MU partners with Veterans' Affairs to help veterans turned students
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 4:40pm
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri and the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital announced and signed a partnership to help more than 285 students at the university who served in the armed forces.
The collaboration between the two, the Mizzou Veterans Wellness Center, will offer counseling services, mental health resources and community programs to student veterans, veteran faculty and staff, as well as their families.
Jefferson City Airport terminal could face demolition
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 3:08pm
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Jefferson City Memorial Airport could face demolition after suffering major flood damages.
Airport officials are expecting a visit from the Federal Aviation Association Thursday to discuss future plans.
Boone Hospital opts for independent operation in future
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 3:03pm
COLUMBIA - The Boone Hospital Board of Trustees announced Monday that the hospital will pursue independent operations beginning in late 2020. The other option for the hospital’s future, announced in January 2019, was to enter a partnership with a national healthcare provider.
According to a letter from the board, remaining independent would give the hospital “flexibility to partner with local physicians and other healthcare providers to better address patients’ needs.”
Columbia considering brighter lights downtown
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 2:54pm
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is considering a plan that would put brighter lights in the city's downtown area. The city is partnering with the Downtown Community Improvement District to replace current streetlights in the downtown area.
The project will cost $300,000, according to The District. The city will pay $270,000 of that amount and the district will pay the $30,000 balance.
MU Residential Life deals with the student overflow [embedded content]
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 1:29pm
COLUMBIA - More than 5,000 freshmen began classes at the University of Missouri on Monday.
According to the MU News Bureau, the freshman class increased by more than 16% compared to last year, marking the second year in a row the university has experienced double-digit percentage freshmen enrollment growth.
Inmate walks away while working at Missouri State Fair
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 2:12pm
SEDALIA - An Tipton Correctional Center inmate on work release at the Missouri State Fairgrounds walked away from the work site early Monday morning, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
The department said 34-year-old Shannon Dwayne Watts walked away around 12:45 a.m. Corrections officials, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and local law enforcement finished their search of the fairgrounds at 6:15 a.m. and did not find him. The agencies are continuing to search for Watts.
First of two trials for Columbia man begins Monday
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 11:10am
COLUMBIA - The first of two trials involving a Columbia man begins with jury selection on Monday.
Mehrdad Fotoohighiam, 64, faces charges of arson, attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. Monday's trial is over the arson charge; Fotoohighiam will be tried on the other charges at a later date.
Police investigate two overnight crimes in Jefferson City
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 11:00am
JEFFERSON CITY - Police are investigating two separate and unrelated incidents involving gunfire from Sunday night and early Monday.
The first incident happened on Adams Street shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, where police said a fight led to someone shooting a gun. No one was hurt and no property damage was reported.
16-year-old is latest young shooting victim in St. Louis
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 8:40am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old aspiring football player has been killed and an 18-year-old wounded in a St. Louis shooting.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened early Sunday in the Carr Square neighborhood in the northern part of the city. Family members say the slain teen was Jason Eberhart Jr. He is the 11th child or teenager fatally shot in St. Louis city this summer.
Waynesville man struck by boat propeller on Lake of the Ozarks
Posted on 18 August 2019 at 7:49pm
COLUMBIA — One man was transported to University Hospital after a boating accident Saturday night.
Cody Vaughn, 22, was ejected from a boat after the driver lost steering control due to a mechanical failure, according to a Missouri State Highway patrol incident report. Vaughn was then struck by the boat's propeller.