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Police looking for man who stole running car in Jefferson County Monday morning

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. — Deputies are looking for a man seen in security video stealing a running car in Jefferson County Monday morning. Sunday night and Monday morning were unseasonably cold and left a frost on cars. One driver in left a car running to thaw out in the driveway on Dutch Mill Drive o


Crystal City man arrested after wrong-way accident on I-55 south of Imperial

A 49-year-old Crystal City man was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he allegedly caused a two-vehicle crash Tuesday (April 16) when he was driving the wrong direction on I-55 south of Imperial, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported.


Jefferson County sheriff's deputy shoots man south of Festus

JEFFERSON COUNTY • A Jefferson County sheriff's deputy shot a man Wednesday morning south of Festus. Authorities are investigating, and few details were immediately available.


Theft suspect shot in shoulder by officer near Festus

FESTUS, Mo. - A theft suspect was shot in the shoulder by an officer after 8am just south of Festus, Missouri. The shooting happened in the 12000 block of Highway TT at an abandoned nursing home.


WATCH: Suspect steals running car in driveway in JeffCo

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is asking the public for help identifying a man, caught on camera, stealing a car from a driveway. The surveillance camera captures the man running towards the driveway and quickly jumping in the running car and driving off. A


Twin City Good Friday cross processional moved to evening

The Twin City Area Ministerial Alliance’s 21st annual Good Friday cross processional will be held along Main Street and Bailey Road beginning at 6 p.m. Friday (April 19), a change from the usual noon start time.


Police station, city hall and former mayor's house burn in small Missouri town

JEFFERSON CITY • The police station, city hall and the former mayor’s house in the small town of Parma, Mo., all burned Tuesday night after the swearing in of a new mayor and new city council member, according to the state auditor’s office.


1 dead in massive St. Clair County house fire; Officials believe lightening is the cause

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) – One person is dead after a massive house fire in St. Clair County, Illinois. A home in the 7150 block of Summit View Dr. in unincorporated Columbia caught fire about 3:00 a.m. Thursday.


Parents call for better anti-bullying efforts after Missouri boy’s attack caught on camera

WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Patrick Vining calls it “very disturbing.” A video that’s been shared on social media shows his son being repeatedly struck inside a classroom at Wentzville Middle School.


“Breakthrough” movie a Missouri story, but Missouri couldn’t compete to be a film site

The newly-released feature film, “Breakthrough,” premiered in St. Louis Wednesday. That’s good news for the Missouri family upon which the inspirational film is based, but the film industry and site developers in the Show-Me State wish the production had happened here instead of Manitoba, Canada.


Lawmakers from Missouri and Illinois respond to Mueller report release

Lawmakers from Missouri and Illinois are reacting to Thursday's release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report of his investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates.


Missouri could be forced to sell a state park

OREGON COUNTY, Mo. (KOLR10) - The state of Missouri could be forced to sell a new state park that hasn't even opened yet. Eleven-Point State Park was created back in 2016. It's a nearly 4,200-acre park in Oregon County in southern Missouri.


Washington, Mo., man killed when vehicle hits median cable barrier along I-44

ST. LOUIS COUNTY • A man was fatally injured Wednesday night in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 44 in St. Louis County. The victim is identified as Sidney L. Nusbaum, 71, of Washington, Mo. The crash was at about 10 p.m. on westbound I-44, west of Highway 141.


Inmate dies in Jefferson County Jail of apparent cardiac arrest

Royce D. Sykes, 46, of De Soto died Monday morning (April 15) of apparent cardiac arrest at the Jefferson County Jail in Hillsboro, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.


FBI searching for 'armed and dangerous' woman 'infatuated' with Columbine mass shooting

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — Denver-area public schools will be closed Wednesday as authorities search for a young Florida woman who flew to the city and bought a gun after becoming "infatuated" with the mass shooting at Columbine High School.


Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to be “Bear Aware” this spring

An estimated 350 black bears call southern Missouri home, and as the spring season gets underway, these magnificent mammals leave their winter dens in search of food. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is reminding Missourians to be proactive and “Be Bear Aware.”


Missouri student caught passing out fake $100 bills at high school

NIXA, Mo. — Officials say a student was caught passing out fake $100 bills at a southwest Missouri high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that Nixa Public Schools is cautioning the community to be extra cautious because not all of the bills that were handed at Tuesday were collected.


Clarifying medical marijuana usage throughout Missouri

April 20, better known as 4-20 in certain circles, may pass without fanfare this year. The unofficial National Cannabis Holiday is not a day of celebration for Missourians yet. Amendment 2, the Medical Marijuana and Veteran Healthcare Services Initiative, which became law in 2018, will not result in


Track and field results from De Soto

County team scores: 1. De Soto 128; 4. Hillsboro 76.5; 5. Festus ‘A’ 56; 7. Seckman 48; 11. Fox 24; 12. Festus ‘B’ 18.3; 13. Herculaneum 18; 14. Grandview 14; 15. St. Pius X 9.


Arnold woman arrested after allegedly threatening to shoot boyfriend, leaving with gun, children

A 27-year-old Arnold woman was arrested after she allegedly threatened to shoot her boyfriend and then drove away with her 6-year-old and 5-month-old daughters in an SUV. The incident happened March 29 at a home in the 1500 block of Avion Ridge in Arnold, authorities reported.