• Head-on crash in Columbia sends at least two people to the hospital Posted on 20 July 2018 at 12:14am

    COLUMBIA - Thursday evening around 9:00 pm, two cars collided head-on at the intersection of Worley St. and W. Boulevard.

    There were at least six Columbia police cars on the scene and two tow trucks arrived around 9:45 p.m.

  • Missouri sheriff, subordinate indicted on multiple felonies Posted on 19 July 2018 at 11:46pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A southern Missouri sheriff and a subordinate with whom he was having a romantic relationship have been indicted on multiple felonies following a year in which more than 40 sheriff's office employees were fired or quit.

    The indictment returned Wednesday charges Texas County Sheriff James Sigman and Lt. Deputy Jennifer Tomaszewski with assault, robbery, child endangerment, unlawful use of a weapon, harassment and two misdemeanors. No attorneys are listed for them in online court records.

  • City of Columbia cancels hazardous waste collection Posted on 19 July 2018 at 11:16pm

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia confirmed Friday the household hazardous waste collection is cancelled.

    The waste collection was set to happen on Saturday July 21. 

  • More people sickened by parasite in outbreak linked to McDonald's salads Posted on 19 July 2018 at 10:31pm

        (CNN) -- More illnesses have been reported across the United States in two separate cyclospora outbreaks, federal health officials said Thursday.

    In less than a week, the number of cases of reported illness from eating McDonald's salads rose from 61 to 163.

  • Americans can legally download 3-D printed guns starting next month Posted on 19 July 2018 at 9:57pm

        (CNN) -- Gun-rights activists have reached a settlement with the government that will allow them to post 3-D printable gun plans online starting August 1.

    The settlement ends a multi-year legal battle that started when Cody Wilson, who describes himself as a post-left anarchist, posted plans for a 3-D printed handgun he called "The Liberator" in 2013.

  • Flint water crisis prompts call for more federal oversight Posted on 19 July 2018 at 9:10pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal watchdog is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water systems nationally and respond more quickly to public health emergencies such as the lead-in-the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

    In a 74-page report released Thursday, the EPA's inspector general report pointed to "oversight lapses" at the federal, state and local levels in the response to Flint's contaminated drinking water.

  • Loop CID unveils plans to revamp Business Loop Posted on 19 July 2018 at 8:46pm

    COLUMBIA - The Loop CID met with the Planning and Zoning Committee Thursday night to discuss future plans for Business Loop 70.

    "This is a plan to re-do the entire Business Loop. It is a five to 10 year plan," vice chairman of the Loop CID James Roark-Gruender said.

  • UPDATE: Tornado outbreak in Iowa causes catastrophic damage Posted on 19 July 2018 at 7:49pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Pella Regional Health Center spokeswoman Billie Rhamy confirmed Thursday evening injuries were minor and all patients had been discharged after a tornado hit a Vermeer Manufacturing factory.

    The report came after a storm system generated a number of tornadoes that caused damage to several towns in eastern Iowa. The National Weather Service received 31 tornado reports in Iowa. 

  • Trump inviting Putin to White House in fall Posted on 19 July 2018 at 6:09pm

    (CNN) - President Donald Trump hopes to welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington this fall, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement Thursday.

    "President Trump asked (national security adviser John Bolton) to invite President Putin to Washington in the fall and those discussions are already underway," Sanders tweeted Thursday, hours after Trump tweeted he is "looking forward" to meeting again with Putin to "begin implementing" issues they discussed during their summit earlier this week.

    The invitation was extended to Putin by Bolton earlier on Thursday, according to a National Security Council spokesman.

  • Planned Parenthood supporters hold sit-in protest in Governor's office Posted on 19 July 2018 at 5:16pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Planned Parenthood advocates demonstrated a mock health care waiting room in Governor Parson's office Thursday.

    The demonstrators said they gathered because of recent budget cuts to Planned Parenthood.