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(AUDIO): Missouri state treasurer Vivek Malek appears on “Wake Up Mid-Missouri”

Missouri state treasurer Vivek Malek has completed his first 100 days in office. He joined us live on 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” to discuss that and the federal debt ceiling debate on Capitol Hill. Treasurer Malek is praising the MOScholars program, saying it’s helped more than 1,500 students. He tells listeners that parents should decide how to school …

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UPDATE: Columbia doctor charged with rape posts bond; placed on GPS monitoring

37-year-old Dr. Travis Birkhead has posted a $50,000 surety bond and has been released from the Boone County jail, with GPS monitoring (October 2022 mug shot courtesy of the Boone County Sheriff’s Department) A Columbia physician who’s been jailed since October for allegedly raping a woman he met at a bar on the Business Loop has posted a $50,000 surety …

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Mizzou fires baseball coach; says it will increase its investment in the program

Mizzou athletic director Desiree Reed-Francois (2021 photo from 939 the Eagle) Mizzou has fired longtime head baseball coach Steve Bieser, and the school says a national search for its next baseball coach begins immediately. Mizzou athletics director Desiree Reed-Francois announced the firing on Sunday afternoon, saying the terms of Bieser’s contract will be honored by Mizzou Athletics. “Coach Bieser represented …

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UTV driver arrested for DWI after serious collision in Miller County

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 23-year-old Carter Halley of Brumley was operating this UTV on Route U in Miller County (May 29, 2023 photo courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Troop F Twitter page) A weekend crash between a UTV and another vehicle in Miller County seriously injures both drivers. The Missouri State Highway Patrol has arrested the UTV …

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Organizers pleased with Columbia Memorial Day ceremony turnout

The Boone County Courthouse is in downtown Columbia (2019 file photo from 939 the Eagle) About 200 people joined veterans from across mid-Missouri for Memorial Day’s wreath-laying ceremony at the Boone County Courthouse in downtown Columbia. ABC-17’s Joshua Blount from our news partner KMIZ reports the 40-minute ceremony included nearly two dozen wreath presentations. The Columbia Community Band provided music, …

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