• Nobel Prize winner honored with space on campus bike rack Posted on 17 October 2018 at 11:24am

    COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri had to toss out giving its Nobel Prize winning scientist a parking space as a way to honor him.

    The Kansas City Star reports Dr. George Smith lives less than a mile from the Columbia campus and bikes to work every day. He says it's not because he's a "bike enthusiast;" it's because he's "not a good driver."

  • No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M Posted on 17 October 2018 at 11:14am

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the estimated jackpot climbs to $868 million.

    Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $667 million prize Tuesday night. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.

  • Police investigate armed robbery in northwest Columbia Posted on 17 October 2018 at 10:32am

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is looking for a suspect after an armed robbery at a convenience store in northwest Columbia.

    Police responded to report of an armed robbery at 2:16 a.m. at the Break Time on North Stadium Boulevard.

  • Mid-Missouri schools get beef added to their menus Posted on 17 October 2018 at 7:13am

    LADDONIA—The Community R-6 School District is the second district to get new beef options added to its school menu. The school district is participating in the ‘MO Beef for MO kids’ program that partners with local cattlemen to provide affordable beef to Missouri schools.

    The program is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Beef Industry Council and Oppa Food Management. The program hosted a kick-off dinner Monday night to introduce the idea to the public and thank all of the organizations involved.

  • New mobile pantry in Jefferson City provides fresh foods for those in need Posted on 17 October 2018 at 7:27am

    COLUMBIA- A new mobile pantry location through The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will open Wednesday afternoon providing fresh foods to the Jefferson City community.

    The Boys and Girls Club on 1105 Lafayette Street will have a refrigerated truck outside from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

  • Columbia police investigate shots fired incident Posted on 16 October 2018 at 11:03pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department investigated a shots heard call on Tuesday evening.

    The incident happened at the intersection of Clarkson and Burnam roads.

  • Medicine-first method introduced to help opioid use disorder Posted on 16 October 2018 at 7:40pm

    COLUMBIA – Burrell Behavioral Health introduced a medicine-first approach to its facilities in Missouri’s central region to help clients with an opioid use disorder.

    The motivation to switch to this method is due to the opioid crisis prevalent in Missouri, said Carisa Kessler, the director of crisis services for Burrell Behavioral Health’s central region.

  • Columbia woman leads efforts to help recovery in Florida Posted on 16 October 2018 at 7:40pm

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman will be collecting items to transport down to Florida in order to help the recovery efforts. 

    Kendra Warlow said her love of the ocean and the beach sent her to Florida many times for vacations. During her visits there she gained friends near and around Panama City. 

  • Missouri releases new bicentennial vehicle license plates Posted on 16 October 2018 at 6:48pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri vehicle owners will be getting new red, white and blue license plates to commemorate the state's upcoming bicentennial.

    The new plates will be distributed as people renew their licenses over the next couple of years. The goal is to have them all in place before the state's 200th anniversary in 2021.

  • Man tricks Sedalia children into sending nude photos Posted on 16 October 2018 at 5:21pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of attempting to produce child pornography. Three of his victims are from Sedalia.

    According to a news release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Brandon David Cuddihe, 31, admitted to creating a falsified Facebook account and pretending to be 14-year-old “Hannah Richards.”