• Mark Zuckerberg clarifies his Holocaust comments Posted on 19 July 2018 at 9:33am

     (CNN Money) -- Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to clarify his controversial comments about Holocaust deniers Wednesday afternoon, hours after he was quoted saying some deniers who post on Facebook aren't "intentionally getting it wrong."

    Zuckerberg made his comments during an interview that ReCode's Kara Swisher published Wednesday morning. He cited Holocaust denials as an example of controversial misinformation that Facebook would allow to remain on the platform. Facebook has said that it allows conspiracy theories to remain on the site, but limits their reach so fewer people see them.

  • National Handball Champions to visit Columbia Posted on 19 July 2018 at 8:35am

    COLUMBIA – Four National Handball Champions are coming to Columbia Saturday.

    Wilson’s Fitness on Forum Boulevard is hosting its annual handball tournament for the Show Me State Games, but this year they will have four pros in attendance. 

  • Registered sex offender arrested near child rides at fair Posted on 19 July 2018 at 5:47am

    MARIES COUNTY - At the City of Belle Fair, officers arrested a sex offender carrying a stun-gun Wednesday night.

    Both the Maries County Sheriff's Office and the Belle Police Department arrested Scott Birmingham from Bland near the children's rides at the fair, the Office of the Maries County Sheriff Chris Heitman posted on Facebook.

  • Man killed by Kansas City police had long criminal record Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:33pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man who was shot to death on Sunday after shooting three Kansas City police officers had an extensive criminal background and a reputation for violence in Oklahoma that started when he was a teenager, according to a police detective who investigated him at the time.

    Marlin James Mack Jr. was first arrested in Tulsa when he was 15 for breaking into cars and was later arrested for taking a gun to school. When he was 17, Mack was sentenced to prison for robbing a woman at gunpoint in front of her three children while he was on the Tulsa's police department's list of most wanted robbers, according to court records.

  • Trooper, suspect shot in rural southwest Missouri Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:28pm

    MANSFIELD (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a trooper who was shot in southwest Missouri has been released from the hospital.

    Patrol spokesman Sgt. Jeff Kinder says the trooper was shot Wednesday morning on a county road near Mansfield in Wright County.

  • Columbia leaders to present plans for Business Loop 70 renovations Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:23pm

    COLUMBIA - Run-down buildings, scuffed up sidewalks and empty lots are what people first see when they exit off I-70 into Columbia. City leaders hope to change that.

    The Loop Corridor Plan will be presented to the public at the Planning and Zoning Commission's meeting on Thursday.  

  • White St. Louis police chief candidate alleges bias Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:20pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The white former interim police chief of St. Louis is alleging discrimination based on race in the selection of a permanent chief.

    Lt. Col. Lawrence O'Toole was among six finalists for the permanent job late last year. The job went to the only other internal candidate, John Hayden, who is black.

  • Trump to address VFW convention next Tuesday in Kansas City Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:13pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump will visit Missouri next week to deliver his first address as president to the annual Veterans of Foreign Wars convention.

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will head to Kansas City on Tuesday to address the gathering.

  • Governor Parson issues executive order putting 47 counties on drought alert Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - On Wednesday, Governor Parson issued an executive order putting nearly half of the counties in Missouri under a drought alert.

    Forty-seven Missouri counties are now under the drought alert with parts of northern Missouri experiencing the most severe drought.

  • Missouri lawmaker unblocks Twitter critic who sued her Posted on 18 July 2018 at 9:10pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri state representative has unblocked a critic from her Twitter account after he sued.

    Republican Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, of Hallsville, said in announcing her decision Tuesday that Michael Campbell's lawsuit was frivolous and that he has never tried to communicate with her in a "meaningful way." Campbell, who lives in Centralia and practices law in Columbia, was blocked from Reisch's account after he retweeted another state representative who criticized her, The Columbia Missourian reported.