Ex-husband of missing Columbia woman extradited to Boone County
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 10:28pm
COLUMBIA - The man who allegedly killed a woman who has been missing since 2006 arrived in Boone County Tuesday evening.
According to a press release from the Columbia Police Department, Keith Comfort went to police in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin earlier this month and made statements implicating himself in the death of Megan Nicole Shultz.
One person hurt in fire at Camdenton auto shop [embedded content]
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 10:07pm
CAMDENTON - One person has minor burns after a fire Tuesday evening at an auto shop in Camdenton.
According to KY3, the fire started just before 7 p.m. at the A-1 Thomas Auto Repair shop on Business Route 5.
Columbia city council approves medical marijuana amendments
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 7:40pm
COLUMBIA - Businesses who are applying for their medical marijuana licenses in Columbia are one step closer after Monday night's city council meeting.
The council voted to approve multiple amendments to their existing medical marijuana regulations.
Jefferson City prepares to open new high school
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 6:45pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Construction crews are continuing to work on both Jefferson City public high schools in preparation for classes starting next week.
Since June 2018, crews have been building Capital City High School, which will be the second public high school in Jefferson City.
UPDATE: Arson suspects questioned after fire injuring firefighters
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 4:59pm
VIENNA - Multiple suspects are currently being questioned after officials said someone intentionally started the house fire leading to an explosion that injured six firefighters last week.
In a news release Tuesday, the Maries County Sheriff's Office said investigators determined the fire was intentionally set last Friday.
Jefferson City resident reacts to FEMA recovery center closing
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 4:51pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The FEMA recovery center for Cole County closed its doors Tuesday.
The center helped hundreds of people after flooding and an EF-3 tornado ravaged the area in May.
Missouri cites economy, eligibility checks for Medicaid drop
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 4:39pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — State officials say an improving economy is one of several factors that led to close to 90,000 children being dropped from Missouri's Medicaid health insurance program.
Acting Social Services Director Jennifer Tidball in a Monday letter to lawmakers sought to explain why those children and 23,000 adults lost coverage in the past year.
Energy providers tackle obstacles to renewable energy
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 3:09pm
COLUMBIA - An increased focus on climate change from legislature and activists has prompted utilities providers to implement renewable energies options. However, there are significant obstacles to be considered.
A major issue is the fact that Missouri consumers do not see the environment as a primary concern. Mark Birk, the Senior Vice President of customer operations for Ameren Missouri, said that customers have other priorities.
Truckers in Missouri want to outlaw self-driving trucks
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 2:47pm
JEFFERSON CITY- A group of Missouri protesters are taking a stand against self-driving trucks in the state.
Over 29 states have already passed legislation regulating autonomous vehicles, including neighboring Illinois. However, these states are not outlawing self-driving cars. They all have created a set code of regulations to monitor new technology in vehicles.
Lawsuit filed over CAFO legislation, restraining order in place
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 2:25pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A Cole County judge issued a restraining order Monday against Senate Bill 391, regarding regulation of concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs.
The bill is set to take effect August 28. It would restrict county commissions and county health departments from passing rules regarding CAFOs stricter than state regulations.