Parents take safety precautions at Operation Kidsafe
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 3:39pm
COLUMBIA - When it comes to the safety of your children, you can never be too careful, at least that's what Operation Kidsafe believes.
"I have children that go to the Jefferson City public schools and we noticed in December and January that we had two attempted abductions in Jefferson City," Angela Boyer, the event's organizer said.
People drum to the beat of unison at Africa Fest
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 3:16pm
COLUMBIA - Everyone beat to the same drum of unity and togetherness at Africa Fest Saturday.
Africa Fest was hosted by Jabberwocky Studios Inc. at Missouri United Methodist Church.
Shred event encourages public to safely dispose of sensitive documents
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 2:44pm
COLUMBIA - At locations across the country, including one in mid-Missouri, tax filing company H&R Block offered people the chance to dispose of sensitive documents safely.
"It's important to shred them so they can't get the important numbers, the names, the addresses, things like that," H&R Office Manager Herb Leon said.
Hundreds of thousands march for gun control in the US, including Columbia
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 1:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Summoned to action by student survivors of the Florida school shooting, hundreds of thousands of teenagers and their supporters rallied in the nation's capital and cities across America on Saturday to press for gun control and ignite political activism among the young.
St. Louis prosecutors seek to disqualify Greitens attorneys
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 11:45am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — St. Louis’ top prosecutor on Friday asked a judge to disqualify the law firm representing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in his criminal case.
Hundreds of licensed Missouri drivers receive blind benefits
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 11:10am
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Hundreds of people with active Missouri driver’s licenses are collecting from a pension fund set up for blind residents, Gov. Eric Greitens said Friday in alleging widespread abuse of the system.
Missouri's top-producing pork industry faces possible tariffs from China
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 9:13pm
COLUMBIA – Missouri’s swine industry could be in trouble with China’s proposed tariff on pork in the United States.
Early on Tuesday morning, China unveiled its plan to potentially impose a 25 percent tariff on pork, pork products and recycled aluminum, in retaliation to President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum products announced earlier this month.
US lawmakers look to fight sex trafficking by holding websites accountable
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 8:41pm
COLUMBIA - A bill is heading to President Trump's desk which would help fight sex trafficking online.
H.R. 1865, or the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, would allow prosecutors to hold websites accountable for facilitating the sale of unlawful sex acts.
Authorities warn about possible spike in burglaries during spring break
Posted on 23 March 2018 at 8:24pm
COLUMBIA - Vacation time for many people means some well-needed rest and relaxation -- but it is also prime time for burglars to break in to homes.
Jordan Nelmark experienced this firsthand when three men, one of whom had a gun, broke into her home when she was away on a vacation.
Warm Springs Ranch celebrates ten years in Boonville
Posted on 24 March 2018 at 10:50am
BOONVLILLE - Warm Springs Ranch, where Budweiser births its legendary Clydesdale horses, is celebrating it's tenth year anniversary in Boonville.
The ranch is opening its gates for tours starting Saturday, with two available every day except Wednesday.