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Crews battle fire at Mexico Hardee's

Mexico Public Safety officials said a fire broke out at Hardee's on West Jackson St. in Mexico. Fire Officials said they arrived at the scene around1:30 a.m. Friday morning and are still battling the fire more than 4 hours later.


Mexico native to premiere documentary at Presser

Attracting young surgeons to rural areas is an increasing problem, said Meredith Corrado. The daughter of Joseph Corrado — the general surgeon for SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital–Audrain — is just about a month away from premiering her documentary “Code Blue: Resuscitating Rural Surgery,” a project s


Winter weather causes traffic woes throughout Missouri, Kansas

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (KSHB) - The predicted snowfall Friday morning and early afternoon materialized and paralyzed Kansas City’s drivers. As of 1 p.m., several major interstates across the city had been closed.


VIDEO: Massive pileup, including multiple semis, on I-70 near Concordia, Missouri

CONCORDIA, Mo (KMOX) - A massive accident has Interstate 70 completely blocked near Concordia, Missouri. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, five tractor trailers are involved and the accident is believed to be caused by snowfall.


What Kansas And Missouri Lawmakers Think About Trump's Border Emergency Declaration

For the most part, the reactions of Kansas' and Missouri's congressional delegation to President Donald Trump's emergency declaration Friday fell along party lines. Trump made the declaration Friday when he signed a bipartisan spending bill to keep the government open. The bill allocated only $1.3 b


Advocacy groups in Jefferson City, Mexico split on MU Health/SSM deal

JEFFERSON CITY - The head of a physicians group says the sale of St. Mary's Hospital to MU Health Care should be a no-go, because large health care empires increase prices and limit choice.


Investigators looking into Hardee's Fire

MEXICO - The Mexico Public Safety Department (MPSD) responded to a fire at 1:19 a.m. Friday at the Hardee’s in the 700 block of W. Jackson. The responders noticed flames coming from the exhaust vents on the roof. Upon entering the building, they found the fire in the office area and it was spreading


State Highway Patrol makes drug-related arrest on I-70 in Callaway County

CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. - A man could face drug charges after the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested him Friday morning in Callaway County. Robbie A. Roberts, 33, of Hope Mills, North Carolina, was arrested on Interstate 70 around 12:11 a.m.


Missouri Highway Patrol closes U.S. 60 eastbound after crash near Fordland, Mo.

FORDLAND, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is working a crash involving an overturned tanker truck on icy U.S. 60 near Fordland. Troopers responded to the crash shortly before 4 p.m. Troopers closed the eastbound lanes near Burks Street in Fordland. They do not expect to reopen the lanes until aro


Former Missouri drama teacher charged with having sex with a student

WASHBURN, MO (AP) — A former Missouri drama teacher has been charged with having sex with a 16-year-old student at the high school. The Springfield News-Leader reports that 23-year-old Chelsie Leroy, of Washburn, was charged last week with four felonies, including two counts each of second-degree st


Talks slow on sale of SSM hospital to University of Missouri

Talks leading to a sale of SSM Health hospitals in Jefferson City and Mexico to University of Missouri Health Care have bogged down but the two are moving ahead with partnerships "with or without a formal transfer of ownership," according to emails obtained by the Tribune.


Northeast Missouri woman killed in power takeoff accident on farm

CANTON, Mo. — A northeast Missouri woman is dead as the result of a tragic farm accident. It happened around 4:45 p.m. on Thursday on her farm along Lewis County Route P just southwest of Canton.


UPDATE WITH ARREST: Dog bound in duct tape found dumped in Missouri

ST. LOUIS --- A man bound a dog’s legs and mouth with duct tape, then threw it out the window of his vehicle in rural Jefferson County, where a deputy found it in a ditch about 12 hours later, charges say.


Missouri English Teacher Allegedly Admitted She Had Sex with Student

A 23-year-old Missouri teacher resigned earlier this week following her arrest for allegedly having sex with a student. Police allege an unlawful encounter occurred between Jan. 14 and Jan. 21, according to the Joplin Globe.


Snow hits Columbia, making roads slick and closing MU and other campuses

Snow Friday quickly made roads slick, causing accidents and prompting MU and the University of Missouri System to close at 2 p.m. and Columbia College to close at 1 p.m. MU Health Care, the Veterinary Health Center Hospital will remain open. Dining halls were also scheduled to remain open, though ho


If concealed carry on public transit passes in Missouri, what happens when riders cross into Illinois?

Pieces of legislation being considered in the Missouri Legislature could make traveling on public transportation across the Mississippi River a bit complicated. Three St. Charles County state legislators are pushing measures that call for allowing people to conceal carry guns on public transportatio


Missouri hospital suspends operations in another blow to former North KC chain

Hospitals that until recently were run by North Kansas City-based EmpowerHMS continued to fall like dominoes Friday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said the I-70 Community Hospital in Sweet Springs had taken the unusual step of voluntarily suspending its license, in the latest


Missouri police violated own policy, let man keep belt in jail. He hanged himself

The Pleasant Hill Police Department defied its own written policy when officers placed Anthony Phillip Garner in a city jail cell while he was still wearing his belt, according to an autopsy report and law enforcement documents.


Missouri delegation reacts to Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON — Reaction among Missouri's congressional delegation fell along party lines Friday following President Donald Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the southern border.


Woman charged after police recover drugs in Columbia hotel room

COLUMBIA, Mo. - A woman has been charged after Columbia police recovered drugs in a hotel room. Jennifer L. Rinehart, 32, of Columbia, was charged in Boone County this week with delivery and possession of a controlled substance.