• Callaway County man fights back against neighboring CAFO Posted on 18 September 2018 at 9:26pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Jeff Jones is living just a quarter of a mile away from a future Controlled Animal Feeding Operation, or CAFO.

    Jones submitted a health ordnance to the Callaway County Commissioner on March 14. Now, six months later, Jones got his response.

  • Columbia works on plan to regulate Bird scooters Posted on 18 September 2018 at 8:25pm

    COLUMBIA - Assistant City Counselor Jose Caldera announced the city and Bird are talking about short-term rules regulating the rental scooters.

    Caldera talked with the Downtown Columbia Leadership Council Tuesday afternoon. 

  • Missouri Task Force 1 details its rescues, other post-hurricane efforts Posted on 18 September 2018 at 7:48pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri Task Force One continues rescuing people, checking on others and sheltering those in need in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

    Search and rescue teams went on multiple missions in Leland this week,  rescuing and evacuating 44 people and and checking on 11 others who were sheltering in place, according to a Facebook post.

  • Columbia climate task force to meet amongst climate change disagreement Posted on 19 September 2018 at 3:24am

    COLUMBIA -- The mayor of Columbia's task force on Climate Action and Adaptation planning could recommend an increase in renewable energy production Wednesday.

    The energy and waste subcommittee is holding a meeting about the issue Wednesday.

  • Mid-Missourian shares stories of asylum-seekers Posted on 18 September 2018 at 6:20pm

    COLUMBIA - After volunteering at a detention center for women and children seeking asylum in the U.S., one Jefferson City man is sharing his experience around mid-Missouri of the women he met.

    Native Spanish speaker Pedro Guerrero paired up with St. Louis lawyer Mark Timmerman and volunteered as part of the CARA Pro Bono Project in Dilley, Texas, in July; Guerrero translating Timmerman's legal advice for women and children seeking asylum.

  • Public invited to give feedback on Bird scooters Posted on 19 September 2018 at 4:15am

    COLUMBIA - Bird scooters will be discussed at the Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission meeting Wednesday night.

    The commission will hold an open discussion on the presence of these controversial new scooters.

  • Columbia teenager to spend 12 years in prison for deadly shooting Posted on 18 September 2018 at 4:35pm

    COLUMBIA - A teenager pleaded guilty Monday in connection with a deadly 2016 shooting on Claudell Lane.

    Navarro Scott, 18, pleaded to charges of involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action, and got 12 years in prison as a sentence. Prosecutors originally charged Scott with murder.

  • Sunrise Beach fire chief steps down; says district "under attack" Posted on 18 September 2018 at 4:23pm

    SUNRISE BEACH - Fire Chief Dennis Reilly announced his resignation due to harassment from a board member. 

    Reilly said in a press release that Bob Hemen, a board member, has "a personal agenda to create disruption in our organization and is antagonistic against our employees". 

  • Columbia line workers say pay increase not enough to keep them working Posted on 18 September 2018 at 4:13pm

    COLUMBIA - City employees are getting a raise in this year's budget, but some say it's not enough for line workers.

    On Monday, Columbia City Council approved a 45-cent pay raise for all city employees and an additional $2 an hour to trash collectors. The additional raise in the waste department is to help hire and retain employees, but Columbia Water and Light is having the same issue with line workers.

  • New lawn care app comes to Columbia Posted on 18 September 2018 at 3:16pm

    COLUMBIA - A lawn care app launched in Columbia to connect consumers with people who want to make extra money mowing lawns. 

    MowMagic has separate apps for providers and for buyers. A consumer can download the app, post the job and decide what to pay. Consumers can even choose if they want the yard trimmed or the grass blown. Providers get a notification and a satellite image of the property, and can then decide whether or not to take the job.