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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Car flips on Highway 63

Around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday morning, a man driving his car northbound near Highway 63 and Stadium rolled over. No other cars were involved in the accident.  I went out to the site after the 9 AM hour of the morning show wrapped up. When I arrived, authorities were completing their investigation and preparing to tow the car [...]