• Columbia police investigate shots fired incident Posted on 16 October 2018 at 11:03pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department investigated a shots heard call on Tuesday evening.

    The incident happened at the intersection of Clarkson and Burnam roads.

  • Medicine-first method introduced to help opioid use disorder Posted on 16 October 2018 at 7:40pm

    COLUMBIA – Burrell Behavioral Health introduced a medicine-first approach to its facilities in Missouri’s central region to help clients with an opioid use disorder.

    The motivation to switch to this method is due to the opioid crisis prevalent in Missouri, said Carisa Kessler, the director of crisis services for Burrell Behavioral Health’s central region.

  • Columbia woman leads efforts to help recovery in Florida Posted on 16 October 2018 at 7:40pm

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia woman will be collecting items to transport down to Florida in order to help the recovery efforts. 

    Kendra Warlow said her love of the ocean and the beach sent her to Florida many times for vacations. During her visits there she gained friends near and around Panama City. 

  • Missouri releases new bicentennial vehicle license plates Posted on 16 October 2018 at 6:48pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri vehicle owners will be getting new red, white and blue license plates to commemorate the state's upcoming bicentennial.

    The new plates will be distributed as people renew their licenses over the next couple of years. The goal is to have them all in place before the state's 200th anniversary in 2021.

  • Man tricks Sedalia children into sending nude photos Posted on 16 October 2018 at 5:21pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – A New York man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to two counts of attempting to produce child pornography. Three of his victims are from Sedalia.

    According to a news release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Brandon David Cuddihe, 31, admitted to creating a falsified Facebook account and pretending to be 14-year-old “Hannah Richards.”

  • Hawley and McCaskill, wide financial gap but race still close Posted on 16 October 2018 at 7:20pm

    COLUMBIA - Despite a wide gap in their campaign finances, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley remain locked in a dead heat in the final three weeks before the November election.

    The latest polls have McCaskill and Hawley neck and neck, but their campaign finances would tell a different story.

  • Hickman assistant principal sues CPS for discrimination Posted on 16 October 2018 at 4:23pm

    COLUMBIA - Jerome Sally, a Hickman High School assistant principal, is suing Columbia Public Schools as a result of "systemic discrimination" throughout his employment.

    Sally's is the fourth discrimination lawsuit against CPS since August 2017.

  • Voter calls Prop D advertisement misleading, Lt. Governor says it's not Posted on 16 October 2018 at 2:28pm

    COLUMBIA - Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe made a stop in Columbia Tuesday to campaign for Proposition D, the gas tax meant to improve highway safety. 

    One woman claims she was misled by the campaign for Prop D. 

  • Manager of Royal Inn calls the damaged building "habitable" Posted on 16 October 2018 at 2:25pm

    COLUMBIA - A Royal Inn manager said Tuesday the maintenance team was beginning renovations when the building's second-floor walkway came crumbling down Monday. 

    One of the motel's managers said the building as a whole was in "fine" condition when the walkway started to fall apart above a renter's door. 

  • Kenneth Suttner wrongful death lawsuit sent back to circuit court Posted on 16 October 2018 at 2:01pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A federal judge sent the lawsuit over Kenneth Suttner's death back to circuit court on Friday after granting a motion to dismiss from the Howard County R-II school district.

    Angela Suttner, Kenneth's mother, filed the lawsuit in July, a year and a half after her son committed suicide. Angela Suttner said in her lawsuit Kenneth's death came as a result of bullying at school, including by district employees, because of his mental and physical disabilities. She also said the district didn't do enough to stop bullying against Kenneth or others.