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Saturday storms batter Mid-Missouri

Published May. 28 2017

Powerful storms that swept through the area Saturday knocked out power for thousands of customers around the Lake of the...

Disability services organization to make changes following DeBrodie case

Published May. 28 2017

The story of Carl DeBrodie is prompting a statewide organization to revamp safeguards and procedures.

Wood Place Library doors open again

Published May. 28 2017

Debbie Staton,12, was delighted to be able to check out books again at the Wood Place Library. She checked out...

Two arrested on drug charges

Published May. 28 2017

Two Holts Summit men were arrested on drug and other charges during a traffic stop Thursday evening, according to Callaway...

Police: Boy, 4, dies in house fire in Columbia

Published May. 27 2017

Authorities in Columbia are trying to determine what caused a house fire that killed a 4-year-old boy.

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens hints at more special sessions

Published May. 26 2017

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has hinted at the possibility of another special session just hours after the Legislature adjourned from...

Missouri Legislature passes electricity rate incentives

Published May. 26 2017

Missouri lawmakers have passed a proposal in a special session that supporters hope will bring hundreds of jobs to the...

Teenager held in Jefferson City murder case

Published May. 26 2017

A Jefferson City teenager may be charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with last month's death...

Route J/M overpass near Taos to close June 2

Published May. 26 2017

The Route J/M bridge over U.S. 50/63 will close June 2 so the 43-year-old bridge can be replaced, according to...

Mid-Missouri wrecks cause injuries

Published May. 26 2017

One person was injured in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday in Cole County.

Senate committee advances utilities proposal

Published May. 26 2017

Ameren Missouri customers wouldn't likely see a significant increase in their monthly electricity bills under a proposal allowing manufacturers that...

Coffelt takes role as new fire chief

Published May. 26 2017

After searching for a new fire chief for more than a month, city officials decided the most natural fit is...

Jail inmate reportedly assaults corrections officer

Published May. 26 2017

An inmate attacked and injured a corrections officer in a disturbance reported at 8:35 p.m. Wednesday at the Callaway County...

Flooding costs in Missouri estimated at $86 million

Published May. 25 2017

A preliminary assessment has found about $86 million of damage and costs from recent flooding and storms in Missouri.

Memorial Day events in Moniteau County planned for the weekend

Published May. 25 2017

Memorial Day is Monday, May 29, with some area communities holding activities during the three-day weekend.

Former UM System interim president to fill same role at Lincoln University

Published May. 25 2017

Mike Middleton begins working next Thursday as Lincoln University's interim president.

Moberly animal shelter gets rid of gas chamber

Published May. 25 2017

An animal shelter in central Missouri has officially ended its use of a gas chamber to euthanize animals.

Teenager arrested after Columbia school shooting threat

Published May. 25 2017

A 15-year-old student is facing a possible felony charge after allegedly threatening a shooting at Battle High School in Columbia.

Summer improvements coming to R-I Schools

Published May. 25 2017

Improvements to Cole R-1 Schools will start this summer, thanks to the recently passed bond issue.

Memorial Day services feature speakers, songs, ceremonies

Published May. 25 2017

Several local events on Memorial Day will honor Mid-Missouri veterans.

Columbia celebration features annual two-day air show

Published May. 25 2017

Remembrance, parades and family barbecues are inevitably linked to Memorial Day. In Columbia, however, there's another time-honored tradition: jumping out...

New MU leader to champion diversity

Published May. 25 2017

The new top administrator of the University of Missouri's flagship campus said Wednesday that promoting inclusion and diversity would...

Debate on punishing adults when children find guns stalls

Published May. 25 2017

Missouri is one of several states where proposals to punish adults in fatality cases where children gained access to unsecured...