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  • Rosburg and Puryear score career highs but Mizzou falls at Bama
    Freshman Kevin Puryear scored 22 points to lead Missouri (8-15, 1-9) and senior Ryan Rosburg also set a career-high with 17 points, but the shorthanded Tigers lost at Alabama 80-71. The Tigers were down 22 in the second half when Rosburg when on a stretch of scoring the next ten points for Mizzou. Riley Norris […]  Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:55:36 +0000

  • Foul trouble snaps Missouri State’s two game win streak
    D.J. Balentine scored all 18 of his points in the second half and broke Evansville’s career scoring record to help lead the Purple Aces (19-6, 8-4 MVC) past visiting Missouri State, 83-64, on Saturday. Balentine’s 3-pointer with 2:47 to play gave him, 2,280 career points to pass Colt Ryan as Evansville’s career scoring leader. The […]  Sat, 06 Feb 2016 22:49:25 +0000

  • Columbia Police release details on Woods and Gant arrests. #Mizzou players suspended, won’t play at Bama Saturday
    Missouri basketball players Russell Woods and Jakeenan Gant were arrested Thursday, February 4th for possession of drug paraphernalia.  Mizzou has suspended both players for Saturday’s game at Alabama. The police report said a detective was able to secure a search warrant for Gant’s and Woods’ home in order to locate and preserve evidence pertaining to a home invasion robbery […]  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:51:14 +0000

  • Missourinet Noon News 2-5-2016
    Missouri’s poverty rate has increased twenty one percent in the last ten years.  Bill Wise reports.  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:05:00 +0000

  • Recurring hip injury forces Mizzou running Morgan Steward to call it quits
    Mizzou running back Morgan Steward has retired from football, never recovering from a hip injury that forced him to miss all of 2014 and hold him to just ten attempts in three games in 2015 after trying to return from surgery. Steward came to Mizzou with a lot of potential coming out of Staley where he was the […]  Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:28:27 +0000

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  • Black Men Rock event honors black leaders in the community
    Black Men Rock event honors black leaders in the community

    COLUMBIA - The third annual Black Men Rock event at Columbia College honored leaders in the black community Saturday afternoon. 

     "The actual concept of Black Men Rock comes from the fact that we have a lot of positive role models in the black community that the youth aren't aware of," event coordinator Katherine Wilson said.

    Joe Collier, Lloyd Henry, Bill Thompson, Rev. Dr. Clyde Ruffin and Kentrell Minton received awards. Lindsey Rentals owner Sherman Brown received a lifetime achievement award. Keondre Harrison received the Youth on the Move Award for his achievements at Battle High School. 

    UM System interim president Mike Middleton was also honored at the event. 

    "A lot of the times we hear a lot of negative things about the black men in the community, but we don't hear a lot of positive things," event goer Kristian Wilson said. 

    "Black Men Rock is one of those events that says we're all coming together as you see here today, and we can make a difference in a positive way," Wilson said. 

    Wilson also said Black Men Rock winners and past winners are forming a community committee to discuss ways to improve the community and continue to be positive role models. 

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  • 2 injured, shots fired near Olympic Blvd in Columbia
    2 injured, shots fired near Olympic Blvd in Columbia

    COLUMBIA - Police responded to a report of shots fired around 5 p.m. near Olympic Boulevard and Danbury Court in Columbia. 

    Officer Latisha Stroer with Columbia Police Department confirmed two male victims were injured. One sustained a gunshot wound to the arm, and was transported via ambulance to the hospital. The other was transported in a personal vehicle to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

    A CPD media release stated that officers found multiple shell casings along Olympic Boulevard from Clark Lane to Danbury Court. 

    Police currently have no suspect information. 

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      Sat, 6 Feb 2016 6:31:44 PM

  • Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political
    Missouri lawmaker says colleague's move was political

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker says he's pleased that a colleague dropped a restraining order against him, but says the man was trying to hurt his reputation.

    Rep. Courtney Allen Curtis confirmed Friday he dropped the restraining order against Rep. Michael Butler. Curtis and Butler are St. Louis-area Democrats.

    Curtis says Butler swung at him Jan. 19 outside a union reception over a dispute on a right-to-work bill.

    Butler said in an email Saturday he's pleased "at the outcome of this legal matter" but disappointed in Curtis and others who helped with what he called "a political attempt to harm" his reputation.

    Curtis was the only Democrat to vote in September in favor of enacting right-to-work legislation that would have banned mandatory union fees.

    Curtis said Saturday the restraining order wasn't political.


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      Sat, 6 Feb 2016 5:28:16 PM

  • Fifth annual Lunafest targets issues facing women in mid-Missouri
    Fifth annual Lunafest targets issues facing women in mid-Missouri

    COLUMBIA - The fifth annual Lunafest made its way to mid-Missouri Saturday.  

    The festival took place at Stephens College in Columbia.

    Pamela Beerup, development director for Central Missouri Community Action, said the films are chosen from the Sundance Film Festival annually and are all by, for, and about women. Beerup said the films focus on struggles women might fight each day.

    "They deal with body image, diversity, motherhood, relationships and many other things," Beerup said.

    Beerup said attendees each take home a different message from the festival.

    "I've seen the films and they are very dramatic and passionate," Beerup said. "You want to take home what appeals to you;it all becomes very personal."

    Jason Ramsey, president of the board of directors for the Central Missouri Community Action, said the film festival is important because many mid-Missourians struggle with many of the topics found in the films.

    "We have a very high poverty rate in mid-Missouri, which is striking," Ramsey said. "Often times, those issues women face on a daily basis go hand in hand."

    Ramsey also said the festival is personal to he and his family.

    "I have two young daughters, so this is really important to me," Ramsey said. "I want them to grow up with strong self-awareness and confidence so they can go into the world and be on an equal footing with everyone."

    Lunafest was established in 2000 by the company LUNA and 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity. 



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      Sat, 6 Feb 2016 5:19:10 PM

  • Missouri Senate bills aim to change driving requirements in Missouri
    Missouri Senate bills aim to change driving requirements in Missouri

    JEFFERSON CITY - A hearing is scheduled in the Missouri Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee for four bills related to driving in Missouri.

    The transportation hearing is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Feb. 10. The committee is scheduled to hear Senate bills 569, 694, 820 and 821.

    If enacted, SB 820 would require all people riding in a car or truck to wear seat belts with few exceptions.

    "We know that seat belts save lives. When everyone is buckled up, even serious accidents can result in less dire outcomes," Sen. Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur), the bill's sponsor, said.

    Current Missouri law requires drivers, front seat passengers and passengers who are under 18 to wear seat belts if they're riding in passenger vehicles. Passenger vehicles are cars and trucks (weighing less than 12,000 lbs) that were designed to carry less than 11 people and were manufactured after Jan. 1, 1968.

    The Senate bill would require every person riding in passenger vehicles to wear seat belts while driving on Missouri streets and highways unless the person has a medical reason for not wearing a seat belt that has been documented by a doctor. The bill would also change the term "passenger vehicles" to include all trucks regardless of weight.

    SB 820 would also outlaw the provision saying people can't be stopped by police solely for not wearing their seat belts.

    "By knowing you can receive a traffic violation for not buckling your seat belt, more people will wear them," Schupp said.

    Schupp also sponsors another transportation bill, SB 821, which would ban texting while driving for all people in the state, unless the cell phones are used in a hands-free voice activated mode.

    Current Missouri law says people 21 and under cannot text and drive.

    "Distracted driving by people of all ages is dangerous and can have disastrous consequences. The law will promote public safety," Schupp said.

    SB 569 is the same as SB 820, except that it does not include the hands-free voice activated provision.

    Sen. David Pearce (R-Warrensburg) sponsored SB 569.

    The final bill the transportation committee is scheduled to hear is SB 694, which Sen. Jason Holsman (D-Kansas City) sponsored.

    If enacted, SB 694 would change helmet requirements for motorcyclists. Current Missouri law requires all people riding on motorcycles or motortricycles to wear protective headgear while the vehicles are moving.

    The Senate bill would allow motorcycle operators to drive without helmets if the drivers have first-party insurance coverage and license plates stating they don't need to wear helmets.

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      Sat, 6 Feb 2016 4:55:18 PM

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