Mid-Missouri News
Four arrested in North Columbia for burglary

Four people have been arrested in North Columbia for a burglary earlier this week. DeAngelo Joe (left), 20, La’Deja Hayes (center), 18, Martavious Jones (right), 17, and a 15-year-old boy (not pictured), were all taken into custody late Thursday morning ...Read More

Two recovering after rocky fall at Stephens Lake

A scary fall is reported at Columbia’s Stephens Lake Park. Emergency officials say two men apparently dropped about 18 feet on to some rocks at Sherman’s Dam on the park’s south side late Thursday afternoon. In a tricky rescue, firefighters ...Read More

Man that escaped Columbia police arrested in north MO

(AP) - A Columbia man accused of leading law enforcement on a 114-mile high-speed chase in northwest Missouri is jailed in Jackson County on numerous charges. Prosecutors on Thursday charged 32-year-old Donald Buckner with robbery, armed criminal action and resisting ...Read More

Jefferson City hospital CEO talks Ebola prep

We’ve learned a doctor in New York City has picked up Ebola after a recent trip to West Africa. Are Mid-Missouri hospitals really ready if Ebola shows up here? New Capital Region Medical Center CEO Gaspare Calvaruso says yes. "Folks ...Read More

MoDot is ready for homecoming

Expect plenty of traffic on the roads this Mizzou Homecoming weekend, but at least you won’t have construction to worry about. MoDOT engineer Mike Schupp says crews have wrapped up most projects and won’t be blocking any traffic for the ...Read More

Jefferson City Mayor will not run for second term

Mayor Eric Struemph will NOT run for a second term as Jefferson City’s leader. Streumph says his father is battling Alzheimers disease and he’s had some health problems himself. Streumph, who was elected in 20-11, says he’ll spending more time ...Read More

Basye wants to see the numbers for himself

Waste in government is at the top of the list for another State Representative nominee. Chuck Basye is taking on John Wright next month. Basye says on the Gary Nolan Show he saw plenty of waste at the federal level ...Read More

Both sides say Myers autopsy supports their story

(Missourinet) Two sides say a private autopsy of the 18-year-old teen fatally shot by an off-duty St. Louis Police officer October 8 backs up their positions. The family of Vonderrit Myers, Junior, paid forensic pathologist Doctor Cyril Wecht to conduct ...Read More

PODCAST: Local author talks about his life in the USSR

Not many Americans really know what life was like in the USSR, but one Columbia man recently wrote a book about it. Vladimir McMillin lived behind the “Iron Curtain” for years. He eventually immigrated to America in 1990. "There was ...Read More

Ferguson leaks being criticized by all sides

(AP) - St. Louis County's top elected official and attorneys for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson are criticizing recent leaks of information related to investigations into Michael Brown's shooting death. Wilson's attorneys said Thursday that they are not responsible for ...Read More

Columbia man dies in I-70 crash

A crash on Interstate 70 has claimed the life of a Columbia man. Donald Hollenberg, 79, was the passenger in an SUV that was rear-ended by a car on I-70 at mile marker 201 (near Warrenton) at about 9:45 a.m. ...Read More

High-speed motorcycle chase ends with arrest

A man who’s been hiding from the law for years is finally tracked down after a chase. Morgan County authorities spotted Timothy Farr, 45, on a motorcycle near Stover on Tuesday afternoon. He made a break for it, going faster ...Read More

Wanted man leads police on downtown chase

A couple days before Mizzou Homecoming, a wanted man leads police on a little parade of his own in downtown Columbia. Officers learned Donald Buckner was cruising around the Boone County Courthouse Wednesday afternoon, looking for a victim. When they ...Read More

Jefferson City man arrested for shooting, cocaine

A Jefferson City man is accused of shooting at a car with several people in it, including a three-year-old. Danial Lowe, 23, apparently got mad when a cell phone sale went bad in the 600 block of Linn Street near ...Read More

Callaway hog farm eyeing expansion reports spill

(AP) - A Callaway County hog farm whose owners are seeking a state permit to significantly expand operations has reported a 10,000-gallon waste spill to state regulators. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the waste came from the Pork Master Inc. ...Read More

Parks to offer safe viewing of solar eclipse

(AP) Parks and observatories in Missouri are offering the public a chance to safely view the final solar eclipse of the year. The moon will move in front of the sun from about 4:40-6 p.m. Thursday. Regular sunglasses won't fully ...Read More

Gandhi running for prosecutor as independent

They say ‘name recognition’ can mean a lot in an election. If so, Cole County prosecutor candidate Anji Gandhi has a leg up. The former Cole and Boone assistant prosecutor is the great-great-granddaughter of Indian civil rights leader Mohatma Gandhi. ...Read More

State answers for reports of terrible Medicaid service

(Missourinet) - State lawmakers want to know what the Department of Social Services is doing to answer the needs of people calling its Medicaid hotline, after hearing about one woman’s runaround. Lawmakers responded to a report by ABC 17 news ...Read More

Deer season thinned before season even started

(Missourinet) - Missouri hunters already have started thinning the state’s deer herd. The serious hunting starts in less than a month. Archery hunting season and the urban deer season kick off a series of seasons that last until early January. ...Read More

Ebola has lawmakers worried Governor isn’t doing enough

(AP) - Some Missouri lawmakers are concerned the state isn't doing enough to prevent an Ebola outbreak. At a hearing with state health officials Wednesday, Republican senators questioned whether emergency responders have the training and resources to handle the deadly ...Read More