• US approves new generic competitor to EpiPen Posted on 17 August 2018 at 9:10pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials on Thursday approved a new generic version of EpiPen, the emergency allergy medication that triggered a public backlash due to its rising price tag.

    The new version from Teva Pharmaceuticals is the first that will be interchangeable with the original penlike injector sold by Mylan. The Food and Drug Administration announced the approval in a statement.

  • Bomb that killed 40 children in Yemen was supplied by the US Posted on 17 August 2018 at 8:41pm

        (CNN) -- The bomb used by the Saudi-led coalition in a devastating attack on a school bus in Yemen was sold as part of a US State Department-sanctioned arms deal with Saudi Arabia, munitions experts told CNN.

    Working with local Yemeni journalists and munitions experts, CNN has established that the weapon that left dozens of children dead on August 9 was a 500-pound (227 kilogram) laser-guided MK 82 bomb made by Lockheed Martin, one of the top US defense contractors.

  • Mental evaluation ordered for arson suspect in California Holy Fire after outbursts in court Posted on 17 August 2018 at 8:14pm

        (CNN) -- A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for the man accused of starting the Holy Fire that has burned more than 22,000 acres in California.

    Judge Kimberly Menninger ordered the evaluation after the arraignment for Forrest Gordon Clark was suspended twice due to him having several outbursts.

  • Prosecutor won't charge Greitens despite ethics panel review Posted on 17 August 2018 at 6:43pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An ethics panel says there's reason to believe that former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens broke the law over how his campaign reported a donor list it obtained from a charity he founded.

    But the Missouri Ethics Commission director in a Friday letter wrote that the local prosecutor won't press charges. Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson said he didn't find evidence of "willful misrepresentation" over when The Mission Continues donor list was reported.

  • Student dropped off at wrong bus stop; school speaks on safety measures Posted on 17 August 2018 at 6:22pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A community Facebook post on a Jefferson City page said a student got dropped off at the wrong stop Thursday.

    The post said a bus driver dropped off a 5-year-old student in the wrong place, about two and a half miles from the student's home.

  • Man who tried to save boat victims alleges emotional stress Posted on 17 August 2018 at 5:36pm

    BRANSON (AP) — A former employee of a southwestern Missouri paddlewheel tourist boat alleges in a lawsuit that he suffered post-traumatic stress after trying to save victims of a fatal duck boat accident.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Gregory Harris filed suit Monday against Ride the Ducks International, Ripley Entertainment and the boat's captain. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

  • Forbes ranks State Tech high among two-year technical schools in U.S. Posted on 17 August 2018 at 4:44pm

    LINN- Forbes Magazine named State Technical College of Missouri as the third best two-year trade school in the country.

    "I suspect many people don’t recognize we have one of the very best technical colleges in the country in Linn, MO," State Tech President Dr. Shawn Strong said in a press release.

  • Columbia Islamic Center moves forward with expansion project Posted on 17 August 2018 at 3:37pm

    COLUMBIA (AP) — The Islamic Center of Central Missouri in Columbia is finally moving forward with an expansion project after nearly two decades of planning.
    The Columbia Missourian reports that the Planning and Zoning Commission has approved building a two-story facility behind the center's mosque and school. The Columbia City Council will need to sign off on the expansion project in coming weeks.

    The new building will contain classrooms, a gym, kitchen, storage space and bathrooms. The facility will support the Islamic Center's efforts to donate food for the homeless and help refugees with language barriers and job hunting.

  • Daniel Boone library system close to opening branch in Holts Summit Posted on 17 August 2018 at 3:36pm

    HOLTS SUMMIT - The Daniel Boone Regional Library is a step closer to expanding its reach into Holts Summit. It is in the final phase before the books are able to move in, with an opening likely in winter.

    The executive director for Daniel Boone, Margaret Conroy, said a developer came to Daniel Boone offering the use of space for a library in Holts Summit. 

  • State public safety director to retire at the end of August Posted on 17 August 2018 at 1:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — Charles Juden, director of the Department of Public Safety, will step down at the end of August.

    Gov. Mike Parson named Col. Sandra K. Karsen, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, to serve as acting director until a permanent replacement is found. Karsten will still lead the highway patrol in the meantime.