Mid-Missouri News
Drug officers report Mexico meth bust

Drug task force officers say they’ve busted a meth dealer. They searched a home on Falcon Drive in the southwest part of Mexico late Thursday evening and report finding meth and drug paraphernalia. They say 41-year-old David Watson also tampered ...Read More

CPD takes heat for not telling school about shooting

Why didn’t Columbia Police let a local school know about some gun shots just down the road? Two teens were taken into custody for shooting at a woman in broad daylight near Bethel Park a week ago, after an apparent ...Read More

Boone Co. 911 Center behind schedule, more pricey

That new Boone County 911 Center is going to take longer and cost more. County officials say it’s about eight weeks behind schedule, and will run about a million dollars higher than first thought. Sheriff Dwayne Carey says on The ...Read More

Mandatory civics test to graduate high school?

(Missourinet) A bipartisan group has launched an effort to make sure Missouri’s high school graduates know as much about their country and its system of government as immigrants know when they become citizens. They recall a time when Civics was ...Read More

Jefferson City not filling all job openings

If you’re job hunting you may not want to drop off a resume at Jefferson City’s City Hall. Jefferson City’s Mayor calls it "eliminating a vacancy savings line item." Eric Struemph’s recommendation could effectively leave some unfilled jobs open. "Council ...Read More

Missouri wants help testing for fatal deer disease

(AP) - State officials are asking hunters to collect tissue from deer killed in north-central Missouri to help track a deadly disease. The Missouri Department of Conservation is requesting the samples to test for chronic wasting disease. The disease is ...Read More

McCaskill says pro sports need tougher domestic violence stance

Should a star quarterback get any different treatment than an average Joe when it comes to breaking the law? Senator Claire McCaskill says there is a problem with the way domestic violence scandals are being handled in professional sports right ...Read More

Special Olympics Unity Games are Sunday

Do you think you’re a good bocce ball player? One group of local athletes is ready to take you on. You’re invited out to the Special Olympics Unity Games this Sunday at the North Jefferson City Pavilion. You can play ...Read More

Columbia reducing trash bag service

Your price for trash pick-up in Columbia will stay the same, but your number of bags will go down. At the council meeting Monday night, city leaders voted to cut black bag vouchers from 75 to 50 for next year. ...Read More

Study: gay marriage would boost state economy

(Missourinet) A study done at the UCLA law school says Missouri could get an economic boost if it lets some people get married. UCLA’s Williams Institute figures legalizing same sex marriage in Missouri would add more than $36-million to the ...Read More

Missouri officials seek to lower business fees

(AP) - Secretary of State Jason Kander says he wants to reduce fees for companies doing business in Missouri. Kander says his goal is to do away with many of the numerous different fees charged to businesses and instead charge ...Read More

Mizzou basketball players arrested for assault

Two freshman Mizzou Basketball men’s basketball players have been suspended by head coach Kim Anderson while the school investigates the details surrounding their arrest over the weekend. Jakeenan Gant (pictured at left) and D’Angelo Allen were arrested on suspicion of ...Read More

MUPD reports two weekend rapes

MU Police are now reporting two weekend rapes near campus. The victims say the attacks happened early Sunday morning near College Avenue, and Saturday evening at a home off Anthony Street. We don’t have much suspect information right now. Both ...Read More

Stabbing leads to arrest of Jefferson City man

An ex-boyfriend is being blamed for a stabbing in Jefferson City. Police responded to an incident on McCarty street early Tuesday morning and found a man that had been stabbed twice in the torso and once in his left arm. ...Read More

Committee to investigate Highway/Water Patrol training

(Missourinet ) - A bipartisan State House Committee has been formed that will investigate the state Highway Patrol’s Water Patrol Division. The group will look into the training received by troopers, the overall cost benefit to the state of the Water ...Read More

PODCAST: Columbia Super discusses guns in schools

It’s an option now, but don’t expect teachers to carry guns in Columbia Public School buildings. State legislators last week put into law the option for school employees to have a gun in the classroom, if they go through special ...Read More

Mid-Mo murder suspects agree to lesser charges

(AP) - Two people accused of killing a central Missouri couple have pleaded to drug offenses, avoiding trial on charges of second-degree murder. Thirty-year-old Mandy Mitchell and 47-year-old Garland Mitchell, both of Jefferson City, were arrested in February 2013 in ...Read More

Missouri veto session displays political divide

(AP) - Missouri is no stranger to divisive politics. During the Civil War, the state had two men claiming to be governor. Yet at no time in Missouri history has there been a General Assembly and governor more at odds ...Read More

Missouri unemployment rate drops slightly

(AP) - A new report shows Missouri's unemployment rate dipped slightly last month while the state lost 3,100 nonfarm jobs. The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent in August from ...Read More

Special Olympics plans Columbia training center

(AP) - Special Olympic athletes in Missouri could soon have a training center to rival those of their U.S. Olympic team counterparts. The proposed Training for Life Campus would offer year-round training at a 44,000-square-foot athletics complex in Columbia. Project ...Read More