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Francisco Liriano won the 100th game of his career, and the Blue Jays scored five runs in the sixth inning to beat the Royals, 8-2, on Sunday afternoon at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals wrapped up the series having won two out of three and will head into Monday’s day off with a .500 record at […] Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:13:33 +0000
The St. Louis Cardinals announced a series of roster moves today, prior to their Sunday night game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Cardinals recalled outfielder Randal Grichuk and right-handed pitcher Mike Mayers and purchased the contract of rookie first baseman Luke Voit from Memphis (AAA). The team also announced that centerfielder Dexter Fowler (right heel […] Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:04:20 +0000
Golfers competed in the quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of Match Play at the 110th Annual Missouri Amateur Championship today at the St. Joseph Country Club. Four matches took place with players all fighting for a spot in the afternoon semifinal matches. The first match had the defending champion Sam Migdal facing the St. Charles native […] Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:58:47 +0000
((NASCAR)—The man who isn’t there WAS there at Sonoma this weekend. Carl Edwards showed up for some sponsor commitments but gave no encouragement to those who think he’ll be back in 2018. He told ESPN, “I haven’t talked to anyone and I haven’t even considered coming back. Not right now. It’s pretty clear if I […] Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:34:18 +0000
The Kansas City Royals rallied with four runs in the bottom of the ninth to stun the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 in the weekend series opener on Friday night. Whit Merrifield delivered his first career walk-off hit with a two-run double that scored Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon. All four runs in the ninth were […] Sat, 24 Jun 2017 12:00:36 +0000
JEFFERSON CITY - The congregation at the First Church of God in Jefferson City was treated to a unique experience on Sunday morning.
The African Children's Choir performed during the church's service.
Music for Life is the parent organization of the group and this is the 47th African Children's Choir.
This group offers kids more than just the opportunity to sing.
"This opportunity brings so many other opportunities for our children," said Linnet Nabatanzi, music director and former choir member. "Most of our children we bring out here are from basic families and when they come out on the road they are able to get sponsors that will be able to help them get through school."
Nabatanzi said being apart of the choir is not just about singing and dancing, but also their futures and helping change Africa one step at a time.
The money raised from offerings when they sing go to paying for their education.
"In Africa, we have to pay for school," Nabatanzi said.
The choir also gives these kids a chance to travel the world, something unimaginable for many where they come from.
"This tour basically was booked around the Midwest, so I guess this is where god led us this time," Nabatanzi said. "For most of them, none of their families ever dreamed of coming to America, but they are here. Coming to America is a big deal in our country."
The 46th African Children's Choir is currently finishing up touring England and the 48th edition of the Choir will be starting their journey across the world in December.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 4:59:32 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The number of Missouri House races lacking major-party opposition has been on the rise.
An analysis by The Associated Press of last fall's elections found that 60 percent of Missouri House races lacked a Republican or Democratic candidate — ranking in the top tier of states nationally.
That figure is up significantly since the last round of redistricting after the 2010 census. In the first decade of the 2000s, about 40 percent of Missouri House races lacked major-party opponents.
The AP's statistical analysis also shows that Republicans have had a consistent advantage under the 2011 House maps that has helped them enlarge their majority. The Republican tilt last fall was close to the median amount among all states analyzed.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 4:47:51 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - A domestic dispute ended with gunshots Saturday night after the Jefferson City Police responded to a weapons offense call in the 100 block of Havana Street.
Around 9:00 p.m., police say a 42-year-old male suspect fired gunshots into the air outside of his home.
Other occupants of the house were unharmed and made contact with a neighbor to notify authorities.
The suspect refused to surrender himself to police when they arived. The Jefferson City Police Department SWAT Team and negotiators were called in to take over the scene, where they persuaded the suspect to be taken into custody.
The suspect was transported and released to the Cole County Jail for first-degree domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 1:53:57 PM
ST. JOESPH, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Western State University is closing the oldest residence hall on campus.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the St. Joseph university decided to mothball Logan Hall for the fall because of its structural condition. The hall was built in 1971 and has an occupancy of 86. Space is available in six other residence halls that will remain open.
Western's director of residential life, Nathan Roberts, said a decision hasn't been made on what to do with the hall. He says administrators will assess enrollment trends before determining whether the hall will be put back into use with some renovation or knocked down so something new can be built in its place. The location is ideal because no other residence hall is closer to the student union.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:48:22 PM
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — A northwestern Missouri boy with a rare genetic disorder has fulfilled his dream of being a police officer.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that 15-year-old Dylan Golden's former elementary school principal, the St. Joseph Police Department and the Buchanan County Sheriff's Office teamed up to make him an honorary officer.
Dylan is battling CHARGE syndrome, which affects his vision, hearing and heart, and also stunts his growth.
Police Chief Chris Connally swore Dylan in as an honorary officer Tuesday. He sat in the SWAT vehicle and on the police motorcycles, in addition to receiving two uniforms adorned with his nametag.
Oak Grove Elementary Principal Mike Otto said Dylan is deserving of seeing his dream fulfilled because he is conquering the obstacles he has faced in his life.
Sun, 25 Jun 2017 12:40:47 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