University leaders to appeal ruling saying grad students are employees
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 3:32pm
COLUMBIA - Graduate students at the University of Missouri celebrated Thursday after they were officially considered employees, but the celebration may not last.
Judge Jeff Harris of the 13th Circuit approved the decision for graduate students to unionize on Thursday.
UM Curators believe progress has been made since 2015 protests
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 2:43pm
COLUMBIA - MU has faced big challenges in recent years - from changes in administration to loss of state funding to on-campus protests in 2015 - but the UM Board of Curators said progress has been made.
In a statement released by the UM Board of Curators Chair David Steelman, he addressed the protests by Concerned Student 1950 in 2015. Steelman said "mistakes were made" by the previous administration, but the current Board of Curators has "not shied away from discussions around free speech on campus."
AMBER ALERT: Police looking for girl believed abducted in Kansas City
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 11:29am
KANSAS CITY - The Kansas City Police Department has issued an Amber Alert for Brajean Sledge, a 15-year-old girl who they believe was abducted at 2711 Elmwood, Kansas City at 5 p.m. Thursday.
Police said a man barged into Sledge's home, shot her grandfather, then forced her into a car and drove off. The car is a Kia Forte with Missouri plates MB5G5B.
Confusion swirls on border after Trump reversal on families
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 8:52am
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Immigration enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border was plunged deeper into chaos over President Donald Trump's reversal of a policy separating immigrant children from parents, causing uncertainty for both migrant families and the federal agencies in charge of prosecuting and detaining them.
A senior Trump administration official said that about 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the border have been reunited since May. It was unclear how many of the children were still being detained with their families.
UPDATE: Gov. Parson signed first set of bills Friday
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 8:17am
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Mike Parson signed his first five bills as Missouri's governor Friday.
The bills he signed included:
More than 30 children become sick at Florida summer camp
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 8:12am
(CNN) -- More than 30 children attending a summer camp in Florida were taken to the hospital Thursday after they suddenly fell ill, the Highlands County Fire & EMS said.
The 33 children and three adults were at the Cloverleaf 4H camp in Lake Placid, Florida, when they were taken to local hospitals Thursday night, officials said.
One dead in car accident near Laurie
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 7:32am
MORGAN COUNTY - Authorities said a Gravois Mills woman died in a one-vehicle car accident near Laurie, Missouri.
According to a crash report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, 35-year-old Jessi Wells was traveling eastbound on Bass Point Road Wednesday at around 11 p.m. when her vehicle crashed.
New Bloomfield leaders meet for first time under new mayor
Posted on 21 June 2018 at 10:30pm
NEW BLOOMFIELD - After months of tension between citizens and city officials, the city council met for the first time since selecting a new mayor.
The mayor said he hopes to improve his relationship with residents.
Missouri kicks off stillbirth prevention initiative
Posted on 22 June 2018 at 5:14am
JEFFERSON CITY - A statewide campaign encourages expecting mothers to monitor their infant's movement in the womb.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) partnered with the Count the Kicks initiative for the stillbirth prevention public health campaign. Count the Kicks has a website, free app, and brochures to teach the importance of the measuring fetal movement.
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.