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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
October 12, 2010 11:52 AM
A Texas man has been 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... more »
July 15, 2010 8:20 PM
Lucky in love and the lottery may be part of the marriage vows for a couple in Missouri when the groom-to-be gave his fiancee a $250,000 winning ticket. Robert Russell surprised his betrothed, Tracie Rogers, with the early wedding present. it was a scratch-off ticket and both were surprised by... more »
June 17, 2010 5:17 AM
The Monroe City Schools system has chosen Kathleen Harris to run its district. Harris is currently an assistant superintendent in the Raytown, Mo., School District. Harris says her first priorities will include looking at ways to improve middle and high school achievement. The board will finalize a contract for Harris... more »
June 7, 2010 8:32 PM
A 49-year-old man in Missouri got life in prison for fathering four children with his daughter and letting one die when would not allow medical attention when the child got sick. The life sentence comes from the death of the child. The man's name was not released to protect the... more »
June 3, 2010 5:16 AM
The Monroe City School Board will interview three superintendent candidates next week. The board will interview Lionel Jackson, assistant superintendent of Tangipahoa Parish schools; Kathleen Harris, an assistant superintendent in the Raytown School District of Kansas City, Mo.; and Cole Pugh, superintendent of Eagle Mountain Saginaw Independent School district in... more »
April 23, 2010 11:31 AM
A Missouri man who won the $258 million Powerball jackpot and plans to use some of the money to pay bills, replace his two missing front teeth and take his children to Disney World said he hasn't decided yet if he'll quit his job at the convenience store where he... more »