• 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.

  • 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.

  • Family shares story after tornado destroys their house Posted on 11 December 2017 at 6:21pm

    RENICK – The Beamer family was on the porch of their Randolph County home at the beginning of the storm on Monday, Dec. 4, admiring the lightning. But then, the sky turned green, and they heard a loud, rumbling noise.

    “That’s not a train,” said Tyler Beamer, whose family lives near a train track. He quickly realized he should bring his family back inside.  

  • Legislation could rename "marriage" Posted on 11 December 2017 at 12:22pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Missouri state representative has filed more legislation which would redefine "marriage" as a "contract of domestic union."

    According to the Missouri House of Representatives, the 377-page legislation, "Modifies provisions relating to marriage and replaces marriage licenses with contracts of domestic union." Ultimately, the bill aims to remove formal recognition of marriage from the state, and leaves it in the hands of churches and other like entities to determine what is "marriage" and what is not.

  • Columbia Parks and Rec Toy Drive ending Monday Posted on 11 December 2017 at 11:58am

    COLUMBIA – Monday is the final day to donate to Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Almeta Crayton Memorial Toy Drive.

    The annual event benefits children ages 1 to 12 living in families who can't afford gifts.