• Arrest made after threat against North Callaway students Posted on 18 January 2019 at 11:30am

    KINGDOM CITY - Callaway County deputies arrested a juvenile in connection to a threat made against students at North Callaway High School on Thursday evening.

    According to a Facebook post, deputies got a tip about the threat Thursday and arrested the suspect two hours later in Callaway County.

  • Police chief resigns, officer terminated amid theft inquiry Posted on 18 January 2019 at 10:45am

    HILLSBORO (AP) — An eastern Missouri police chief has resigned and an officer has been terminated amid an investigation into theft allegations.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Hillsboro Mayor Joe Phillips says the investigation has left him "disgusted." The resignation of Hillsboro Police Chief Steve Hutt and termination of the unnamed officer come after city leaders asked the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department to investigate last week.

  • Girl sues ex-coach, whose dad was Missouri superintendent Posted on 18 January 2019 at 10:35am

    HARRISONVILLE (AP) — A lawsuit alleges that a former Missouri high school coach had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student while the coach's father was the superintendent of the school district.

    The Kansas City Star reported that the suit filed this month in Cass County Circuit Court says Joseph Dahman had sexual contact with the girl on school grounds and elsewhere after she began attending Harrisonville High School as a 14-year-old in the 2016-17 school year.

  • Deputies: stolen items, drugs found in Tipton home Posted on 18 January 2019 at 9:56am

    MONITEAU COUNTY - Deputies arrested a Tipton man Thursday in connection with a pair of burglaries from around the county.

    Garret L. Fields, 26, of Tipton, MO was arrested for burglary, possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bond is set at $40,000.

  • MoDOT crews prepare for slick and icy roads this weekend Posted on 18 January 2019 at 8:24am

    COLUMBIA – Across Mid-Missouri, MoDOT crews are making final preparations to ensure they are ready to take on this weekend’s winter weather.

    Ahead of the expected snowfall on Friday night, MoDOT crews in Columbia spent Thursday afternoon checking their equipment and trucks.

  • UPDATE: Columbia Fire Department confirms fatality in overnight fire Posted on 18 January 2019 at 2:46pm

    COLUMBIA - An individual has been pronounced dead after a house fire Thursday night at 1203 Lakeview Avenue.

    Firefighters and police officers could be seen surrounding the house early Friday morning. Officers appeared to be searching the ground with flashlights as firefighters entered and exited the house.

  • Toddler with fentanyl, cocaine in system revived at hospital Posted on 17 January 2019 at 7:04pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man has been charged with child endangerment after his 14-month-old son arrived unresponsive at a hospital with fentanyl and cocaine in his system and was resuscitated with a treatment used after drug overdoses.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 38-year-old Gayron Sloan was charged Tuesday with endangering the welfare of a child.

  • Grindstone/AC Route bridge over Highway 63 to close for two months Posted on 17 January 2019 at 6:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The Route AC (Grindstone Parkway) bridge of U.S. Highway 63 will close for 60 days this summer. MoDOT held a open house meeting about the bridge closure Thursday evening. 

    "It needs to be rehabilitated to extend the life of the bridge," said Melissa Wilbers, Transportation Project Manager at the MoDOT Central District. "This is just preventive maintenance to keep the structure in as good as shape as we can for as long as we can." 

  • State Department orders staff back to work, says they will be paid Posted on 17 January 2019 at 6:12pm

    (CNN) -- The State Department is ordering its staff back to work next week, pledging that it will find the money to pay them despite the partial government shutdown.

    In an "urgent message" issued on the 27th day of the shutdown, Deputy Under Secretary for Management Bill Todd told staff that "as a national security agency, it is imperative that the Department of State carries out its mission. We are best positioned to do so with fully staffed embassies, consulates, and domestic offices."

  • CPD looking into homicide's possible connection to Ahmonta Harris death Posted on 17 January 2019 at 6:01pm

    COLUMBIA – The Columbia Police Department acknowledged Thursday that the homicide may be connected to an early morning homicide in north Columbia and the death of Ahmonta Harris.

    Police said they responded to a shots fired call Thursday morning and found 20-year-old Deonte Gainwell with a gunshot wound. He was later pronounced dead.