• Kansas City introduces another plan to combat growing crime Posted on 30 September 2020 at 10:40pm

    (AP) — Kansas City leaders are introducing a new four-part plan they hope will help the city reduce its burgeoning crime rate.

    Mayor Quinton Lucas introduced Reform Project KC during a news conference Wednesday that was attended by dozens of public officials and community organizers.

  • Bicyclist injured in hit-and-run incident on MU's campus Posted on 30 September 2020 at 9:49pm

    COLUMBIA - A bicyclist was rushed to the hospital, Wednesday, after a driver hit him and ran from the scene.

    Sara Diedrich, a spokesperson with MUPD, said the incident happened at the corner of Virginia Avenue and Rollins Street around 6 p.m.

  • ACLU sues over Missouri order on evictions during pandemic Posted on 30 September 2020 at 8:55pm

    (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is suing over a Missouri court order allowing some Kansas City area evictions to continue during the coronavirus pandemic.

    The ACLU on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in federal court.

  • Wilton Levee Association waiting for reimbursement after 2019 flood Posted on 30 September 2020 at 8:36pm

    ASHLAND - The Wilton Landowners Levee and Drainage Association has been waiting a year to be reimbursed for work completed after the flood in 2019.

    The association usually receives money back from the county quickly after doing repairs, but this time the county is going through FEMA before reimbursing them.

  • Columbia police conclude investigation in Mengqi Ji case Posted on 30 September 2020 at 7:22pm

    COLUMBIA- The Columbia Police Department concluded their part of the investigation in regard to the Mengqi Ji case, a Columbia mother who was first reported missing nearly a year ago. 

    According to CPD Public Information Officer Jeff Pitts, CPD partnered with multiple local, county state and federal agencies and investigations during the course of the investigation. 

  • Presidential debate leaves many more annoyed than informed Posted on 30 September 2020 at 6:49pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Tuesday's Presidential debate was different than years past and not just because there was no crowd in attendance.

    It was chaotic and hard to follow, as both candidates talked over each other and fought for speaking time.

  • Boone County releases guidelines for trick or treating Posted on 30 September 2020 at 6:47pm

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia/Boone County Health Department released guidelines for trick or treating on Halloween.

    There are numerous activities listed in the document that was shared on Twitter, which can be found here.

  • Senate approves stopgap bill to prevent shutdown ahead of midnight deadline Posted on 30 September 2020 at 6:47pm

    (CNN) - The Senate on Wednesday approved a stopgap spending bill in order to avert a government shutdown just hours before a midnight deadline when funding is set to expire.

    The bill, which will keep the government funded through Dec. 11, passed out of the upper chamber overwhelmingly by a vote of 84-10 and is expected to be signed by President Donald Trump. It was approved by the House last week by a wide margin.

  • Drinkwitz calls lack of standardized public COVID reporting in SEC a 'free-for-all' Posted on 30 September 2020 at 4:33pm

    COLUMBIA- Missouri Head Football Coach Eliah Drinkwitz drew attention on Wednesday when he spoke up about the SEC's lack of a rule requiring teams to publicly disclose the number of players who test positive for the coronavirus.

    Drinkwitz, who made the comments on the SEC's weekly teleconference, lamented the fact that while there are standardized testing procedures teams must adhere to there is no SEC policy regarding public reporting of those numbers. 

  • Midway residents search for answers after string of burglaries Posted on 30 September 2020 at 4:16pm

    MIDWAY - A string of burglaries and larcenies have impacted more than a dozen properties around the Midway area.

    A post from the Boone County Sheriff's Department on a private community group said that the department had answered 19 calls related to thefts in the area since Aug. 31.