• Feds: 2 homicides linked to large meth ring in Kansas City Posted on 15 January 2019 at 1:54pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Federal authorities say two homicides in northwest Missouri last year were linked to a large methamphetamine trafficking ring based in Kansas City.

    The Kansas City Star reports a search warrant affidavit filed in U.S. District Court cites the death of James Hampton, whose body was found in the trunk of a burned-out car in August in Lafayette County. It also cites the death of 28-year-old Brittanie Broyles, who was shot to death in Kansas City.

  • Kansas City transit free for federal workers during shutdown Posted on 15 January 2019 at 12:47pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's public transit agency is offering free bus rides to federal workers ensnared in the partial federal government shutdown.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority announced Monday that all federal employees will be able to ride public transit for free by showing their government ID, beginning immediately.

  • Records: Girl's leg broken in room-cleaning blowup with dad Posted on 15 January 2019 at 12:02pm

    CARTHAGE (AP) — Court records say a Missouri man broke his 5-year-old daughter's leg after becoming enraged that she hadn't cleaned her room.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Lance Breeding, of Carthage, is jailed on $50,000 bond on charges of felony child abuse. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

  • Man fatally shot near McDonald's restaurant in Overland Posted on 15 January 2019 at 10:51am

    OVERLAND (AP) — The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating a fatal shooting outside a McDonald's restaurant in Overland.

    Police were called around 7:30 p.m. Monday and found the victim near the restaurant along busy Page Boulevard. The man died later at a hospital.

  • Update: Missouri lawmakers vote to close records Posted on 15 January 2019 at 10:30am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri House members will have the option to make some of their emails confidential, despite a voter-approved requirement that made their work records open to the public.

    House members in a voice vote approved the change Tuesday as part of a broader package of internal House rules.

  • McCaskill steps into new role as TV political analyst Posted on 15 January 2019 at 8:43am

    ST. LOUIS - Former Democratic Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill began her first job Tuesday since being defeated by Republican Josh Hawley in November. 

    In a press release, McCaskill announced she has joined NBC News and MSNBC to be a political analyst. According to the release, she will "offer insight and political analysis on breaking news stories across both networks."

  • Columbia City Council candidates to respond to public concerns in forum Posted on 15 January 2019 at 8:24am

    COLUMBIA – Columbia citizens will have the chance to put their questions and concerns to city council candidates Tuesday night. The forum will be hosted by the Columbia Board of Realtors.

    The forum will feature Ward 3, Ward 4, and mayoral candidates for the upcoming municipal election.

  • Crews respond to Jefferson City house fire Posted on 15 January 2019 at 8:01am

    JEFFERSON CITY - A home was damaged after an early morning fire Tuesday, but no injuries were reported. 

    "We were dispatched about 5:15 this morning when a motorist saw the house here on the 200 block of Tomahawk on fire," Jefferson City Fire Department Division Chief Jason Turner said.

  • Fire damages Fulton home Posted on 15 January 2019 at 1:04am

    FULTON - The Fulton Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire at 105 West Oliver Street on Monday evening.

    Authorities believe the fire originated in the attic of the home.

  • Government shutdown pushes early deadline for February SNAP program benefits Posted on 15 January 2019 at 5:23am

    JEFFERSON CITY - The government shutdown is causing those on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) or Food Stamp program, to apply by 11:59 AM January 15th for their February benefits, or risk not getting them at all.

    In a press release issued Friday, the Missouri Department of Social Services explained how to deal with this deadline.