• West-Ash able to "preserve neighborhood character" for second time. Posted on 17 October 2018 at 7:33pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council approved a request on Monday to change the zoning of nearly 50 properties in the West-Ash neighborhood to single-family residences.

    Clint Smith, a senior planner for the city's Community Development Department, said the zoning change will impact property development.

  • One dead in Callaway County helicopter crash Posted on 17 October 2018 at 5:58pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - One person was killed in a helicopter crash east of Fulton, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office. 

    Deputies were called to a crash near County Road 101 and County Road 108 On Wedensday at 2:28 p.m.  Several witnesses told the deputies they saw a helicopter in distress. 

  • Sophie Cunningham earns preseason accolades Posted on 17 October 2018 at 5:22pm

    COLUMBIA - On Tuesday, the Southeastern Conference picked the Missouri women's basketball team to finish fifth in the 2018-19 SEC preseason media poll.

    Senior Sophie Cunningham was one of seven players chosen to the preseason All-SEC team.

  • Jontay Porter earns preseason honors, Missouri Basketball picked 9th in SEC media preseason poll Posted on 17 October 2018 at 4:58pm

    COLUMBIA - On Wednesday, Missouri men’s basketball player Jontay Porter was selected Preseason Second Team All-SEC by the Southeastern Conference media.

    Porter, who plays forward for the Tigers, will be entering his sophomore year with the program.

  • Owner of collapsing Jefferson City building sues neighbor Posted on 17 October 2018 at 4:47pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- Andy Neidert's building on the corner of East High Street and Madison Street has been collapsing and held up by beams since June.

    He filed a lawsuit against his neighboring building, owned by Carol and Ruben Weiberg. The lawsuit is based on an agreement from 1898, which protects the owner of 200 East High Street, Neidert's exact location, if it becomes "condemned."

  • Former Missourian experiences Hurricane Michael's "catastrophic" aftermath Posted on 17 October 2018 at 4:41pm

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. - A former Missouri woman, now living in Florida's panhandle, said Wednesday she is experiencing the "catastrophic" aftermath of Hurricane Michael.  Even though Missouri is hundreds of miles from where the hurricane slammed into Florida's gulf coast one week ago, she said there are ways Missourians can help out those in the panhandle. 

    "It looks like a war zone," Michaela Hunter said. "It looks like an atomic bomb went off. Nothing is intact on either sides of the road," she said. 

  • McCaskill's campaign office responds to new video from Project Veritas Posted on 17 October 2018 at 4:24pm

    COLUMBIA - Claire McCaskill's office has responded to a investigative piece by Project Veritas,which focuses on her campaign office.

    Project Veritas is a right-leaning group that sends people undercover to record campaign staffers on controversial issues. Its mission statement says its investigations reveal waste, fraud, abuse, corruption, dishonesty and other misconduct.

  • She blocked a black neighbor from entering their St. Louis building. Then she got fired Posted on 17 October 2018 at 4:23pm

     (CNN) -- A white woman has been fired after video emerged of her confronting and blocking the entry of a black neighbor at a St. Louis apartment complex.

    "Please move, miss," the black resident, D'Arreion Toles, is heard telling the woman on viral cell phone video he recorded late Friday as she blocked him from entering the downtown loft complex where they both live, CNN affiliate KMOV reported.

  • Jefferson City man leads effort to bring voters to the polls Posted on 17 October 2018 at 3:58pm

    JEFFERSON CITY – Robert Pinhero created a GoFundMe page and is recruiting drivers to help get voters without a car to the polls on November 6.

    Pinhero's initiative came after the Public Works and Planning Committee denied a proposal, which came from riders' requests, to offer free rides on election day.

  • Cole County fire district seeks tax increase Posted on 17 October 2018 at 3:38pm

    Cole County – From oil-dripping trucks to ones without seatbelts, Cole County Fire District officials say there's a pressing need for voters to pass a 27-cent real estate tax increase in the Nov. 6 election.

    The fire district wants to use the money get rid of their aging equipment like trucks, two of which are between 40 and 50 years old. The National Fire Protection Association says front line fire engines have a life expectancy of seven years, according to Cole County Fire Protection District officials.