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Piercy pleads not guilty in drowning case

Missouri Trooper Anthony Piercy pleaded not guilty Thursday to the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the drowning death of Brandon Ellingson.

Tigers #RallyForRhyan in game today against Tennessee

Last summer, Kim Anderson decided to include Missouri coaches’ families in more of the men’s basketball team’s activities. The players got to know Rhyan Loos, the 5-year-old daughter of assistant coach Brad Loos.

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Backes, Tarasenko score; Blues hold off Panthers 5-3

David Backes, Jaden Schwartz and Robby Fabbri scored in the first period and the St. Louis Blues cruised to a 5-3 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night.

TV documentary crew investigates 2003 Boone County murder

A film crew is turning the 2003 killing of a Columbia man into an episode for a true-crime cable TV series.

Missouri House panel calls to up basic K-12 spending by $76M

Missouri's K-12 public schools would get about a $76 million increase in basic funding under the budget proposed by a House panel.

Prescription drug monitoring bill on pause

Jefferson City lawmaker offers substitute version

Anticipations aside, no debate was held on the floor of the Missouri House this week over bill to establish a statewide prescription drug monitoring program.

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District eyes citizens panel

Presentation: Expiring TIFs could give schools a boost

The Board of Education for District 58 in Fulton will proceed with implementing a Citizen’s Advisory Committee (CAC) for strategic planning.

FORAG keeps up Sunshine Law fight against hog farm

Friends of Responsible Agriculture (FORAG) made a motion to file another Sunshine Law violation with regard to information garnered during tours of several concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that could determine the construction of a hog CAFO in Kingdom City Monday.

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Nixon, Kinder commend Ferguson's efforts at police reform

Missouri's top two elected officials credited Ferguson on Thursday with pressing ahead with policing and court reforms despite a U.S. Department of Justice lawsuit alleging that the St. Louis suburb routinely violated residents' rights and misused law enforcement to generate revenue.

Missouri senators consider government role in road safety

Bills governing seat belt use, texting while driving and helmet requirements for motorcyclists prompted debate in a Missouri Senate committee over whether the government should play a larger role in road safety.

Welfare reform bill passes through House

A bill designed to cut welfare fraud passed through the Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday.

Hornet wrestlers start state quest at District 2 championships today

It’s premature to consider a conversation about the possibilities, given that the state-ranked Fulton Hornets wrestling team still has a critical bridge to cross.

Pittmon, Rueter to enter Fulton Wall of Fame

Fulton High School is drawing from the 1990s for its next two Wall of Fame members.

Ladybirds flatten Silex in EMO triumph

KINGDOM CITY — The North Callaway Ladybirds demolished the Silex Lady Owls in a decisive 61-33 Eastern Missouri Conference victory Thursday night.

Lady Owls slam St. Louis College of Pharmacy

ST. LOUIS — The William Woods University Lady Owls have won two in a row and four of their last five after dismantling the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Lady Eutectics 71-48 in an American Midwest Conference romp Thursday night.

Lady Blue Jays push winning streak to 11

CARLINVILLE, Ill. — The red-hot Westminster College Lady Blue Jays extended their sizzling win streak to 11 games by trouncing the Blackburn College Lady Beavers 71-51 in a St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference matchup Wednesday night.

Blue Jays stumble vs. Blackburn in SLIAC loss

CARLINVILLE, Ill. — The Blackburn College Beavers dominated the Westminster College Blue Jays 79-54 in St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Wednesday night.

Missouri women beat Alabama 63-52

The Missouri women’s basketball team snapped a two-game losing streak Thursday with a 63-52 defeat of Alabama.

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Moustakas, Royals agree to $14.3 million, 2-year contract

The Royals and third baseman Mike Moustakas agreed Thursday to a $14.3 million, two-year contract that not only avoids arbitration this year but also buys out his final year.

Missouri lawmakers debate proper response to opiate deaths

Missouri lawmakers are considering how to combat rising levels of opiate addiction — and while some proposals have garnered widespread support, others face challenges over funding and privacy concerns.


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