MUPD makes arrest in connection to robbery, suspected false report
Posted on 18 July 2018 at 12:44am
COLUMBIA - An arrest for suspicion of filing a false report has been made in connection to a reported robbery Tuesday evening near Hospital Drive.
Rex Monroe, 28, made conflicting statements about the timeline of the events and the items taken when officers arrived, according to an MUPD press release.
Hoagenson criticizes Hartzler over Trump-Russia silence
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 7:46pm
COLUMBIA - A democratic candidate for Missouri's fourth congressional district criticized the Republican incumbent Tuesday for her lack of action after President Trump's statements following his summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
During a press conference, Renee Hoagenson questioned Rep. Vicki Hartzler for not joining a number of representatives criticizing the president for saying Russia did not interfere with the 2016 election, despite the opposite findings from the U.S. intelligence community.
Columbia Chamber rebuffs City Council over unfinished projects
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 7:41pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce harshly criticized the city council at Monday night's meeting regarding projects being put on hold that voters have approved.
"What we are concerned about is that when you stop or delay a project that people are expecting to be completed, you then begin to potentially erode public trust for future bond proposals," said Jerry Dowell, Director of Government Affairs for Columbia Chamber of Commerce.
Hy-Vee recalls pasta salad after at least 20 people get sick
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 6:54pm
COLUMBIA - Hy-Vee recalled its Spring Pasta Salad from 244 stores on Tuesday.
Company officials said 20 illnesses by customers were possibly linked back to the salads.
Hawley weighs in on Russia and tariffs
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 6:31pm
MEXICO - Josh Hawley faced questions about President Donald Trump's summit with Russia as well as tariffs facing Missouri farmers at a campaign stop Tuesday.
Reporters asked Hawley about his reaction to President Trump going back on his statements Monday that Russia did not try to influence the 2016 election.
UPDATE: Boone County Fair officials now say carnival rides will reopen
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 10:00pm
STURGEON - The carnival rides at the Boone County Fair closed unexpectedly just hours after the fair opened because they failed safety inspections.
The fair board met Tuesday evening with representatives from the carnival ride company to see if it's possible to reopen the rides.
Boone County receives grant, helps expecting mothers, young children
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 3:16pm
BOONE COUNTY – Expecting mothers in Boone County will soon have more services at their disposal.
The county received a grant from the Pritzker Fund to help expecting mothers and children up to age three with preparing their children for success.
State supreme court sends Grain Belt Express case back to commission
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 2:59pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a proposed energy transmission project through northern Missouri, got new life Tuesday following a ruling by the state's highest court.
The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, if built, would carry energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, running through counties including Randolph, Chariton, and Monroe.
Program offers parents free data service in case of AMBER Alert
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 2:41pm
ASHLAND - A child identification program wants to help parents be as prepared as possible in the event that a child would ever go missing.
This Saturday, the Missouri Child Identification and Protection Program, MoCHIP, will partner with the Missouri Department of Social Services to host seven identification events across the state on Saturday.
United Way of Central Missouri awards more than $115,000 in grants
Posted on 17 July 2018 at 12:56pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Nineteen agencies received more than $115,000 in grant money Tuesday from the United Way of Central Missouri.
The money will be used to buy things such as handicap accessible vans, new media equipment for a senior center and audiometers for Jefferson City Public Schools students.