• Quirk resolved: Border Missourians get Missouri addresses Posted on 26 September 2018 at 6:16am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A quirk in the mail delivery system that forced some rural Missouri residents living along the Arkansas and Iowa borders to have mailing addresses in their neighboring states has been fixed.

    The idiosyncrasy affected a relatively small number of people but created problems and red tape when they voted, paid taxes — even when they died.

  • Land trust seeks to add more low-income housing Posted on 25 September 2018 at 8:33pm

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia Community Land Trust is meeting in hopes to add more low-income housing to Columbia in the near-future.

    One major topic of discussion on the agenda is the five-year-consolidation plan which is planned in conjunction with the city. 

  • Defense presents first witness in Missouri voter ID trial Posted on 25 September 2018 at 8:08pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - After cross examination Tuesday, the defense in the Missouri Voter ID trial presented their first witness in the case. 

    Priorities USA v Missouri is a case that has continued since Monday that brings Missouri voter ID laws into question. The current voter ID law states that citizens cannot vote without a Missouri driver’s license, state issued picture ID or passport. Missourians can also use a utility bill, pay check, or bank statement along with signing a confirmation of their identity to vote as well. 

  • Students help hundreds register to vote in Missouri Posted on 25 September 2018 at 7:13pm

    COLUMBIA - Hundreds of students registered to vote on the University of Missouri campus Tuesday.

    The Associated Students of the University of Missouri, or ASUM, set up the tents on MU's campus, with forms people could fill out to register.

  • Dunkin' Donuts is officially dropping 'Donuts' Posted on 25 September 2018 at 6:39pm

    CANTON, MA (CNN) - Starting in January, Dunkin' Donuts will drop the "Donuts" from ads, packages and signage at new and remodeled stores, as well as its social media accounts.

    The makeover is part of Dunkin' Brand's efforts to relabel itself as a "beverage-led" company that focuses on coffees, teas, speedy service and to-go food including -— but not limited to — doughnuts.

  • Officer injured while pursuing suspect who pulled gun Posted on 25 September 2018 at 6:31pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A police officer hurt his leg while trying to stop a man he caught breaking into a trailer, according to the Jefferson City Police Department. The suspect pulled a gun on the officer during a foot chase, a press release said.

    The officer was patrolling a construction area at the new Capital City High School and noticed the suspect trying to burglarize a trailer, the department said. The officer was in pursuit when the man showed the gun.

  • Report: Screenshots show Greitens' staff used Confide for government work Posted on 25 September 2018 at 5:33pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Screenshots of text messages show former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' staff used a message-deleting app on their state-issued phones to discuss government business with each other and people outside the governor's office, according to a published report.

    The Kansas City Star reported Tuesday that it obtained copies of screenshots that Greitens' legal team turned over to a Cole County court as part of a lawsuit over Greitens' staff's use of the Confide app. The lawsuit claims the governor's staff used Confide to circumvent the state's open records laws. Although Greitens resigned June 1, his legal team continues to try to get the lawsuit dismissed.

  • Group hopes for city council approval to begin mural Posted on 26 September 2018 at 6:33am

    COLUMBIA - Local non-profit group Resident Arts and Columbia's Office of Cultural Affairs will hold a final public meeting Wednesday for the public mural planned on the Elm Street underpass of the MKT Trail. 

    We previously reported on the privately-funded public mural, which was originally planned along South Old Highway 63, but the city found concerns with the location.

  • Latest tariffs could affect price of home renovation Posted on 25 September 2018 at 4:44pm

    COLUMBIA - Taxes on Chinese imported goods could make home building and renovating more expensive. 

    According to CNBC, the tariff could hit nearly $10 billion worth of Chinese products. It will start at 10% but could increase to 25% by the end of the year, resulting in a $2.5 billion tax increase on home materials. 

  • Court documents: Miller County murder resulted from tri-state drug operation Posted on 25 September 2018 at 4:09pm

    MILLER COUNTY - A tri-state drug deal operation led to a murder in Miller County in June, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    Court documents said the suspect, Joseph McKenna, was working with the victim, Tyler Worthington, to distribute marijuana oil disguised in vapor pen cartridges.