It turns out there's a connection between two recent Columbia deaths. Dianna Barney was the pedestrian hit and killed by a car forced off Rangeline Monday night. Authorities have now confirmed she's also the woman who told
police key details about that stabbing death near Hickman High School a week-and-a-half ago.
Barney was seen on a Facebook video October 6th, standing over the body of Walter Lige. She would tell police that the man she lived with, Anthony Shegog, stabbed Lige.
Shegog is in jail on murder charges. Police are still looking for the wrong-way driver that they believe caused Monday's crash. Boone County assistant prosecuting attorney Brouck (brook) Jacobs tells The Eagle
investigators believe Barney's death is a total coincidence, with no foul play suspected. He wouldn't comment on how her death will affect their murder case against Shegog.
Shake up your work day during the Great Shake Out earthquake drill today. Steve Besemer with the Missouri Department of Public Safety says the annual event is a good reminder for more than just grade school students.
Besemer says students in 500 Missouri school districts will be practicing how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. He suggests you take time to put together an emergency kit Thursday as well.
Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield has provided the bulk of the money for Republican Catherine Hanaway’s gubernatorial campaign as she seeks to catch up financially with other likely candidates for the 2016 race.
Hanaway’s campaign reported a $750,000 contribution from Sinquefield on Wednesday, the same day that candidates were filing quarterly reports with Missouri Ethics Commission detailing their finances through the end of September.
The quarterly report showed that Hanaway, a former U.S. attorney in Missouri and speaker of the Missouri House, was well behind potential rivals in the amount of cash in her account. But the big check — coming after the quarterly reporting cut off — put her on more equal footing and provided what she described as “a tremendous boost to our fundraising efforts.”
Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/2014/10/15/4235907/hanaways-governor-bid-gets-750k.html#storylink=cpy
Should they stay .. or should they go? That’s the question in front of the Special Olympics of Missouri. Jefferson City leaders are pitching the group to stay in the Capital City and want them to build their new training center in Jefferson City.
Columbia officials have already pitched Special Olympics on relocating. Jefferson City leaders would like to see the training site be a partnership with the proposed rec center.
At least they’re still ‘talking’ about a new Jefferson City recreation center. Several proposals are being discussed including one on the Lincoln campus …
Jefferson City Councilman Laura Ward says they’re weighing all the options. Various plans would put the jointly operated complex on the campus, on public school property on 179 or even at a third undisclosed site. But several city leaders have turned thumbs – down to a proposal using lodging tax dollars for the center.
A Callaway County traffic stop leads to an eight-hour standoff with an armed man. Fulton Police were looking for Jodey Stuart yesterday after a burglary. They spotted him in a stolen truck last night, but Sergeant Joe Schramm says he wouldn’t pull over.
Schramm says the chase stopped when Stuart ran out of gas, but he kept waving around the gun. The standoff finally came to an end at about 3:00 wed morning. Stuart is now in jail on several charges. A passenger, Dawn Pearson, was also arrested for the burglary.
A man accused of setting his wife on fire is back in the courtroom and the verdict is ‘guilty’. 46- year-old Willard Hunt had his first trial halted in June because of a problem with evidence. This second trial was moved to Carroll County because of the extensive media coverage at the time of the crime. Prosecutors say Hunt poured gas on his wife and their house and then lit the fire. The woman was burnt over 40 percent of her body.
A Jefferson City woman dies in a Kingdom City crash. Troopers say 82 – year old Lauraine Wildhaber was killed when the pickup she was riding in was broad-sided by a semi on Highway – 54. Wildhaber’s husband .. Ken .. the driver, suffered moderate injuries. The South Carolina trucker had only minor injuries.
A bicyclist is hit and killed in Cole County. The patrol says 21-year-old Christopher Gill was riding his bike in a ditch on Heritage Highway south of Jefferson City yesterday (mon) evening. He then went on the road and an SUV hit him. Gill died at the scene.