• Video shows men trying to tear down tree in downtown Columbia Posted on 16 November 2018 at 3:49pm

    COLUMBIA- A tree in downtown Columbia became the target of vandalism Thursday night when two men were caught on camera trying to rip it out of the ground.

    The tree is outside the Brookside Downtown apartments.

  • City of Columbia looking to regulate short-term rentals Posted on 16 November 2018 at 2:18pm

    COLUMBIA - Several groups in the City of Columbia are working to regulate and tax short-term rentals, such as Airbnb's. 

    The Planning and Zoning Commission, Convention and Visitors Bureau, Office of Neighborhood Services, and the City Council are trying to add language to the Unified Development Code which would allow the city to regulate the rentals. 

  • Deputies arrest suspect in 2017 theft from Boone County Treasurer Posted on 16 November 2018 at 1:21pm

    COLUMBIA - A man suspected of stealing more than $46,000 from the Boone County Treasurer's Office in late 2017 is now at the Boone County jail.

    The Boone County Sheriff's Department said Friday that Kamal Mardi, 34, of Salem Mass., was extradited to Columbia. He faces a felony stealing charge.

  • Arrest made in Thursday robbery at Columbia bank Posted on 16 November 2018 at 1:11pm

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested Dyran Hill, 23, of Columbia in connection with a robbery Thursday in the parking lot of Academic Employees Credit Union on West Ash Street.

    Hill was booked into jail on suspicion of robbery, armed criminal action and assault.  

  • New protections unveiled for those accused of sexual misconduct on campuses Posted on 16 November 2018 at 12:55pm

    (CNN) -- The Department of Education on Friday proposed new rules for dealing with sexual harassment and assault on college campuses that would bolster the rights of those accused of wrongdoing.

    The proposed rules, which now face a public comment period of 60 days before they are enshrined, seek to narrow the definition of sexual misconduct on campuses at a time of national reckoning about sexual abuse.

  • Jennie-O recalling ground turkey in salmonella outbreak Posted on 16 November 2018 at 11:58am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennie-O Turkey recalled packages of ground turkey in a salmonella outbreak, and regulators say additional products from other companies could be named as their investigation continues.

    The recall was the first — not counting pet food — tied to a widespread and ongoing outbreak that has resulted in one death and 164 reported illnesses in 35 states.

  • High number of crashes reported in days leading up to busy travel week Posted on 16 November 2018 at 11:16am

    JEFFERSON CITY - The week around Thanksgiving is one of the busiest travel periods in the year.

    AAA projects 54.3 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, allowing this 2018 holiday weekend to have the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005.

  • UPDATE: White House to return Jim Acosta's pass, wants order Posted on 16 November 2018 at 10:40am

    WASHINGTON, DC - The White House says it will "temporarily reinstate" the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta in response to a judge's order.

    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders also called for "decorum" at the White House and said they would be developing "rules and processes to ensure fair and orderly press conferences in the future."

  • Pedestrian struck and killed on Highway 63 near Moberly Posted on 16 November 2018 at 5:49am

    MOBERLY - A pedestrian was struck and killed Thursday night on Highway 63 just south of Moberly, according to crash reports.

    The collision took place in the southbound lane at 5:45 p.m.

  • String of stolen license plates around MU's campus Posted on 15 November 2018 at 8:17pm

    COLUMBIA- Out-of-state vehicles around the University of Missouri are having their license plates stolen.

    It’s been happening in garages and parking lots around campus since late September, according to the MU Police Department.