• Audrain County inmate charged after allegedly assaulting correctional officer Posted on 22 July 2019 at 8:36pm

    COLUMBIA — Prosecutors charged Ryan Wade Blair, 27, with two counts of assault and endangering a correctional officer. 

    Blair was charged with first-degree murder June 13 for allegedly killing fellow inmate Michael Eisenhauer, 42. Court documents said Blair hit Eisenhauer in the head with his fists and feet until the latter was dead.

  • Agencies to hold nuclear disaster drill at Hearnes Center Posted on 22 July 2019 at 7:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Local, state and federal agencies will be conducting emergency preparedness exercises at the Hearnes Center on MU's campus starting Tuesday. 

    According to a press release, the purpose of the exercises is to practice receiving evacuees as the result of a nuclear incident at the Callaway Energy Center near Fulton.

  • Former Coffee Zone owner's son gets two years in prison for drug trafficking Posted on 22 July 2019 at 6:27pm

    COLUMBIA - A federal judge sentenced a Columbia man Monday morning for his role in a drug trafficking case.

    24-year-old Nader Yanis will spend two years in prison and then serve three years of probation after detectives said they found Yanis and his father, Osama Yanis, with more than 100 pounds of high grade marijuana.

  • Rocheport Bridge replacement receives $81 million federal grant Posted on 22 July 2019 at 5:36pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Transportation will receive $81.2 million to replace the Rocheport Bridge.

    The money will come from an Infrastructure For Rebuilding America grant through the federal Department of Transportation.

  • Court documents detail Chicago man charged in Holts Summit suspicious package case Posted on 22 July 2019 at 5:11pm

    HOLTS SUMMIT, Mo. — A Chicago man faces criminal charges related to a suspicious package case in Holts Summit.

    Investigators say Jerry Lee Banks, 45, was driving a stolen car Friday on Highway 54 in Callaway County when he was stopped by Holts Summit police for traffic violations. Court documents say officers found drugs and electronic components, chemicals and various "incoherent" writings inside the vehicle.

  • Five people displaced after a roof caved in on an apartment complex Posted on 22 July 2019 at 3:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A roof collapsed early this morning from too much rain. The apartment complex had a temporary fix in place on the roof after the tornado in May.

    The excessive winds last night ripped some of the plastic lose from the roof. The rain started to accumulate on the plastic, and it could not hold. 

  • Columbia Reddit users upset after feeling targeted by scammer Posted on 22 July 2019 at 3:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Users of the popular social sharing site Reddit are upset after they say a scammer targeted them--posing as someone down on their luck. 

    The original post, which has since been deleted, was submitted to a Reddit discussion forum centered on topics relating to the city of Columbia. 

  • Department of Natural Resources testing for air pollutants in Moberly Posted on 22 July 2019 at 3:12pm

    MOBERLY - Contaminants stemming from an Orscheln facility may be in Moberly's air and sewers, and the City Council voted Monday to allow the state's Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to investigate.

    The council's agenda stated, "Industrial operations at the Orbco facility in Moberly have previously been identified as the source of TCE pollutants."

  • Nearly 113,000 dropped from Missouri Medicaid program Posted on 22 July 2019 at 3:03pm

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Close to 90,000 children and 23,000 adults have been dropped from Missouri's Medicaid health insurance program in the past year.

    House Democratic Minority Leader Crystal Quade is calling for a legislative investigation.

  • Lincoln University closed due to power outage Posted on 22 July 2019 at 12:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A power outage has caused Lincoln University to close for the rest of Monday.
    The university initially said in an email it hoped to have power restored by 10:30 a.m., but the campus was still without power as of 11:30 a.m.
    Dining services will serve box lunches during the lunch hour and information regarding dinner services will be released later.