• Bill allowing recorded meetings in public schools moves closer to House Posted on 26 January 2020 at 5:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A bill that would allow parents to record meetings with their child's educators is moving forward in the state legislature.

    Parents fighting for the bill to pass are specifically advocating to record Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings for children with special needs.

  • UPDATE: Police investigating shots fired from car on Business Loop 70 Posted on 26 January 2020 at 4:07pm

    COLUMBIA - Police are investigating a shooting between two cars, which started at a roundabout on Business Loop 70 Sunday afternoon. 

    No injuries were reported, but officers with Columbia Police Department say they are still searching for the other car involved. Police described the suspect vehicle was described as a small red sedan with a rear spoiler and was last seen traveling eastbound on I-70. 

  • UPDATE: NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash Posted on 26 January 2020 at 3:22pm

    CALABASAS, Calif. - NBC reports Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna are among nine people who died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, Sunday morning. 

    Bryant is a former Los Angeles Laker basketball player, 18-time all-star, two-time finals MVP, two-time Olympic gold medalist, 2008 MVP, and five-time NBA Champion.

  • Columbia man's grandpa played for the Chiefs in 1970 Super Bowl Posted on 26 January 2020 at 3:21pm

    COLUMBIA - Even though he grew up in Kentucky, Braden Tyrer is as big a Chiefs fan as they come. After all, it runs in his blood.

    "My grandfather was Jim Tyrer, number 77 for the Chiefs," Braden said. "He began with the Dallas Texans and continued on with them for over 12 seasons."

  • Ex-Missouri fire chief convicted of sex crimes gets prison Posted on 26 January 2020 at 2:30pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwestern Missouri fire chief convicted last year of raping a young woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.

    Larry McConnell, 70, was sentenced Friday following his November convictions on three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of second-degree rape, Springfield television station KYTV reported. He had faced more than 20 years in prison for the counts.

  • California patient is 4th US case of new virus from China Posted on 26 January 2020 at 2:24pm

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed a fourth U.S. case of the new pneumonia-like virus from China.

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Sunday the infected person presented themselves for care once they noticed that they were not feeling well and is currently receiving medical attention.

  • Homes for Computers accepting applications until February 14th Posted on 26 January 2020 at 12:31pm

    COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia, Voluntary Action Center (VAC), and the Downtown Optimist Club are putting on their annual program called Homes for Computers, which donates renovated computers to qualifying low-income families in Columbia.

    Downtown Optimist club member Rick McKernan says the city has indicated they will be giving away around 50 computers this year. McKernan said he looks forward to the impact these computers will make on families, especially children.

  • Fulton man in custody after traffic stop Posted on 26 January 2020 at 11:50am

    KINGDOM CITY— A Callaway County Sheriff's Office deputy found a stole firearm, numerous "felony level controlled substances" and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop Friday night, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. 

    Dexter Richmond, 48, was arrested and charged with felony offenses of delivery of a controlled substance, three counts of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful use and possession of a weapon, according to the news release. 

  • Abortion among key issues in Missouri 2020 governor's race Posted on 26 January 2020 at 11:21am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Abortion is expected to play a key role in Missouri's 2020 governor’s race, when voters will decide whether to stick with a Republican who signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. or go with the only Democrat who holds statewide office.

    Republican Gov. Mike Parson, who served as lieutenant governor and assumed leadership after Gov. Eric Greitens resigned amid scandal in 2018, is heading into the race with good odds over state Auditor Nicole Galloway in the GOP-dominated state.

  • Missouri woman dead after Benton County crash Posted on 26 January 2020 at 10:20am

    BENTON COUNTY — A Blue Springs, Missouri woman is dead after a crash Saturday night. 

    Andralee Taylor, 32, was driving northbound on US-65 about one mile north of Route MM at about 7:45 p.m., according to online crash reports from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.