• More Tesla cars might hit Missouri roads after company wins legal battle Posted on 7 December 2017 at 8:30pm

    COLUMBIA - An appeals court ruled that Tesla Inc. can sell cars in Missouri again. Telsa sells electric cars directly to consumers instead of to a dealership and then a consumer.

    Micah Newmann recently bought a Tesla. He had to travel to Texas to purchase it.

  • Myth check: Does warming the car help the engine? Posted on 7 December 2017 at 7:41pm

    COLUMBIA - Cold weather months usually mean adding a couple extra minutes to your morning routine to warm up the car. Drivers who idle their cars - or run the engine without driving - believe it is necessary to bring the car back up to its normal operating temperature.

    However depending on who you ask, some believe idling gets you nowhere fast.

  • Most Columbia pharmacies are selling opioid overdose antidote Posted on 7 December 2017 at 7:14pm

    COLUMBIA - "Three months ago, we took a step toward tackling the opioid addiction crisis we have in Missouri," said Columbia Ward 2 City Councilman Michael Trapp. 

    Trapp is referring to the actions of Randall Williams, the director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Williams issued a standing order allowing all Missouri pharmacies to sell naloxone to customers who do not have a prescription. 

  • Experts recommend holiday decoration precautions Posted on 7 December 2017 at 7:10pm

    COLUMBIA – The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Boone County Fire Protection District are warning people of the household dangers that come with the holiday season.

    Assistant Chief for the Boone County Fire Protection District Gale Blomenkamp said the department typically sees an influx of unattended candle fires during the holiday season.

  • Allowed or illegal? Greitens' use of private messaging app raises questions Posted on 7 December 2017 at 6:12pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Forget about whether a record is public or private: there are no records, specifically from any communication between Gov. Greitens and his staff on a new messaging app.

    The Kansas City Star reports the governor and a number of his top advisers use Confide, an app that automatically deletes messages after they've been read and sent.

  • More Columbia package thieves caught on camera Posted on 7 December 2017 at 5:19pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia homeowners caught thieves stealing packages off their porches Tuesday afternoon.

    Cindy Downes and her husband are victims of stolen packages from their home in Copperstone.

  • Empower Missouri urges representatives to vote no on federal tax plan Posted on 8 December 2017 at 3:30am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Empower Missouri and several other groups will urge Missouri elected officials Friday morning to amend the federal tax bill. Groups like the NAACP and Faith Voices of Jefferson City will give presentations about the tax bill's affect on the state.

    Jeanette Oxford, the executive director of Empower Missouri, said residents need to understand how the bill, if passed, would affect their taxes and their wallets. She said she's afraid Missourians don't understand how bad it is.

  • $30 million bond issue awaits school board approval Posted on 7 December 2017 at 4:25pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools is reaching what communications director Michelle Baumstark calls the "tail-end" of its 10-year strategic plan aimed at reducing overcrowding in schools, but it still has work to do to reach completion. 

    The Columbia Board of Education will vote Monday on ballot language for a $30 million dollar bond issue that would not raise taxes.

  • Councilman responds to realtors who object to change in electric fees Posted on 7 December 2017 at 4:08pm

    COLUMBIA -  The Columbia Board of Realtors is voicing opposition to a proposal that would shift the cost of electric connection fees from current homeowners to the developers of new housing.

    CEO Brian Toohey said in a statement, "The Board of Realtors fear additional fees passed on a homebuyer will further increase the home affordability issue facing homebuyers wanting to live within the City."

  • Multiple groups protest tax plan at Luetkemeyer's office Posted on 7 December 2017 at 3:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Protesters from multiple groups in the mid-Missouri area spoke out on tax reform Thursday.

    Jefferson City Area Indivisible, Faith Voices for Jefferson City, and many other faith organizations spoke at the office of Rep. Blake Luetkemeyer, R-Jefferson City, voicing concerns about the tax plan recently passed by the Senate.