• Old Boone Co. Fairgrounds to change into sports complex for tournaments Posted on 5 December 2019 at 7:38pm

    COLUMBIA - Another recreational complex is coming to Mid-Missouri.

    The City of Columbia and officials from Boone County announced Thursday the Boone County Fairgrounds will become the Central Missouri Events Center. Ownership could also transfer to the city.

  • Three men charged in drug-trafficking conspiracy Posted on 5 December 2019 at 5:32pm

    KANSAS CITY - Three men were charged on Thursday for being involved in a drug-trafficking conspiracy after federal agents seized 14 kilograms of meth.

    Jose Alvarado, Victor Gomez-Rendon and Enrique Antonio Herrera-Saucedo were charged in a criminal complaint filed in the Kansas City U.S. District Court.

  • Some legal medical marijuana patients still being arrested, advocacy group says Posted on 5 December 2019 at 5:28pm

    COLUMBIA - A marijuana advocacy group said people who have legal medical marijuana licenses are still being arrested.

    In a press release from the Missouri chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), the group states that even though medical marijuana was legalized in 2018, many patients have had their cannabis confiscated, and some have even been arrested for possession.

  • Jefferson City schools could be arming nurses with anti-overdose drug Posted on 5 December 2019 at 3:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Public School nurses could be getting a new medication to add to their medicine cabinets - one that is specifically used to prevent a drug overdose. 

    The school district is finalizing a decision on whether or not to add Naloxone, or Narcan, to every middle school and high school's medical supply.

  • Tipton man taken into custody for stealing Posted on 5 December 2019 at 3:31pm

    TIPTON - David Dubois was taken into custody on Monday for stealing.

    A property owner in Fortuna, Mo. reported that tools and a welder had been taken from his garage a few months earlier. He gave the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office the name of the man he thought took them.

  • Search continues Thursday for missing woman; Joseph Elledge requests judge change [embedded content] Posted on 5 December 2019 at 1:49pm

    COLUMBIA - The search of the Lamine River for the body of Mengqi Ji Elledge entered its third consecutive day on Thursday.

    Authorities have been focusing the search efforts on an area under a bridge near the De Bourgmont Access point on Missouri 41 north of I-70.

  • State Auditor's Office receives 6 nonpartisan state demographer applications Posted on 5 December 2019 at 1:44pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Auditor's Office announced today they will deliver to Senate Leadership at least six completed applications for the nonpartisan state demographer position.

    The demographer will be tasked with redrawing state House and Senate districts and then proposing those maps for use in elections. 

  • MU student arrested for sexual assault at residence hall Posted on 5 December 2019 at 1:32pm

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Prosecutor's Office charged a man with sodomy on Thursday after a reported sexual assault at an MU residence hall.

    Justin Clark, 19, is in the Boone County jail, with bond set at $50,000. 

  • 'Ceres' statue to return to Missouri Capitol Posted on 5 December 2019 at 12:41pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A nearly 100-year-old statue that has stood atop Missouri's Capitol will make her return Friday after being sent to Chicago for restoration. The sculpture depicts a 10 foot, four-inch-tall goddess Ceres holding a bundle of grain in her left arm to signify the importance of agriculture to Missouri.

    "Its roots are in agriculture," said Missouri State Capitol Commission Member Dana Rademan Miller. "It’s still one of our leading industries today and Ceres represents that. She represents agriculture, she represents the harvest and she also welcomes people to the state capital."

  • Two North Carolina men arrested in Cooper County drug bust [embedded content] Posted on 5 December 2019 at 10:47am

    COOPER COUNTY - Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers arrested two men when they found $1.1 million worth of THC vape cartridges during traffic stop Wednesday night.

    MSHP Troop F shared in a tweet that they pulled an SUV over after it crossed the center line on I-70 in Cooper County. K9 Rony sniffed out the cartridges.