Driver in crash that killed Harrisburg teacher pleads guilty
Posted on 18 July 2018 at 1:34pm
COLUMBIA - The man who caused the crash which left a Harrisburg teacher dead pleaded guilty Wednesday.
Brandon Brill, 27, was charged after he crashed into a school bus driven by Brian Simpson in September 2017. At the time, Simpson was driving members of the Harrisburg High School cross-country team. Simpson died at the scene; the students were injured but recovered.
Immigrant children describe treatment in detention centers
Posted on 18 July 2018 at 11:50am
SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA (AP) — Wet and muddy from their trek across the Mexican border, immigrant children say they sat or lay on the cold, concrete floor of the immigration holding centers where they were taken.
It was hard to sleep with lights shining all night and guards kicking their feet, they say. They were hungry, after being given what they say were frozen sandwiches and smelly food.
Thailand cave rescue: Boys recount moment they became trapped
Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:24am
(CNN) -- The 12 members of a youth soccer team and their coach who spent more than two weeks trapped underground in a flooded cave network in northern Thailand have appeared in public for the first time since their ordeal.
The boys, who were discharged from the hospital on Wednesday, addressed the world's media at a specially arranged press conference in Chiang Rai.
Missouri stroke, heart attack program in limbo
Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:17am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri program aimed at connecting stroke, heart attack and trauma patients with the best care as soon as possible is in limbo following a budget cut by Gov. Mike Parson.
At issue is about $154,000 vetoed by Parson this fiscal year for a program that designates hospitals as stroke, heart attack and trauma centers. The move spurred backlash from lawmakers, hospitals and groups such as the American Heart Association.
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.