• Naturalist says short spring may explain snake sightings Posted on 26 May 2018 at 11:21am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missourians who are moving outdoors as the weather should keep their eyes open for snakes.

    Sam Stewart, a naturalist with the Runge Nature Center in Jefferson City, says people may believe they are seeing more snakes this year but that's not necessarily true.

  • North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting Posted on 26 May 2018 at 8:22am

     (CNN) -- The leaders of North and South Korea met Saturday for a second time, South Korea's presidency announced.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting at the Demilitarized Zone, the South Korean presidency said in a statement.

  • Irish abortion referendum: Counting starts as exit polls show landslide in favor Posted on 26 May 2018 at 7:43am

    (CNN) -- The counting of votes was underway Saturday following Ireland's referendum to lift the constitutional ban on abortion after exit polls pointed to an emphatic "Yes".

    A poll released by Ireland's national broadcaster RTE shortly after polling stations closed Friday night predicted that nearly 70% voted in in favor of repealing a 35-year-old amendment to Ireland's constitution that placed the rights of mother and embryo on the same footing.

  • ACLU sues school on behalf of banned graduation prankster Posted on 25 May 2018 at 7:35pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The ACLU of Missouri is suing the Independence School District on behalf of a senior banned from graduation for listing his high school for sale on Craigslist as a prank.

    American Civil Liberties Union officials say that 18-year-old Kylan Scheele's free speech rights were violated when he was suspended for three days and denied participation in Saturday's graduation ceremony at the Truman High School.

  • New mayor selected in New Bloomfield, residents skeptical things will change Posted on 25 May 2018 at 10:26pm

    NEW BLOOMFIELD - New Bloomfield has a new mayor, but it's the way he was selected that has a group of people upset.

    On Friday night, the town's board of aldermen selected Terry Shaw, who has served as mayor before.

  • Four vehicle crashes this week along State Road F warrant closer look Posted on 25 May 2018 at 5:12pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY – Four vehicle crashes have occurred this week along State Road F west of Fulton in Callaway County. May has seen a total of five along that road.

    These numbers are unusual, said Sgt. Scott White of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

  • Veteran celebrates Memorial Day weekend with his eyes on the sky Posted on 25 May 2018 at 4:50pm

    COLUMBIA – After serving eight years in the United States Air Force, the passion of this veteran for sky travel hasn't faded.

    "If you are bit by that flying bug, it never goes away," Ron Sharek said.

  • Greitens investigation continues with more subpoenas, new documents Posted on 25 May 2018 at 4:15pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - In another day of political theater, the special House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens heard new testimony from a forensic examiner Friday. Committee members questioned forensic investigator Brian Koberna about the three phones he studied belonging to Greitens, the woman he had a relationship with and her ex-husband.

    Koberna called the three images he recovered “benign in nature.” He said there was nothing that could prove they were taken on March 21, 2015, the day Greitens allegedly bound and photographed the woman who is accusing him of sexual misconduct.

  • Big turnout expected for 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" airshow Posted on 25 May 2018 at 3:53pm

    COLUMBIA- Organizers are expecting a large turnout for the 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" airshow on Memorial Day weekend.

    The airshow will run from 9 AM until 4 PM on Saturday and Sunday.

  • "Salute to Veterans" air show flies into Columbia for Memorial Day Weekend Posted on 25 May 2018 at 3:45pm

    COLUMBIA - Aircraft and pilots met at Columbia Regional Airport Friday to prepare for the 30th annual "Salute to Veterans" air show. 

    The Memorial Day weekend event began with a Media Day; a day for press and citizens to come out and watch as pilots and crews practiced their routines.