Columbia Regional Airport to add new security screening line
Posted on 25 May 2018 at 12:41am
COLUMBIA - On Thursday, the Columbia Airport Advisory Board announced the TSA approved a security screening lane to open by the end of July.
TSA calculated numbers based on how busy the single lane currently gets and one of its ideas was to add a second screening line to keep people moving.
Adults learners defying odds by receiving diplomas
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 10:43pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) through the Mid-Mo Adult Learning Center honored 25 adults at their graduation ceremony in Jefferson City on Thursday.
Those recognized received honors for passing the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET). Some students were also honored for passing their U.S. Citizenship test, and English as a Second Language learners were recognized for being inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society.
Health officials warn of tick season ahead of holiday weekend
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 9:21pm
COLUMBIA- May is known for Mother’s day, Memorial Day and in Missouri, the start of tick season.
“May, June and July are our prime months for tick-borne illness in Missouri," said Dr. Randall Williams, director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.
East Columbia residents concerned after study suggests home demolition
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 8:11pm
COLUMBIA – The Columbia City Council discussed a recent engineering study today centering on increasing traffic flow east of Columbia.
The study suggests tearing down homes on Grace Lane to increase traffic access to 1-70, through an extension of Stadium Boulevard. The extension will connect with the interstate.
Holts Summit extends police coverage to New Bloomfield
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 6:50pm
HOLTS SUMMIT - After two months without a police department, New Bloomfield finally has one thanks to the city of Holts Summit.
The Holts Summit Board of Alderman voted to approve the Holts Summit police department to cover New Bloomfield Thursday night.
MU settles defamation lawsuit involving Athletic Director Jim Sterk
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 5:54pm
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after Athletic Director Jim Sterk said fans of the South Carolina women's basketball team used racial slurs and spit on his players after a game in January.
South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley sued for defamation saying Sterk's comments suggested she promoted a racist atmosphere.
Family planning group says new Trump administration rule is a "gag order"
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 4:56pm
JEFFERSON CITY – The U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services made changes to a family planning program, which the Missouri Family Health Council says will “undermine” its ability to fully brief patients on their options.
“This proposed rule essentially gags providers from giving medically accurate information to their patients,” said Michelle Trupiano, the council's executive director. “This jeopardizes patient care and undermines medical ethics.”
Missouri rape kit audit finds thousands of untested kits
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 4:23pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A report on a statewide rape kit audit shows that there are at least 4,889 untested sexual assault kits in Missouri.
Attorney General Josh Hawley held a press conference announcing the number of untested kits and statewide changes that will come soon. Hawley said the audit was in response to a letter he received from a victim who had gone nearly 30 years without answers.
Advocates urge drivers to be safe this holiday weekend
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 2:28pm
JEFFERSON CITY - With the holiday weekend approaching, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Save Our Air Medical Resources (SOAR) teamed up to remind Missouri residents about the increased dangers on Missouri roads this summer.
“This is a great opportunity for us to remind the community that, with the upcoming Memorial Day holiday and all of the summer plans that everyone’s going to have throughout the summer months, if your plans do include alcohol please always remember to have a designated driver,” said Meghan Carter, executive director of MADD Missouri.
Detailed vehicle checklist recommended before holiday travel season begins
Posted on 24 May 2018 at 1:20pm
COLUMBIA – More than 36 million drivers will hit the road during Memorial Day Weekend, according to AAA.
Just in Missouri, 783,000 people will travel by car this weekend. That's 33,000 drivers more than Memorial Day weekend last year, AAA said.