Drug-resistant salmonella from chicken sickens nearly 100
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 2:11pm
(CNN) -- At least 92 people in 29 states have been infected with a strain of multidrug-resistant salmonella after coming into contact with a variety of raw chicken products, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Twenty-one of the sick patients have been hospitalized, though no deaths have been reported.
The source of the raw chicken is unclear from lab tests, and no single common supplier has been identified. The strain has shown up in samples from a variety of raw chicken products including pet food, chicken pieces, ground pieces and whole chickens. The bacteria have also been found in live chickens. The US Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is monitoring the outbreak, and the CDC's investigation is ongoing.
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 1:19pm
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
The Republican, Attorney General Josh Hawley, says it's not true and has been forced to defend himself.
Scooter rider injured in Jefferson City multi-vehicle crash
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 12:42pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A multi-vehicle crash sent one man to the hospital with injuries right before the Wednesday morning commute.
Jefferson City Police were sent to US 50/63 near Eastland Drive at approximately 5:45 a.m. Investigation revealed 58-year-old Melvin Earl Wolfe was traveling in the right lane of eastbound US 50/63 near the ramp on a SunL 49cc scooter.
Family, friends rally for murdered Lincoln University student
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 11:54am
JEFFERSON CITY- The man prosecutors accused of killing Lincoln University student Charon Session pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning.
About an hour before, Session's friends and family marched from Lincoln University to the Cole County Courthouse in protest of the judge's decision that allowed Chism to bond out of jail last month.
Nobel Prize winner honored with space on campus bike rack
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 11:24am
COLUMBIA (AP) — The University of Missouri had to toss out giving its Nobel Prize winning scientist a parking space as a way to honor him.
The Kansas City Star reports Dr. George Smith lives less than a mile from the Columbia campus and bikes to work every day. He says it's not because he's a "bike enthusiast;" it's because he's "not a good driver."
No winning Mega Millions ticket; jackpot climbs to $868M
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 11:14am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No winning lottery ticket was sold for the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the estimated jackpot climbs to $868 million.
Mega Millions officials say no tickets matched all six numbers to claim the estimated $667 million prize Tuesday night. The numbers were 3, 45, 49, 61, 69 and Mega Ball 9.
Police investigate armed robbery in northwest Columbia
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 10:32am
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department is looking for a suspect after an armed robbery at a convenience store in northwest Columbia.
Police responded to report of an armed robbery at 2:16 a.m. at the Break Time on North Stadium Boulevard.
Mid-Missouri schools get beef added to their menus
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 7:13am
LADDONIA—The Community R-6 School District is the second district to get new beef options added to its school menu. The school district is participating in the ‘MO Beef for MO kids’ program that partners with local cattlemen to provide affordable beef to Missouri schools.
The program is a partnership between the Missouri Department of Agriculture, the Missouri Beef Industry Council and Oppa Food Management. The program hosted a kick-off dinner Monday night to introduce the idea to the public and thank all of the organizations involved.
New mobile pantry in Jefferson City provides fresh foods for those in need
Posted on 17 October 2018 at 7:27am
COLUMBIA- A new mobile pantry location through The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri will open Wednesday afternoon providing fresh foods to the Jefferson City community.
The Boys and Girls Club on 1105 Lafayette Street will have a refrigerated truck outside from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Columbia police investigate shots fired incident
Posted on 16 October 2018 at 11:03pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Police Department investigated a shots heard call on Tuesday evening.
The incident happened at the intersection of Clarkson and Burnam roads.