New Bloomfield leaders meet for first time under new mayor
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 10:30pm
NEW BLOOMFIELD - After months of tension between citizens and city officials, the city council met for the first time since selecting a new mayor.
The mayor said he hopes to improve his relationship with residents.
Missouri kicks off stillbirth prevention initiative
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 5:14am
JEFFERSON CITY - A statewide campaign encourages expecting mothers to monitor their infant's movement in the womb.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) partnered with the Count the Kicks initiative for the stillbirth prevention public health campaign. Count the Kicks has a website, free app, and brochures to teach the importance of the measuring fetal movement.
Auxvasse police warn of door-to-door salesmen, company pushes back
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 8:15pm
AUXVASSE - Police in Auxvasse posted a warning on Facebook Wednesday about unlicensed salesmen in the area, but the company they work for defended its business practice.
The Auxvasse police department said it had no information about the business, and the men selling vacuum cleaners had not purchased a business license.
MU changes rules on sick time and layoff assistance
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 6:34pm
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri is changing some of its rules and regulations to offer more leave and layoff benefits to faculty and staff.
The UM System said it wants to provide more flexibility to faculty and staff without increasing costs.
Columbia businesses cheer Supreme Court ruling
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 6:18pm
COLUMBIA - A Supreme Court ruling that allows states to charge online retailers sales tax has Columbia businesses rejoicing.
On Thursday, the Court ruled states now have the power to force Internet retailers to pay sales tax in states where they don't have a physical presence, overruling their own decision in the 1992 case Quill Corporation v. North Dakota.
Judge says MU gradutate workers can unionize
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 5:37pm
COLUMBIA - A judge has decided in favor of University of Missouri graduate students who want to unionize.
The Coalition of Graduate Workers says the judge ruled Thursday that graduate students should be considered employees of the university.
Breaking: Suspect in grisly Moberly murder found guilty
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 5:01pm
HUNTSVILLE – A man accused of killing a Moberly woman five years ago is found guilty of murder in the first degree just after 11pm Thursday.
The jury deliberated the case of Jeffery Nichols for 8 hours in the Randolph County Courthouse.
Parson attends working lunch with Trump and Pence
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 4:51pm
WASHINGTON - Gov. Mike Parson met with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss Missouri's top priorities.
“I appreciate President Trump’s commitment and invitation to play a role in strengthening state and federal government partnerships," Parson said.
Mental health advocates criticize proposed cuts in medicaid for anti-psychotics
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 4:32pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri mental health advocates showed up at a meeting Thurday to voice their concerns about budget cuts that would impact people with mental illness, specifically the medicine they take.
A key issue at the Missouri Department of Social Services meeting was a planned vote on whether to restrict access to anti-psychotic medication for Medicaid patients. The Drug Authorization Committee decided to table the proposal.
MU appoints new provost, vice chancellor of academic affairs
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 3:01pm
COLUMBIA - MU has appointed Latha Ramchand as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.
She was dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.