Jefferson City, MO Crime & Safety

Woman flown to University Hospital after Audrain County crash

AUDRAIN Co. (KMIZ) UPDATE: According to Columbia Fire, the 21-year-old woman was the only victim flown to University Hospital after the crash. One person was flown to University Hospital after being involved in a Audrain County crash on Saturday night. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, 22-year-old Johnathan Fowler was speeding along Route The post Woman flown to University Hospital after Audrain County crash appeared first on ABC17NEWS.
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Columbia homicide victim owned Mid-Missouri businesses

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ) The victim of what police are calling a suspicious death in Columbia this week previously owned businesses in the area. ABC 17 News discovered James Hundle, 52, owned Ruckus Bar and Grill and Splasher's Laundromat in Columbia for several years. Both businesses have since changed hands, but one former employee of Hundle's remembered him as a good boss that enjoyed having fun.

(AUDIO): Columbia’s police chief and health department assistant director preview emergency town meeting on increasing overdose deaths

Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones and Columbia/Boone County Public Health assistant director Scott Clardy say CPD has seen 22 fentanyl-related overdose deaths this year. Officers are also seeing numerous other drug overdoses, where they’ve had to administer Narcan. An emergency community meeting will be held Tuesday evening at 7 at Hickman High School. Chief Jones and Mr. Clardy joined host Fred Parry on Saturday morning’s “CEO Round Table” to discuss the growing problem. They also previewed Tuesday’s meeting:

Local governments can take several steps to safeguard electronic data from hacking, theft and other disruptions, Auditor Galloway says in her review of cybersecurity risks

Jefferson City, Mo. - Local government agencies in Missouri can avoid common mistakes and take several steps to safeguard electronic data from hacking, theft and other disruptions, State Auditor Nicole Galloway said on Monday. Galloway released her annual summary of the most common cybersecurity risks found by her audits of...
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Eldon Man Named In Federal Indictment For Covid Fraud Scheme

An Eldon man is among two others indicted by a federal grand jury in connection to using the identities of dead people to try bilking almost half-a-million dollars in covid relief funding. The U.S. Attorney General’s Office identifies 40-year-old Lamar Johnson along with a 39-year-old Warren Watkins and 25-year-old Marissia Jackson, both from Kansas City, as being involved in the scheme which included the filing of 238 false claims under the CARES Act. The federal indictment also charges that the trio was involved in filing other false claims, wire fraud and aggravated identity death. The attempted conspiracy covered a time period from March 2020 to April 2021. The case was investigated by the IRS Criminal.

Fulton man charged with shooting person near Millersburg

A Fulton man is facing numerous charges following a shooting near Millersburg. Callaway County deputies were called to a location on Road 256 Friday afternoon, just before 3 p.m., to investigate a disturbance. While deputies were responding, they were advised that someone had been shot. When they arrived, the suspect,...

Mizzou affiliates pay tribute to administrator, victim of homicide

COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Sciences is in the early steps of planning a memorial for an administrator who whose death is being investigated by police, an official said. James Hundle, the assistant to the chancellor and dean of the College of Agriculture,...