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Owner reunited with dog found bound with duct tape

JEFFERSON Co., Mo. (KMOV.com) – A dog found in a ditch with its legs and mouth bound with tape was reunited with its owner Friday. Thursday, officials said Paul Garcia, 39, of Barnhart, was charged with animal abuse and armed criminal action in the case.


St. Louis man pleads guilty to charges connected to fatal home invasion in Jefferson County

Paris-John Earnest Devine, 26, of St. Louis pleaded guilty Monday (Feb. 11) to federal charges stemming from a carjacking in St. Louis and a home invasion at a Jefferson County mobile home that left an alleged accomplice dead. Both incidents happened in 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office reported.


Winter Storm Watch issued for SW Iowa, NW Missouri Tue. evening through Wed. Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm watch for all of southwest Iowa and parts of northwest Missouri Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning. Iowa: Monona-Harrison-Shelby-Pottawattamie-Mills-Montgomery-Fremont-Page-Crawford-Carroll-Audubon-Cass-Adair-Adams-Union-Clarke-Taylor-Rin


Death of two Missouri brothers ruled a murder-suicide

BOSS, Mo. (AP) – The Dent County Sheriff’ Office is investigating a murder-suicide involving two brothers. Investigators say the brothers’ bodies were found Sunday in the unincorporated town of Boss near the Dent and Iron counties line.


Northern Missouri hospital voluntarily suspends license for three months

I-70 Community Hospital in northern Missouri’s Sweet Springs has voluntarily suspended its license for 90 days. In a press release issued after 5 p.m. on Friday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says the 15-bed hospital is out of compliance with regulations and unable to provide


Police searching for Meals on Wheels truck stolen in Jefferson Co.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) - Deputies in Jefferson County are searching for a truck that is used to deliver meals to seniors. Police say the truck was stolen from Aging Ahead, a Meals on Wheels Program.


State of Jefferson County Address on Monday morning

(Festus) Monday is President’s Day, and the State of the County will take place that morning at Festus High School. County Executive Dennis Gannon says both he and former Executive Ken Waller will both address the crowd to speak about this past year, and what’s ahead.


Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri

KSNF/KODE - A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 12pm Tuesday to 6am Wednesday. In Southeast Kansas, that includes Cherokee, Crawford, and Bourbon counties. In Southwest Missouri, all counties in the Four State region are included.


Arnold woman arrested for alleged possession of meth

A 49-year-old Arnold woman wanted on an outstanding warrant was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine. She was arrested at about 8:40 p.m. Jan. 23 after being pulled over on Starling Airport Road at the entrance to the Starling Community mobile home court, Arnold Police reported.


Missouri utility program to build more electric car chargers

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A Missouri utility is planning to spend more than $4 million over five years to encourage the construction of charging stations for electric cars. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the Missouri Public Service Commission recently approved Ameren Missouri’s program to offer incen


Woman, 2-year-old girl seriously injured in Jefferson County crash

JEFFERSON CO., Mo. – A woman and a 2-year-old girl were seriously injured in a crash Thursday night. According to the crash report, 28-year-old Elizabeth Ortega lost control of her car while driving on Interstate 55 near Richardson Road and hit a median wall.


Man found dead in a West County church restroom during Sunday service

MANCHESTER, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A 45-year-old man was found dead in a West County church restroom on Sunday, police said. The Manchester Police Department found a white man in the men's restroom dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at Manchester United Methodist Church around noon on Sun


Meth again a dangerous scourge in Missouri

Missouri was once considered the meth lab capital of the country. The frequent busts and tales of exploding labs in residential neighborhoods became so commonplace that they were no longer newsworthy.


Rockford murder suspect arrested in Missouri after high-speed chase

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The suspect wanted in the murder of a woman on Saturday in Rockford has been arrested. Abdon Ochoa-Villaneda, 37, was arrested after a high-speed chase in Clinton County, Missouri. Rockford Police detectives were able to track Ochoa-Villaneda to Missouri after Saturday’s incident a



House Bill 565 (Morse, R-Dexter) designates November 9 as “Stars and Stripes Day” to mark Missouri’s role in the creation of the newspaper of the United States Armed Forces. On Nov. 7 and 8, 1861, some 3,000 Union troops arrived in the rebel town of Bloomfield, located in southeast Missouri. Ten of


Slick roads blamed for rollover crash in Northeast Missouri

Slick roads now being blamed for a rollover crash involving a single vehicle. The crash happened around 8:20 p.m. Sunday on Highway 63, just one mile south of Kirksville. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Terry Gray, 67, of Atlanta, Missouri was southbound when he lost control on the s


Dozen of Animals Rescued From a Hoarding Situation in Missouri

BATES COUNTY, Mo. (KNWA) - Dozens of animals have been rescued from a hoarding situation in Bates County, Missouri, and even seasoned rescue workers said they were stunned. Nearly 50 animals were rescued from the home after the homeowner was caught for a third time hoarding animals.


Amazon still isn’t coming to Missouri as long as we’re a state that discriminates

In response to the news that Amazon would not be locating its HQ2 in New York City after all, some of us thought the Bronx cheer from Queens was just what the planet’s most valuable public company deserved. After raising the hopes of so many cities across the country that really needed the boost, an


Cannabis business workshop held today at the University of Missouri Saint Louis

ST. LOUIS - Entrepreneurs and investors who are interested in starting a cannabis business or expanding into the Missouri cannabis industry have a chance to learn from industry pioneers on Monday, February 18.


Active tuberculosis found at University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A University of Missouri student has left campus voluntarily after being diagnosed with active tuberculosis, the MU News Bureau said in a news release Monday. MU officials are working with local health authorities as they identify other people who need to be tested for the illness, t