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A stretch of Interstate 70 near Warrenton was shut down for a few hours Sunday afternoon. Traffic was rerouted and businesses were closed after two 1-thousand gallon tanks of anhydrous ammonia fell off a truck Sunday afternoon. The tanks were found to be leaking the chemical which can burn the eyes, nose and throat. Hazardous materials crews shut off the tanks…and the highway was reopened to traffic after several hours.
University of Missouri police are looking for at least six suspects in a couple of assaults on the Columbia campus Friday night and early Saturday morning. Police received reports of two separate incidents where women walking on campus were attacked by groups of men who groped and tried to kiss them. In both cases. The men ran away when they spotted police cars. MU Police Captain Brian Weimer says police are working with the victims and reviewing surveillance video to identify suspects.
Turns out the gunman shot to death by Columbia police Wednesday night had just gotten out of prison last Friday. Papers reviewed by ABC 17 news in Columbia show Mark Adair was released from prison after serving only a portion of a 30 year sentence for assaulting three Berry
County Sheriff’s Deputies. Adair tried to rob a woman in a Columbia grocery store parking lot Wednesday evening…before fleeing to
downtown Columbia…and later to the MU campus. Adair was tracked down inside the Hitt Street parking garage on the MU campus…and
died about 11 pm in a shoot-out with Columbia police. The Missouri Highway Patrol is investigating the officer-involved shooting.
Well…you don’t hear this very often…a utility is asking the public service commission of permission to lower rates. Ameren Missouri says
low natural gas prices means that the utility needs to lower gas rates. The filing says rates could drop by as much as 18 percent come may
Retired Air Force officer and Jays assistant coach Terry Walker takes over the reins at Blair Oaks. Walker recently retired as a fighter pilot. He played for the Jays before attending the Air Force Academy.
Concerned parents and school district residents in Fulton pack a classroom in the elementary school. The group protesting the controversial “claim it” game played in gym classes just before spring break. The game asked students sensitive, personal information. Parent Amanda Murdie says she’s done with the district.
Superintendent Jacque Cowherd repeatedly apologized to district patrons.