Mid-Missouri News
Alleged KC shooter a Moberly High School graduate

The alleged Kansas City Highway shooter is behind bars, and he has Moberly ties. Mohammed Whitaker, 27, is being held on suspicion of up to 20 shootings that injured three people on highways in the Kansas City area. Whitaker graduated ...Read More

Charges against alleged JC kidnappers

The aunt and biological mother of a Jefferson City girl are charged with parental kidnapping. Britney Coney doesn’t have custody rights over her daughter, 8-year-old Eboni Coney-King. Police say the girl’s aunt, Na’Diya Curtis, took the girl out a back ...Read More

Adult turkey hunting season starts Monday

It’s like Thanksgiving in the spring. The firearms turkey season starts Monday in Missouri. Tom Strother with the Missouri Department of Conservation says the expected high numbers in the fields have hunters ready to go. "When you have a good ...Read More

UPDATE: Authorities find endangered JC girl

***UPDATE*** The Highway Patrol says Coney-King has been found safe in St. Louis. ***ORIGINAL STORY*** Jefferson City Police issue an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing girl. They say 8-year-old Eboni Coney-King was taken from West Elementary School at about ...Read More

Two search warrants, four arrests, and several ounces of meth seized

Several ounces of meth are now off the street, and four suspected dealers are behind bars in Boone County. Sheriff’s deputies served the first search warrant Thursday morning at a home on Austin Avenue where they believed meth was being ...Read More

Woman dies after fall in Moberly

A woman dies after a fall from a balcony in Moberly. Police responded to the home on Reed Street Wednesday and found 49-year-old Claradine Hustito seriously injured. They thought she had been hurt in a fall from a porch, but ...Read More

Mamtek criminal trial delayed again

(AP) - The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case. Cole had been scheduled for trial June 16th on five felony charges related to ...Read More

Jones says tax cut plan has some democratic support

They want to cut your income taxes by as much as 6 percent and give you bigger business deductions too. House Speaker Tim Jones says Democratic leaders are at least giving the plan ‘lip service.' "Chris Koster wrote a big ...Read More

Should the government regulate pay day loans?

Should state law protect you from yourself? There's a push to get lawmakers to crack down on pay day loans, which can charge hundreds of percent in interest. Barb Paulus is with Metropolitan Congregations United. On "Missouri Viewpoints", she says ...Read More

Ethics bill would end lobbyist gifts to lawmakers

A Mid-Missouri State Rep. is taking up the fight to kick some money out of state politics. Democrat John Wright of Rocheport says he’d like to see gifts from lobbyists to Missouri lawmakers banned completely. If his bill to ban ...Read More

Your trip to the store has gotten more expensive

Your groceries are costing a little bit more each time you go to the store, but Missouri’s doing better than the national average. Diane Olson with the Missouri Farm Bureau says the quarterly “Market Basket” survey shows you’re paying about ...Read More

Better Business Bureau has tips for lawn care companies

Now that spring is here, it’s time for many to think about lawn care or big landscaping projects outside their home. Mike Harrison with the Better Business Bureau in Mid-Missouri says before you strike a deal with a lawn company ...Read More

Adults encouraged to go back to college

Swing by Lincoln’s campus about any evening, and you’ll see plenty of older students. President Dr. Kevin Rome says those Mid-Missouri commuters have always been a big part of the University. "Many of them may have started college, and didn't ...Read More

Legislature passes tax cut bill

(AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to an income tax cut for individuals and many business owners. The vote Wednesday by the Republican-led House could set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. Nixon rejected a ...Read More

UM System hires group to review sex assault resources

The University of Missouri hires a group to examine how its campuses handle cases of sexual misconduct. System President Tim Wolfe says the National Center for Higher Education Risk Management will analyze a list of sexual assault resources available on ...Read More

Drug deal gone bad leads to shooting and arrest of 6

It was a drug deal gone bad that prompted a Jefferson City shooting last week. Prosecutors have charged Javier Morris and Dennis Summers in the shooting and wounding of a man at a home Friday night. Eagle news has reported ...Read More

Fatal accident on Highway 63

It’s the third deadly head-on crash in the area over about a 24-hour stretch. Wesley Scarborough of Mountain View was the passenger in a car that crossed Highway 63’s center line just north of Vienna late Wednesday afternoon, and hit ...Read More

Extra trooper presence near the Lake this year

If you’re planning a trip to the Lake this season, expect plenty of Highway Patrol troopers. Sergeant Paul Reinsch with the patrol says Troop F is doing some extra training so that troopers will be able to respond either on ...Read More

Alleged adult store robber arrested

Investigators did a little leg work, then let the bad guy come to them. Two Crimestopper callers and the victim identified Derrick Webster as the man who robbed the Passions adult store on the Business Loop Sunday night. Columbia Police ...Read More

Lawyers hired to fight Ferguson’s $100M suit

(AP) - A central Missouri county has hired four attorneys to help defend itself and three employees named in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a man whose murder conviction was overturned after he served nearly a decade behind bars. ...Read More