Mid-Missouri News
JC kidnapping, shooting suspects arrested

The people accused of kidnapping a Jefferson City man and shooting him in the head are now in custody. Police announced 18-year-old Brooklynn Stevenson of Jefferson City was arrested Wednesday. The 27-year-old victim was robbed and forced into a car ...Read More

Boone County Commission to vote on moving “Jesus fish” statue

The Boone County Commission will hear an agenda item next week to consider removing a Gulf War memorial outside the courthouse that has a controversial “Jesus fish” symbol on it.   The commission had sought out a legal opinion from ...Read More

Blunt pushes long-term transportation plan

The clock is ticking on a national plan for our roads and bridges. Congress is trying to piece together a long-term transportation bill. Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the short-term extensions passed the last several years are the wrong route. ...Read More

Fairgrounds getting $4 million in upgrades

(AP) - Nearly $4 million in improvements are set to be made to the Missouri State Fairgrounds. During a visit to the fairgrounds on Wednesday, Gov. Jay Nixon announced the upgrades that were approved this session by the Legislature. Planned ...Read More

JC wrestling coaches in statewide canoe race

Three Jefferson City High School wrestling coaches grapple with the Missouri River. David Ganey, Nate Redcay and Todd Wilson wrapped up the Missouri American Water MR 340 in a racing canoe overnight, after nearly 50 hours on the water. Their ...Read More

McCaskill pushes more help for state capitol interns

Senator Claire McCaskill is taking her fight against sexual mistreatment of students from college campuses to the state capitol building. One of the interns that brought harassment charges against State Senator Paul LeVota reached out to her first. McCaskill now ...Read More

Lake authorities support anti-scam group

Lake area authorities are worried about local elderly residents getting ripped off. That’s why deputies are announcing their support for the area non-profit group Helpers for Hire. The group runs background checks of contractors free of charge. Investigators say the ...Read More

Medicare turns 50

It’s the silver anniversary of one of the country’s largest government programs. Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law July 30, 1965 at the Truman Library in Independence, with Harry Truman by his side. Claire McCaskill is leading a U.S. Senate ...Read More

Truman VA wait times improving

Are you one of those veterans who’s given up on going to the VA for your health care? The Truman V-A Hospital’s Steve Gaither says wait times in Columbia are getting shorter, with 93% of appointments being done within 30 ...Read More

Matthes presents budget with focus on income gap

Next year’s budget for the city of Columbia will aim to use last year’s savings to answer important questions for the future.   City manager Mike Matthes presented his proposed budget for the next fiscal year last week and said ...Read More

Prominent Mizzou fan sentenced in drug case

A Mizzou fan who used to travel with the basketball team is sentenced for a drug conspiracy. 36-year-old Levi Coolley will spend 10 years without parole in federal prison after admitting to having purchased more than 40 kilograms of cocaine. ...Read More

Alleged bicycling gas station robber busted

His ten-speed couldn’t save him this time. Willie Green was arrested Tuesday night near Columbia’s Grand Avenue and the Business Loop, for a robbery at Midwest Petroleum on South Providence June 28th. The 42-year-old allegedly went in the gas station ...Read More

Shooting in north Columbia

Police report an overnight shooting in north Columbia. Investigators say several shots were fired at about 12:20 a.m. near Bodie Drive and Currituck Lane off Range Line.They would find several shell casings in that area. No one has reported injuries, ...Read More

Hanaway calls to make fetal body part sales a felony

A Missouri governor candidate makes an appearance at an anti-abortion rally in Columbia. Catherine Hanaway showed up Tuesday afternoon and said the state should increase its penalty for selling aborted fetal remains.     The rally and Hanaway’s remarks were ...Read More

JC heroin dealers sentenced

Two convicted Jefferson City heroin dealers learn their federal prison sentences. Frank Collins on Tuesday got a little more than 18 years, while Tracy Davis will serve three years. Prosecutors say Davis, 47, admitted to regularly getting heroin to sell ...Read More

Docks, water, electricity: a dangerous combo

A Mid-Missouri lawmaker will continue to push to make sure docks at the Lake of the Ozarks are safe. Caleb Jones’ bill would require all docks to have breakers to prevent electrocutions. "After this high-water event, dock owners [should] inspect ...Read More

Woman shot, two arrested at Jeff City Hy-Vee

Two people have been arrested after an afternoon shooting outside a local grocery store gas station. JCPD Detectives arrested Callaway County natives Tra'Nae Williams, 19, and Kinyana Matthews, 19, for first degree assault and armed criminal action. They turned themselves ...Read More

Nixon wants shorter legislative session

You’ve probably heard the complaint before: politicians are out of touch with the real world. Governor Nixon agrees, and says he wants a shorter legislative session in Jefferson City. "Folks get out of their community, they're away from it for ...Read More

Hot roads could make for dangerous driving

The hottest days of summer can be trouble for streets and roads. Jefferson City Public Works Director Matt Morasch says pavement can buckle in a hurry when temperatures go up. "Everything's expanding with all this heat and these big slabs ...Read More

Local scouts adjust to gay policy change

(Missourinet) Local Boy Scout groups are adjusting to a new policy. Openly gay employees and adult volunteers are now allowed. Doug Callahan with the Great Rivers Boy Scouts Council in Columbia says it’s a changing world. "This was the best ...Read More