• Auxvasse police warn of door-to-door salesmen, company pushes back Posted on 21 June 2018 at 8:15pm

    AUXVASSE - Police in Auxvasse posted a warning on Facebook Wednesday about unlicensed salesmen in the area, but the company they work for defended its business practice. 

    The Auxvasse police department said it had no information about the business, and the men selling vacuum cleaners had not purchased a business license.

  • MU changes rules on sick time and layoff assistance Posted on 21 June 2018 at 6:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri is changing some of its rules and regulations to offer more leave and layoff benefits to faculty and staff.

    The Board of Curators approved the revisions to support a "broader segment" of the university community, a statement said.

  • Columbia businesses cheer Supreme Court ruling Posted on 21 June 2018 at 6:18pm

    COLUMBIA - A Supreme Court ruling that allows states to charge online retailers sales tax has Columbia businesses rejoicing.

    On Thursday, the Court ruled states now have the power to force Internet retailers to pay sales tax in states where they don't have a physical presence, overruling their own decision in the 1992 case Quill Corporation v. North Dakota

  • Judge says MU gradutate workers can unionize Posted on 21 June 2018 at 5:37pm

    COLUMBIA - A judge has decided in favor of University of Missouri graduate students who want to unionize.

    The Coalition of Graduate Workers says the judge ruled Thursday that graduate students should be considered employees of the university.

  • Suspect in grisly Moberly murder faces trial 5 years later Posted on 21 June 2018 at 5:01pm

    HUNTSVILLE – A man accused of killing a Moberly woman is now waiting for a jury to decide his fate.

    Closing arguments were held Thursday in the Randolph County trial of Jeffery Nichols .

  • Parson attends working lunch with Trump and Pence Posted on 21 June 2018 at 4:51pm

    WASHINGTON - Gov. Mike Parson met with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss Missouri's top priorities.

    “I appreciate President Trump’s commitment and invitation to play a role in strengthening state and federal government partnerships," Parson said.

  • Mental health advocates criticize proposed cuts in medicaid for anti-psychotics Posted on 21 June 2018 at 4:32pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri mental health advocates showed up at a meeting Thurday to voice their concerns about budget cuts that would impact people with mental illness, specifically the medicine they take.

    A key issue at the Missouri Department of Social Services meeting was a planned vote on whether to restrict access to anti-psychotic medication for Medicaid patients. The Drug Authorization Committee decided to table the proposal.

  • MU appoints new provost, vice chancellor of academic affairs Posted on 21 June 2018 at 3:01pm

    COLUMBIA - MU has appointed Latha Ramchand as provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.

    She was dean of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

  • Two arrested after woman robbed, hit with gun Posted on 21 June 2018 at 1:00pm

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man and woman Wednesday after a reported robbery with a gun earlier in the week.

    According to police, the victim said she had gotten a ride to the area of Brown Station Road and Route B from Ashton Wilson. At that point, Wilson reportedly got out and went to another vehicle.

  • Missouri couple sentenced in case of man locked in bedroom Posted on 21 June 2018 at 11:22am

    PINEVILLE (AP) — A husband and wife from southwestern Missouri have been ordered to pay $5,000 in restitution for cashing government checks intended for an elderly man who was found padlocked in a bedroom in their home.

    The Joplin Globe reports that 47-year-old Kevin Miller and 50-year-old Janice Miller of Goodman pleaded guilty Tuesday to financial exploitation of an elderly person. The plea deal dismissed kidnapping and armed criminal action charges. The couple received a suspended sentence.