Moberly residents say they feel safe in neighborhood even after shots fired
Posted on 22 April 2019 at 4:33pm
MOBERLY - People in one Moberly neighborhood say they feel safe following someone fired a gun over the weekend.
Police said Jared Satterfield shot at his girlfriend Saturday afternoon as she tried to enter the home they share. Police arrested him and a court told him he couldn't go back to the home, but police said Satterfield did just that a few hours later.
Latest census data shows population decline in 52 Missouri counties
Posted on 22 April 2019 at 4:08pm
COLUMBIA - New census data shows, while Missouri’s population increased slightly last year compared to 2017, more than 52 counties lost population.
Callaway County lost 55 people. The county's presiding commissioner, Gary Jungermann, said he did not see the new numbers yet, but 0.1% change in the population is not "hundreds of people".
New interim director after 3 St. Louis County jail deaths
Posted on 22 April 2019 at 4:07pm
CLAYTON (AP) — A law enforcement veteran of three decades will take over as interim director of the department that oversees the St. Louis County jail, in the aftermath of three deaths at the facility so far this year.
St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger on Monday announced the appointment of county police Lt. Col. Troy Doyle as interim director of St. Louis County Justice Services. Outgoing interim director Julia Childrey will move back to her previous job as superintendent of operations for the department.
Suspect in Audrain County death pleads guilty to manslaughter
Posted on 22 April 2019 at 1:01pm
COLUMBIA - A man accused in the 2017 death of Leon Wilder in Audrain County pleaded guilty Monday ahead of his trial.
Richard Henry pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter, Audrain County Prosecutor Jacob Shellabarger confirmed to KOMU 8 News. Other charges against Henry were dropped.
One person arrested after shots fired in north Columbia
Posted on 22 April 2019 at 1:08am
COLUMBIA - Police responded to a report of shots fired on Boyd Lane late Sunday night.
The Columbia Police Department said officers arrested Justin Michael-Thomas Jones on charges of unlawful use of a weapon while intoxicated.
Man with stab wound found after car crash in Moberly
Posted on 21 April 2019 at 9:05pm
MOBERLY - Officers arrested a Moberly man for allegedly stabbing someone Sunday.
Moberly police said officers found a man near a car after a single vehicle accident on East Rollins Street. In a news release, the department said the man had "an obvious penetration wound" on his chest. While being treated for his injuries, the man said he was stabbed during a fight with Robert "Bobby" Johnson and was trying to drive to Moberly Regional Medical Center.
Crash slows U.S. 63 northbound for almost an hour
Posted on 21 April 2019 at 6:17pm
COLUMBIA - Columbia police said the right lane of U.S. 63 northbound near the Broadway exit was shut down for about an hour after a single-car crash.
A police officer said he believes the car hit the guard rail on the left side of the highway, bounced off and spun out into the right lane.
Sri Lanka blasts: More than 200 dead in bombings across country
Posted on 21 April 2019 at 2:18pm
(CNN) -- At least 207 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a series of bomb blasts that hit luxury hotels and churches across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, leaving the entire country in a state of lock-down.
The first wave of attacks struck at the heart of the country's minority Christian community during busy Easter services at churches in the cities of Colombo, Negombo and Batticaloa on Sunday morning.
Large brawl involving mostly teenagers at Worlds of Fun
Posted on 21 April 2019 at 1:39pm
KANSAS CITY — Authorities say officers responded to a brawl involving up to 300 teenagers at the Worlds of Fun amusement park.
The Kansas City police department says several law enforcement agencies were called to the park Saturday night when an off-duty Clay County sheriff's deputy reported several large fights involving mostly teenagers.
Missouri officials eye new land to expand conservation area
Posted on 21 April 2019 at 1:31pm
WINONA — Visitors to a conservation area in southern Missouri could soon have more acreage to explore along the Jacks Fork River.
The Missouri Conservation Commission approved a plan this month to acquire nearly 1,200 acres (490 hectares) of Shannon County land to add to the Rocky Creek Conservation Area, the Springfield News-Leader reported .