News for Thursday, July 30, 2015
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- Wayne I. Wickham Eldon
- Ginger Kyle Moore California
- Mark D. Jackman Jefferson City
- Penny J. Willis Rosebud
- Ronald Lee Genus Roark Holts Summit
- Walda M. Clarke Blue Eye
- Mark D. Jackman Jefferson City
- Ruth M. Scholle Jefferson City
- Mildred Steenbergen Eberhart Jobe Russellville
- Angela Linn Pemberton Iberia
- Billye Sue Throneberry Jefferson City
- Caroline Jane Alexander Dixon
- Donald Rex Childers Jefferson City
- Walter Joseph Davis Holts Summit
- James Samuel Dawson Eugene
A disturbance that turned into a shooting sent one man to the hospital for treatment Thursday afternoon.
A state House member from eastern Missouri has pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated in the capital city.
Two people are in custody in connection with a robbery and kidnapping that took place last week in Jefferson City.
As part of Jefferson City’s project to improve Stadium Boulevard, Christy Drive and Monroe Street near Capital Region Medical Center, the signalized intersection at Stadium and Christy will temporarily become a three-way stop starting at 9 a.m. Friday.
Ben Zobrist was set to make his Kansas City Royals' debut in left field against the Blue Jays on Thursday night.
In California, they’re counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
More than 20 years of habitat restoration and breeding programs have helped the endangered Karner blue butterfly make a comeback in the pine barrens of upstate New York where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov decades ago.
Scientists say the Philae space probe has gathered data supporting the theory that comets can serve as cosmic laboratories in which some of the essential elements for life are assembled.
Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California’s Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it’s likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor.
The Obama administration moved Thursday to update and fine-tune sanctions on Russia, pro-Russian companies and people over the conflict in Ukraine.
The U.N. General Assembly unanimously adopted its first-ever resolution aimed at combatting illicit trafficking in wildlife on Thursday as its sponsors expressed outrage at the killing of a beloved protected lion in Zimbabwe.
While the death of a protected lion in Zimbabwe has caused outrage in the United States — much of it centered on the Minnesota dentist who killed the animal — most in Zimbabwe expressed a degree of bafflement over the concern.
The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group’s 14-year insurgency.
There's some interesting talk in the cleverly satisfying script of "Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation" about the element of luck. As in: How much is luck a factor in the success of Ethan Hunt and his IMF cohorts?
"Speaking in Bones" (Bantam), by Kathy Reichs
A hallmark of Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan novels is how she incorporates a solid knowledge of forensics in a way that a novice can understand the intricacies, yet still appeal to an expert in the field.
CLEVELAND — The Indians have dealt outfielder Brandon Moss to the St. Louis Cardinals. In return, Cleveland will receive minor league pitcher Rob Kaminsky.
Matt Holliday is back on the disabled list. The St. Louis Cardinals placed the All-Star outfielder on the 15-day disabled list Thursday because of a recurrence of his right quadriceps injury.
Stocks ended the day mostly flat on Thursday, recovering from broad losses earlier in the day. Investors continue to focus on corporate earnings, and Thursday’s batch brought mostly disappointing results from Procter & Gamble, Facebook and others.
The U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter after a harsh winter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade that bode well for the rest of the year.
An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.
The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America.
Facebook says it will begin test flights later this year for a solar-powered drone with a wingspan as big as a Boeing 737, in the next stage of its campaign to deliver Internet connectivity to remote parts of the world.
Standing in front of artwork depicting Manhattan as a yellow submarine and John Lennon as the pilot displaying the peace sign, Yoko Ono joined Bono and other guests to honor her late husband Wednesday.
After more than 16 years and nearly 2,600 telecasts, Jon Stewart can feel proud of his scads of Emmys and his pair of Peabody Awards, his cultural gravitas (he hung with the Prez, both on and off the air!), even his reprobate status at Fox News.
A judge said Thursday he believes a group of elderly nuns improperly sold their hilltop convent to a businesswoman but delayed any efforts by church officials to finalize a competing sale to pop singer Katy Perry.
Two Texas men have set a new record in a race by canoeing the Missouri River from Kansas City, Kansas, to St. Charles, Missouri, in 34 hours and 34 minutes.
From a public safety perspective, Missouri is not having a good year.
Family members have started a fund to help a Cole County family whose home was destroyed by fire early Monday morning.
An attorney by day, Erin Wiseman has been troubleshooting and keeping logistics on track at the Jefferson City Jaycees Cole County Fair each night this week.
In response to traffic backing up onto U.S. 54 from the off-ramp at Jefferson Street and congestion on Stadium Boulevard, Jefferson City officials are hosting an open house/design public hearing to gather public comments on the preliminary design plans for a traffic improvement project in that area.
The state is beginning its project to renovate the exterior stonework on the Missouri Capitol — part of a $40 million effort to rehabilitate the building and eliminate some water-leak problems, especially on the building’s south side.
The federal government’s business year begins Oct. 1, and U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt said Wednesday that Congress is moving forward on passing a budget to run the government in the new year.
The percussion section of Russellville High School’s band has received some extra attention this summer. Besides new band director Nathan Gargus arriving with nearly a decade of competitive drumline experience, community donations added some extra thump to the line’s instruments.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is conducting its annual search for a large Christmas evergreen tree for use at the Governor’s Mansion.
A new group of business owners is gathering signatures on petitions seeking to force a referendum to overturn a new law that will gradually increase Kansas City’s minimum wage to $13 an hour.
The Inman E. Page Library 2015 summer exhibit, “Binding Wounds Pushing Boundaries: African-Americans in Civil War Medicine,” opened Wednesday and runs through Aug. 18 in the library on the Lincoln University campus.
Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.
The president of the University of New Hampshire said Wednesday he is troubled and offended by many parts of a “bias-free language guide” posted on the school’s website, particularly a suggestion using the word “American” is problematic because it fails to recognize South America.
ST. JOSEPH — There was a moment in the early stages of chemotherapy when Eric Berry was having breakfast with his father, and the enormity of what faced him was so great that he broke down and cried.
ST. JOSEPH — The Chiefs have released running back Cyrus Gray, who tore his ACL last November, in what coach Andy Reid described Wednesday as a “football decision.”
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady took the fight over his “Deflategate” suspension to social media and federal court Wednesday, and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft backed the three-time Super Bowl MVP, saying “I was wrong to put my faith in the league.”
A Missouri man who spent nine months in prison in the mid-1990s for an assault conviction after his 3-month-old son suffered injuries that left him with brain damage won't face new charges now that the son has died, a spokesman for the county's prosecutor says.
Tired of discarded cigarette butts littering the streets and sidewalks of St. Louis, several organizations have partnered to install 62 recycling bins scattered across the city.
Some Missouri State University students will be housed in hotels when the semester begins next month due to a $13 million renovation of a residence hall taking longer than expected.
Automatic weapons and weapon parts, including silencers, have gone missing from the Christian County Sheriff's Department, according to the interim sheriff.
Priests, nuns and canon lawyers who advocate for molestation victims urged Pope Francis on Wednesday to use the new Vatican tribunal he formed on negligent bishops to investigate the archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, who has long been accused of sheltering abusive priests.
A man is in critical condition after police say he was shot by a back-seat passenger in north St. Louis County.
The Royals have traded right-hander Joe Blanton to the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received star treatment as he arrived to prepare for the $1.75-million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park.
The Denver Broncos want to see if former No. 1 draft pick Jake Long is healthy enough to bolster their offensive line to protect 39-year-old Peyton Manning.
GAINESVILLE, Va. — Most of the world’s top players are skipping the Quicken Loans National. Justin Rose wouldn’t miss it — even if he weren’t the defending champion.