FDA and the American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMA) recently released a dog food recall.
MU Veterinary Toxicologist, Tim Evans, said he has been trying to get the word out to the public.
Parent in custody after making threats at Mexico Middle School
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 3:24pm
MEXICO - Police arrested a parent of a Mexico Middle School student after he allegedly made threats towards a staff member and another parent on Wednesday.
According to the Mexico Public Safety Department, Damion Linder was in the office at the middle school and started a disturbance. There was a School Resource Officer (SRO) in the building, but not near the office at the time of the incident. Linder left the building before the SRO arrived.
Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 12:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.
The sentence was in line with what federal prosecutors asked for. Sentencing guidelines called for around four to five years behind bars, and prosecutors asked in court papers that Cohen be given only a slight break. He is ordered to surrender March 6.
Lincoln University student leader dies in off-campus incident
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 12:22pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A Lincoln University student died Tuesday night in an off campus incident.
Students arrived on a sunny campus Wednesday morning, missing one of their own.
2 children wounded after toddler finds gun in dad's backpack
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 12:07pm
PAGEDALE (AP) — Authorities say two children were wounded in suburban St. Louis after a toddler found a pistol in his father's backpack.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the toddler shot himself in the arm and his sleeping 7-year-old brother in the head with the same round Monday night in Pagedale. The toddler has been released from the hospital while the older boy is recovering from a skull fracture.
Jefferson City police investigating after person dies from gunshot wound
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 10:17am
JEFFERSON CITY - Police are investigating after a person died from a gunshot wound Tuesday night.
Wednesday the Jefferson City Police Department confirmed the person who died was a Lincoln University student leader.
Columbia Missourians hours of service
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 4:10am
COLUMBIA- Volunteer hours for the City of Columbia are down from last year.
In Columbia, volunteers served 39,204 hours in 2018, according to a report from the Office of Neighborhood Services.
KOPN to announce future plans to host Columbia's holiday parade
Posted on 12 December 2018 at 4:29am
COLUMBIA - Mayor Brian Treece and other special guests will meet Monday to announce the future of Columbia’s holiday parade with KOPN/89.5 FM as its host.
The parade has been hosted by Jaycees Alumni and Friends for 38 years, and next year KOPN is taking over. General Manager of KOPN, Sean Spence, said the parade will not be too different from the years before, but there will be some new features.