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Sturgeon suspends chief reinstated by court

Wrongfully terminated Sturgeon Police Chief Greg Halderman readied for his return to work Tuesday after a circuit court ordered his reinstatement, but just hours prior to reporting for duty, he was met with a letter he was being suspended without pay.


Health department looks for people exposed to TB by MU student

COLUMBIA - An official with Boone County Public Health and Human Services said it is still early in the investigation to determine who could have been exposed to tuberculosis, after an MU student was diagnosed with active TB.


4th-Ranked Kentucky Wins At Missouri

COLUMBIA, Missouri (WBKO) --- PJ Washington and Tyler Herro scored 18 points apiece to lead 4th-ranked Kentucky to a 66-58 victory over Missouri in college basketball on Tuesday, February 19, in Columbia, Missouri.


Charles Erickson: 'Let me go or give me a trial'

COLUMBIA, Mo. - Charles Erickson spends his days like many of us might. He takes college classes and trains his foster dog, Harley. He's also in a class to improve his public speaking.


University of Missouri sees hike in discrimination reports

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri saw an uptick in reports of discrimination and harassment in the 2017-2018 school year from the previous year, according to new data.


Palmyra boys feature balanced attack in district win

Featuring four players in double figures Palmyra's boys rolled past Macon 79-49 in a first round of district tournament game Tuesday night in Centralia. The Panthers' balanced attack was led by William Nunnelly's 19 points. Jayden Durst finished with 18. Treysn Roland totaled 14 while Peyton Abbott


Crashes pile up in bad weather

State troopers reported a Callaway County crash on Interstate 70 over the weekend that resulted in one man receiving minor injuries. Near Cedar Creek, a 1996 Ford Ranger went off the right side of the road, striking an embankment at 2:01 p.m. Friday. The driver, Martin J. Lenk, 72, of Elsberry, was


Absentee Ballots for Monroe County

According to Monroe County Clerk, Christina Buie, absentee ballots are now ready for voting. Anyone wishing to vote absentee for the GENERAL MUNICIPAL ELECTION may do so in the County Clerk’s Office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. or mail in a request f


MHS send six wrestlers to state, Wilmes places 6th

The Maryville Spoofhounds wrestling team sent six wrestlers to the state tournament held February 14 to 16 at Mizzou Arena in Columbia. Sophomore Kade Wilmes, 126 pounds, fought back after a first-round loss to win his next three matches before falling in the fourth round of wrestlebacks. He then fa


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


Northern Boone County home destroyed by fire

Fire destroyed a Boone County home just south of Finger Lakes State Park. The Boone County Fire Protection District was called to a home on East Calvert Hill Road around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. By the time they arrived, a family of five had escaped, but the house was consumed by smoke.


Las Vegas releases betting line for Kentucky at Missouri

One of the lowest points of Kentucky’s season a year ago was when Kentucky traveled to Columbia and left with a nine-point loss. It kicked off a four-game tailspin that left the Wildcats with a losing record in the SEC before the Wildcats rallied down the stretch.


Mizzou student living in dorm room diagnosed with tuberculosis

COLUMBIA, MO (KCTV) -- University of Missouri officials are warning students and parents after a campus dorm resident contracted active tuberculosis. In a letter Monday from MU Residential Life Housing, the university said they learned over the weekend that one of their residents at Gateway Hall had


Matter on Mizzou: Martin challenges Tigers' pride, toughness

COLUMBIA, MO. • On the surface it was just another loss for the Missouri Tigers. A game marked by disappointment early and promise late. Maybe Tuesday’s 66-58 loss to No. 4 Kentucky will be remembered as much for what Cuonzo Martin said after the game than what happened on Norm Stewart Court.


Energy company plans Boone County wind farm; reaches out to residents

HARRISBURG - An energy company is hoping to bring a wind farm to Boone County and wants to get to know its potential neighbors. E.ON Climate & Renewables, or EC&R, sent out at least 200 letters inviting Harrisburg residents to eat barbecue and discuss the potential impact of a wind farm on their com


Rep. Vicky Hartzler Calls On Missouri Legislature to Pass Prescription Drug Monitoring Bill

Missouri congresswoman Vicky Hartzler is renewing her calls for the state legislature to create a prescription drug monitoring program. Hartzler spoke with hospital administrators from Boone Hospital Center Tuesday about their work addressing the opioid crisis.


Panthers honored on Senior Night

The Monroe City R-1 Senior Panthers, along with their parents and loved ones were recognized at Friday nights basketball game on February 14, against Centralia. At the intermission of the varsity games, Principal John Fortney welcomed each Senior along with their escorts to the center of the court.


Mizzou student voluntarily leaves campus after contracting tuberculosis

COLUMBIA, MO (KFVS) - Officials at the University of Missouri say that a student has voluntarily left campus after being diagnosed with active tuberculosis. According to a news release, the University and Student Health and University Physicians are working with the Columbia/Boone County Department


Boone County crash injures Jefferson City resident

BOONE COUNTY, Mo. — A Jefferson City woman was injured after an ice-related accident overnight Sunday. Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, Mary E. Barnhill, 43, was southbound on US 63 at Gans Creek when, as she was overtaking another vehicle, her vehicle slid on the ice-covered roadway.


Missouri retires number of Derrick Chievous, the program's all-time scoring leader

An hour before Missouri tipped against No. 4 Kentucky, an elderly man in a wheelchair sat on the edge of the court with a box of Band-Aids in his lap and one bandage sealed to his forehead.