• Versailles man arrested on child pornography charges Posted on 18 July 2019 at 8:47pm

    COLUMBIA — A Versailles man previously convicted of child molestation has been charged with possession of and promoting child pornography. 

    According to the state's court records database, Mylon Addis, 49, was taken into custody Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. The court found that he was a threat to the public's safety due to his criminal history and ordered him held without bond. 

  • Mizzou volleyball coaches Wayne and Susan Kreklow announce retirement Posted on 18 July 2019 at 7:49pm

    COLUMBIA - Wayne and Susan Kreklow announced Thursday night they will be retiring as coaches of Mizzou volleyball after 19 year careers. 

    Assistant coach Joshua Taylor will be promoted to interim head coach for the upcoming season.

  • NCAA hears Missouri's appeal Posted on 18 July 2019 at 7:49pm

    INDIANAPOLIS - The NCAA heard Missouri's appeal on Thursday after the school was handed a handful of penalties back in January for academic fraud.

    University of Missouri Chancellor Alexander Cartwright traveled to Indiana to make the appeal in front of the NCAA Appeals Committee. 

  • One year later: Branson community recalls duck boat tragedy Posted on 18 July 2019 at 6:01pm

    BRANSON - One year ago Friday, 17 were killed when a duck boat sank during a thunderstorm on Table Rock Lake. Now the community, tourists and company responsible are looking back. 

    "It's still on our mind as we're here," tourist Patricia Browne said.

  • Trucker charged in Indiana highway crash killing mom, 2 kids Posted on 18 July 2019 at 5:09pm

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors filed reckless homicide charges on Thursday against a Missouri semi driver for a highway construction zone crash in Indianapolis that killed a woman and her 18-month-old twin daughters.

    Documents filed by Marion County prosecutors say computer data from the truck driven by Bruce Pollard, 57, of Sturgeon, Missouri, show it was going 65 mph (105 kph) and didn't start braking until it slammed into the first of several vehicles slowed for the construction zone about noon Sunday.

  • FaceApp data tracking: how to protect yourself Posted on 18 July 2019 at 4:45pm

    COLUMBIA - The new AI face editing app FaceApp has become an instant hit with iPhone users. However, there are big consequences for using an application with advanced face analysis software.

    Wireless Lab, the Russian-based company that developed FaceApp, initially released the app in January 2017, but it only recently went viral. Within the past couple of days, dozens of celebrities have used the app and posted the results on different social media platforms. This has helped to create a lot of buzz for the app and the company.

  • Hot playground equipment could cause burns Posted on 18 July 2019 at 2:55pm

    COLUMBIA - An excessive heat warning is still in effect through Saturday and families should take precautions when playing on playgrounds. 

    Assistant Fire Chief Brad Fraizer said playground equipment can heat up fast.

  • Treasurer launches program to aid small business, farmers after disasters Posted on 18 July 2019 at 1:37pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick announced Thursday the creation of a new program to help small businesses and farmers after disasters hit.

    The Linked Deposits to Invest and Fund a Timely Recovery program, or "LIFT," will assist small business owners and farmers by providing expedited low-interest loans for people in FEMA-declared damaged areas. 

  • 35th Show-Me State Games starts Friday Posted on 18 July 2019 at 1:31pm

    COLUMBIA - The 35th anniversary of the annual Show-Me State Games kicks off Friday.

    Director, Dave Fox, said the main goal of the games is promote a healthy lifestyle.

  • House approves $15 minimum wage, Senate prospects are dim Posted on 18 July 2019 at 12:38pm

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats approved legislation Thursday to raise the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade, to $15 an hour, but the bill has almost no chance in the Republican-controlled Senate.

    Passage was assured after centrists won concessions for a slower phase-in, over six years instead of five. They also won assurances the pay hike could be halted midway if a study shows job losses or other adverse effects.