• Lawsuit: 84-year-old woman repeatedly raped at nursing home Posted on 21 September 2018 at 9:45am

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of an 84-year-old woman with dementia alleges in a lawsuit that her mother was repeatedly raped at a suburban St. Louis nursing home.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Vivian Colette Green says in the lawsuit filed Thursday in St. Louis County Circuit Court that she found injuries as she bathed her mother last month indicating she had been raped.

  • Maries County SWAT Team arrests man in six-hour standoff Posted on 21 September 2018 at 7:22am

    VIENNA, Mo. - The Maries County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team, assisted by Missouri State Highway Patrol officers, arrested an armed man early Friday morning after a six-hour standoff in which the man had barricaded himself in a house with an infant. 

    Sheriff's deputies were dispatched in response to a domestic disturbance call around 10:30 p.m. Thursday, according to a Maries County Sheriff's Office news release. 

  • Attorneys general asking DEA to tighten drug manufacture Posted on 21 September 2018 at 6:34am

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to further tighten the manufacture of opioids.

    West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey's office says the DEA's preliminary quotas for 2019 don't reflect the federal agency's position that demand shouldn't be equated with legitimate need. He said he believes the proposed quotas are still excessive, even with a 10 percent reduction.

  • Puppies to blame for drug-resistant infection in 118 people Posted on 21 September 2018 at 5:26am

    (CNN) -- From January 2016 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118 people in 18 states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

    The cause of illness: Campylobacter, common bacteria that can cause diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever, according to the CDC outbreak report published as part of its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

  • Stop human trafficking conference continues the conversation about the crime Posted on 21 September 2018 at 3:54am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Stop Human Trafficking Coalition's 2018 conference is taking place this weekend and is a reminder that the conversation about this should never stop.

    The conference will be hosted by the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City. 

  • MU curators approve a new doctoral program Posted on 20 September 2018 at 9:04pm

    COLUMBIA - MU's Department of Health Professions will be crafting a new curriculum starting Friday after the MU Board of Curators unanimously voted to approve a doctoral program in Health and Rehabilitation Science. 

    This program will allow for perspective candidates to pursue a doctorate in becoming a researcher for health disciplines like Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy methods. 

  • New $220 million MU Research building set to be built by 2021 Posted on 20 September 2018 at 8:32pm

    COLUMBIA- A new MU Research building is set to be built by October 2021, after the MU Board of Curators decided to move forward with the plans.

    Elizabeth Loboa, Vice Chancellor for Strategic Partnerships and Dean of the College of Engineering, said the complex will "address critical needs in cancer, neurological disorders and vascular health got really do cutting edge research."

  • 'Harmful algae' temporarily shuts down Stephens Lake Posted on 20 September 2018 at 7:19pm

    COLUMBIA - A warning from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services closed Stephens Lake Thursday afternoon.

    Columbia Parks and Recreation announced the closing on Facebook around 4:30 p.m..

  • Former Democratic leader's assistant sentenced Posted on 20 September 2018 at 7:00pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The longtime aide of former Democratic leader Mike Sanders was sentenced to six months in prison for his role in stealing campaign funds.

    The sentence given to Calvin Williford Thursday was far shorter than Sanders received on Wednesday, when he was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison and ordered to forfeit $40,000. Williford and Sanders pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

  • Boone County Family Resources could have a new home Posted on 20 September 2018 at 6:46pm

    COLUMBIA - Boone County Family Resources is just too big. Now, the agency wants a new building with more parking and more square footage. BCFR is asking the Planning and Zoning Commission for permission to change the approved plan. 

    Robyn Kaufman, Boone County Family Resources Executive Director, said the agency currently has a staff of about 90 and only has 57 office spaces.