• Missouri House passes limits on lobbyist gifts to officials Posted on 17 January 2018 at 1:20pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri House lawmakers have approved a ban on most lobbyist gifts to themselves and other public officials.

    The House voted 134-12 to pass the bill Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate, where it's languished in past years.

  • Missouri lawmaker: 'Citizenship test' required to graduate Posted on 17 January 2018 at 12:18pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker is pushing a bill that would require college students to pass a citizenship test before they're issued a diploma.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Rep. Dean Dohrman (R-La Monte) introduced the bill to ensure Missouri's college graduates understand U.S. civics, citizens' rights and how the federal government functions.

  • Missouri teacher charged with sexual contact with student Posted on 17 January 2018 at 11:34am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A southwest Missouri teacher has been charged with having sexual contact with a student.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that 30-year-old Elizabeth Ashley Morgan, of Lebanon, has been released on $5,000 bond after the charges were filed Friday. Morgan, who previously went by the last name King, pleaded not guilty.

  • Man in custody, 3 police vehicles damaged after chase Posted on 17 January 2018 at 10:57am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — One man is in custody and three police vehicles are damaged after a pursuit ended in a crash in St. Louis.

    The chase began around 8 p.m. Tuesday when police were called to an armed robbery at the GameStop store in Jennings. Officers saw a vehicle matching the description of one seen at the robbery. The car fled when officers tried to pull it over.

  • Boy accidentally shoots, wounds girl near Springfield Posted on 17 January 2018 at 10:35am

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old has accidentally shot and wounded his 7-year-old sister while playing with a gun in southwest Missouri.

    The Greene County Sheriff's Office said in a news release that the shooting happened Wednesday morning just southwest of the Springfield city limits.

  • Missouri man charged in death of woman whose body was burned Posted on 17 January 2018 at 10:29am

    GRANDVIEW (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been charged in the death of a 27-year-old woman whose body was found on fire near a burning trash bin.

    Twenty-seven-year-old Kasanova Callier was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of Lynnette Williams.

  • Potential for a new trail on East Campus Posted on 17 January 2018 at 8:28am

    COLUMBIA – There may be a new way to get to MU's campus, without driving.

    The Columbia City Council has set a date for when it will vote on the Shepard Boulevard to Rollins Road Trail Project.

  • Holts Summit bans garage sale signs on public street posts Posted on 16 January 2018 at 8:43pm

    HOLTS SUMMIT - A city administrator says he doesn't want Holts Summit to be a "trashy" town.

    Rick Hess went on Facebook Tuesday to explain the city's new ban on garage sale signs and things like them on any public street post or utility pole or in the right of way.

  • Effects of hurricane season create shortage of key medical supply Posted on 16 January 2018 at 7:22pm

    OSAGE BEACH - Mid-Missouri hospitals are facing shortages of IV bags as doctors scramble against a particularly difficult flu season.

    One reason for the shortage: Hurricane Maria knocked out power for weeks in Puerto Rico, one of the largest manufacturers of IV fluid bags.

  • City Council asks city manager for community-oriented policing program Posted on 16 January 2018 at 7:09pm

    COLUMBIA – People from the city of Columbia gathered at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting to discuss a community-oriented policing resolution. It asks City Manager Mike Matthes to make some changes.

    The resolution calls for a community-oriented policing program. Matthes is specifically being asked to come up with a “transition plan, timeline and budget for modifying current CPD policies, procedures and operations and implementing the new program.”