• Man hopes to help others after he survives jumping of Golden Gate Bridge Posted on 11 December 2017 at 9:25pm

    COLUMBIA - It's a topic that many people shy away from, but one man came to Columbia to talk about suicide. 

    Kevin Hines attempted to kill himself by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000 and survived. Hines spoke at Stephens College on Monday as part of an event held by Burrell Health and Boone County Children's fund. 

  • Columbia Board of Education votes on next step for new middle school Posted on 11 December 2017 at 8:01pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Board of Education voted to approved ballot language for a $30 million bond issue Monday night at its meeting. Bonds sold by Columbia Public Schools would fund the construction of a new middle school.

    Columbia Public Schools previously used a bond issue approved in 2016 to fund construction plans and buying land for the new middle school. The bond issue is separate from taxes and would not raise them.

  • Conditions ripe for fires, two reported Monday Posted on 11 December 2017 at 7:04pm

    COLUMBIA – High winds and dry conditions warranted additional safety precautions for fire safety Monday in central Missouri.

    The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for most of the day.

  • Boil order issued for parts of Howard County Posted on 11 December 2017 at 5:29pm

    ROCHEPORT - Consolidated Water issued a boil order advisory for parts of Howard County Monday due to a water main leak between Rocheport and Hwy 40.

    Low water pressure was reported in the area, according to a press release.

  • Missouri residents concerned about nearby gun range Posted on 11 December 2017 at 4:32pm

    ORONOGO (AP) — Homeowners living near a gun range in southwest Missouri are concerned about stray bullets that have been hitting homes. But local officials say there's little they can do.

    The Joplin Globe reports that Outdoor Addicts Gun Range opened in January in Oronogo. Since then, reports filed with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office indicate that seven bullets have struck five houses within less than a mile of the range.

  • New mental health initiative seeks to identify signs in kids Posted on 11 December 2017 at 4:15pm

    COLUMBIA - When someone goes to the doctor for a checkup, they might expect the regular look at their eyes, ears, and knees.

    Now, local leaders want to add your brain to the list.

  • Food bank mobile pantry helps reach smaller communities in need Posted on 11 December 2017 at 4:00pm

    COLUMBIA - The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri is using mobile pantries to provide food to areas that are hard to reach. 

    "The goal is to really identify those areas of need where there’s no brick and mortar facility or opportunity to be able to provide food to people are struggling," said Lindsay Lopez, executive director of the Food Bank. 

  • Missouri attorney general weighs in on messaging app Confide Posted on 11 December 2017 at 3:45pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's attorney general is weighing whether to appoint a special investigator to check into use of the secretive Confide app by Gov. Eric Greitens' staff.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday that Attorney General Josh Hawley said he can't directly investigate fellow Republican Greitens because he's defending the governor's office in other legal cases. But Hawley could appoint a special investigator.

  • Fewer nursing home patients are hospitalized with MU program Posted on 11 December 2017 at 3:24pm

    COLUMBIA - One MU Nursing School program has reduced the number of nursing home patients from hospitalization by nearly 50 percent.

    The Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI) applies to advanced care, new technology and places Advanced Practice Registered Nurses in nursing homes.

  • Missouri AG launches program to help military members Posted on 11 December 2017 at 1:22pm

    COLUMBIA- The Missouri Attorney General's office is forming an advisory board to develop the first statewide program in Missouri that will provide pro bono legal services to current military service members.

    This Military Legal Assistance Team will be Missouri’s first attorney general-led program offering free legal services. The advisory board is still in discussion on the qualifications for the legal needs as well as its strategy to recruit local Missouri attorneys.