Holts Summit man found not guilty in grandmother's murder due to insanity

A Holts Summit man charged with killing his grandmother in 2012 has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity and will be committed to a state mental institution.


Weather Special

Watch vs Warning

Watch vs. warning, what's the difference?

During the spring, mid-Missouri is in a transition period as warmer air moves in but cold air lingers.

How have recent drought conditions impacted agriculture

Drought has impact on cow population, beef prices

The U.S. cattle herd is at the lowest level since 1962, and beef prices are the highest they've ever been.

Averages for a mid-MO spring

What does a normal spring look like in mid-Missouri?

Spring gets off to a slow start in mid-Missouri, ramping up during April and May as temperatures start to climb.

2013 Spring Summer Recap

2013: A look back last spring

We took a look back at rain records for the past year, and every month since June had below average precipitation.

Storm Shelters

Where is the safest place in your home to take shelter?

During spring, severe storms can hit with little warning.

weather alert siren broken in Kingdom City

Parts arrive to fix damaged Jefferson City sirens

Two outdoor warning sirens that were struck by lightning in Jefferson City last fall are still out of order.

Boone County Siren Test Missed

Siren tests complete in Boone County, on MU campus

Boone County Public Safety Joint Communications and MU tested their outdoor warning systems Tuesday. MU also tested it's campus alert system on all platforms. The statewide tornado drill was postponed until this Thursday, March 6, at 1:30 p.m.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.

Weather Interactives

Anatomy of a tornado

Tornado file

Find out all that you need to know about tornadoes.


Lightning file


Find out all you need to know about lightning.


Storm clouds

Find out all that you need to know about hail.


Winter storm

Find out all that you need to know about winter.


Flood waters over street signs

Eric Thayer/Reuters

Find out all that you need to know about flooding.