• Jefferson City woman warns people to keep cars locked Posted on 20 January 2018 at 4:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – A Jefferson City woman is encouraging people to lock their car doors after she caught a thief trying to steal from her husband’s car Friday morning. 

    Vickie Bax said she and her husband, Ron, were getting ready to go to work when her husband discovered his car had been ransacked.

  • Supporters celebrate one year of Trump's presidency Posted on 20 January 2018 at 6:00pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - One year ago, President Donald Trump was sworn into office, and on Saturday, supporters held a rally at the Capitol to celebrate.

    The rally included a march around the Capitol led by Bikers for Trump and speeches by Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, State Treasurer Eric Schmitt and Attorney General Josh Hawley.

  • Boonville animal shelter helps animals find new homes Posted on 20 January 2018 at 3:52pm

    COLUMBIA - Members of the community met, adopted and played with cats at kittens Saturday at a Columbia pet store.

    During the event at Petco, people adopted at least two cats from the Second Chance Animal Shelter in Boonvile.

  • Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair Posted on 20 January 2018 at 2:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015.

    In his first interview since acknowledging the affair, the Republican governor told The Associated Press on Saturday that he won't resign.

  • KC police make arrest in double shooting that killed woman Posted on 20 January 2018 at 1:49pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police have made an arrest in a double shooting that left a 46-year-old woman dead and her boyfriend critically injured.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the body of Rhonda Evans was found in a north Kansas City home by police investigating a report of a shooting. Police said Evans had been shot multiple times and was pronounced dead at the scene. Her boyfriend, a 58-year-old whose name has not been released, was also shot in the head, but managed to knock on doors to seek help.

  • Greitens' attorney pushes back against CNN report on FBI inquiry Posted on 20 January 2018 at 5:05pm

    ST. LOUIS - A CNN report that the FBI has opened an inquiry into Gov. Eric Greitens "would not be accurate," the governor's attorney, Jim Bennett, said Saturday.

    CNN, citing two U.S. officials, reported on Friday the FBI opened an inquiry into Greitens. The network said the scope of the inquiry was not clear. KOMU 8 News, which is an affiliate of CNN, has posted the story.

  • Warrant issued for man after Sedalia woman's death Posted on 20 January 2018 at 1:33pm

    SEDALIA - The Pettis County prosecutor has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man in connection to the death of Heather McClellan.

    McClellan died on Jan. 14 after someone assaulted her. 

  • Dogs being killed as St. Louis coyotes expand hunt Posted on 20 January 2018 at 11:37am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Coyote sightings are becoming more frequent in the St. Louis area, and some are strolling down neighborhood streets and attacking area pets.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis police tweeted last month that four coyotes were spotted near Willmore Park near the River Des Peres. Police are urging people not to approach or feed coyotes, with the caveat that there's no need to dial 911 for sightings of coyotes or any other wildlife.

  • More cases of deer disease in Missouri, but experts hopeful Posted on 20 January 2018 at 11:26am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The number of confirmed cases of chronic wasting disease in Missouri deer is up, but an expert with the state Department of Conservation said aggressive management efforts are helping to contain the spread.

    Wildlife disease coordinator Jasmine Batten said 15 deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease out of 19,500 tested since July, up from nine the year before. Diseased deer were found in eight counties spread across the state. Linn County had the most, with four.

  • FBI searching for multi-state bank robber Posted on 20 January 2018 at 10:59am

    RICHMOND, Va. - The Federal Bureau of Investigation is asking for the public's help with identifying a serial robber called "The Chameleon Beard Bandit." The suspect got the nickname because he frequently changes the color of his beard.

    Although officials have not said the suspect robbed any banks in Missouri, the FBI asked for help nationwide to catch this suspect. The FBI said the man was armed or said he was armed in several of the robberies.