• Second vaping-related death reported in Missouri Posted on 14 November 2019 at 9:14pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — Thursday state officials announced a second vaping-related death in Missouri.

    Officials with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced the woman was in her mid-50s. DHSS officials said her death is associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products, based on discussion with the woman's doctors.

  • Missouri college student charged in classmates death Posted on 14 November 2019 at 5:23pm

    WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) — A student at the University of Central Missouri is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of another student.

    Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Russell announced second-degree involuntary manslaughter charges Thursday against 24-year-old Jeremy Manley.

  • Jefferson City man arrested, charged after chase Posted on 14 November 2019 at 3:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police arrested a man Wednesday afternoon after a traffic stop turned into a chase.

    According to a press release, officers tried to stop Samuel Allen, 42, for a warrant, but said Allen didn't stop. He then crashed, at which point police said he backed into their patrol vehicles. Allen then reportedly reached into the back of the car and picked up a child to use as a shield to make sure officers did not shoot.

  • Bed bugs at Truman State Office building has many working from home Posted on 14 November 2019 at 3:36pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Bed bugs spotted at the Harry S. Truman State Office building has a number of state employees working from home, and parts of the building closed off.

    According to Office of Administration Communications Director Brittany Ruess they aren't considering this as an infestation, but confirmed a number of bugs were discovered in the building. 

  • Parson tours planned bridge site as MoDOT still faces funding challenges Posted on 14 November 2019 at 3:10pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Governor Parson toured a bridge scheduled to be replaced over I-70 Thursday as MoDOT still faces a major funding roadblock.

    The Route D Bridge over I-70 in eastern Callaway County is scheduled to be demolished and replaced in the coming months. 

  • MU announces demolition of Pickard Hall on the quad Posted on 14 November 2019 at 2:54pm

    COLUMBIA- MU announced Thursday that it had made plans to demolish Pickard Hall.

    The historic building has been on MU's Francis Quadrangle since 1892. 

  • Six arrested in Boone County drug bust Posted on 14 November 2019 at 2:18pm

    BOONE COUNTY - Deputies arrested six people in a drug bust Thursday evening after searching a home in northeast Columbia.

    The Boone County Sheriff's Department received a search warrant to a residence in the 5600 block of Pinehurst lane after there was an investigation into possible drug sales. Officers seized several controlled substances, including 160 grams of methamphetamine.

  • 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self Posted on 14 November 2019 at 11:30am

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students, wounding three others and shooting himself in the head, authorities said. He was in grave condition.

    The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.

  • UPDATE: Missouri woman charged after husband's body found in freezer Posted on 14 November 2019 at 4:50pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a woman whose husband’s corpse was found in a freezer in a bedroom inside their southwest Missouri home, where it may have been stored for nearly a year.

    Barbara Watters, 67, of Joplin, was arrested Thursday, a day after she was charged with abandonment of a corpse, a felony that is punishable by up to four years in prison.

  • Police investigate armed robbery at Break Time Posted on 14 November 2019 at 11:07am

    COLUMBIA - Police are investigating an armed robbery at Break Time on Forum Boulevard Thursday morning.

    Columbia police said a suspect entered the store with a gun and demanded money at around 2:50 a.m. He left the store on foot with cash, and was last seen heading westbound from the store, according to police. No injuries were reported.