• Model Employer Talent Showcase hopes to help disabled individuals find jobs Posted on 10 October 2019 at 6:44pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A career fair where the employers go table to table meeting applicants isn't the most common practice, but this isn't any common career fair.

    The Model Employer Talent Showcase aims to help individuals with disabilities get in contact with employers that are looking for workers.

  • Missouri River will remain at high level into December Posted on 10 October 2019 at 5:44pm

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The lower Missouri River will remain high into December because of the large amount of water being released from dams into the river.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the amount of water being released from the Gavins Point dam on the Nebraska-South Dakota border will remain at a level more than twice what is typical for this time of year — 80,000 cubic feet per second — into mid-December.

  • Suspect in custody after cemetery trespassing Posted on 10 October 2019 at 5:02pm

    COLUMBIA - A man is in custody Thursday after he was found trespassing at the Columbia Cemetery on Oct. 7.

    According to a probable cause statement, Patrick Christensen was captured on security cameras trespassing at the cemetery on multiple occasions in early October. On the same nights of his trespassing, the cemetery superintendent found that headstones had been knocked over.

  • House committee hears testimony on electronic gambling machines Posted on 10 October 2019 at 4:54pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House Special Interim Committee on Gaming heard testimony Thursday from experts, law enforcement and gaming industry leaders about potential legislation on so called "video lottery terminals."

    Video Lottery Terminals, or VLTs, are electronic gaming machines that allow users to bet on the outcome of a virtual game. They're commonly found in gas stations and convenience stores.

  • US vaping illnesses continue to rise, cause still a mystery Posted on 10 October 2019 at 3:58pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The number of vaping-related illnesses in the U.S. continues to rise, now reaching about 1,300 cases and at least 26 deaths.

    Forty-nine states and one U.S. territory have reported illnesses. Only Alaska has not seen a case.

  • Columbia film screening to cover race issues and police relations Posted on 10 October 2019 at 3:51pm

    COLUMBIA - Several Columbia community members are gathering Thursday night following a film showing at Ragtag Cinema for a discussion about race-related issues.

    Ragtag is pairing up with Columbia race advocacy group, "Race Matters, Friends," to screen "The Force," a film about Oakland Police and race relations following the beginning of the "Black Lives Matter" movement.

  • Missouri elk hunt likely in 2020 Posted on 10 October 2019 at 3:05pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Missouri Department of Conservation officials say the state's elk herd is on track to be large enough in 2020 for the first hunt in more than a century.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that department officials outlined how a hunt will work if the rules get final approval by the conservation commission.

  • Blue Springs man arrested for stealing semi-truck trailer Posted on 10 October 2019 at 1:44pm

    MONITEAU COUNTY - A Blue Springs man has been arrested in connection to a $62,500 trailer stolen in late July in mid-Missouri.

    On Oct. 8, a concerned citizen called in to the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office saying they saw the subject in question driving on Interstate 70. The Sheriff's Office was able to relay the sighting to the Missouri State Highway Patrol who then apprehended Jason R. Maynard, 42.

  • St. Louis father charged after infant son dies from fentanyl Posted on 10 October 2019 at 1:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A St. Louis-area man has been charged with child endangerment after his 9-month-old son died from fentanyl and heroin exposure.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 20-year-old Taylor Jordan Baumer of the St. Louis suburb of Mehlville is charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree. He's in jail on $25,000 cash only bail.

  • Carter County man arrested, charged for rape in Columbia Posted on 10 October 2019 at 12:37pm

    COLUMBIA - A Carter County man ended up in the Boone County jail Tuesday, weeks after he was charged with rape and more than seven months after the alleged incident.

    Kristopher Roberson, 28, from Van Buren faces one count of rape and one count of sodomy. Prosecutors filed the charges on September 24; the alleged rape happened February 16.