• A Brighter Tomorrow - Impulse Disorder Posted on 11 August 2020 at 10:50am

    The COVID-19 pandemic has made access to mental health resources difficult, and for children with impulse control disorders, the changes this coming school year are creating more challenges. Some students have not been able to meet with their school-based clinicians since they moved to virtual learning. 

    Most children will act up or become resistant at times. The American Psychiatric Association defines the difference between disruptive children and impulse disorders as being much more severe and longer-lasting behaviors. 

  • CPD investigating home invasion with shots fired Posted on 11 August 2020 at 7:21am

    COLUMBIA — A home invasion in north Columbia sent one woman to the hospital early Tuesday morning.

    CPD Detective Adam Ward said an ambulance took the victim to the hospital early this morning. He said as far as he knows, the woman is in stable condition. 

  • Trump abruptly pulled from briefing after shots fired outside White House [embedded content] Posted on 10 August 2020 at 7:06pm

    President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted out of a White House press conference on Monday after shots were fired outside of the White House.

    The suspect was taken to the hospital and no one else was injured, Trump said.

  • Boone County residents experience power outages as heavy rain continues [embedded content] Posted on 10 August 2020 at 6:11pm

    COLUMBIA - The National Weather Service issued a flash flooding warning for Boone County as heavy rains continue until 9:45 p.m. A severe thunderstorm warning has also been issued. As a result, power outages across Boone County are impacting thousands of residents.

  • One person suffering life-threatening injuries after freeway crash [embedded content] Posted on 10 August 2020 at 5:45pm

    COLUMBIA - One person is suffering life-threatening injuries after a crash on I-70 on Monday.

    The crash occurred around 10:40 a.m. on I-70 eastbound lane near mile marker 131, according to a news release.

  • Parson expands special session, opponents call it politically motivated Posted on 10 August 2020 at 5:32pm

    JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Mike Parson expanded his special session to include a new provision regarding the backlog of murder cases in St. Louis.

    The proposed legislation would allow the Missouri Attorney General's Office to take on some of the murder cases not yet prosecuted by the St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office, Parson announced in a news briefing Monday afternoon. 

  • Power 5 NCAA conferences talk postponing, canceling football season Posted on 10 August 2020 at 4:17pm

    COLUMBIA – Commissioners of the power 5 conferences, (The ACC, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC) met Sunday to discuss potential cancellation of the football season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Reports from outlets like ESPN and CNN show the Big Ten is considering canceling fall sports.  

  • Two arrested in connection with Sunday burglary Posted on 10 August 2020 at 4:07pm

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested two people in suspected connection with a Sunday night burglary.

    Columbia police responded to a burglary on Teal Drive around 10:54 p.m., according to a news release.

  • UPDATE: Columbia school board votes to delay start, approves hybrid option Posted on 10 August 2020 at 10:36pm

    COLUMBIA — Columbia's Board of Education voted Monday night to delay the start of the 2020-2021 school year.
    This comes after district administrators recommended a start date after Labor Day. With the board's approval that means the school year will now begin on Sept. 8. 
    The school board also voted to approve an in-person hybrid model as an option for instruction. 
    This will not be the only option for learning, but added as another option to all in-person or all-online. The district could change the instruction model depending on current COVID-19 numbers.
    CPS Superintendent Peter Stiepleman said when the district asked the health department about whether it could do in-person learning, health department leaders said the hybrid model is the only one that gets students back to school in a way the complies with social distancing recommendations.
    The hybrid model would mean students are in-person at schools for two days a week either Monday and Tuesday or Thursday and Friday. Students would be split up by last name. 
    The district is modeling the recommendation off of Minnesota state guidelines that determine what learning looks like based on the number of COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people.
    Stiepleman also said Boone County commissioners plan to use CARES Act funding to purchase more than 1,300 hotspots for students. 

    "The commission is stepping up to support kids all over the county," he said.

    A spokesperson for the district said Monday that CPS won't know what type of learning model they'll use until closer to Sept. 8. 
    The district has a virtual Q&A planned for Aug. 20. 

  • WATCH LIVE: Columbia Public Schools recommends delayed start of school year [embedded content] Posted on 10 August 2020 at 6:24pm

    Columbia - Watch live as the Board of Education considers three different proposals from the school district for the start of classes.