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  • Cardinals move within half game with win over Brewers
    Jack Flaherty tossed six scoreless innings as the Cardinals topped the Brewers 5-2 in St. Louis. Flaherty allowed just three hits in the win and Bud Norris closed out the save. Marcell Ozuna and Kolten Wong had two RBI apiece and Jedd Gyorko hit a solo homer. St. Louis has won nine of its last […]  Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:57:58 +0000

  • Up and down Chiefs top Falcons
    It took a little while, but the Kansas City Chiefs first team offense finally put points on the scoreboard in a 28-14 preseason win at Atlanta Friday night. Kansas City’s new starting quarterback, Patrick Mahomes, had an up-and-down game. The second-year player was intercepted on a deep throw by Falcons safety Damontae Kazee, who drifted […]  Sat, 18 Aug 2018 09:55:23 +0000

  • Ashcroft says Missouri farmers are optimistic about the future (AUDIO)
    SEDALIA, Mo.- Missouri’s Secretary of State is praising the State Fair in Sedalia, noting that Missouri farmers feed the world. Jay Ashcroft (R) spoke to Missourinet at the Governor’s ham breakfast on Thursday. He says coming to the fair is fun. “Meeting the people of Missouri, talking to them and getting their ideas, this is […]  Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:55:14 +0000

  • Parson to drop Missouri’s top cop
    Missouri Department of Public Safety Director Drew Juden is leaving the agency at the end of this month, but not on his own accord. Gov. Mike Parson’s spokeswoman, Kelli Jones, tells Missourinet the governor wants to go in a different direction. “The governor has the ability to choose his or her own administration,” she says. […]  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:40:06 +0000

  • Missouri nail company cites Trump’s tariffs for additional layoffs
    Mid Continent Nail Corporation in southeast Missouri’s Poplar Bluff has laid off about 160 workers since President Trump’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports began on June 1. The company now employs fewer than 340 workers, down from about 500 before the tariffs took effect. Temporary workers have been let go and some permanent workers […]  Fri, 17 Aug 2018 16:49:42 +0000


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  • Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle
    Drought takes toll on Missouri farmers' crops, cattle

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Parts of Missouri are so dry that corn crops are suffering and hay for cattle is in short supply, with water becoming increasingly scarce, experts say.

    Missouri has had below-average rainfall since winter. The U.S. Drought Monitor map shows that nearly all of Missouri is experiencing drought, with several counties in the northwestern part of the state facing "exceptional" conditions — the most dire classification assigned by the monitor. Conditions were nearly as bad elsewhere along the northern tier and in southwestern Missouri.

    Much of the western U.S. is also experiencing drought. But Missouri is the only Midwestern state with such severe conditions. Parts of Kansas also are extremely dry, but most of Illinois and Nebraska, and the northern half of Iowa, are drought-free.

    "That isolated nature really hurts some corn growers because they're competing against other farmers in the Midwest that have had bumper crops," said Mark Fuchs, hydrologist for the National Weather Service office near St. Louis. "That puts a lot of them on the brink of financial ruin."

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture lists soil moisture as "short" or "very short" in four-fifths of the state. As for Missouri's corn crop, nearly half of it was listed as poor or very poor, according to the most recent USDA progress report. Only about a quarter was listed as good or excellent.

    The drought has also hurt pastures, with about three-quarters in poor or very poor conditions, according to the USDA report. Many pastures haven't been able to support grazing cattle, prompting farmers to feed cattle with hay that might normally be saved for winter. It's also hurt the hay crop, which is down about one-third from normal.

    "It has been a very bad summer following a very bad winter as far as the feed supply," said Eldon Cole, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist out of Mt. Vernon. "The winter was so long last year they had to feed hay until April. That caused them to run out of hay, and then we didn't have a good growing season."

    Kent Arnaud, 57, said this year's drought may be the worst since 1980 at the 1,500-acre (607-hectare) cattle farm he operates with his father and son near Monett in southwestern Missouri. Arnaud said he and his relatives are scrambling to find enough feed for the cattle over the winter. They've even sold off some calves early so they won't have to feed them in the cold-weather months. The calves are typically sold in November or December.

    "Unless we get an awfully good fall, we're going to be pretty nervous going into the winter," Arnaud said. "We need several rounds of soaking rain and cooler temperatures."

    Some farmers unable to sell drought-damaged corn were using it for cattle feed, Cole said.

    The weather forecast offers some hope. Fuchs said most of Missouri is expected to get at least an inch (2.5 centimeters) of rain over the next week or so, and some especially dry areas in northern and southern Missouri could see 2 inches (5 centimeters) of rain.

    "If we could squeeze that out of the atmosphere, that would certainly be helpful," Fuchs said.


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  • Construction worker injured at Sedalia worksite dies
    Construction worker injured at Sedalia worksite dies

    SEDALIA (AP) — Officials say a worker injured near Sedalia in west-central Missouri has died.

    The Sedalia Democrat reports that 52-year-old Filipe' Murano died late Wednesday afternoon at University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia.

    Murano was injured Wednesday morning near the construction site of a new First United Methodist Church when a piece of masonry fell on him.

    Murano was a bricklayer for a sub-contracted masonry company from the Kansas City area.

    Pettis County Coroner Skip Smith says Murano was on Normandy Road near the construction site when the incident occurred. An autopsy performed Friday shows Murano died of blunt force trauma.

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    Information from: The Sedalia Democrat, http://www.sedaliademocrat.com


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      Sun, 19 Aug 2018 9:01:36 AM

  • UPDATE: Miller County shooting suspect in custody
    UPDATE: Miller County shooting suspect in custody

    MILLER COUNTY - The Miller County Sheriff's Office reported that suspected shooter Devin Mckie is in custody after being arrested in Jefferson City without incident on August 18th.

    Miller County Sheriff Louie Gregoire said two people suffered gunshot wounds Friday August 17 due to a shooting with Mckie involved. 

    On Friday and Saturday, Miller County searched for 18-year-old Mckie and considered him "possibly armed" and "dangerous."

    According to a press release, Mckie was charged with two counts of first degree assault and two counts of armed criminal action. Mckie is currently being held at the Miller County Jail with a bond set at $300,000.

    The sheriff said witnesses reported a physical altercation between the two victims that escalated to Mckie shooting both victims multiple times. The shooting occurred near VFW Road in Miller County. 

    Gregoire said a private individual transported the two victims to Lake Regional Hospital.


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      Sat, 18 Aug 2018 10:36:04 PM

  • Bikers contribute to raise funds for art festival, riding in two wheels
    Bikers contribute to raise funds for art festival, riding in two wheels

    BOONVILLE – About 100 people rode their bikes early Saturday to help raise funds for the 43rd annual Missouri River Festival of the Arts.

    Bike rider Helen Tergin Anderson came from Columbia to take part in the Missouri River Festival Bike Ride.

    "It was a great morning benefiting the Boonville Festival of Arts," she said. "We had beautiful scenery at mid-Missouri to enjoy it from our bikes. It was amazing, with good friends."

    The 35-mile bike ride started and finished at Thespian Hall, a pre-Civil War historic building in downtown Boonville. It started at 7:30 a.m. and finished around 11:30 a.m.

    Bike rider Jaimie Miller also came from Columbia to support the efforts of "Friends of Historic Boonville," the organization putting together the festival. 

    "I think it's really important to support the different entities in the community just because, you know, you give back to them and they give to you," she said. "The Boonville Festival of the Arts is really important because it does bring in a lot of things going on in the community."

    Kelly Smith, the executive director for the Friends of Historic Boonville, said people from around the state took part in the bike ride.

    "We have riders that come from mid-Missouri, and then Kansas City and St. Louis as well this year," she said.

    For over 20 years, the bike ride has taken place to raise funds for the festival and help with the maintenance of Thespian Hall, where it takes place. 

    "There is a lot of cost associated with putting on the festival and the preservation and maintenance of these buildings that is not covered by ticket expense at all," she said. "The money that we raise with the bike ride helps us continue to keep the festival at the caliber that it is."

    Smith said the Missouri River Festival of the Arts brings world-class caliber musicians to celebrate music and art.

    "It's unique in that it's been around for decades and it continues to be a success. It continues to attract people to the community, and it's a really unique joining together of artists from the St. Louis symphony and the Kansas City symphony," she said.

    The 43rd edition of the Missouri River Festival of the Arts will take place Aug. 23 through Aug. 25.

    In addition, there will be a visual art exhibit at the Historic Hain House, from Aug. 22 through Aug. 25.

    More information and ticket reservations are available on the Friends of Historic Boonville's website.

     


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      Sat, 18 Aug 2018 2:23:56 PM

  • Missouri deputies seize nearly $1M worth of marijuana
    Missouri deputies seize nearly $1M worth of marijuana

    PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in northwestern Missouri's Platte County say they've seized more than 200 pounds of marijuana from a van that led them on a chase.

    The Kansas City Star reports that the incident happened Friday afternoon when a white van refused to pull over, despite a squad car's lights and sirens behind it.

    Authorities say when the van finally pulled over, deputies searched it and found the marijuana, valued at $922,000.

    A man and a woman in the van were arrested on suspicion of felony delivery of a controlled substance. The woman, who was driving, also faces traffic charges.

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    Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com


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  • Judge blocks Missouri's abortion-restricting rules
    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

  • City seeks public input on bus system changes
    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

  • Boone County Commission approves tax incentives for American Outdoor Brands
    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

  • Sheriff’s department plans sobriety checkpoint
    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

  • Several arrested during DWI checkpoint
    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


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