Suit: Catholic school fired unwed teacher for being pregnant
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 11:15am
KANSAS CITY — A former teacher at a Catholic school in Kansas City alleges in a lawsuit that she was fired because she was pregnant and unmarried.
The Kansas City Star reports that a jury trial is scheduled to begin Monday in Michelle Bolen's lawsuit against the principal of St. Therese Catholic elementary school and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
FEMA disaster relief center in Cole County closes
Posted on 20 August 2019 at 4:04am
JEFFERSON CITY - The Cole County FEMA Disaster Relief Center in Jefferson City is wrapping up operations on Tuesday, but help will still be available for those who need it.
The center was created after storms, a tornado and flooding ravaged the area in spring and early summer.
DHSS extends medical marijuana deadline, applications flood in
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 8:37pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Department of Health and Senior Services received over 2,100 medical marijuana facility applications by the deadline.
The department had extended the deadline to Wednesday. DHSS said it received over 800 applications in the last 24 hours before the window closed.
Lucky's Market hosts Impact Day, benefits Buddy Pack Program
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 7:26pm
COLUMBIA - Going grocery shopping Tuesday could impact more than just your own home. Lucky's Market and The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri have joined forces to help provide food to low-income families.
Every month, Lucky's Market partners with a local organization and donates a portion of its sales for a cause. As part of Impact Day, 10% of the store's total sales will assist the food bank's mission to provide Buddy Packs for schools within Boone County.
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.
In a board of trustees meeting on Monday afternoon, the board’s President Brian Neuner said being independent would create “flexibility to partner with local physicians and other healthcare providers to better address patients’ needs.”
UPDATE: Columbia city council approves brighter lights downtown
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 2:54pm
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is approved 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.
UPDATE: Inmate found unconscious after walking away from Missouri State Fair
Posted on 19 August 2019 at 2:12pm
SEDALIA - A Tipton Correctional Center inmate was found unconscious Monday night near Sedalia. Earlier that day, he had walked away from the Missouri State Fairgrounds while on work release, according to the Missouri Department of Corrections.
The corrections department said 34-year-old Shannon Dewayne 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.