• Skin cancer survivors speak for suntanning restriction bill Posted on 21 February 2018 at 5:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri teens are twice as likely to use tanning beds than the average American teen according to the American Cancer Society. This statistic comes at a time when the rate of melanoma has nearly doubled in the last nine years. 

    These are only a few of the statistics Rep. Nick Schroer (R-O'Fallon) mentioned Wednesday while testifying for House Bill 1260. This house bill would prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from using tanning beds. Currently, Missouri allows people under 18 to tan with parental consent.

  • Jefferson City area gets nearly $1 million to improve affordable housing Posted on 21 February 2018 at 4:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines (FHLBanks) awarded Jefferson City $910,000 to Greenway Village, Inc. and Dulle Towers Wednesday afternoon to help build and repair affordable housing.

    FHLBanks makes money available for banks and financial institutions to be able to distribute home loans.

  • MoDOT remains hopeful for statewide ban on texting while driving Posted on 21 February 2018 at 4:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri is one of three states that has not outlawed texting while driving for drivers 21 and over.

    And it appears it will stay that way for at least the time being.

  • Coffee Zone owner charged with possession of 100 pounds of marijuana Posted on 21 February 2018 at 4:05pm

    COLUMBIA – A local business owner is facing charges of marijuana possession and distribution.

    Osama Nadir Yanis and his son, Nader Robert Osama Yanis were both detained Monday, Feb. 19, for having more than 100 pounds of marijuana. Osama Yanis is the owner of Coffee Zone, located on Ninth Street downtown.

  • Lawmakers consider making "revenge porn" a crime Posted on 21 February 2018 at 3:55pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri House is leaning toward making it a felony to purposefully send explicit images without consent, also known as "revenge porn."

    The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence said revenge porn can lead to 'unintended consequences.'

  • Winter weather in other cities can have effect on mid-Missouri Posted on 21 February 2018 at 3:19pm

    COLUMBIA – Columbia Regional Airport canceled two departures and delayed an arrival Wednesday because of the weather; but not the weather happening here in Missouri.

    One of the canceled flights was going to Chicago, the other one going to Denver, but weather conditions in both of those cities just weren't ideal.

  • Opioids dangers force police to abandon drug field tests Posted on 21 February 2018 at 2:39pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The dangers of opioids are forcing police to change the way they test drugs found during traffic stops or arrests.

  • 3 charged in male enhancement pill fraud case Posted on 21 February 2018 at 2:18pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman from Missouri have admitted to selling male enhancement pills that were billed as "all natural" but actually contained the active ingredient in Viagra.

  • Missouri man convicted of sexually assaulting teen at YMCA Posted on 21 February 2018 at 1:49pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Springfield man has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenager with a mental disability at a YMCA.

  • Missouri bill could take licenses from some teen drivers Posted on 21 February 2018 at 1:46pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri bill would confiscate licenses from teenagers accused of unlawful driving.