Medical student returns to thank University Hospital doctors after "miraculous" recovery
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 4:07pm
COLUMBIA – With a tearful smile and walking on two legs, 26-year-old Sydney Priest returned to University hospital Friday to thank the doctors who helped her recover just a few months after having a rare stroke. Priest, a former student at the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, spent two weeks in the neuroangiography suite after having a basilar artery occlusion, the worst kind of ischemic stroke. There were smiles laughter as she hugged hospital staff.
“I’m extremely thankful. I wouldn’t be here today,” Priest sobbed.
4 injured when Six Flags St. Louis ride suddenly stops
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 3:01pm
EUREKA (AP) — A ride at Six Flags St. Louis is shut down for inspection after four people suffered minor injuries when the ride stopped mid-point.
Officials at the amusement park say the Boomerang ride stopped suddenly around 11:30 a.m. Friday. Guests were able to safely exit, but four people were taken for medical evaluation.
Black bear killed in eastern Missouri; citation issued
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 2:45pm
HILLSBORO (AP) — A citation has been issued for a suspect who shot and skinned a black bear in eastern Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the bear was found dead Monday in Jefferson County. Missouri Department of Conservation spokesman Dan Zarlenga declined to name the suspect, who was issued a citation for a misdemeanor.
University of Missouri awarded $2M to study cattle genetics
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 2:12pm
COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri has received a $2 million grant to study cattle genetics.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the grant is part of $16.5 million in federal funding meant to increase food availability, safety and sustainability.
Riverview Gardens backers speak out at public hearing
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 1:06pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parents, students and graduates of a St. Louis-area school district are making the case for shedding an unaccredited designation, which allows students to transfer to better-performing schools.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education officials heard Thursday from backers of the Riverview Gardens School District.
Jefferson City man arrested, accused of punching police officer
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 12:47pm
JEFFERSON CITY — Jefferson City police said a man was arrested Friday after punching an officer and running away.
Aaron Mosley, 24, had two active warrants for his arrest.
Commission will investigate complaint against Schaefer
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 12:06pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Ethics Commission will investigate whether state Sen. Kurt Schaefer pressured the University of Missouri to block Josh Hawley from running for Missouri attorney general.
The announcement Thursday reverses a decision made last week by James Klahr, executive director of the commission. He had said the commission didn't have the power or resources to investigate the complaint.
Judge strikes down St. Louis County policing measure
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 11:58am
CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis County judge has ruled that the county cannot require police departments in 57 cities and towns to adhere to a set of standards for use of force, vehicle pursuits and other matters.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Circuit Judge Robert S. Cohen issued a summary judgment Wednesday in favor of a challenge by several larger cities in the county, who called the measure "illegal and unconstitutional."
Columbia Fire Department rescues trapped therapy dog
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 11:49am
COLUMBIA — The Columbia Fire Department staged an animal rescue late Thursday night after a therapy dog was found trapped in the bottom of a trench.
The department arrived at 602 Norwalk Drive in north Columbia to find the dog stranded at the bottom of a 20-foot hole. Crews said they could see cracked soil on either side of the hole.
Vargas inaugurated as Southeast Missouri State president
Posted on 6 May 2016 at 10:19am
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Southeast Missouri State University's new president says colleges and universities need to remove obstacles in the way of student success.
Carlos Vargas-Aburto was inaugurated Thursday as the Cape Girardeau-based university's 18th president, though he's been on the job since last July.