Mid-Missouri News
Man breaks in and kidnaps 7-month-old child

Police arrest a man that breaks into a home and kidnaps his seven-month-old girl. Officers were sent to Godas Drive in East Columbia to the report of a break-in at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Investigators discovered that 30-year-old Marcus Clark ...Read More

Dangerous criminal could be loose in Fulton

Fulton Police are helping Pulaski County Deputies search for a wanted criminal. Vernon Dale Parker is wanted on multiple warrants and for questioning in several incidents in Pulaski County. Authorities think Parker is on foot in Callaway County eluding law ...Read More

Man with two children tries to rob Dollar General

A Kansas City man is arrested in Columbia for trying to rob a bargain store. Columbia Police say 32-year-old Gregory Renfro went into the Dollar General on Vandiver Drive with two children aged 5 and 6 at about 9:00 p.m. ...Read More

Thomas sentenced to life in Columbia Murder

A Columbia man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the 2013 murder of Tre’Veon Marshall. Nicholas Thomas was sentenced Monday in Boone County Court. KMIZ reports the life sentence is without the possibility of parole. Thomas ...Read More

Man arrested for attacking SMSG umpire

We’ve got more details now on a story you heard first on The Eagle. A fan is accused of attacking a teenage umpire after a youth baseball game over the weekend during Show-Me State Games action in Columbia. Police report ...Read More

Columbia utility scammers return

The scammers have returned for Columbia utility customers. The Water and Light Department says it’s gotten several complaints over the last few days. The swindlers say your account is delinquent, and you should get a VISA card from a local ...Read More

Death row inmate compares governor to Hitler

(Missourinet) Michael Shane Worthington, 43, is scheduled to be executed early the morning of August 6 for the 1995 murder of his neighbor, Melinda Griffin. Griffin was found raped and strangled in her Lake St. Louis condo. Worthington, like other ...Read More

Columbia opening natural gas station soon

A new way to fill ‘er up is coming soon to Columbia. The city is opening a compressed natural gas station in late August behind Bass Pro Shops off Vandiver. It’s mainly for city vehicles, but a couple pumps will ...Read More

Transportation tax supporters make their case

(Missourinet) Backers of the transportation sales tax on the ballot Aug. 5th say it’s the only chance Missourians have to adequately finance future transportation needs. Supporters say the choices are limited when it comes to raising the billions of dollars ...Read More

Another alleged West Worley shooter arrested

Columbia Police have arrested another man for a Fourth of July weekend shooting. Tavion Jones, 18, was pulled over at about 1:00 a.m. Monday near Edenton Boulevard and Bodie Drive. "Officers have been looking for him for some time, and ...Read More

Ameren Missouri seeks increase in monthly fees

(AP) - Ameren Missouri is seeking approval to add about $1.50 to customers' monthly electric bills. The Missouri Public Service Commission says Ameren wants to adjust the monthly fee that compensates the utility for changes in fuel costs at its ...Read More

Millions spent on Missouri road, farm proposals

(AP) - Two proposals on Missouri's August ballot are attracting millions of dollars of campaign spending. Finance reports filed Monday show supporters of a transportation tax already have spent $2.5 million and have nearly $1.7 million available for their final ...Read More

Missouri considers electronic privacy amendment

(AP) - The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. A proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would explicitly extend those legal protections to text messages, emails and other electronic communications. The Amendment 9 ballot measure ...Read More

Man dies at Lake of the Ozarks after two crashes

A mid-Missouri man is dead after a pair of crashes just minutes apart at the Lake of the Ozarks. The Highway Patrol says Gene Grumbois, 29, of Kaiser crashed his personal watercraft into a pontoon at about 9:15 p.m. Saturday ...Read More

Alcohol possible factor in two Jefferson City crashes

An apparently reckless crash in Jefferson City closes a major road for several hours. Police say Eric Wickern was texting while driving, and maybe drinking, when he crashed into a utility pole on 600 Dix Road Sunday at about 9:00 ...Read More

Columbia man jailed for shotgun threats

A North Columbia man is accused of threatening people with a shotgun. Deputies say David Baker didn’t like that ATV riders near 800 Nance Drive were going too fast at about 7:44 p.m. Sunday. He confronted them, pointing the shotgun ...Read More

Transportation tax opponents say get money another way

(Missourinet) Missourians will decide Aug. 5th if they’ll  pay more sales taxes to keep money flowing into state roads and bridges. Missourians for Better Transportation Solutions can’t hope to match supporters of the transportation sales tax plan dollar-for-dollar.  But they ...Read More

Authorities still searching for escaped Pettis Co. Jail inmate

A manhunt is on, for the guy who escaped from the Pettis County Jail late Thursday night. Brandon McGee, 29, was behind bars for fraudulently using credit devices. He was reported missing at about 10:00 p.m. Thursday, believed to have ...Read More

Should Missouri have a prescription drug database?

(Missourinet) As a New York Times article highlighted this week, Missouri is the only state without a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), but not everyone agrees on how big a problem that is. Senator Claire McCaskill (D) calls it embarrassing that ...Read More

City Manager promotes five Columbia tax/fee/rate hikes

Columbia’s proposed 2015 budget doesn’t have any extra property and sales taxes, but that could change soon. City Manager Mike Matthes Friday morning promoted five different tax or fee increases that voters would have to approve over the next 13 ...Read More