• KOPN to announce future plans to host Columbia's holiday parade Posted on 12 December 2018 at 4:29am

    COLUMBIA - Mayor Brian Treece and other special guests will meet Monday to announce the future of Columbia’s holiday parade with KOPN/89.5 FM as its host.

    The parade has been hosted by Jaycees Alumni and Friends for 38 years, and next year KOPN is taking over. General Manager of KOPN, Sean Spence, said the parade will not be too different from the years before, but there will be some new features.

  • Missouri's defensive end not charged with domestic assault Posted on 11 December 2018 at 9:24pm

    COLUMBIA - A second-degree domestec assault charge against Missouri Football defensive end will not be filed, according to the Columbia Missourian.

    The Missourian reports the paperwork ending the case is expected to be processed by either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. 

  • New Esports team expected to attract more students to MU Posted on 11 December 2018 at 9:08pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri recently joined the ranks of many colleges across the country by starting up an official program centered around competitive video gaming.

    Mizzou is the first SEC school to launch an e-sports program, and the second Power Five Institution to follow suit. It is one of the largest schools to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports. The University will be creating a 5,000 square foot space in Center Hall for the competitive gamers.

  • Police to monitor Jefferson City bus driver after safety, speed concerns Posted on 11 December 2018 at 8:29pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - An investigation into a First Student bus concern has lead to an increased police presence in one Jefferson City area.

    Candra Powell created a post in a Facebook group telling parents to "take action" against First Student bus 70. Powell said she started noticed the driver speeding down Gateway Drive, her street, in the beginning of October.

  • Jefferson City finally gets new upgrades for fire safety Posted on 11 December 2018 at 8:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - After almost three years, Jefferson City now has new and improved fire trucks.

    Jefferson City Fire Department revealed its seven new fire trucks, which will last in the front lines for about a decade. 

  • One year after homicide, neighbors in Old Hawthorne take security measures Posted on 11 December 2018 at 7:07pm

    COLUMBIA - Neighbors on Lasso Circle in Columbia's Old Hawthorne neighborhood feel safe, but are more vigilant exactly a year after a man was killed on their street.

    “Up to this point we've never had any incidents other than the one that happened, but obviously, naturally, we were more cautious of our surroundings," said Talha Riaz, he lives a few houses down from where the homicide happened.

  • $1700 blocks Fulton Soup Kitchen from a permanent home Posted on 11 December 2018 at 6:18pm

    FULTON - Fulton Soup Kitchen is working to open its new location in Fulton, but a $1,700 utilities down payment stands in the way.

    In September, Fulton Housing Authority notified Fulton Soup Kitchen it would no long provide the John C. Harris Community Center as the location for the soup kitchen to provide meals. The community center has been the location of the soup kitchen for the past 10 years.

  • Ozark reconsiders removing Christian cross from holiday display Posted on 11 December 2018 at 6:17pm

    OZARK, Mo. (AP) — The southwest Missouri city of Ozark that had said it was removing a Christian cross from its holiday display is reconsidering.

    Ozark officials originally said Tuesday that the cross would come down after the city received a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which said the display violates the principle of separation of church and state.

  • Police investigating a death in downtown Columbia Posted on 11 December 2018 at 5:44pm

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia Police Department is investigating a death downtown. 

    CPD announced the investigation on Twitter just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The department says that Sixth St has reopened, after it was closed for at least an hour.

  • Warrenton doctor sentenced for illegal opioid prescriptions Posted on 11 December 2018 at 3:48pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri doctor has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for prescribing fentanyl and other opioids to women with whom he had personal relationships who had no medical need for the drugs.

    The doctor, 62-year-old Philip Dean of Warrenton, pleaded guilty in August to federal charges of illegally distributing opiate medications and making a false statement to the Medicare program. He was sentenced Tuesday.