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Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder (R) will leave office in January, after serving in that position since 2005. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2012. Kinder also served in the state Senate from 1992 to 2004. He leaves office after an unsuccessful bid for Missouri governor. Kinder says during his time in office, the number […] Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:56:23 +0000
A Missouri based expert on the Electoral College thinks an effort to tarnish its credibility could be effective. A number of Democratic electors are trying to convince their Republican counterparts to abandon Donald Trump as Hillary Clinton now leads in the popular vote by well over 2 million. While admitting their efforts will likely fail, […] Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:30:18 +0000
(NASCAR)—Columbia driver Carl Edwards drove 13,560.46 miles this year but it was the fifteen that he didn’t have a chance to go that made an unfortunate difference. A crash with ten laps to go in the last race of the NASCAR Cup season wiped out his shot at a championship that was within his reach […] Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:12:54 +0000
Mizzou Men’s Basketball went cold over the final eight minutes, finishing the game without a field goal in that stretch, but came up with defensive stops in the final seconds to squeak out a 59-56 victory over Western Kentucky, Saturday afternoon at Mizzou Arena. Despite improving to 4-3, the fans that I interact with on Twitter are […] Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:34:57 +0000
The Northwest Missouri State University football team held Harding to just 119 yards on the day on the way to a 35-0 win in the Super Region 3 Championship in Maryville. Top seeded Northwest Missouri will host Ferris State on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Bearcat Stadium in Maryville, Mo. The game will be the ninth home […] Sun, 04 Dec 2016 13:14:07 +0000
STURGEON — Mid-Missouri drivers experienced trouble on the roads Sunday after a mix of snow and rain spurred multiple accidents along Highway 63. Five accidents occurred on Highway 63 within an hour of each other.
State Trooper Nicholas March responded to one of the accidents just outside of Sturgeon.
"It's enough that we have the roads partially covered, it's enough to make the roads slick," he said.
March said the number one piece of advice he give to drivers is slow down.
"Slow down and give yourself plenty of room between yourself and other drivers because you don't know if somebody in front of you is going to crash," he said.
Another problem area as the temperature drops are bridges, March said.
"The bridges are what's really starting to freeze now, we're getting a lot of crashes on bridges," he said.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 10:13:26 PM
BRANSON (AP) — Authorities are investigating after a fire damaged a resort condominium building under construction in Branson.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the large fire Sunday damaged the building under construction at the Welk Resort. The city of Branson said in a release that when crews arrived, the building's roofline and attic were on fire.
Crews were working to confirm that the building was not occupied at the time.
No serious injuries were reported, but the city says a Branson Fire Department employee suffered a minor injury and was briefly treated at a hospital.
The state fire marshal will help determine the cause of the fire.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 5:51:20 PM
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) — The New Madrid Fault has had a fair amount of minor seismic activity in recent weeks. There've been no reports of damage or injuries.
The Daily American Republic reports that the latest was a magnitude-2.9 earthquake Friday centered near Caruthersville.
Another minor earthquake struck early Tuesday about 10 miles east-southeast of Luxora, Arkansas. A magnitude 3.3 earthquake struck Thanksgiving Day, again near Caruthersville, and another minor earthquake struck Nov. 7, about 6.2 miles east of Bardwell, Kentucky.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone is a 150-mile ancient fault that stretches south from Illinois, through southeast Missouri and into parts of Arkansas and Tennessee. Minor earthquakes are common in the New Madrid Seismic Zone.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 5:42:47 PM
KANSAS CITY (AP) — A horse drawn carriage was involved in an accident on the Country Club Plaza, injuring three people and a horse.
The Kansas City Star reports that the accident occurred Saturday night and witnesses said the horse appeared spooked as it ran loose into oncoming traffic before crashing the carriage into a wall. The fate of the horse and the extent of injuries to the driver and two passengers are unknown. Though none of the injuries appeared life-threatening.
Kansas City Carriages, operator of the Plaza carriages and owner of the horse injured in the wreck, did not return calls Sunday seeking comment. The carriages are not controlled by the owners of the Plaza but are regulated by the city.
Police also released no new details about the injured.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 5:41:15 PM
NAYLOR (AP) — Two southeast Missouri men have been honored as heroes for saving a man and his toddler son from a burning minivan.
The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reported that Heath Moon of Poplar Bluff and Jeffrey Thomas of Naylor were recently honored by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, receiving a plaque, a pin and a certificate naming them honorary troopers.
The crash happened Oct. 7 when a Dodge Caravan, driven by 41-year-old Daniel Mitchell of Naylor, left Highway 142, struck a tree and caught fire. Mitchell and his 3-year-old son, Decklan, were trapped inside.
The patrol says Moon, a UPS driver, stopped to help. Thomas, who lives near the crash scene, left his home to offer assistance. They worked together to get the father and son free.
Sun, 4 Dec 2016 12:04:12 PM
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Columbia could more than double its wind energy with a proposed contract coming before the city council Monday. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
The Boone Hospital Center Board of Trustees are nearing a turning point in the search for a management plan for the county-owned, 397-bed facility. Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
Kim Coldicott, left, looks with a friend’s daughter, Winifred Fuller, 2, at one of Blanc Studio’s “Alice in Wonderland”-themed windows Friday on Broadway during the annual Living Windows Festival in downtown Columbia. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
Since the beginning of 2015, Green Belt Land Trust has added almost 500 acres to the list of property it helps protect, a more than five-fold increase. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600
The Columbia Housing Authority has secured funding to renovate 90 public housing units in Bryant Walkway Apartments and Bryant Walkway Apartments II. Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:00:00 -0600