• Sec. Ashcroft asks Missouri auditor for help reviewing Sen.-elect Hawley Posted on 10 December 2018 at 5:22pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri's Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft on Monday asked the Democratic auditor for help investigating Sen.-elect Josh Hawley over allegations that he misused public resources to boost his Senate bid.

    Ashcroft requested in a letter that Auditor Nicole Galloway check into the claims against Hawley, who is currently serving as attorney general and unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill last month. Hawley's office is already scheduled for a routine audit.

    Ashcroft last week agreed to investigate Hawley following a complaint by Brad Woodhouse, the president of the liberal American Democracy Legal Fund.

  • Nobel Prize could attract more students to MU Posted on 10 December 2018 at 4:50pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's Dr. George Smith was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Monday afternoon in Stockholm along with two of his colleagues.

    The trio won this distinguished achievement for their work on the development of phage display; a process that creates new proteins that can be used for making antibodies in vaccines. 

  • Recent MU student sentenced to seven years in prison for April shooting Posted on 10 December 2018 at 4:15pm

    COLUMBIA - A Boone County circuit judge sentenced Miles Leighton Hillegas to seven years in prison Monday for an April shooting in North Columbia.

    Hillegas, a recent MU student, was arrested in Ward County, Texas in May as a suspect in a shooting at the Black and Gold Bar on Business Loop 70 on April 26. He would later plead guilty.

  • Christian Fellowship School mourns loss of student Posted on 10 December 2018 at 4:14pm

    COLUMBIA - Christian Fellowship School is mourning the loss of student Bryce Hill, who was killed in a crash Saturday morning. 

    Hill was a senior at the school and had been enrolled at Christian Fellowship School since kindergarten. He was a member of the soccer team and also had a passion for welding. Hill was set to graduate in May 2019 and was accepted to attend State Technical College of Missouri in Linn.

  • MU Professor speaks about working with Nobel Prize winner Posted on 10 December 2018 at 4:06pm

    COLUMBIA - MU assistant professor Pamela Brown said Dr. George P. Smith deserves the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for more than just his lab work.  

    "He's really deserving of this honor not just for the work he did, but for his commitment to the community at Mizzou and in Columbia," she said. 

  • Charges filed in fatal Jefferson City shooting Posted on 10 December 2018 at 3:20pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- Charges have been filed in the fatal shooting of 19-year old Nilez Nichols in Jefferson City.

    Prosecutors charged 20-year-old Semaij L. Harris, of Jefferson City, with second-degree murder and burglary in an apparent drug deal that resulted in Nichols' death.

  • Nobel Prize winner talks about his life beyond science Posted on 10 December 2018 at 8:13pm

    COLUMBIA - Nobel Prize winner George P. Smith, a retired professor, says he lives a rather humble life beyond the spotlight of the world's most prestigious award. 

    "Every day is kind of like a weekend,"  he said. "There's a lot of sitting at my computer reading, reading newspapers, reading books, although, I tend to leave books on the computer."

  • Buyers beware: higher number of scams during holiday period Posted on 10 December 2018 at 2:04pm

    COLUMBIA - The holiday period is a busy time for scams targeting shoppers, according to Michelle Gleba, Regional Director for the Better Business Bureau.

    "These types of scams occur all throughout the year, but even more so during the holidays, because we probably let our guard down a little bit because we've got so many other things on our plate," Gleba said.

  • Massive tuba ensemble blasts its way into record book Posted on 10 December 2018 at 1:07pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A massive tuba ensemble has smashed a Guinness World Record in Kansas City and spread some Christmas cheer.

    KSHB-TV reports that 835 tuba players performed "Silent Night" on Friday at a downtown arena, setting a new Guinness World Records. The previous record of 502 tuba players in California in 2007.

  • Dr. George P. Smith officially receives Nobel Prize as MU celebrates Posted on 10 December 2018 at 12:18pm

    STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN- University of Missouri Professor Emeritus George Smith officially accepted his portion of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry Monday.

    Dr. Smith received a diploma and medal for his research on phage display in MU's biology labs from the King of Sweden during the ceremony.