• The Loop wins grant to revitalize corridor Posted on 15 August 2018 at 5:03pm

    COLUMBIA - A grant wants to help revitalize an old section of Columbia and make it a hub for small businesses, but some business owners along the area said this is not enough.  

    Smart Growth America awarded the Business Loop Community Improvement District a grant Wednesday to revitalize and support local small-scale manufacturing along the Business Loop Corridor. The organization helps build economic development. 

  • Man arrested following chase which prompted modified school lockdowns Posted on 15 August 2018 at 11:16am

    BOONE COUNTY - Deputies arrested a man Wednesday morning following a chase throughout eastern Boone County. 

    The chase started at around 9 a.m. after deputies went to a home on Santa Barbara Road to talk to Christopher Simms. According to the sheriff's department, Simms evaded deputies and led them on a chase.

  • UPDATE: Westbound I-70 back open after crash near Kingdom City Posted on 15 August 2018 at 9:09am

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Both westbound lanes of I-70 east of Kingdom City were back open following a crash Wednesday morning.

    Three semi trucks were involved in the crash. As one was slowing down to exit, a second rear-ended it, and a third rear-ended the second one, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report.

  • Medical marijuana initiator sues to remove two competing ballot measures Posted on 15 August 2018 at 8:13am

    COLUMBIA - Two medical marijuana November ballot measures are going to court ahead of the election, less than three months away.

    Brad Bradshaw is the organizer of Amendment 3, one of the medical marijuana measures certified. He is seeking removal of his competitors, Amendment 2 and Proposition C.

  • Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church Posted on 15 August 2018 at 7:20am

     (CNN) -- A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.

    "We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid ever to come forward is in the thousands," the grand jury report says.

  • Man shot by northern Missouri deputy, hospitalized Posted on 15 August 2018 at 7:11am

    BEVIER, Mo. (AP) — A suspect is hospitalized after being shot by a sheriff's deputy in north-central Missouri.

    Macon County Sheriff Kevin Shoemaker says a deputy pulled over a pickup truck for a traffic stop around 4 a.m. Tuesday in the small town of Bevier, about 190 miles northwest of St. Louis.

  • More than 25 shell casings found after shots fired in northeast Columbia Posted on 15 August 2018 at 5:50am

    COLUMBIA - The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shots fired case in northeast Columbia.

    Around 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, law enforcement responded to Pinehurst and Godas Drive. 

  • Assistant police chief addresses recent violence in downtown Columbia Posted on 15 August 2018 at 12:30am

    COLUMBIA - Assistant Police Chief John Gordon says the police department will be beefing up patrols in downtown Columbia this weekend, but that's not a sustainable solution for dealing with increased violence.

    Speaking at a District board meeting Tuesday, Gordon said there will be 20 more police officers patrolling downtown this weekend. He said officers will be encouraging people to go home around 1:30 a.m.

  • Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer concedes defeat in Republican primary Posted on 14 August 2018 at 9:18pm

    KANSAS CITY - Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer announced he is conceding the race for the Republican nomination for the governorship.

    Colyer hoped to prevail over Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach after more than 1,000 provisional votes were counted in Johnson County. However, Kobach's lead only grew.

  • MU Researchers hit "milestone" that could help treat cancer Posted on 14 August 2018 at 7:57pm

    COLUMBIA - MU researchers say they've hit a "milestone" in developing a cancer treatment that could be more effective than traditional chemotherapy.

    Molecular biophysicist David Porciani said one of the issues with chemotherapy is that it can kill all cells, not just the bad ones.