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M-U police officer fired for blackface photo

An MU police officer is fired after a picture of him in blackface surfaces. School spokesman Christian Basi says Marcus Collins was fired immediately yesterday (tue) after MU officials verified that the photo was of him. Collins confirmed it, saying the picture was taken before he was hired by MUPD …

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Woman faces charges in daughter’s fire death

A Maries County woman is arrested after her daughter dies in a weekend fire. 43 – year old Tracy Ellis of St. James is jailed after her 14 – year old disabled daughter died in the fire at a home near Vichy Sunday night. The State Fire Marshal is looking …

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Jefferson City priest placed on leave by Diocese

A Jefferson City priest is on administrative leave after allegations of what are called ‘boundary violations with minors’. Father Geoffery Brooke serves at Immaculate Conception Parish. The Missouri Children’s Division confirms they received a hotline call about the priest. The agency is heading up the investigation. The Diocese published a …

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*** UPDATE *** Escapee caught!

The man who escaped from the Pettis County Jail and fled to Oklahoma has been caught. Authorities say they arrested Travis Davis in east Sedalia this (tue) morning. They said he may be back in town, after finding an abandoned truck on Sunday that had been stolen from Heavener (HEAVE-ner), …

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Trials delayed in Fulton man’s death

The trial dates were pushed back yesterday (mon) for two people connected to the death of a Fulton man with special needs. Sherry and Mary Paulo were both supposed to take their case to a jury starting Thursday. Mary Paulo’s case is now on hold until a hearing in May. …

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Pettis County Escapee Believed to Be Back in Missouri

A kidnapping suspect who escaped from a Missouri jail and then from an Oklahoma police car apparently stole a pickup and drove back to Missouri. The truck was found in Pettis County yesterday. That’s where 30-year-old Travis Lee Davis broke out of jail just more than a week earlier. The …

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Naked Man Starts Street Fights In Columbia

Tequila made his clothes fall off and then caused him to start street fights. A Columbia man is arrested early Sunday morning when he tried to start fights in downtown Columbia. Police received calls at around 2 a.m. of a naked man trying to fight people at the intersection of …

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Moberly Man Scams Food Bank Patrons

He’s accused of preying on people trying to get a meal at Boone County food banks. Kyle McClain is now out on bond. The Moberly native has his first hearing on four felony fraud counts next Monday. The state attorney general’s office says McClain convinced food bank patrons to buy …

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You NEED an AR-15!

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who’s introduced measures that would force adults to own handguns and young adults to own AR-15 semi-automatic rifles said he’s trying to make the point that mandates are bad and doesn’t actually want to require gun ownership. “The other side of the …

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Fulton woman accused of attacking family member

A 69-year-old Fulton woman is accused of going after a family member with a couple sharp objects. Judith Kribbs was arrested yesterday (sun) afternoon at a home on Kathy Street. Investigators say she caused minor injuries to a family member with a pair of scissors and a knife. Kribbs is …

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