• Jefferson City Public Schools to receive $1.5 million for road construction Posted on 11 December 2018 at 8:30am

    JEFFERSON CITY - The agreement between the Jefferson City School District and the city will reimburse the school district up to $1.5 million for the construction of a road near Capitol City High School.

    If the school district doesn’t use all $1.5 million then they will receive whatever is left over to use on additional improvements.

  • No one hurt after residential fire in north Columbia Posted on 11 December 2018 at 4:16am

    COLUMBIA - Firefighters responded to a residential structure fire overnight.

    The blaze started around 11:49 p.m. Monday. The fire began in the garage because of "smoking plastic," Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen said.

  • Large Jefferson City crowd questions potential health care merger Posted on 10 December 2018 at 9:08pm

    JEFFERSON CITY -  More than 100 people gathered in Jefferson City Monday to learn more about the planned health care merger between MU Health Care and St. Louis-based SSM Health.

    The merger was announced in August by the two health care companies, and Monday was the first of three meetings intended to inform the community of this plan.

  • 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. 

  • CPS students speak up about possible redistricting Posted on 10 December 2018 at 9:30pm

    COLUMBIA - Some students are starting to voice their opinions about possible redistricting of a new middle school. 

    CPS school board met Monday with attendance area updates about the new Southwest Middle School. Options of maps will be shown Dec. 20, and the recommended boundaries will be announced Feb. 11.  

  • 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.