Mid-Missouri News
State Auditor Schweich dead at 54

(Missourinet) - Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has died from a gunshot wound. His spokesman, Spence sent out a statement about 1:30 p.m. today: “It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich today.  ...Read More

Missouri Officials react to death of Auditor Tom Schweich

(AP) - Reaction from federal and state politicians from Missouri about Thursday's death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich, a Republican candidate for governor: --- "I join all Missourians in mourning the passing of State Auditor Tom Schweich, a brilliant, ...Read More

Changes to Missouri’s deadly force law debated

(MissouriNet) - One of the issues raised by state lawmakers after the Michael Brown, Jr., shooting, was whether to change state law on the use of deadly force by law enforcement. It says an officer can use that level of ...Read More

Three arrested in Maries County drug raid

A drug raid on a home in Belle, Missouri, lands three people in jail. Maries County deputies served a warrant Wednesday night on a home on Belle Avenue where authorities say they found a “substantial amount” of suspected meth, marijuana, ...Read More

Fulton armed robbery suspect apprehended

Police arrested a man who they suspect of committing armed robbery early Thursday morning in Fulton. They say he went into the Break Time on West 4th St. in Fulton early Thursday morning and demanded money from the register. Officers ...Read More

Lewis found guilty of Columbia murder

(AP) - A jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of killing a Columbia art dealer in exchange for $10,000, a car and a gun. The jury on Wednesday found Casey D. Lewis of Shawnee, Oklahoma, guilty of first-degree murder ...Read More

House cuts funding for Common Core group membership

(AP) - Missouri House Speaker John Diehl says the state will strip $4.5 million in funding for membership to a group that makes tests for the national Common Core education standards. Diehl said Wednesday that cutting the money will ensure ...Read More

Prescription drug database bill gets first-round approval

(AP) - A measure to create a database to monitor the prescription of drugs such as addictive pain killers is moving forward in the Missouri House. The House gave initial approval to the bill creating a prescription drug database to ...Read More

Bank teller indicted for embezzling $410,000

(AP) - A woman from Missouri's Jefferson City has been indicted on federal charges that she embezzled $410,000 from the bank where she worked. A federal grand jury in Jefferson City returned the indictment accusing 28-year-old Katherine Nicholle Brown of ...Read More

Supreme Court hears arguments on constitutional amendments

(AP) - Critics are arguing to the Missouri Supreme Court that two Missouri constitutional amendments guaranteeing the right to farm and right to bear arms misled voters. Judges on Wednesday heard arguments challenging the proposals, which voters passed last year. ...Read More

Next execution date set in Missouri

(AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set an April execution date for 52-year-old Andre Cole, who killed a man in 1998 out of anger over a child support payment. Cole is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. April ...Read More

Columbia man allegedly threatens to shoot judge

A Columbia man is in jail after allegedly threatening to kill a local judge and her husband. Boone County Det. Tom O’Sullivan says a clerk for Associate Circuit Judge Leslie Schneider took the call from Frank Jindra at about 3:00 ...Read More

Fire damages central Columbia apartments

A morning fire does serious damage to a couple central Columbia apartments. Crews learned about the blaze in the ceiling and attic of a family room on Hartley Court at about 7:00 a.m. Wednesday. The two people inside the building, ...Read More

Hartzler: Override Obama’s Keystone veto

Representative Vicky Hartzler is calling for the Senate and House to overturn President Obama’s veto of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. “I think there’s bipartisan support in both the House and Senate for this bill,” Hartzler said. “Whether there will ...Read More

Eardley named Mizzou Title IX Administrator

Mizzou names a new person to handle sexual assault investigations on campus. Ellen Eardley on Wednesday was announced as the Title IX administrator. Eardley is currently a Washington DC lawyer, and has several years of experience in Title IX investigations. ...Read More

Another mistrial for Brian Adkison

For a while the cops couldn’t touch him, and now Missouri prosecutors are having the same problem. A Caldwell County judge called a mistrial in a case against Brian Adkison. He faces kidnapping and domestic assault charges there. He’s scheduled ...Read More

Baseball bat attack in New Bloomfield

A New Bloomfield man is accused of beating a 62-year-old with a baseball bat. The assault and armed criminal action charges came down Tuesday for Kurt Catron of New Bloomfield. The 29-year-old allegedly hit the Jefferson City man in the ...Read More

Blunt, McCaskill want to override Keystone veto

Missouri’s U.S. Senators aren’t giving up on Keystone. President Obama on Tuesday vetoed construction of the controversial oil pipeline. Both Republican Roy Blunt, and Democrat Claire McCaskill, say they’ll try to override that veto. McCaskill says the oil is coming ...Read More

Drugs, stealing, car chases in Moberly

Three southwest Missouri natives are in trouble in Moberly, after an apparent theft, car chase, and drug raid. Michael Montagna tried to avoid a traffic stop Tuesday but crashed into a couple cars and was arrested. He allegedly had stolen ...Read More

Gun rights amendment faces legal test

(Missourinet) The state Supreme Court will be asked tomorrow to throw out the gun rights amendment to the state Constitution that voters approved in August. Opponents of that amendment argue the language voters saw was misleading and didn’t explain everything ...Read More