Mid-Missouri News
Death Investigation at MU Fraternity

Columbia Police don’t find any reason to suspect foul play in a death at an MU fraternity. Officers were sent to the Alpha Gamma Rho house on campus after 11:30 Monday night to investigate a death there. Officer Latisha Stroer ...Read More

Capital city police search for a shooter

Police are still searching for a shooter in the capital city. Investigators say the victim was hit by bullets near Jefferson City Day Care on Elizabeth Street late Tuesday night. His wounds aren’t life–threatening. We don’t have the names of ...Read More

Severe weather threat today and tomorrow

Our calm weather pattern is coming to an end. ABC 17 Stormtrack Meteorologist Brittany Beggs says severe weather may start this afternoon, especially for those of us along and east of Highway 63. "Strong storms, large hail, gusty winds, 60 ...Read More

Watrol Patrol training under review after drowning

(Missourinet) A state House committee review of the merger of the state Water Patrol with the Highway Patrol begins Wednesday. Two members of that committee are former law enforcement officers, who spoke with Missourinet about what the committee will, and ...Read More

Columbia Policemen and Firemen pensions on auditor watch list

(AP) - A new audit shows Missouri's public employee retirement plans are generally in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is still some cause for concern. The report by State Auditor Tom Schweich examined 89 public pension systems ...Read More

Columbia shooting has police searching for victim

Columbia Police find blood, but no victims yet, from a shooting in east Columbia. Officer Latisha Stroer says authorities responded to Hanover Boulevard after a report of a fight breaking out and gun shots fired between two cars parked next ...Read More

Cole Co. man dies from rabies

An apparent case of rabies in Cole County turns deadly. Family members tell our news partner ABC 17 that 52-year-old John Emmerich of Eugene started feeling severe pain and had hallucinations before he died at University Hospital last Friday. Test ...Read More

CPS expands warning radius for lockdowns

A shooting this month has led to changes in the Columbia Public School lockdown policy. The crime radius that could potentially trigger a lockdown has gone from 1,000 to 2,000 feet. Some shots were fired near Bethel Park a couple ...Read More

Missouri education group fights Amendment 3

(Missourinet) A proposal on the November ballot has Missouri’s public school systems nervous even though backers of it have abandoned their campaign.  Amendment Three remains on the ballot although the Teach Great Campaign has quit campaigning for it. Teach Great ...Read More

Food Bank going for big bucks

You could help your local food bank raise $60,000 without donating a cent yourself. Peggy Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri, says a Facebook contest is the key. "Forty-five thousand dollars of that will ...Read More

Broadcast group questions Ferguson fees

(Missourinet) A broadcast media association is asking the Attorney General’s Office to investigate “exorbitant fees” being charged by the City of Ferguson for copies of records relating to the shooting of Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. The Radio, ...Read More

Jefferson City merges two jobs

He’s been doing both jobs for a while. Now it’s official. Bill Betts has been Jefferson City’s Interim Finance Director since last year, along with being IT Director. The council merged the two departments, and named Betts the director, at ...Read More

University of Missouri gets $830,000 federal grants

(AP) - The University of Missouri has been awarded two federal grants worth more than $830,000 to implement programs on family farms. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture innovation grants will focus on building ...Read More

November execution date set for MO inmate

(AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court has set an execution date for a man convicted of killing a gas station attendant in Independence. The court on Monday set 56-year-old Leon Taylor's execution for Nov. 19 at the state prison in ...Read More

Update: Arrests made in Aspen Heights shooting

***UPDATE*** Columbia Police say detectives arrested 19-year-olds Christopher Herron (left) and Leonard Jordan for the shooting. Witnesses say they saw Herron shoot into the air, and Jordan shoot into the crowd, when the fight broke out early Saturday. Herron lives ...Read More

Jefferson City woman dies in Arkansas bike wreck

A Jefferson City woman has died from her injuries after a motorcycle wreck near Fayetteville, Arkansas on Saturday. Arkansas State Police say 50-year-old Tanya Humphrey died after the bike she was riding on overturned at a curve of Highway 16 ...Read More

Protesters arrested, officers shot near Ferguson

(AP) - Authorities say an off-duty St. Louis city police officer has been injured after shots were fired at his personal vehicle on Interstate 70, near the intersection with I-170. Spokeswoman Schron Jackson with the City of St. Louis Metropolitan ...Read More

Local prosecutor likes Ferguson grand jury process

A grand jury in Ferguson is considering whether to indict the police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown. Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson says the case is a good example of why grand juries are valuable. "Really, the community ...Read More

Nixon: Mo National Guard leaves legacy in Afghanistan

(Missourinet) It’s been two years since the Missouri National Guard’s sixth and final Agriculture Development Team returned from Afghanistan. Governor Nixon, in the Afghanistan capital of Kabul, says the teams have made lasting impacts. “It made significant progress in those ...Read More

Moberly tries to boost bond rating after Mamtek

Moberly is still trying to dig out of the financial hole created by the failed Mamtek plant. When the city missed bond payments on the artificial sweetener factory’s construction, its credit rating fell from an “A” to a “B.” City ...Read More