• Beware of romance scams ahead of Valentine's Day Posted on 13 February 2018 at 7:23pm

    COLUMBIA - With Valentine's Day Wednesday and love on the minds of many, the Better Business Bureau is warning of online romance scams.

    The BBB released a study that shows an estimated 1 million Americans have been victims of romance fraud schemes. The scams totaled about $1 billion in the past three years.

  • Conservationists: Valentine's Day one of the worst holidays for environment Posted on 13 February 2018 at 7:16pm

    COLUMBIA – Valentine’s Day may be a day full of chocolate covered strawberries and heart-felt love letters, but some environmental sustainability experts think the day does more harm than good.  

    Tiger Garden’s Floral Designer, Leslei Ghan Cravens, said around 250 million roses are produced each year, and most have their own greenhouse gas footprint. 

  • Changes could be coming to SNAP beneficiaries Posted on 13 February 2018 at 12:00am

    COLUMBIA - The government could soon be telling people who get SNAP benefits, commonly called food stamps, what food they can have for dinner.

    The Trump administration is may replace a portion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program with "America's Harvest Box." It would work like food delivery services Blue Apron or Hello Fresh, but send only packaged and canned foods to recipients' front doors. 

  • Missouri House votes for cuts to unemployment benefits Posted on 13 February 2018 at 6:08pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are trying again to reduce the duration of state jobless benefits to one of the shortest periods nationally.

  • Moberly police warn of recent credit fraud Posted on 13 February 2018 at 5:51pm

    MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department is advising all residents to monitor credit and debit transactions after numerous fraudulent transactions were reported to local banks.

    According to a news release Tuesday, many of the fraudulent transactions  happened in late December and continued through late January.

  • Mizzou men ride four-game winning streak into Tueday Posted on 13 February 2018 at 5:14pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers welcome No. 21 Texas A&M (17-8) to Columbia for a 6 o’clock tip on Tuesday. With a win, the Tigers would match a season-high five-game winning streak and move to 18-8 on the season, 8-5 (SEC).

  • New principal for Lee Expressive Arts Elementary announced Posted on 13 February 2018 at 5:04pm

    COLUMBIA- The Board of Education recommended Julia Coggins to be the new principal in the 2018-2019 school year at Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School.

    Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said Coggins will continue to help students learn through the arts. 

  • Columbians want better police service, but some don't want to pay for more Posted on 13 February 2018 at 5:01pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia residents want better police services -- but not all are willing to fund more resources.

    According to the 2017 Citizens Survey, about half of the residents interviewed were not satisfied with police services. 

  • Bill could require some schools to teach sexual harassment, violence, consent Posted on 13 February 2018 at 3:53pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - After hearing story after story from people experiencing sexual assault, students from the University of Missouri decided to try and create preventative measures at an early age.

    Chelsea Spence, the legislative director for the Associated Students of the University of Missouri, helped lead the way, nearly a year ago, in creating a bill to teach students about what sexual assault, violence and consent are.

  • Missouri court moves to strip ex-prosecutor of law license Posted on 13 February 2018 at 3:03pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Missouri court system has taken the first step toward stripping a former prosecutor and chairman of the state's Democratic Party of his law license.