Maries County SWAT Team arrests man in six-hour standoff
Posted on 21 September 2018 at 7:22am
VIENNA, Mo. - The Maries County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, assisted by Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, arrested an armed man early Friday morning after a six-hour standoff in which the man had barricaded himself in a house with an infant.
Sheriff's deputies were dispatched in response to a domestic disturbance call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a Maries County Sheriff's Office news release.
Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture
Posted on 21 September 2018 at 6:34am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says the DEA's preliminary quotas for 2019 don't reflect the federal agency's position that demand shouldn't be equated with legitimate need. He said he believes the proposed quotas are still excessive, even with a 10 percent reduction.
Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people
Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:26am
(CNN) -- From January 2016 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.
The cause of illness: Campylobacter, common bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, according to the CDC outbreak report published as part of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Stop human trafficking conference continues the conversation about the crime
Posted on 21 September 2018 at 3:54am
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Stop Human Trafficking Coalition's 2018 conference is taking place this weekend and is a reminder that the conversation about this should never stop.
The conference will be hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City.
MU curators approve a new doctoral program
Posted on 20 September 2018 at 9:04pm
COLUMBIA - MU's Department of Health Professions will be crafting a new curriculum starting Friday after the MU Board of Curators unanimously voted to approve a doctoral program in Health and Rehabilitation Science.
This program will allow for perspective candidates to pursue a doctorate in becoming a researcher for health disciplines like Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy methods.
New $220 million MU Research building set to be built by 2021
Posted on 20 September 2018 at 8:32pm
COLUMBIA- A new MU Research building is set to be built by October 2021, after the MU Board of Curators decided to move forward with the plans.
Elizabeth Loboa, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships and Dean of the College of Engineering, said the complex will "address critical needs in cancer, neurological disorders and vascular health got really do cutting edge research."
'Harmful algae' temporarily shuts down Stephens Lake
Posted on 20 September 2018 at 7:19pm
COLUMBIA - A warning from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services closed Stephens Lake Thursday afternoon.
Columbia Parks and Recreation announced the closing on Facebook around 4:30 p.m..
Former Democratic leader's assistant sentenced
Posted on 20 September 2018 at 7:00pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The longtime aide of former Democratic leader Mike Sanders was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in stealing campaign funds.
The sentence given to Calvin Williford Thursday was far shorter than Sanders received on Wednesday, when he was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $40,000. Williford and Sanders pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Boone County Family Resources could have a new home
Posted on 20 September 2018 at 6:46pm
COLUMBIA - Boone County Family Resources is just too big. Now, the agency wants a new building with more parking and more square footage. BCFR is asking the Planning and Zoning Commission for permission to change the approved plan.
Robyn Kaufman, Boone County Family Resources Executive Director, said the agency currently has a staff of about 90 and only has 57 office spaces.
Prosecutor: no charges on Missouri work with trucking firm
Posted on 20 September 2018 at 6:42pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor says he won't press charges related to allegations of conflicts of interest between state agencies and a trucking technology company.
The Highway Patrol and Department of Transportation fell under scrutiny because agency officials had served on the board of a company called HELP Inc. that for years received the only state contract to provide technology allowing truckers to bypass Missouri weigh stations.