• 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.

  • One dead after Cole County crash Posted on 4 August 2020 at 4:58pm

    COLE COUNTY- One woman was pronounced dead Tuesday morning after a serious two-vehicle crash.

    According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the collision occurred at U.S. Highway 50 and Route U around 7:55 a.m. 

  • A Brighter Tomorrow - Depression Posted on 4 August 2020 at 4:00pm

    The American Psychiatric Association defines depression as "a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act." One in 15 adults are diagnosed with depression each year. It most commonly appears during the late teens to mid-20s. Women are also more likely than men to experience depression. 

    Signs of depression include, but are not limited to, feelings of sadness, loss of interest in activities that once brought you joy, trouble sleeping or sleeping too much, change in appetite, or feeling worthless. The APA says symptoms must last at least two weeks to be diagnosed with depression. 

  • EXCLUSIVE: Governor hopeful Nicole Galloway discusses primaries and general election Posted on 4 August 2020 at 3:18pm

    COLUMBIA — It's primary day in Missouri, and voters are out in full at the polls.

    State auditor Nicole Galloway is looking toward November's general election.

  • Election workers strive for voter safety Posted on 4 August 2020 at 3:05pm

    COLUMBIA — Election workers have worked hard to ensure voter safety during the pandemic. 

    Boone County election judge coordinator Becky Doran said she wants to make people feel as safe as possible.

  • SEC pushes back practice start date Posted on 4 August 2020 at 2:59pm

    COLUMBIA — The Southeastern Conference announced Tuesday adjusted dates for preseason football activity. 

    The first allowable practice is now scheduled for Aug. 17. The SEC had previously set this date for Aug. 7. 

  • Missouri's education department offers new guidance for school year Posted on 4 August 2020 at 1:33pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary education issued new guidance for the upcoming school year on Monday. 

    The guidance stressed the need for physical distancing whenever possible. Students should sit with desks all facing the same direction to avoid face to face contact, according to the guidance.