• Columbia's Central Neighborhood set goals for safety Posted on 26 April 2018 at 11:21pm

    COLUMBIA—People in Columbia's Central Neighborhood are working to set new goals to promote safety and social equity in their community.

    Thursday was the second meeting, and is part of the city's proposed strategic plan. Neighborhood Communications Coordinator Bill Cantin said he hopes to lead the neighborhood to self-sufficiency. 

  • Local middle school celebrates its students from over 30 countries Posted on 26 April 2018 at 9:00pm

    OAKLAND - Oakland Middle School hosted its second annual multicultural festival Thursday night. Students from over 30 countries performed and showcased different cultures and diversities.

    Oakland Middle School provides an English Language Learners (ELL) program for its students, and this is the first year that the school is fully immersed in a welcoming initiative. Principal Helen Porter said its purpose at the school is important, especially for the middle school students who come from countries all over the world. 

  • UPDATE: One dead in Cooper County crash Posted on 26 April 2018 at 9:53pm

    COOPER COUNTY - One person was killed in a crash Thursday afternoon in Cooper County.

    According to a Facebook post by the Cooper County Fire Protection District, the vehicle, which was driven by Willard E. Meyer, 95, reportedly rolled several times on Highway O south of Swan Road.

  • Columbia police searching for runaway teenager Posted on 26 April 2018 at 8:23pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia police are asking for the community's help in locating a runaway teenager last seen on April 26.

    According to a news release from the Columbia Police Department, 15-year-old Alexandra "Lexi" McClain was last seen with two men at the Midway Travel Plaza at the address 6401 W. Old Highway 40. She was seen there around 3 p.m.

  • Columbia College Softball ends regular season, sweeps Hannibal-LaGrange Posted on 26 April 2018 at 7:26pm

    HANNIBAL - The Columbia College Cougars defeated the Hannibal-LaGrange Trojans today in both games of an AMC doubleheader. The Cougars improved to 25-14 for the season and 18-6 in conference play.

    Columbia College came out swinging in the first game, totaling 13 hits in a 7-2 victory over the Trojans. Molly Carter tossed a complete game gem as she scattered four hits and allowed two runs while striking out four.

  • Most House Republicans favor special session to consider impeachment Posted on 26 April 2018 at 6:52pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The latest on allegations involving Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):

    5:20 p.m.

  • Columbia Public Schools prepares for a drop in state funding Posted on 26 April 2018 at 6:42pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Senators approved a budget bill Wednesday for K-12 public education that comes up $50 million short of the bill that the House of Representatives approved.

    The senate voted in favor of the bill 25-8. The bill, which is part of Missouri's almost $28 billion budget, gives $48 million to core school funding for the next fiscal year. However, the plan that the house approved in March set aside almost $99 million.

  • Cardinals mount comeback, defeat Mets in 13 innings Posted on 26 April 2018 at 6:41pm

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals (15-9) wrapped up their three-game series with the New York Mets (15-8) in style with a comeback, walk-off win in 13 innings, bringing St. Louis within half-a-game behind Milwaukee for first place in the NL Central.

    Dexter Fowler lined a Paul Sewald changeup into shallow right field to bring Jose Martinez home to complete the walk-off victory.

  • Missouri measles outbreak reaches 10 reported cases Posted on 26 April 2018 at 6:38pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Missouri now has 10 cases of measles, including three students, according to health officials.

    The Kansas City Health Department plans to announce seven more exposure sites in the Kansas City area soon, the Kansas City Star reported .

  • No decision yet on withholding bills from Greitens Posted on 26 April 2018 at 6:35pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Republican Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard says he has not yet decided whether to withhold bills from Gov. Eric Greitens while the governor faces two felony charges and an investigation by a special House committee that could lead to his impeachment.

    Richard and Democratic Minority Floor Leader Gina Walsh floated the idea last week of keeping bills that passed both chambers from the governor's desk, to prevent Greitens from using his signature as leverage over lawmakers deciding his future.