• Trucker charged in Indiana highway crash killing mom, 2 kids Posted on 18 July 2019 at 5:09pm

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed reckless homicide charges on Thursday against a Missouri semi driver for a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters.

    Documents filed by Marion County prosecutors say computer data from the truck driven by Bruce Pollard, 57, of Sturgeon, Missouri, show it was going 65 mph (105 kph) and didn't start braking until it slammed into the first of several vehicles slowed for the construction zone about noon Sunday.

  • FaceApp data tracking: how to protect yourself Posted on 18 July 2019 at 4:45pm

    COLUMBIA - The new AI face editing app FaceApp has become an instant hit with iPhone users. However, there are big consequences for using an application with advanced face analysis software.

    Wireless Lab, the Russian-based company that developed FaceApp, initially released the app in January 2017, but it only recently went viral. Within the past couple of days, dozens of celebrities have used the app and posted the results on different social media platforms. This has helped to create a lot of buzz for the app and the company.

  • Hot playground equipment could cause burns Posted on 18 July 2019 at 2:55pm

    COLUMBIA - An excessive heat warning is still in effect through Saturday and families should take precautions when playing on playgrounds. 

    Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer said playground equipment can heat up fast.

  • Treasurer launches program to aid small business, farmers after disasters Posted on 18 July 2019 at 1:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced Thursday the creation of a new program to help small businesses and farmers after disasters hit.

    The Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery program, or "LIFT," will assist small business owners and farmers by providing expedited low-interest loans for people in FEMA-declared damaged areas. 

  • House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim Posted on 18 July 2019 at 12:38pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

    Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.

  • Cooling centers open in Missouri as temperatures rise Posted on 18 July 2019 at 12:22pm

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Cooling centers are opening around Missouri as high temperatures and humidity create dangerous conditions.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that some public swimming pools are extending hours in Springfield, where the heat index is expected to top 100 degrees through the weekend before dropping back into the 80s next week.

  • State auditor gives Parson's office as Lt. Governor a "fair" rating Posted on 18 July 2019 at 11:43am

    JEFFERSON CITY - State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her audit of the Lieutenant Governor's office while now-Governor Mike Parson was serving. In a release Thursday, Galloway said the audit showed some concerns about travel, purchases, payroll and procedures.

    The audit looked at the period from January 2017 to June 2018, while Parson served as lieutenant governor under former Gov. Eric Greitens.

  • MU police ask for help identifying three people Posted on 18 July 2019 at 11:15am

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Police Department is asking the public to help identify three individuals.

    Officers believe the three people know information about a recent incident on the MU campus.

  • Man charged in road rage shooting in St. Louis area Posted on 18 July 2019 at 10:57am

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) — A 55-year-old man has been charged with shooting up a woman's car on a St. Louis County interstate in a case of road rage.

    David Matthew Derigne, of Chesterfield, is charged with assault and armed criminal action in the Monday night shooting. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

  • Trump blasts 4 congresswomen; crowd roars, 'Send her back!' Posted on 18 July 2019 at 10:53am

    GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Going after four Democratic congresswomen one by one, a combative President Donald Trump turned his campaign rally into an extended dissection of the liberal views of the women of color, deriding them for what he painted as extreme positions and suggesting they just get out.

    "Tonight I have a suggestion for the hate-filled extremists who are constantly trying to tear our country down," Trump told the crowd in North Carolina, a swing state he won in 2016 and wants to claim again in 2020. "They never have anything good to say. That's why I say, 'Hey if you don't like it, let 'em leave, let 'em leave.'"