Greitens decision reminds experts how rare execution stays are in Missouri
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 8:26pm
COLUMBIA - Gov. Eric Greitens' surprising decision Tuesday to stay the execution of Marcellus Williams put a spotlight on executions in the state, and highlights just how rare stays are.
Greitens' decision wasn't expected for several reasons: He talked boisterously about law and order during his campaign. His attorney general; Josh Hawley made it clear his office thought Williams was guilty; and Missouri isn't known for staying executions. It's one of a handful of states still regularly executing people, and the last stay was nearly two years ago.
Columbia Business Loop not affected by brick and mortar retail woes
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 8:22pm
COLUMBIA - In an era in which brick and mortar retail stores are falling by the wayside, Columbia's I-70 Business Loop is doing just fine, according to a new report.
The Business Loop CID (community improvement district) released its first annual report Thursday, showing consistent sales throughout 2016 and a strong bump in property value.
Missouri governor to answer questions live on Facebook
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 8:17pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is holding a question-and-answer session on Facebook.
The governor will take questions on Facebook live at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Petitioners convince Greitens to stay execution
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 8:00pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A dozen protestors dropped off a petition with 200,000 signatures to Gov. Eric Greitens' office Tuesday urging the governor stay the execution of Marcellus Williams.
Lt. Governor calls for expulsion of Senator
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 7:04pm
JEFFERSON CITY – Lt. Gov. Mike Parson called on the Missouri Senate to go into a special session with the purpose of expelling Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
The request comes after the senator posted a Facebook comment that said, “I hope President Trump is assassinated!” Although the comment was quickly deleted, the damage was already done.
Donors receive eclipse memento
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 6:02pm
COLUMBIA - The District Downtown Columbia had decided to give people the chance to remember the total eclipse forever. Anyone can donate one hundred dollars to the Gateway Project and receive one of the eclipse banners.
The banners hung on ninth street in celebration of the total eclipse that occurred on Aug. 21.
Schools struggle with teacher shortage
Posted on 22 August 2017 at 5:57pm
COLUMBIA – School is back in session for Columbia students, but some school districts across the country are struggling with a teacher shortage.