Mid-Missouri News
Euliss pushes for Sixth Ward council spot

Columbia Sixth Ward city council candidate Ryan Euliss says, if he’s elected, he’ll focus on more cops, better sewers, and smoother streets. "I think we need to do our job, and that's the stuff that I really want to focus ...Read More

Spence Jackson suicide note released at Press Conference

The family of Spence Jackson, former aide to Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, asked that Jackson's suicide note be read to the public today. Jackson committed suicide on Friday, about a month after his former boss Schweich also took his own ...Read More

Auditor’s spokesman remembered as “fun” and “professional”

(Missourinet) Those in and close to the state auditor’s office have suffered another emotional blow this week with the death of its communications director, Spence Jackson. Jefferson City Police say it appears he committed suicide in his apartment just over ...Read More

Five-year sentence for child porn

A Columbia man will spend five years in prison for having child pornography. Jonathan Hillyard, 30, learned his sentence on Monday. Hillyard was arrested at his home on Nick Court in October. Investigators from the National Center for Missing Exploited ...Read More

Principal resigns after controversial survey

The fallout continues after a controversial survey at Fulton Middle School. Students learned Monday that Principal Christopher Crane had been let go. Also, parents got an email over the weekend saying that the school district is self-reporting violations of student ...Read More

Love challenges for 2nd Ward council seat

The challenger for Columbia’s Second Ward City Council spot says officials right now sometimes spend money where they should not. Paul Love, an IT engineer at CarFax, says he would get rid of one of Columbia’s parks taxes, and move ...Read More

State auditor spokesman found dead

**UPDATE 1:00 p.m. Monday** (AP) - Police say the spokesman for Missouri auditor's office left a note before his apparent suicide, which came about a month after his boss killed himself. Jefferson City Police spokesman Capt. Doug Shoemaker said Monday ...Read More

Girl allegedly abducted in Missouri found safe in New Mexico

(AP) - Authorities say a 13-year-old Missouri girl who was allegedly abducted has been found safe in New Mexico and a man is in custody. New Mexico State Police say 55-year-old Raymond Vallia was arrested Monday afternoon after a traffic ...Read More

Missouri House panel questions privacy in body camera bill

(AP) - A Democratic proposal made in response to the fatal police shooting in Ferguson that would require mandatory body cameras for Missouri police is facing a Republican roadblock. GOP House committee members questioned funding mechanisms and privacy protections during ...Read More

More Callaway charges for Illinois woman

An Illinois woman is now in more trouble with the Callaway County Prosecutor’s Office. Deputies arrested 32-year-old Sara See at about 1:15 a.m. Monday behind a house on Lumberyard Lane just south of Fulton. She allegedly had meth on her. ...Read More

Conservation battle continues in Missouri

(Missourinet) Communication is key to a good relationship, and that includes state lawmakers. Some legislators, including Sen. Brian Munzlinger (pictured), have filed bills recently designed to get the attention of conservation officials. He says he wants to reduce the department's ...Read More

Linn man faces federal gun charges

A Mid-Missouri man is in serious trouble for some illegal guns. Federal prosecutors on Monday announced the charges against Charles Trimble of Linn. The 58-year-old convicted felon allegedly had guns on him in both 2012 and 2013, and at least ...Read More

Osage Co. man accused of farm thefts

The suspect who authorities say stole a whole bunch of farm equipment is now in custody. The Osage County Prosecutor charged 29-year-old Ryan Thoenen on Monday with taking about $70,000 worth of agriculture products, and trying to sell some of ...Read More

White officially announces he will retire

Cole County Sheriff Greg White won’t run for re-election. It comes as no real surprise, since White has said for some time he plans to retire. He’s endorsing Sheriff’s Captain John Wheeler for the job. Both White and Wheeler worked ...Read More

Barnes pushes shorter welfare cap

Missouri House Republicans have welfare in their sights. A bill passed recently would cap benefits at 30 months rather than the current 5 years. It also has stricter work requirements. "There is nothing mean-spirited about insisting that able-bodied people who ...Read More

Lake Ozark man dies in crash

A head-on crash claims the life of a Lake Ozark man. The Highway Patrol reports John McGowin, 53, lost control going around a curve of Camden Co. Route HH just west of Duckhead Rd. at 1:20 a.m. Sunday, and crashed ...Read More

Mom hits toddler with car

A mother hits her two-year-old son with a car. Nicole Murphy, 31, of Mexico was backing out of a private driveway on Pinnacle Lakes Road east of New Florence in Montgomery County at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday when she hit ...Read More

Don’t swipe the Similac

They're allegedly serial thieves of the thing kids eat before cereal. Moberly Police say they caught three people stealing about $1,000 worth of baby formula Saturday afternoon at Wal-Mart. They then found more than 80 cans of formula in their ...Read More

“Smart Roads” proposed for Missouri

We’ve seen the era of smart phones and Smart TVs; could smart roads be next? Engineer Tim Sylvester says he’s going to introduce his “smart pavement” idea to the state’s Department of Transportation. "Smart pavement provides intelligent transit services as ...Read More

McCaskill urges caution in ISIS strikes

Some conservatives are concerned the U.S. isn’t taking swift enough action against ISIS, but Senator Claire McCaskill disagrees. She said the U.S. must be careful because it’s not just fighting against a military, but a whole ideology. "We are fully ...Read More