• Reuters: Johnson & Johnson knew about asbestos in its baby powder for decades Posted on 14 December 2018 at 12:46pm

    (CNN) -- Johnson & Johnson's (JNJ) stock fell as much as 11% on Friday — on track for its worst day since 2002 — after a Reuters report said the company knew for decades that asbestos was in its baby powder.

    The company has been grappling with lawsuits alleging some of its talcum powder products caused cancer. But the Reuters report cites documents and other evidence that indicate company executives, mine managers, scientists, doctors and lawyers knew about the problem and failed to disclose it to regulators or the public.

  • Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary Posted on 14 December 2018 at 12:39pm

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators.

    Teachers and students at the school were sent home for the day after the threat was called in around 9 a.m., and police did a sweep of the building. But they said they did not believe the threat was a credible. Authorities said it specifically referenced the anniversary.

  • Facebooks reveals bug exposed 6.8 million users' photos Posted on 14 December 2018 at 11:15am

    (CNN) -- Facebook announced on Friday that the social network had exposed the private photos of millions of users without their permission.

    The company said a bug recently allowed third-party app developers to access photos people may not have shared publicly. Facebook believes as many as 6.8 million users could be affected.

  • Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong Posted on 14 December 2018 at 10:44am

    (CNN) -- President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen said his former boss knew that having Cohen arranging payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump was wrong, and that he is "done being loyal" to Trump.

    Reiterating what he said in his guilty plea in August, Cohen told ABC News that Trump directed him to make the payments because Trump "was very concerned about how this would affect the election."

  • Study shows positive classroom climate can decrease suspensions Posted on 13 December 2018 at 11:10pm

    COLUMBIA - MU Professor Francis Huang wants schools to rethink suspensions and embrace a positive learning environment.

    Haung conducted a survey to see the overall relationship between student behaviors, the likelihood of suspensions and overall school climate.

  • Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested juvenile for making terrorist threat Posted on 13 December 2018 at 10:41pm

    NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo- The Callaway County Sheriff's Office arrested a New Bloomfield High School student Thursday for making a terrorist threat.

    According to a press release, the sheriff's office received information pertaining to a verbal threat of violence directed toward the New Bloomfield High School. The sheriff's office launched a criminal investigation into the threat.

  • MSHP finds 300 pounds of marijuana in SUV during traffic stop on I-70 Posted on 13 December 2018 at 10:09pm

    BOONVILLE- 301 pounds of marijuana were found in an SUV during a routine traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    Troop F of the MSHP made the traffic stop Thursday night on eastbound I-70 in Cooper County.

  • Bikes and helmets donated to columbia kids before the holidays Posted on 13 December 2018 at 8:15pm

    COLUMBIA- 20 bikes and helmets were donated to Columbia kids in time for the holiday season.  

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri and Academy Sports + Outdoors hosted the event Thursday afternoon at Horizons United Methodist Church.

  • Former CPS chief financial officer sentenced for receiving stolen property Posted on 13 December 2018 at 7:25pm

    COLUMBIA - The former chief financial officer for Columbia Public Schools was sentenced Thursday to five years probation.

    Anna Munson pleaded guilty in October to receiving stolen property back in April of 2015. 

  • 15-year-old charged in connection with November Jefferson City shooting Posted on 13 December 2018 at 7:07pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Jefferson City teen has been charged in connection with a November fatal shooting. 

    Bruce Thomas was charged with second-degree accessory to murder and first-degree burglary, the department announced in a news release Thursday.