Boone County firefighters unsure what caused house fire
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 11:59pm
BOONE COUNTY - Firefighters say no one was injured after a house fire Saturday evening on North Jennings Road near Sturgeon.
Sturgeon police arrived to the scene and found smoke in the attic.
Lunar eclipse over Missouri Sunday evening
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 8:08pm
COLUMBIA - Finally something other than snow and clouds will be in the sky, a lunar eclipse! The only total lunar eclipse of 2019 will be viewable in central Missouri on Sunday evening through early Monday morning.
The total eclipse of the moon will also be viewable over all of North and South America, including parts of Europe, western Africa and northern Asia.
Moberly police investigating potential threat to Moberly Middle School
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 9:00pm
MOBERLY - The Moberly Police Department is investigating a potential threat to Moberly Middle School.
In a post on its Facebook page, the police department said it has received Snapchat and Instagram posts about a "potential threat" to the school.
Solidarity Rally attendees speak up for change
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 7:35pm
COLUMBIA - Dozens of marches and rallies were held across the nation Saturday, including one in mid-Missouri.
This weekend marks the third Women's March held around the world and the third Solidarity Rally held here in Columbia. The rally at the Missouri Theatre gave community members a place to come together and share their opinions on issues they care about.
Pileup on I-55 in Missouri as weather turns to snow
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 6:02pm
STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri roads officials say a 15-vehicle crash has blocked a section of Interstate 55 on the southeastern side of the state as snow swept through the area and slicked roads.
The Missouri Department of Transportation issued the news of the pileup on its Twitter page around 4 p.m. Saturday. The department says the interstate near Ste. Genevieve was blocked because of the crash, which included a responding firetruck. Motorists were urged to find an alternate route. There was no immediate word on injuries.
Trump proposes extending DACA, TPS protections in exchange for wall funding
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 4:51pm
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump proposed extending protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients and individuals with Temporary Protected Status in exchange for border wall funding in remarks Saturday afternoon. The proposed deal, however, will likely be dead on arrival due to a lack of support from Democrats.
The President's latest offer links his demand for $5.7 billion for a border wall to the BRIDGE Act, legislation that would extend protections for so-called "Dreamers," undocumented immigrants who arrived in the US as children and are covered by the DACA program.
Friend remembers professional bull rider who died after rodeo injury
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 6:15pm
ROCHEPORT – A professional bull rider who lived in Rocheport died Tuesday evening during a competition in Denver.
Mason Lowe, 25, was competing at the National Western Stock Show. The Professional Bull Riders Association said Lowe died after the bull, “Hard Times,” bucked him off and stepped on his chest.
Trump expected to make new shutdown offer to Democrats
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 3:34pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking a shutdown solution, President Donald Trump was expected to announce Saturday that in exchange for money for his promised U.S.-Mexico border wall he was open to trading protections for young people brought to America illegally as children. Democrats have previously rejected such a deal and it was not clear whether Trump's offer would make headway.
Trump planned a speech from the White House Diplomatic Reception Room at 4 p.m.
Trump salutes remains of 4 Americans killed in Syria attack
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 3:12pm
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain's prayer.
President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware's Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in Syria.
Affirmative action proposed for medical marijuana licensing
Posted on 19 January 2019 at 12:33pm
KANSAS CITY (AP) — Now that Missouri is entering the medical marijuana industry, two Democratic lawmakers from Kansas City want to give businesses owned by women and minorities a slight edge in entering the market.
The Kansas City Star reported that the virtually identical proposals by Rep. Barbara Washington and Sen. Kiki Curls give minority- and women-owned businesses a 10 percent bonus when the state scores license applications on a variety of measurements.