• Columbia Chamber rebuffs City Council over unfinished projects Posted on 17 July 2018 at 7:41pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Chamber of Commerce harshly criticized the city council at Monday night's meeting regarding projects being put on hold that voters have approved. 

    "What we are concerned about is that when you stop or delay a project that people are expecting to be completed, you then begin to potentially erode public trust for future bond proposals," said Jerry Dowell, Director of Government Affairs for Columbia Chamber of Commerce. 

  • Hy-Vee recalls pasta salad after at least 20 people get sick Posted on 17 July 2018 at 6:54pm

    COLUMBIA - Hy-Vee recalled its Spring Pasta Salad from 244 stores on Tuesday. 

    Company officials said 20 illnesses by customers were possibly linked back to the salads.

  • Hawley weighs in on Russia and tariffs Posted on 17 July 2018 at 6:31pm

    MEXICO - Josh Hawley faced questions about President Donald Trump's summit with Russia as well as tariffs facing Missouri farmers at a campaign stop Tuesday.

    Reporters asked Hawley about his reaction to President Trump going back on his statements Monday that Russia did not try to influence the 2016 election. 

  • Resident says road work on Sinclair Road is a move towards growth Posted on 17 July 2018 at 3:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Construction crews began adding a turn lane for an upcoming Columbia middle school on South Sinclair Road on Wednesday.

    The Northbound lane of south Sinclair Road will be closed between Chesterfield Drive and Stanley Pitts Lane starting at 5 a.m. Crews will maintain two-way traffic in the area using flaggers.

  • UPDATE: Boone County Fair carnival rides back on after passing inspection Posted on 17 July 2018 at 10:00pm

    STURGEON - The carnival rides at the Boone County Fair are back up and running after closing unexpectedly just hours after the fair opened because they failed safety inspections.

    The State Fire Marshal did a second round of inspections Wednesday and all of the rides passed. 

  • Boone County receives grant, helps expecting mothers, young children Posted on 17 July 2018 at 3:16pm

    BOONE COUNTY – Expecting mothers in Boone County will soon have more services at their disposal.

    The county received a grant from the Pritzker Fund to help expecting mothers and children up to age three with preparing their children for success.

  • State supreme court sends Grain Belt Express case back to commission Posted on 17 July 2018 at 2:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a proposed energy transmission project through northern Missouri, got new life Tuesday following a ruling by the state's highest court.

    The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, if built, would carry energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois and Iowa, running through counties including Randolph, Chariton, and Monroe.

  • Program offers parents free data service in case of AMBER Alert Posted on 17 July 2018 at 2:41pm

    ASHLAND - A child identification program wants to help parents be as prepared as possible in the event that a child would ever go missing.

    This Saturday, the Missouri Child Identification and Protection Program, MoCHIP, will partner with the Missouri Department of Social Services to host seven identification events across the state on Saturday. 

  • United Way of Central Missouri awards more than $115,000 in grants Posted on 17 July 2018 at 12:56pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Nineteen agencies received more than $115,000 in grant money Tuesday from the United Way of Central Missouri.

    The money will be used to buy things such as handicap accessible vans, new media equipment for a senior center and audiometers for Jefferson City Public Schools students. 

  • Possible trash collection delay in Columbia on Tuesday Posted on 17 July 2018 at 12:12pm

    COLUMBIA - Some people may notice their trash laying out on the curb for longer than usual on Tuesday.

    The City of Columbia Solid Waste Utility said in a press release it is experiencing a "significant and unexpected" staff shortage and will be working late to help Tuesday route customers.