Emergency crews respond to numerous crashes on slick roads [embedded content]
Posted on 26 February 2020 at 8:50am
COLUMBIA - Emergency responders have reported more than a dozen crashes or other traffic incidents related to slick roads Wednesday morning.
One crash happened on the I-70 bridge over the Missouri River at Rocheport at around 6:40 a.m. That crash scene has still not cleared.
Sanders faces attacks in Democrats' debate-stage clash [embedded content]
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 9:20pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Bernie Sanders faced a torrent of attacks Tuesday night during a raucous debate that tested the Democratic front-runner's strength in what could be several candidates' final prime-time opportunity to change the direction of the 2020 nomination fight.
Mike Bloomberg seized on reports that Russia was interfering in the 2020 presidential election to help Sanders. Joe Biden attacked Sanders for considering launching a primary challenge against former President Barack Obama. And Even Sanders' ideological ally, Elizabeth Warren, said she’d be a better president than the Vermont senator.
Heroes Outreach Program providing help to veterans
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 9:10pm
JEFFERSON CITY - One group of former service men and women is making a difference across the state providing help to veterans.
Heroes Outreach Program, which began in 2016, is hosting meetings in four towns where veterans can speak about their experiences, eat free food and reconnect with other veterans. The towns currently hosting meetings are Jefferson City, California, Eldon and Camdenton.
Upgrades to help prevent power outages during storms in Jefferson City
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 7:45pm
JEFFERSON CITY - New technology installed by Ameren could provide more responsive service if severe weather comes to Jefferson City.
The company upgraded its power grid in the city by installing new smart grid technology. The new system is underground and was installed throughout downtown.
Columbia neighborhood watch still relevant in reducing crime
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 6:51pm
COLUMBIA - Columbia neighborhood watch is still relevant despite social media and sites like Nextdoor.
Neighborhood watch programs encourage residents to get trained, informed and communicate with one another to prevent crime in their community. Columbia Neighborhood Watch has been around since the 1970s and is partnered with the Columbia Police Department.
A new restaurant takes part in American Cancer Society's "Stick a Fork in Cancer"
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 6:34pm
HOLTS SUMMIT - The American Cancer Society's annual "Stick a Fork in Cancer" campaign welcomes a new restaurant. BluTaco joins 1851 Underground Tap & Grill and Playhouse Bistro as a part of the profit-share project. Each restaurant signs on to donate a portion of their profits to the American Cancer Society.
Callaway County has hosted "Stick a Fork in Cancer" since 2016.
Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe files to run for election
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 6:12pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe today filed to run for election in 2020.
Kehoe has served as Missouri’s 48th Lt. Governor since June 2018, after serving two terms in the State Senate where he was elected in 2010 and 2014.
City of Columbia prepares for possible snow and slickness
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 5:54pm
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia Public Works plow crews are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, to prepare for possible snow and slickness Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for mid-Missouri. There is currently a chance for two inches of snow accumulation overnight.
Bill requires parents be notified about sexual orientation discussion in schools
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 4:25pm
JEFFERSON CITY— Tuesday at the Missouri State Capitol, representatives heard testimony from people in regards to a house bill that could potentially change the conversations around sexual orientation and gender identification in public and charter schools.
Representative Chuck Bayse, R-Rocheport, is sponsoring House Bill 1565, which would require parents in public school districts to be notified when human sexuality is being discussed. It would include any discussion around gender identity or sexual orientation.
Galloway and Parson file for governor's race, disagree on Medicaid
Posted on 25 February 2020 at 3:26pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson and Auditor Nicole Galloway filed to run for governor on Tuesday.
It was the first day of filing for candidates to be on the August 4 primary election ballot.