Hickman names new head football coach
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 2:39pm
COLUMBIA - Hickman has named Cedric Alvis its new head football coach.
Alvis is a Hickman graduate and former Kewpie player.
Pedestrian hit, killed in Bevo Hill area of St. Louis
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 2:39pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has been hit and killed in a southeastern section of St. Louis.
The AP reports that officers were called to a Bevo Mill neighborhood intersection around 9:45 p.m. Friday. Arriving officers found a man injured and unconscious on the street. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
MU hosts childhood advancement symposium
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 1:24pm
COLUMBIA - The Cradle to Career Alliance hosted a symposium Saturday on what strategies they recommend to help increase your child's chances of success.
The MU campus hosted the discussion, and those in attendance got the chance to ask questions to a roundtable of childhood development scholars.
2 men sentenced in shooting of St. Louis police sergeant
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 11:44am
ST. LOUIS — Two men convicted in a 2015 drive-by shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant have been sentenced to prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Dale Wolford was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for the July 2015 attack on Sgt. Charles Lowe. And 30-year-old Edward Davis was sentenced in a separate hearing to 25 years in prison.
Man found guilty of financially exploiting Missouri woman
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 11:43am
SPRINGFIELD — A 75-year-old man has been found guilty of financially exploiting an older Springfield woman.
Howard Roberts of Springfield was convicted Friday for persuading the 78-year-old woman to invest more than $300,000 in his supplement business.
State representative stands with Missouri teens in St. Louis gun control rally
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 11:18pm
Chesterfield, MO - Nearly two weeks after a shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed seventeen students and teachers, students in Missouri are now demanding change.
Truman VA expands, plans to open new facility in Jefferson City
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 9:07pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Some veterans living in or near the Truman VA clinic often have to make the drive to Columbia for care not offered there.
"Now the Jeff City clinic is a benefit to all of us," said Vietnam Vet Leon Delong. "But if you need anything other than just normal physical stuff like that, you've got to go to Columbia. Thirty to 45 minutes if you're not feeling well is a long way."
Electric cars could soon travel across the state
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 8:28pm
COLUMBIA - Ameren Missouri proposed an incentive program to install more charging stations for electric cars across Missouri. The program, called "Charge Ahead", would give businesses the option to get some reimbursement for installing the fueling stops.
Ameren said the project could help eliminate certain barriers for those who drive electric cars, such as preventing some drivers from worrying about whether or not they can find a charging station.
Charges in trooper's death downgraded for Comerzan
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 6:45pm
ST. CHARLES - The man accused in the death of trooper James Bava is facing lowered charges as his second trial is about to begin.
Serghei Comerzan now faces charges of involuntary manslaughter in the first degree rather than second-degree murder. He still faces charges of resisting arrest.
Columbia Police Department investigates threat to Columbia Public Schools
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 5:27pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department spent the morning investigating a possible threat against Columbia Public Schools.
The post that was shared on social media mimics the one that has been spread around the country in warning of a possible school shooting.