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  • Volquez struggles as the Royals are pounded by Houston
    It was a rough outing for Royals starter Edinson Volquez as Kansas City falls 13-4 to Houston in the opener of a series at Kaufmann Stadium. George Springer hit a grand slam and a triple in Houston’s nine-run first inning off Volquez. Springer finished with five RBIs, and Colby Rasmus had four hits, including a […]  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:41:24 +0000

  • Rosenthal surrenders three run bomb as Cardinals fall to Seattle
    The shakiness of St. Louis closer Trevor Rosenthal showed again Friday as Adam Lind hit a game-winning three-run home run in the ninth inning as Seattle topped the Cardinals 4-3 in the series opener. The Mariners opened the ninth with a double by Kyle Seager and a walk to Dae-Ho Lee. Lind reached down and […]  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:33:25 +0000

  • Blues select Tage Thompson in the first round
    The St. Louis Blues selected forward Tage Thompson with their first round pick at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo. The Blues, who originally were expected to pick at No. 28, made a deal with the Washington Capitals to acquire their 26th pick to get him. Thompson, who is the son of former Peoria Rivermen […]  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:10:40 +0000

  • Missouri amateur championship state golf rounds of 32, 16 complete
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The medalist curse continues, the defending champion is out, and a valiant run by a former Missouri Tigers quarterback has come to an end. Just another day at the 109th Missouri State Amateur. We’ll start with the marquee matchup Friday afternoon, as Wayne Frederick ousted medalist Luigi Botta 1 up in […]  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 11:07:54 +0000

  • Blues send Brian Elliott to Calgary in trade
    The Blues have traded goaltender Brian Elliott to the Calgary Flames in exchange for a second-round pick in 2016 (35th overall) and a conditional third round pick in 2018.  The deal was made at the 2016 NHL Draft in Buffalo. Elliott played in 42 games for the Blues this season, posting a 23-8-6 record with a […]  Sat, 25 Jun 2016 01:22:04 +0000

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  • Two killed when car runs off Kansas City highway overpass
    Two killed when car runs off Kansas City highway overpass

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Two people died when the car they were in ran off an interstate overpass in Kansas City.

    Police say the crash occurred late Saturday night when the driver apparently lost control and the vehicle ran off the Interstate 435 overpass. The car landed upside down below the highway.

    KMBC-TV reports the driver and a passenger died at the scene. Two other people were also injured in the crash.

    The victims' identities haven't been released.

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      Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:57:53 AM

  • Southeast Missouri courthouse named to national register
    Southeast Missouri courthouse named to national register

    PERRYVILLE (AP) — A southeast Missouri courthouse that's more than a century old has received national recognition.

    The Perry County Courthouse, which was built in 1904, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places.

    The Southeast Missourian reports county officials announced the historic recognition Wednesday.

    The designation comes as the red brick courthouse in Perryville is scheduled to undergo major renovations that are slated to be completed before the Aug. 21, 2017, solar eclipse. Thousands of eclipse-watchers are expected to descend upon Perry County, which is expected to have one of the longest views of the event.

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      Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:32:59 AM

  • Two teenagers drown in Meramec River
    Two teenagers drown in Meramec River

    BALLWIN (AP) — Two teenagers have drowned in the Meramec River at a state park in St. Louis County.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the teens' bodies were found late Saturday night in the Meramec River at Castlewood State Park a few hours after they went for a swim in an area where swimming is prohibited.

    St. Louis County Police identified the victims as 18-year-old Henry Manu and 17-year-old Samuel Neal. Both were from St. Louis.

    Mike Thiemann, spokesman for the Metro West Fire Protection District, says crews found the bodies in an area about 20 feet deep.

    He says that section of the river has deep pools and has been the scene of "frequent drownings." He says a sign there warns: "People drown here! Don't be the next one."

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      Sun, 26 Jun 2016 11:07:06 AM

  • Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate
    Fentanyl worries changing way narcotics officers operate

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The street version of fentanyl blamed in the deaths of thousands of Americans is also threatening police officers, forcing changes in long-standing basics of drug investigations, from confiscations to testing to undercover operations.

    Overdose deaths have surged as drugs such as heroin, cocaine and counterfeit prescription pills are often laced with fentanyl, a man-made opiate so potent a speck the size of a few grains of salt can be deadly.

    Fentanyl can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled if it becomes airborne. Police agencies ranging from small departments to the DEA are changing the way they do business to keep officers safe. James Shroba of the DEA office in St. Louis says agents are even trained in "self-use" of the anti-overdose Narcan, just in case of accidental exposure.


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      Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:43:41 AM

  • Splish Splash Bike Dash teaches bike and water safety
    Splish Splash Bike Dash teaches bike and water safety

    COLUMBIA - Safe Kids Columbia teamed up with Macher Aquatic Center Sunday for a day of bike and water safety.

    The Splish Splash Bike Dash was a free event for families and kids of all ages.

    The Safe Kids Columbia Coordinator Sheila Robertson said preventable injuries are the number one killer of children in the United States. She said that's why Free Kids Columbia felt so strongly about involving the whole community. The Columbia Fire Department and the Columbia Police Department both helped with the event, registering bikes, leading a bike safety course and fitting kids for helmets.

    The event also had food trucks, bounce houses and lawn games.

    This was the 21st annual Water Safety Day at Macher Aquatic Center, but it was the first year Safe Kids Columbia joined, adding bike safety to the event. 

    For those who visited each safety booth, Macher offered discounted swimming for the rest of the summer, and some prizes included free and discounted swim lessons. 

    Splish Splash Bike Dash was a 2 hour event, starting at 11 a.m. but Macher offered free swim all day for those in attendance.

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      Sun, 26 Jun 2016 9:08:54 AM

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  • Police release name of victim in Saturday homicide
    Police on Sunday released the identity of a man found dead early Saturday morning inside a north Columbia apartment building.  Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:42:00 -0500

  • Ashland man in serious condition after train hits car in Boonville
    An Ashland man was in serious condition at University Hospital on Saturday after his car was struck by a train Friday night near the Isle of Capri casino in Boonville.  Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Two injured after motorcycle and minivan collide
    A 37-year-old Mexico, Mo., man was taken to University Hospital with serious injuries after a two-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Green Boulevard near Clark Street in Audrain County.  Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Tiny houses draw large crowds to Columbia park
    Reed and Patti VonderHaar spent their Saturday conducting research.  Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500

  • Clubs make plans to donate proceeds from Orlando benefits
    Two local businesses are making plans to donate thousands of dollars collected during events last weekend for the 49 people murdered in Orlando’s Pulse nightclub on June 12.  Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0500


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