• Kavanaugh accuser will testify in open hearing on Thursday Posted on 23 September 2018 at 7:31pm

    (CNN) -- Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford said in a statement on Sunday that she has committed to testifying in an open hearing on Thursday about her allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

    The statement from attorneys Debra Katz, Lisa Banks and Michael Bromwich came after a call Sunday with staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said he wants to testify before the committee.

  • As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won't be enough Posted on 23 September 2018 at 7:27pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump's trade disputes with China.

    But even those poised for big payouts worry it won't be enough. And while support for Trump is near unwavering in the heartland, some growers say that with the November election nearing, such disappointing aid outcomes could potentially affect their vote.

  • Child Passenger Safety Week encourages use of car seats Posted on 23 September 2018 at 5:51pm

    COLUMBIA - According to Missouri state law, all children over the age of eight do not have to ride in car seats, but some kids don't meet height and weight requirements to ride in the car safely.

    Sunday kicks off with National Child Passenger Safety Week, which runs from Sept. 23-29. During this week, law enforcement officers are going to be on the look out for child seat safety violations. If caught in the act, parents can expect to see a $50 fine.

  • Columbia police search for passenger who fled traffic stop Posted on 23 September 2018 at 5:22pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police are searching for a person who ran away from a traffic stop in south Columbia around 2 p.m. Sunday.
    Police took the driver into custody but released him moments later. The passenger fled the scene, and police are continuing to search. At least eight units responded.

    Officer Austin Wagenhauser said he knows who the passenger was and police planned to get a warrant for his or her arrest.

    Steven Sapp, the city's director of community relations, said the passenger is not a threat to the public.

  • CROP Hunger Walk raises money for local food banks Posted on 23 September 2018 at 12:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Over 100 activists walked around Stephens Lake Park on Sunday to raise money and awareness to end hunger in mid-Missouri and around the world.

    Online donations before Sunday's walk totaled $4,753.60. Event coordinators said they expect that number to grow to $20,000 after counting donations.

  • One dead in fatal crash on Old Highway 63 Posted on 23 September 2018 at 10:57am

    COLUMBIA - One person died and another was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Sunday morning. 

    Police said Perri A. Jones, 21, was driving Southbound on the 2200 block of Old Highway 63. Destiny Hardin, 19, was also in the vehicle. 

  • Missouri basketball player arrested for alleged DWI, suspended Posted on 23 September 2018 at 9:45am

    COLUMBIA - Missouri basketball forward Mitchell Smith was arrested early Sunday morning by the Boone County Sheriff's Department and charged with a DWI.

    Smith was released after paying a $500 bond.

  • St. Louis man gets prison for fatal 2012 police chase crash Posted on 23 September 2018 at 9:27am

    CLAYTON (AP) — A St. Louis man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for a 2012 police chase that ended in a deadly crash in Hazelwood.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 27-year-old Reno Whitt Jr. was sentenced Friday. He was found guilty by a jury in June of second-degree murder.

  • No. 2 Georgia clears another SEC hurdle at Missouri, 43-29 Posted on 23 September 2018 at 8:55am

    COLUMBIA (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart learned plenty in his days as an assistant under Alabama's Nick Saban.

    Among those lessons was a tendency to nitpick victories. After the second-ranked Bulldogs beat Missouri 43-29, Smart bemoaned his defense's inability to stop the run and some costly mistakes that turned a potential blowout into the closest game of the season.

  • One local church brings awareness to child sexual abuse Posted on 23 September 2018 at 12:18am

    COLUMBIA – About one in 10 children are subject to sexual abuse, according to a local expert on the subject.

    The Compass Evangelical Free Church will host a Stewards of Children Sexual Abuse Prevention training from 5:30 to 8:30 Sunday night. The event is free to the public.