• Lawyer: Texts show Greitens' staffers' use of secretive app Posted on 20 June 2018 at 6:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — An attorney suing former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and his staffers says recently uncovered texts show two former employees used a message-deleting app to communicate about state policy.

    Screenshots show former deputy legislative directors Brad Green and Jeff Earl texted about talking points on a prescription drug monitoring policy, The Kansas City Star reported.

  • MU professor warns consumers about sharing medical information online Posted on 20 June 2018 at 5:18pm

    COLUMBIA- A study conducted by an MU professor shows sensitive medical information could be put in the wrong hands without people knowing.

    MU associate law professor Sam Halabi encourages people to be aware of the potential risks that come from putting their medical information on social media and using medical apps. Halabi released an article arguing current laws put too many consumers' sensitive medical information at risk. 

  • UM system works together on new science research building Posted on 20 June 2018 at 5:17pm

    COLUMBIA - MU hosted a summit on Wednesday to discuss ideas about a new research building with the other UM campuses.

    In December 2017, UM System Board of Curators approved the $250 million Translational Precision Medicine Complex where researchers will conduct their studies.

  • Police arrest suspect in Eldon barber shop assault Posted on 20 June 2018 at 4:46pm

    ELDON - Police in Eldon arrested a suspect Wednesday for an assault at a barber shop. 

    Officers responded to the assault at J&M's Magic Razor Wednesday. The suspect ran from the scene, but witnesses told police they knew who he was, according to a press release.

  • Police searching for armed suspect near Vandiver Drive Posted on 20 June 2018 at 4:01pm

    COLUMBIA - Authorities said they were looking for a man near Vandiver Drive who was considered armed and dangerous.

    Columbia Police officers said they were investigating a domestic assault case, and the suspect ran off.

  • Callaway County emergency crews preparing to move into new building Posted on 20 June 2018 at 3:55pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County emergency officials are getting some new digs.

    Crews will soon move into a new facility, as they've outgrown the old one.

  • Trash collectors 'beat the heat' with summer pickup schedule Posted on 20 June 2018 at 3:04pm

    COLUMBIA - People in mid-Missouri are doing whatever it takes to stay cool during the summer.

    That includes trash collectors.

  • McCaskill's husband invested in hedge fund tied to Caymans Posted on 20 June 2018 at 2:49pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) - Four years after Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill co-sponsored legislation targeting tax havens such as the Cayman Islands, her husband began investing in a hedge fund tied to the Caribbean nation — an investment that has paid off handsomely.

    The Kansas City Star reported Wednesday that Joseph Shepard has invested $1 million in Matrix Capital Management and that it has earned him between $230,000 and $2.1 million in income. The Star cited McCaskill's financial disclosure forms, which only show a range of income.

  • Judge denies Ferguson lawmaker's bid to run for state senate Posted on 20 June 2018 at 10:36am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A judge has turned down a Ferguson lawmaker's attempt to run for a seat in the state Senate.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green's ruling on Tuesday dismissed Rep. Courtney Curtis' bid to run in the 14th Senate district's Democratic primary election in August.

  • Philadelphia Zoo welcomes baby giraffe Posted on 20 June 2018 at 8:18am

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Zoo has welcomed a baby giraffe.

    Zoo officials announced Tuesday that Beau was born June 10 to parents Stella and Gus. Beau stands 5-foot-7-inches and weighs an estimated 125 pounds.