• Week Six Friday Night Fever Play of the Week Posted on 27 September 2016 at 10:23pm

    Vote now for the Friday Night Fever Week Six Play of the Week! This week's candidates hail from Battle, Harrisburg and Jefferson City. Voting is now open, and will conclude Friday at 3 p.m., with the winner being announced during the 6 p.m. newscast and online.

  • Jefferson City looking at options at how to spend federal grant money Posted on 27 September 2016 at 8:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- City officials are asking for public input on what to do with funds from the federal government.

    There was a hearing Tuesday for Jefferson City's 2017 community development action plan based on the city's Community Development Block Grant funds, which comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

  • United States ranks last in paid parental leave worldwide Posted on 27 September 2016 at 8:01pm

    COLUMBIA - A recent PEW Research study found the United States ranks last out of 41 countries in terms of paid parental leave, providing its citizens with zero.

    Estonia took first place with 87 weeks of paid leave. Other countries ahead of the U.S. include Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom. The United States was the only country in the study to not offer any amount of paid time off to its citizens. 

  • Columbia works to become a hot spot for medical tourism Posted on 27 September 2016 at 7:47pm

    COLUMBIA- Plans to make Columbia a top destination for healthcare are in the works.

    The Mayor's task force on medical tourism held its first meeting Thursday afternoon. Mayor Brian Treece, along with eight representatives for healthcare and hospitality services, discussed ways to make Columbia a top destination for medical care.  

  • Missouri Women's Business Center opens additional location Posted on 27 September 2016 at 5:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Women's Business Center has more than doubled students in an entrepreneurship course since opening about four months ago.

    The Center created "LaunchU", a course designed to help women create a business plan for their start-up company.

  • Jefferson City animal shelter program decreases stray and feral cats Posted on 27 September 2016 at 4:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Animal Shelter said the Trap-Neuter-Release program has decreased the number of feral cats in the area. 

    Animal control supervisor Karen Jennings released data Tuesday at the quarterly animal shelter advisory meeting showing the decrease has been significant. 

  • Elementary schools kids learn about the blues Posted on 27 September 2016 at 3:02pm

    COLUMBIA – Elementary school students in Columbia gathered in their music classes Tuesday to learn about blues music ahead of the Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival this weekend.

    Blues in the Schools, a program by the Roots N Blues N BBQ Foundation, sends music educators to schools to teach them about blues music and culture. Grant Elementary was the first school to participate in the program and is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.

  • Judge tosses ethics complaint against 'citizen lobbyist' Posted on 27 September 2016 at 2:41pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri judge has thrown out a state ethics case against a man who describes himself as a "citizen lobbyist" because the complaint was filed by a group, instead of a natural person.

    The Missouri Ethics Commission last September fined Ron Calzone $1,000 and ordered him to stop trying to influence potential state legislation until he registers and files expenditure reports.

  • Columbia Safety's new facility could add jobs in Columbia and beyond Posted on 27 September 2016 at 1:51pm

    COLUMBIA -- Columbia Safeety's acquisition of a 100,000-square foot facility in North Columbia could bring as many as 50 jobs to the city, the company said Tuesday. 

    Columbia Safety calls itself an international leader in safety and performance gear distribution and says it has doubled in size in each of the past six years.

  • Group apologies over Missouri voter-registration gaffe Posted on 27 September 2016 at 1:07pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A group that presses single women, minorities and millennials to register to vote is apologizing for sending 95,000 mailings listing the wrong Missouriregistration deadline.

    Casting itself as nonpartisan, the Washington-based Voter Participation Center says the registration forms this month listed Missouri's voter-registration cutoff for the Nov. 8 election as Oct. 17. It's actually Oct. 12, and the center says it has sent out new postcards reflecting that.