• Missouri attorney general weighs in on messaging app Confide Posted on 11 December 2017 at 3:45pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's attorney general is weighing whether to appoint a special investigator to check into use of the secretive Confide app by Gov. Eric Greitens' staff.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Monday that Attorney General Josh Hawley said he can't directly investigate fellow Republican Greitens because he's defending the governor's office in other legal cases. But Hawley could appoint a special investigator.

  • Missouri AG launches program to help military members Posted on 11 December 2017 at 1:22pm

    COLUMBIA- The Missouri Attorney General's office is forming an advisory board to develop the first statewide program in Missouri that will provide pro bono legal services to current military service members.

    This Military Legal Assistance Team will be Missouri’s first attorney general-led program offering free legal services. The advisory board is still in discussion on the qualifications for the legal needs as well as its strategy to recruit local Missouri attorneys.

  • Columbia Parks and Rec Toy Drive ending Monday Posted on 11 December 2017 at 11:58am

    COLUMBIA – Monday is the final day to donate to Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Almeta Crayton Memorial Toy Drive.

    The annual event benefits children ages 1 to 12 living in families who can't afford gifts.

  • Governor wants leadership change at St. Louis Veterans Home Posted on 11 December 2017 at 11:50am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he wants his five new appointees to the state veterans commission to fire the leader of the embattled St. Louis Veterans Home.

    Greitens during his Monday announcement said he's calling for changes in leadership after an independent investigation found substandard care at the home.

  • Update: Columbia PD investigating Old Hawthorne homicide, notice footprints fleeing home Posted on 11 December 2017 at 8:34am

    COLUMBIA - UPDATE: 1:44 P.M. A police officer confirmed white paint footprints are related to Monday's investigation. The police officer said there is paint spilled over inside the garage and the trail of footprints fleeing the home and going up the street toward Old Hawthorne Dr. are part of the ongoing investigation. 

    The Columbia Police Department said a male victim was found unconscious and not breathing at a residence on Lasso Circle.

  • Lane restrictions scheduled for road repair on Thornbrook Ridge, Dec. 11-22 Posted on 11 December 2017 at 12:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The city plans to begin repairing base failures in the Thornbrook Subdivision beginning Dec. 11 at 8 a.m. The work will be done in two stages to avoid completely closing the road.

    "There are subgrade failures on this section of Thornbrook Ridge that will require us to repair and replace a number of the road panels," Pavement Engineer Seth Nelson said in a press release.  

  • Jefferson City head football coach resigns Posted on 10 December 2017 at 11:55pm

    COLUMBIA - Ted Le Page has resigned as Head Football Coach for the Jefferson City Jays.

    Le Page, the former Missouri Tiger defensive back, struggled this season as head coach for the Jays. They finished with a 3-7 record this season.

  • Woman says goodbye to the dog that saved her life Posted on 10 December 2017 at 7:47pm

    COLUMBIA - Nearly four years ago to the day, local business owner Linda Bonebrake was diagnosed with severe sepsis at Boone Regional Hospital.

    After battling pneumonia for months, Bonebrake's body was sent into a state of septic shock. Doctors poked and prodded her body to little avail. Her chances of survival were slim. 

  • Bird lovers get a closer look at backyard birds Posted on 10 December 2017 at 6:36pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Bird lovers got an up close look at birds typically seen in their backyards Sunday. 

    It was at a demonstration called Backyard Bird Banding.

  • Docents provide insight, education on Columbia museums Posted on 10 December 2017 at 4:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Museums around Columbia hosted docent led tours Sunday, spreading awareness about their exhibits and art collections. Docents are museum volunteers who spend a year in training, learning the details behind the pieces and their journey to mid-Missouri.

    "Well you're here every Monday for one year learning about every single piece," said Valerie Hammon, docent for Columbia's Museum of Art and Archaeology.