• Veterans find sense of freedom behind bars Posted on 14 November 2018 at 10:33pm

    MOBERLY - Veterans at Moberly Correctional Center say a program designed to reconnect former servicemen to their military values has far exceeded their expectations.

    The Missouri Veterans Project began 18 months ago.

  • Doctor: Medicinal marijuana viable alternative for opioids Posted on 14 November 2018 at 7:39pm

    COLUMBIA - Medical marijuana may play a part in the reduction of opioid usage, supporters say.

    According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, one out of every 65 deaths last year was due to an opioid overdose.

  • Mental health advocate visits 7 Columbia schools to spread awareness Posted on 14 November 2018 at 7:15pm

    COLUMBIA - Mike Veny experienced trouble with mental health throughout his childhood. Instead of letting his negative past consume him, he decided to help other children by spreading mental health awareness.

    Veny is touring Columbia to engage with young people on mental health stigma, visiting seven schools and doing drumming workshops this week.

  • Mario McKinney and Tray Jackson sign letters of intent Posted on 14 November 2018 at 6:57pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tiger basketball team added a couple of new faces on Wednesday.

    Versatile forward Tray Jackson and power guard Mario McKinney, both a part of the 2019 recruiting class, signed their National Letters of Intent to play and go to school at the University of Missouri.

  • Group upset after police community outreach units dissolved Posted on 14 November 2018 at 6:41pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department recently announced their decision to end its Community Outreach Unit and some citizens are upset.

    The department plans to form a new resource unit to replace the Community Outreach Unit. It will be made up of eight officers and two sergeants who will each be assigned a beat.

  • Missouri Tiger football team will hit the road for final time this season Posted on 14 November 2018 at 6:17pm

    COLUMBIA - Prior to week 10, the Missouri Tiger football team remained winless in the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Fast forward to week 13 and the Tigers are looking for their third consecutive conference win.

    After blowing out then No. 11 Florida in Gainesville, 38-17 and just slipping by Vanderbilt last Saturday, 33-28, Missouri will head to Knoxville on Saturday to clash with Tennessee.

  • Garden City lays off entire police department Posted on 14 November 2018 at 6:00pm

    GARDEN CITY - An entire police department is out of a job Wednesday morning without notice.

    According to the Garden City Police Department Facebook page, the Mayor and Council "shuttered" the department.

  • Some international students feel unwelcomed in the U.S., including at MU Posted on 14 November 2018 at 2:54pm

    COLUMBIA – A new report from the Institute of International Education (IIE) found a decrease in the number of new international students coming to college in the United States. 
    According to a press release, the 2018 'Open Doors Report' on International Educational Exchange found that, "new student enrollments fell by 6.6 percent in 2017/18, corroborating findings from the 2017 fall enrollment survey and continuing a slowing or downward trend first observed in the 2015/16 academic year."
    However, the United States continues to be the top host of international students around the world, the press release said. 
    In mid-Missouri, the international student enrollment at MU has declined for the past three years. 
    That number was 1,815 this fall, compared to 2,064 in 2017 and 2,349 in 2016.

    Kemi Omotayo is a graduate international student from Nigeria at MU. She is studying language teaching with an emphasis in French. 

    She says she feels welcomed at the Department of Roman Languages and Literatures. 

  • Computer system tracks and shares Boone County hate crimes Posted on 14 November 2018 at 2:40pm

    BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Sheriff’s Department has been working on a new computer system to better report hate crimes to the FBI.

    The system will take information from all of Boone County, including Columbia Police Department, University of Missouri Police, Ashland, Hallsville and Centralia Police Departments and put it all in to one system. Detective Tom O’Sullivan said this will make things easier.

  • Police raid businesses, charge man in connection to string of K2 overdoses Posted on 14 November 2018 at 2:32pm

    COLUMBIA – Two people were taken into custody Wednesday in a case stemming from a string of overdoses involving synthetic marijuana, known as K2.

    Michael McTye, 45, of Columbia, is charge with manufacturing and distribution of synthetic cannabinoids. The name of the other suspect was not immediately available.