• 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.

  • Missouri teacher suspended after student dresses as Klansman Posted on 13 November 2018 at 10:59am

    POPLAR BLUFF (AP) — A southern Missouri school district has suspended a teacher who oversaw a class presentation in which a ninth-grader dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that Poplar Bluff district superintendent Scott Dill visited the American History class Monday to read the suspended teacher's letter of apology.

  • Amazon picks New York and Northern Virginia for its new headquarters after year-long search Posted on 13 November 2018 at 10:31am

    (CNN) -- After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters.

    On Tuesday, Amazon announced it has chosen New York's Long Island City and Virginia's Arlington for HQ2.

  • New physical activity guidelines say to move more, sit less Posted on 13 November 2018 at 8:15am

    COLUMBIA – New federal guidelines stress that any type of physical activity helps improve health. 

    The new guidelines are the first update in nearly a decade when the last of guidelines were released. The three main focuses are to move more, sit less, and get kids active as young as age 3.

  • One woman dead after "weather-related" crash Posted on 13 November 2018 at 7:10am

    AUDRAIN COUNTY – The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported one woman was killed Monday after a weather-related crash on Highway 54.

    The patrol tweeted Monday night that officials were working to notify the victim's family.

  • Jemele Hill says sports and politics should mix Posted on 12 November 2018 at 11:21pm

    COLUMBIA- Sports journalist Jemele Hill gave her perspective on sports and politics at the University of Missouri’s campus on Monday.

    Starting off with Colin Kaepernick, Hill addressed how critics often said we should keep politics out of sports. Hill mentioned that other athletes like Muhammed Ali had made political commentary in the past and how bringing politics in sports is not new. “We should welcome where sports leads us, then use it as a way for convenience escapism.”

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia gets new STEM spaces Posted on 13 November 2018 at 7:21am

    COLUMBIA - Boys and Girls Clubs of Columbia unveiled a newly-renovated room and bus devoted to hands-on STEM education Tuesday.

    Jaylana Brookins is a fifth grader who wants to be an engineer and has been a member of Boys and Girls Club, BCG, for about six years. She says the BCG has taught her engineering isn't only technical.

  • Mid-Missouri's chilly November is breaking records Posted on 12 November 2018 at 10:22pm

    11/13/18 Update: According to the National Weather Service in St. Louis, the observed snowfall at the Columbia Regional Airport was incorrectly communicated to them. The snowfall total for Columbia will be written in record books as 1.4", not 2.4" as was first reported. 

    COLUMBIA - In the past five days Columbia has broken three records, two for daily snowfall and one for a daily low temperature. On Thursday, November 8 a record 1.5" of snow fell, breaking the previous record of 0.3" from 1943. Next, on the morning of Saturday, November 10 a low temperature of 16-degrees broke the previous 1926 record of 18-degrees. A few days later another snow system moved through and that brought 2.4" of snowfall accumulation, shattering the 0.2" record from 1911. 

  • Jefferson City bishop responds to delay in Catholic Church vote Posted on 12 November 2018 at 8:48pm

    BALTIMORE - Jefferson City Bishop Shawn McKnight responded to the U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponing plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church, according to the Washington Post. 

     “This kind of thing is a blow to what we’re trying to overcome here in the United States – the perception of a hierarchy that is unresponsive to the reality of the tragedy," McKnight said, according to the Washington Post.