Breaking News

Morning News Watch

Former legislative aide admits to child sex charge

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 25-year-old political consultant and former state legislative aide pleaded guilty to engaging in activities related to child pornography. In exchange for Carter Clinton Ballmann’s plea on Thursday, a count of selling or buying children was dropped. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Ballman, of Jefferson …

Read More »

Accused embezzler admits to JCMO thefts

A Jefferson City woman could spend decades in prison after admitting to embezzling thousands of dollars from her employer. 47 – year old Laura Winge admits to taking more than $65,000 from Turks Construction and Pools Unlimited where she worked as the bookkeeper for 6 years. She’s accused of taking …

Read More »

Fulton woman dies in CoMo crash

A 24 year old woman is dead after a head on collison in east columbia yesterday (thur) morning. According to police, Eunice McCaleb’s car slid on an icy Route WW just east of the Broadway exit of Highway 63. Her car hit Wendy Garcia Raygoza’s car going the other way. …

Read More »

Facebook debate gets real!

Don’t take everything you read on social media literally. A man from Stover is charged with assault after beating up a victim after they faced off on Facebook. Carl Marshall is accused of going to the victim’s home and attacking him. He faces assault charges.

Read More »

Two men charged in pepper spray attack

Two young men are accused of spraying down a Lincoln University dorm with pepper spray last fall. 18 – year old Jerek Boclair and 19 – year old Justin Mitchell face assault and peace disturbance charges in the September incident. The Cole County prosecutor filed charges this week. Investigators say …

Read More »

Another meth bust – this one in Callaway County

A couple meth suspects are picked up in Kingdom City. Deputies say they arrested Fulton natives Mindy Cook and Dexter Richmond during a traffic stop yesterday (tue) on Jade Road just east of the I-70 and Highway 54 intersection. Investigators say the suspects had meth and other drugs on them.

Read More »

Will the state ante up the land for a JCMO river port?

Will Jefferson City’s proposed river port end up being built on 100 – acres of state owned land? A House Committee takes up that plan this week. Port Authority Chairman Councilman Rick Mihalevich says the port is a perfect opportunity for growth … Jefferson City lawmaker Rudy Veit is carrying …

Read More »

Lawmakers Consider Ending Tax Breaks for Seniors Who Rent

Some Republican lawmakers want to end a state tax break for low-income senior citizens who live in rental housing. Republican Senator Wayne Wallingford is sponsoring a measure to make the so-called “circuit breaker” tax credit only available to homeowners during the 2019 tax year. The proposal would save the state …

Read More »

Columbia City Council Against Conversion Therapy for Minors

Columbia City Council supports legislation to ban gay conversion therapy for minors. The council members voice their support Monday for the Youth Mental Health Preservation Act, which was introduced last month in the House. More than a dozen states have already enacted laws prohibiting licensed therapists from trying to change …

Read More »