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New Cole County lawmaker says they need to focus on job creation

Cole County’s newest member of the House of Representatives is echoing the sentiments of Callaway County Rep Travis Fitzwater. Rudy Veit agrees there’s a shortage of staffers for Mid-Missouri businesses. Veit and Dave Griffith were elected to Cole County’s House seats. Fitzwater was reelected in his Callaway County district. Lawmakers …

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Four arrests in Moberly killings

Four men have been arrested in connection with Saturday’s double homicide in Moberly. Police said yesterday (tue) Christopher Esry is accused of first degree murder and robbery. Aaron Bloss and Travis Koenig (KAY-nig?) are charged with second degree murder. Steven Bell is accused of felony tampering with evidence. 51-year-old Darren …

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Rep. Jay Barnes issues final Greitens report

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — While work by Missouri House lawmakers to investigate Eric Greitens officially came to an end Monday when the investigatory committee issued its final report, its leader said he’s still hopeful the former scandal-ridden governor will be held accountable for alleged campaign finance violations. Republican Rep. Jay …

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Dead boy’s caregiver wants venue change for trial

KMIZ — The woman accused of killing four-year-old Darnell Gray wants a change of venue. Quatavia Givens’ public defender requested a change of venue last week. The little boy was first reported missing in late October in Jefferson City. His body was found less than a week. Givens is facing …

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Watch out for phony money in JCMO

Jefferson City officials were on social media over the weekend, warning about some funny money making the rounds. The counterfeits are stamped with “For Motion Picture Use Purposes”. Police say that’s a giveaway that the bills are phonies.

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NTSB says pilot impairment caused fatal crash

Turns out the pilot in a fatal plane crash last year should not have been at the controls. The National Transportation Safety Board says that pilot impairment caused the crash near the Boonville Airport in April 2017. An NTSB report says 67-year-old pilot Charles McCutcheon had a variety of drugs …

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High speed chase ends in Jefferson City

A Jefferson City car crash brings a multi-county high speed chase to an end. Monteau County deputies began pursuing a speeding vehicle near Tipton yesterday afternoon. The chase reached speeds of 130 miles per hour…and included the Highway Patrol. The car reached Jefferson City where it side swiped another car …

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Red Kettle campaign makes goal with time to spare

Good news for the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. Lieutenant Christopher White says not only has the campaign met its goal on time…it’s gone past it. Lieutenant Christopher Whie says they met their $288,000 goal last week, and money is still coming in. White says good weather, an abundance of ringers …

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Teenager injured in car-deer collision

A passenger in a car that collided with a deer Tuesday night sustained serious injuries. Alyssa Hency was airlifted from the scene of the wreck on Highway 50 near the Capital Mall. She was taken to University Hospital. Jefferson City police say the wreck occurred about 5 p.m. The driver …

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