• Fulton man arrested in drug raid Posted on 17 October 2019 at 2:36pm

    FULTON - A man has been arrested after drug bust earlier this morning in Fulton.

    Antonio Jerome Beard, 43, has been placed under arrest in connection to the raid.

  • Missouri unemployment falls in the past month Posted on 17 October 2019 at 2:10pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri unemployment has decreased a tenth of a percent in the past month according to a new jobs report by The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

    Unemployment in the state has dropped from 98,189 to 95,090 since August.

  • Man ordered to repay settlement from jail injury lawsuit Posted on 17 October 2019 at 1:50pm

    COLUMBIA (AP) — A judge has ordered a man to repay most of a $2 million settlement he received after claiming he was injured while he was an inmate at the Boone County jail.

    U.S. District Judge Nanette Kay Laughrey this month found Derrick Houston committed fraud to obtain the settlement. He was ordered him to replay almost $1.3 million, to stop spending the money and to pay the county's legal costs.

  • Rep. Elijah Cummings, key figure in Trump investigations, dies at 68 Posted on 17 October 2019 at 11:04am

    (CNN) -- Rep. Elijah Cummings, a longtime Maryland Democrat and key figure leading investigations into President Donald Trump, has died at age 68, his office announced early Thursday morning.

    He died of "complications concerning longstanding health challenges," his office said in a statement.

  • Jefferson City church to host climate change discussion Posted on 17 October 2019 at 8:30am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Immaculate Conception Catholic Parish's discussion panel will center on the "Faith Response to Climate Change."

    The event will revolve around Pope Francis' stance on climate change. The Pope said the issue relates to "every person living on this planet."

  • Callaway County considers Prop 1 & 2 ahead of Nov. election Posted on 17 October 2019 at 4:38am

    FULTON –  Callaway County has existed for nearly 200 years without taxes that support law enforcement or the county judicial system. That could change during the county election on Nov. 5.

    "We never have had any type of law enforcement or judicial-specific sales tax," Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism said. "These two propositions cover all aspects of the criminal justice system in Callaway County."

  • NOAA says our planet just tied 2015 for the hottest September on record Posted on 16 October 2019 at 10:49pm

    COLUMBIA - On Wednesday morning the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) released an update to global land and ocean temperatures for 2019, now including their data from September. Here are some of the main points from NOAA:

    • The September temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.71°F above the 20th century average of 59.0°F (tied with 2015).
    • The 10 warmest Septembers have all occurred since 2005, with the last five years (2015-2019) having the five warmest Septembers on record.
    • September 2019 also marks the 43rd consecutive September and the 417th consecutive month with temperatures above the 20th century average.
    • The year-to-date temperature (Jan-Sep) across global land and ocean surfaces was 1.69°F above the 20th century average of 57.5°F. Only January-September 2016 was warmer (+1.91°F). 
    • The U.S. had its second warmest September on record, but combining the data with the rest of the continent indicates that North America had its warmest September on record.

     

  • Vape store owner speaks out after Parson announces 'Clean the Air' campaign Posted on 16 October 2019 at 10:11pm

    MEXICO – A vape business owner defended their products after Governor Mike Parson released his ‘Clean the Air’ campaign Tuesday. The campaign is intended to ensure all youth and those who supply them with these products understand the real risks identified with youth vaping.

    But, Anchor Vape Lounge co-owner Rachel Lake said people are buying THC cartridges and pods from drug dealers, putting these on their vaping devices or JUULs. She said THC cartridges and pods are causing the epidemic.

  • Police search for person who fled after car crash [embedded content] Posted on 16 October 2019 at 9:07pm

    COLUMBIA — Police chased a person through Columbia Wednesday night after they said the suspect failed to pull over for a police car and then crashed into a tree in front of Grant Elementary School. 

    Public information officer Jeff Pitts said officers tried to stop a vehicle in the area of I-70 Drive and West Boulevard because the vehicle's license plate was obstructed. The vehicle didn't stop, so officers initiated a pursuit. After the vehicle crashed into the tree, Pitts said the driver fled the scene on foot. They have not been located at this time. 

  • Galloway issues audit of funds under Department of Commerce and Insurance Posted on 16 October 2019 at 7:48pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit Wednesday of the Insurance Dedicated Fund and the Insurance Examiners' Fund.

    The report highlighted concerns in two areas.