News for Tuesday, October 13, 2015



Michigan woman charged in shots fired at shoplifters

A suburban Detroit woman is facing firearms charges after authorities say she shot at an SUV’s tire to stop two shoplifters fleeing a Home Depot parking lot.

NJ boy, 3, reported missing is found dead near home

A 3-year-old boy who was reported missing Tuesday was found dead three hours later in woods about a half-mile from his home, authorities said.

Tuesday's NHL Capsules

Games played on Oct. 13, 2015

NHL ROUNDUP: Tomas Fleischmann finished an odd-man rush with his first goal of the season early in the third period and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Tuesday night.

Royals pay tribute to 2 firefighters killed in KC blaze

The Kansas City Royals honored two firefighters who were killed fighting a massive blaze that engulfed an apartment building.

Bergdahl lawyer accuses McCain of interfering in case

The lawyer for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years, has accused Republican Sen. John McCain of exerting “congressional influence” in his client’s case.

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Cubs win NL Division Series, beat Cardinals 6-4 in Game 4

The Chicago Cubs clinched a postseason series at Wrigley Field for the first time ever, getting home runs from Kyle Schwarber, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez in beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Tuesday to win the NL Division Series in four games.

US stocks drop as investors assess earnings, deals

U.S. stocks dropped on Tuesday for the first day in five as investors assessed company earnings and the latest corporate deal news. More evidence of weakness in China’s economy also unsettled the market.

Top beer makers to join forces to face industry challenges

The world’s biggest beer maker clinched a deal Tuesday to take over its nearest rival in a bid to stave off the megabrewers’ most serious problems: the surge in popularity of craft brews and weakening sales in the rich markets of the U.S. and Europe.

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Artist plans to render border fence ‘invisible’

A California-based artist is leading an effort to paint the border fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico to make it blend in with the landscape.

Hunter survives 6 days without water in Australian Outback

A 62-year-old recreational hunter lost in a hot and arid region of the Australian Outback survived without water for six days by eating ants, police said Tuesday.

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Movie Review: Authentic, moving performances elevate 'Freeheld'

Few actresses bring the simple authenticity to the screen that Julianne Moore does; it's virtually impossible to imagine this actress sounding a false note. And so it's hardly a surprise that she is deeply convincing — indeed, heartbreaking at times — in the real-life role of Laurel Hester, a dying woman who fought to her last breath to give her domestic partner rights to her pension benefits.

Book Review: Creeps and laughs in Atwood's 'The Heart Goes Last'

"The Heart Goes Last" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday), by Margaret Atwood

"If you do bad things for reasons you've been told are good, does it make you a bad person?" That's the question on the mind of Margaret Atwood's heroine near the end of "The Heart Goes Last."

Molina, Russell out of NLDS Game 4 starting lineups

CHICAGO — St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina and Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell are out of the lineup for Game 4 of the NL Division Series on Tuesday.

2 firefighters die saving 2 other lives in Kansas City blaze

Two firefighters who saved two residents from a burning apartment building in Kansas City were killed when the structure collapsed around them just minutes later, authorities said.

Our Opinion: Strategies for student stress

Anxiety, stress and depression among college students are increasing.

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Roadside delivery

First responders help deliver infant beside US 54

Cole County first responders helped deliver a baby Sunday night in a vehicle along the side of U.S. 54 when the mother couldn’t make it to the hospital.

LU halts national search for new deans

Sewell announcement comes day after Faculty Senate meeting

Lincoln University Provost Said Sewell’s announcement of a planned national search to fill two deans’ positions has been postponed.

School board visits JCHS

ICLE partnership approved; reading assessments outlined

The Jefferson City School Board had its first of 18 building visits on Monday, and some said having a stronger presence in the community and in the school buildings will be a priority and expectation of the board members.

Prep Football: Jays frosh rolls

COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City freshman football team defeated Battle 34-16 on Monday.

Helias girls golf third after first day at state tourney

The Helias Lady Crusaders sit in third place after Monday’s opening round of the Class 1 state golf tournament at Twin Oaks Country Club.

Missouri players not frustrated by Grier situation

Florida quarterback Will Grier completed 20-of-33 passes for 208 yards Saturday in the Gators’ 21-3 defeat of Missouri.

Prep Volleyball: Fatima second at tourney

GRAIN VALLEY — The Fatima Lady Comets finished second Saturday in the Grain Valley Spikefest.

Richardson back with Jets after 4-game suspension

The toughest part for Sheldon Richardson was sitting and watching while his New York Jets teammates played — and mostly won — without him.

Lady Jays duo competes at state golf

Jefferson City teammates Blair Michael and Ellie Severance opened play Monday in the Class 2 state tournament at Rivercut Golf Course.

M.S. Volleyball: Thomas Jefferson splits

WAYNESVILLE — Thomas Jefferson split an A-B middle school doubleheader Monday with Waynesville.

Prep Volleyball: Blair Oaks C team wins

COLUMBIA — The Blair Oaks C team ended its season on a high note Monday, defeating Hickman 25-22, 26-24.

Former congressman speaks out against daily fantasy sites

The U.S. congressman who drafted the 2006 legislation used by DraftKings and FanDuel as proof of their legitimacy said is it “sheer chutzpah” for the daily fantasy sites to pretend the law makes them legal.

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Shots fired but no danger on campus

Car hit by bullets in Fulton; college officials say no threat

Gun shots were fired in the 300 block of West 9th Street in Fulton at approximately 12:42 p.m., but no injuries or deaths were reported, according to a press release issued from the Fulton Police Department late Monday afternoon.

Falcons No. 2, Jays No. 5 in state football rankings

The Blair Oaks Falcons and the Jefferson City Jays are in a holding pattern when it comes to the state football rankings.