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Missouri River flooding closes Highway 87

HOWARD COUNTY, Mo. - Missouri River flooding has closed Highway 87 near its intersection with Highway 40 just outside Boonville. The highway, which had already been closed a little north of that area because of culvert replacement work, was closed Monday because of floodwaters, according to the Miss


American Pickers to film in Missouri

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Missouri. They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the area from May 27-June 9.


Another Mid-Mo road is under water

The latest flood warning extends into Saturday for folks along the Missouri River. MoDot on Tuesday morning announced Highway 87 is closed north of Boonville and south of New Franklin because of flooding. Smith Hatchery Road south of Columbia closed near the river at Dothage Rd. on Monday.


Missouri, Kansas Enrollment Declines As Trump Administration Seeks To End Obamacare

Even as it seeks to have the Affordable Care Act declared unconstitutional, the Trump administration on Monday reported that about 11.4 million people signed up for coverage in 2019 on the act’s state- and federally run exchanges.


First man freed from prison under FIrst Step Act calls for Missouri reforms

JEFFERSON CITY — President Donald Trump welcomed Matthew Charles home. Trump invited Charles to the State of the Union address to recognize him as the first beneficiary of the federal FIRST STEP Act.


Budweiser Clydesdales now trained at the Boonville ranch where they’re born

At least two foals will welcome guests when the Warm Springs Ranch opens its gates to tours this Saturday. Born at the beginning of March, Carly was the first clydesdale foal at the ranch this year. The second was born a few weeks later, and her name is Gwen.


Gunshot wound victim shows up at Boone County Sheriff's Department

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. - Boone County deputies are investigating after a person showed up to the department headquarters with a gunshot wound. The person arrived at the department building on County Drive around 10 p.m., according to a deputy on scene. The deputy told ABC 17 News that more information wo


The Boonville Area May See Some Flooding From The Missouri River This Weekend

It's something that happens from time to time when you live in or around a major river. The residents of Boonville are no different as flooding is expected from the Missouri River this weekend.


Henderson breaks Fayette record in discus… again

Fayette sophomore Josh Henderson set a new school record for the boys discus at the Macon Open, and then set a new record again at the Westran Open on March 20. Henderson’s distance at the Macon Open was 148 feet, eight inches. At the Westran Open, he threw the discus 150 feet, nine inches, beating


Governor Parson Declares State of Emergency in Missouri in Response to Flooding

Governor Parson and Congressman Graves To Meet With Local Officials in Atchison and Buchanan Counties. Governor Mike Parson today declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reserv


After car accident, Roeber in serious condition but not ‘out by any stretch of the imagination’

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The state lawmaker known for her advocacy of school choice is currently hospitalized and in serious condition. While driving to Jefferson City on Monday, Rep. Rebecca Roeber was involved in a two-car collision near Syracuse. The accident has the Lee’s Summit Republican looking at a l


Unlicensed massage therapist barred from practice

A circuit judge has ordered a Columbia man who has two pending sexual abuse charges related to his home massage business to quit providing services. The state Board of Therapeutic Massage in August filed a petition accusing 67-year-old Karl A. Swope of practicing massage therapy without a license. B


St. Rep. injured in Morgan County crash

Missouri State Representative Rebecca Roeber was taken to the hospital with serious injuries Monday after a Morgan County car crash. A Missouri State Highway Patrol report said Roeber crossed the center line on Highway 50 in Syracuse.


I-70 bridge closings for inspections begin Monday

If you're planning to travel on I-70 this week, be sure to check MoDOT.org before you hit the road. From Monday through April 3, the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River at Rocheport will be closed for inspections. The work is preparation for rehabilitation of the bridge scheduled for 2020.


Traffic moves easily on first day of bridge inspection

Traffic flowed smoothly Monday morning after the Missouri Department of Transportation blocked off one eastbound lane for inspections of the Interstate 70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport.


Ole Miss continues road stand with trip to Memphis

Following a conference series loss in Columbia, Missouri, last weekend, Ole Miss baseball will attempt to get back on track tomorrow tonight as the team hits the road to take on the Memphis Tigers at AutoZone Park.


Kelly questions city financial health

As sales tax receipts come in well below last year's revenue amounts, mayoral candidate Chris Kelly is pinning the Columbia City Council’s decision to budget more sales tax revenue for this year on his opponent, Mayor Brian Treece.


Matter on Mizzou: What's next for Jontay Porter?

COLUMBIA, MO. • It’s spring break at Mizzou but there are no off days on the blog. Well, at least not yet. Here’s a weekly deep dive into all things Mizzou:. We still haven’t officially heard from the sophomore forward or his camp, but Mizzou confirmed Saturday that Porter re-injured the knee ligame


VIDEO: Candidates for Columbia mayor at disabilities forum

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Several organizations hosted the candidates for Columbia mayor and city council in a forum at noon Monday. The forum included Mayor Brian Treece and challenger Chris Kelly along with Third Ward Councilman Karl Skala and Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas. Skala and Thomas are unoppose


The lighter side of law enforcement: Agencies have fun with social media

COLUMBIA - Law enforcement agencies are turning to social media to connect with the people they serve. Police departments, sheriff's officers and the Missouri State Highway Patrol have all posted clips on their Facebook and Twitter pages to show their personality.