January 26, 2015
The Bicycle and Pedestrian Commission is considering four options for a trail that would connect the Grindstone Nature Area to Stephens Lake Park. PedNet, an active transportation advocacy group, has recommended to the commission the development of options 1 and 3. Check out the proposed trails for the project.
January 24, 2015
Columbia, typically at outlets close to highways.
The Environmental Protection Agency requires diesel vehicles to use diesel exhaust fluid, injected into the exhaust stream, to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides into the air. Diesel exhaust fluid is available in
Selective Catalytic Reduction systems are a new kind of emissions control system for diesel engine vehicles.The system uses diesel exhaust fluid, an ammonia-based liquid, to turn nitrogen oxide — a pollutant — into nitrogen, oxygen and a small amount of carbon dioxide. The diesel exhaust fluid tank is stored where a spare tire would go in a normal car. This system can reduce emissions in diesel vehicles to meet 2010 Environmental Protection Agency standards.
January 5, 2015
Many of the fatal crashes in the 13 counties that Troop F patrols follow six trends in 2014. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, inattention is the leading cause of accidents. Drivers veer off and over-correct into the opposite lane or on the side of the road. Accidents also commonly happen when merging onto the highway or when drivers fail to notice slowed or stopped traffic ahead. About 70 percent of fatal accidents fall into one of those categories.
December 18, 2014
A law that passed in the last legislative session created a new position in the medical field between a physician assistant and a medical doctor. The position is intended for students who graduate from medical school but don't get a residency. It's designed to be a non-permanent position.
December 7, 2014
A man with a handgun robbed the Denny’s restaurant on Knipp Street early Saturday morning. The gunman ran away and nobody was hurt, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.
November 20, 2014
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November 10, 2014
Columbia Public Schools broke ground on a new elementary school in southwest Columbia on Monday. The school will be built on land purchased from the Sapp family for $2.8 million.
November 7, 2014
A new trail will allow pedestrians to cross Interstate 70 and safely walk to Cosmo Park. This is the first in a series of planned new trails and trail improvements.
October 30, 2014
In July, MU Extension researchers conducted a survey to estimate the price of pastureland per acre. Livestock graze in grassland areas. Northwestern and southeastern parts of the state were valued the highest by rural appraisers, real estate agents and brokers. There were 214 respondents. The land that was looked at was deemed “good” by the people who participated in the survey.
In July, MU Extension researchers conducted a survey to estimate the price of cropland per acre. The Bootheel, the most southeastern part of the state, was valued the highest by rural appraisers, real estate agents and brokers. There were 214 respondents who appraised land they deemed “good,” according to the survey.
NFL teams have drafted eight Missouri defensive linemen since 2001. Two more are expected to go pro next season — Shane Ray and Markus Golden. Ray is a redshirt junior but is pegged as a top-10 pick in most mock drafts.
October 26, 2014
Caleb Rowden and Tom Pauley are running for the 44th district seat in the Missouri House.
After years of incremental hiring and a standstill since 2010, Proposition 1 would allow the Columbia Police Department to hire 40 new officers.
in calls initiated by officers, meaning they spent less time seeking out issues in the community and more time responding to service calls. Officers try to spend a third of their time on each, and another third of their time doing paperwork associated with the service calls.
Since 2010, the Columbia Police Department has maintained a roster of 160 officers, departing from a trend of adding two to four officers per year going back to the 1990s. The freeze coincides with an 18 percent decrease
A Missourian analysis found that the Columbia Police Department has 2.13 officers for every 1,000 calls that it receives from residents, good for fourth highest out of the nine Missouri cities and college towns examined. But Proposition 1 would add 40 officers, putting Columbia just behind College Station, home to Texas A&M., which benefited from fielding nearly 30,000 fewer service calls than the Columbia Police Department in 2013.
October 25, 2014
In the 2014 general election, incumbent Vicky Hartzler is facing Herschel Young and Nate Irvin in the 4th Congressional District. It was redrawn in 2012, moving Boone County from the 9th District.
October 24, 2014
On Monday, Columbia City Council discussed staff recommendations for 10 miles of additional roadways to add to priority snow routes. The city would have to add new signage to the roadways at a cost of $800.
October 23, 2014
Pew Research Center found 40 percent of Internet users have personally experienced harassment online. Respondents to Pew Research Center said they were the target of at least one of the following online.