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  • Backes nets overtime winner to tie series a 1-1 with Dallas
    David Backes scored his second overtime goal of the playoffs, this one coming 10:58 on the powerplay as the Blues survived a serious rally from the Dallas Stars to win 4-3 and even the series. After getting just two shots on goal in the third period, the Blues squandered a two-goal lead with Jamie Benn […]  Mon, 02 May 2016 00:08:53 +0000

  • Jamie McMurray bags his first top-five of 2016
    (NASCAR)—Joplin driver Jamie McMurray drove his damaged car to a fourth place finish in NASCAR’s 500-mile race at Talladega, the series’ longest and fastest track known for its multiple car crashes.  This year, eight such crashes damaged 33 of the 40 cars that started the race, including McMurray’s car that was involved in two crashes.  […]  Sun, 01 May 2016 23:55:20 +0000

  • Slump is over. Royals take series finale from Mariners
    The Royals took advantage of their opportunities at the plate, got timely pitching and defense and got back into the win column with a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Sunday afternoon. Eric Hosmer hit his fourth homer of the season to give the Royals their three-run lead in the eighth, but a nice throw […]  Sun, 01 May 2016 23:54:28 +0000

  • Scherzer finally solves Cardinals to finish off weekend sweep
    For the first time in five career starts against the team the local boy cheered for, Max Scherzer figured out the Cardinals and improved to 3-1 on the season.  The Washington Nationals swept the series with a 6-1 win on Sunday afternoon at Busch Stadium. Scherzer threw seven shutout innings, striking out nine and allowing […]  Sun, 01 May 2016 23:42:57 +0000

  • Tables turned on Royals and Cardinals in first month of the season
    Through much of the 2015 season I had the unique view of following both of our baseball teams as they led their respective Central Divisions for much of that year. Never were the Royals more than one game out of first place.  That last happened on June 7th.  They tied for first on Monday June […]  Sun, 01 May 2016 12:35:55 +0000

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  • Missouri group kicks-off campaign to cut down motorcycle fatalities
    Missouri group kicks-off campaign to cut down motorcycle fatalities

    COLUMBIA - As warmer weather brings more motorcyclists onto mid-Missouri roads, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety kicked off its motorcycle awareness month Sunday to educate drivers and motorcyclists about road safety. 

    The coalition said the month-long campaign targets all road users to prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roads. 

    "Approximately 11 percent of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2015 involved a motorcycle, with 92 motorcyclist lives lost" said Bill Whitfield, executive committee chair of the coalition. "We want to see that number decrease this year by reminding all drivers to follow basic safety rules and never drive distracted or impaired."

    According to the Missouri Department of Transportation crash data, 261 motorcyclists died in crashes from 2012 to 2014 in Missouri with just under 13 percent of those fatalities for people between the ages of 21 and 25.  MoDOT data also shows 34 motorcyclists seriously injured and 4 fatalities in Boone County between 2012 and 2014. 

    The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety offered safety tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for both drivers and motorcyclists who share the roads. It advised drivers to prevent deadly crashes with motorcyclists by allowing a motorcycle the full width of a lane, always signaling when switching lanes or merging into traffic, and to never drive distracted or impaired. 

    The NHTSA advised motorcyclists to take necessary safety precautions including wearing a helmet or other protective gear, obeying all traffic laws, having proper licensing and training, wearing brightly colored clothes and reflective tape to increase visibility, to ride in the middle of the lane where a motorcyclist is more visible, and to never drive distracted or impaired. 

    The coalition recommended all motorcyclists complete some type of training, offered at 31 sites around Missouri. The closest site to Boone County is listed in Warrensburg. 

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  • Appreciation day held to honor military, public service members
    Appreciation day held to honor military, public service members

    COLUMBIA — May 1st is now recognized by the U.S. Senate as Silver Star Service Banner Day, to honor those in the military who were injured or fell ill while serving. 

    The Senate unanimously approved a resolution on April 22 by Missouri Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill which designated May 1st as this day. 

    "Our military men and women put their lives on the line to defend our nation, and many have done so at tremendous personal cost to them and their families," Blunt said in a press release. 

    McCaskill added the day is meant to be another reminder to honor the heroes who have put their lives on the line.

    Victory Baptist Church held an appreciation service and lunch for all service members, including those who do a public service for the community.

    "We like to get the kids used to seeing all the firemen and police in case you have an emergency," Gary Crumly, pastor of Victory Baptist Church said. "You don't want them to be afraid of them and we do it just to appreciate all the work that they do. They risk their lives everyday for us and we just want to show them that we care and appreciate that they do that." 

    Members of the Boone County Fire Protection District, Missouri State Highway Patrol, CERT, and Boone Hospital EMTs showed kids and community members inside their vehicles and gave a presentation about what they do on a daily basis.

    Another member of Victory Baptist Church, Rick Parks, said it's important for kids and community members to get to know public service members, because they are an important and active part of the community.

    Though the event was not specifically for military members, Parks said the church does hold appreciation services for veterans on other days.

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      Sun, 1 May 2016 2:38:43 PM

  • Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts
    Ameren proposing 2 customer-supported solar energy efforts

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Ameren Missouri is proposing two voluntary programs that would require customers' to support more solar power.

    One program would ask residential customers to pay a bit more each month to finance a new solar plant. The second effort would look for commercial customers that would allow Ameren to install solar panels on rooftops and open spaces.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports regulators still must approve both programs.

    Ameren isn't planning any incentives to participants in the programs. But the utility is pledging to spend up to $13.5 million on the effort.

    The three-year pilot programs are expected to generate only up to 6 megawatts of solar power. But Ameren officials say the proposals would help the utility learn best ways to incorporate small-scale solar power production.

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      Sun, 1 May 2016 1:57:48 PM

  • MU engineering students reveal competition car for new season
    MU engineering students reveal competition car for new season

    COLUMBIA — The University of Missouri College of Engineering students introduced this year's race car built for the upcoming competition season. 

    The Mizzou Racing Formula Society of Automotive Engineers Team designed and tested the car for a full year before revealing it to the public Sunday. 

    MU senior Alyssa Black has been on the team for five years. She said it feels good to finally show off the team's hard work. 

    “It feels very satisfying to finally be done with this car," Black said. 

    The team gives engineering students a chance to get real-world experience in their field before graduating. 

    “When an employer sees this on a resume, they take it very seriously," junior Ethan English said. He's been on the team for three years. 

    English set his sights on the racing team as soon he stepped foot on Mizzou's campus, and now plays a leading role.

    “I take a lot of pride in the work I do down here," English said. "It’s really satisfying."

    Community sponsors play a huge rule in making the team's goals a reality. One sponsor said it's his Tiger pride that keeps him coming back to support the organization.

    “When they came and asked for assistance, we were glad to do so," said Ed Kays, owner of Kays Engineering in Marshall. "I enjoy doing it, and enjoy being involved, and I want to see Mizzou do well. We’ve got to beat Kansas.”

    This year's sponsors include Kays Engineering, Boeing, Norfolk Southern, Mizzou Engineering Alumni Association and Signs Now.  

    Last year the team took sixth place out of thirty teams from around the world in Melbourne, Australia. To follow the team during this year's competition season, you can visit their Facebook page. The team's first competition will be May 11-14 in Michigan.

    Below is this year's car, and cars from past years: 


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      Sun, 1 May 2016 12:29:51 PM

  • University gives Boone home to Missouri county's park system
    University gives Boone home to Missouri county's park system

    NEW MELLE (AP) — A university that owned the two-century-old house in suburban St. Louis that once was famed frontiersman Daniel Boone's home is donating the property to the county's park system.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Lindenwood University has run the limestone-walled house as a tourist and educational site since 1988.

    But St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and Lindenwood President Michael Shonrock announced Friday the school is donating the home, the adjoining 66-acre historic village and more than 200 surrounding acres to the county.

    All of the property will be called Lindenwood Park.

    The house's construction began in 1803 and was finished seven years later.

    It was the home of Boone's son but the place where Boone spent part of his final years and eventually died in 1820.

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      Sun, 1 May 2016 12:15:17 PM

  • Columbia Daily Tribune - news/local

  • Annual cardboard regatta raises funds for Food Bank
    There was drama, heroism, laughter and plenty of moisture.  Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Hiring underway for new 911 center
    Boone County’s new Emergency Communication Center is a few months from opening, but the search is already on for additional staff members necessary for the expanded operation.  Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Council to hear plans for new airport terminal
    The Columbia City Council on Monday will learn details of a recommended new terminal design for the Columbia Regional Airport.  Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Housing freeze would affect some developments, not demolition
    A proposed administrative delay on new student housing developments in central Columbia would halt several projects in the planning stages but would not provide additional protections against downtown  Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Infrastructure sufficiency tests for new development spark discussion at forum
    Property owners seeking special zoning or subdivision accommodations for development might soon need to prove that adequate utility infrastructure — such as sanitary sewer, storm sewer and electricity  Sun, 01 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500


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