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Mid-Missouri News
Endangered Person Advisory in Missouri

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a two-year-old child. The Jefferson City Police Department announced Thursday they are investigating a case involving Colton Lee Dominquez. Dominquez was reportedly abducted after his mother failed to ...Read More

Armed robber quickly arrested in Jefferson City

Wrong time and wrong place for this would-be robber. Jefferson City police got a call that the Subway on High Street was being robbed Thursday morning. Officers were on the scene in less than a minute and the suspect was ...Read More

KC man drowns near Lake Ozark

A Kansas City man has drowned in the Osage River. The Highway Patrol says 75-year-old Larry Pennington fell overboard while docked at Chaney Drive near Highway 54 and Lake Ozark at about 5:12 p.m. Wednesday. He was trying to move ...Read More

Early ID of Missouri River body

Medical examiners may have figured out who is that dead person found floating in the Missouri River this week. The autopsy revealed it’s possibly a black man from the Kansas City area. Authorities are waiting to notify next of kin ...Read More

Two arrests made in Columbia burglary

Two arrests made now in a burglary Tuesday north of Columbia. Police picked up 38-year-old Torry Hudlow and 29-year-old Tonya Wilhite at their home on Creasy Springs Road. The pair were arrested in connection with the burglary earlier this week ...Read More

JC inmate assaults corrections officer

An officer is recovering from injuries suffered in an attack by an inmate at the Jefferson City Correctional Center. The female CO suffered non life-threatening injuries after an inmate assaulted her Monday night. She is listed in fair condition at ...Read More

Missouri lawmakers file lawsuit over Rams stadium

(AP) - Missouri lawmakers are suing to challenge the authority of Governor Jay Nixon and officials who oversee the current St. Louis Rams stadium over plans for a new one. A group of six lawmakers filed a lawsuit Wednesday in ...Read More

Missouri House intern policy under review following scandal

(AP) - A group has been formed to review the Missouri House's intern policy after the former speaker admitted to exchanging sexually suggestive texts with an intern. House Speaker Todd Richardson (pictured) of Poplar Bluff said Wednesday that the working ...Read More

Lake officer hit by car recovering well

The bounce-back effort is in full swing, for the Osage Beach police officer hit by a car during a traffic stop. Austin White was thrown about 40 feet when he was hit by an allegedly impaired driver on Grand Glaize ...Read More

Grabau taking over at United Way

It’s an important group that works with a long list of charities, and he’s the new head. Andrew Grabau will take over as Executive Director of the Heart of Missouri United Way, which he calls a “force multiplier.” "That means ...Read More

Vets may have more available benefits

Are you a veteran? You may be entitled to more benefits. The American Legion’s Tom Goodin says that’s why they’re holding a free Veterans Job and Benefits Fair on Thursday at the Jefferson City Post on Tanner Bridge Road. It ...Read More

Ground broken for new State Mental Health Hospital

(AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials have broken ground on a new maximum security state mental hospital. Nixon on Wednesday announced construction of the new Fulton State Psychiatric Hospital is set to be completed December 2017. The ...Read More

Burglary and manhunt in northern Boone County

Authorities are looking for an apparently very well-armed suspect in northern Boone County. Tuesday afternoon, a homeowner walked in his house on Wade School Road north of Columbia and confronted a man burglarizing it. That suspect ran off, and several ...Read More

Missouri River body search

**UPDATE** After the search was called off Monday night, authorities were able to find a body that was reported floating in the Missouri River. Jefferson City Fire crews responded to a report of the body being seen again Tuesday afternoon. ...Read More

Fulton bear still on the loose

He’s smarter than the average bear. That young black cub is still roaming the Fulton area. Conservation agents spotted the animal near the corner of Ravine and Anne Streets on the city’s east side on Tuesday, but it retreated back ...Read More

Sunrise Beach fire official recovering from crash

We’ve learned the chief of the Sunrise Beach fire department is doing ok, after his car is hit by an ATV. That ATV driver, 27-year-old Adam Williams, was allegedly drunk and going the wrong way when he hit Dennis Reilly’s ...Read More

Ashcroft wants voter photo ID

(Missourinet) A Republican candidate for Missouri Secretary of State has filed an initiative petition aimed at requiring voters in Missouri to show photo ID at the polls. Jay Ashcroft’s petition, if successful, would ask voters to change Missouri’s Constitution to ...Read More

Missouri bill would tax illegal drugs

(Missourinet) Not only do drug dealers have to dodge authorities, but now, they might have to deal with the tax man too. Representative Shawn Rhoads says he’s filing a bill that would put a tax on illegal drugs. He hopes ...Read More

Minor flooding on parts of Missouri River

(AP) - Minor flooding continues along parts of the Missouri River, and the water level is expected to remain high through the week. The National Weather Service reports that the river is above flood stage at Napoleon, Waverly and Boonville. ...Read More

Don’t update Facebook on vacation

You might have fun tracking the neighbor’s vacation to Cancun on their ‘Facebook’ page. But you’re not the only one checking in. "Many people who are members of social media, and Facebook in particular, sometimes get a little too comfortable ...Read More