Missouri's top-producing pork industry faces possible tariffs from China
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 9:13pm
COLUMBIA – Missouri’s swine industry could be in trouble with China’s proposed tariff on pork in the United States.
Early on Tuesday morning, China unveiled its plan to potentially impose a 25 percent tariff on pork, pork products and recycled aluminum, in retaliation to President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum products announced earlier this month.
US lawmakers look to fight sex trafficking by holding websites accountable
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 8:41pm
COLUMBIA - A bill is heading to President Trump's desk which would help fight sex trafficking online.
H.R. 1865, or the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, would allow prosecutors to hold websites accountable for facilitating the sale of unlawful sex acts.
Authorities warn about possible spike in burglaries during spring break
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 8:24pm
COLUMBIA - Vacation time for many people means some well-needed rest and relaxation -- but it is also prime time for burglars to break in to homes.
Jordan Nelmark experienced this firsthand when three men, one of whom had a gun, broke into her home when she was away on a vacation.
Truman VA cuts opioid prescriptions by a third
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 3:17pm
COLUMBIA - The Truman VA Hospital found ways to cut its prescription of opioids by 34 percent.
"We knew that the veteran population here had a higher risk of misuse, abuse and death from opioids and so we said there had to be a better way," Dr. Paul Jones, DO said.
Gang-afilliated Columbia meth dealer sentenced
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 2:59pm
JEFFERSON CITY – A Columbia man and three Compton, California, men were sentenced in federal court Thursday for roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine shipped to Columbia through the mail.
Ten defendants have been convicted and sentenced in this case.
Poll: 58 percent of Americans say owning guns increases safety
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 2:45pm
COLUMBIA - Does owning a gun increase safety?
One poll asked just that, and found a stark reversal in public perception since 1999.
Columbia man sentenced 15 years for child pornography
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 1:39pm
JEFFERSON CITY – A Columbia man was sentenced in federal court Thursday for producing and possessing child pornography.
Man with federal warrant arrested in central Columbia
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 1:13pm
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man wanted on a federal warrant Thursday morning after responding to a reported burglary on Cook Avenue.
An officer responding to the call shortly before 8 a.m. saw a man matching the description of the suspect in the burglary in the area of Sexton Avenue and Mikel Street. She tried to stop the man, identified as Nathaniel Demian, but said he ran away.
Hawley issues subpoenas in investigation of Greitens charity
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 1:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri attorney general’s office has issued 15 subpoenas in an investigation of a veterans charity founded by Gov. Eric Greitens.
Police arrest man suspected of exposing himself near bus stop
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 12:56pm
COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man Thursday after he allegedly exposed himself to a woman and her two kids near a bus stop.
Prosecutors charged John Snyder, 38, with sexual misconduct. According to a probable cause statement, the woman was at the bus stop on Highland Drive with her children Thursday morning. She said she heard one of her sons say "stop doing that," so she turned around and saw Snyder standing in a driveway making a masturbation-like motion.