Floodwaters test sandbag fortifications around Missouri

U.S. 06/05/19, 16:30

The flooding Missouri and Mississippi rivers were testing sandbag fortifications Wednesday as surging waters making their way downstream rose to some of their highest levels in more than two decades in parts of Missouri.The Missouri River had been projected to start falling in Jefferson City but first rose above its ...

Update: 2 bodies found in flooded car near St. Louis

U.S. 05/24/19, 16:48

The Latest on tornadoes and flooding in the Midwest (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Authorities in suburban St. Louis are investigating after the bodies of two people, a man and a woman, were pulled from a car submerged in floodwater. The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the bodies were discovered around 4 a.m. ...

Many factors helped save lives in Jefferson City twister

U.S. 05/24/19, 15:49

Eight years to the day after a devastating tornado killed 161 people and injured more than 1,100 others in Joplin, another big twister ripped through Missouri — this time the capital of Jefferson City — but with a far different result: no deaths or serious injuries.The two storms hit Missouri ...

Power outages remain after tornado slams Missouri’s capital

U.S. 05/24/19, 09:23

Residents affected by a powerful tornado in Missouri's capital city now could have to withstand some hot weather without electricity to their homes.Electricity provider Ameren Missouri said Friday that crews have been working around the clock to try to replace about 200 broken power poles in Jefferson City and Eldon ...

3 dead, state capital battered as storms rake Missouri

U.S. 05/24/19, 01:48

An outbreak of nasty storms spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state. The National Weather Service confirmed that a large and destructive twister moved over ...

Fourth day of nasty storms ravages central US

U.S. 05/23/19, 23:16

An outbreak of nasty storms in the Midwest spawned tornadoes that razed homes, flattened trees and tossed cars across a dealership lot, injuring about two dozen people in Missouri's capital city and killing at least three others elsewhere in the state.The National Weather Service confirmed that a large and destructive ...

Update: Runaway barges being secured on Arkansas River

U.S. 05/23/19, 06:09

The Latest on severe weather moving across the central United States (all times local):6 a.m.Authorities say a pair of barges that broke loose on the swollen Arkansas River in Oklahoma and threatened to crash into a dam are now stuck on rocks.A wall is collapsed in Jefferson City, Missouri on ...

Missouri diocese abuse inquiry names 33 priests, brothers

U.S. 11/08/18, 16:56

Thirty-three priests or religious brothers in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, Missouri, have been "credibly accused" and/or removed from the ministry over sexual abuse of minors, the bishop of the central Missouri diocese said Thursday.Bishop W. Shawn McKnight released a complete list of the names that followed an ...

Caregiver arrested in death of boy, 4, she reported missing

U.S. 10/31/18, 16:21

A caregiver has been arrested in the death of a 4-year-old Missouri boy whose body was found almost a week after she reported him missing.Jefferson City police said in a news release Wednesday that 26-year-old Quatavia Givens has been booked into jail on suspicion of first-degree child abuse resulting in ...

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