Columbia Public Schools explains lack of tornado shelters
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 5:51pm
COLUMBIA - Lack of funding and construction are among the reasons no new tornado shelters are on the horizon for Boone, Cole and Callaway counties.
Right now, Grant Elementary in Columbia is the only school in the area with a safe room. There has been talk of adding more since a tornado leveled a seven-mile stretch of Joplin in 2011.
UPDATE: Darnell Gray caregiver makes first court appearance
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 5:43pm
JEFFERSON CITY - The woman accused of killing 4-year-old Darnell Gray made her first court appearance Thursday morning.
At her arraignment, Givens did not enter a plea, but did say she would apply for a public defender to represent her. Judge Thomas Sodergren ordered a bond study for Givens.
Columbia to unveil new wheelchair-accessible taxis
Posted on 8 November 2018 at 4:30am
COLUMBIA - City leaders will host an event Thursday to unveil a new service for those who use a wheelchair.
The City of Columbia Disability Commission plans to demonstrate the Wheelchair-Accessible Vehicle Taxi Program at 2:30 p.m.
Road director after voters soundly reject fuel tax: "Back to square one"
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 3:51pm
COLUMBIA- Missourians voted against Proposition D on Tuesday's ballots by 54 percent. The other 46 percent of voters were in favor of the initiative planned to improve Missouri roads and bridges.
Proposition D, if passed, would have raised gas taxes from 17 cents to 27 cents over four years.
Jeff Sessions out as attorney general
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 3:19pm
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump on Wednesday fired Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"At your request I am submitting my resignation," Sessions wrote in a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly.
UPDATE: MSHP, Callaway County Sheriff's Office have detained one suspect in Kingdom City
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 2:59pm
CALLAWAY COUNTY - The Callaway County Sherriff's Office said one of the suspects has been detained in Kingdom City. The search continues for the second suspect.
According to the Callaway County Sherriff's Office, at this time, it is believed the second suspect has departed Kingdom City. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will continue their initial investigation.
First snowfall of the season arrives Thursday night
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 2:48pm
COLUMBIA - The first accumulating snowfall of the season is expected Thursday night, followed by chilling air for the weekend.
Clouds will increase Thursday morning. Rain will push in by mid-late afternoon. Rain is expected to transition to light snow showers Thursday evening, continuing through the night before exiting central Missouri before sunrise Friday morning.
High schools students solve mock crime scene in Jefferson City
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 2:05pm
JEFFERSON CITY – Three high schools and an "all-star" group, made up of the best performers from different schools, competed at the state round of the Constitution Project.
Students from School of the Osage, Florissant's North Tech and Marshfield High School worked as law enforcement, journalists and lawyers to solve a mock crime scene. They worked with MSHP troopers, judges and lawyers to process the scene and brought the case to a mock trial.
Missouri Supreme Court hears statements on Lt. Gov. appointment
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 12:30pm
JEFFERSON CITY- Wednesday morning debate continued at the state Supreme Court on whether Governor Mike Parson had the legal authority to appoint Mike Kehoe as Lieutenant Governor.
On June 1, 2018, former Lt. Governor Mike Parson become governor following the resignation of former Governor Eric Greitens.
UPDATE: Jefferson City water back after two water main breaks
Posted on 7 November 2018 at 10:30am
JEFFERSON CITY - Update: Missouri American Water officials said water has been restored to all 5,500 customers in southern Jefferson City.
Two water main breaks within 24 hours is affecting the southern half of Jefferson City, according to Missouri American Water.