• Liberty Bowl offers exposure for Mizzou Posted on 3 December 2018 at 4:32pm

    COLUMBIA - On New Year's Eve, the Missouri Tigers will travel to Memphis to play Oklahoma State in the 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.

    For most programs, getting to a bowl game is a major priority because of one thing; exposure.

  • UPDATED: Columbia City Council approves $1 billion dollar stormwater plan Posted on 3 December 2018 at 3:42pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council approved a sewer plan on Monday that's estimated to cost more than $1 billion over the next twenty years.

    The Columbia Integrated Management Plan (IMP) would incrementally replace sewage and stormwater drains in parts of the city over the next two decades.

  • US Senate bill would designate Route 66 as historic trail Posted on 3 December 2018 at 2:59pm

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Missouri and Kansas supporters are optimistic that the iconic Route 66 is on the road to becoming part of a National Historic Trail.

    U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jim Inhofe announced this week that a bipartisan bill would include Route 66 in the National Trails System Act, which would allow the National Park Service to award federal grants for preservation, development and promotion along the route from Chicago to Los Angeles, The Joplin Globe reported. The House of Representatives passed a similar bill in June.

  • Columbia woman arrested for domestic assault, sexual abuse Posted on 3 December 2018 at 2:55pm

    COLUMBIA - Prosecutors charged a woman Monday with domestic assault and sexual abuse after an incident in northeast Columbia.

    Police arrested Amy Parrino, 43, Sunday night. According to the probable cause statement filed, Parrino hit the male victim, whose age wasn't disclosed, around two dozens times with her open hand and fist. She also reportedly hit him with a belt, cell phone and brass plate.

  • Missouri GOP responds to new Democratic party chair Posted on 3 December 2018 at 1:47pm

    JEFFERSON CITY- The Missouri GOP is questioning the impartiality of Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker, who's been tapped to be chair of the state Democratic party.

    "It would be deeply concerning for Jean Peters Baker to remain in her prosecutor role while also serving as the Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party," said Missouri Republican Party spokesman Chris Nuelle.

  • George H.W. Bush flies back to capital for final salute Posted on 3 December 2018 at 12:43pm

    HOUSTON (AP) — Sent off with a 21-gun salute, George H.W. Bush left his beloved Texas for the final time Monday, headed to Washington as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for a lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with four years as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was decency, generosity and kindness.

    A long motorcade accompanied the hearse carrying Bush's remains from a Houston funeral home to nearby Ellington Field for the trip to the nation's capital on an aircraft that often serves as Air Force One. Military artillery fired the salute, and servicemen carried the casket to the plane.

  • Prosecutor tapped to be Missouri Democratic Party leader Posted on 3 December 2018 at 11:19am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker will be the Missouri Democratic Party's next leader.

    The Kansas City Star reports that Democrats elected Baker Saturday. She will replace Stephen Webber as state party chairman.

  • Bills to be filed for protecting survivor's rights and women's health Posted on 3 December 2018 at 11:07am

    JEFFERSON CITY- A state representative plans to pre-file legislation to address the backlog of untested rape kits in Missouri and to help protect women's health.

    Representative Cora Faith Walker will pre-file for the upcoming 2019 legislative session, according to a press release.

  • Columbia to host MSHSAA Show-Me Bowl for the next five years Posted on 7 December 2018 at 3:15pm

    COLUMBIA- High school football teams from around the state will travel to Memorial Stadium for the next five years to compete for their respective state titles.

    In January 2018, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) announced that the City of Columbia would host both weekends of the MSHSAA Show-Me Bowl for the next five years starting in 2018.

  • Scheduled public comments to hold push for community policing Posted on 3 December 2018 at 4:02am

    COLUMBIA -  The scheduled public comment portion of Monday's city council meeting is set to hear from two different groups discussing the importance of community policing. It's a topic that's been widely discussed since the city's motion to move away from the practice after just a few months of it.

    The two speakers, one a representative from Missouri Faith Voices, and another man, Timothy Love, are set to speak for the allotted five minutes before the meeting.