Callaway Chamber of Commerce opens Workforce Development Training Center
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 5:43pm
FULTON - Hopeful participants filled the Callaway Chamber of Commerce for the opening of the Workforce Development Training Center Monday.
The training center started with a $341,000 grant given to the Central Workforce Development Board in March.
Board set to pick next top Missouri K-12 education official
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 3:53pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The State Board of Education is set to pick Missouri's next top K-12 education official.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the board interviewed the top four candidates for education commissioner on Monday.
Group questions city manager and police chief in discussion about policing
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 3:23pm
COLUMBIA - The group Race Matters, Friends voiced concerns about Columbia city manage Mike Matthes and Police Chief Ken Burton.
Matthes planned to discuss the changes to the Community Outreach Unit (COU) at the City Council meeting Monday night, but didn't give a comment.
Grand jury indicts Phelps County attorney on sex crimes
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 3:07pm
PHELPS COUNTY - A grand jury indicted a St. James attorney with 18 counts involving sexual assaults of four different women, according to a news release.
Attorney General Josh Hawley's office said Brant Shockley's criminal conduct took place at his home and offices in Phelps County. He was taken into custody Friday, the news release said.
City council could determine future of scooters Monday night
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 2:26pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia City Council will vote Monday night on a proposed agreement between the city and two electric scooter companies.
The agreement would limit the amount of scooters Bird Rides, Inc. and Pony Scooter, Inc. can have in Columbia, as well as charge the companies a fee.
Kansas City Zoo mourns death of 55-year-old chimp
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 1:24pm
KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Kansas City Zoo euthanized a 55-year-old chimpanzee because her health was failing.
Blackie, who passed away Friday, was born in Africa. She came to the Kansas City Zoo in 1966.
Democrats file suit challenging Whitaker appointment
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 11:20am
(CNN) -- Three Democratic senators on Monday filed a lawsuit challenging the appointment of acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, ratcheting up the court effort to declare his placement atop the Justice Department as unconstitutional.
Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island and Mazie Hirono of Hawaii filed the suit in US District Court on Monday, represented by the progressive public interest groups Protect Democracy and the Constitutional Accountability Center.
Drury University wrestler shot, wounded in Phelps County hunting accident
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 10:13am
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A Freshman wrestler at Drury University was shot in the abdomen in a hunting accident over the weekend.
University athletics spokesman Ed Beach said Donovan Benetti was flown to a Columbia hospital after he was wounded Saturday morning in Phelps County.
4 killed in head-on crash in Phelps County
Posted on 19 November 2018 at 9:12am
ROLLA (AP) — Authorities say four people have been killed in a head-on crash in Phelps County.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the crash happened Sunday morning when a car drove into the path of a pickup truck on a rural highway about 4 miles south of Rolla.
UPDATE: victim in deadly Camden County shooting identified
Posted on 20 November 2018 at 4:38pm
CAMDENTON - The Camden County Sheriff's Office identified the victim in Monday's early morning homicide as Derek Ray Harrelson, 34, from Camdenton.
Prosecutors filed murder and armed criminal action charges Tuesday in connection with the shooting. Christine Zahn, 47, has been arrested and charged for shooting Harrelson at a residence just north of Greenview around midnight.