Columbia 4.22.16

New circuit judge appointed for Boone and Callaway counties

Gov. Jay Nixon announced Friday that he will appoint Jeff Harris, a Columbia lawyer, as the new circuit judge for Boone and Callaway counties.

Harris has a long history of legal and public service, both in Columbia and, earlier, in Kansas City. He will replace outgoing circuit judge Gary Oxenhandler.

Read KOMU’s coverage of the story here.

Columbia teachers press for higher pay

The Columbia Board of Education is set to meet with local teachers Friday to negotiate potential pay increases. The discussion will take place during a meeting at 5 p.m.

Read KOMU’s coverage of the story here.

Malfunctioning motor triggers fire at Lincoln University

Dawson Hall – tallest building on Lincoln University’s Jefferson City campus – caught fire Friday. After evacuation and a brief investigation, a malfunctioning air conditioning motor was found to blame.

Read KOMU’s coverage of the story here.

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Author: Zachary Reger

A graduate of the University of Missouri with degrees in journalism, philosophy and film studies, Zach's primary interests lie in political reporting, media production and social philosophy.

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