• Puppy yoga raises money for rescued dogs Posted on 19 May 2018 at 5:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Over 90 people showed up at the Burr Oak Brewery for an afternoon of puppies, yoga and beer for a good cause.

    Hosted by Yoga Gives COMO and in partnership with the dog rescue charity Unchained Melodies, the event raised around $2,000 for the healing and adoption of dogs rescued from chains.

  • Zombie-themed 5K brings out Columbia families Posted on 19 May 2018 at 12:12pm

    COLUMBIA - Although it is nowhere near Halloween, some Columbia runners faced their fears by participating in a zombie-themed 5K run Saturday morning.

    The Zombie Run 5K took place at Fear Fest Haunted House in Columbia near I-70W.

  • UPDATE: Troopers identify victims in fatal boat crash at the Lake of the Ozarks Posted on 19 May 2018 at 7:42pm

    CAMDEN COUNTY -  The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the identities of the three people killed and the two people injured in a boat crash at the Lake of the Ozarks early Saturday morning. 

    The patrol said 22-year-old Hayden Frazier of Overland Park, Kansas, was driving a boat when it struck a rock bluff around midnight. Troopers arrested Frazier on suspicion of three counts of boating while intoxicated leading to death of another, boating while intoxicated leading to serious injury of another and negligent operation of a vessel. He was being held at Camden County Jail.

  • Minor flooding along Mississippi River in Missouri Posted on 19 May 2018 at 10:29am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Mississippi River is above flood stage at several northeast Missouri locations, but forecasters do not expect major flooding.

    The National Weather Service map of river observations shows that the Mississippi is generally 2-4 feet above technical flood stage from the Iowa border south to near St. Louis. A few fields and low-lying roads are affected, but no major damage has been reported.

  • Royal wedding: Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are married Posted on 19 May 2018 at 8:09am

    (CNN) -- And they're married! Britain's Prince Harry and US actress Meghan Markle were wed Saturday at Windsor Castle in a ceremony that combined British pageantry with modern style.

    In a departure from tradition, Markle walked much of the way up the aisle unchaperoned, followed by her 10 bridesmaids and page boys -- a move that is unprecedented for a royal bride in Britain.

  • Hawley questions Greitens use of private attorneys in impeachment proceedings Posted on 18 May 2018 at 9:34pm

    COLUMBIA - Attorney General Josh Hawley says attorneys helping Gov. Eric Greitens through impeachment proceedings are acting improperly.

    "By all appearances, the private impeachment counsel seem focused on advancing the individual interests of Governor Greitens rather than the institutional interests of the Office of the Governor," Hawley said.

  • United States experiences lowest birth rates in 30 years Posted on 18 May 2018 at 10:08pm

    COLUMBIA- The United states is experiencing one of the lowest birth rates in 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    The report stated last year's total number of births decreased 2 percent since 2016. Birth rate wasn’t the only reported drop, as fertility went down by 3 percent.

  • Summer concert series kicks off in Jefferson City Posted on 18 May 2018 at 7:45pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The annual Backyard Concert Series kicks off Saturday evening at the Jefferson Landing Historic site.

    Missouri Department of Natural Resources spokesman Brian Quinn said the first concert will feature a number of talented Missouri musicians.

  • Missouri lawmakers pass income tax cut Posted on 18 May 2018 at 7:33pm

    JEFFERSON CITY –Missourians will soon be able to keep a little more money from their paychecks, after a state House committee voted to cut taxes Thursday night in a 101-40 vote.

    Missouri's individual income tax rate is set to drop from 5.9 percent to 5.5 percent if state revenue meets the target revenue goal. The bill lawmakers passed Thursday would decrease another 0.4 percent off the tax rate, bringing it down to 5.1 percent.

  • Columbia man gets life in northeast Missouri man's death Posted on 18 May 2018 at 5:40pm

    MADISON (AP) — A Columbia man will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for a shooting death of a northeast Missouri man.

    The Moberly Monitor Index reports 36-year-old Jason Lee Lage was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison plus 50 years in the killing of 32-year-old Zachary Dawson.