• Lighting repairs to take place on a Jefferson City bridge Posted on 18 February 2020 at 3:59pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - One lane of U.S. Route 54 in Jefferson City will be closed on Feb. 20.

    Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be working to fix lighting along the roadway, causing a closure of the eastbound lane from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Moms Demand Action hold advocacy day at Missouri Capitol Posted on 18 February 2020 at 3:48pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Hundreds of Moms Demand Action members flooded the Missouri Capitol today wearing red in support of legislation protecting victims of gun violence. The group's annual Advocacy Day comes just a week after National Gun Violence Survivors week.

    Members spoke with lawmakers throughout the day about what they call "common sense legislation." Speakers stressed the importance of House Bill 2131 and Senate Bill 563 - both of which, if passed by state law, would prohibit individuals from obtaining firearms due to domestic violence protection orders.

  • Jefferson City man admitted to multiple arson attempts Posted on 18 February 2020 at 3:39pm

    MARIES COUNTY - Gary Martin Traver's Jr., the man recently arrested for an arson that injured six Vienna fireman in August of last year, admitted to starting that fire, according to a probable cause statement.

    A woman who spoke with Travers 10 days after he committed the crime said that he told her he set the fire at the residence located at 13170 Highway 28 West, Vienna, Missouri.

  • Cole County bomb threat cleared Posted on 18 February 2020 at 2:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A bomb threat to the Cole County courthouse Tuesday morning caused both the courthouse and annex to be evacuated, County Commissioner Sam Bushman said.

    He said the threat seemed credible, so he chose to be cautious and evacuated the courthouse and annex for over an hour.

  • Boone County Commission asks lawmakers for rental regulations Posted on 18 February 2020 at 1:48pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — If you rent in the City of Columbia, you might have better living conditions than some people who live in Boone County.

    Currently, landlords in the City of Columbia are required by law to protect tenants from inappropriate living conditions. Renters must have access to basic security, water, sewer, electrical and heat services. 

  • Ashland Police Chief recently proposed new employment contract Posted on 18 February 2020 at 1:21pm

    ASHLAND - Ashland City Administrator Tony St. Romaine received a proposed new employment contract from Ashland Chief of Police Lyn Woolford roughly 2 weeks ago, according to a press release.

    Woolford is currently on paid administrative leave for unknown reasons and has recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Ashland and its mayor.

  • Greitens 2020? Could former Gov. Greitens run for governor again? Posted on 18 February 2020 at 1:17pm

    COLUMBIA - Free from the burden of a Missouri Ethics Commission investigation, could former Governor Eric Greitens be gearing up to make another run for governor in 2020?

    While rumors have been going around Jefferson City for months, they were escalated following the commission's announcement on Thursday it was fining Greitens $178,000 for campaign finance violations.

  • Legal deadline in Missouri abortion license case pushed back Posted on 18 February 2020 at 11:42am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A decision on whether Missouri’s only abortion clinic can keep its license will be pushed back a little further.

    The Missouri Administrative Hearing Commission on Tuesday agreed to the state health department’s request for an extension until March 16 to file written briefs. The previous deadline was Feb. 28.

    It isn’t clear when the hearing commissioner will rule after receiving the written briefs. The case was also the subject of a hearing in October.

  • Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits Posted on 18 February 2020 at 8:16am

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces a barrage of new sex-abuse lawsuits.

    The filing Tuesday in Wilmington, Delaware, is an attempt to work out a potentially mammoth compensation plan for abuse victims that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. It could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen.  

  • Decline in mental health among college students Posted on 17 February 2020 at 8:45pm

    A new study shows a substantial number of young adults are starting college feeling depressed or anxious.

    The study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology shows about a third of first-year college students worldwide say they feel anxious, feel depressed or have some other kind of mood disorder. Depression and anxiety were most common, as well as panic issues.