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Twenty years after Dale Earnhardt Senior’s only Daytona 500 win, his iconic number 3 has won the Great American Race again—on a car driven by the grandson of Earnhardt’s longtime team owner. Austin Dillon used a last-lap pass in overtime to finish a quarter-second ahead of Darrell Wallace Junior, the first full-time African-American driver in […] Mon, 19 Feb 2018 04:17:01 +0000
According to the San Diego Tribune, free-agent first baseman Eric Hosmer has agreed to a deal with the Padres. Hosmer’s deal is for eight years, with an opt-out clause after five years. The first five years will have an average value of at least $20 million, according to multiple reports. Hosmer has won two Gold Glove awards, is […] Sun, 18 Feb 2018 13:05:37 +0000
Championships 106 Class 4 1st Place Match – Jeremiah Reno (Liberty) 43-0 won by major decision over Korbin Shepherd (Blue Springs) 41-5 (MD 11-3) 113 Class 4 1st Place Match – Cevion Severado (Christian Brothers College) 44-4 won by decision over Khyler Brewer (Staley) 54-6 (Dec 7-3) 120 Class 4 1st Place Match – Kai […] Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:59:07 +0000
Championships 106 Class 3 1st Place Match – Cayden Auch (Neosho) 52-3 won by fall over Jake Mann (Ladue Horton Watkins) 52-5 (Fall 3:02) 113 Class 3 1st Place Match – Oscar Ortiz (McDonald County) 42-5 won by decision over Nathan Pulliam (Rolla) 49-1 (Dec 4-2) 120 Class 3 1st Place Match – Clayton Singh […] Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:58:28 +0000
106 Class 2 Championships 1st Place Match – Joseph Semerad (Monett) 52-3 won by fall over Austin Coons (Odessa) 41-9 (Fall 5:27) 113 Class 2 Championships 1st Place Match – Joel Barrientos (Monett) 49-5 won by decision over Jake Huffman (Savannah) 46-5 (Dec 7-2) 120 Class 2 Championships 1st Place Match – Connor Brown (Oak […] Sun, 18 Feb 2018 12:57:34 +0000
BOONE COUNTY - A 10-acre fire threatened several homes just outside of Columbia Sunday.
The fire was near the Route Z exit off Interstate 70. Boone County Fire Protection District said no one was hurt and reported no building damage.
Boone County Fire Chief Scott Olsen said the fire burned through a part of the woods only accessible through private properties and backyards. He said he believes the fire started from a burn pile, but the cause was still under investigation.
"We'd like to caution everybody at this point and time to watch their outdoor burning," Olsen said.
He said burn piles are dangerous at this time of the year because of dry and windy weather.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 9:04:54 PM
ROCHEPORT - With all 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives up for election this November, campaigns are getting started around Missouri.
Democratic candidate Adrian Plank is running to represent the 47th District and his campaign kicked off Sunday in Rocheport.
Plank gathered with supporters Sunday at the Rocheport General Store to share why he is running and what he plans to do if he gets elected.
“The biggest thing that needs to happen is we need to give our democracy back to the people,” Plank said.
Plank said he wants to get big money out of politics because politicians act to benefit campaign contributors most.
Plank also wants to create new agricultural industry opportunities for mid-Missouri.
Republican Chuck Basye is the current representative for the 47th district in the Missouri House and is running for a third term.
“I want to keep advocating for better jobs coming into mid-Missouri, I think the right-to-work law is going to be beneficial in the long run,” Basye said.
Basye says he will run to represent the 47th until someone beats him or he reaches the maximum term limit.
If he wins, he said he wants to continue advocating for better jobs and helping veterans struggling with physical and mental injuries.
He said he is also working on a bill designed to help families who have children with a developmental disability outside of the autism spectrum pay for services and treatment for these disabilities.
The general election for the Missouri House is on Nov. 6.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 7:57:54 PM
The initial advisory said she was believed to be without her medication and could have been on the way to University Hospital in Columbia.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 7:30:45 PM
MONITEAU COUNTY - A California man was taken into custody after deputies reported finding a "substantial amount" of meth inside his car.
Deputies arrested Zacharey Martin, 27, after a K-9 officer alerted them to what they said they later found.
Moniteau County Sheriff Tony Wheatley said deputies stopped the car just outside of California on Highway 87 and requested a K-9 officer after they talked to Martin.
Wheatley said in a statement the flow of drugs in and out of Moniteau County has "slowed considerably."
"We will continue to take an aggressive approach to stop these individuals. My job is to protect our citizens and shield them and our children from this type of crime," Wheatley said.
Martin's bond was set at $50,000, according to the Moniteau County Sheriff's Office.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 7:20:06 PM
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia plans to pull together a group of professionals from diverse backgrounds to work on eliminating discrimination in its housing market.
Columbia’s Housing Programs Supervisor, Randy Cole, said the city has been eyeing the creation of a Fair Housing Task Force for a while. He said every five years, the city does an analysis of the its fair housing issues, such as economic and racial segregation, access to opportunities, affordable housing, etc.
“This task force is an opportunity to involve the community in that process to make sure that we are promoting fair housing in our community,” Cole said.
According to the National Fair Housing Alliance, there were 28,181 reported complaints of housing discrimination in 2016 nationwide, and 55 percent of the complaints involved discrimination on the basis of disability, followed by 19.6 percent for racial discrimination, and 8.5 percent for discrimination against families with kids.
Wayne Crawford is the executive director of the Missouri Inclusive Housing Development Corporation. The corporation is a state-funded nonprofit based in Marshall that provides free housing services to Missouri residents with disabilities.
Crawford said individuals with disabilities usually need more help when trying to work their way out of poverty, and it’s especially true in Columbia.
“Ladies and gentlemen on social security income in Columbia average around $733 a month in salary. The average rental for an affordable apartment in your community is $733 month,” Crawford said. “So, you can see the two numbers don’t come together very well.”
Crawford said just like in any other college towns, it’s common to see properties rented out by the bedroom in Columbia.
“Students could pay as much as $500 a month just for a bedroom,” he said. “When we look at our ladies and gentlemen in need who are making $733 a month—they can’t compete.”
Crawford said compared to other Missouri cities, Columbia is actually in an advantageous position, as the government has been “working very hard” to develop a good housing environment for people in need, and there are a multitude of social service organizations in town.
He said the more urgent thing to do is to bring the government and the organizations together.
“So, that the support agencies can explain what they want in the way of housing, where they need housing, who the housing will be for…” Crawford said.
According to the proposed resolution, the task force will consist of 15 members from these groups: Community Development Commission, Community Land Trust Organization Board, the city's planning and zoning commission, human services commission, disabilities commission, housing authority, Columbia Board of Realtors, Columbia Apartment Association, Columbia Home Builders Association, Columbia NAACP, social service providers, the local faith community and the Central City Neighborhood in Census Tracts 7, 9 or 21.
City council members appointed by the council will serve as co-chairs.
“The information we receive from this task force will shape how we allocate funds in the future,” Cole said.
If the council approves the resolution to create the task force Monday, its first meeting would be in April. Cole said he is confident the council will support the resolution.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 5:58:02 PM
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A federal judge followed through on his promise Wednesday and blocked abortion-restricting rules in Missouri, saying he's bound by a U.S. Supreme Court ruling and that the state is denying abortion rights "on a daily basis,… Wed, 19 Apr 2017 19:27:00 -0500
The city will solicit resident feedback on proposals to increase ridership on the city's bus system, in part by increasing how often buses arrive at each stop. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500
American Outdoor Brands will save nearly $2.8 million over a decade after the Boone County Commission unanimously approved tax breaks for the shooting and hunting equipment company on Tuesday. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500
Boone County deputies will conduct at least one sobriety checkpoint between Thursday and Sunday, according to a news release. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500
A Missouri State Highway Patrol DWI checkpoint in Moniteau County led to several arrests Friday, the agency said in a news release. Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0500