• Three MKT Trail bridges reopen sooner than expected Posted on 16 March 2018 at 7:56pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department completed construction on three MKT Trail bridges about two weeks earlier than planned.

    Bridges 5, 7, and 8 re-opened March 16, as well as the Stadium Boulevard trailhead access point. The department estimated the contractor would finish the project around March 31.

  • UPDATE: Holts Summit man arrested, accused of rape Posted on 16 March 2018 at 6:25pm

    COLUMBIA – Columbia police and Callaway County sheriff’s deputies worked together to arrest a man for sexual offense charges stemming from a CPD investigation.

    Anthony Todd Rowell, 48, was taken into custody on March 14 at a house outside Holts Summit without incident, following officers’ surveillance. During that time, officers served a search warrant and collected a taser with a long strand of hair attached to the striking end, among other items.

  • Columbia Farmers Market moves in preparation for new location Posted on 16 March 2018 at 4:35pm

    COLUMBIA – It's that time of year again... the spring farmers market is back, but this time at a temporary location so construction crews can start working on a new complex for it later this year.

    Saturday's Spring Kickoff farmers market, and all of the other farmers markets for the next few months, was at the Parkade Center instead of the classic lot next to the Activity Recreation Center.

  • Higher educators weigh in on the walkouts Posted on 16 March 2018 at 3:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Some schools across the country took disciplinary actions against students who participated in walkouts to support the students and victims in the Parkland Shooting.

    For high school students, those disciplinary marks such as suspension or expulsion go on the record they send to colleges and universities during the application process.  Fortunately, for any students who have applied or will be applying to universities in the Columbia area, they don't have to worry about their applications being looked at in a negative light.

  • MoDOT reassures about bridge construction following Miami collapse Posted on 16 March 2018 at 3:57pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The death toll in the pedestrian bridge collapse in Miami increased to six on Thursday, and workers are still cleaning up the rubble.

    The bridge was built using ABC, or accelerated bridge construction, technology. That same technology was used in the building of the I-70 bridges at Range Line, Garth and West Boulevard. However, MoDOT said drivers have nothing to worry about.

  • Hear me roar: Women veterans honored at VA hospital Posted on 16 March 2018 at 3:44pm

    COLUMBIA - As Women's History Month continues, the Harry S. Truman VA Hospital is doing its part to honor the accomplishments of women veterans in Missouri. In an event Friday afternoon, the history of women in service was front and center.

    "Today we honor our women veterans during Women's History Month. It's an opportunity for us to take time to listen to their stories and for them to understand the health benefits that they're eligible for," said Cindy Stivers, women veteran program manager.  

  • New Haven students still hoping to win playground Posted on 16 March 2018 at 2:07pm

    COLUMBIA - As voting for Project Playground comes to a close on Friday, teachers and students at New Haven Elementary are still hoping to rise out of second place.

    The school is about 5,000 votes behind New Vernon Elementary in Indiana.

  • Parents of Kenneth Suttner settle wrongful death lawsuit Posted on 16 March 2018 at 1:19pm

    FAYETTE - The parents of Kenneth Suttner, who committed suicide after allegedly being bullied at work, settled a wrongful death lawsuit in court on Tuesday.

    The proposed settlement was filed Monday, and Judge Patricia Joyce approved it Tuesday. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

  • St. Louis high school band spontaneously plays for the pope Posted on 16 March 2018 at 12:32pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A group of 45 band students from a Jesuit high school in St. Louis didn't know they'd get a spontaneous visit from Pope Francis when they recently performed in the Vatican.

  • Company says it gave correct address before officer's death Posted on 16 March 2018 at 11:43am

    CLINTON (AP) — A telephone company says its database did not provide the wrong Missouri address and phone number to police dispatchers leading to the shooting of three officers, one fatally.