• Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families Posted on 22 June 2018 at 8:52am

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.

    A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May. It was unclear how many of the children were still being detained with their families.

  • Gov. Parson to sign first set of bills Friday Posted on 22 June 2018 at 8:17am

    JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign around five bills Friday. The governor's office has not yet released information on the specific bills he will sign.

    Lawmakers passed 155 bills in the last legislative session.

  • More than 30 children become sick at Florida summer camp Posted on 22 June 2018 at 8:12am

    (CNN) -- More than 30 children attending a summer camp in Florida were taken to the hospital Thursday after they suddenly fell ill, the Highlands County Fire & EMS said.

    The 33 children and three adults were at the Cloverleaf 4H camp in Lake Placid, Florida, when they were taken to local hospitals Thursday night, officials said.

  • One dead in car accident near Laurie Posted on 22 June 2018 at 7:32am

    MORGAN COUNTY - Authorities said a Gravois Mills woman died in a one-vehicle car accident near Laurie, Missouri.

    According to a crash report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Jessi Wells was traveling eastbound on Bass Point Road Wednesday at around 11 p.m. when her vehicle crashed.

  • 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.

  • Activist share their voices at a male sexual abuse conference Posted on 21 June 2018 at 7:49pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - 1 and 6 males are sexually abused by the time they are 18. For the first time in the midwest the conference Show Me A Helping Hand is at Lincoln University to talk about male sexual abuse.  

    The chairman for CJA Governor Task Force, Greg Holtmeyer, said people aren't comfortable when talking about male sexual abuse, but it's something that has to be talked about for men to come forward. 

  • 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