• MGM Resorts denies liability for Las Vegas shooting, sues victims to block lawsuits Posted on 18 July 2018 at 7:32am

    (CNN) -- The owner of the Mandalay Bay hotel says it bears no liability in last year's Las Vegas concert massacre and is asking the courts to extend it federal protections that shield companies who provide anti-terrorism products and services to civilians.

    MGM Resorts International, facing a barrage of lawsuits over the shooting, responded Friday by naming more than 1,000 of the shooting victims as defendants in two lawsuits of its own. The entertainment giant is not seeking monetary damages but, citing a federal law, asks the courts to protect it from legal actions filed by the victims.

  • Woman sentenced in ambush shooting of former daughter-in-law Posted on 18 July 2018 at 7:08am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A 61-year-old southwest Missouri woman has been sentenced to life in prison for an ambush-style shooting of her former daughter-in-law.

    Angaline Ryan, of West Plains, was sentenced Tuesday for the April 2015 attack on Tammy Hatchcock in their shared driveway.

  • MUPD makes arrest in connection to robbery, suspected false report Posted on 18 July 2018 at 12:44am

    COLUMBIA - An arrest for suspicion of filing a false report has been made in connection to a reported robbery Tuesday evening near Hospital Drive.

    Rex Monroe, 28, made conflicting statements about the timeline of the events and the items taken when officers arrived, according to an MUPD press release.

  • Hoagenson criticizes Hartzler over Trump-Russia silence Posted on 17 July 2018 at 7:46pm

    COLUMBIA - A democratic candidate for Missouri's fourth congressional district criticized the Republican incumbent Tuesday for her lack of action after President Trump's statements following his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin.

    During a press conference, Renee Hoagenson questioned Rep. Vicki Hartzler for not joining a number of representatives criticizing the president for saying Russia did not interfere with the 2016 election, despite the opposite findings from the U.S. intelligence community.

  • Columbia Chamber rebuffs City Council over unfinished projects Posted on 17 July 2018 at 7:41pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce harshly criticized the city council at Monday night's meeting regarding projects being put on hold that voters have approved. 

    "What we are concerned about is that when you stop or delay a project that people are expecting to be completed, you then begin to potentially erode public trust for future bond proposals," said Jerry Dowell, Director of Government Affairs for Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Hy-Vee recalls pasta salad after at least 20 people get sick Posted on 17 July 2018 at 6:54pm

    COLUMBIA - Hy-Vee recalled its Spring Pasta Salad from 244 stores on Tuesday. 

    Company officials said 20 illnesses by customers were possibly linked back to the salads.

  • Hawley weighs in on Russia and tariffs Posted on 17 July 2018 at 6:31pm

    MEXICO - Josh Hawley faced questions about President Donald Trump's summit with Russia as well as tariffs facing Missouri farmers at a campaign stop Tuesday.

    Reporters asked Hawley about his reaction to President Trump going back on his statements Monday that Russia did not try to influence the 2016 election. 

  • Resident says road work on Sinclair Road is a move towards growth Posted on 17 July 2018 at 3:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Construction crews began adding a turn lane for an upcoming Columbia middle school on South Sinclair Road on Wednesday.

    The Northbound lane of south Sinclair Road will be closed between Chesterfield Drive and Stanley Pitts Lane starting at 5 a.m. Crews will maintain two-way traffic in the area using flaggers.

  • UPDATE: Boone County Fair officials now say carnival rides will reopen Posted on 17 July 2018 at 10:00pm

    STURGEON - The carnival rides at the Boone County Fair closed unexpectedly just hours after the fair opened because they failed safety inspections.

    The fair board met Tuesday evening with representatives from the carnival ride company to see if it's possible to reopen the rides.

  • Boone County receives grant, helps expecting mothers, young children Posted on 17 July 2018 at 3:16pm

    BOONE COUNTY – Expecting mothers in Boone County will soon have more services at their disposal.

    The county received a grant from the Pritzker Fund to help expecting mothers and children up to age three with preparing their children for success.