ACLU sues school on behalf of banned graduation prankster
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 7:35pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The ACLU of Missouri is suing the Independence School District on behalf of a senior banned from graduation for listing his high school for sale on Craigslist as a prank.
American Civil Liberties Union officials say that 18-year-old Kylan Scheele's free speech rights were violated when he was suspended for three days and denied participation in Saturday's graduation ceremony at the Truman High School.
New mayor selected in New Bloomfield, residents skeptical things will change
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 10:26pm
NEW BLOOMFIELD - New Bloomfield has a new mayor, but it's the way he was selected that has a group of people upset.
On Friday night, the town's board of aldermen selected Terry Shaw, who has served as mayor before.
Four vehicle crashes this week along State Road F warrant closer look
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 5:12pm
CALLAWAY COUNTY – Four vehicle crashes have occurred this week along State Road F west of Fulton in Callaway County. May has seen a total of five along that road.
These numbers are unusual, said Sgt. Scott White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Veteran celebrates Memorial Day weekend with his eyes on the sky
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 4:50pm
COLUMBIA – After serving eight years in the United States Air Force, the passion of this veteran for sky travel hasn't faded.
"If you are bit by that flying bug, it never goes away," Ron Sharek said.
Greitens investigation continues with more subpoenas, new documents
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 4:15pm
JEFFERSON CITY - In another day of political theater, the special House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens heard new testimony from a forensic examiner Friday. Committee members questioned forensic investigator Brian Koberna about the three phones he studied belonging to Greitens, the woman he had a relationship with and her ex-husband.
Koberna called the three images he recovered “benign in nature.” He said there was nothing that could prove they were taken on March 21, 2015, the day Greitens allegedly bound and photographed the woman who is accusing him of sexual misconduct.
Big turnout expected for 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" airshow
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 3:53pm
COLUMBIA- Organizers are expecting a large turnout for the 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" airshow on Memorial Day weekend.
The airshow will run from 9 AM until 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.
"Salute to Veterans" air show flies into Columbia for Memorial Day Weekend
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 3:45pm
COLUMBIA - Aircraft and pilots met at Columbia Regional Airport Friday to prepare for the 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" air show.
The Memorial Day weekend event began with a Media Day; a day for press and citizens to come out and watch as pilots and crews practiced their routines.
Suspect arrested after Moniteau County car chase
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 3:30pm
CALIFORNIA - A high-speed car chase ended Sunday when the suspect slid into a ditch, according to a press release from the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office.
Missouri State Highway Patrol initially tried to pull over the car, but the driver fled with the officer in pursuit, according to the release. After a short time, the officer ended his chase, but Moniteau County deputies later spotted the car speeding and resumed the pursuit.
Local drivers prepare for Memorial Day weekend traffic
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 3:16pm
JEFFERSON CITY- It's no secret more cars will out for Memorial Day weekend, but many drivers are taking precautions before even hitting the road.
The parking lot at O'Reilly Auto Parts in Jefferson City was busy with vehicles. One employee said it was uncommonly busy for a Friday afternoon.
Water main break and power outage in Thornbrook community
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 6:36pm
COLUMBIA - The Thornbrook neighborhood was without water and electricity for almost two hours on Friday.
Columbia Water and Light Officials said the two incidents were unrelated.