Mid-Missouri News
UPDATE: Second arrest made in string of armed robberies

Another arrest has been made over some recent armed robberies in Columbia. Police now say a 16-year-old was arrested at about 11:00 p.m. Thursday. He allegedly helped 31-year-old Jafari Boss (pictured) steal from Speedy Mart, Budget Host Inn, We B ...Read More

Mayor supports effort to overturn his anti-smoking vote

Columbia’s mayor stands by his anti-smoking vote, but he also supports your right to wipe it out. Bob McDavid says on his Facebook page Friday he supports the petition effort to overturn the city council’s decision this week to ban ...Read More

Sedalia business owner shot

A Sedalia business owner is in critical condition after he was shot during an armed robbery Thursday afternoon. Police say a man entered the Gold Buyer on Ohio Avenue at about 1:30 p.m. and shot Wesley Brown twice. Police say ...Read More

Coke and gun bust in Jefferson City

A Jefferson City man is arrested with drugs and a loaded gun. Officers raided a home on Buena Vista Street at about 9:30 a.m. Thursday and found 33-year-old Robert Criddle. The convicted felon allegedly had about 25 grams of crack ...Read More

State sues St. Louis municipal traffic courts

(Missourinet) Missouri’s Attorney General has filed a lawsuit against 13 St. Louis County municipalities for violating a 1995 law that bars Missouri cities and towns from collecting more than 30-percent of their total revenue from fines and court costs for ...Read More

Missouri pares back revenue projections

(AP) - Missouri officials are ratcheting back their expectations for the state's finances while forecasting modest growth for the future. Gov. Jay Nixon said Thursday that he has agreed on new revenue projections with budget leaders from the Missouri House ...Read More

Stephens College gives full-ride to homeless NY teen

A homeless eighth grader in New York could soon be coming to Columbia for her college education. Dominique Victor, 14, was recently featured on the Today Show for helping other homeless children. Now Janese Silvey with Stephens College says she ...Read More

Business 50 expansion open in Jefferson City

It’s been almost a year for west Jefferson City drivers having to deal with construction and detours through Apache Flats. But now the road expansion is open. Cole County Commissioner Kris Scheperle says the multi-million dollar work came in on ...Read More

LU officials want commitment for athletic center

If a new Jefferson City Recreation Center can attract basketball tournaments to the area, it will have to have at least four ball courts. The challenge is finding the funding for a center that big. And Councilman Carlos Graham says ...Read More

Heavy traffic expected in Columbia today

Boone County authorities are reminding you to expect lots of traffic on the final day of classes this semester at Mizzou. Distracted driving is the number one cause of teen age car crashes on Missouri roads. Highway Patrol spokesman Tim ...Read More

NRC delays approval of Callaway’s license renewal

(AP) - Federal officials are delaying a decision on issuing a 20-year extension for the Callaway County nuclear power plant. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the decision is on hold pending an administrative hearing on an environmental group's legal challenge ...Read More

Engine failure blamed for Boonville plane crash

(AP) - A preliminary report says engine failure caused a small plane crash in central Missouri that killed a man from Kansas. The National Transportation Safety Board's report does not suggest what might have caused the engine to fail when ...Read More

Snow hits Mid-Mo

Snow hit Mid-Missouri starting early Thursday morning, causing slick road conditions. Stay up-to-date at the following sites: MoDot's major road conditions map: Columbia snow plows: Jefferson City snow conditions: Boone Co. road closures:

One for One raises nearly 1.5 million pounds of food

It was another huge haul for your neighbors in need, at our annual One for One Holiday Food Drive. Incoming Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri Director Lindsay Young-Lopez announced we raised 1,456,180 pounds of food (or its equivalent ...Read More

Sen. Blunt not happy about Cuba agreement

The president is trying to normalize relations, but Missouri Senator Roy Blunt isn't happy about it. Blunt says Missouri does do some agricultural trade with Cuba, but on a cash only basis. "What so often happens in the effort to ...Read More

No tobacco sales for people under 21, but no harm trying

Columbia has new age restrictions on cigarettes after this week’s city council vote, but how are they being enforced? Police spokesperson Bryana Maupin says that means no one under 21 can buy tobacco or tobacco alternative products, but that doesn't ...Read More

Ebola drill in Cole County

An Ebola drill in Cole County. The Emergency Response Team there led firefighters, police and paramedics through the procedures of transporting an infectious patient. Haz-Mat team chief Mike Rackers says the drill showed some areas the responders can concentrate on. ...Read More

Mo Rep pushing abortion restriction uses controversial term

(AP) - A Missouri Republican is proposing that women be required to get notarized permission from the father to receive an abortion. State Representative Rick Brattin of Harrisonville recently filed legislation requiring a father's consent except in cases of rape ...Read More

Nixon: Cattle raised in MO should be finished in MO

(Missourinet) Governor Jay Nixon says too many cattle are being raised in Missouri only to be processed elsewhere. He said he wants to see more cattle finished in Missouri, but he wants it done, “in a way that protects the ...Read More

Missouri sets first execution date for 2015

(AP) - An execution date of Jan. 28 has been set for a man who fatally stabbed a St. Louis County woman during a 1998 burglary. The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set the execution date for 45-year-old Marcellus Williams. ...Read More