• 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.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • City Council might decide Medical Marijuana regulations Monday Posted on 19 August 2019 at 12:57pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council is expected to vote on plans establishing medical marijuana business licenses at Monday night's city council meeting.

    Gail Plemmons, who has stage four liver cancer, said the ability to use medical marijuana will help her deal with the symptoms and take her off a blood thinner. 

  • 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.