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State Sen. Doug Libla, R-Poplar Bluff, says slapping U.S. trading partner Mexico with a 25% tariff on steel imports without taxing imports on finished products is devastating American manufacturers. Libla, the former owner of Mid Continent Nail Corporation, is responding to the southeast Missouri factory laying off 60 temporary workers and plans to reduce its […] Mon, 25 Jun 2018 06:21:42 +0000
(NASCAR)—Martin Truex, Jr., picks up his third win of the year with a solid 10.5-second win over defending race champion Kevin Harvick on the road course at Sonoma. Truex delayed his last pit stop and used his fresher tires to pass Harvick and pull away. Sunrise Beach’s Clint Bowyer (left, talking to teammate Harvick) stormed […] Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:37:29 +0000
The Royals snapped a season-worst nine-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory over the Astros in Houston. Danny Duffy and three relievers combined on a two-hitter. Tim Hill worked a spotless ninth for his first career save. Rosell Herrera delivered a RBI-triple in the ninth and went over the fence to rob Alex Bregman of […] Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:12:54 +0000
Jesus Aguilar homered twice, including the walk-off winner in the ninth inning, as the Brewers nudged the Cardinals 2-1 in Milwaukee. Four Brewers relievers combined for four perfect innings in relief of starter Junior Guerra. Corey Knebel picked up the victory. Milwaukee is 6-and-3 in its last nine games to remain atop the NL Central. […] Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:09:22 +0000
The St. Louis Blues traded up in selecting right winger Dominik Bokk with a first-round pick (No. 25 overall) at the 2018 NHL Draft in Dallas on Friday. Originally armed with the 29th overall pick, the Blues packaged pick No. 29 and their third-round pick (No. 76) to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for […] Sat, 23 Jun 2018 11:06:15 +0000
TIPTON - Some Tipton residents are working together to run their own hog farm.
This is in response to a possible concentrated animal feeding operation or CAFO that could be built in Cooper County.
The CAFO would be built on a portion of land on Gibson Farm in Cooper County.
Missouri's Department of Natural Resources approved a permit for the CAFO on June 19.
Fred Williams, a Tipton resident, is part of the group that started the hog farm.
“We want to know where our pork came from and show the difference, the way hogs are supposed to be raised on dirt with free reign and room to run around verse being able to only stand up and lay down,” Williams said.
Williams said he and a other residents keep the hogs fed, watered and also do not feed the pigs antibiotics.
“You know what you're actually getting when you have a hog that is dirt raised and you know where it comes from,” Williams said.
Williams acknowledges the community is concerned about more than just having better meat.
“We're worried about feeding our neighbors and then when we worry about feeding our neighbors then they can worry about feeding their neighbors and so on and so forth,” he said.
Williams said some good has come out of the CAFO. He said it has brought the community together.
“And that’s the one good thing about this whole deal, it's brought us together, a tighter community than it did before.”
KOMU 8 News reached out to Gibson Farm but did not receive a response.
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 7:46:46 PM
BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41.
Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from Eunice, Louisiana, crashed on lap 18 of a 40-lap race while racing for the lead and was taken to a hospital.
The series posted a message Sunday morning on Twitter saying that Johnson had died.
A message posted on the Twitter account for Jason Johnson Racing said the team was "heartbroken and saddened to tell you that we have lost our leader, friend, family member and our hero."
Condolences poured in on social media. NASCAR drivers woke up to news of Johnson's death hours before their race in California.
"Won some races, and championships together. Jason was a great leader for his team and strong man for his family," Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wrote on Twitter . "He went about things his own way and was really fun to watch."
Tony Stewart Racing said it was heartbroken as it mourned Johnson's death.
"While fierce competitors on-track, the racing family has a bond that's unbreakable," the team wrote. Johnson won the 2016 Knoxville Nationals in Iowa.
The racing community has seen several drivers die in crashes in recent years.
In 2013, Jason Leffler died following a crash at a New Jersey sprint car race.
The following year, Formula One driver Jules Bianchi suffered head injuries in the Japanese Grand Prix that ultimately cost him his life. Sprint car driver Scott Semmelmann died in 2014 during a wreck at practice at Beaver Dam.
Justin Wilson was killed when he was struck in the head by a piece of debris during an IndyCar race at Pocono in 2015.
A year later, Bryan Clauson died from injuries suffered in a crash during a race in Kansas. The popular Clauson was widely considered the best dirt-track racer in the nation.
Johnson's wife, Bobbi, posted on Facebook that she will be hosting a memorial for her husband.
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 3:52:51 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - A 17-year-old from Jefferson City will be competing at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin in August.
It will be Noah Casey's third time competing in the competition. This year, he'll be going against 19 of the best 16 and 17-year-old athletes from across the globe to be crowned the "Fittest on Earth".
It's enough to make anyone puff our their chest, but the one thing Noah doesn't have to lift or carry is an oversized ego.
"You always think you're good until you compete against people and they beat you but I just enjoyed it," Casey said. "I wasn't really for sure until my first year qualifying for the games that I was actually at that level.
Noah's parents Sam and Natalie said they are so proud of their son and the work he's put in.
"It's just a very good feeling as a parent to see your child strive and work that hard for something and see it pay off and then see it pay dividends in other areas of their life" Sam Casey said. "What he gets, he gives back to everyone else."
Noah said he enjoys looking back to see how far he's come.
"I like to look back and see how far I've come. I think it's funny, last year I was looking at the previous year and it was like 'Wow, I've gown a lot'", Casey said. "Now I'm looking at last year and it's crazy how much I grow each year."
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 2:20:01 PM
(CNN) - Partial results in Turkey's snap elections put President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party in the lead, lifting the veteran leader's chances of surviving his biggest electoral challenge in 15 years.
With 75% of the votes for the presidential race counted, Erdogan was at 54.7%, a comfortable lead over main opposition candidate Muharrem Ince, who has 29.7% of the votes so far.
The results are not final and could change as more ballots are counted from other regions of the country.
Erdogan needs to gain at least 50% of the vote to win in a single round. Failing to do so will trigger a run-off round on July 8, a potentially dangerous scenario for the President. Ince, a former physics teacher, is a more charismatic opponent than Erdogan is used to facing.
Erdogan has sailed through several elections to become Turkey's longest-serving leader. But a strong campaign by Ince led to speculation that Erdogan may not secure the 50% of the ballots needed to win re-election in the first round.
Some 59 million people were eligible to vote in both presidential and parliamentary elections Sunday, and participation was high at 86.79%, election commission results show.
With more than 70% of the parliamentary votes counted, Erdogan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) has gained 44.5% of the vote, and its allied Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has 11.6%. Ince's Republican People's Party (CHP) has 21.4%. If those results stay steady, the ruling AKP-MHP coalition would retain its majority.
Ince accused state news agency Anadolu of being manipulative, for choosing to show early results from Erdogan's stronghold.
"They first broadcast the votes in districts that Erdogan is strong. I am calling out to poll workers, do not get discouraged and leave the ballot boxes," he said on Twitter, to ensure the count was fairly monitored.
Erdogan has dominated Turkish politics since his rise as prime minister in 2003 and has transformed the nation. He implemented policies that encouraged sustained economic growth and development, he challenged Turkey's secular foundations by bringing Islamic conservatism to public life and he gutted public institutions by having tens of thousands of people -- many of them his critics -- arrested following a failed military coup in 2016.
Erdogan called the snap elections 18 months early, as he faces battles on several fronts: Turkish voters are feeling the pain of soaring inflation, a plunging currency and high interest rates as the economy falters, and the normally splintered opposition is largely united against him for the first time in years. By offering a wider than usual range of presidential candidates, the opposition had hoped to split the vote enough ways to leave the frontrunner with less than 50% of the ballots.
Regardless of who wins, Turkey will soon be radically changed. Erdogan narrowly won a referendum last year to convert the country's parliamentary system to a powerful executive presidency. The president will be given sweeping new powers, as the role of prime minister is dissolved and the president gains the authority to issue laws by decree.
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Sun, 24 Jun 2018 1:58:29 PM
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Bikers Against Child Abuse group met with children to discuss past altercations with abusers in their lives.
BACA member, known as, Caveman said, "Obviously most kids are terrified of their perpetrators and so the idea is that someone needs to be there for them."
The Missouri Children's Division reported over 70,000 cases of abuse in 2017.
With numbers this high, people looked for solutions to lower these numbers.
Jonah Morgan created the event that took place yesterday inviting all local children to have a chance to talk with BACA members about their past.
"For me, it's kind of a personal thing. I was raised in child abuse myself. I wish I would have had a little more awareness that was put out there," he said.
The gathering offered free food, a bounce house, and live music.
The DJ at the gathering, Lee Atchison, was also directly affected by child abuse at a younger age.
"I was around abuse a lot when I was younger. I was raised around that kind of environment and had drama all the time," he said.
One thing members of BACA pride themselves on is keeping children safe and in comfortable living environments.
A service they offer children is going into court with children to help them truthfully testify against their accusers without feeling threatened.
BACA members feel children living in fear is not something that should happen to them.
Caveman said, "That's why we're here. If they need us, after a short time, they can call us and we'll go out to their place or meet them."
One matter of concern for everyone at the gathering was bringing awareness to the issue of child abuse.
Some believe awareness for child abuse is rising, but still would like to see more support.
"I think more awareness is coming to it and I just want to continue to spotlight it," Morgan said.
Morgan plans to hold more events like this in the future.
Sun, 24 Jun 2018 9:04:53 AM
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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
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