Mid-Missouri News
Bill that would have gutted Conservation funding withdrawn

(Missourinet) - A House proposal that would have eliminated the one-eighth of one percent conservation sales tax, which accounts for 60-percent of the Department of Conservation’s budget, has been withdrawn. “When you don’t ever vote on a tax again, when that tax ...Read More

Man arrested on child pornography charges

A Columbia man is arrested for having child pornography. The Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force was told by a Tennessee law agency that someone in Columbia had distributed child porn to a person in Nashville. Investigation showed 36-year-old Gary ...Read More

Mobile Home fire in south east Columbia

Fire rips through a mobile home in southeast Columbia. Crews responded Friday evening to heavy smoke visible from a home in Woodstock Estates Trailer Court. A tanker was needed to provide water to put out the fire, which was brought ...Read More

Very little snow pushes MO closer to drought status

(AP) - Parts of Iowa, Missouri and other Midwest states are teetering close to drought status. The National Drought Mitigation Center on Thursday classified a large swath of southern Iowa, areas along the northern Missouri border and the region east ...Read More

Gun control bill could be collaboration between Missouri and Kansas

(AP) - State lawmakers from Missouri and Kansas are pitching similar legislation to restrict firearms for persons with domestic violence or stalking restraining orders or convictions. Republican Kansas Rep. Barbara Bollier of Mission Hills and Democratic Missouri Rep. Stacey Newman ...Read More

Alden steps out of AD position into teaching role

A fixture at Mizzou for the past 17 years will be stepping down later this year. Athletics Director Mike Alden made the official announcement today at a packed press conference. Alden says that he’ll be moving on to a teaching ...Read More

Three more East Columbia burglary suspects arrested

Boone County authorities have arrested three more people for an East Columbia burglary. Antonio Primer (left), 20, and 17-year-olds Eulus McClain III and Martavious Jones (right), are all now in jail for first degree burglary and stealing. They allegedly helped ...Read More

Armed carjacking in central Columbia

We've gotten word about an overnight carjacking at gunpoint in central Columbia. A man was borrowing a friend’s car at about 1:16 a.m. Friday, when he told her that two men with ski masks and guns at Garth and Worley ...Read More

Snow expected in Mid-Mo

It looks like we’ll finish up January with a little snow. ABC 17 Stormtrack Meteorologist Brittany Beggs is calling for 1-3" in Columbia, and 1-2" Jefferson City. But, she says if it gets slightly colder than expected, we could get ...Read More

Mizzou AD Alden to Step Down

After a 17-year career at the helm of Missouri Athletics, Mike Alden is ready for a new chapter. Alden announced in an open letter Thursday that he will step down as Mizzou's Athletics Director on August 31st, 2015. He will ...Read More

McCaskill among Senate supporters of Keystone pipeline

The Keystone XL oil pipeline plan heads to the President’s desk, with the help of both Missouri senators. Claire McCaskill joined Roy Blunt in approving the pipeline, which would run oil from Canada’s tar sands to Gulf Coast refineries. She ...Read More

Osage Co. Sheriff wants license back

The Osage County Sheriff is appealing the state’s ruling that took his peace officer’s license. Michael Dixon’s attorney has filed a motion for an immediate stay on the decision which came down this week, a punishment for harassing a Belle ...Read More

Another escape for Jefferson City teen

That teenage boy who escaped from a Jefferson City school field trip in St. Louis briefly snuck out again Thursday. He and another boy ran away early in the afternoon from a non-secured classrom at Prenger Family Center, where they ...Read More

Colorado marijuana found in Sedalia raid

You can get a mile high in the Rockies, but not here. A raid on a Sedalia home Thursday turned up marijuana from a dispensary in Colorado. Authorities also found large amounts of cocaine, other weed, packaging materials, and some ...Read More

Nixon heading to Cuba in March

(Missourinet) Missouri’s governor will lead a trade mission to Cuba in March. Jay Nixon says our agriculture products could really find a new market. "Soybeans and corn have really solid potential there," Gov. Nixon says. "We also think rice. I ...Read More

Columbia woman sentenced for embezzlement

A Columbia woman is sentenced for embezzling over half a million dollars. Terry Lynn Johnson, 50, of Columbia has pleaded guilty to mortgage fraud and embezzlement. She will spend two and a half years in prison and pay more than ...Read More

Local NAACP leader still questions Nixon

Jefferson City’s NAACP leader is calling out the Governor for his response to the unrest in Ferguson. "One of the first things the people said is 'Stop teargassing your own citizens, right?'" President Rod Chapel says. "Then to call a ...Read More

Lawmakers will NOT get raise after Senate vote

(AP) - Missouri lawmakers and state elected officials will not receive a raise. State senators on Thursday voted 31-3 to block a pay increase for themselves that was recommended by a state commission. The commission in November recommended $4,000 more ...Read More

Layoffs coming to IBM, could hit Columbia office

We’re learning about a layoff at IBM that could affect the center in Columbia. The company is being pretty tight-lipped about the possible firings though. An official statement from IBM says the company is “rebalance[ing] its workforce to meet the ...Read More

Schweich announces run for governor

(AP) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says he is running for governor in 2016. Schweich announced his candidacy Wednesday at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. It sets up the potential for a high-profile Republican primary against Catherine Hanaway, a former ...Read More