• Judge fines Missouri prosecutor for denying public records Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:52pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge has fined a central Missouri prosecutor more than $12,000 for failing to provide records to a man doing research for the marijuana activist group Show-Me Cannabis.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the fine stems from records Aaron Malin sought from Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson in 2015 in an effort to show how the drug war is fought in the state.

  • Rep. Vicky Hartzler wants to make it easier to work at VA hospitals Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:24pm

    COLUMBIA – Rep. Vicky Hartzler, (R)-Missouri, presented a new piece of legislation she says is aimed at getting more people working at Veterans Affairs hospitals.

    The VA Fairness in Hiring Act (HR 4037) would provide some relief to the VA by exempting medical professionals who seek employment at the VA from entering into non-compete agreements in private practices.

  • Report details Missouri hospital's handling of patients Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:13pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A new report sheds light physical confrontations between a Missouri hospital's staff and patients that put the facility at risk of losing Medicare funding.

    A spokeswoman for Mercy Hospital Springfield tells the Springfield News-Leader that the August report resulted in the firing of a dozen employees and the threat of losing funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

  • Remains found in March identified as Missouri woman Posted on 18 October 2017 at 3:08pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have confirmed that remains found in March in southern Missouri are a woman who has been missing since September 2015.

    The remains were identified as Elisabeth Hornbeck of Mountain View, Missouri. The remains were found about two miles west of Mountain View by a person searching for scrap metal.

  • MU begins search for new Civil Rights official Posted on 18 October 2017 at 2:20pm

    COLUMBIA- The MU community made its voice heard Wednesday, laying out the characteristics, qualities and experiences it's looking for in a new Assistant Vice Chancellor for Civil Rights, Title IX and ADA.

    The search committee for the position, comprised of 16 people representing several groups on campus, held an open forum to seek input from all university stakeholders, including administrators, professors and students.

  • Rep. Hartzler meets with farmers ahead of 2018 Farm Bill discussion Posted on 18 October 2017 at 1:16pm

    BOONE COUNTY -As the U.S. House starts working on the 2018 Farm Bill, mid-Missouri's congressional representative talked with agricultural producers and farmers to get their thoughts on what it should include.

    Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, talked with farmers as part of a summit held by MU.

  • UPDATE: MU officials say person in custody, no further threat to campus Posted on 18 October 2017 at 1:02pm

    COLUMBIA - Police have found the person connected to the alert at MU, and have taken that person into custody. MU officials said the person was found off campus, and there is no further threat to campus.

    At around 11:30 on Wednesday, MU Alert sent notification about a possible threat on or near campus. Columbia police later clarified to say they were investigating reports of a possibly suicidal woman who may have had a gun. There has been no confirmation of the person's intent or of the presence of any weapon.

  • Moberly police arrest man on suspicion of numerous sex crimes Posted on 18 October 2017 at 10:49am

    MOBERLY - Police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of more than a dozen crimes, including rape, statutory rape, sodomy, and incest.

    The Randolph County Prosecutor's Office filed charges against Carl Sheets, 38, whose bond has been set at $500,000.

  • Driver killed in California blazes identified as Missouri man Posted on 17 October 2017 at 10:49pm

    NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified the firefighter who was killed when the water transport truck he was driving rolled over near one of the wildfires that has devastated parts of Northern California.

    The Napa County's sheriff-coroner office said Tuesday that 38-year-old Garrett Paiz of Missouri died in the crash early Monday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection identified him as a privately contracted water-tender driver.

  • Push to oust Vicky Hartzler gets going on two fronts Posted on 17 October 2017 at 9:04pm

    COLUMBIA - In a quiet building tucked behind brick facades and looming trees off Vandiver Drive, the 2018 midterm election campaign got its gears going Tuesday evening.

    Renee Hoagenson’s campaign held an organizing meeting to familiarize volunteers with the coming race.