Highway Patrol promotes new assistant superintendent

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri State Highway Patrol announced Friday it was promoting Major Eric Olson to Lieutenant Colonel. Olson will also assume the role of assistant superintendent. According to a Highway Patrol press release, Olson will oversee the Professional Standards Division and Public Information and Education Division. Olson joined the Highway Patrol in 1990 … Continue reading Highway Patrol promotes new assistant superintendent

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One on One with MSA Presidential Candidates Nathan Willett and Payton Englert

Nathan Willett and Payton Englert are running for MSA president and vice president. My 23News colleague Jacob Caviani and I  spoke to them about why they decided to run, their plan to get students involved with MSA and improving MU's relationship with legislatures. Check out the interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBI55P6lUeo

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Jefferson City apartment fire causes $75,000 in damage

JEFFERSON CITY — The Jefferson City Fire Department said an apartment fire caused upwards of $75,000 in damage Friday afternoon. According to the department, firefighters responded to the 500 block of Senate Court around 4 p.m. after callers reported seeing flames from Castle Drive. When firefighters arrived on scene, they saw a fire on a deck was … Continue reading Jefferson City apartment fire causes $75,000 in damage

UPDATE: MU Responds to Travel Ban Targeting Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrwWM91oFFY Trump’s administration is planning on defending his travel ban after a federal appeals court refused to reinstate it, according to The New York Times. The ban targets seven predominantly Muslim countries: Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Somalia, Yemen and Sudan. Since it was announced, MU officials have reached out and offered help and support to … Continue reading UPDATE: MU Responds to Travel Ban Targeting Seven Predominantly Muslim Countries

Osage Beach police search for armed robbery suspects

OSAGE BEACH — Police are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery at the Osage Beach Premium Outlets around 8 p.m. Friday. The Osage Police Department said the robbery happened at Casual Male XL, and no injuries were reported. According to police, the first suspect is a black male who had a handgun during … Continue reading Osage Beach police search for armed robbery suspects

Angela Davis speaks at MU

MU students packed Missouri Theater Tuesday night to hear civil rights scholar and activist Angela Davis speak in honor of Martin Luther King Day. “We need to draw that history of struggle and recognize that through Dr. King, we are paying tribute to all those who came together and joined the campaign to end racism,” … Continue reading Angela Davis speaks at MU

Delta Upsilon suspends MU chapter for violating state law

The Delta Upsilon International Fraternity board of directors suspended its Missouri Chapter, according to a press release. The suspension comes after “repeated violations of Fraternity and university policy and state law,” according to the press release. Under the suspension, all chapter operations are indefinitely put on hold, and all initiated members have been placed on … Continue reading Delta Upsilon suspends MU chapter for violating state law

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Jefferson City Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire

JEFFERSON CITY- The Jefferson City Fire Department responded to reports of smoke coming from a building in the 200 block of Dunklin Street around 11 PM Friday night. When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were spotted on the second floor of an apartment structure. Firefighters were able to get the fire under control before it spread … Continue reading Jefferson City Fire Department Responds to Structure Fire