• Schmitt announces run to keep state attorney general seat Posted on 19 February 2020 at 11:13am

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced his candidacy to keep the seat Wednesday.

    Schmitt was appointed to the position in 2019 by Governor Parson after Josh Hawley was elected to the U.S. Senate. Schmitt was previously elected as the state's treasurer in 2016.

  • Equine therapy for a health mind and heart Posted on 19 February 2020 at 10:20am

    Loxahatchee, FL According to the national institute of mental health, nearly one in five people in the United States live with mental illness. 

    One organization in Florida is using horse therapy to help keep minds and hearts healthy. Patrick McNamara goes to the Dovecot Farm in Loxahatchee Groves before heading into the office. McNamara is the president and CEO of Palm Health Foundation; for him, it is a time for them to step away from his busy and stressful lives for self-care, by petting and talking to the horses. 

  • Arrest made in shooting of off-duty officer in Ferguson Posted on 18 February 2020 at 9:53pm

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The man suspected of shooting an off-duty police officer at a Walmart store in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is now in custody.

    Shortly after noon on Tuesday, St. Louis County investigators saw a black Mercedes Benz in Ferguson that matched the description of the vehicle the suspect may have been driving. The 20-year-old suspect was pulled over in nearby Jennings after a short pursuit. Police said he tried to run but was arrested a short time later.

  • Decoding Dyslexia Missouri hosting Hill Day 2020 on Wednesday Posted on 18 February 2020 at 8:50pm

    JEFFERSON CITY -  One Missouri advocacy group will show up in numbers to support its cause on Wednesday. 

    Decoding Dyslexia Missouri is a state group attempting to advocate awareness for dyslexia in the state, as well as how dyslexic students are taught in public schools. 

  • Court ruling threatens former inmate's freedom Posted on 18 February 2020 at 8:00pm

    COLUMBIA-- Lawyers for a Columbia businessman, Dimetrius Woods, are employing last ditch efforts to keep him out of prison. 

    In 2007, a judge sentenced Woods to 25 years in prison for a non-violent drug offense. At the time, Missouri state law allowed for a 'no parole provision', which meant that repeat drug offenders could be sentenced without the possibility of parole.

  • Plumrose USA to bring 200 jobs to Moberly Posted on 18 February 2020 at 7:56pm

    MOBERLY - People in Moberly are excited about the announcement Plumrose USA made Tuesday. The company is set to bring 200 jobs to the community with its new bacon facility.

    Moberly resident Paul Allaire said he thinks the company will be great for the economy. 

  • Boone County firemen save deer from pond Posted on 18 February 2020 at 6:21pm

    BOONE COUNTY - A deer was saved today at Lake Chapperal, north of Hallsville, by The Boone County Fire Protection District after falling through ice.

    It was rescued just after 9 a.m.

  • Columbia Police Chief issues statement on "Community Briefing" video Posted on 18 February 2020 at 6:06pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Chief Geoff Jones issued a statement on Tuesday about police transparency, following the release of a "Community Briefing" video on Monday.

    The 10-minute video addressed criticism and details of a fatal shooting that occurred on Feb. 2 outside Vibez Lounge. This was the first time CPD has published a video of this type.

  • 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.