Rep. Reisch to face trial as judge refused to dismiss Twitter lawsuit

By Yue Yu, Columbia Missourian
A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit brought against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch for blocking someone on Twitter. The representative now faces a trial March 29 in Kansas City, according to a news release.

Emotional testimonies heard over anti-abortion bills in House committee

By Kyra Haas and Molly Jackson, Columbia Missourian
JEFFERSON CITY — It was a year ago Friday.
Jennifer Box and her husband got the results of early genetic testing on their 13-week pregnancy — their unborn child had a chromosomal anomaly, Trisomy 18. After countless appointments with specialists, Box says the experts’ consensus was bleak: the condition was lethal. Box decided to terminate her pregnancy.

Car thief caught in Bourbon

A Leasburg man stands charged with stealing a car from a Bourbon home, with an investigation showing that he had attempted to steal several other vehicles on the same date. As a result, Shane A. Lowder, 28, has been charged with two class D felonies – one for stealing and the other for first degree property damage.

College student show opens at Gallery Zeke in March

To know the direction art is heading in the 21st century, just watch what college and university art students are creating. The Steelville Arts Council is presenting the sixth annual exhibition of the art of students attending colleges and universities held at Gallery Zeke throughout March.  

Echo Bluff State Park to host Dark Sky Astronomy Event March 2

Come to Echo Bluff State Park for a Dark Sky Astronomy Program from 7:30-9:30 p.m., Mar. 2. Meet on the “Sky Porch” at Bluff Top Pavilion parking lot. The Dent County Astronomers will have their scopes set up and ready to view constellations and the Milky Way. Learn about how light pollution obstructs our view of the sky in cities and towns around the world and what we can do to keep our skies dark.