• Columbia's low property taxes could be to blame for latest crime surge Posted on 19 March 2018 at 6:55pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia enjoys a low property tax rate, one of the lowest in the state especially for its size. 

    City Manager Mike Mathis said the community doesn't pay very much into taxes, and law enforcement has suffered because of it. 

  • Drivers could notice new lights, signs near Hallsville railroad crossing Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:22pm

    HALLSVILLE - A railroad crossing in Hallsville could be the next location to get active warning devices as part of the Missouri Highway-Rail Crossing Safety Program.

  • Columbia College athletes honored for academics Posted on 19 March 2018 at 5:04pm

    COLUMBIA - Three Columbia College basketball players were named members of the 2017-2018 NAIA scholar athletes team on Monday.

    Nathan Biggs of the men's basketball team received the academic honor for the second year in a row. Biggs is a senior with the team and finished his career with the Cougars on a 75-66 loss in the NAIA Championships. 

  • Doctor accused of prescribing opioids for no medical reason Posted on 19 March 2018 at 4:52pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri doctor has been indicted for allegedly prescribing fentanyl and other opioids to women with whom he had personal relationships.

  • Callaway County files for rapid audit of collector's office Posted on 19 March 2018 at 4:32pm

    FULTON – The Callaway County Commission formally requested an rapid audit of its collector's office from the Missouri State Auditor's Office Monday.

    "We're asking the Missouri State Auditor's Office to get to this audit as quickly as possible. Not to go through it quickly, but to get to it as quickly as possible," Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann.

  • UPDATE: Traffic moving again on I-70 after crash on Missouri River bridge Posted on 19 March 2018 at 2:01pm

    ROCHEPORT - Traffic is moving again following Monday's crash on the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River near Rocheport.

    The crash happened after noon on Monday, and emergency crews from both Boone and Cooper County responded.

  • Gov. Greitens wants his criminal trial moved up Posted on 19 March 2018 at 1:24pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is expected to ask a judge to move up his criminal trial to start in two weeks, more than a month earlier than scheduled.

  • Weekend DWI enforcement in Columbia results in 33 arrests Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:48pm

    COLUMBIA - Over St. Patrick's Day weekend, which typically involves heavy consumption of alcohol across the country, area law enforcement conducted a DWI saturation and made 33 arrests.

    On Saturday night, CPD, the University of Missouri Police Department and the Boone County Sheriff's Department worked with enhanced enforcement to get intoxicated drivers off the roads. Between 10 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, police stopped 58 vehicles and administered 29 field sobriety tests. 

  • Missouri ranks first in adult student advancement Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:40pm

    COLUMBIA – The U.S. Department of Education says Missouri is the top state in the nation for academic gains among adult education students.

    State director of Adult Education Elaine Bryan said while the numbers are gaining the state recognition, its not her priority.

  • Weekly Wellness: Coffee before exercise? Posted on 19 March 2018 at 12:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The smell of coffee being made is connected quite vividly to memories of being in my grandparents’ house. They used a percolator – you know, the old metal ones with the orange light on the side. The smell of coffee, to this day, makes me think of my grandma’s tiny kitchen in Skokie, Illinois. Back then, I didn’t drink it (I was a small child) but the aroma has stayed with me as a loving and fond memory.

    Today, as an adult, I love coffee. I still love the aroma but I also love the taste and the benefits. Over the years, coffee (and caffeine) has, at times, gotten a bad rap. Research has tied it to different myths… myths like: