Mid-Missouri News
JCPD stops missing person search at local landfill

After about a month of digging, Jefferson City Police say they’re discontinuing the search for Christopher Cray at the local landfill. Two people are in custody as part of the homicide investigation. Court documents claim one of the suspects, Adam ...Read More

Alleged Kingdom City post office robber arrested

A man who already has a robbery rap sheet may be the person behind that Kingdom City Post Office theft over the weekend. Authorities near Lebanon arrested Lucas Branstetter of Kingdom City Monday, after discovering he had a stolen motorcycle. ...Read More

Blunt: VA should compete on veterans care

The President’s nomination to take over the Veterans Affairs Department probably won’t face much resistance. Senator Roy Blunt says Robert McDonald seems like a decent choice to take over a department accused of making veterans make way too long for ...Read More

Two vehicles crash into Columbia buildings

We don’t get a lot of reports about cars crashing into buildings, but it happened twice Tuesday morning in Columbia. A vehicle did some damage to the El Maguey and 4 Seasons Nails on Conley Road at about 2:30 a.m. ...Read More

Man from Moberly accused of highway shootings claims innocence

(AP) - A man charged with 10 shootings on Kansas City-area highways says he can prove he's innocent. The Kansas City Star reports Mohammed Whitaker is basing the claim largely on one piece of evidence that tracked which cellphone towers ...Read More

Suspect in three Columbia robberies arrested

Columbia Police have arrested the man allegedly behind three armed robberies in the past few days. Officers learned about an armed robbery at the Fast Lane 66 on Paris Road at 5:21 a.m. Monday. A few blocks away, they spotted ...Read More

Council approves downtown Columbia sewer upgrades

Downtown Columbia will see some sewer upgrades in a couple years. The city council, Monday night approved a plan for millions of dollars in improvements. "I view this as something that needs to be fixed right now," Mayor Bob McDavid ...Read More

Hottest day of 2014 expected Tuesday

It’s shaping up to be the hottest day of the year Tuesday. The forecast high is in the mid-90’s, with heat index readings near 100. The high mark of 2014 so far at Columbia Regional Airport is 93 degrees on ...Read More

Biden: nation has “sacred obligation” to vets

(Missourinet) Vice-President Joe Biden tells a national veterans convention in St. Louis the country has a long ways to go to meet its obligations to veterans.  He tells the national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars that  99% of ...Read More

Local group speaks out against Proposition EPIC

Not everyone is on board with a plan to give more money to Boone County parks. You’ll vote in a couple weeks on Proposition EPIC, a sales tax hike which would raise about two million dollars a year for the ...Read More

Search continues for woman in Camden Co.

The search continues for a Camden County woman who wandered into the woods behind her home Sunday night. The sheriff’s office says 53-year-old Kathleen Rogers is diabetic and may have been delirious when she walked into the woods near Montreal. ...Read More

Missing Eastern Mo. woman has local ties

(AP) - Authorities are widening the search for an eastern Missouri woman who has been missing since early this month. The Missouri Highway Patrol says 52-year-old Lynn Marie Messer walked away from a family farm near Bloomsdale in Ste. Genevieve ...Read More

New Madrid Fault considered more dangerous

(Missourinet) The United States Geological Survey says the New Madrid Seismic Zone has grown and has become more dangerous in the last six years. The USGS updates its earthquake assessments every six years. The newest study says 42 of the ...Read More

Man goes to hospital after drive-by shooting

Another shots fired call in the Columbia area sends a man to the hospital. The 46-year-old victim says he was walking just after midnight Monday morning on Rocky Fork Drive north of town. He wasn’t hit in the shooting, but ...Read More

Driver robbed, beaten in Moberly

A driver is robbed and beaten, apparently by a couple teenagers. Moberly Police say it happened at about 4:00 a.m. Monday near Roberts and Walnut in the middle of town. That driver had to go to the hospital, but the ...Read More

Fulton armed robbery stopped

Fulton Police say they broke up a robbery attempt with a knife. Officers spotted two Ohio natives, 28-year-old Michael Arnold (right) and 17-year-old Ash Short, trying to break in to a local business at about 2:00 a.m. Sunday. They took ...Read More

Fire damages south Columbia home

A heavy overnight fire does some damage at a South Columbia home. The blaze started at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Carter Lane, which is near Providence and just south of the Mizzou campus. Columbia Fire Battalion Chief John Metz ...Read More

Kingdom City post office robbed

Callaway County authorities are looking for the man who robbed a small-town post office. The suspect stole from the Kingdom City location at Highway 54 and Old Highway 40 on Saturday at about 9:45 a.m., then left on a small ...Read More

Dismembered body case to be tried in Clay County

(AP) - A man accused of killing a woman whose dismembered body was found near his rural Pettis County home will be tried in Clay County. The Sedalia Democrat reports that Judge Larry Harman on Friday agreed to a change ...Read More

University Village Apartments to come down Monday

(AP) - Demolition is expected to begin Monday at the University Village Apartments in Columbia, where a firefighter died in February. University of Missouri spokesman Christian Basi says that Marschel Wrecking of Fenton won the contract to tear down 11 ...Read More