• Judge gives ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen 3 years in prison Posted on 12 December 2018 at 12:42pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, who as President Donald Trump's personal lawyer and fixer once vowed he would "take a bullet" for his boss, was sentenced Wednesday to three years in prison for an array of crimes that included arranging the payment of hush money to two women that he says was done at the direction of Trump.

    The sentence was in line with what federal prosecutors asked for. Sentencing guidelines called for around four to five years behind bars, and prosecutors asked in court papers that Cohen be given only a slight break. He is ordered to surrender March 6.

  • Lincoln University student leader dies in off-campus incident Posted on 12 December 2018 at 12:22pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Lincoln University student died Tuesday night in an off campus incident.

    According to a news release from the university, university officials were made aware of an incident off campus that resulted in the death of student D'Angelo Bratton-Bland. Bratton-Bland was the current President of the Student Government Association. 

  • 2 children wounded after toddler finds gun in dad's backpack Posted on 12 December 2018 at 12:07pm

    PAGEDALE (AP) — Authorities say two children were wounded in suburban St. Louis after a toddler found a pistol in his father's backpack.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the toddler shot himself in the arm and his sleeping 7-year-old brother in the head with the same round Monday night in Pagedale. The toddler has been released from the hospital while the older boy is recovering from a skull fracture.

  • Jefferson City police investigating after person dies from gunshot wound Posted on 12 December 2018 at 10:17am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Police are investigating after a person died from a gunshot wound Tuesday night.

    Wednesday the Jefferson City Police Department confirmed the person who died was a Lincoln University student leader.

  • Columbia Missourians hours of service Posted on 12 December 2018 at 4:10am

    COLUMBIA- Volunteer hours for the City of Columbia are down from last year.

    In Columbia, volunteers served 39,204 hours in 2018, according to a report from the Office of Neighborhood Services.

  • KOPN to announce future plans to host Columbia's holiday parade Posted on 12 December 2018 at 4:29am

    COLUMBIA - Mayor Brian Treece and other special guests will meet Monday to announce the future of Columbia’s holiday parade with KOPN/89.5 FM as its host.

    The parade has been hosted by Jaycees Alumni and Friends for 38 years, and next year KOPN is taking over. General Manager of KOPN, Sean Spence, said the parade will not be too different from the years before, but there will be some new features.

  • Missouri's defensive end not charged with domestic assault Posted on 11 December 2018 at 9:24pm

    COLUMBIA - A second-degree domestic assault charge against Missouri Football defensive end Tre Williams will not be filed, according to the Columbia Missourian.

    The Missourian reports the paperwork ending the case is expected to be processed by either Tuesday night or Wednesday morning. 

  • New Esports team expected to attract more students to MU Posted on 11 December 2018 at 9:08pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri recently joined the ranks of many colleges across the country by starting up an official program centered around competitive video gaming.

    Mizzou is the first SEC school to launch an e-sports program, and the second Power Five Institution to follow suit. It is one of the largest schools to join the National Association of Collegiate Esports. The University will be creating a 5,000 square foot space in Center Hall for the competitive gamers.

  • Police to monitor Jefferson City bus driver after safety, speed concerns Posted on 11 December 2018 at 8:29pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - An investigation into a First Student bus concern has lead to an increased police presence in one Jefferson City area.

    Candra Powell created a post in a Facebook group telling parents to "take action" against First Student bus 70. Powell said she started noticed the driver speeding down Gateway Drive, her street, in the beginning of October.

  • Jefferson City finally gets new upgrades for fire safety Posted on 11 December 2018 at 8:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - After almost three years, Jefferson City now has new and improved fire trucks.

    Jefferson City Fire Department revealed its seven new fire trucks, which will last in the front lines for about a decade.