News for Wednesday, October 1, 2014
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Blank Rolla in district tournament
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In team district play
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After nearly six years with the Jefferson City Public Schools, Superintendent Brian Mitchell announced today his intention to retire at the end of this school year.
Ameren Missouri filed today with the Missouri Public Service Commission its 20-year plan that supports cleaner energy in the state of Missouri, including major expansions of solar and wind power.
Jefferson City police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred Tuesday night in the 1000 block of Elizabeth Street.
Missouri’s public employee retirement plans generally are in better financial shape than those nationwide, though there is cause for concern about some, according to a state audit released Tuesday.
Judge Kevin Crane didn’t have enough evidence that Gary Leland Coleman, now 51, Jefferson City, threatened to use force during the Oct. 6, 2012, holdup at New Bloomfield’s Bank Star One branch, two judges from the appeals court’s Kansas City division ruled Tuesday.
A conservative political action group is severing ties with a content marketing firm after some Missouri reporters were offered $250 per article to write for a “Grow Missouri” blog.
In Cole County
Some work that had been scheduled to take place earlier this month on the Business 50 improvements in Apache Flats were delayed, but that allowed for other improvement work to move ahead of schedule.
Thanks to the Troy-based Toyota Bodine aluminum manufacturing company, the State Technical College of Missouri next year will offer an “advanced manufacturing technician” (AMT) degree program.
Local author Adam Veile has written the second book in his award-winning “Dreamcatcher Adventures” series for young readers.
The Hutchinson School District is suing a Missouri-based group in a dispute over proceeds from a student fundraising effort.
After a 25-13 decision in the first game of a volleyball match Tuesday night, it was time to shake it up. But it wasn’t the losing team that was doing the changing.
Lady Falcons win in softball
WARDSVILLE — Tuesday night was Senior Night for the Blair Oaks softball team, but junior Payton Staggs stole the show.
Blank Rolla in district tournament
The top-seeded Jefferson City Lady Jays claimed a 5-0 victory Tuesday against fourth-seeded Rolla in the semifinals of the Class 2 District 9 team tournament at Washington Park.
In team district play
The top-seeded Helias Lady Crusaders earned a 5-0 win Tuesday against fifth-seeded Mexico in a Class 1 District 8 semifinal match at Washington Park.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays suffered a 25-11, 25-7 loss Tuesday to the Kickapoo Lady Chiefs.
Helias was limited to four hits as the Lady Crusaders suffered a 6-2 loss Tuesday to Cairo.
The Fatima Lady Comets took down the School of the Osage Lady Indians in two sets Tuesday, each by a score of 25-10.
The Russellville Lady Indians claimed a 18-25, 25-20, 25-19 win Tuesday against Hallsville.
The Versailles Lady Tigers suffered a 23-25, 25-22, 26-24 loss Tuesday to the California Lady Pintos in a Tri-County Conference matchup.
Behind eight kills from Molly Kraus, the Eugene Lady Eagles edged Chamois by scores 25-20, 25-10.
The Jefferson City Lady Jays junior varsity team took second with a record of 4-1-1 Saturday at the Waynesville Junior Varsity Tournament.
In shutout win
COLUMBIA — The Jefferson City Jays claimed a 3-0 win Tuesday night against the Battle Spartans.
Under withering criticism from Congress, the director of the Secret Service on Tuesday admitted failures in her agency’s critical mission of protecting the president but repeatedly sidestepped key questions about how a knife-carrying intruder penetrated ring after ring of security before finally being tackled deep inside the White House.
The oil and railroad industries are urging federal regulators to allow them as long as seven years to retrofit existing tank cars that transport highly volatile crude oil, a top oil industry official said Tuesday.
The St. Stanislaus fifth-grade volleyball team suffered a 25-22, 27-25, 21-16 loss Saturday to St. Francis Xavier.
Pirates' starter in wild-card game
PITTSBURGH — Edinson Volquez’s renaissance began with a simple game of catch.
Before starting series with Cardinals
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Dodgers are heading into the postseason healthier than they were a year ago, and they hope it holds up.
The Lewis and Clark seventh-grade team earned a 25-19, 25-19 win, while the eighth-grade team suffered a 25-3, 25-12 loss Tuesday to Jefferson.
EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, mobile payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday.
The Missouri Supreme Court has suspended the law license of former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. for mishandling clients' money.
A former top executive at Anheuser-Busch has been turned down in her request for a new trial.
An inmate’s escape from a jail in Washington state went undetected for two days last week until the man’s defense lawyer stopped for a visit and he couldn’t be found.
Kara Harker was 4-for-4 with an RBI and Taylour Schoene had three hits and drove in a run as the Vienna Lady Eagles rolled to a 12-2 win in five innings Tuesday against Stoutland.
Behind Regan Wilde’s one-hitter in the circle and three doubles at the plate, the St. Elizabeth Lady Hornets defeated the Russellville Lady Indians in five innings Tuesday 14-1.
The Lewis and Clark eighth-grade team played to a tie at 20 on Saturday against Lange Middle School.
Jayla Volkart scored nine points as the Russellville Middle School girls basketball team rolled to a 33-10 win Monday against New Bloomfield.
After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday.
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways.
The protests over a Colorado school district’s proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state’s marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in mailboxes across the state.
Los Angeles police are investigating the theft of a solid bronze statue of Ed Sullivan from an outdoor exhibit at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
Dancing Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, shuffling Ickey Woods and the group high-fiving Fun Bunch? Their entertaining touchdown celebrations would be illegal in today’s NFL.
The NFL said Tuesday Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah should not have been penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he dropped to his knees in prayer after an interception.
Robert Kraft looked down from his seat high above the field and watched his New England Patriots fall apart.
The head of the Federal Communications Commission said the agency will consider a petition to ban the Washington Redskins nickname from the public airwaves.
Acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell brought Bach to a train station Tuesday, as he did in 2007, but this time Washington noticed.
A new study has found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.
Michael Phelps’ comeback has been sidetracked by more trouble away from the pool.
The Kansas City Chiefs have created space on their roster for the return of right tackle Donald Stephenson by placing running back Joe McKnight on injured reserve.
Florida coach Will Muschamp calls every game a must-win. Following a lopsided loss at Alabama, it’s really starting to look and feel that way for Muschamp and the Gators.
Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.
Help is on the way for Hutson Mason and Georgia’s struggling passing game.
For years, football fans have bemoaned the rule barring NFL home games that haven’t sold out from being televised in the local market.
The sideline is often the worst place to watch a football game. Even for the head coach standing front and center, getting a good look at what is happening on the field can be difficult.
Lane Kiffin has opened up the once-vanilla Alabama offense and the first-year offensive coordinator has the Crimson Tide piling up passing yards and points.
As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them.
The Kansas City Royals had waited 29 years to reach the postseason. They weren't going down without a fight.