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  • Odom and players share what #Mizzou can gain from a blowout win over Delaware State (AUDIO)
    The Missouri Tigers set a modern day scoring record after their 79-0 win over the Delaware State Hornets on Saturday afternoon at Faurot Field. What does Missouri gain from a game like this? For starters, its a chance to get another game under their belt.  It gives each side of the ball another day to […]  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:19:36 +0000

  • Delaware State comes in at a good time for #Mizzou but I need to see more from the Tigers offense today (AUDIO)
    Following their heartbreaking 28-27 loss to No. 13/16 Georgia last weekend at Memorial Stadium, Mizzou will get a confidence building win as they play Delaware State today at 3 p.m. Mizzou is 15-0 all-time against teams from the FCS.  They will be 16-0 after today, but I need to see some changes before I’m ready to believe that this […]  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:05:42 +0000

  • Cardinals looking up at Giants and chasing Mets who build lead for top spot in N.L. Wild Card
    Both the San Francisco Giants and New York Mets have big issues with their starting rotation and while the Cardinals appear to be healthy in the starting pitching department, the group struggles to gain any consistency.  After another poor performance from Mike Leake and a less than stellar performance in the field, the Cardinals find […]  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:21:51 +0000

  • Traveling to K-State wasn’t tough enough, Missouri State will play without their starting QB who gets suspended
    Let’s be honest, we didn’t expect Missouri State to march into Kansas State and beat the Wildcats after losing the previous three times that these teams have met at Bill Snyder Family Stadium.  However, with carrying a two-game win streak to the start the season, the Bears had some renewed confidence.  Now, they’ll be turning […]  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 11:02:31 +0000

  • Missourinet High School Football Roundup–scores from 9/23/16 (AUDIO)
    The highlights from Friday night: 8-man football…the last four state championships have been played by North Andrew and Stanberry. Both teams were 5-0 heading into last night. On their home field, North Andrew scores a 64-26 win over Stanberry. Class 6, top ranked CBC beat SLU High 48-21. #2 Blue Springs took care of #4 […]  Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:50:12 +0000

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  • Kids in Boone County got a chance to make meals with mom
    Kids in Boone County got a chance to make meals with mom

    COLUMBIA- On Saturday, Meals with Mom brought together mothers and their children to make homemade pizza rolls and desert.

    The class gave the pairs a chance to participate in trust activities and “get to know you” activities all while bonding over food.

    Meals with Mom normally takes place once a month, and the you can register and find more information here.

    The company that hosts this event also does private events and parties.

    This event was a way with mothers in Boone County to connect with their children, in a special and unique way!

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      Sat, 24 Sep 2016 7:08:16 PM

  • Man sentenced to life for killing 15-year-old Missouri girl
    Man sentenced to life for killing 15-year-old Missouri girl

    WARSAW (AP) — A 51-year-old Springfield man already in prison on drug charges has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 15-year-old girl and dumping her body in Truman Lake.

    Anthony Balbirnie had previously been found guilty of second-degree murder, statutory rape and other charges in in the 2012 death of Khighla Parks of the Willard area.

    Balbirnie stood trial in Cooper County. The Missouri Attorney General's Office prosecuted the case.

    Balbirnie was also sentenced to an additional 20 years in prison.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports Balbirnie has also been charged with murder in connection with the 2008 death of 31-year-old Theresa Mohler.

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      Sat, 24 Sep 2016 5:58:36 PM

  • Former Joplin officer pleads guilty to federal misdemeanor
    Former Joplin officer pleads guilty to federal misdemeanor

    JOPLIN (AP) — A former Joplin police officer has pleaded guilty to a federal charge for offering to help a woman get charges against her dropped in hopes of developing a relationship with her.

    Brian Rogers pleaded guilty this week in federal court in Springfield to violating the woman's civil rights, a misdemeanor.

    Joplin police said in a statement Friday that the department learned in December that Rogers sought a relationship with a woman he had cited in October with driving while intoxicated. Police asked the FBI to conduct a criminal probe. Rogers resigned in January.

    The Joplin Globe reports that court records show Rogers told the FBI he hoped helping the woman get her case dismissed would lead to a "friendship and then a sexual relationship."

    No sentencing has been set.

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      Sat, 24 Sep 2016 5:32:46 PM

  • Two teenagers arrested after reported fight over marijuana
    Two teenagers arrested after reported fight over marijuana

    FULTON - Fulton Police arrested two siblings Saturday morning at a residence on the 900 block of Lyle Street.

    Officers said the brother and sister were arguing over marijuana. When they responded to the dispute, officers discovered marijuana and marijuana-related paraphernalia inside the residence and took both siblings into custody.

    17-year-old Kailey Rubin was arrested for possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

    Her brother, 19-year-old Brendan Rubin, was arrested for felony distribution of no more than 5 grams of marijuana and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. He was also taken into custody for an active felony warrant for dangerous drugs out of St. Charles County.

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      Sat, 24 Sep 2016 5:20:57 PM

  • Man accused of beating significant other with hammer
    Man accused of beating significant other with hammer

    COLUMBIA - A 41-year-old man was accused of beating his significant other with a hammer Friday, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

    Officials said Steven Holcomb was taken into custody Friday around 6 p.m. He faces two charges of second-degree domestic assault. His bail is set at $10,000 per count.

    His significant other is doing okay, according to officials at Boone County Sheriff's Department.

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      Sat, 24 Sep 2016 4:03:06 PM

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  • Parry, Lennon outline stances on key issues
    Southern District commissioner candidates Brianna Lennon, a Democrat, and Fred Parry, a Republican, differ on several key issues, but both are committed to promoting a renewed road and bridge sales tax.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Replica slave cabin visited by playwright, actress who portrays Harriet Tubman
    SEDALIA — A controversial replica slave cabin built by a white woman was visited Saturday by Karen Jones Meadows, who said she sees potential in it.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Lennon cites experience in campaign for Southern District seat
    Brianna Lennon’s experience in state government motivated her to seek the county office for Southern District commissioner.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Parry cites past commission decisions in Southern District campaign
    A well-known figure in Boone County, Republican Fred Parry said his campaign for Southern District commissioner was spurred by a combination of timing and motivation.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Analysts say large number of university students skews Columbia's income data from census
    It was big national news when the U.S. Census Bureau released information Sept. 13 that median household income increased by 5.2 percent between 2014 and 2015.  Sun, 25 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500


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