Mid-Missouri News
Autopsy shows Michael Brown was shot once at close range

(AP) - Two experts say Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range the day he was killed by a Ferguson police officer. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch obtained the St. Louis County medical ...Read More

Shots fired put one school on modified lock down

Shots fired in west Columbia put a school on modified lock down. Witnesses told police a man with a handgun in a blue car drove by the 1000 block of Claudell Lane several times. A little before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday ...Read More

(PODCAST) Emotional interview on soldier suicides

Tom Bradley had Tim Terrell from VFW Post 280 on Wednesday morning to discuss soldier suicides. Terrell says they try to get the word out on the 22nd of every month, because 22 soldiers take their own lives every day. ...Read More

Governor announces commission to study Ferguson issues

(Missourinet) Governor Jay Nixon has announced the creation of an independent commission that will study the unrest in Ferguson since the shooting of Michael Brown August 9 and make recommendations for how to make progress on the issues behind it. ...Read More

Uber stirs more controversy in Columbia

A ride-sharing service is catching heat from local taxi services in front of the Columbia City Council. Joyce Mayfield, owner of Metro Taxi, said she was representing all taxi companies in town at the council meeting Monday night. She says ...Read More

Months of delays on Highway 50

A wreck means you should expect slow-going on part of Highway 50 for the rest of the year. A truck hauling a loader smashed into the Route 50 bridge over Big Horn Drive in Jefferson City west of the tri-level ...Read More

Ebola training underway in Boone County

Leaders from emergency agencies across Boone County met Tuesday to talk about preparations for the chance of Ebola case popping up. Gale Blomenkamp with Boone County Fire says multiple groups are working together on a response plan. "What that looks ...Read More

Fulton drug bust nabs two

A drug raid in Fulton turns up marijuana and more. Police Tuesday evening on West 7th Street arrested two people for the weed, a white powdery substance, and an illegal weapon. Ryan Price (left), 23, has a $25,000 bond for ...Read More

Columbia Chamber endorses Proposition 1

More cops and firefighters are good for business. That’s the opinion of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, which has endorsed Proposition One. President Matt McCormick says stronger public safety would lure more companies, and help out their insurance rates. "It's ...Read More

Rowden says money doesn’t sway his votes

One siting representative says his good fortune in campaign donations is just a sign of happy constituents. Columbia Rep. Caleb Rowden has gotten flak recently over large donations from groups like Grow Missouri, which is backed largely by billionaire Rex ...Read More

Jefferson City woman benefits from Working Wheels charity

Sherryl Henderson is back on the road, thanks to a donated car. Henderson moved back to Jefferson City last year to care for her family after her mother died. She received the 2003 Kia from the Working Wheels for Working ...Read More

JC woman dies after possible heroin overdose

A Jefferson City woman has died of an apparent heroin overdose. Her mother called police at about 4:00 a.m. Tuesday, saying she found her passed out in the bathroom of a home in the 2800 block of Sue Drive on ...Read More

JCPD catches alleged car thief

Jefferson City Police have a suspect in a string of car thefts in town. The thefts happened in several spots early Monday morning. Later that day, officers pulled over Shawnelle Yarborough. They say they found stolen items tied to the ...Read More

Columbia council denies relaxed marijuana ordinance

The Columbia City Council shoots down an effort to relax some marijuana laws. The measure would have allowed seriously ill residents to grow a small amount of their own weed. It failed Monday night on a 4-3 vote. A key ...Read More

Vigil planned for MU student found dead

A vigil is scheduled Tuesday night for a Mizzou student that died over the weekend. KOMU reports 20-year-old Chris Nicklow was found unresponsive in the bathroom of a home on Columbia’s Williams Street on Sunday night. A Columbia Police Dept. ...Read More

Jefferson City Council approves budget

Some unfilled Jefferson City government jobs will stay open. Councilmen approved the $29 million budget Monday night, but not without turning thumbs down on several jobs. They decided not to add an additional police officer and fire training officer, along ...Read More

Missouri state senator arrested in Ferguson

(AP) - St. Louis County police say a Missouri state senator has been arrested during a protest outside of the Ferguson police station. Sgt. Brian Schellman tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Democratic Sen. Jamilah Nasheed of St. Louis walked in ...Read More

State rep candidate wants campaign reform

Democrat Tom Pauley is running against Republican Caleb Rowden in the November election, and he says he’s tired of politicians selling their votes. "I think there's a real problem when our legislators take $650 Cardinal playoff tickets and brag about ...Read More

Rain delays Missouri corn, soybean harvests

(AP) - Rain cut into the number of days Missouri farmers could work in their fields last week, leaving the corn and soybean harvests behind schedule but putting the soil moisture supply in good shape. The National Agricultural Statistics Service ...Read More

Common sense could save money according to one nominee

You’ll see a former State Representative up against a former lobbyist for one Callaway County House seat. Republican Travis Fitzwater is running for the seat being vacated by Jeannie Riddle who’s running for Senate. He says he’ll push for some ...Read More