• Here's what you need to know this morning: Thursday, Sept. 17 [embedded content] Posted on 17 September 2020 at 5:19am

    CPS students could transition into hybrid learning, parents voice concerns

    Columbia Public Schools students could transition into hybrid learning this year, and the youngest ones would be the first to go back to the classroom.

    At Monday's school board meeting, CPS District Superintendent, Peter Stiepleman introduced a four-phase hybrid learning plan.

  • UPDATE: Columbia police arrest wanted suspect on College Ave. Posted on 16 September 2020 at 10:19pm

    COLUMBIA- Columbia police said officers arrested Tori A. Rose, 31, of Columbia on Wednesday for multiple felony warrants. 

    The arrest comes after Rose barricaded himself inside an apartment, according to officers. 

  • Macon High School moves classes online while students quarantine Posted on 16 September 2020 at 9:58pm

    MACON - Macon High School classes are going online this week for the next two weeks after dozens of students and staff were exposed to individuals infected with COVID-19.

    Students from Macon Middle School moved online last week as a result of large exposures among the student body.

  • A look into the lives of those with disabilities during COVID-19 Posted on 17 September 2020 at 2:25pm

    COLUMBIA - Some people are afraid to leave their homes during a global pandemic. This fear is even higher for those with disabilities.

    Dawn Zeterberg has cerebral palsy. She’s been at home since the pandemic started. 

  • IN DEPTH: How wildfire smoke changes temperatures throughout the atmosphere Posted on 16 September 2020 at 9:34pm

    COLUMBIA – California, Oregon, Washington, and Colorado are the main states that have seen extremely large wildfires in 2020. These fires began in July and August and quickly started to break records. By the first half of September alone, California had burned more than 2 million acres and bested 2018 for the record most acres burned in a fire season. The thing is, fire season doesn’t typically peak until October and November. If fire conditions persist this fall, the outcome will be unimaginable.

    These wildfires have, of course, pushed tons and tons of smoke into the sky. This smoke rises high in the troposphere, the weather-producing layer of our atmosphere, and then gets caught up in the upper-level jet stream.

  • Family of worker killed in 2018 tower collapse sues MSU Posted on 16 September 2020 at 8:50pm

    (AP) — The family of a worker killed in 2018, when a nearly 2,000-foot tall TV tower in southwest Missouri collapsed, is suing Missouri State University for wrongful death.

    The April 19, 2018, tower collapse happened in Fordland, killing 56-year-old Steve Lemay, who ran a tower repair company in Blaine, Washington.

  • Top bills fail in Governor Parson's special crime session Posted on 16 September 2020 at 8:36pm

    (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson's proposal to give the Missouri attorney general the power to intervene in St. Louis homicide cases has failed.

    The GOP-led state House finished work Wednesday without taking action on the bill.

  • Maya Moore now wed, to wrongfully jailed man she helped free Posted on 16 September 2020 at 8:05pm

    NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons, the Missouri man she helped work to free from prison after a 22-year-old wrongful conviction.

    Moore and Irons appeared together on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to discuss their social justice efforts and their relationship. Moore revealed the two were wed earlier this year, after Irons was released on July 1.

  • CPS students could transition into hybrid learning, parents voice concerns Posted on 16 September 2020 at 7:58pm

    COLUMBIA - Columbia Public Schools students could transition into hybrid learning this year, and the youngest ones would be the first to go back to the classroom.

    At Monday's school board meeting, CPS District Superintendent, Peter Stiepleman introduced a four-phase hybrid learning plan.

  • Wayne Sells sends letter to CPS, wants to rename Rock Bridge football field Posted on 16 September 2020 at 6:59pm

    COLUMBIA- Wayne Sells has requested that his name be removed from the Rock Bridge High School football field after a controversial social media post spread across the Columbia community Wednesday morning.

    The post from Sells used profanities describing NFL players who knelt during the national anthem at this past weekend's games.