Mid-Missouri News
Explosives found on domestic assault call

We’re just now learning about an explosive device that was found in a busy parking lot this week in Columbia. Police were responding to a domestic assault that had happened in a car in the Columbia Orthopedic Group parking lot ...Read More

Bank robbed in north Columbia

A bank robber in north Columbia rides away with the money. Bryana Maupin with Columbia Police says on Thursday afternoon a man demanded money from a teller at the Central Bank of Missouri at Rangeline and Big Bear Boulevard. Bank-robbery-1                                ...Read More

MU-Health Care snuffing out tobacco in future employees

(AP) - The University of Missouri Health Care system is snuffing out tobacco users as future employees. The Columbia-based health system on Thursday announced a new hiring policy that bans nicotine users, including those who prefer chewing tobacco or electronic ...Read More

Lawmaker vows to block raise recommendations for officials

(AP) - A Missouri lawmaker is vowing to block recommended pay increases for elected officials. Rep. Mark Parkinson announced Thursday that he'll file a resolution against proposed salary increases next session. A panel this week suggested 8 percent pay raises ...Read More

Nixon already on rocky ground with lawmakers

(Missourinet) - The next round of state law-making doesn’t start for about two months. But relations between the Governor and the legislature are already rocky. Republicans regularly claim Governor Nixon is not engaged in the lawmaking process, that he vetoes bills ...Read More

Bach-Yager Fire ruled arson

A Sunday fire at a Columbia business is ruled an arson. Bach Yager Funeral Home in North Columbia suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage after a fire that started in the auditorium of the building. "Through investigation it ...Read More

Chase starts in JC, ends in Fulton

A car chase in Jefferson City ends in a field in Fulton. A theft was reported from Dick’s Sporting Goods in the capitol city Wednesday, and police were able to find the suspected vehicle a short time later. Officers say ...Read More

Impostor claims to be with Boone County Juvenile Office

An impostor cons his way into an elderly man’s home and steals some cash. On Wednesday an 80-year-old man reported to police that a man calling himself “Mike Smith” said he was with the Boone County Juvenile Office. He told ...Read More

Attorney General’s office changing gift restrictions

(AP) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster no longer will accept campaign contributions from anyone under investigation by his office. Koster on Wednesday announced the new, self-imposed policy after a New York Times report alleged he was influenced by lobbyists ...Read More

Boonville plant to close

(AP) - A suburban St. Louis-based company is shutting down two factories in Missouri that at one time employed more than 700 people. The Post-Dispatch reports that O'Fallon-based Nordyne Incorporated will finish closing its Poplar Bluff plant next month. The ...Read More

New Mental Hospital one step closer

(AP) - Missouri is moving closer to replacing a new mental health facility at the Fulton State Hospital. The Office of Administration announced Tuesday that $92 million in bonds had been issued for the project. Fulton State Hospital opened in ...Read More

Leon Taylor Executed in Bonne Terre

(Missourinet) - Missouri has carried out the execution of 56-year-old Leon Taylor, who was sentenced to death in 1999 for the murder in April 1994 of Robert Newton, the attendant at an Independence convenience store he had just robbed of ...Read More

Keystone XL Pipeline fails by one vote

(AP) - Missouri's two U.S. senators say they'll continue to support the Keystone XL Pipeline despite a loss in the Senate. The bill fell one vote short Tuesday of the 60 needed to prevent a filibuster in the Democratic-controlled Senate. ...Read More

Missouri native killed in Israeli synagogue attack

(AP) - One of four people killed in an attack at a crowded Israeli synagogue was a native of Kansas City, Missouri. Fifty-five-year-old Rabbi Cary William Levine died when Palestinian attackers armed with meat cleavers and a gun burst into ...Read More

Study outlines possible Columbia hotel tax increase

Should Columbia raise hotel taxes on visitors, to build new indoor and outdoor multi-sport complexes? The Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, and Columbia Parks & Rec, hired a couple consultants to study that recently. Megan McConachie with CVB says the ...Read More

Pay raises could be coming to elected officials

(AP) - A state commission is recommending pay raises for Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, state lawmakers and other statewide officials. The state Citizens' Commission on Compensation for Elected Officials on Tuesday recommended two 8 percent raises for the governor and ...Read More

Missouri unemployment hits lowest since 2008

(AP) - Missouri's unemployment has dropped slightly to its lowest rate since June 2008. The state Department of Economic Development released data Tuesday showing the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped from 6.3 percent in September to 5.9 percent in October. ...Read More

Ferguson panel will review case at federal level

(AP) - As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation into the Ferguson shooting, a separate federal review of the police department could hold the potential for longer-lasting change. A county grand jury is expected to announce ...Read More

Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade

Join 93.9 The Eagle for the 2014 Columbia Jaycees Holiday Parade in The District. Sunday, Nov. 23th, 3P - Rain or Shine This year's parade theme is "Storybook Magic", and the route will go west on Broadway from College Ave. ...Read More

Nixon declares State of Emergency

(AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declared a state of emergency and activated the National Guard in advance of a grand jury decision about whether a white police officer will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black ...Read More