• City manager breaks silence after call for resignation Posted on 13 February 2018 at 5:17pm

    COLUMBIA - City Manager Mike Matthes broke the silence after a group of people called for his resignation at a council meeting on February 5.

    Matthes said most of the response has been positive. 

  • Former St. Louis officer charged with on-duty sexual assault Posted on 13 February 2018 at 10:47am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been charged with forcing a pregnant mother of four into a sex act while he was on duty two years ago.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 51-year-old John Stewart, of O'Fallon, has posted a $60,000 bail after being charged with sodomy.

  • Major case squad investigating death of Cape Girardeau teen Posted on 13 February 2018 at 10:37am

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — Police in Cape Girardeau are investigating the death of a 19-year-old.

    The Southeast Missourian reports that Tyler Conway of Cape Girardeau was found dead Sunday night near South Spring Street. The Cape Girardeau/Bollinger County Major Case Squad has been activated to lead the investigation.

  • New bill could make finding child care easier Posted on 13 February 2018 at 9:18am

    COLUMBIA - A new bill could put guidelines in place to assess the quality of early child care service.

    Missouri is one of the few states that doesn't have these kinds of guidelines.

  • "Kenny's Law" reaches senate committee following Glasgow teen's death Posted on 12 February 2018 at 8:50pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - State lawmakers said they are taking steps to combat the teenage suicide rate in Missouri, after a case in Missouri caught national attention.

    Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis), who lost her mother to suicide, is sponsoring Senate Bill 791, which would make it illegal to "incite someone to take their own life." Some people are referring to it as "Kenny's Law," since Nasheed is working with residents from Glasgow where Kenneth Suttner took his own life in 2016. He was allegedly bullied by his manager at Dairy Queen leading up to his suicide.

  • Grandmother speaks out after Chamois fire kills two children Posted on 12 February 2018 at 8:49pm

    CHAMOIS – A house fire took the lives of two school-aged children in Chamois. The Musgrave family woke up to their home in flames around 10 p.m. Sunday. The parents and two children escaped the fire, but two other children did not make it out.

    Leona Jones, the children's grandmother, said she hasn’t had time to process everything that's happened in the last 24 hours.

  • Love kicks off campaign for city council, accuses Trapp of corruption Posted on 12 February 2018 at 8:12pm

    COLUMBIA – Residents of the Second Ward heard from the newest candidate running for the council seat in Columbia Monday night.

    Paul Love is challenging Ward 2 Councilman Michael Trapp in the April 3 election. Trapp won the first match-up between the two in 2015 by 83 votes.

  • Missouri women's basketball improves ranking Posted on 12 February 2018 at 6:49pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri women's basketball improved their Associated Press ranking to No. 13 on Monday. 

    The move follows Missouri's victories over Kentucky and Florida last week. Sophie Cunningham and Cierra Porter stole the show in both outings, combining for about half of Missouri's points in each. 

  • What to expect from President Trump's tax plan Posted on 12 February 2018 at 6:48pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Two nearly identical American taxpayers could have different returns because of the new tax plan President Donald J. Trump signed into effect December 2017.

    “It's not a serve one serve all tax change. It's going to apply to each individual return on an each individual basis,” tax planner Jeff Krieger said.

  • Boil advisory issued in Callaway County Posted on 12 February 2018 at 5:30pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway 2 Water District has issued a 48-hour boil advisory due to a water main leak in the Calwood and Toledo area.

    The areas affected by the boil advisory are: