Heart of Missouri steps up to help furloughed federal workers
Posted on 17 January 2019 at 10:12am
COLUMBIA – As the partial government shutdown continues in Washington, Heart of Missouri United Way is stepping up to help federal workers affected by the shutdown.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 55, 202 federal employees in the state of Missouri. In Boone County, there are 2,536.
BREAKING: Columbia man killed in early morning shooting
Posted on 17 January 2019 at 7:21am
COLUMBIA -- Police confirmed one man was shot and killed early Thursday morning.
In a press release, CPD said officers responded to a call of shots heard in the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive in north Columbia shortly after 12:30 a.m.
The Latest: Democrats react to Missouri governor's speech
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 10:55pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's budget and State of the State address Wednesday (all times local):
Parson proposes $351M bond for bridges
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 10:29pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is proposing a $351 million bond to repair or replace 250 bridges across the state, a pitch he made to lawmakers Wednesday during his first State of the State speech since taking over when his predecessor resigned in scandal last year.
Parson's plan comes after Missouri voters in November shot down a proposed 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the gas tax to pay for road and bridge repairs. Parson toured the state to try to persuade voters to pass the gas tax increase, and he's repeatedly cited improving the state's infrastructure as a top priority.
Upcoming winter weather could contribute to mid-Missouri tree damage
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 8:08pm
COLUMBIA- Lately, mid-Missourians have had the chance to build a snowman or go sledding and then eventually warm up next to a fire. But behind all of this fun, the snow is actually causing a lot of trouble for the trees in the area.
The arctic blast that had swept through mid-Missouri left tree limbs on the ground and trucks split in half. The weight from the snow piled on until the branches snapped under pressure.
Is your roof safe from the snow? Expert says to be aware
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 7:38pm
COLUMBIA – An expert warns that two snow events, one after the other, may affect your roof.
Although city code requires residences to have a ground snow load of 20 pounds per square foot, Cody Dailey, Vice President of Structures at McClure Engineering Co., said this next snow event may be too heavy.
Man killed by St. Louis police was suspect in shooting
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 6:15pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man killed after allegedly shooting at St. Louis detectives was facing charges for shooting a woman in Jefferson City.
St. Louis police on Wednesday identified the man as 22-year-old Quency Chavez Floyd of St. Louis.
Woman says Drury didn't protect her after sexual assault
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 6:06pm
SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A former student alleges in a lawsuit that Drury University didn't protect her after she was sexually assaulted in a university dorm room.
The woman also claims an official in the school's Title IX office advised her not to file a police report after the alleged sexual assault in February 2017. She says the same male student physically assaulted her the day after the first assault.
Friends of man killed on Sarazen Drive say he died a hero
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 4:46pm
COLUMBIA - The friend of a man killed on Sarazen Drive over the weekend says investigators told him John Albers died trying to protect a woman.
“J.R. got killed trying to keep people from doing something stupid,” Josh Swindell said.
Professor accused of coercing students to work has resigned
Posted on 16 January 2019 at 3:46pm
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A University of Missouri-Kansas City professor has resigned after being accused of coercing foreign graduate students to perform work and personal tasks for him.
University officials announced Wednesday that Ashim Mitra resigned from the School of Pharmacy one day before a hearing was scheduled to determine his future at the university.