• Jefferson City clarifies regulations on motorized vehicles Posted on 8 October 2019 at 4:57pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - City leaders voted to amend an ordinance clarifying what qualifies as a motorized bicycle and where people can ride them. 

    The City Council passed the amendment Monday defining a motorized bicycle as any vehicle having the following:

  • MU Police release statement on assault of international student Posted on 8 October 2019 at 4:12pm

    COLUMBIA - MU Police released a statement Tuesday afternoon concerning an assault that occurred early on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 6, near Hitt Street and Hamilton Way.

    According to the statement, there was an assault of a male victim around 12:30 a.m. involving several male subjects of unknown race.

  • Dix Road bridge closing slows commutes in Jefferson City Posted on 8 October 2019 at 4:11pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Department of Transportation closed the Dix Road bridge in Jefferson City for repairs at midnight this morning.

    The planned closure is expected to last no more than 15 days, and will improve the driving surface and fix potholes on the bridge, which was built in 1964.

  • Missouri pays $366K to defend lawsuit over Greitens' app use Posted on 8 October 2019 at 2:17pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri taxpayers have spent $366,000 on private attorneys to defend former Gov. Eric Greitens' use of a self-deleting text message app, according to a newspaper's review of state records.

    The bulk of the spending was by the governor's office, and about $161,000 of it came after fellow Republican Mike Parson became governor following Greitens' resignation in June 2018, The Kansas City Star reported.

  • Columbia picks new finance director Posted on 8 October 2019 at 1:52pm

    COLUMBIA - After a year-long search, the City of Columbia named a permanent director of finance Tuesday morning.

    Matthew Lue, the current finance director for the city of Warrensburg, was announced as Columbia's new director of finance by Columbia City Manager John Glascock, according to a press release. Next month, Lue will replace Janet Frazier, who served as the interim director of finance since September 2018.

  • One dead in Montgomery County motorcycle crash Posted on 8 October 2019 at 11:11am

    HERMANN - One person died and three more were hurt in a crash just north of Hermann Monday night, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

    MSHP said 65-year-old Randall L. Shepard of Montgomery City was heading north  on Missouri Highway 19 just before 5:30 P.M. Monday afternoon, when a car driven by 39-year-old Jason Ryder of Hermann made a left turn into the path of Shepard's motorcycle.

  • 3 win Nobel Prize in Physics for discoveries in cosmology Posted on 8 October 2019 at 6:24am

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work in understanding how the universe has evolved, and the Earth's place in it.

    The prize was given to James Peebles "for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology," and the other half jointly to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz "for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star," said Prof. Goran Hansson, secretary-general of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences that chooses the laureates.

  • Chinese state TV suspends 2 NBA preseason game broadcasts Posted on 8 October 2019 at 6:10am

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced Tuesday it will no longer air two NBA preseason games set to be played in the country.

    In a statement, CCTV indicated the decision was prompted by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver's remarks in Japan following a tweet by Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey last week that supported anti-government demonstrations in Hong Kong.

  • Columbia City Council unanimously approves child conversion therapy ban Posted on 8 October 2019 at 12:09am

    COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council unanimously approved to ban conversion therapy on juveniles Monday night.

    Conversion therapy is the practice of trying to change a person's sexual orientation. The ordinance prohibits licensed professionals from practicing the therapy on people under the age of 18.

  • Columbia guidance counselor addresses violence with youth Posted on 7 October 2019 at 8:42pm

    COLUMBIA - After six people were fatally shot in September, one Columbia guidance counselor realized a vulnerable population was not being addressed: kids.

    Battle High School’s Director of Counseling Leigh Spece organized an event at Daniel Boone Regional Library Monday evening, focusing on how adults can speak about violence with Columbia’s youth. She called it “Stop the Violence: CoMo Care and Share.”