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  • Volquez struggles as Royals fall to Texas
    Edinson Volquez struggled again as the Kansas City Royals fell to the Texas Rangers Friday night 8-3. Volquez dropped his record to 8-9 giving up six runs, five earned on nine hits over six innings. The Royals offense struggled scoring twice in the sixth and once in the seventh. Eric Hosmer provided the scoring in […]  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:46:24 +0000

  • Big innings send Cardinals to their third straight victory
    The St. Louis Cardinals notched a third straight win topping Miami Friday night 11-6.  The win propelled the Cardinals past the Marlins in the NL Wild Card standings. St. Louis did all its damage with three big innings, scoring three in the second, six in the fifth and two in the sixth. Tommy Pham hit […]  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:41:47 +0000

  • Corey Tate moves to Billikens bench from Mizzou
    St. Louis native Corey Tate has been tabbed an assistant coach for the Saint Louis University men’s basketball team, head coach Travis Ford announced today. Tate, a longtime coach at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo., spent last season as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Missouri. “I am thrilled to welcome Corey […]  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:26:17 +0000

  • Fulton State Hospital project is on-schedule
    Fulton State Hospital’s Energy Control Center and Services Building is the first structure to be finished as part of the hospital’s $211 million rebuild project. Missouri Department of Mental Health Division Director Dr. Rick Gowdy testified about the building this week. “And that is the center that is the heart of all of the operations […]  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:30:24 +0000

  • Study: Missouri ranks last in state worker pay
    Missouri has the lowest paid workers in the nation, with the average base salary being just shy of $38,000. That’s according to a study by St. Louis-based CBIZ Human Capital Services. Base salaries for Missouri’s state employees are more than 10% below what is considered competitive in the job market. CBIZ says the state would […]  Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:04:39 +0000

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  • Missouri authorities bust marijuana grow operation
    Missouri authorities bust marijuana grow operation

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two people have been charged in connection with a marijuana grow operation in south-central Missouri.

    Laclede County Sheriff Wayne Merritt says investigators in a helicopter Wednesday spotted what looked like a cluster of marijuana plants on a farm in Eldridge. The sheriff's office obtained a warrant and searched the property.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports authorities recovered processed marijuana, 3,810 marijuana plants, seven guns and about $3,500 in cash. Merritt says the value of the marijuana is about $14,000. He says it's the largest marijuana grow operation he's encountered in Laclede County.

    Jerry Parrish and Allen Crumrine face charges including second-degree drug trafficking. No lawyer is listed for Parrish in online court records. Crumrine's lawyer didn't immediately return a call Saturday.

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  • Animal behavior researchers host event on MU Campus
    Animal behavior researchers host event on MU Campus

    COLUMBIA - The Animal Behavior Society held an event for families to come and learn about animal research.

    The group held the event at the Anheuser Busch Natural Resources Building on MU Campus.

    Attendees of the Adventures in Animal Behavior event were able to participate in activites like radio-tracking fake mice, blow-darting pictures of baboons and feeling the world like a spider.

    "I think it's important on one hand for people to see what animal behavior researchers do, but it's also important for the scientists to communicate their research to the public. So I think it's important from both perspectives," event coordinator Emilie Snell-Rood said.

    This kicked off the 53rd annual Conference of the Animal Behavior Society, which goes through Wednesday.

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      Sat, 30 Jul 2016 4:19:38 PM

  • St. Louis County police union hacker gets new restrictions
    St. Louis County police union hacker gets new restrictions

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man convicted of charges stemming from a cyberattack that disabled the St. Louis County police union website faces new restrictions.

    Justin Payne pleaded guilty in 2015 to possessing an unregistered firearm and a misdemeanor count of damaging a protected computer. He was accused of using Twitter accounts to unleash a 2014 cyberattack that overwhelmed the St. Louis County Police Association website.

    He was sentenced to 18 months and was released from prison to a halfway house in June.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports authorities told a judge recently that Payne tweeted about the Dallas police shooter and made derogatory comments about police and the FBI.

    Payne agreed to new computer and cellphone restrictions, as well as six months of house arrest and location monitoring.

    Payne's lawyer declined comment.

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  • Concealed carry class teaches gun responsibility
    Concealed carry class teaches gun responsibility

    COLUMBIA - With shootings and gun control in the news, one concealed carry class taught some mid-Missourians about gun safety. 

    The event was put on by the locally-based Defense and Survival Academy. The goal of the class is to educate people on the legal responsibilities of gun ownership, gun safety and target practice. 

    In addition to learning the basics of owning a gun, the owner of Defense and Survival Academy David Swindell went over the proper way to hold a gun as well as methods for concealment. He also shared personal stories related to his experience as a holder of a concealed carry permit. 

    Despite being the owner of a gun, Swindell said at the end of the day the goal is to not use it.

    "Our whole principal is to avoid the situation or to deescalate the situation," said Swindell. "Not to be a modern day cowboy."

    The Defense and Survival Academy also hosts events on survival and self-defense tactics. 

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  • New state park debuts in southern Missouri
    New state park debuts in southern Missouri

    EMINENCE (AP) — A 440-acre swath of southern Missouri that once included an outdoor music venue is the newest state park.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Echo Bluff State Park in Shannon County features trails, caves and streams.

    About 330 acres of the property once had been called Camp Zoe. Law enforcement officers raided the camp in 2010 because of outdoor drug sales, and owner Jimmy Tebeau forfeited the camp to the U.S. government and went to prison.

    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources bought the land at auction and added 100 acres. Tens of millions of dollars later went into building a lodge, playground, campgrounds, pavilions and two-bedroom cabins.

    Gov. Jay Nixon calls Echo Bluff a centerpiece to the region's tourism.

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      Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:43:06 AM

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  • Mental health department investigates suicide at Fulton State Hospital
    The Missouri Department of Mental Health is investigating the suicide of a patient who was in a treatment program at the Fulton State Hospital.   Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:02:00 -0500

  • Grant speeds up development of agriculture park in central Columbia
    Plans for a new agriculture-focused park in central Columbia received a $50,000 grant from the National Association of Conservation Districts.  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Effort aims to support local law enforcement with care bags
    After Mandy Lewellyn and a group of 10 Columbia residents handed the last of 425 care bags to University of Missouri police officers Thursday, Mandy’s 10-year-old son, Stu, reflected on the effort to  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Closure of Missouri River Bridge extended indefinitely
    The closure of the westbound Highway 54/63 bridge over the Missouri River has been extended indefinitely because of unforeseen structural repairs that crews discovered while painting the bridge.  Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Overturned semi backs up traffic on I-70
    A semitruck traveling on an Interstate 70 outer road rolled onto the interstate Thursday afternoon, injuring the two people inside the truck and backing up traffic.   Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:00:00 -0500


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