• Columbia delivers annual citizens survey Posted on 13 November 2018 at 7:58pm

    COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia is delivering an annual citizen’s survey to a random sample of households.

    The citizens survey has been conducted in Columbia since 2003. The ETC institute will assist in the process of distributing and collecting surveys. This organization has conducted research for more major U.S. cities than any other firm.

  • MU student from California hopes home is okay during wildfire Posted on 13 November 2018 at 7:29pm

    COLUMBIA - Ryan Howard, a University of Missouri senior, is getting ready to head home for Thanksgiving break. But, his home, in Thousand Oaks, California, is currently within a mile of the Woolsey fire. 

    On Thursday, Howard's family was evacuated from his home as the fire got closer.

  • UPDATE: Local pilot who found missing St. Louis woman's body speaks out Posted on 14 November 2018 at 1:14pm

    MONROE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol's Troop B found Raffaella M. Stroik dead in Mark Twain Lake on Wednesday morning. A private pilot who flew his plane around the area of the scene ended up playing a crucial role in the search.

    The pilot, Butch Pennewell, said he spotted Stroik's Wednesday morning in the lake, after taking off from the Monroe City Airport. He said this is a tragic and sad situation.

  • The Kroenke Group didn't get approval to add height to old Macy's store Posted on 13 November 2018 at 5:10pm

    COLUMBIA - Tuesday night a Columbia committee rejected the Kroenke Group's attempt for a city code variance at the former Macy's department store. 

    The 3-2 Board of Adjustment committee vote was one vote short of approval. TKG wanted the 139,000-plus square foot space to have 56-feet-tall towers added. That would have been 11 feet taller than city code allows.

  • Jackson Co. won't prosecute most marijuana possession cases Posted on 13 November 2018 at 4:19pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says her office will not prosecute most marijuana possession cases.

    Voters last week overwhelmingly approved amending the Missouri constitution to allow medical marijuana.

  • Columbia preschool that went to Supreme Court for playground receives it Posted on 13 November 2018 at 2:46pm

    COLUMBIA – After several years of legal battles that culminated in $884,000 worth of legal fees, Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated the opening of the new playground it constructed with a state grant.

    Trinity Lutheran held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new, rubber playground surface Tuesday. The church used funds from the Missouri Department of Natural Resource’s (DNR) Playground Scrap Tire Surface Material grant.

  • Two men charged in burglary of Lange Middle School in Columbia Posted on 13 November 2018 at 2:29pm

    COLUMBIA - Two men were arrested and charged with second-degree burglary and stealing from Lange Middle School in Columbia.

    According to the probable cause statements, William Doolady and Wyatt Paulson entered the middle school from the roof on October 29 and stole items, including three safes.

  • Mother said she plans to hire lawyer after son broke his arm at Fulton school Posted on 13 November 2018 at 2:16pm

    FULTON - A woman said she plans to hire a lawyer to investigate an incident at Bush Elementary School in Fulton that left her son with a broken arm.

    In a Facebook post, Lisa Butler Hosenfelt, who called the boy, Triston, her "grandson at heart," said he came home from school with a broken arm. The post has more than 300 shares and 100 comments.

  • Jefferson City bishop 'shocked' after Vatican delays action against sex abuse Posted on 13 November 2018 at 11:40am

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Jefferson City Catholic Church's leader said Tuesday he wanted to set a code of conduct for American bishops,but due to a last-minute announcement from the Vatican, he cannot. 

    Bishop W. Shawn McKnight said he wanted to accomplish three things at this year's U.S. Conference for Catholic Bishops in Baltimore: represent his people, set a standard of accountability for bishops and a commitment to studying the root of sexual abuse within the Catholic church. 

  • Treasurer Eric Schmitt will become Missouri attorney general Posted on 13 November 2018 at 11:29am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Tuesday named fellow Republican state Treasurer Eric Schmitt to replace Sen.-elect Josh Hawley as the state's next attorney general.

    Schmitt was elected treasurer in 2016 after serving as a state senator representing suburban St. Louis. Hawley unseated Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill during the Nov. 6 election, and he's set to be sworn in as the state's next U.S. senator in January.