Category Archives: Regional News

Columbia Airport Expansion

Contractors are planning to start reconstruction of a runway at the Columbia Regional Airport, reflecting the increasing popularity of the largest airport in mid-Missouri. The airport will use an $11 million federal grant and transportation sales tax

2 charged in Missouri interstate crash

     (AP) – Two women are facing kidnapping charges following a crash along Interstate 70 that injured three children in Missouri.      The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that 31-year-old Demetres Washington and 22-year-old Nia Boldridge were each indicted on

Missouri unemployment ticks down

      (AP) – A new report shows Missouri's jobless rate is ticking down.       Missouri Department of Economic Development data released Tuesday show unemployment dropped to 4.2 percent in January from 4.4 percent in December.       That's also down compared

Amazon resists yielding data in slaying inquiry

     (AP) Amazon is resisting an effort by Arkansas prosecutors to obtain possible recordings from a slaying suspect’s Amazon Echo device, saying authorities haven’t established that their investigation is more important than a customer’s privacy rights.      The issue

6-year-old fatally shot in St. Louis

     (AP) – St. Louis homicide and child abuse detectives say it appears a 6-year-old girl was shot to death by another child while her mother and the woman’s boyfriend were sleeping.      The child’s 27-year-old mother and the