• Mike Parson wins Republican nomination Posted on 4 August 2020 at 11:45pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — Current Missouri Governor Mike Parson will be on the ballot in November after securing the Republican nomination Tuesday night. 

    Parson will face off against Democratic nominee Nicole Galloway. 

  • Medicaid expansion passes in Missouri Posted on 4 August 2020 at 11:22pm

    COLUMBIA— Missourians voted to expand Medicaid eligibility, according to reporting from the Associated Press.  

    The State Auditor’s Office estimated 250,000 Missourians will join the state-funded program. Under expansion, Medicaid is accessible to low-income, able bodied adults. 

  • Pettis County appoints special prosecutor in Hannah Fizer case Posted on 4 August 2020 at 11:06pm

    PETTIS COUNTY — The Pettis County prosecutor has called for an independent special prosecutor to investigate the death of Hannah Fizer, according to KCTV5 reporting. 

    Fizer, 25, died after being shot during a traffic stop in June. 

  • Nicole Galloway wins Missouri Democratic Primary Posted on 4 August 2020 at 10:36pm

    COLUMBIA - Current State Auditor Nicole Galloway has won the Missouri Democratic Primary for Governor.

    Galloway was projected to win this race easily, and the Associated Press called it at 7:35 p.m.

  • EmVP: Hickman teacher kept teaching despite having brain cancer Posted on 4 August 2020 at 10:36pm

    COLUMBIA - Teaching English at Hickman High School in Columbia is Bill Morgan's passion and metaphorically speaking his saving grace.

    “You have to be energetic to be around them the whole time, so it keeps me going," Morgan said.

  • Discussion over school year continues at CPS board meeting Posted on 4 August 2020 at 10:26pm

    COLUMBIA- Parents showed up to Tuesday afternoon to a special board meeting at the Columbia Public Schools Administration building over how their children should learn this year. 

    Some parents and teachers worry about in-person classes. 

  • The Latest: Clay ousted in Missouri primary after 20 years in Congress Posted on 4 August 2020 at 9:06pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri primary election (all times local):

    11:30

  • Columbia man pleads guilty to attempting to buy chemical weapon Posted on 4 August 2020 at 6:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — A Columbia man pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday of attempting to purchase with Bitcoin on the dark web a chemical weapon capable of killing hundreds of people.

    Jason William Siesser, 45, pleaded guilty to one count each of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and identity theft, according to a news release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney, Western District of Missouri. 

  • Huge explosion rocks Beirut, injuring thousands across Lebanese capital Posted on 4 August 2020 at 6:41pm

    (CNN) -- A massive explosion ripped through central Beirut on Tuesday, killing dozens of people, injuring thousands and blowing out windows in buildings across the city.

    The blast near Beirut's port sent up a huge mushroom cloud-shaped shockwave, flipping cars and damaging distant buildings. It was felt as far as Cyprus, hundreds of miles away, and registered as a 3.3 magnitude earthquake in the Lebanese capital.

  • Pettis County sees significant increase in COVID-19 cases over last two weeks Posted on 4 August 2020 at 5:15pm

    SEDALIA — The latest numbers from Pettis County show confirmed COVID-19 cases have increased over 88 percent in the last two weeks.

    As of July 20, Pettis County had recorded 231 positive cases since the start of the pandemic.