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In 1811 and 1812, Missouri’s New Madrid Seismic Zone produced some of the largest earthquakes ever in the continental U.S. If a future quake is centered near the southeast Missouri fault, Jeff Briggs with the State Emergency Management Agency says the shaking will be felt for hundreds of miles in every direction. “That’s because of […] Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:59:34 +0000
There’s a crowded field of Republicans running for state Senate in Northeast Missouri’s vast 18th District. Four candidates are seeking to replace term limited GOP incumbent Brian Munzlinger of Williamstown, who’ll be leaving office at the end of 2018. Three state Representatives are vying for the Republican nomination in the conservative district – Nate Walker […] Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:05:28 +0000
An Arkansas man is heading to federal prison, for making several bomb threats to the Cedar County Courthouse in southwest Missouri’s Stockton. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Phillip Robison Jr. has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison, without parole. Robison admits he made three separate bomb threats in January 2016, because he […] Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:24:43 +0000
One female teenage victim and four traffickers have been captured in the St. Louis area as part of a nationwide sex trafficking sting. In the Kansas City area, two underage victims have been recovered. Nationally, 84 minors have been recovered and 120 traffickers have been arrested as part of Operation Cross Country XI that ran […] Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:09:32 +0000
The former CEO of Benchmark Healthcare in southeast Missouri’s Festus is heading to federal prison, for embezzling $667,000 in Medicaid funds. Johnnie Mac Sells was sentenced on Friday to pay back the money he pocketed, and also to serve 41 months in prison, the maximum sentence allowed under federal law. Sells admitted to spending $185,000 […] Wed, 18 Oct 2017 16:00:48 +0000
BOONEVILLE - Police took two into custody after a car chase late Wednesday night.
Police said the chase began on I-70 near Rangeline Road. It ended at mile marker 99 in Booneville.
Cooper County Sheriffs, MO State Highway Patrol and Boone County Sheriffs assisted in the chase.
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:09:37 AM
ST. LOUIS - Southwest's first all-female crew took off from Missouri on Wednesday.
The flight traveled from St. Louis to San Francisco.
The airline celebrated by tweeting photos of the crew before take-off.
The flight is historic for Southwest but isn't unprecedented.
In March, Air India became the first airline to fly a round-the-world flight with an all-female crew.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:07:13 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jaden Schwartz had his third career hat trick to help the St. Louis Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Schwartz has four goals and six assists this season and has at least one point in six of the Blues' first seven games. It was his 51st career multi-point game and fourth this season.
Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and an assist, Kyle Brodziak also scored, and Jake Allen made 22 saves. The Blues snapped a two-game losing streak.
Duncan Keith and Ryan Hartman had late goals for the Blackhawks, and Corey Crawford made 28 saves.
Schwartz opened the scoring at 4:46 of the first period, tucking in a backhander off Tarasenko's feed.
Schwartz left the game eight minutes later after going awkwardly head-first into the boards after getting tangled with Richard Panik on a partial short-handed break.
Schwartz returned in the second period, and gave the Blues a 2-0 lead at 5:59. Allen's outlet pass off the boards created a 2-on-1 with Schwartz and Sammy Blais. It was Allen's fourth career assist.
Tarasenko made it 3-0 two minutes later, scoring his fifth of the season by stripping Artem Anisimov in front of the Chicago net.
St. Louis outshot Chicago 26-8 in the first two periods, including 17-4 in the second. The four shots in each of the first two periods were a season low for the Blackhawks in a period.
Brodziak scored at 7:01 of the third. It was the first time this season the Blues' third or fourth line scored.
After Keith and Hartman scored for Chicago, Schwartz completed the hat trick with an empty-net goal.
NOTES: Blackhawks television analyst Eddie Olczyk, who is battling colon cancer, received a standing ovation from the crowd of 18,752 after being recognized late in the first period. Olczyk was back in the booth for the first time since his diagnosis in August. ... Blues F Alexander Steen (broken left hand) was activated from injured reserve and made his season debut. To make room, the Blues waived F Wade Megan. ... Blues F Paul Stastny is one point shy of 600 for his career. ... Blackhawks C Nick Schmaltz (upper body) returned after missing four games.
Blackhawks: Host Edmonton on Thursday night.
Blues: Travel to Colorado on Thursday night.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:06:59 PM
COLUMBIA - Columbia Police Department responded to a call at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in West Columbia.
They are investigating a death that has not yet been verified as foul play or not. CPD is currently waiting on the investigative team to be granted a search warrant.
"The death was discovered by a family member and they called in at 4:12 p.m.," Sergeant Mike Youtsey said.
CPD arrived on the scene three minutes later, but in order to continue with a proper investigation a search warrant is necessary. According to Sgt. Youtsey, requesting a search warrant is typical procedure in death investigations.
CPD is staying at the house to keep crime scene integrity, and are waiting for detectives and the warrant.
The forensic and detective teams arrived at 10 p.m., the investigation is still ongoing.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 7:39:04 PM
ASHLAND - Children, parents and politicians attended a Youth Town Hall featuring Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, R-Missouri, Wednesday evening at the Ashland Optimist Club building.
Three middle school students, two of which are home-schooled, put together the Youth Town Hall. Jacob Schelp, the 11-year-old behind the idea, became interested in history when he was just 5 years old. As he aged, his love for history expanded into politics.
“History has a lot to do with politics,” Schelp said.
He said he wanted to create a Youth Town Hall that’s more geared toward his age group. Schelp said he attended several forums, but noticed there weren't any children there his age.
“So, I thought to myself, ‘Why don't I make a Youth Town Hall so kids can have a Youth Town Hall that’s based on them,’” Schelp said.
Zack Sample and Claire Thurnau also helped organize the event. Thurnau said she thought it went really well, despite a low head count. Around 4 to 5 rows were filled.
“Even if we do have a smaller audience, we’re still getting questions asked and still getting answers to it,” Thurnau said.
Rep. Sara Walsh, R-Ashland, Sen. Caleb Rowden, R-Columbia, and Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, made an appearance.
Although Hartzler is a Republican, Schelp said the event was non-partisan. However, Jordan Narrol, a Hickman High School freshmen, said he didn't like the setup of the questions for Hartzler.
“When I tried to ask her questions she would answer with like ‘Oh wow that’s really nice that you're asking this’ and then not really answering the question to the fullest degree,” Narrol said.
He said he didn't like the fact that people had to submit their questions in beforehand.
“You couldn't have political questions, but she can have political answers, so it’s just a 30 minute advertisement for Vicky Hartzler," Narrol said.
Schelp said he’s thinking about making a club so people around his age can join. He said it could be a conservative club or just a non-partisan club.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 7:14:56 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