Witnesses tell KWOS news that the University of Missouri student who fell off the balcony of an apartment house over the weekend should not have been on that balcony. 19 year old Jack Lipp remains in critical condition at University Hospital after he fell more than 20 feet during a party at the home early Saturday morning.
The renters of the apartment say the balcony is dangerous and Lipp unbolted locks on the door that lead to the balcony.
The Morgan County sheriff’s department now says the family Christmas tree started the fire that killed 28 year old Joelle Lawson and her two year old daughter last Friday morning. Investigators say the artificial tree was in the living room of the apartment on Hiway 52 just outside of Barnett. A man living in another apartment in the building got out safely. An official cause of death will be released following autopsies.
Will the embattled Osage County Sheriff lose his police officer certification? Sheriff Michael Dixon was before a hearing board yesterday. Dixon pleaded guilty to harassment charges in a plea deal involving an incident involving a female officer in 20-13. Most of those in attendance testified in support of Dixon. A decision could come by next month.
If Dixon loses his certification he would have to step down as sheriff.
Are you feeling bad? The ‘genuine’ flu has arrived in Mid-Missouri … 37 cases in two days …
Jefferson City Dr. Earl Miller says the flu is spreading into the schools. He adds the problem is that this year’s vaccine wasn’t very effective in targeting this strain of influenza. In fact. he says his patients who came down with it did take their flu shots.
Fulton Police are hunting for a gunman who held up Family Dollar last night. Investigators say the man showed a gun and escaped with money from the store on East 3rd Street around around – 9. He’s described as black .. with long dreadlocks and a scar under his eye.
Two suspected drug dealers are in the Callaway County Jail. Officers raided a home on Monroe Street and arrested Brent Teel and April Teel. They found drugs, paraphernalia and a gun in the home
A vacant Fulton home burns and firefighters think it may be arson. The Friday fire started in a front room of the house near the corner of Seventh and Vine. No one was hurt.
An Ozarks state lawmaker says he’s taking a stand against benefits for students who don’t legally live in Missouri.
State Representative Scott Fitzpatrick (R-Shell Knob) filed legislation this week, HB 187, to prevent the Missouri Department of Higher Education (DHE) from offering taxpayer-funded college benefits to students who have not been granted lawful status in the United States.
Fitzpatrick said controversy arose after DHE officials announced they had found a loop-hole in state law and would expand the Missouri A+ scholarship program to include students who were brought to America illegally but have applied for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) status; a new type of immigration status created by the Obama Administration in 2012. Under DACA, students do not receive legal status or a pathway to citizenship; however Missouri higher education officials decided that those students now qualify for the taxpayer-funded scholarship program.
The Transportation Department has told Governor Nixon it will give him the report he’s asked for, on the options for paying for the repair and expansion of I-70 with tolls.
Nixon says Missouri voters have weighed in on the other ideas that are most often aired…
Nixon doesn’t say he’s preparing to introduce a plan for the future of transportation funding in Missouri, but says it’s time to talk about tolls…
The Department is expected to get a report to the governor by the end of the month. In asking for that report, Nixon suggested using tolls to pay for work on I-70 could free up resources currently used on that interstate for road and bridge projects throughout the state.
The legislature last looked at the issue in 2012 when a bill proposing tolls didn’t get past a legislative committee hearing.