• Missouri court reverses ruling on victim protection program Posted on 17 January 2019 at 1:34pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri appeals court says a lower court judge was wrong to order a woman to reveal her home address despite being in a program that shields the addresses of abuse victims.

    Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Thursday praised the ruling.

  • Missouri sued over rules for foster parents who have guns Posted on 17 January 2019 at 1:12pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — A Kansas City couple claims in a federal lawsuit that state requirements for foster parents who own guns violate their constitutional rights.

    Foster parents in Missouri are not prohibited from possessing firearms if they are otherwise legally allowed to do so. But the Missouri Department of Social Services imposes several restrictions on them, The Kansas City Star reports . The rules include storing firearms and ammunition separately, keeping firearms locked in areas inaccessible to children, and keeping firearms in a locked area in any vehicle transporting a foster child.

  • Department of Conservation finds more deer with deadly CWD Posted on 17 January 2019 at 11:45am

    JEFFERSON CITY – There are 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties that have chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to a Missouri Department of Conservation press release. This brings the number of cases of the deadly deer disease in Missouri to 103 since 2012.

    CWD is spread from deer to deer through direct contact and through contact with soil, food and water that have been contaminated through feces, urine, saliva, or carcasses of infected deer.

  • Hawleys move to Washington D.C., will keep home in Missouri Posted on 17 January 2019 at 11:04am

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sen. Josh Hawley plans to move his family to a suburb of Washington D.C., but will keep a Missouri home in Springfield.

    Hawley's spokeswoman, Kelli Ford, said in a statement Thursday that Hawley and his wife decided to move with their two young sons to Washington so they could be together while the Senate is in session.

  • Heart of Missouri steps up to help furloughed federal workers Posted on 17 January 2019 at 10:12am

    COLUMBIA – As the partial government shutdown continues in Washington, Heart of Missouri United Way is stepping up to help federal workers affected by the shutdown.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 55, 202 federal employees in the state of Missouri. In Boone County, there are 2,536.

  • BREAKING: Columbia man killed in early morning shooting Posted on 17 January 2019 at 7:21am

    COLUMBIA -- Police confirmed one man was shot and killed early Thursday morning. 

    In a press release, CPD said officers responded to a call of shots heard in the 3700 block of Weymeyer Drive in north Columbia shortly after 12:30 a.m. 

  • The Latest: Democrats react to Missouri governor's speech Posted on 16 January 2019 at 10:55pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's budget and State of the State address Wednesday (all times local):

    5:35 p.m.

  • Parson proposes $351M bond for bridges Posted on 16 January 2019 at 10:29pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is proposing a $351 million bond to repair or replace 250 bridges across the state, a pitch he made to lawmakers Wednesday during his first State of the State speech since taking over when his predecessor resigned in scandal last year.

    Parson's plan comes after Missouri voters in November shot down a proposed 10-cent-a-gallon increase in the gas tax to pay for road and bridge repairs. Parson toured the state to try to persuade voters to pass the gas tax increase, and he's repeatedly cited improving the state's infrastructure as a top priority.

  • Upcoming winter weather could contribute to mid-Missouri tree damage Posted on 16 January 2019 at 8:08pm

    COLUMBIA- Lately, mid-Missourians have had the chance to build a snowman or go sledding and then eventually warm up next to a fire. But behind all of this fun, the snow is actually causing a lot of trouble for the trees in the area.

    The arctic blast that had swept through mid-Missouri left tree limbs on the ground and trucks split in half. The weight from the snow piled on until the branches snapped under pressure.

  • Is your roof safe from the snow? Expert says to be aware Posted on 16 January 2019 at 7:38pm

    COLUMBIA – An expert warns that two snow events, one after the other, may affect your roof.

    Although city code requires residences to have a ground snow load of 20 pounds per square foot, Cody Dailey, Vice President of Structures at McClure Engineering Co., said this next snow event may be too heavy.