Medical Marijuana Cards Exceeds Expectations

Missouri has issued nearly 22 thousand medical marijuana cards since July 4, exceeding expectations of the interest in the program. Researchers with the University of Missouri’s Economic and Policy Analysis Research Center estimated the current number of licenses issued wouldn’t have been achieved until 2021. Missouri voters voted to legalize medical marijuana in 2018. Patients […]

Holographic Temporary License Plates

Missouri is cracking down on drivers who use fake temporary license plates with new holographic temporary tags. The Department of Revenue unveiled the new tags with a holographic image that can be seen in both day and night. The word “Void” will appear if anyone attempts to copy them. The department expects dealers and license […]

Detention Officer Arrested For Child Porn

A detention officer at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department is being held in the Callaway County Jail on suspicion of downloading and sharing suspected child pornography. The Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force launched an investigation that indicated a Fulton man, identified as 33 year old Kevin Downey, was in possession of the […]

Crews Search River For Missing Columbia Woman

The search for a missing Columbia woman will continue next week. Authorities searched a section of the Lamine River in Cooper County yesterday [Tuesday] for the remains of Mengqi Ji Elledge, but nothing was found. According to the Mid-Missouri Sheriff’s Dive Team, the search will pick up again next week. According to a release, police […]

High Wind Warning Goes Into Effect At Midnight

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for most of the listening area that will go into effect at midnight and continue until 3:00 tomorrow afternoon. [Wednesday] West winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour with gusts has high as 60 miles per hour are expected. These damaging winds will blow […]

NCAA Upholds MU Sanctions

The NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee has decided to uphold sanctions against the University of Missouri’s athletics program in relation to an athlete tutoring scandal. In a statement from the NCAA, the committee said that MU’s argument that the sanctions were far more than those in cases similar was nullified by a lack of compliance system […]

Columbia Murder Suspect Arrested In Arizona

The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is reporting the arrest of a man wanted in connection to the fatal shooting of 38 year old John R. Albers on January 13 in the 200 block of Sarazen DRive in Columbia. Investigators identified 60 year old Garland Wisley as a suspect and a warrant was issued on January […]

Injured Eagle Rescued Near Paris

A bald eagle is receiving care after being found injured in Monroe County. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports agents responded north of Paris on Friday. According to a Facebook Post from the department, the eagle was sent to the University of Missouri’s Raptor Rehabilitation Project in Columbia for treatment and rehabilitation.

Report Shows Rural Missourians Have More Health Problems

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has released its report on rural health. The report finds that Missourians living in a rural county have worse health behaviors, worse health outcomes, and more difficulty accessing the health care services they need in comparison to those in urban areas. Rural counties are defined by having […]

Most Rape Kits Untested

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced yesterday [Wednesday] nearly 90 percent of Missouri’s rape kits were never tested. In a press conference, Schmitt said that of the approximately 7000 total kits, only about 830 of them were tested for evidence. Rape kits are performed by medical examiners and are used to secure evidence immediately following […]