Tigers look to complete season sweep against Rebels
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 5:28pm
COLUMBIA - After suffering a tough loss to LSU on the road last Saturday, 64-63, the Missouri Tigers, who sit in fourth place in SEC play, look to rebound Tuesday against Ole Miss.
Attorney General announces plan to fight harassment in state government
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 5:14pm
JEFFERSON CITY – Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Tuesday he is taking a stance against harassment and discrimination in the state government.
Hawley’s office will be partnering with the Women’s Foundation to fight problems, specifically sexual harassment, that are seen in the Capitol and across the state.
Fulton man sentenced on child porn charges
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:23pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A judge sentenced Anthony Quin Hodges of Fulton on Tuesday for receiving and distributing child pornography.
According to a news release, Hodges was sentenced to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole. He pleaded guilty on May 9, 2017, admitting he had been viewing and distributing child pornography for two to three years.
Southern Boone Superintendent explains heightened police presence in schools
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:15pm
ASHLAND - The Southern Boone County District superintendent said police presence in the district's schools is just a part of an ongoing effort to ensure safety.
In a facebook post, the Ashland Police Department announced on Friday it would "be placing an officer in school buildings at various times during school hours."
Greitens visits veterans homes after state investigates conditions
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 4:10pm
MEXICO - Gov. Eric Greitens visited the Veterans Home in Mexico on Tuesday, after releasing investigation results from an assessment of all Veterans Homes across the state.
“The government has failed our veterans,” said Greitens as he addressed the media.
Advocacy group rallies against proposed gun bill
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 3:23pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday morning, a group of more than 300 advocates for gun control filled the state Capitol to rally against a House bill that seeks to lessen the number of gun-free zones.
Several Missouri chapters of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America traveled from across the state to talk to legislators about the bill. The bill, sponsored by state Rep. Jered Taylor, R-Nixa, would allow people with concealed carry permits to have their firearms in more places. It would also make it easier for people to bring concealed firearms into private businesses and onto public university campuses.
Residents share opinions on new community policing resolution
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 12:28pm
COLUMBIA - City council approved a community policing resolution on Monday night. This came after City Manager Mike Matthes selected Sgt. Robert Fox to lead the community policing effort Saturday.
The council unanimously voted to pass the resolution, which directs Matthes to design a community-oriented policing program and transition plan for the Columbia Police Department. Stakeholders like community members will be involved in the planning.
Rural Missouri county going to privatized public defenders
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 10:00am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — One rural Missouri county is moving to a privatized system for public defenders, a system that some advocates would like to see become more common.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that starting March 1, people charged with crimes in Texas County who cannot afford an attorney will get private lawyers, with the state footing the bill. That's because the Missouri State Public Defender has decided to completely privatize the southern Missouri county, which has about 26,000 residents.
MU campus to welcome the creator of the Me Too campaign
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 9:01am
COLUMBIA – The “Me Too” movement may seem to be a recent phenomenon, but the creator, Tarana Burke, has dedicated 12 years of her life to it.
Burke created the movement in 2006 to raise awareness about sexual harassment and sexual abuse in society.
City council approves support for citywide community-oriented policing
Posted on 20 February 2018 at 12:43am
COLUMBIA - Columbia's city council approved a resolution Monday night in support of a citywide community-oriented policing program. This type of policing involves officers getting out of their cars and into the neighborhoods they serve, a proactive approach to policing rather than reactive.