Mid-Missouri News
MoDot Announces Lane Closing Along U.S. Route 50 for Monday

Your might want to wake up a little earlier than normal for your morning commute on Monday. MoDot will make pavement repairs along U.S. Route 50 in Osage County. The work will result in a 24-hour closure of an eastbound ...Read More

Visitation For Bowen Sisters Today At Moberly High School

Family and friends gather today to celebrate the lives of a pair of sisters taken far too soon. 16-year-old Kelsey Bowen, and 22-year-old Jessica Bowen, were killed by Kelsey’s ex-boyfriend, 17-year-old Alexander Hewgley of Madison. Hewgley would then turn the ...Read More

Kehoe says MU funding could be lowered

The management shake-up and the videos of staffers going after student reporters at Mizzou haven’t escaped Senator Mike Kehoe’s attention …       “Those tough times have brought to light several things that are very concerning to legislators, especially ...Read More

Missouri auditor addresses sunshine law violations

Your state auditor wants to shed some light on Missouri’s sunshine laws. Nicole Galloway says many of the public entities she’s audited since last year have made the same mistake of closing meetings that should’ve been open to the public… ...Read More

Columbia businesses brace for Black Friday

You know it as the day to fight tooth-and-nail for the best deals…or the day to stay inside and wait for people to calm down.   But Matt McCormick with the Columbia Chamber of Commerce says Black Friday is more ...Read More

Man Shot in Mexico on Thanksgiving Morning

A man was shot in the early hours of Thanksgiving at Carrico Street and West Street in Mexico.   The 32-year-old man was found by authorities in the roadway after exited his car. He was transported to University Hospital and is ...Read More

Rams’ Bailey in critical condition after shooting

(AP) - Police in the Miami area say they're looking for suspects in the shooting of suspended St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey.   Investigators say Bailey was with four other men in a car outside a home Tuesday ...Read More

Highway patrol increasing Thanksgiving enforcement

Don't get a ticket on the way to your turkey day. Sergeant Brent Bernhardt of the Highway Patrol says they're increasing the number of troopers on duty for the holiday.     "All available troopers will be working some time ...Read More

Record-setting rain possible on Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Plan for wet weather if you’re heading out early for holiday shopping deals.   ABC 17 Stormtrack Chief Meteorologist Sharon Ray says on Wake Up Columbia a soaker could hit the area starting Thursday night, continuing into early the next ...Read More

Planned Parenthood Columbia clinic stops abortions

(AP) - A Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing medically-induced abortions.   The Columbia Tribune reports that the clinic ceased offering the abortions Monday. At issue is a University of Missouri medical committee's decision to drop so-called "refer ...Read More

RV fire briefly closes Highway 63

Everyone scrambles out to safety after an RV catches fire on Highway 63.   People all over Columbia could see the smoke that briefly closed down the northbound lanes of the highway between Broadway and I-70 starting at about 11:45 ...Read More

Missouri death sentence thrown out

(Missourinet) The state Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out first-degree murder convictions for Reginald Clemons, who was sentenced to death in 1993 for the murders of sisters Julie Kerry, 20, and Robin Kerry, 19, on the Chain of Rocks Bridge ...Read More

Recording shows tension between gubernatorial candidates

(AP) - An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican gubernatorial candidates.   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens (left) is heard calling St. Louis businessman John Brunner a "weasel," ...Read More

Dixon drops out of governor race

(Missourinet) Springfield Senator Bob Dixon has ended his campaign for Governor of Missouri, although he has not said why.   In a press release from Dixon, he thanked his family and supporters.   “Your authentic support inspired me every day. ...Read More

Columbia police to expand community outreach unit

(AP) - The Columbia Police Department is planning to cut back its traffic enforcement unit so that it can expand a unit for community outreach.   Deputy Chief Jill Schlude says the department will shuffle officers to give the community ...Read More

Better Business Bureau offers ID theft advice

It’s peak holiday shopping season, which is also peak season for hackers to try to steal your payment information. If you’re shopping online, the Better Business Bureau's Sean Spence says a small step can help you check yourself before you ...Read More

More taxes for roads possible in Cole County

Cole County Commissioners are thinking about more taxes.   They kicked around a $26 million plan for infrastructure during a meeting Tuesday.   The half-cent sales tax would take place over a five-year period starting in 2017. It may help ...Read More

(UPDATE) Murder-Suicide in Randolph County Leaves Three Dead

We know the names now of the three people dead after a shooting just outside of Moberly on Saturday morning.   The Randolph Co. Sheriff's Dept. says 17-year-old Alexander Hewgley of Madison shot his ex-girlfriend, 16-year-old Kelsey Bowen, and her ...Read More

Columbia woman pleads guilty in infant death

A Columbia woman pleads guilty to her role in her infant daughter’s death.   Court records show Anna Steele (above, left)  pleaded guilty Monday to abuse or neglect of a child and first-degree endangerment of a child. She was originally ...Read More

Two die in Montgomery Co. crash

Two St. Louis area natives are dead after a Montgomery County crash.   The Highway Patrol says Scott Almstedt of Catawissa tried to pass a car in a no-pass zone of Highway 19 a little south of I-70 at 7:24 ...Read More