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UPDATE: Charges filed in Cole County shooting death; suspect jailed without bond

The historic Cole County Courthouse in downtown Jefferson City (2021 file photo from 939 the Eagle) Cole County prosecutors have filed involuntary manslaughter charges against a Jefferson City man in connection with Sunday’s shooting death of Hallie Phillips near Taos. 23-year-old Joshua Benjamin Wilbers is also charged with armed criminal action and is jailed without bond. The court describes Wilbers …

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(AUDIO): Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel discusses College Football Hall of Fame on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel will be inducted into the National Football Foundation college football hall of fame Tuesday in Las Vegas. He’ll also be recognized during Saturday’s SEC championship game as an SEC Legend. Mr. Pinkel is the winningest head coach at Mizzou (2001-2015) and at Toledo, where he coached from 1991-2000. Coach Pinkel joined us live in-studio …

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Columbia-based Veterans United looking for ideas about 2023 RV tour

About 50 to 60 Veterans United employees, who are veterans, recently gathered in Columbia to pack winter care kits for homeless veterans (November 2022 photo courtesy of VU community relations manager Chad Moller) The nation’s largest VA lender says its recent thanks to veterans tour shined a light on the ways that veterans give back to their communities each day. …

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UPDATE: Missouri set to execute convicted murderer tonight; defense attorneys aim for stay

Governor Mike Parson (right) listens, after appointing Andrew Bailey as Missouri’s next Attorney General on November 23, 2022 (photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) Barring intervention from the U.S. Supreme Court or a federal judge, a convicted murderer from the St. Louis area will be executed this evening at the state’s maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. Missouri Governor Mike …

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