State supreme court upholds ruling on Missouri voter ID law
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 3:18pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The Supreme Court of Missouri upheld a ruling Tuesday that part of the voter ID law, which took effect in 2017, is unconstitutional.
The voter ID law as passed gives three options for voters to present personal identification in order to cast a ballot:
Potholes increase during freeze-thaw conditions, costing drivers money
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 3:15pm
COLUMBIA - Damages to cars can hurt the bank for anyone, and this winter is hitting some badly. Potholes have been popping up around the city and crews were out working on Tuesday with warm weather allowing repairs.
MODOT crews can be found on major roads and highways, while the City of Columbia monitors and repairs 13,050 lane miles of total streets in Columbia.
UPDATE: Fatal crash in Miller County
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 1:26pm
IBERIA - Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a dump truck and passenger car.
The crash occurred on Missouri 42, close to route BB, east of Iberia.
Clean Missouri says proposed legislation would 'gut constitutional requirements'
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 1:19pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Representatives from Clean Missouri and the Missouri Senate met today to discuss a proposal to the state's redistricting reforms.
Senate Joint Resolution 38 was the focus of this morning's meeting. Sean Soendker Nicholson, the campaign director for Clean Missouri, said that this proposal would directly contribute to gerrymandering.
MU adjunct professor dies in Thailand during student trip
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 1:05pm
A University of Missouri adjunct professor died in Thailand while on a winter break study program. The university said 64-year-old Wayne McDaniel died Friday while in the Phi Phi islands, which are near the west coast of the Malay peninsula.
University spokesman Christian Basi said Monday the school is working to confirm the details of McDaniel's death.
Foundation works with Sen. Blunt to designate $50 million to cancer research
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 11:52am
WASHINGTON DC - Kimberly Wade, founder and president of Kids Shouldn't Have Cancer Foundation, has worked closely with Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) to designate $50 million to the President's Childhood Cancer Data Program through the Labor, Health and Human Services appropriations bill.
Kimberly Wade "spearheaded the effort," per the foundation's press release, to include the investment in pediatric cancer in fiscal year 2020 government funding legislation that has been signed into law.
After year of unprecented flooding, recovery advisory working group begins meetings
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 11:05am
JEFFERSON CITY - Following a year of unprecedented flooding, the recently established Missouri Flood Advisory Working Group will meet at 9 a.m. on Jan. 17, at the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
The group was ordained by an executive order from Governor Parson on June 18, 2019, and it submitted an initial report to the governor with findings and suggestions on Dec. 31.
Missouri K9 officers receive lifesaving ballistic vests
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 10:31am
MISSOURI - The Humane Society of the United States donated 18 K9 ballistic vests to law enforcement agencies across Missouri.
Many agencies do not have a budget for their K9 officers, and the dogs' handlers must raise money through grants and donations to cover all expenses, including protective equipment.
Hallsville man arrested for DWI after striking BCSD patrol vehicle
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 10:10am
BOONE COUNTY - A 45-year-old Hallsville man crashed his 1997 Chevrolet pickup into a Boone County Sheriff’s Department patrol vehicle at approximately 11:46 p.m. on Jan. 13.
The suspect, identified as Dustin Ritchie, was arrested on charges of failure to stop for a stop sign, operating a motor vehicle in a careless manner, and DWI - physical injury to law enforcement or emergency personnel.
Missouri governor appoints 2 Democratic senators to new jobs
Posted on 14 January 2020 at 9:41am