• 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.

  • 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. 

  • Vaping trends switch during investigation into Juul Labs advertising Posted on 25 February 2020 at 2:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri joined 38 other states in an investigation into Juul Labs on Tuesday. Those states are looking into the marketing and sale of Juul targeting youth consumers.

    Candace Day works at Lucid Visions, an alternative smoke shop in downtown Columbia. 

  • Columbia College lays off 49 employees nationwide, 25 in Columbia Posted on 25 February 2020 at 1:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia College announced Tuesday it is laying off 49 employees across the nation, including 25 at its Columbia campus.

    In a press release, school president Scott Dalrymple said it was due to a stronger economy.