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Top Stories: St. Louis Alderman and mayoral candidate Antonio French was served with a lawsuit as he walked into a candidates’ forum last night. And a Missouri Congresswoman tells Columbia business leaders that Dodd-Frank should be repealed. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:05:49 +0000
Mizzou sophomore Sophie Cunningham was the hero on Sunday in the Tigers win over 6th ranked South Carolina. She was named SEC Player of the Week and was named national player of the week by just about every organization that hands out that honor. So, it’s got to be all about her right? Surely the […] Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:53:20 +0000
Dequon Miller scored a career-high 26 points for Missouri State, but the Bears were out-rebounded and out-hustled by Bradley down the stretch in a 77-68 loss at Carver Arena. Bradley (11-19, 6-11 MVC) was led by Luuk van Bree with 17 points to lead four Braves in double figures, including 12 by freshman Nate Kennell. […] Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:58:23 +0000
Missouri lawmakers are considering a proposal to place term limits on the state’s only four elected positions which currently don’t have any – Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State and Auditor . The measure would bring them into alignment with the governor, the treasurer and all house and senate seats. Enforcing term limits was […] Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:30:12 +0000
Two key GOP members of Missouri’s congressional delegation tell Columbia business leaders on Wednesday that they don’t like the controversial Dodd-Frank bill. U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer wants to repeal parts of it and fine-tune it. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Harrisonville) is calling for a repeal. Then-President Barack Obama (D) signed Dodd-Frank into law in 2010. […] Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:15:55 +0000
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County man has been found guilty of looting a Foot Locker store during riots that followed the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 30-year-old Steven Martin of Jennings was convicted Wednesday of second-degree burglary for stealing shoes on Aug. 11, 2014.
The crime occurred during riots after a white Ferguson police officer fatally shot Brown, who was 18, black and unarmed, on Aug. 9, 2014. A St. Louis County grand jury and the U.S. Department of Justice eventually cleared officer Darren Wilson of wrongdoing, and he resigned in November 2014.
Martin was among four men charged with breaking into the store. The others pleaded guilty to burglary or theft charges.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 7:47:46 AM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police have identified the man killed by an officer after allegedly shooting at police as they served a search warrant for drugs at a home.
Police said Wednesday that the man killed was 63-year-old Don Clark.
Police said a 40-year-old officer and colleagues were executing search warrants Tuesday night after a six-month investigation when Clark shot at them. The officer returned fire.
Clark was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. The officers were not hurt.
Police said illegal drugs, two guns and a large amount of ammunition were recovered as a result of the search warrants. The officer involved in the shooting is on administrative leave pending an internal investigation.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 7:45:18 AM
COLUMBIA – About 45 concerned Mid-Missourians had the opportunity to ask the important questions they want experts to answer Wednesday night. The American Constitution Society Missouri Chapter hosted the "Let's Talk Immigration" forum. It gave people a chance to voice their concerns about President Donald Trump's immigration policies.
People at the meeting inquired about a range of immigration related issues including Trump's executive orders and policy proposals on the subject. Some also voiced concern about the future of former President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, which was implement through an executive order. Despite vowing to overturn DACA during his campaign, Trump has backed off so far on reversing one of Obama's key immigration policies.
"It's a scary time for people," immigration lawyer Helene Fehlig Tatum said. She was one of the lawyers answering questions at the forum.
Fehlig Tatum also said she believes the complexities of current immigration law are the main reason for the current situation of 11 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S.
American Constitution Society Missouri Chapter Secretary, Jose Caldera said the goal of the forum was to better inform people about President Trump's immigration policies and give people the opportunity to seek legal advice from experts.
"The reality is that there's a lot of questions that people have that they want to ask of attorneys, but they might be too expensive or they just don't have time to go talk to an attorney. This was an opportunity for people to meet, one-on-one, to have a moment to express their concerns and to ask questions from experts and to have those questions answered, head on," Caldera said.
The American Constitution Society is a network of lawyers that tries to promote a progressive vision of laws and the constitution.
Tuesday, Trump announced new Department of Homeland Security policies to crackdown on illegal immigrants.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 1:47:12 AM
BOONE COUNTY - A motorcycle crash sent one person to University Hospital Wednesday night, according to a Boone County Sherrif's Department deputy.
The crash happened at the 3500 block of Highway 163 East, just west of South Bennett Drive.
Emergency crews from the Boone County Fire Protection District, University Hospital, the Boone County Sheriff's Department, and the Missouri State Highway Patrol responded just before 6:00 p.m.
Some parts of the motorcycle had fallen off in the crash, which was damaged, but not destroyed.
The Highway Patrol has not released any additional information.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 7:43:24 PM
COLUMBIA - The Boone County Cyber Crimes Task Force investigated an apartment at the Lakewood Apartment Complex Wednesday afternoon.
According to Boone County Sheriff's Department Sergeant Tracy Cleeton, Detective Tracy Perkins with Cyber Crimes was helping with an FBI investigation.
People appeared to be going in and out of a room near apartment 218.
According to Signal Security, the investigators had left the scene by 5:15 p.m.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 7:30:40 PM
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Restoration of the MKT Trail is scheduled for completion by late fall, more than a year after work on a major sewer project closed parts of the trail. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0600
A tax deal for an organic dairy plant coming to Columbia will be publicly introduced to the Boone County Commission on Thursday after taxing districts unanimously approved the deal Tuesday. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0600
A Fulton man was crushed to death Monday by a pipe while building a road in a Minneapolis suburb. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0600
A gas leak detected a little before noon shut down part of a major Columbia street for more than an hour Tuesday. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0600
Defending the Affordable Care Act from Republican efforts to repeal it was the theme Tuesday for a town hall-style event at the Columbia Activity & Recreation Center. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:00:00 -0600