• City of Columbia to look at annexation property Posted on 16 April 2018 at 4:13pm

    UPDATE: City council approves annexation.

    COLUMBIA - A couple is requesting around 10 acres of Boone County zoned land be annexed into the city of Columbia. 

  • JCPS families raise concerns about mental health resources Posted on 16 April 2018 at 4:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A recent survey given to families in the Jefferson City Public School system showed that many parents want to make sure adequate mental health resources are provided to students in order to prevent threats to school safety.

    "At the end of the day, we just want to know that our staff and parents felt safe, and if their kids felt safe," superintendent Larry Linthicum said. "[Mental health] is an area that not only applies here in Jefferson City, but schools across the state."

  • Suspect in attempted armed robbery arrested Posted on 16 April 2018 at 3:47pm

    COLUMBIA - Police have arrested a Columbia man in connection with an attempted robbery in downtown Columbia on April 11.

    Jack David, 24, and another male suspect allegedly requested that a 17-year-old boy drive them to the Walnut Street Central Bank of Boone County location.

  • New Kansas City airport will have 4 more gates Posted on 16 April 2018 at 3:14pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The new Kansas City International Airport will be bigger than originally planned.

    City and airline officials announced Thursday that the new airport will have 39 gates rather than the 35 originally proposed. They said growth in passenger traffic prompted the design change.

  • Weekly Wellness: What NOT to buy at the Grocery Store Posted on 16 April 2018 at 2:41pm

    COLUMBIA - Wasted calories and wasted sugars. There are some items that are on your grocery list that might not be providing as much nutrition as you think.

    We want to make sure that we are providing our bodies with efficient foods. If the fuels we are eating and drinking are potentially doing more harm than good, we need to re-think their place in our face!

  • Seven inmates dead, 17 injured in South Carolina prison riot Posted on 16 April 2018 at 1:40pm

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Inmates armed with homemade knives fought each other for more than seven hours inside a maximum-security prison, leaving seven of them dead in the worst U.S. prison riot in a quarter-century, officials said. An inmate who witnessed the violence told The Associated Press that bodies were "literally stacked on top of each other."

    At least 17 prisoners were seriously injured as inmates fought uninterrupted before authorities regained control of Lee Correctional Institution about 3 a.m. Monday, South Carolina prisons spokesman Jeff Taillon said.

  • First U.S. woman since 1985 wins Boston Marathon Posted on 16 April 2018 at 1:38pm

    BOSTON (AP) — Desiree Linden splashed her way through icy rain and a near-gale headwind to win the Boston Marathon on Monday, the first victory for an American woman since 1985.

    The two-time Olympian and 2011 Boston runner-up pulled away at the end of Heartbreak Hill to win in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers — one of seven Americans in the top 10 — but the slowest time for a women's winner in Boston since 1978.

  • Greitens' prosecution calls its investigator "flawed" Posted on 16 April 2018 at 1:02pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A top official with the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office says the "egregious mistake" of hiring a man who bungled the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens should not prompt dismissal of the indictment against the governor.

    In a court hearing Monday in Greitens felony invasion-of-privacy case, Chief Trial Assistant Robert Dierker admitted that the actions of William Tisaby have "created a terrible appearance" and given the false impression that the prosecutor's office hid evidence, including delaying handing over notes and a videotape from depositions.

  • Man arrested following stabbing at substance abuse treatment center Posted on 16 April 2018 at 12:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man at Phoenix Health Programs on Sunday after he allegedly stabbed another person several times.

    Officers responded to the substance abuse treatment center shortly before 2 a.m. They found the victim had been stabbed numerous times in the throat, and identified the suspect as Steven Devine.

  • Two arrested after armed robbery attempt on Bass Avenue Posted on 16 April 2018 at 12:08pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested two people in connection with an attempted armed robbery in the 1400 block of Bass Avenue Saturday night. 

    Police said a 25-year-old man was trying to sell a personal item online. The individual buying the item sent a message saying they arrived at the victim's residence and when the victim went outside to look for the buyer, he was attacked from behind by two suspects.