Stories by Olivia
A local farmer discovered a sinkhole on his land last summer, and because of rain and moisture, it has recently grown bigger.
Ian Saxton loves that as an environmental public health specialist with the Cole County Health Department he’s not confined to a desk.
With items donated to Habitat for Humanity
River City Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Re-Store resale shop is in need of donations, including things such as appliances, furniture and home decor.
Local physicians, nurses, business leaders and law enforcement officers attended Gov. Jay Nixon’s visit to Capital Region Medical Center on Thursday in support of the governor’s plan to expand Medicaid.
Lindsey Forck and Alicia Arnett have been planning the Women’s Official Weekend, WOW Expo, for the past year, and both women say it has been quite difficult being new, young female entrepreneurs in Jefferson City.
The HALO Foundation’s Fifth Annual Artreach Auction will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Capitol Plaza Hotel.
The goal of Central Missouri Community Action’s “100 Man Luncheon” is to highlight the significant role that males, especially fathers, play in the education of children.
SSM Health Care has purchased Mexico’s Audrain Medical Center and its nine MedChoice rural clinics.
When rent isn’t paid, it may takes months for a landlord to take back his property from a renter, and sometimes only with a court judgment.
Elle Benage’s position with HALO Jefferson City allows her to combine her passion for art and her passion for kids.
Jefferson City and Columbia elementary school districts will compete to see which district can be the first to read “One Million Minutes in March.”
Rep. Jay Barnes filed a Medicaid transformation bill Tuesday that would streamline eligibility standards for Medicaid and result in fewer Missourians being eligible for the program.
Because of snow, Tuesday played out a lot like last Thursday for many social service agencies in the Jefferson City area. Local Red Cross volunteers are on standby in case their services are needed.
Two Republican-dominant committees rejected Democratic proposals Monday, regarding state Medicaid expansion.
While the Center of Hope offered people a warm environment and a tasty meal, the American Red Cross Heart of Missouri chapter staff and volunteers were on hand to assist where needed due to the weather.
The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri Chapter opened nominations for its 2013 Lifesaver Awards on Wednesday at a kickoff event at Central Bank Financial Center in Jefferson City.
Missouri Right to Life and pro-life supporters rallied Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol to show their support for abortion-related, pro-life legislation in the General Assembly.
Missouri House Rep. Mike Leara, R-St. Louis, filed a bill Monday evening that would make it a Class D felony for any member of the General Assembly to propose legislation that further restricts an individual’s right to bear arms.
A St. Louis legislator filed a controversial gun bill last week that local legislators say has no chance of passing, would be lucky to even make it to a hearing and is likely unconstitutional.
Rep. Jake Hummel, D-St. Louis, says a Medicaid expansion bill he filed Monday will create jobs, economic growth and help rural hospitals, as well as extend health care access to as many as 300,000 Missourians.
When Karen and Mike Michelsons’ youngest child went off to college, Karen decided Big Brothers Big Sisters was a way to solve an "empty nest." She became a “big” to then 6-year-old Heather.
Domestic violence is a reality in Missouri and Gov. Nixon said in his State of the State that although the state’s network of shelters provides a safe haven for thousands of women and children, many are turned away because shelters are full.
The 2013 business year officially began Friday for the United Way of Central Missouri at its annual meeting at Capitol Plaza Hotel. 46 new members were elected to 3-year terms on the governing body.
With a recent focus on violence and mental health in the news, Gov. Jay Nixon said he thinks it’s time for Missouri to move forward with mental health issues. He's proposing a 5-point plan.
Rep. Gary Cross says his adult daughter's diagnosis of pre-cancer cells could be due in part to her using a tanning device at a young age. He's introducing a House bill aimed at changing tanning laws.
For Carmen Fairley and her family, Partnership for Hope has been a blessing.
Todd Mayfield’s view of Missouri’s State of the State was quite different than anyone else’s. He had the honor of turning the teleprompter for Gov. Nixon as Missouri’s 55th leader delivered his address.
With St. Mary’s Health Center relocating to a new facility in January 2015, the center announced Sansone Group of St. Louis will work with potential buyers to purchase and redevelop the current center’s Jefferson City site.
With St. Mary’s Health Center relocating to a new facility in January 2015, the center announced Friday it has hired Sansone Group of St. Louis to work with potential buyers to purchase and redevelop the current center’s site, 100 St. Mary’s Medical Plaza.
Hope Driskill may be in Italy for a modeling job, but nothing will stop the Jefferson City native from watching the season premiere of “Survivor” at 7 p.m. Wednesday on CBS, on which she is a contestant.
Missouri should be using technology to help track the sale and possession of methamphetamine precursor drugs, the House Judiciary Committee was told during a public hearing Wednesday.
Although House Bill 87 will undergo another Missouri House vote before it moves to the Senate, the House gave first-round approval Tuesday to the bill, which would reinstate tax credits for donations made to various charitable organizations.
Family caregivers, sometimes called informal caregivers, are unpaid relatives who provide care to loved ones. Jean Leonatti, CEO of Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, said she has seen an increased need for them.
February is American Heart Month, a tradition practiced since 1963 to raise awareness about heart disease and heart health.
In his State of the State Address, Gov. Nixon outlined issues facing the state and how they fall within the state’s nearly $25.876 billion budget.
Purple and red have become Edi Lambert’s go-to colors. She joined Jefferson City’s Classy Red Hatters as a charter member in 2001 and was crowned queen of the group this month.
The Samaritan Center in Jefferson City is servicing a record number of families, although donations to the non-denominational interfaith support agency have decreased.
The American Cancer Society is currently taking orders for its oldest fundraiser, Daffodil Days.
Community members and hospital employees gathered Monday at St. Mary’s Health Center to celebrate the life and works of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Hundreds of Missourians gathered at the Veteran’s Memorial on the north side of the Missouri Capitol Saturday afternoon to rally for the Second Amendment, which allows Americans the right to keep and bear arms.
Pro-life supporters filled the Missouri Capitol Rotunda on Saturday morning for the 2013 Midwest March for Life.
12-week free program offers information, support to families
The NAMI-Missouri Family-to-Family Program is offering a free course in Jefferson City beginning in February. The course helps caregivers understand and support individuals with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being.
School-age children hit hardest among 15,634 Missouri cases
The influenza vaccine is in high demand in Cole County, as well as across the state and the country.
The Missouri River Regional Library board approved new mission and vision statements for the library during its meeting Tuesday night.
News Tribune reporter Olivia Ingle has accepted the Inaugural Day challenge of hitting every event of Inauguration 2013.
This legislative session is Monsignor Robert A. Kurwicki's second serving as chaplain for the Missouri House. He opens every session with a prayer, visits House members if they are sick and preaches in front of the body when voted to do so by members.
‘I had fear immediately’
Every two minutes, a child is forced into sex trafficking, according to the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, UNICEF.
The American Red Cross Heart of Missouri chapter’s United Way recovery committee is working to make up a $90,000 loss in funding from the Heart of Missouri United Way in Columbia.
Re-elected House Speaker Tim Jones outlined his “Triple E” agenda — “Economic Development, Energy Policy and Education” — as well as additional issues facing the House, in Wednesday’s Missouri House of Representatives’ opening ceremony of the 2013 legislative session.
Ag chief visits JC shelter to promote program
The Missouri Department of Agriculture is offering grants in 2013 for the Pet Spay and Neuter Program, which helps animal shelters, humane societies and non-profit rescue groups with the costs of spaying and neutering animals.