Mid-Missouri News
Central Columbia house shooting

The search continues for a central Columbia shooter. Officers found several bullet holes in a home on the 300 block of Sexton Road between Worley and the Business Loop at about 2:08 a.m. Sunday. Although five people were inside at ...Read More

Public hearing on downtown Columbia property

Columbia’s city council holds a public hearing Monday night on development options for a key piece of downtown. CVS Pharmacy has been working on a deal with the owner at the southeast corner of Broadway and Providence, but hasn’t met ...Read More

Man gropes woman on Columbia trail

Columbia authorities are looking for the man that groped a woman and flashed her on a local trail. Police say the victim was running at 11:15 a.m. Sunday on Hinkson Creek Trail near the Grindstone Nature Area when a man ...Read More

Deadly crash closes I-70

A Warsaw man died in a two-vehicle crash that closed I-70 for hours early Sunday. The Highway Patrol reports Larry Noland's pickup had a mechanical issue near mile marker 118 west of Columbia at 2:55 a.m., causing it to go ...Read More

No-wake advisory lifted at Lake

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon lifted the no-wake advisory on Saturday morning. ORIGINAL STORY: The Governor wants you to slow down at the Lake this weekend. Because of flooded conditions at the Lake of the Ozarks, Governor Jay Nixon has issued a ...Read More

Accused Texas murderer arrested in Jefferson City

A suspected Lone Star state murderer is caught in Mid-Missouri. Jefferson City police learned that 33-year-ld Kenneth Williams was hiding out in the area, and was wanted for a murder that happened in June in Texas. Police found Williams one ...Read More

Boone County inmate dies

We now know the name of the inmate that died in custody yesterday. 43-year-old Deanna Harris started having breathing problems in a court hearing. The sheriff’s department says she was taken to a hospital where she later died. Initial autopsy ...Read More

Wanted Columbia man arrested

A Columbia man wanted by local cops, and the feds, is now in jail. An electronic license plate reader tagged Curtis Russell’s car at about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, and a deputy arrested him on Conley Road near Highway 63 and ...Read More

Woman accused of stealing $140k from clinic

A Versailles woman is accused of stealing more than $140,000 from her local clinic. Melissa Owsley, 38, turned herself in Wednesday, after Morgan Co. Sheriff's Dept. investigators say she took the money from Morgan County Health Center. We don’t know ...Read More

Severe weather hits Mid-Mo

(photo credit: Billy Dexheimer via twitter) July starts with a blast of severe weather. A tornado-warned system slammed Mid-Missouri on Wednesday night, bringing damaging winds and enough rain to flood some city streets. ABC 17 Stormtrack Meteorologist Brittany Beggs says, thankfully, ...Read More

Auxvasse woman dies in I-70 crash

An Auxvasse woman died in that big I-70 crash just east of Columbia Wednesday morning. The Highway Patrol says a semi hit Margaret Haile’s pickup near the Route Z exit at 9:16 a.m., knocking her into another tractor trailer. The ...Read More

Missouri counties refusing same-sex marriage licenses

(Missourinet) Two counties in Missouri are not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and one of them is citing a religious objection. LGBT advocacy group PROMO says officials in Schuyler County are citing religious reasons for not issuing licenses in ...Read More

Commission votes down Grain Belt Express

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A panel of Missouri utility regulators has denied one company's request to construct a high-voltage power line in Missouri for a multistate wind energy project.   Three of five members of the state Public Service ...Read More

Jefferson City house fire

Jefferson City firefighters think a house fire Wednesday may have started thanks to a malfunctioning kitchen appliance. Crews were called to the home in the 3000 block of Stadium View Court at about 5:00 p.m.. The fire was quickly brought ...Read More

Troopers prepare for holiday travel

You’ll see plenty of troopers out on the roads for the holiday. With many people heading into a three-day weekend, Sgt. Brent Bernhardt says the Highway Patrol will have officers working overtime stationed every 20 miles. "We are just wanting ...Read More

Fire Marshall pushes fireworks safety

A little common sense goes a long way with 4th of July fireworks. State Fire Marshal Greg Carrell says unsupervised children playing with fireworks are most at risk. His advice? "Watch the big fireworks," Carrell says. "There's something about 'oohing ...Read More

Fireworks stressful for some veterans

(Missourinet) The sound of fireworks can prompt traumatic memories for many men and women who have served in war. Dr. Thomas Demark with the Kansas City Veterans Administration Medical Center says Independence Day is in part a time to honor ...Read More

JC rec center update

You won’t see any excavation work underway for a new recreation center on the Lincoln University campus just yet. But Jefferson City Parks Director Bill Lockwood says the joint project is moving ahead. The 82,000 square foot facility will include ...Read More

Bev Randles announces run for Lt. Governor on Gary Nolan Show

(AP) - The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing. Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016. They join Democratic doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw, of ...Read More

Deadly Cole County wreck

One is dead, and three are hurt, after a Cole County crash. The Highway Patrol says a car went off Highway 179 at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday south of Route T (west of Jefferson City) and flipped. Jude Koenigsfeld of Jefferson ...Read More