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Audio: Man arrested for alleged rapes of two elderly women at care center in Macon

A Columbia man is accused of raping two elderly women in December at a Macon care center in northeast Missouri. Macon County Prosecutor Josh Meisner says the suspect has been charged.


Defendant misses hearing in Macon County drug case

MACON COUNTY, Mo. – A warrant has been issued for a Kansas City woman who failed to appear for court in Macon County. A felony warrant was issued for Amanda N. Odell, 29, after she failed to appear for a preliminary hearing at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Odell and Michael Glen Zieger, 42, of Lee’s Summit we


Man gets life for killing Missouri mom who made daughter fake illness

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. • A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to life in prison in the stabbing death of a Missouri woman who forced her daughter to use a wheelchair and to have unnecessary medical tests so she could collect gifts and charitable donations.


Man found in burning Missouri home had been reported missing

ST. LOUIS – Authorities say a man whose body was found last month in a burning St. Louis home had been missing since Christmas Eve. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that authorities identified the man Thursday as 26-year-old Chrishaun Hilliard. His body was found Jan. 17 in the back bedroom of th


Missouri lawmakers looking to eliminate vehicle inspection requirement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A Missouri lawmaker has introduced a bill that would eliminate inspections for commercial vehicles. Representative J. Eggleston stated after researching this issue, he found that the checks don't necessarily keep the roads more safe.


Missouri State Highway Patrol to host Student Alliance Program

The commanding officer of Troop B, in Macon, has announced that Troop B will be conducting a two-day Student Alliance Program. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for current high school students to learn more about law enforcement and the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


Missouri House passes bill to ignore mandatory sentencing laws

Mandatory sentencing: It provides clear directions for judges when they hand down punishment to convicted offenders. However, it has also been part of the reason for over-crowded prisons both in the Show-Me State and nationwide.


Columbia hires new city treasurer

Columbia hired a new city treasurer who began work Monday, the city stated in a news release. Chelsea Miller previously was finance director for Onshore Outsourcing, a private information technology firm with headquarters in Macon. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from the Univ


Missouri’s feral hog problem

POTOSI, Mo. – Feral hogs are causing massive problems for farmers and others in multiple states including Missouri. An organized effort is underway in the Show Me State to try and wipe them out.


President Trump appointed Missouri governor to Council of Governors

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — President Donald Trump appointed Missouri Governor Mike Parson to the Council of Governors, the White House announced on Thursday night. Gov. Parson is one of 10 governors, five from each party, President Trump appointed.


Missouri man charged with infecting woman with HIV, then offering to pay for her silence

A Missouri man was charged Wednesday for allegedly infecting an unsuspecting woman with HIV and then offering to pay her for her silence once police became involved. Marcus Price, 36, is facing two felony charges and the possibility of life in prison after authorities say he had unprotected sex with



(MACON, MO) On January 22nd, 2019, the Macon County Commissioners were ordered to appear in court per a motion for contempt filed by Jordan L. Force, Special Prosecuting Attorney for Macon County. The motion accuses the commission of failing to pay the petitioner $90.00 for her services. The motion


Winter storm watch continues for parts of western Iowa, NW Missouri

(KMAland) -- A winter storm watch remains in effect for portions of western Iowa and northwest Missouri. Iowa counties (Saturday afternoon-early Sunday) Missouri counties (Saturday afternoon-early Sunday)


Missouri woman admits getting payments for long-dead mother

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 68-year-old Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to receiving disability payments intended for her mother, who died nearly 50 years ago. Federal prosecutors say Marsha Gail Coy, of St. Peters, received more than $230,000 in the scheme. She pleaded guilty Thursday to bank fr


What You Need To Know About Missouri’s New Medical Marijuana Law

Missouri’s new medicinal marijuana law opens up treatment options for qualified patients suffering from disorders or pain that have not been successfully treated with traditional medication. While the law took effect December 6, there are still a number of procedures and regulatory issues that have


Kirksville couple taken to hospital after being forced off road

The Highway Patrol reports a couple from Kirksville sustained minor injuries when a sports utility vehicle was forced off the road by another vehicle south of La Plata Wednesday afternoon.


Moberly man faces child enticement charge

RANDOLPH COUNTY, Mo. — A Moberly man is charged with a single felony enticement charge dating from February 13. According to a probable cause statement, police were informed of an incident between Nicholas Lewsander-Schomaker, 29, and a minor.


Sinkhole on Missouri St. in Evansville is growing, according to neighbors

A sinkhole on Missouri St. and Baker Ave. in Evansville is getting bigger, neighbors say. One resident in the area, Megan Smith, sent us pictures of the hole taken 10 days ago.


Group reports number of hate groups climb in Missouri

The Southern Poverty Law Center, a national legal advocacy group specializing in civil rights, says it has found 24 hate groups in the Show-Me State in 2018. The previous year, the organization found 18. The nonprofit shows Missouri has hate groups including two anti-Muslim, three neo-Nazi, one Ku K


First Ever Missouri Earthquake Summit in Sikeston

SIKESTON, Mo. - The State-Emergency Management Agency hosted it's first ever Missouri Earthquake Summit in Sikeston to discuss the risks presented by the New Madrid Seismic Zone, earthquake response planning and capabilities, and how to strengthen community preparedness.