• Mayor Treece suggested two council members should "evaluate" their positions Posted on 8 October 2019 at 7:13pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia council member Ian Thomas confirmed Mayor Brian Treece suggested he resign over what became a criminal matter in September. However, he wasn't the only council member the mayor suggested should resign.

    Mayor Brian Treece suggested Fourth Ward Councilman Ian Thomas and Second Ward Councilman Michael Trapp should "evaluate whether they can continue to serve with the trust of their constituents," in an earlier drafted email statement on September 5th, sent to at least three other council members. 

  • Centralia police officer charged with sex crime involving minor Posted on 8 October 2019 at 5:52pm

    ST. LOUIS - An officer from the Centralia Police Department was charged by federal prosecutors on Tuesday with using interstate commerce in an attempt to illicit sexual conduct with a minor, according to a news release.

    Clint Baer, 41, was charged after he contacted what he believed to be the mother of a 14-year-old girl through a social networking site in March 2019.

  • National grant set to boost business on Columbia Business Loop Posted on 9 October 2019 at 7:00pm

    COLUMBIA – Representatives from two separate Columbia organizations announced a $40,000 national grant from Recast City on Wednesday. The grant comes with access to tools and resources from Etsy and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

    The two partner groups, The Loop Community Improvement District and Jabberwocky Studios, are both located on Interstate 70 Business Loop. The goal is to support local businesses by creating a “one-stop shop” for makers, artisans and small-scale manufactures to help kickstart their shops with this grant.

  • Senator Josh Hawley comments on recent political news Posted on 8 October 2019 at 5:05pm

    COLUMBIA – Josh Hawley came to Columbia Tuesday to comment on the recent impeachment news, the president’s decision to withdraw troops from Syria and the letter sent to the NBA regarding China.

    Hawley first commented on the red flags raised in response to impeachment and concerns he has had with the proceedings.

  • 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.