Missouri unemployment rate ties for record low
Posted on 15 November 2018 at 1:56pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's unemployment rate has hit a tied record low.
Data released Thursday from the Department of Economic Development show the state's unemployment rate tied for a record low of 3.1 percent in October.
Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California
Posted on 15 November 2018 at 12:52pm
MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed and 130 were unaccounted for a week after the flames swept through.
The nearly 220-square-mile (570-square-kilometer) blaze in Northern California was 40 percent contained, the state fire agency said, and firefighters succeeded in slowing the flames' advance toward populated areas.
UPDATE: Our Lady of Lourdes bus involved in crash Thursday morning
Posted on 15 November 2018 at 11:01am
BOONE COUNTY - Two buses carrying students and staff from Our Lady of Lourdes Interparish School was involved in a crash Thursday morning.
According to a letter from the school, a car spun out on the Missouri River Bridge causing both school buses to brake suddenly to avoid it.
Bond revoked for suspect in alleged murder conspiracy
Posted on 15 November 2018 at 8:47am
COLUMBIA - A judge ordered bond to be revoked Wednesday for a man charged in connection with an alleged conspiracy to commit murder.
Jared Bears is one of two people facing charges for the reported plot; the targets were the grandparents of the other suspect, Brian Kelley.
Moberly man sentenced to 18 years in prison for child sex crimes
Posted on 15 November 2018 at 8:35am
HUNTSVILLE - A judge sentenced a Moberly man to 18 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to child sex crimes.
Law enforcement arrested Carl Sheets in October 2017, and prosecutors originally charged him with more than a dozen child sex crimes. Sheets pleaded guilty in August to a reduced number of charges, including incest, attempted statutory rape and endangering the welfare of a child.
Veterans find sense of freedom behind bars
Posted on 14 November 2018 at 10:33pm
MOBERLY - Veterans at Moberly Correctional Center say a program designed to reconnect former servicemen to their military values has far exceeded their expectations.
The Missouri Veterans Project began 18 months ago.
Doctor: Medicinal marijuana viable alternative for opioids
Posted on 14 November 2018 at 7:39pm
COLUMBIA - Medical marijuana may play a part in the reduction of opioid usage, supporters say.
According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, one out of every 65 deaths last year was due to an opioid overdose.
State capitol statue to come down for first time since installation in 1924
Posted on 15 November 2018 at 7:02am
JEFFERSON CITY - Ceres, the bronze statue that sits on top of the Capitol Building, will come to ground level for the first time in nearly a century on Thursday.
Crews will remove the statue for conservation and scheduled cleaning, according to the Missouri Office of Administration.
Mental health advocate visits 7 Columbia schools to spread awareness
Posted on 14 November 2018 at 7:15pm
COLUMBIA - Mike Veny experienced trouble with mental health throughout his childhood. Instead of letting his negative past consume him, he decided to help other children by spreading mental health awareness.
Veny is touring Columbia to engage with young people on mental health stigma, visiting seven schools and doing drumming workshops this week.
Mario McKinney and Tray Jackson sign letters of intent
Posted on 14 November 2018 at 6:57pm
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tiger basketball team added a couple of new faces on Wednesday.
Versatile forward Tray Jackson and power guard Mario McKinney, both a part of the 2019 recruiting class, signed their National Letters of Intent to play and go to school at the University of Missouri.