One in hospital after crash, driver hits fire truck blocking traffic
Posted on 7 December 2019 at 4:17pm
CAMDEN COUNTY — One person was transported to the hospital Friday night after being ejected from their vehicle.
The Mid-County Fire Protection District said in a Facebook post that they responded to a report of a motor vehicle crash on North State Highway 5 near Harvest Road at 9:47 p.m. On arrival, firefighters found a pickup truck which had rolled several times and blocked both lanes of Highway 5.
Road signs honoring five Boone County Veterans are revealed
Posted on 7 December 2019 at 4:36pm
COLUMBIA - Road signs honoring five Boone County veterans killed in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan were revealed Saturday.
The signs will be placed at intersections along Stadium Boulevard throughout. They are named after Sgt. Phillip Anderson, Spc. Steven Fitzmorris, Spc. Jason Fingar, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Sadell, and Spc. Sterling Wyatt.
UPDATE: Suspect shot by authorities after assaulting two people
Posted on 7 December 2019 at 9:50am
TIPTON — A shooting suspect is in the hospital after authorities shot him five times, according to a news release from The Moniteau County Sheriff's Office.
Moniteau County deputies and Tipton police officers responded to a call of shots fired late Friday night. When they arrived, authorities found two injured women, according to a news release. One, a 48-year-old from Tipton, had been shot multiple times. The other, a 28-year-old from Tipton, had cuts on her head.
Gunfire causes property damage at Fulton Break Time
Posted on 7 December 2019 at 2:25am
FULTON - Police are investigating after shots were fired at a Break Time in Fulton Friday night.
According to a media release, police were dispatched to the Fourth Street convenience store at about 9:15 p.m for a report of gunfire.
UPDATE: Pedestrian killed in car crash was an MU student
Posted on 6 December 2019 at 10:34pm
COLUMBIA - MU spokesman Christian Basi, confirmed the man who died after being hit by a car on College Ave in Columbia was an MU student.
Police say 21-year-old Logan Warnecke was in the street outside of a crosswalk when he was struck by a Honda CR-V just before 7:00 p.m. Friday.
Humane society waives adoption fees for the weekend
Posted on 6 December 2019 at 7:36pm
COLUMBIA - The Central Missouri Humane Society is waiving adoption fees this weekend, just in time for the holiday season.
This is the sixth year in a row CMHS has waived fees for nearly all their animals. Cats of all ages and most dogs will be free to adopt; only puppies younger than six months are exempt.
Missouri minimum wage set to increase
Posted on 6 December 2019 at 6:21pm
MISSOURI - Missouri’s minimum wage rate is set to go up again soon.
The state minimum wage will increase to $9.45 an hour beginning Jan. 1. The current minimum wage is $8.60.
Governor's Mansion hosts Tree Lighting Ceremony
Posted on 6 December 2019 at 4:50pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson and First Lady Teresa Parson are inviting families to join them at the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will begin at 6 p.m.
Candlelight Tours of the decorated ground floor of the mansion will start following the tree lighting. The tours will run until 8 p.m., and between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday.
Travelers asked to take alternative routes near Lamine River area
Posted on 6 December 2019 at 4:02pm
BOONEVILLE - The Cooper County Sheriff's Office is asking travelers to find an alternate route on Highway 41 going to or from I-70 and the Boonville area.
Ex-Columbia police chief pleads to lesser charge in DWI case
Posted on 6 December 2019 at 3:45pm
COLUMBIA - Former Columbia police chief Ken Burton has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after originally being charged with driving while intoxicated.
Burton's attorney on Friday entered a guilty plea for Burton to driving with excessive blood-alcohol content, a misdemeanor. A failure to yield charge was dropped as part of the plea agreement.