• Hawley, McCaskill debate tariffs, pre-existing conditions, border wall, more Posted on 18 October 2018 at 10:02pm

    ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Republican opponent Josh Hawley were sometimes heated and often derisive as they faced each other in their last debate on Thursday night in St. Louis.

    Topics included tariffs and how they are affecting Missouri farmers; efforts to repeal the Affordable Care act and what that would mean for people with pre-existing conditions; and President Trump's proposed border wall.

  • Proposition D and Vision Zero updates given at transportation meeting Posted on 18 October 2018 at 8:31pm

    COLUMBIA - Issues like Proposition D, Vision Zero and more were discussed at Thursday night's Transportation Committee Meeting in Columbia. 

    A spokesperson for Proposition D, Scott Charton, emphasized that it's a non-partisan issue. 

  • Mexico businesses paint the town purple to raise domestic violence awareness Posted on 18 October 2018 at 7:02pm

    MEXICO - October is domestic violence awareness month and businesses across Mexico are showing their support for survivors by decorating their storefronts with purple doors.

    Peggy Payne, the executive director of Our Safe Place, a non-profit organization aiming to end domestic and sexual violence, said her staff came up with the idea in September.

  • LIVE BLOG: McCaskill-Hawley debate Posted on 18 October 2018 at 6:43pm

    ST. LOUIS - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and her Republican opponent, Josh Hawley, are hoping for a debate win tonight to shift the meter clearly in their direction. The debate is live streaming on KOMU.com.

    Polls compiled buy FiveThirtyEight shows everything from a dead heat to Hawley leading by three points. Real Clear Politics' average of polls puts the difference between the two at just half a percent.

  • Latest: Water park 'respects' verdict in waterslide death Posted on 18 October 2018 at 6:09pm

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Latest on the trial of two maintenance workers charged with misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was killed on a waterslide at a Kansas water park (all times local):

    4:45 p.m.

  • Governor and Mayor applaud new Columbia hospital Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:42pm

    COLUMBIA - Hundreds of people gathered for the grand opening of CenterPointe Hospital on International Drive Thursday.

    Governor Mike Parson and Mayor Brian Treece were among those who celebrated the facility with a ribbon cutting. 

  • Primary care physicians advise against millennials preference of walk-in clinics Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:38pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The influence of lower prices and convenience are affecting the way millennials approach primary care, according to a 2017 study conducted by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. 

    The study finds that the now largest living adult generation, comprised of anyone born between 1981 and 1996, is more than twice as likely as Baby Boomers to use a walk-in clinic. These numbers have similar findings to the 2018 survey conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, which found that 45 percent of respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 do not have a primary care physician. 

  • MU honors Nobel Prize Professor with bike space Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:30pm

    COLUMBIA - MU honored Dr. George Smith, the first Nobel Prize winner in university history, with a reserved space to park his bike Thursday.

    "There is a tradition on some campuses, apparently, that Nobel Laureates receive lifelong free parking. That is not a tradition that works well for us because we have a very special Nobel Laureate," Pat Okker, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, said.

  • Man arrested after police find five large bags of marijuana Posted on 18 October 2018 at 4:08pm

    MOBERLY - Police arrested a man Wednesday after a search warrant led to finding five gallon-sized bags of marijuana.

    Officers carried out a search warrant at a home in 1200 block of Fisk Avenue on Wednesday afternoon. Police also found drug paraphernalia.

  • MO House candidates talk disability-related issues at public forum Posted on 18 October 2018 at 3:00pm

    COLUMBIA - State House of Representative candidates talked public transportation and education, amongst other things, at a disability issues forum Thursday. 

    Candidates in attendance were: