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Two Rice Road shootings

Columbia Police are looking into a couple reported shootings late Thursday night on the east side of town. Bullets hit a couple cars on Carol Drive near the 4500 block of Rice Road at about 10:30 p.m. A little over ...Read More

Organizations urge university to protect Jewish students

(AP) - Sixteen national organizations are asking the University of Missouri to ensure the safety of Jewish students after anti-Semitic messages were found last week. The organizations sent a letter to Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin Thursday about graffiti found at ...Read More

MU Apologizes for delay in alerts about suspect on campus

University of Missouri officials are admitting fault for not properly alerting students Wednesday night before a fatal shooting in the Hitt Street Parking Garage. Mark Adair was cornered in the garage and got into a shootout with police. A statement from ...Read More

Highway Patrol investigating use of force in officer involved shooting death

The Highway Patrol is now involved in the fatal shooting that happened on MU campus Wednesday night. Sgt. Kevin Hunter says the patrol has been asked to look at the shooting death of Mark Adair, not any of Adair's alleged crimes ...Read More

Suspect named in Wednesday night shooting

A man suspected of shooting two people Wednesday night has been named. Eddie Holmes, Jr., 27, of Columbia, allegedly fired at least one shot into a car that was driving down Demaret Drive. The victims drove to a nearby gas ...Read More

New Franklin man dies in crash

A head-on crash leaves a local man dead. The Highway Patrol says Terry Sitzes, 36, crossed the center line of Highway 40 near the 240 turnoff by Rocheport at about 10:15 a.m. Thursday. He smashed his SUV into a truck. ...Read More

Missouri Legislature passes 15-month cut to welfare benefits

(AP) - Lawmakers have passed legislation that would cut the amount of time Missourians can receive welfare benefits. The House on Thursday voted 111-36 in favor of the bill, the final vote needed to send the legislation to Democratic Gov. ...Read More

Gas tax hike unlikely

(Missourinet) It appears that a motor fuel tax increase proposal is dead in the Missouri legislature. Senator Ron Richard (R-Joplin) said there doesn’t seem to be a way for the proposal to get past legislative opposition. “Even if the Senate ...Read More

Cheaper gas bills from Ameren

A utility is asking the Missouri Public Service Commission for permission to lower rates. Ameren Missouri says low natural gas prices mean it needs to cut into your bill. The filing says rates could drop by as much as 18% ...Read More

Columbia airport gets runway grant

Big bucks are coming to Columbia Regional Airport. The U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday the airport will get more than $1.3 million to fix up a runway. “The Columbia Regional Airport is a vital hub for regional, business, and ...Read More

Lawmaker look at longer teen murder sentences

Should teenage murderers get life in prison? The U.S. Supreme Court says it can’t be mandatory, but a bill in the Missouri Senate would at least give jurors that option. Convicted killers under 16 could face either life without parole, ...Read More

JC councilman wants action on lodging tax

It's time to build it, or give the money back. That’s Jefferson City Councilman Carlos Graham’s take on that long-promised conference center. "Right now we have over $2 million sitting in this account," Graham says. "If you're not going to ...Read More

Lawmakers pushing bill to let them hire lawyers

(AP) - A measure allowing Missouri lawmakers to hire defense attorneys for lawsuits is moving forward. The Missouri Senate gave initial approval Thursday to a measure that was modified in response to a lawsuit filed by a liberal advocacy group ...Read More

Suspect dies in Mizzou shootout

A Columbia armed robbery suspect is shot and killed in a Mizzou parking garage. Authorities say Mark Adair hid in a woman’s car outside Mosers Supermarket near I-70 and Highway 63 at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday with a gun. After ...Read More

Parents protest controversial Fulton survey

Asking students to “Claim It” does not have Fulton Middle School parents too happy. That was the name of a controversial survey that asked kids in a P.E. class about touchy subjects like sexual abuse and family finances. Parents of ...Read More

Demaret Drive shooting

Two people go to the hospital after a late night east Columbia shooting. Deputies learned about shots fired on Demaret Drive at about 11:00 pm Wednesday. "An individual known to them had approached their vehicle while on Demaret and fired ...Read More

Man arrested for Ann Street attack

Columbia Police have tracked down someone accused of slashing a man’s tires and going after him with a knife. On March 27, investigators say Albert Ingersoll went to an apartment on North Ann Street and demanded to get something back ...Read More

Consultant that paid for Schweich attach ad is named

(AP) - A Missouri political consultant says he personally paid for a radio attack ad on the late state Auditor Tom Schweich during Schweich's bid for governor. Jeff Roe, the founder of a Kansas City political consulting firm, said in ...Read More

Auditor pick questioned by Republicans

(Missourinet) Missouri’s new Democratic State Auditor already has some Republican leaders upset. Missouri GOP executive Johnathan Prouty questions Governor Nixon’s appointment of Boone Co. Treasurer Nicole Galloway, after voters elected a Republican in November. "Jay Nixon, in this instance, was ...Read More

Blunt questions Obama’s Cuba moves

Cuba is no longer on the list of “Terror Sponsor States,” after action by the White House this week. That doesn’t mean differences are settled between the two countries though. U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says he doesn’t support the move ...Read More