• Weekly Wellness: Burn 200 calories quick Posted on 27 February 2017 at 1:59pm

    COLUMBIA - "Not enough time" is one of the most frequently-used reasons to not exercise. What if I told you that you could burn 200 calories in 20 minutes or less...?

    In a recent study, five healthy men performed sprint interval training on a stationary bicycle (five 30-second intense intervals with four minutes of easy cycling in between). Although the men were sedentary the rest of the day, they ended up burning 200 more calories during the days they did the short bout of exercise than the days they didn't exercise at all.

  • Elderly couple killed in accident near St. James Posted on 27 February 2017 at 10:46am

    ST. JAMES (AP) — An elderly husband and wife are dead after a head-on crash in central Missouri.

    The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday on Highway BB near St. James when a pickup truck driven by a 19-year-old man from Fort Knox, Kentucky, crossed the center line. An oncoming car driven by 85-year-old William Peterman crossed the center line, too, to try and avoid the pickup truck.

  • St. Louis native now a key player in the White House Posted on 27 February 2017 at 10:43am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 32-year-old St. Louis native is a key player in President Donald Trump's White House.

    Katie Walsh is deputy chief of staff to the president. She told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in Monday's edition that her biggest surprise so far has been that anyone else is surprised that Trump actually is following through on the promises he made during the 2016 campaign.

  • Kansas City police say 1 victim of double shooting has died Posted on 27 February 2017 at 8:07am

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City police say one of the victims of a double shooting has died.

    Police say officers found the two victims wounded in the front room of a home Friday night while responding to a reported shooting. The victims were unresponsive and unable to provide any statements. They were taken to a local hospital.

  • Missouri Republicans go head-to-head over Real ID Act Posted on 27 February 2017 at 12:30am

    JEFFERSON CITY- Republican lawmakers continue at odds over the Real ID Act. One side of the argument seeks to allow Missourians to have a "choice" in complying, the other argues Missouri should stand up to the federal government. 

    The measure passed in 2005, as part of an effort to curb homegrown terrorism, requires states to collect private information from its citizens and send it to the federal government. The federal government compiles that information in a data base. Missouri is one of five states that have not complied. 

  • Former Mizzou football head coach battles with Alzheimer's Posted on 26 February 2017 at 11:09pm

    COLUMBIA – A former University of Missouri head football coach is fighting an off-the-field opponent far greater than any he faced on the field: Alzheimer's.

    Warren Powers was in charge years before Barry Odom was head coach, Powers took over job in 1978 and coached until 1984.

  • Planned Parenthood opponents planning month of demonstrations Posted on 26 February 2017 at 6:57pm

    COLUMBIA - Planned Parenthood opponents are planning a month of protests after a march that drew between 50 and 100 participants on Sunday.

    Kathy Forck, a Planned Parenthood opponent, says the "Jericho March" brought together people of different faiths calling for an end to abortion and government support of Planned Parenthood. 

  • Mom pleads guilty to neglect after son died near space heater Posted on 26 February 2017 at 6:30pm

    ST. CHARLES (AP) — A Missouri woman has pleaded guilty to neglect after authorities say she left her 2-year-old boy near a space heater while using methamphetamine.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Kathleen Marie Peacock of St. Charles pleaded guilty on Friday to child neglect and making methamphetamine.

  • Suspect arrested in connection with House Springs shooting Posted on 26 February 2017 at 10:37am

    HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say they've arrested a suspect in connection with a weekend shooting death south of St. Louis.

    Jefferson County sheriff's Lt. Gary Higginbotham tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2lnGgpv ) that authorities responding to reports of shots fired found an unidentified victim's body about 2:30 p.m. Saturday outside his home in the Sycamore Springs Mobile Home Park in House Springs.

  • Columbia homeowners eligible for free lead testing Posted on 26 February 2017 at 9:58am

    COLUMBIA - Residents of older homes in Columbia could be eligible for free water testing for lead.

    The My Water/My Community project provides water testing supplies to homeowners, collects test kits and analyzes samples for lead content, free of charge.