Black History Month program outlines moving closer to destiny
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 6:58pm
FAYETTE - Black History Month is coming to an end, but there's still a lot to celebrate. Members of the community joined together to continue the celebration with a program.
People filled the rows of Holy Ground Christian Tabernacle Church to fellowship.
Healthy heart presentation showcases tips for all ages
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 5:05pm
COLUMBIA - Having a healthy heart was a lesson for people of all ages on Saturday.
People attending “Be Mine for A Little While Longer!” learned health tips to prevent a stroke and what to do if a friend or family member is having one. Some of the tips included not smoking, taking the stairs instead of the elevator and wearing comfortable shoes.
13-year-old taken into custody for threatening social media post
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 3:38pm
COLUMBIA - Columbia police have taken a 13-year-old male into custody Saturday in connection with a social media post community members perceived as threatening.
On Friday evening, Columbia police officers were notified of a social media post that seemed to threaten a middle school in the Columbia Public School system. Police identified who posted the message and contacted his parents, who cooperated with the investigation. The investigation revealed there was no credible threat.
Hickman names new head football coach
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 2:39pm
COLUMBIA - Hickman has named Cedric Alvis its new head football coach.
Alvis is a Hickman graduate and former Kewpie player.
Pedestrian hit, killed in Bevo Hill area of St. Louis
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 2:39pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a pedestrian has been hit and killed in a southeastern section of St. Louis.
The AP reports that officers were called to a Bevo Mill neighborhood intersection around 9:45 p.m. Friday. Arriving officers found a man injured and unconscious on the street. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
MU hosts childhood advancement symposium
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 1:24pm
COLUMBIA - The Cradle to Career Alliance hosted a symposium Saturday on what strategies they recommend to help increase your child's chances of success.
The MU campus hosted the discussion, and those in attendance got the chance to ask questions to a roundtable of childhood development scholars.
2 men sentenced in shooting of St. Louis police sergeant
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 11:44am
ST. LOUIS — Two men convicted in a 2015 drive-by shooting of a St. Louis police sergeant have been sentenced to prison.
Twenty-six-year-old Dale Wolford was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for the July 2015 attack on Sgt. Charles Lowe. And 30-year-old Edward Davis was sentenced in a separate hearing to 25 years in prison.
Man found guilty of financially exploiting Missouri woman
Posted on 24 February 2018 at 11:43am
SPRINGFIELD — A 75-year-old man has been found guilty of financially exploiting an older Springfield woman.
Howard Roberts of Springfield was convicted Friday for persuading the 78-year-old woman to invest more than $300,000 in his supplement business.
State representative stands with Missouri teens in St. Louis gun control rally
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 11:18pm
Chesterfield, MO - Nearly two weeks after a shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed seventeen students and teachers, students in Missouri are now demanding change.
Truman VA expands, plans to open new facility in Jefferson City
Posted on 23 February 2018 at 9:07pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Some veterans living in or near the Truman VA clinic often have to make the drive to Columbia for care not offered there.
"Now the Jeff City clinic is a benefit to all of us," said Vietnam Vet Leon Delong. "But if you need anything other than just normal physical stuff like that, you've got to go to Columbia. Thirty to 45 minutes if you're not feeling well is a long way."