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  • SEC scoreboard: Bama routs A&M, Ole Miss sets up showdown with LSU

    October 19, 2014 12:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The top-billed game in the SEC this weekend turned out to be a dud, as Alabama beat up on Texas A&M 59-0, just one of many lopsided games in the league on Saturday. While the Tide rolled, Ole Miss ran its perfect record to 7-0 as... more »
  • New focus on minority voting after Brown's death

    September 13, 2014 10:33 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - A few miles from the street where Michael Brown died last month in Ferguson, Missouri, lies the grave of Dred Scott. Scott is the slave who went to the Supreme Court and tried, unsuccessfully, to be recognized as a free American citizen - 157 years ago. Michael... more »
  • Ferguson city council plans review board Play Video

    September 9, 2014 2:04 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Officials in Ferguson, Missouri, say they plan to establish a review board to help guide the police department, as the city council prepares to meet for the first time since the fatal shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old by a white police officer. The City Council has... more »
  • Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

    August 23, 2014 7:44 PM

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. - President Barack Obama is sending three White House officials to the funeral service of the Missouri teenager whose death in a police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, has sparked days of racial unrest. Leading the group for Monday's service will be the chairman of the My Brother's Keeper... more »
  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    August 21, 2014 1:09 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - Gov. Jay Nixon is ordering the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Nixon announced what he called a systematic withdrawal of Guard officers on Thursday. He says... more »
  • Quieter night in Ferguson, with fewer protesters Play Video

    August 21, 2014 2:15 AM

    ST. LOUIS, MO - It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers. They marched around a single block in the St. Louis suburb as a... more »
  • Protesters fill Ferguson streets night before attorney general's visit Play Video

    August 20, 2014 2:09 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - The streets of Ferguson are filled once more tonight with protesters demonstrating against the death of Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old who was fatally shot Aug. 9 by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who is white. But unlike previous nights, there were no immediate reports of clashes... more »
  • More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
  • Obama sending attorney general Holder to Missouri

    August 18, 2014 3:48 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is sending Attorney General Eric Holder to Ferguson, Missouri, to meet with federal law enforcement authorities investigating the police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Obama says Holder will travel to the St. Louis suburb on Wednesday. Holder recently authorized a federal autopsy on the body... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
  • Lawyer: Autopsy shows unarmed teen repeatedly shot

    August 17, 2014 11:56 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - A pathologist hired by the family of an unarmed Missouri teenager fatally shot by police says a bullet wound to his arm may have happened when he put his hands up, "but we don't know." Forensic pathologist Shawn Parcells said Monday that an independent autopsy shows 18-year-old... more »
  • Gov declares emergency, imposes curfew in Ferguson

    August 16, 2014 3:58 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency Saturday and imposed a curfew in the St. Louis suburb where a black teenager was shot to death by a white police officer a week ago. Nixon said that though many protesters were making themselves heard peacefully, the... more »
  • Police, protesters clash again in Ferguson

    August 16, 2014 10:33 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Anger spurred by the death of a black teenager at the hands of white police officer boiled over when protesters stormed into a Missouri convenience store - the same store that Michael Brown was accused of robbing. Police and about 200 protesters clashed again in Ferguson, Missouri... more »
  • Lawyer: Cops try to justify teen's shooting death

    August 15, 2014 1:24 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - The attorney for the family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb says police are trying to assassinate the victim's character by saying he committed a robbery that day. Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson on Friday identified Darren Wilson... more »
  • Protesters march through streets of Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 5:58 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Hundreds of people protesting the death of a Missouri teenager shot by a police officer are marching through the streets of Ferguson. The protests come as the Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking over supervising security in the St. Louis suburb amid criticisms of the police response.... more »
  • Missouri troopers to take over Ferguson security

    August 14, 2014 3:40 PM

    FLORISSANT, MO - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the Missouri State Highway Patrol will take over the supervision of security in the St. Louis suburb that's been the scene of violent protests since a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager. Nixon made the announcement at a news conference... more »
  • Group releases name it says is officer in shooting

    August 14, 2014 10:35 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - The hacker group Anonymous has released the name of the person that it says is the officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Associated Press has not been able to verify the name. Police and prosecutors have declined to name the officer,... more »
  • Protesters gassed, journalists arrested in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 10:25 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson aren't yet saying how many people were arrested during a night of violent protests over the shooting death of an unarmed black teen. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch says about 10 people were arrested -- including a St. Louis... more »
  • Scrutiny of police response increases in Ferguson

    August 14, 2014 2:12 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and politicians in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager have vowed to reach across the divide in a community in search of answers. In the streets of Ferguson, though, the polite dialogue heard at community forums is... more »
  • Police cite threats, won't name cop who shot teen

    August 12, 2014 12:04 PM

    FERGUSON, MO - The police chief in a St. Louis suburb where a police officer fatally shot an unarmed black teenager says he's holding off on publicly identifying the officer because of death threats. The officer was placed on administrative leave Saturday after fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown. Ferguson Police... more »
  • More than 30 arrests in violence following vigil for shooting victim Play Video

    August 11, 2014 10:15 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police say the FBI is taking over the investigation of a suburban St. Louis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed teenager. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson tells The Associated Press that he was informed Monday that the FBI was going to take over the investigation... more »
  • Police: Black teen shot in Missouri was unarmed

    August 10, 2014 2:40 PM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says 18-year-old Michael Brown was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police. Officials say it happened after an altercation with police. Belmar said at a news conference Sunday morning that a Ferguson Police officer had an encounter... more »
  • Mom accused of violating son's medical privacy

    July 23, 2014 7:50 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A mom is accused of violating her seven-year-old son's medical privacy by taking a picture of him being examined by a doctor. She was ordered to give up her cell phone after she posted the picture to social media. Mandy Kay Wilson says a security guard... more »
  • Remington rifle settlement

    July 8, 2014 7:17 PM

    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI- There's a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed a popular hunting rifle has a defective trigger mechanism that can cause injury or death. Remington Arms Co. was sued over its Model 700 bolt-action hunting rifle. The nationwide class-action suit was settled last week and a... more »
  • SEC announces football scheduling format

    April 27, 2014 11:43 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference on Sunday announced the format for future football scheduling that is a continuation of the existing format and adds a strength-of-schedule component that requires all schools to play an ACC, Big 12, Big Ten or Pac-12 opponent on an annual basis. The announcement comes... more »
  • Tulsa hires Missouri head coach Haith

    April 18, 2014 10:59 PM

    TULSA, Ok. - Tulsa has hired Frank Haith as its men's basketball coach after he spent the last three years at Missouri. The 48-year-old Haith said Friday that the move came quickly. He says he was contacted Thursday and got more and more interested, particularly by the school's upcoming move... more »
  • Pinkel gets raise, extension at Missouri

    March 6, 2014 2:28 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri football Coach Gary Pinkel has signed a new contract that boosts his annual salary above $3 million and extends his previous deal by three years. The new deal increases his guaranteed salary from $2.8 million to $3.1 million and boosts the total salary of his assistant... more »
  • Coach charged with child's murder

    February 19, 2014 7:34 PM

    SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI- A football coach is charged with murder in the kidnapping and death of a ten-year-old girl he's accused of grabbing off the street. Craig Wood is a middle-school coach and the body of Hailey Owens was found in a house he owns. Police say he and... more »
  • Obama applauds Missouri gay player for coming out

    February 16, 2014 7:03 PM

    RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Barack Obama is praising University of Missouri football player Michael Sam for announcing he is gay before the NFL draft. Obama says Sam's attitude is that he knows he can play great football and that he should be judged only on those facts. Sam could... more »
  • Reports: Missouri All-American says he is gay

    February 9, 2014 8:10 PM

    Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL. In interviews with ESPN, The New York Times and Outsports, Sam says he came out to his teammates and coaches at Missouri in August. Sam says: "I am... more »
  • LSU too much for Missouri in the paint, wins 77-71

    January 21, 2014 8:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU Tigers kept their momentum going from the Vanderbilt win, downing Missouri 77-71 Tuesday night at the Pete Maravich Center. Shavon Coleman led all LSU scores with 19 points, while Johnny O'Bryant III added 16 in the winning effort. Freshman Jordan Mickey also registered... more »
  • O'Bryant the catalyst for LSU's offense Play Video

    January 20, 2014 8:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The LSU offense got off to a hot start and didn't look back against Vanderbilt Saturday afternoon. Much of the credit for that can go straight to the big man down low: Johnny O'Bryant III. "Johnny once he gets going is hard to stop," said... more »
  • #14 LSU Women's Hoops Wins Big Over Missouri

    January 16, 2014 11:27 PM

    COLUMBIA, MO - The LSU women's team made it back-to-back SEC wins as they beat Missouri on the road Thursday night 87-68. The Tigers were led by Jeanne Kenney, who scored 30 points and grabbed five rebounds. LSU now moves to an overall record of 14-3 (3-1 SEC)... more »
  • Caldwell Enjoying Lady Tigers' Added Depth

    January 14, 2014 2:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After making a Sweet 16 run last year with only seven players available, at times, the Lady Tiger basketball team is relieved to see reliable depth finally back on the bench in 2014. ""This year having the depth is amazing," said senior forward Theresa Plaisance. "I... more »
  • SEC fines 4 schools for breaking league rules

    December 20, 2013 6:46 PM

    BIRMINGHAM, Al. - The Southeastern Conference fined four schools a combined $60,000 for violating league policies during the football season. Mississippi State and Mississippi were the hardest hit, with each school receiving a $25,000 fine. Mississippi State was fined for violating the league's artificial noisemaker policy a second time. The... more »
  • Auburn's Mason, Malzahn highlight AP All-SEC Team

    December 9, 2013 1:44 PM

    ATLANTA - Auburn running back Tre Mason is the offensive player of the year, while Gus Malzahn claimed the coaching award on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference football team. The Tigers were rewarded on the team announced Monday after going from worst to first. Mason was a unanimous choice at... more »
  • Former Mizzou football players latest to sue NCAA

    December 5, 2013 2:41 PM

    ST. LOUIS - Two former Missouri football players are suing the NCAA in federal court over head injuries they suffered decades ago, joining a cascade of recent lawsuits against college sports' governing body related to traumatic brain injuries. Tony Van Zant and Sharron Washington filed the suit Tuesday. Both played... more »
  • Baby in a bucket

    November 21, 2013 7:29 PM

    PLEASANT HILL, MISSOURI- A man faces charges of disposing a baby's body in a bucket of cement. Matthew Scroggs is charged with abandonment of a corpse and tampering with a vehicle. Police say they discovered the bucket after a tip but went to his house to investigate reports... more »
  • Helmet as a weapon

    November 19, 2013 7:45 PM

    PLATTE CITY, MISSOURI- A high school football player is charged with assault for ripping off another player's helmet and beating him in the head with it. The player hit suffered a concussion and the prosecutor says he still suffers symptoms a month later. Authorities say 17-year-old Colin Byrd... more »
  • Man facing execution has unlikely ally

    November 11, 2013 7:32 PM

    ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI- A prisoner scheduled to be executed has support from an unlikely source, a man he shot and paralyzed. Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt was shot by Joseph Paul Franklin 35 years ago, although he is not charged with that. Franklin is set to die in... more »
  • #5 Missouri reaching new heights

    October 21, 2013 10:14 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Few outside of the Missouri locker room expected the Tigers to compete in the Southeastern Conference in just their second season in the league. Predicted to finish sixth in the SEC East, the team is now ranked fifth in the country and holds a two-game lead in... more »
  • Sex slavery guilty plea

    September 11, 2013 7:43 PM

    KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI- A man got 20-years in federal prison for holding a woman captive as a sex slave for six years and his wife also faces prison time. Edward Bagley pleaded guilty to enticing an underage girl to be his sex slave, torturing and mutilating her and allowing others... more »
  • DEA insists cold drug not meth-resistant

    September 10, 2013 7:28 PM

    ST. LOUIS- A cold and allergy decongestant that's supposed to be the first pseudoephedrine that can't be used to make meth is now available nationwide but the DEA says not so fast. Zephrex-D has been sold in Missouri since December and Westport Pharmaceuticals issued the product to 15,000 pharmacies nationwide... more »
  • Southeastern to open hoops schedule at Mizzou

    August 17, 2013 4:05 PM

    HAMMOND, La. - The Southeastern Louisiana men's basketball team, on the road to open the 2013-14 season, will face the Missouri Tigers, Nov. 8, in its first game of the season. It marks the first meeting on the hardwood between the two schools and will be the third-consecutive season... more »
  • Rain-swollen US rivers stoke shippers' headaches

    May 31, 2013 11:55 AM

    ST. LOUIS - Heavy rains swelling the Mississippi and Missouri rivers are causing headaches for barge operators. Locks that are being closed along the Mississippi River could snarl barges headed from St. Louis to Minnesota, as well as southbound shippers trying to get to St. Louis and then to the... more »
  • LSU gets weekend sweep on the road at Missouri

    March 31, 2013 4:12 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The LSU baseball team earned their second SEC series sweep in as many weeks with a 6-5 comeback win at Missouri. The Tigers trailed Mizzou 5-1 after the bottom of the second that saw four runs come across for their new SEC foes, but LSU quickly responded... more »
  • LSU takes Game 2 at Missouri, 8-0

    March 30, 2013 9:17 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Ryan Eades pitched eight shutout innings to power the Fighting Tigers to an 8-0 victory over Missouri Saturday night at Taylor Stadium, clinching the three-game Southeastern Conference baseball series. LSU (25-2 overall, 7-1 SEC) won its third league series in as many weeks to remain atop... more »
  • FINAL: LSU 2 - Missouri 0

    March 29, 2013 8:58 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - Aaron Nola fired 7 2/3 shutout innings to propel LSU (No. 2 USA Today/ESPN, No. 3 Baseball America, No. 4 Collegiate Baseball) to a 2-0 victory over Missouri in the opener of a three-game Southeastern Conference series Friday night at Taylor Stadium. LSU (24-2 overall, 6-1... more »
  • LSU's Bregman takes a hot bat to chilly Missouri Play Video

    March 28, 2013 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU baseball has never been to Columbia, Missouri for a game. They might not want to return after the inclimate weather projected for this weekend's three game series. LSU will rely on freshman Alex Bregman to heat things up at Mizzou, as the shortstop has three... more »
  • Florida the favorite in a wide-open SEC Tournament

    March 12, 2013 1:57 PM

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Almost every team in the Southeastern Conference has at least some hope of taking home the tournament championship after a wild season. Florida. Tennessee. Kentucky. Mississippi. Alabama. Shoot, maybe even Vanderbilt playing a couple miles away from home has a shot. Gators coach Billy Donovan... more »
  • LSU women's hoops road game at Missouri postponed

    February 21, 2013 4:15 PM

    COLUMBIA, MO - Due to a massive snow storm that's ravaged the midwest, the LSU women's game at Missouri has been postponed. This report comes from LSU Associate Sports Information Director Bill Martin, who traveled with the team to Columbia, Mo. The game will be played 1pm Friday, and... more »
  • Missouri blasts Mississippi St, 78-36

    February 13, 2013 10:04 PM

    STARKVILLE, Miss. - Keion Bell scored 24 points, Jabari Brown added 20 and Missouri easily defeated Mississippi State 78-36 on Wednesday night. Missouri (18-6, 7-4 Southeastern Conference) jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the opening minutes and led 34-10 by halftime. It took Mississippi State (7-16, 2-9) more than... more »
  • Stacked SEC gets tougher with Texas A&M, Missouri

    February 13, 2013 3:13 PM

    Baton Rouge- The Southeastern Conference has won three out of the past four college baseball championships, so the league didn't need to get any tougher. The SEC adds Missouri and Texas A&M this season, making the league even deeper. It already had no shortage of candidates to go to... more »
  • Fiscal cliff stalemate spurs anxiety in states

    December 10, 2012 12:35 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - A potential plunge over the federal "fiscal cliff" is causing anxiety for many state officials - not only because of prospective federal funding cuts, but because of the confusion surrounding the ongoing stalemate in Washington. The longer the White House and Congress remain at odds, the... more »
  • Memorial service planned for Belcher

    December 5, 2012 11:40 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A person familiar with the arrangements says a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher is planned for Wednesday afternoon. The team moved up its practice schedule Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance... more »
  • Consultant: Juvenile justice system on the right track Play Video

    November 29, 2012 6:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Problems like escapes and fights at Louisiana juvenile justice facilities have made headlines in recent years. However, a consultant from a state considered the model from youth reform says that is no reason to give up. Former Missouri Youth Services Director Mark Steward said today reform... more »
  • 1 of 2 jackpot tickets sold at KC-area Trex Mart

    November 29, 2012 10:23 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri Lottery officials say one of the nation's two Powerball jackpot winning tickets was sold at a convenience store near Kansas City. A Missouri Lottery news release Thursday said it was sold at a Trex Mart in Dearborn, about 35 miles north of Kansas City. The... more »
  • Cops: Man plotted attack during 'Twilight' movie

    November 16, 2012 3:58 PM

    BOLIVAR, Mo. - A southwest Missouri man is accused of plotting to open fire inside a movie theater during a screening of the new "Twilight" film. Twenty-three-year-old Blaec Lammers of Bolivar was charged Friday with three felony counts, including making a terrorist threat. Bolivar police say his mother contacted authorities... more »
  • SEC feeling impact of No. 9 Texas A&M, Missouri

    November 14, 2012 4:53 PM

    LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Southeastern Conference's six-year streak of national championships could be in jeopardy. And the SEC has expansion to thank for making it happen. No. 9 Texas A&M and Missouri are making their presence felt since the SEC invited them into the fold. The Aggies (8-2, 5-2 SEC)... more »
  • Corps plans Missouri River reduction

    November 13, 2012 2:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The Army Corps of Engineers will proceed with plans to reduce flow from an upper Missouri River reservoir despite concerns that it will worsen low-water problems on the Mississippi River. The corps expects to cut the flow from a South Dakota dam by about 40 percent starting... more »
  • Threat against Akin

    August 23, 2012 7:14 PM

    A threat made against Republican Congressman Todd Akin of Missouri is called an active and open investigation by U.S. Capitol Police. Akin is under fire for comments he made about rape, saying women's bodies have ways of preventing pregnancies in cases of what he called "legitimate rape." He's running for... more »
  • Mo. lawmaker still defiant, won't quit Senate race

    August 22, 2012 7:21 AM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Embattled Rep. Todd Akin is insisting he's in the U.S. Senate race to stay, saying "this is not about my ego" but about the voters of Missouri who chose him as their nominee. Akin confirms in a nationally broadcast interview that Republican vice presidential candidate... more »
  • Mo. GOP leaders call for Akin to quit Senate race

    August 21, 2012 1:19 PM

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Five patriarchs of the Missouri Republican Party have called on U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdraw from the race after comments he made about rape. The joint statement was issued Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and four former senators from Missouri - John Ashcroft,... more »
  • Mo. Congressman releases online apology ad

    August 21, 2012 9:08 AM

    ST. LOUIS - On a day when his political future might be decided, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri is airing a new television advertisement apologizing again for his comments that women can somehow prevent pregnancy after "legitimate rapes." Akin faces a 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday to decide whether he... more »
  • Senate candidate's rape comments draw bipartisan condemnation

    August 20, 2012 12:47 PM

    WASHINGTON - Politicians on both sides of the aisle condemned comments about rape made by a Senate candidate in Missouri. Both President Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney condemned Missouri GOP Congressman Todd Akin's rape comments. Obama said it shows danger of men deciding women's health issues.... more »
  • Google to offer KC ultra-fast Internet for $70/mo.

    July 26, 2012 12:04 PM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Google says its long-awaited ultra-fast Internet service in Kansas City, intended as a showcase for the future, will cost $70 per month. Google Inc. says it will offer three packages to Kansas City metro area residents, including "gigabit" Internet service - about 100 times faster than... more »
  • NL tops AL 8-0 in All-Star Game

    July 11, 2012 10:36 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Wade Miley, representing the Arizona Diamondbacks, appeared in his first Major League All-Star Game Tuesday. The left-hander from Loranger, La., faced a pair of batters to begin the ninth inning. Miley surrendered a lead-off single to the Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer,... more »
  • Man allegedly admits to sex crime during interview

    June 28, 2012 12:49 PM

    ST. LOUIS - A Missouri man's own words have landed him behind bars, facing charges of sodomy. According to court documents, this guy, 26-year-old Christopher Stringham, admitted to the crime during a job interview with the Missouri State Highway Patrol last month. He was asked by the interviewing... more »
  • Women accused of flashing at Illinois golf course

    June 13, 2012 12:41 PM

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. - Two Missouri women are accused of showing off more than their putting skills at a southwestern Illinois golf course. Madison County Sheriff's Capt. T. Mike Dixon says investigators responded to complaints of lewd behavior Monday at the Woodlands Golf Course in Foster Township and saw the women... more »
  • Teen charged with setting a child on fire

    April 24, 2012 11:49 AM

    SAVANNAH - A Missouri teenager accused of pouring gasoline on a 10-year-old and setting the child on fire has been charged with first-degree assault. Seventeen-year-old Joseph D. Gardner was charged Monday in Andrew County court. The 10-year-old child suffered first- and second-degree burns on his face, right arm and... more »
  • Jindal goes to Missouri to speak to NRA gathering

    April 13, 2012 2:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has traveled to Missouri to speak to the National Rifle Association. Jindal's office said the Republican governor went to St. Louis on Friday to talk at the NRA's "Celebration of American Values Forum." The speech comes as the NRA is pushing a proposal at... more »
  • Authorities: 10 dead from storms in southern Ill.

    February 29, 2012 11:39 AM

    BRANSON, Mo.- Authorities say 10 people have been killed in southern Illinois by severe storms that slammed the Midwest. Three more people died in Missouri. A spokeswoman for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency says the coroner's office in the small town of Harrisburg has reported the updated death toll. The... more »
  • 1 killed, 13 injured by possible tornado in Mo.

    February 29, 2012 7:29 AM

    BRANSON, Mo. - At least one person has been killed in southwest Missouri as possible tornadoes whipped the Midwest, causing numerous injuries and significant damage. Lt. Dana Eagan of the Dallas County Sheriff's Office says one person was killed and 13 others injured when a possible tornado hit a mobile... more »
  • 4.0 earthquake in Missouri shakes 9 states

    February 21, 2012 9:08 AM

    EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. - Only minor damage is reported after an earthquake centered in southeast Missouri shook at least nine states. The U.S. Geological Survey says the magnitude 4.0 earthquake was centered near the town of East Prairie, Mo. Geological Survey geophysicist Amy Vaughan says several people in Missouri, Arkansas,... more »
  • Religious Skeptics Not Welcome

    November 22, 2011 7:41 PM

    A gelato shop owner in Missouri will not apologize for putting a sign in his shop telling people in town for a convention of religious skeptics that they were not welcome at his Christian business. Andy Drennen posted on his website that he put the hastily drawn sign in his... more »
  • Noose Girl Slipped off Tub

    November 2, 2011 7:35 PM

    A teen that got her neck caught in a noose while working at a haunted house in Missouri was acting in a bathroom scene when she apparently slipped off the tub. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the girl's neck somehow got caught in the noose that was used as... more »
  • Girl Caught in Noose at Haunted House

    October 31, 2011 7:18 PM

    A 17-year-old girl in Fenton, Missouri that got caught in a noose in a haunted house was released from a hospital intensive-care unit. Her name was not released and no further information on her condition is available. Authorities say the girl was working at Creepyworld, a haunted house near St.... more »
  • 134 now confirmed dead after Joplin, Mo., tornado

    June 1, 2011 4:19 PM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - Missouri officials say everyone who had been reported missing since last week's massive Joplin tornado has been accounted for and at least 134 people have been confirmed killed. The Wednesday announcement came from the Missouri Department of Public Safety. The state's highway patrol has led the... more »
  • Pony Express Re-Enactment Postponed

    May 31, 2011 8:17 PM

    The Pony Express won't be delivering that mail next week as scheduled because of an outbreak of equine herpes virus blamed for the deaths of a dozen horses in nine Western states. The famous ride from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California is postponed until August. Its the first time... more »
  • Number unaccounted for in Joplin tornado down to 29

    May 30, 2011 3:56 PM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - The number of people unaccounted for after the Joplin tornado is down to 29. Missouri Department of Public Safety deputy director Andrea Spillars also said Monday that the number of remains is still 146, but that some could be duplicates. As a result, Spillars says she... more »
  • Joplin victims offered existing homes

    May 30, 2011 11:32 AM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - Some of the people left temporarily homeless by the Joplin tornado could be placed in housing nearly an hour's drive from town. The Federal Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press on Monday that its first option for housing the thousands of displaced is to find... more »
  • Engineers go into Joplin hospital to assess damage

    May 25, 2011 11:02 AM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - Structural engineers are going into the battered hospital in Joplin, Mo., to see whether the nine-story building where five people died in the storm is salvageable. If it's not, administrators say they will rebuild. Sisters of Mercy Health Systems chief executive Lynn Britton says he's confident... more »
  • Joplin tornado single deadliest in US since 1950

    May 24, 2011 10:11 AM

    JOPLIN, Mo. - The death toll from a Missouri tornado stands at 117, making it the single deadliest tornado in the U.S. since at least 1950. Gov. Jay Nixon's spokesman, Sam Murphey, said Tuesday morning that the death toll is now 117. Until this week, the single deadliest... more »
  • Heavy rains, strong winds start again in Joplin

    May 23, 2011 12:36 PM

    JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) - The search for survivors and victims of the tornado that struck Joplin, Mo., is being complicated by a fresh round of heavy weather. The city has been pounded by strong winds, rain and hail. Yesterday's tornado damage thousands of buildings and left at least... more »
  • At least 89 killed in Joplin twister

    May 23, 2011 6:24 AM

    JOPLIN, Mo.- Authorities say at least 89 people died in the massive tornado that struck the southwest Missouri city of Joplin. City manager Mark Rohr announced the number at a pre-dawn news conference outside the wreckage of a hospital that took a direct hit. Rohr said the twister cut a... more »
  • Fed. judge gives corps OK to break Missouri levee

    April 29, 2011 10:16 AM

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.- A federal judge is giving the go-ahead to the Army Corps of Engineers' plan to intentionally break a Mississippi River levee in southeastern Missouri. The break could happen as early as this weekend to spare a flood-threatened Illinois town just upriver. Friday's ruling in Cape... more »
  • Police say levee protecting Mo. town has breached

    April 26, 2011 12:55 PM

    POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. - A police officer says a levee protecting a southeast Missouri town from major flooding has breached and that authorities are planning to evacuate residents from more homes in the area. Poplar Bluff police Officer Daron House said Tuesday that water is pouring through a crack... more »
  • Dorsey to leave B.R. Community College

    April 16, 2011 9:43 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Baton Rouge Community College Chancellor Myrtle E.B. Dorsey is stepping down to take the same position as St. Louis Community College in Missouri. The Baton Rouge school says that Dorsey's last day in Baton Rouge is June 3 after nine years in the position. The school... more »
  • Jindal fundraising in Texas and Missouri

    February 17, 2011 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Gov. Bobby Jindal traveled to Missouri and Texas to raise campaign cash, to add to an account that already tops $9 million for the fall election. The governor's office said Thursday that Jindal headed to Kansas City, Mo., and Texas City, Texas for fundraisers for... more »
  • TX man arrested in Livingston Parish sex sting

    October 12, 2010 6:48 PM

    A Texas man was arrested as part of an Internet sex sting in Livingston Parish. 26-year-old Ryan Michael Sims of Victoria, TX is accused of soliciting a police officer posing online as a 15-year-old girl for sex. He was arrested in Walker around 2:30 a.m. last Friday as part of... more »

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