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The question was asked to me by listener Joe…if Mizzou beats Arkansas (which they will) and wins their bowl game to get to 8-5, will they finish the season in the Top 25? Great question. I’ll answer that. I have no answers for the Chiefs, only an educated guess. The Cardinals are making a run […] Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:24:19 +0000
Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday, where he defended the Republican Senate tax plan. He also said he and a group of colleagues are crafting legislation to change the chamber’s rules on sexual harassment. The Senate Anti-Harassment Training Resolution of 2017 requires anti-harassment training for senators, staff and interns […] Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:10:14 +0000
Top Stories: Deaths from opioid overdose could exceed traffic fatalities in Missouri this year, for the first time ever. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the state had recorded 733 opioid overdose deaths through August, compared to 591 traffic deaths. Nine summits are taking place across Missouri to help first responders and others deal with the epidemic. And Missouri U.S. […] Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:05:52 +0000
A Congresswoman who represents 24 counties in west-central and southwest Missouri says the tax bill approved by the U.S. House will create one million new jobs. U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, says a family of four earning $59,000 would receive an $1,100 tax cut. “I think it’s really important that we have tax reform and […] Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:50:21 +0000
The latest annual report cards from the Missouri Education Department show that three Kansas City charter schools have fallen in the unaccredited range and another 12 Missouri charters are provisionally accredited. That’s nearly one-third of the state’s charters, which are publicly funded schools that operate independently. Missouri’s Annual Performance Reports (APR) measure school quality by […] Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:11:59 +0000
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal authorities are working to seize more than $491,000 of suspected drug money found during a traffic stop by the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration alleges the money was meant for illegal drugs, or was proceeds from an illegal drug deal.
The Kansas City Star reports the traffic stop occurred in May on Interstate 35 in Daviess County.
Documents filed in federal court say the DEA told a patrol sergeant that a tractor-trailer registered in Oklahoma might be involved in drug-trafficking. The sergeant stopped the truck and a search found plastic bags containing money in a gas can strapped behind the truck's cab. More money was found in plastic jugs in a storage compartment.
The driver was released because he didn't claim ownership of the money.
Mon, 20 Nov 2017 7:47:11 AM
JEFFERSON CITY - Officers located shell casings and vehicles damaged by gunfire Sunday evening, Jefferson City police said in a news release.
Police responded to the 200 block of North Ventura Ave. around 8:05 p.m. to reports of numerous gunshots in the area.
Police said there were no reports of victims.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:34:30 PM
COLUMBIA - The 38th annual holiday parade kicked off with sirens as police cars took the lead.
The parade began at the intersection of Broadway and College Avenue and ended at the parking structure between Fifth and Locust streets.
Parade goers wore Santa hats, Christmas lights and more into show their spirit. The theme was Santa's helpers.
Several organizations also had a Santa theme to their floats.
"We put this fake snow and then we put a lot of decorations inside of it, and there is a gingerbread man that my friends made," said Keaton Wise, a Girl Scout who marched in the parade and built a wagon float.
"If we have the chance, I would," said first time marcher Alice Click of participating next year.
The Columbia Jaycees organized the parade, which typically takes place the third Sunday of November.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 6:09:12 PM
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two students who studied at Washington University in St. Louis have been selected as Rhodes scholars.
The Rhodes Trust announced scholarships Sunday for Jasmine Brown of Hillsborough, New Jersey, and Camille Borders of Cincinnati.
Brown is studying biology with a focus in neuroscience. She has done extensive research on genetics and the West Nile virus. She also founded the Minority Association of Rising Scientists that works to help minority students in science and technology.
Borders is majoring in history, and she wrote her dissertation about how slavery affected relationships for African-American women.
She also was active in the 2014 protests in Ferguson, Missouri. And she started a student group to address racial profiling and police brutality.
The two are among 32 in the U.S. chosen as Rhodes scholars.
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 5:21:34 PM
COLUMBIA - Videos surfacing from two Columbia neighborhoods show individuals stealing packages from doorsteps.
A video from a neighbor in southwest Columbia's Thornbrook neighborhood shows an individual stealing a package from a doorstep. Shortly after KOMU 8 shared the video on Facebook, a neighbor from the Bellwood neighborhood shared another video of someone stealing a package from a doorstep.
Video from around 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the Bellwood neighborhood shows a person running to the doorstep, taking a package and running back to a vehicle.
Some residents from the Thornbrook neighborhood grew suspicious of the multiple thefts happening there, some even taking place before October, and began to record video to catch the man in his stride.
Video from around 6 p.m. Saturday in the Thornbrook neighborhood shows a person pulling up to the property owner's driveway in an SUV. After a while, the thief looks around, grabs the package at the doorstep and quickly drives away.
According to Thornbrook neighbor Jeff Rackers, the thief waits for packages to be delivered by UPS, FedEx and USPS before making a move to steal them.
"I don't think this is just our neighborhood, I think this is multiple neighborhoods that this is going on," Rackers said.
Some neighbors have even started to leave decoy boxes with notes to the thief. Some neighbors have installed more cameras and other security devices in an extended effort to catch this individual.
"The awareness is probably the biggest thing," Rackers said of his own neighborhood. "They're watching, and they're looking and actively trying to catch this guy."
The Columbia Police Department has acknowledged the Thornbrook thefts. A picture of the vehicle and other relevant information is on CrimeStoppers' page.
(Editor's note: This story has been updated to include information about a separate package theft in the Bellwood neighborhood.)
Sun, 19 Nov 2017 2:34:12 PM
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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
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
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
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
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