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  • Uber on the water type service starting up at Lake of the Ozarks
    A bill to add safety measures at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks failed to get approval from lawmakers this year.  After two deaths at the destination spot in 2012, the legislation was meant to prevent electrical shock drownings at boat docks. But a new company is looking to improve watercraft safety with an operation that […]  Sun, 28 May 2017 09:30:37 +0000

  • Bears keep winning to avoid elimination at the MVC Baseball tourney
    Behind a career performance from freshman pitcher Nate Witherspoon, Missouri State kept its MVC Baseball Championship hopes alive with an 8-6 victory over Illinois State Friday evening at Hammons Field. The Bears (40-16) took advantage of nine walks handed out by Redbird pitchers over the first two innings to build a 6-0 lead, then held […]  Sat, 27 May 2017 11:15:45 +0000

  • Missouri governor undecided on employment discrimination bill
    Republican Governor Eric Greitens tells Missourinet he has not decided if he will sign legislation that would make it tougher for an employee to win a workplace discrimination lawsuit. The state legislature passed the measure during this year’s regular session that would require employees to prove that race, religion, sex or other protected status was […]  Sat, 27 May 2017 08:26:58 +0000

  • (AUDIO) Governor poised to sign electric utility legislation for bootheel region
    Republican Governor Eric Greitens tells Missourinet he will sign a bill which would give special electric rate deals to an aluminum plant and steel mill that want to open in southeast Missouri. The state Legislature has wrapped up a special session by sending the proposal to the governor. Greitens, who has campaigned largely on bringing […]  Sat, 27 May 2017 02:51:33 +0000

  • Mistrial declared in Missouri state trooper’s death case; prosecutor calls for changing murder statutes
    After 14 hours of deliberations, a mistrial was declared Friday in St. Charles County in the case of a man charged with murder in the 2015 pursuit death of a Missouri State Trooper. Serghei Comerzan had been charged with second degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and resisting arrest. Prosecutors say Missouri State Trooper James Bava was […]  Fri, 26 May 2017 23:48:58 +0000

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  • Man dead in St. Louis after standoff, gunfire with police
    Man dead in St. Louis after standoff, gunfire with police

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a man who barricaded himself inside a home repeatedly fired at officers before one of them shot and killed him.

    KMOV-TV reports police say 33-year-old Jamie J. Robinson was armed with a shotgun when he holed himself up inside a house late Friday, then talked of harming the officers and killing himself. Authorities say he fired at least 11 rounds at officers.

    Police say that after Robinson fired at police, one of them fatally shot Robinson.

    No officers were injured. The standoff forced the closure of several streets.

    Police say Robinson was found to have more than 180 rounds of ammunition with him.

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      Sat, 27 May 2017 6:54:33 PM

  • Police seek driver suspected in fatal road-rage shooting
    Police seek driver suspected in fatal road-rage shooting

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, police say they are searching for a man who shot two people, killing one of them, in a vehicle he had fumed during a suspected road-rage confrontation.

    Police spokesman Darin Snapp says a bald man about 4:15 p.m. Thursday began yelling at the victims through their car window, insisting they were driving too slow.

    Snapp says that when the man pulled up to pass them, the victim sped up and pulled up next to the suspect and started arguing. Snapp says that's when that driver was fatally shot in the head, and a woman in the car was grazed by a bullet.

    The suspect then fled the scene.

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      Sat, 27 May 2017 6:46:39 PM

  • Former NFL Players open business in Columbia
    Former NFL Players open business in Columbia

    COLUMBIA - A new business pushes it’s clients to their limit and has them sweating bullets.

    Two former NFL players and Mizzou football players Jerrell Jackson and Micheal Egnew opened Athletics Performance Institute last week.

    The gym is an addition to the All-Star Performance Institute. API has cheer and tumbling, sports performance training, adult training and boot camps.

    Clients worked out at API's second boot camp Saturday in their new location. API has individual and group sessions.

    Jackson said when he played in the NFL he learned importance physical training.

    “I was blessed to be able to get a full scholarship at Mizzou,” Jackson said. “Once I graduated, I made it to the NFL, played three years in the NFL and I understood that as an athlete your body was your biggest investment. Which means you really have to put your body through some stress in order for you to reach those goals.”

    Jackson said he focuses on providing his clients with the tools, and motivation to stay committed.

    “Being in this position and knowing I’m inspiring others, motivating others, man it’s just like an ultimate goal of mine," Jackson said. "I just feel blessed.” 

    Jackson said he grew up in a poor neighborhood and he continues to push himself because others look up to him.

    “I’m still pushing to be great,” Jackson said. “People in my neighborhood see that. They always hit me up, they always contact me and say 'bro we so proud of you man. Keep it up you inspiring everybody to be great.' And that’s what it means as a minority that the same kid that grew up in that neighborhood made it out.”

    Jackson said he’s blessed, but anyone can accomplish their goal with hard work and staying committed.

    “Just inspiring people in my similar situation,” Jackson said. “And letting people know that it don’t matter who you are, where you started, who your family is, if you started with a million dollars or what you know. You can make it, you just have to work hard and be persistent.”

    Jackson said he trains a wide variety of clients.

    “Right now I have a kid that’s 12-years-old and I have a lady that’s 57-years-old,” Jackson said “It’s so broad. It’s men, women, short, tall, young, old.”

    API client, Catherine Miller said API is for everyone regardless of where you are in your fitness journey.

    “It didn’t matter what size, shape, where you were in your journey,” Miller said. “If you’ve never exercised, if your just coming back. Everyone wants to see you succeed. And that’s like the best atmosphere to be in.”

    Miller said she rearranges her schedule to make it to workout classes.

    “I hate missing class,” Miller said. “Like I hate missing class and if I know I have a meeting for work that I have to go to so I’m like hey can I trade classes and like come in the morning which is tough for me. It’s like a 5:30 class, and I’m not even a morning person but I’m willing to get up and come at 5:30 in the morning because I don’t want to miss those workouts.”

    Miller said seeing her transformation has been worthwhile and caused her to invite her friends.

    “You want to have your friends who have been struggling, like 'hey why don’t you come with me? Like I know a place that you can become success at.' So I’m all about telling my friends, bringing folks here because I wanted them to be successful like I’ve been.”

    Client Kelly Holtkamp has been working out with Jackson since last fall. Holtkamp said she's seen major changes and encourages others to join.

    “I’ve lost 6 inches in my stomach which is critical,” Holtkamp said.  “And just give it a try, I’ve been going to gyms and working out all my life and I’ve never experienced the enthusiasm and the support as genuinely as this.”

    Another client Victoria Thompson said working with supportive people, like Jackson and the API staff, has made the difference.

    “He just cares about you and your progress so much that you don’t have any other option but to be great," Thompson said.

    Jackson said opening a business would not have been possible without the support of his co-owner Micheal Egnew, All-Star Performance Institute owner Melissa Wilhite and head trainer Jordan Brewer.  

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      Sat, 27 May 2017 5:06:07 PM

  • Yard sale supports refugees in mid-Missouri
    Yard sale supports refugees in mid-Missouri

    COLUMBIA - A resettlement agency supporting refugees had a surplus in donations, so it decided to sell some of its items to fulfill a more pressing need: donations.

    Refugee and Immigration Services with the Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri, central Missouri's resettlement agency, held a yard sale Saturday to raise money.

    Some of the organization's clients, or refugees, were able to take items from the rummage sale at no cost.

    "Anything they want, they can just have," said Alex Ringling, Refugee and Immigration Services' community outreach coordinator.

    Ringling said the clients took hundreds of dollars worth of donations free of charge. They took items like couches, strollers, books, dishes and other items.

    The general public had the opportunity to purchase items at the sale. The money collected will go toward the organization's refugee resettlement fund.  

    "When we're tight on funds for a family maybe in higher need, we can pull from that money source to help them out with things," Ringling said.

    The yard sale came at a time when the United States has decreased the number of refugees it resettles.

    According to The Associated Press, President Donald Trump signed an executive order in January decreasing the refugee limit from 110,000 to 50,000 this fiscal year.

    Grace Wildenhaus, Refugee and Immigration Services' kids education and volunteer coordinator, said the increase in donations came after the holidays and the change in the political climate.

    "With an overwhelming support from the community and then unfortunately a lower number of refugee arrivals, we just had a surplus and were looking to move some of these things to create a better organizational system and fund raise a little bit for the refugee resettlement program," Wildenhaus said. 

    Wildenhaus said the organization needed to free space to help it better support refugees. 

    For the first few months, the organization helps refugees with bills and other unexpected circumstances. Its goal is to help refugees become financially independent.

    Refugee and Immigration Services' case managers set up, furnish and grocery shop for refugees when they first arrive to the U.S. By getting rid of extra donations, Wildenhaus said. Refugee and Immigration Services will be able to better support refugees since the organization's space will be more organized.

    Wildenhaus said the organization may hold another yard sale later in the summer to get rid of unusable items.

    To learn how to be involved with the Refugee and Immigration Services, visit its website.


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      Sat, 27 May 2017 4:47:38 PM

  • Viewers send in photos of Missouri storms
    Viewers send in photos of Missouri storms

    As of 6:00 p.m. 23,491 Electric Cooperative member-consumers are without power

    As of 5:37 p.m. Saturday, Ameren reports that 14,475 people are without power.

    As of 5:25 p.m. Saturday, Ameren reports that 10,947 people are without power, most of which can be attributed to heavy storms throughout the state.

    Thank you for sending in photos!

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      Sat, 27 May 2017 4:21:14 PM

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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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