• Woman charged in Darnell Gray death pleads not guilty Posted on 15 January 2019 at 4:00pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- The woman accused of killing 4-year-old Darnell Gray waived the formal reading on her arraignment on Tuesday and entered a plea of not guilty. 

    Prosecutors charged Quatavia Givens with first-degree child abuse resulting in the death of a child. She was arrested Oct. 31, after Darnell's body was found in a concealed wooded area.

  • Candidate for Jefferson City mayor has been homeless, discusses housing needs Posted on 15 January 2019 at 3:55pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - When Tiwan Lewis lost her home to a fire in December 2017, she found herself experiencing homelessness. Now she wants to be mayor.

    Lewis, who lives at a Salvation Army's shelter in Jefferson City, filed her paperwork Monday.

  • Prosecutor ordered to pay $36,000 for open records violation Posted on 15 January 2019 at 3:23pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A central Missouri prosecutor's office has been ordered to pay $36,000 for failing to provide records to a man doing research for the marijuana activist group Show-Me Cannabis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Tuesday upheld a lower court's ruling that the Cole County prosecutor's office broke state law in 2015 in refusing to provide records to Aaron Malin.

  • Missouri House votes for option to close some records Posted on 15 January 2019 at 3:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers on Tuesday voted against protections for LGBT staffers and gave themselves the option to make some of their emails confidential, despite a voter-approved requirement for transparency.

    House members changed their records policy as part of a broader package of internal House rules for the 2019 legislative session, which began last week. The new policy deals with lawmakers' documents on party strategy and correspondence with constituents.

  • Man arrested in shooting death of girlfriend in Springfield Posted on 15 January 2019 at 2:35pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities have arrested a man in the killing of his girlfriend in a Springfield home with two young children inside.

    Springfield police said in a news release that 21-year-old Chase Collins has been booked into jail in the death of 20-year-old Cheyenne Dancause. No charges were immediately filed.

  • Candidates face off at second Columbia mayoral candidate forum Posted on 15 January 2019 at 10:27pm

    COLUMBIA - Mayoral incumbent Brian Treece and opponent, Chris Kelly, faced off in the second mayoral candidate forum Tuesday.

    The event was held at the Columbia Board of Relators. About 40 people packed the room to ask the candidates questions.

  • 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.