Group claims CPS has racial disparity in suspensions
Posted on 15 October 2018 at 9:06pm
COLUMBIA- Columbia Public School's out-of-school suspension rates for black students is double the rate of out-of-school suspensions given to white students, according to a report by Civil Rights Data Collection.
In data reported for the 2015-2016 school year, out of the 822 school suspensions, over 50 percent of them were for black students, though black students only counted for 20 percent of the district's overall population.
The Latest: McCaskill outraises, outspends Hawley
Posted on 15 October 2018 at 2:52pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on fundraising in the Missouri U.S. Senate race (all times local):
Governor voices support for Proposition D during Columbia visit
Posted on 15 October 2018 at 2:26pm
COLUMBIA - Gov. Mike Parson kicked off what he calls "Infrastructure Week" Monday morning at the Missouri Department of Conservation Roundtable.
This week long tour around the state is part of the governor's plan to promote Proposition D, an amendment on November's ballot.
Judge orders Missouri to give juvenile lifers parole chance
Posted on 15 October 2018 at 12:35pm
JEFFERSON CITY- A federal judge says Missouri has violated the rights of people serving life in prison without parole for offenses committed when they were children.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey has ordered state officials to develop a plan within 60 days that provides such inmates "a meaningful and realistic opportunity" for release.
Sheriff: Man tries running over girlfriend and son with truck
Posted on 15 October 2018 at 12:28pm
MONITEAU COUNTY- A man was arrested and accused of trying to run over his girlfriend and son with a truck on Sunday.
Deputies said the girlfriend and son were in an utility-terrain vehicle and the suspect, Timothy H. Hancock, was chasing them with his truck, apparently trying to hit them.
Two Columbia convenience stores robbed at gunpoint over the weekend
Posted on 15 October 2018 at 10:54am
COLUMBIA- The Boone County Sheriff's Department is investigating a pair of armed robberies at convenience stores over the weekend.
The first happened Leatherwood Hills Little General around 8:37 a.m. Saturday when the clerk said a black male wearing a bandana over his face showed a gun and demanded cash. He then ran away on foot.
Late night traffic stop leads to meth arrest outside Fulton
Posted on 14 October 2018 at 11:05pm
CALLAWAY COUNTY - Callaway County deputies found methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop early Sunday morning, according to the Callaway County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were patrolling rural Callaway County when they stopped a vehicle driven by Fabrina Amburn, 35, of Fulton on State Highway KK for a traffic violation. Herbert Hoehne, 46, of Columbia was also in the car.
Pit bull shot in face found near Slater
Posted on 14 October 2018 at 9:26pm
SLATER - Gloria is a 2-year-old pit bull who was found near Slater, Missouri after someone shot her in the face.
It’s an upsetting story that will anger any animal lover.
Hawley decries Democrats' 'mob behavior'
Posted on 14 October 2018 at 5:50pm
COLUMBIA (AP) — Missouri's Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley took a cue from President Donald Trump on Sunday and said Missouri voters are motivated by "mob behavior" by Democrats.
Hawley during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press" tried to tap into frustration over his Democratic rival Sen. Claire McCaskill's vote against U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation. He said the "debacle" of Kavanaugh's confirmation process is energizing voters ahead of the Nov. 6 election.
What's next for #MeToo after Kavanaugh's confirmation
Posted on 14 October 2018 at 4:04pm
(CNN) - For many, the fight against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation was about more than a seat on the Supreme Court. It was a test of how far the conversation about sexual violence has come in the year since survivors began raising their voices.
Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegations. But supporters of #MeToo say the Senate's vote to confirm Kavanaugh showed just how little the institutions of the American government have been touched by the cultural shift taking place in other realms of society.