Columbia health officials offer safety tips in hot weather
Posted on 17 June 2018 at 10:29pm
COLUMBIA- Columbia is under a heat advisory until Monday evening.
The National Weather Service issued the advisory on Friday. The heat index is expected to reach 105. City health officials are advising people take extra precaution when going outside.
Survey: Most Columbia residents satisfied with city and services
Posted on 17 June 2018 at 5:06pm
COLUMBIA - City leaders will discuss the results of the 2017 Community Survey during Monday night's city council meeting.
The survey is used to track resident satisfaction and city performance. The survey got 850 responses.
Horses and riders showing off to raise funds
Posted on 17 June 2018 at 4:36pm
ROCHEPORT - The Sunny Oaks Charity Horse Show brought about 20 riders out Sunday afternoon to compete for ribbons and raise money for Sunny Oak Farm.
The money raised at the show will go toward Sunny Oaks’ therapeautic riding program and the summer horse riding camps that are hosted on the farm.
Fulton police arrest two for separate charges
Posted on 17 June 2018 at 1:17pm
FULTON - Fulton Police arrived at Westwood Motel at approximately 8:18 PM CT Saturday night to arrest Michael Hook Jr. for a plethora of violations.
Hook had multiple warrants for his arrest, including Probation and Parole for two counts of Burglary. Hook also had a warrant for Failure to Appear for Larceny.
20 injured, suspect dead in New Jersey shooting
Posted on 17 June 2018 at 10:59am
(CNN) - Twenty people, including a teenager, were injured early Sunday in a shooting at a 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said.
One suspect, a 33-year-old man, was killed, and another one was taken into custody, officials said. Police recovered multiple weapons, prosecutor Angelo Onofri said.
Boone County kicks off Relay for Life events
Posted on 16 June 2018 at 11:11pm
COLUMBIA - Hundreds of people impacted by cancer gathered together on a track Saturday in support of cancer fighters and survivors.
The Boone County chapter hosted a Relay for Life event at Hickman High School. The team fundraiser helps raise money for the American Cancer Society. The seven-hour event started with a speech given from a girl impacted by cancer.
Doctor helps Missourians get back on their feet with new bunion procedure
Posted on 16 June 2018 at 7:42pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A podiatrist with the Jefferson City Medical Group is the first doctor in Missouri to use a "game-changing" procedure to correct bunions.
Dr. J.P. McAleer has been using the Lapiplastly correction procedure for about a year and is working to bring the procedure to other podiatrists throughout the state and country.
Skaters get free helmets at "Shred Fest"
Posted on 16 June 2018 at 7:18pm
COLUMBIA - At "Shred Fest," a local skateboarding competition, keeping participants safe was a top concern. An organization provided free helmets to help.
Parks and Recreation held the 15th annual Shred Fest Saturday afternoon at Cosmo Park, and it was mandatory for all participants to wear helmets.
Trump suggests separation of families at border is a negotiating tool
Posted on 16 June 2018 at 4:14pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) - President Donald Trump suggested Saturday that he is using his administration's separation of families at the US border as a negotiating tool to get Democrats to cave on his immigration demands, which include funding for a border wall, curbing legal immigration into the US, and tightening the rules for border enforcement.
Trump again falsely blamed Democrats for his administration's actions, and said they could put a stop to the family separations by working with Republicans in Congress. Nearly 2,000 immigrant children were separated from parents over a period of about six weeks in April and May, according to the Department of Homeland Security.
Man changes plea, sentenced in Jefferson City stabbing death
Posted on 16 June 2018 at 9:03am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Jefferson City man who fatally stabbed another man in February 2017 has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.
The Cole County Prosecutor's office says 53-year-old Michael Phillips on Friday withdrew his not guilty plea and pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and armed criminal action.