• EmVP: Volunteers help clear a path to independent living Posted on 24 February 2020 at 10:33pm

    COLUMBIA - When snow falls in mid-Missouri, the sounds of shovels scraping across the driveway mean freedom to Larry Shinn.

    Shinn became disabled after a car accident and struggles with mobility. But thanks to Services for Independent Living, he doesn’t have to worry about being trapped at home after a snow storm.

  • Prosecutor deems December police shooting justified under Missouri law Posted on 24 February 2020 at 5:51pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Stephen Sokoloff, a Missouri special prosecutor, has completed his investigation into the Fulton police shooting death of Cody McCaulou and has deemed the shooting justified under Missouri law.

    Sokoloff found that the officer involved had a "reasonable apprehension of immediate serious physical injury or death from the acts of the suspect," who was killed on Dec. 30, 2019. Per Sokoloff's letter to Judge Carol England, McCaulou was accelerating his vehicle directly toward the officer at a distance of less than 6 feet at the time the officer fired his weapon.

  • Columbia Police to investigate collision involving patrol vehicle [embedded content] Posted on 24 February 2020 at 5:27pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is investigating an incident in which a Columbia Police patrol vehicle was struck by another vehicle on U.S. Hwy 63, between the intersection of E. Broadway and Stadium Drive, on Feb. 24 at approximately 12:30 a.m.

    The other vehicle, a Pontiac Vibe driven by Kylie Rochel Shepherd, 25, of Kaiser, Missouri, caught on fire following impact. The two officers in the patrol car were able to help remove Shepherd from the burning vehicle, and the Columbia Fire Department arrived at approximately 12:39 a.m. to extinguish the fire, which they did.

  • Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers Posted on 24 February 2020 at 4:35pm

    (CNN) -- Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin's law school class to tell them about the parts of their life that would be examined to determine if they were qualified to become lawyers. Along with questions about speeding tickets, academic history, and violations of law, he told them, prospective lawyers would need to open up about their mental health, including any diagnosed conditions.

    Justin, the first person in his family to attend college, had always dreamed of going to law school and becoming a public defender.

  • UPDATE: Man charged with assault in post office incident Posted on 24 February 2020 at 4:26pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man after a stabbing by the Columbia Post Office on Monday.

    Police arrested Eddie Linzie, 43, of Columbia, for assault and armed criminal action. Linzie is in custody at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

  • Bills would give voting rights back to former prisoners Posted on 24 February 2020 at 10:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - In the state of Missouri, incarcerated or formerly incarcerated residents are unable to vote. 

    There is a movement to give those voting rights back.

  • Student athletes would see compensation under new bill Posted on 24 February 2020 at 3:38pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A new Missouri House bill would prohibit organizations like the NCAA from preventing student-athletes from receiving compensation for their name, image, likeness, or athletic reputation, and would allow them to get representation for themselves. 

    The bill's sponsor said it's not necessarily paying players, but allowing them to profit off themselves, when schools and the NCAA already profit off of athletes.

  • COU airport plans flights to Charlotte after receiving grant Posted on 24 February 2020 at 3:19pm

    COLUMBIA – The city's big plans for Columbia Regional Airport (COU) got a shot in the arm Friday with the announcement of a grant.

    The $800,000 grant aims to help the city open up air service to Charlotte, NC. COU was one of 18 recipients to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Small Community Air Service Development Program (SCASDP).

  • Lawmakers try again to pass prescription drug monitoring program Posted on 24 February 2020 at 1:02pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri lawmakers will once again try to pass a bill to create a statewide prescription drug monitoring program.

    HB 1693, which is a bipartisan bill with co-sponsors from both major parties, would create a statewide program designed to monitor prescribing and dispensing all schedule II, III, IV drugs by doctors. The bill went before a Senate committee hearing Monday.

  • A Brighter Tomorrow - Anxiety Posted on 24 February 2020 at 12:28pm

    Anxiety is your body's reaction to stress. According to the American Psychiatric Association, anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental disorder, affecting nearly 30% of adults at some point in their lives. However, women are more likely than men to have an anxiety disorder.  

    There are several types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder.