• Camdenton City Clerk warns about red light camera scam Posted on 14 October 2019 at 8:50pm

    CAMDENTON — Camdenton City Clerk Renee Kingston didn't fall for a traffic violation scam.

    Kingston said she received two emails from "Speed Camera Violations" saying she owed money for a traffic violation.

  • St. Louis father shot in road-rage incident with children in car Posted on 14 October 2019 at 8:36pm

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. — A father was shot with his four children in his car while driving in south St. Louis County.

    Police said the man was driving on South Lindbergh Boulevard near Mueller Road around 3:10 Monday afternoon when he was shot by someone in another car. Police said they believe it was a road rage incident, but they are still investigating.

  • Columbia Board of Education trying to cut down on comment repetition Posted on 14 October 2019 at 6:13pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education will discuss modifications to the public comment section of its meetings Monday night.

    The current rules for public comment state that each comment is limited to three minutes, cannot discuss personnel matters or individual student information, and is not repetitive. CPS spokesperson Michelle Baumstark said the board's main concern is with repetition.

  • Dow Inc. CEO contributes $6M to new health institute Posted on 14 October 2019 at 1:49pm

    COLUMBIA — The CEO of Dow Inc. has donated $6 million to a new University of Missouri health institute that is focused on personalized medicine.

    The university said Friday that the gift from Jim Fitterling is one of the first from an individual donor for the NextGen Precision Health Institute. The $220.8 million center is expected to open in October 2021. The state has contributed $10 million so far, with other funding coming from a combination of private and corporate support.

  • UPDATE: Centralia holds first public safety meeting since officer's firing Posted on 14 October 2019 at 12:51pm

    CENTRALIA — The city of Centralia held its first monthly meeting on public safety Monday night since the firing of former Centralia Police Officer Clint Baer, who was recently charged with coercion and enticement of a minor.

    Baer, who was unanimously promoted to full-time officer in Aug. 2018, was fired after Centralia city officials became aware of the allegations against him.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Father sues man accused in daughter's death during summer flooding Posted on 14 October 2019 at 12:21pm

    KEYTESVILLE- A mid-Missouri father filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the man accused of causing his disabled daughter's death.

    The lawsuit stems from an incident in late May when James Pleasant, 45, drove past a flood barricade on Route M in Chariton County with 32-year-old Alicia Meyer in the car, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol.

  • With space dwindling, local national cemetery eyes nearby territories Posted on 14 October 2019 at 11:25am

    JEFFERSON CITY - A local group wants to expand the Jefferson City National Cemetery by relocating East Miller Park across U.S. 50.

    Jefferson City's lobbyist and former mayor Tom Rackers presented the expansion plan to the Jefferson City Parks and Recreation Commission last week. He said he is working on the project along with Jefferson City veteran Leon DeLong and president of the Jefferson City Veteran's Council Don Hentges. 

  • Community flu clinics pop up in Boone County Posted on 14 October 2019 at 11:20am

    ROCHEPORT - The Columbia/ Boone County Department of Public Health and Human Services is opening community-based pop up flu clinics in Boone County starting Monday.

    The first flu clinic is Monday, October 14, from 2 - 3 p.m. at Moniteau Housing in Rocheport. 

  • Local Jefferson City group to hold crisis first aid training Posted on 14 October 2019 at 4:40am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Moms Demand Action is partnering with Stop the Bleed Coalition to hold crisis first aid training on Monday.

    The session will be held at 6 p.m at McClung Indoor Park Pavilion in Jefferson City.

  • Sheriff: Drunk driver to blame in fatal Maries County car crash Posted on 13 October 2019 at 9:46pm

    COLUMBIA - Maries County sheriff's deputies said a drunk driver was to blame in a fatal car crash from early Saturday morning. 

    Emergency crews pronounced a Rolla man dead on the scene of the single-car crash.