• Columbia students build skills and friendships at local chess tournament Posted on 17 February 2018 at 6:22pm

    COLUMBIA - More than 100 students gathered to compete in the 2018 Columbia Elementary & Middle School Scholastic Chess Tournament at Lange Middle School Saturday.

    It's an event that's been held since the late 1990s and has amassed a large group of dedicated participants throughout the years.

  • Ashland Police are creating a stronger presence in Southern Boone schools Posted on 17 February 2018 at 5:36pm

    ASHLAND – The Ashland Police Department is taking precautionary measures after a school shooting at a Florida high school. The shooting in Florida left 17 people dead. 

    The department said it will be placing an officer in school buildings at various times during school hours at the Southern Boone County School District. The police department made the announcement on it's Facebook page Friday. The post received over 500 shares. 

  • Junior chefs compete in cooking competition Posted on 17 February 2018 at 4:40pm

    OSAGE BEACH – Elementary students displayed their creativity on Saturday.

    Hy-Vee hosted a Junior Chefs Energy Bite competition.

  • Driver flees fatal hit-and-run on I-70 Posted on 17 February 2018 at 3:34pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police were unsure Saturday who drove a vehicle they believe hit and killed a man on I-70. 

    In a news release, police said 35-year-old Jerry Martin, of Florissant, was walking on I-70 westbound at mile marker 129.6 when the vehicle hit him.

  • JCPS breaks ground, reveals name of second high school Posted on 17 February 2018 at 2:09pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City Public Schools will have two high schools by August 2019.

    The district held a groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday and revealed the name of its newest addition: Capital City High School.

  • Holts Summit commission proposes city zoning changes Posted on 17 February 2018 at 1:55am

    HOLTS SUMMIT- Leonard Stephenson has lived in his mobile home, on the same street, for over 20 years.

    "I like this community," Stephenson said. "I've got good friends and good neighbors. My son lives two doors down with his four children, and it's a good area."

  • Local Boys and Girls Club hosts 13th annual chili cook off Posted on 17 February 2018 at 7:35am

    COLUMBIA - The Boys & Girls Club of Columbia kicks off its 13th annual MFA Oil Rootin' Tootin' Chili Cook-off Saturday afternoon.

    The money raised will help the Boys and Girls Club's after school and summer program.

  • Missouri mental health department admits mailing error Posted on 16 February 2018 at 6:16pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Department of Mental Health is notifying 1,000 people that some personal information might have been mailed to an incorrect address.

  • CDC says flu vaccine more effective in children Posted on 16 February 2018 at 4:54pm

    COLUMBIA - Amid complaints about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine, the Centers for Disease Control said the vaccine is actually more effective than some might think. That said, it is still under 50 percent effective among adults. 

    The United States vaccine's effectiveness rate is 36 percent among adults.The percentage is higher than both Canada and Australia that marked their effectiveness at around 10 percent.

  • Police: Chemical thrown on students was 'concentrated acid' Posted on 16 February 2018 at 4:43pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say the substance used in an attack on three high school students by a classmate was "concentrated acid."