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21 – year old accused of having sex with 11 – year old girl

A man from Russellville faces several charges in Springfield after he allegedly molested an 11-year-old girl he met on a dating app. 21-year- old Joseph Meili faces charges of child kidnapping, statutory sodomy, and statutory rape. He pleaded not guilty to the charges earlier this week. Investigators say Meili met …

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Cops say man threatened to ‘shoot up’ JCMO fast food joint

Jefferson City police charge a man with making a terroristic threat against a Jefferson City fast food restaurant. Police say Logan Barton made several calls to an employee at Freddy’s Frozen Custard on Missouri Boulevard. In one call, police listened as Barton threatened to “shoot the place up.” Court documents …

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Today’s Bernie Sanders Fulton lecture is sold out

No more tickets are available for the Bernie Sanders lecture at Westminster College this morning. The former candidate for president is scheduled to talk about current events in foreign affairs while delivering the John Findley Green Lecture at 11 this morning. While the event is sold out, Westminster is setting …

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Two JCMO crashes jam up morning commute

On 09-20-2017 at 7:13 a.m. officers from the Jefferson City Police Department along with other emergency personnel responded to the 1000 block of US 54 in the westbound lanes for a motor vehicle crash with injuries. The investigation revealed the 2010 Toyota driven by Brooks was traveling in the left …

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**UPDATE** Fire at a Fulton church

A Fulton church has heavy damage after a fire. Crews spent several hours working to put out a fire that apparently started in the basement of the New Beginnings Church of Christ at Sixth and Jefferson last (tue) night. A nearby hair salon and warehouse also have some damage. Investigators …

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JC School kids in hot water over social media post

A racially insensitive photo posted on a social media page by some Jefferson City students has school officials up in arms. A spokesman says while the incident didn’t happen on school property, the district is taking disciplinary action against the three students. The post was a photo of a swastika …

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Missouri’s top attorney cautions STL protesters

(MissouriNet) – The Missouri Attorney General wants anti-rioting laws to be enforced, after this weekend’s vandalism across the St. Louis region. The vandalism began Friday, after the Jason Stockley verdict. Attorney General Josh Hawley (R) has written a letter to Democratic St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner, saying that he …

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Search and rescue team may head back out on hurricane duty

Missouri Task Force One is home from hurricane duty in the Caribbean following Irma…and it’s beginning to gear up for Hurricane Maria. Members of the task force based in Columbia were deployed to Puerto Rico, St. John, and St. Thomas. Hurricane Maria is now striking Dominica and Martinique…and heading toward …

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Desperate druggie hits Hermann pharmacy

Hermann police have arrested a woman who tried to hold up a drug store. According to police, Jennifer Marrero entered the store with a loaded gun and a mask over her face and demanded oxycodone from behind the counter. Store workers jumped Marrero and held her to the ground until …

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