Mid-Missouri News
Jefferson City arson suspect charged

Jefferson City cops find an arson suspect.   31-year-old James Stude is charged with first-degree arson. The fire Stude is accused of setting destroyed an entire house on Sunday. One Jefferson City firefighter had to be taken to a nearby ...Read More

Woman uses “Right-to-Farm” as defense for pot growing operation

(AP) - A Missouri judge has ruled that a right-to-farm constitutional amendment doesn't protect a woman who allegedly grew marijuana in her basement.     Cole County Circuit Judge Dan Green ruled Tuesday that a woman charged with growing pot ...Read More

Boone County hires two for emergency positions

Boone County, once again, has a new 911 Director. Chad Martin is a Captain with the Sheriff’s Department, and has worked with BCSD for nearly 19 years. He's also a former Columbia/Boone Co. dispatcher for five years. Martin replaces Scott ...Read More

“Evil man” Nunley executed

(Missourinet) The book has been closed on a quarter-century old murder case with the execution of the second killer involved. Roderick Nunley, described by a former Kansas City policeman who investigated the murder of Ann Harrison in 1989, and who ...Read More

Police name Peachtree shooting suspect

Columbia Police now know who they’re looking for, after two people were shot near a south side bar over the weekend. They’ve named 23-year-old Mylonyo "Lonnie" Tramire Cunningham as a suspect, and consider him armed and dangerous. Two men were ...Read More

Mizanskey wants work, marijuana reform

What’s next for Jeff Mizanskey, the man who walked out of a Jefferson City prison Tuesday after serving 21 years on non-violent marijuana charges? Governor Nixon commuted the “without parole” part of Mizanskey’s life sentence in May. That parole was ...Read More

Police search for Robinson’s robber

Columbia Police are looking for the man that stole from a couple Robinson's Cleaners locations.     They say the suspect in the posted surveillance pictures pried open the coin receptacles on a couple machines at the Trimble Road location ...Read More

Business Loop 70 board reviewing options

Members of Columbia’s Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District are researching what to do next, after voting this week not to pursue a half-cent sales tax hike. A drawing error meant the district included just one voter, who would have ...Read More

Giant spoon raising hunger awareness

You’ll notice something very different if you drive by the Food Bank office on Columbia's Vandiver Drive…a giant orange spoon. It’s part of efforts to raise awareness during National Hunger Action Month. Learn more about "Spoontember" here.

Russellville Drive Inn closed after employees get sick

Cole County health officials have closed the Russellville Drive Inn Restaurant. Four employees of the restaurant came down sick Saturday night with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Inspectors paid an unannounced visit to the restaurant on Monday and cited it ...Read More

Linn woman pleads guilty to meth dealing

A mid-Missouri woman has admitted to dealing meth. Sangria Mueller of Linn pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to illegally possessing the drug and a gun. Officers searched the 39-year-old’s home in February 2014 and found 165 grams of meth ...Read More

Hearing on I-70 ideas Wednesday

(Missourinet) The Missouri Highway Commission has a hearing scheduled Wednesday on what to do about I-70. MoDot says the road needs major upgrades, but the money is not there to do it the conventional ways. Tom Blair with the department ...Read More

Drones – spy tools or emergency lifesavers?

Are they designed to help ‘Big Brother’ keep an eye on you, or are they just a cool gift for the kids? Rick Beckwith is a ‘drone-hobbyist’. He also serves on Cole County’s Haz-Mat team. "...usually involve putting a person, ...Read More

School split over transgender student using girls bathroom

(AP) - An effort by a transgender student to use the girls bathroom is splitting Hillsboro High School, with some of her peers walking out in protest and others holding a counter demonstration to show their support. Lila Perry says ...Read More

Jefferson City street closure could protect pedestrians

Should Chestnut Street be closed to traffic on the Lincoln University campus? Mayor Carrie Tergin agrees with LU officials who want to turn the street into a pedestrian plaza. "I'm in favor of seeing that happen because, first of all ...Read More

Nunley execution scheduled for Tuesday night

(Missourinet) It’s been 26 years since a Kansas City teen was kidnapped while waiting for the school bus, brutally attacked and murdered, then left in the trunk of a car to die. The second person convicted in the case, Roderick ...Read More

Mizanskey leaves prison

It’s the first day of the rest of Jeff Mizanskey’s life. The man who served more than 20 years of a life sentence on non-violent marijuana charges walked out of prison on parole Tuesday morning. Mizanskey plans to live with ...Read More

Becker pleads guilty to six bank robberies

A local man pleads guilty to six bank robberies in two months, and using a bike as his getaway vehicle. Shaun Becker, a 43-year-old Columbia man, pleaded guilty today (mon) in federal court. Becker’s robberies happened between November 2014 and ...Read More

White supremacist convicted in Jewish site killings

(AP) - Jurors who convicted a white supremacist of killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City will now hear more evidence before deciding whether to recommend a death sentence. The penalty phase of Frazier Glenn Miller Jr.'s ...Read More

MoDot warns of 641 problem bridges

(Missourinet) Four bridges in Missouri are already closed because of their deteriorating condition, and one Transportation Department official says more will close in the coming year. Based on the latest round of inspections there are 641 bridges in Missouri considered ...Read More