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The state auditor says Governor Nixon’s office is still paying for some of its staff and travel out of the budgets of other agencies, even though the legislature put language in the budget three years ago to prevent that. Kurt Schaefer was the Senate budget chairman then, and still is, and
he’s frustrated that language hasn’t changed anything…
The governor says his office will continue to operate as it has been.
A Cole County man is in critical condition with burns after an incident Tuesday near Osage City. Out news partner ABC – 17 reports he’s accused of calling the sheriff’s office and threatening to set off the “biggest explosion Osage City has ever seen”.
Investigators traced the call to a camper In the Cole County town. When they arrived, officers believed they heard the hissing of propane from a tank. The man then set the tank on fire. He was badly burned but nobody else was injured. The man could face charges of attempting to assault law officers.
A big group of Mid – Missourians gets an ‘atta-boy’ from the Red Cross. They were honored last night at the Red Cross Heroes event in Jefferson City. Retired Navy Chief Petty Officer Bill McAnany was recognized for saving lives during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor …
Hickman High School student Jun-yi Wu was honored for starting a Red Cross Club on campus. Jefferson City Fire Captain Steve Holtmeier and Cole County Deputy Rebeka Rusk were recognized as well.
The University of Missouri has issued an all clear after an earlier reported bomb threat prompted the evacuation of two buildings.
A statement posted on the university’s website Tuesday night said campus police and administrators were aware of a reported threat in the Student Center, which was evacuated. The statement said the Memorial Union building was also evacuated as a precaution.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports police reopened the Student Center around 9:30 p.m. after searching it for more than an hour.
An all clear was announced online just before 9:45 p.m. The university says the union building won’t reopen until Wednesday.
MU spokesman Christian Basi tells the newspaper that the threat was made through an anonymous phone call to staff at the Student Center.
A tip leads the arrest of a Jefferson City man who broke into a Holts Summit pharmacy about 3 am Tuesday. The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s office says it won’t identify the man until formal charges are filed. A witness saw video of the suspect and called police n Holts Summit. Police there then called Jefferson City police who arrested the suspect at his home. Police say they found evidence connected to the pharmacy break in there.
Jefferson City officially has a new Mayor. Carrie Turgin took the oath of office at Monday night’s city council meeting. Turgin won election on
April 7th over five other challengers. Five city councilmen were elected that night as well. Turgin says the city has a bright future. Her first
official act was to put a sign on the Mayor’s office door which reads The people’s office. Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid presented the Council
with a $103 – thousand dollar check from the city’s contribution to the fund for the Columbia Regional Airport, which was used to bring in American Airlines.
A fire at a house in Fulton results in an arson charge. Fire crews were called to 723 Vine street just after 5:30 Monday afternoon. They quickly
extinguished the flames and determined the cause of the fire was suspicious. After questioning witnesses, Fulton police arrested Mark
Aungerer. He’s held in the Callaway County jail on second degree arson charges.
Columbia police make the first arrest in the gang attacks on women on the Missouri campus over the weekend. Police yesterday picked up
18-year-old Luke Kuol, a Hickman high school student. MU police say they think Kuol had a role in the assaults early Saturday
morning near the Memorial Union on the university campus, but aren’t saying what that role might have been. Two groups of women reported
they were groped by as many as six young men. The MUPD investigation continues.
A Fulton man is in jail after stabbing a woman late Friday. Police say James Russell stabbed the woman twice at a home on East 8th. Police say Russell stabbed the woman twice, then hid four knives in a wooded area behind the house. Police caught up with Russell soon after the assault. The woman suffered non-life threatening injuries. Russell is held on 40-thousand dollars bond on a variety of charges.