Judge rules in favor of anti-abortion measure
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 9:22pm
KANSAS CITY- A circuit court did not block a measure which would restrict access to abortions in Missouri starting Tuesday.
The same-physician mandate requires the doctor providing an abortion also be the one who informs the patient of the medical risks, at least 72 hours in advance.
Students could get college credit for learning languages
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 8:56pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education wants local school districts to implement the Missouri Seal of Biliteracy.
The Seal of Biliteracy rewards students who meet criteria for proficiency in English and any other world language. Students get an award and three state colleges are offering 12 college credits in return.
Callaway County hopes to hire a second domestic violence investigator
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 8:50pm
FULTON - The Callaway County Sheriffs Office is currently looking to expand its domestic violence investigation staff by hiring an additional investigator.
The staff currently has one person on the job, which also requires follow-ups, evidence collection and prepping witnesses for felony cases.
Glasgow chief of police/city administrator suspended
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 7:36pm
GLASGOW - Chief of Police and City Administrator Kevin Atwood has been suspended with pay for 30 days.
This came after allegations came forward that prompted the Glasgow City Council to launch an investigation.
City pushes tax in hopes of bringing in million dollar profit
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 6:23pm
COLUMBIA - Due to the growing population in Columbia, the city is hoping to keep up with its expenditures with a new tax.
The use tax is similar to the sales tax, but is for out-of-state purchases. It would not apply
to purchases that total less than $2,000 in a calendar year.
McCaskill says 11 Afghan trainees are AWOL from Fort Leonard Wood
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 5:59pm
FT. LEONARD WOOD - A program that brought more than 150 Afghan soldiers to the United States to train currently is missing 13 soldiers.
The program has trained Afghan soldiers since 2005 in the U.S. and is sponsored by both the U.S. Department of Defense and the Department of State.
Helias coach shares story of loss for drug prevention
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 8:48pm
COLUMBIA - Jim Marshall says losing a child is never easy.
"It hurts. It's just, you gut it out like anything tough, and you learn to cope with the pain," he said.
Two men sentenced in child pornography cases
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 5:04pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Two men, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in May, were sentenced in federal court Monday.
Lucas Wayne Slusser, 35, of Jefferson City, and Sergio Antonio Dominguez-Gonzalez, 23, of Columbia were sentenced to seven years and 23 years in federal prison respectively.
Fire Department recommends to prepare your home for cooler weather
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 4:48pm
COLUMBIA – As temperatures begin to cool, it is time for people to prepare their homes for winter. Boone County Assistant Fire Chief Gale Blomenkamp said it's important to take preventative measures.
“Make sure gutters are cleaned, unhook garden hoses from outside spigots so they do not freeze and break pipes,” Blomenkamp said. “Most of all, get your heating and air-conditioning checked by a professional and your chimney and flue checked too.”
Cole County Sheriff warns of jury duty scam
Posted on 23 October 2017 at 4:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County Sheriff's Office is warning of a scam similar to one that has popped up in the area several times over the past few years.
Victims reported receiving calls from someone identifying themselves as Deputy Kevin Woodson, who told them they missed jury duty. The caller then tells them if they pay with money orders, they will avoid warrants for their arrest.