• Mexico businesses paint the town purple to raise domestic violence awareness Posted on 18 October 2018 at 7:02pm

    MEXICO - October is domestic violence awareness month and businesses across Mexico are showing their support for survivors by decorating their storefronts with purple doors.

    Peggy Payne, the executive director of Our Safe Place, a non-profit organization aiming to end domestic and sexual violence, said her staff came up with the idea in September.

  • LIVE BLOG: McCaskill-Hawley debate Posted on 18 October 2018 at 6:43pm

    ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, are hoping for a debate win tonight to shift the meter clearly in their direction. The debate is live streaming on KOMU.com.

    Polls compiled buy FiveThirtyEight shows everything from a dead heat to Hawley leading by three points. Real Clear Politics' average of polls puts the difference between the two at just half a percent.

  • Latest: Water park 'respects' verdict in waterslide death Posted on 18 October 2018 at 6:09pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local):

    4:45 p.m.

  • Governor and Mayor applaud new Columbia hospital Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:42pm

    COLUMBIA - Hundreds of people gathered for the grand opening of CenterPointe Hospital on International Drive Thursday.

    Governor Mike Parson and Mayor Brian Treece were among those who celebrated the facility with a ribbon cutting. 

  • Primary care physicians advise against millennials preference of walk-in clinics Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:38pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The influence of lower prices and convenience are affecting the way millennials approach primary care, according to a 2017 study conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. 

    The study finds that the now largest living adult generation, comprised of anyone born between 1981 and 1996, is more than twice as likely as Baby Boomers to use a walk-in clinic. These numbers have similar findings to the 2018 survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which found that 45 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 do not have a primary care physician. 

  • MU honors Nobel Prize Professor with bike space Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:30pm

    COLUMBIA - MU honored Dr. George Smith, the first Nobel Prize winner in university history, with a reserved space to park his bike Thursday.

    "There is a tradition on some campuses, apparently, that Nobel Laureates receive lifelong free parking. That is not a tradition that works well for us because we have a very special Nobel Laureate," Pat Okker, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said.

  • Man arrested after police find five large bags of marijuana Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:08pm

    MOBERLY - Police arrested a man Wednesday after a search warrant led to finding five gallon-sized bags of marijuana.

    Officers carried out a search warrant at a home in 1200 block of Fisk Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Police also found drug paraphernalia.

  • MO House candidates talk disability-related issues at public forum Posted on 18 October 2018 at 3:00pm

    COLUMBIA - State House of Representative candidates talked public transportation and education, amongst other things, at a disability issues forum Thursday. 

    Candidates in attendance were: 

  • Columbia man arrested, suspect still at large after home invasion Posted on 18 October 2018 at 2:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Officers have arrested one man after a home invasion Wednesday night, but are still looking for a second suspect.

    Police responded to West North Cedar Lake Dr. at 10:41 p.m. after the victims said two men with guns forced their way into the home and stole some property.

  • Testimony concludes in trial of workers in waterslide death Posted on 18 October 2018 at 1:39pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Jurors on Thursday began deliberating the case of two Kansas water park maintenance workers accused of impeding the investigation into the death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated on a waterslide in August 2016.

    David Hughes and John Zalsman are charged with obstruction of justice.