LGBTQ community fights back against Columbia church's sermon
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 8:41pm
COLUMBIA — After a controversial sermon at The Crossing on Sunday, the LGBTQ community is calling for those involved to cut ties with it.
The Crossing's co-pastor Keith Simon gave a sermon on Sunday about gender dysphoria, which the American Psychiatric Association defines as a conflict between a person's assigned gender and the gender they identify as.
Princeton Review names MU one of the best colleges
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 7:16pm
COLUMBIA - The Princeton Review named the University of Missouri to three of its "best" lists.
MU made the list for "The Best 385 Colleges," "Best Midwestern" and "Green Colleges."
Get paid $1,000 to watch Disney movies, plus a free year of Disney+
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 6:25pm
Walt Disney once said, "All dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." If your dream is to get paid one-thousand dollars to watch 30 Disney movies in 30 days, then Reviews.org may make it a reality.
The company is running this contest leading up to the launch of Disney+, a streaming service from the company behind the most famous mouse in the world. The service will launch on November 12, 2019. However, you only have until the end of November 7, 2019 to apply for this gig.
Some Landmark Bank positions to be eliminated after merger
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 6:01pm
COLUMBIA - Simmons Bank, the Arkansas-based bank which bought Landmark Bank over the summer, confirmed some positions will be eliminated.
In an e-mail to KOMU 8 News on Thursday, a spokeswoman for Simmons said the following:
Jefferson City project aims to remove barriers for homeless
Posted on 18 October 2019 at 4:23am
JEFFERSON CITY - The fifth annual Project Homeless Connect begins Friday.
The event provides support for those experiencing homelessness, or who are near homeless, to become self-sufficient. The project is based out of three main churches in downtown Jefferson City and each church provides a variety of different resources.
Former sheriff's deputy pleads guilty to child pornography
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 5:15pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Former Camden County sheriff's deputy Leonard Jerome Wilson pleaded guilty earlier today to receiving child pornography as part of a plea agreement accepted by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough.
The agreement also included Wilson surrendering his peace officer license and entering guilty pleas in two related state cases.
Grand jury indicts Boonville man for child molestation
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 4:33pm
BOONVILLE - A grand jury indicted a man on October 11 for one count of child molestation.
Robert Bosma, 72, is in the Cooper County jail; his bond is listed at $75,000. According to jail records, Bosma was arrested on October 14.
High Point school district arms select teachers in effort to protect students
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 3:21pm
HIGH POINT- In an effort to increase safety at school, High Point school district recently began arming select teachers.
This comes after the issue was brought up with the school board, who approved the move.
Annual report reveals Columbia Public Schools performance [embedded content]
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 3:17pm
COLUMBIA - Missouri school districts found out Thursday how well they performed over the last school year following the release of an annual report.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) released its Annual Performance Report (APR), which details how well individual schools and districts are performing when it comes to graduation, attendance, college and career readiness, and overall academic achievement.
New center aims to keep recently released inmates on the right path
Posted on 17 October 2019 at 2:46pm
COLUMBIA - Leaders of a support group say their new "Reentry Opportunity Center" will help give recently released inmates the resources they need to succeed.
In collaboration with the Missouri Department of Corrections, the group in2Action held an opening event for the center on Burlington Street Thursday morning.