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  • Aledmys Diaz honors his friend with emotional grand slam (VIDEO/AUDIO)
    Cardinals rookie shortstop Aledmys Diaz grew up on the same street as Jose Fernandez when they were kids.  The last few days have been especially difficult for Diaz and after returning from a memorial service for the Marlins pitcher who died Sunday in a boating accident, he honored his friend on the field with a […]  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:42:50 +0000

  • Offense picks up Wainwright after slow start. #STLCards hang with Wild Card leaders
    Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright had to work out of two bases loaded jams in the first three innings and was up to near 70 pitches after the third.  Amazingly, the Reds only led 2-0 and the St. Louis bats got going as the Cardinals pulled away for a 12-5 win Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. […]  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:30:51 +0000

  • World Series champs fighting to the end
    Billy Burns hit a sacrifice fly to score Raul Mondesi in the bottom of the 11th inning as the Royals topped the Minnesota Twins, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals’ elimination number for the American League Wild Card remained at 1. Mondesi drew a walk off Twins reliever Tommy Milone and then stole […]  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:20:37 +0000

  • Southwest Missouri lawmaker interested in daylight saving time constitutional amendment
    State Rep. Mike Kelley (R-Lamar) tells Missourinet he’s interested in filing a proposed constitutional amendment that would make daylight saving time the new standard time. He says he will “probably” re-file the daylight saving time legislation, if he’s re-elected in November. “There still seems to be a lot of interest (in his proposal), a lot […]  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:35:28 +0000

  • M.U. debate expert sees Clinton lead, challenges
    A University of Missouri professor thinks Monday night’s presidential debate sets up anticipation for the next two face-offs. M.U. Communications Professor Mitchell McKinney’s been tracking presidential debates since the late 1980’s.  He also did extensive research on every candidate’s performance in during this year’s primaries. McKinney notes Hillary Clinton came out ahead in snap polling, […]  Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:30:08 +0000

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  • Police investigate Kansas City homicide
    Police investigate Kansas City homicide

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Authorities are investigating Kansas City's 88th homicide of the year.

    Police said in a news release that the victim was down inside a residence when officers responded Tuesday night. The man was declared dead at the scene. Police didn't immediately release the man's name.

    The release says there is no information about a suspect. Police are asking anyone with information to call a tips hotline.


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  • Show-Me state offers new way to plan couple getaway
    Show-Me state offers new way to plan couple getaway

    COLUMBIA - It does not have to be the summer travel season to get away, right?

    The Missouri Division of Tourism, in accordance with H&L Partners, recently launched a fall microsite aimed to entice couples to travel to the state during this time of year. The website showcases Missouri's fall happenings, which include festivals, outdoor adventures, lodging and food options.

    The MRI 2015 Doublebase Study suggests that approximately 72 percent of Missouri’s fall travelers are couples looking for romantic weekend getaways.

    To find out what is happening in each region of Missouri, you can choose between Northwest, Northeast, Central, Southwest or Southeast regions.

    This website is also launching the “It’s Your Show” campaign, which features user-generated content created by real groups of travelers throughout the state. The fall microsite hosts both videos and imagery created for the campaign to provide users with a well-rounded look at fall travel in the state.

    You can visit the fall microsite at http://www.VisitMO.com/fallforall. 

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  • Jefferson City looking at options at how to spend federal grant money
    Jefferson City looking at options at how to spend federal grant money

    JEFFERSON CITY- City officials are asking for public input on what to do with funds from the federal government.

    There was a hearing Tuesday for Jefferson City's 2017 community development action plan based on the city's Community Development Block Grant funds, which comes from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    There are five potential areas for the funds, including:

    • Homeowner support program
    • Money for local non-profits
    • Infrastructure improvement
    • Demolition assistance
    • Administration and planning.

    "Based off the information and based off the input from the community as to what is needed, that's how we pick and choose our projects, based on the need," Neighborhood Services Coordinator Jayme Abbott said.  

    Abbott said this year Jefferson City is planning to install a sidewalk at the 900 block of Broadway, which includes a new sidewalk for the kids who walk to nearby South Elementary School.

    "It does benefit more the community areas, so not just one household is being benefitted, it is the whole neighborhood that benefits from the improvements that are provided from the infrastructure improvement," Abbott said. 

    "We made increased budgets in one area if we feel that there is a project that would benefit more, providing a bigger impact," Abbott said. "Overall the purpose of the Community Development Block Grant program is to, you know, to increase the economic vitality of the community to create sustainable living situations and create better housing choices," Abbott said. 

    Copies of the plan will be made available at Missouri River Regional Library, City Hall and online.

    The comments on the draft 2017 Annual Action Plan will be accepted through October 28.

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  • United States ranks last in paid parental leave worldwide
    United States ranks last in paid parental leave worldwide

    COLUMBIA - A recent PEW Research study found the United States ranks last out of 41 countries in terms of paid parental leave, providing its citizens with zero.

    Estonia took first place with 87 weeks of paid leave. Other countries ahead of the U.S. include Japan, Canada and the United Kingdom. The United States was the only country in the study to not offer any amount of paid time off to its citizens. 

    Jennifer Tveitnes, a Columbia mother of two young boys, works at Boone Hospital. Both her and her husband work full time, as do almost half of all two-parent American households. 

    Tveitnes said she thinks America is far behind in mandating paid parental leave for all businesses. 

    "It's already a stressful time bringing a new child into the world and so to also have to stress about finances on top of that," she said. 

    Even past the infant stage, juggling work and being a mom is a challenge for Tveitnes. 

    "That can be hard when they're sick and you're sick, finding daycare. Do I take off? Do I use my time?," Tveitnes said. 

    Donald Trump in his platform proposes American mothers get six weeks of paid leave. Hillary Clinton proposes up to 12 weeks of paid family leave for parents of both genders. 


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  • Columbia works to become a hot spot for medical tourism
    Columbia works to become a hot spot for medical tourism

    COLUMBIA- Plans to make Columbia a top destination for healthcare are in the works.

    The Mayor's task force on medical tourism held its first meeting Thursday afternoon. Mayor Brian Treece, along with eight representatives for healthcare and hospitality services, discussed ways to make Columbia a top destination for medical care.  

    “Health care is such an important part of Columbia's growing economy. I thought it was important to put together those healthcare providers that drive the quality of care in our community," Mayor Brian Treece said.

    The members discussed ways to market Columbia's healthcare services. Vivek Puri, Vice President of Hampton Inn and Suites at MU and The Broadway Hotel, said it is important to give patients and their families VIP treatment. He said hotel owners need to give preference to these customers over anyone else, regardless if its a sell out night.

    "That kind of treatment will get out by word of mouth, and that’s advertisement we can never buy," Puri said.

    Puri also suggested creating an online portal where patients can go on the computer and access information on housing, transportation and all the different medical services in the area.

    Members also mentioned the need for an airport expansion.





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  • Hallsville clinic reopens with Wednesday ribbon-cutting
    A ribbon-cutting at 10 a.m. Wednesday officially will reopen a medical clinic at 501 N. Route B in Hallsville.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • Man arrested after traffic stop uncovers cocaine, stolen gun
    Corey Dewayne Coates, 46, was arrested Sunday evening on suspicion of four drug and weapon-related felonies after Missouri State Highway Patrol searched his vehicle and found cocaine and a stolen gun.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • MoDOT schedules meeting over Callaway County bridge project
    The Missouri Department of Transportation will host a public meeting from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Callaway Electric Cooperative Headquarters, 1313 Cooperative Drive, Fulton, to provide information about work planned for 12 Callaway County bridges in 2017.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • Columbia Safety plans local expansion, new site
    Columbia Safety will move its headquarters and Columbia operation to a 100,000-square-foot facility at 1391 E. Boone Industrial Drive after a $2.1 million building renovation.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0500

  • Striping starts Wednesday on Boone County roads
    America’s Parking Remarking, a contractor for Boone County Resource Management, will paint stripes on county roads from about 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, the county said in a news release.  Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:00:00 -0500


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