The future of the Osage County Sheriff is up in the air. Yesterday, the Missouri Department of Public Safety revoked Sheriff Michael Dixon’s license as a peace officer after he admitted to harassing a Belle police officer. Under state law, sheriff’s are required to have a valid peace officer’s license…but Osage County prosecuting attorney Amanda Grellner says as an elected official, Dixon does not have to leave office unless Grellner or State Attorney General Chris Koster bring a warrant against him. Osage County officials say they will meet behind closed doors today to determine how to proceed. Dixon can appeal the administrative decision in Cole County circuit court.
Parent teachers and members of the community had a chance to meet Jefferson City’s new school superintendent last night. Larry Linthacum met several dozen people at a reception at the Performing Arts Center. Linthacum who taught and coached football for the 1995-96 school year in Jefferson City is returning to the district as Superintendent this coming summer. He’s currently the superintendent in the Maryville School district. Linthacum will replace the retiring Brian Mitchell on July 1.
Columbia police are still trying to piece together a home invasion and shooting which left a man with serious injuries. Resident of the house on Hickman Avenue say an intruder broke into their home and assaulted the victim before shooting him. Witnesses say the victim was unresponsive and taken to a local hospital for treatment. No word on the man’s condition at this point.
Columbia police are looking for masked man who robbed a liquor store a knife point Saturday night. The police department says the man entered Eagle Liquors on I-70 Drive Southwest and demanded money. Police say they aren’t sure how much he made off with. The robber’s photo is posted on the police department website.
Columbia police are looking for a man and a woman who were in a car that lead a chase with police Saturday night. The chase wound its way through central Columbia…and ended when the car hit the gate of Stephens Stables. One man was detained after a foot chase. The other man and woman in the car are still on the loose.
A Holts Summit man is dead after a crash on Highway 50 in Moniteau County Friday morning. 45-year-old Claude Jones’s car collided with a tractor trailer near California about 10-30 Friday morning. Jones was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the tractor trailer suffered minor injuries. The Highway Patrol says Jones was not wearing a seatbelt.
Why did a Jefferson City middle school student leave a field trip yesterday? The eighth-grader had apparently planned to run away from a tour of
the Saint Louis Holocaust Museum, and made it safely all the way back to Columbia. Police returned him to the state-run home where he lives in
A woman claiming to be his mother tells us the boy walked and hitchhiked more than a 100 miles to make his way back to her in Columbia. A school spokesperson questions whether that's legit, and confirms that the woman has
no legal custody rights with the child.
It’s no fun to be an ‘urban outdoorsman’ when the temperature starts dropping. Jefferson City Salvation Army Lt. Christopher White says they set up extra cots in their shelter when it dips below – 40 …
White says they have room for about 20 – more ‘guests’ even when the Center of Hope is full. He adds the Salvation Army is still asking for donations since their 20-14 fund drive fell short.
Another year, another discussion of state employee pay raises. On KWOS Open Air, Representative Mike Bernskoetter says he’s not sure if it will happen, or what it will be. Governor Nixon made no mention of a raise in his State Of The State Speech. Bernskoetter voted against a raise for elected leaders. That issue is now in the state Senate.