News for Tuesday, October 21, 2014



Packaging error prompts recall of naproxen pills

A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 12,000 boxes of pain relief tablets sold at Dollar Tree stores because some cartons contain a different medication that could cause allergic reactions.

IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday.

NATO intercepts Russian jets over Baltic Sea

NATO scrambled fighter jets twice in two days to intercept Russian military aircraft over the Baltic Sea, it said Tuesday amid reports that Russian military activity in the region is increasing.

Teen collapses at haunted house, dies

A 16-year-old girl collapsed at a haunted house attraction in southwest Ohio and died of a heart abnormality.

Mother of Utah baby found in trash leaves jail

A Utah woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a trash can was released from jail on Monday, and told reporters as she left that she hadn’t known she was pregnant.

Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93.

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Staples investigating possible data breach

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

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McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

After posting yet another disappointing quarter, McDonald's CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

Stocks rally; S&P 500 has best day of 2014

The U.S. stock market marched higher Tuesday, giving the Standard & Poor’s 500 index its best day of the year.

Big slump no cause to ditch stock market

After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps.

Royals add Nix to active roster

Drop Colon

KANSAS CITY — Infielder Jayson Nix was added to the Kansas City Royals’ active roster for the World Series against San Francisco in place of rookie Christian Colon.

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

Cowboys release Michael Sam

From practice squad

IRVING, Texas — The Dallas Cowboys have released Michael Sam from the practice squad, another setback as the NFL’s first openly gay player tries to make an active roster during the regular season for the first time.

Your Opinion: Frustrating inaction on roads

For more than two years, we have been working with the Callaway County Commission to set up a Neighborhood Improvement District and improve the roads in our subdivision.

Our Opinion: Coping with declining city revenues

The alchemy of budgeting is a blend of mathematics, prioritization and educated guesswork.

Thefts from vehicles investigated

In the early morning hours of Monday, Jefferson City police responded to a series of theft from motor vehicle calls throughout the city

Meeting set for tonight on public schools' needs

The Jefferson City Public Schools' Long Range Facility Planning Committee is hosting a public information meeting tonight to present the group’s recommendations for a 20-year building plan.

Heroin overdose investigated

On Tuesday at just after 4 a.m., Jefferson City Police responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Sue Drive for a possible overdose. When officers arrived on scene, they made contact with the reporting person who claimed she found her daughter unresponsive in the bathroom.

Council OKs 2015 budget

The Jefferson City Council officially has put a budget in place for the new fiscal year, but has put a slight hold on some of the newly funded positions.

JCPS kicks off search for superintendent

The Jefferson City Board of Education on Monday launched its search for a new superintendent to lead the district.

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Protesters: Lawsuit could set dangerous precedent

More than 50 protesters gathered Monday outside the Cole County Courthouse to protest a plan to construct a 100-mile, 345,000-volt power transmission line in northeast Missouri.

Judge to rule against Ameren

A judge said Monday that he will rule against a subsidiary of Ameren Corp. in a legal fight over whether it needs state regulators’ permission to build a high-voltage power line across northern Missouri.

Educator lays out case against Common Core

A professor of education reform addressed her concerns with Common Core standards to parent-teacher work groups and members of the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core at the Capitol on Monday afternoon.

Jefferson Citian joins Baptist delegation on Cuba trip

A local Baptist leader participated in a week-long trip to Cuba to meet with Cuban Baptist leaders.

Fundraiser for trampled girl raises $24,000

Danny Cartee was speechless Monday when he learned Saturday’s Miracles for Maelyne event raised $24,000 for his daughter, who is recovering from head trauma at the St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

JV Jays fall to Rockhurst

The Jefferson City junior varsity football team lost to Rockhurst 26-14 on Monday in the Jays’ final game of season.

San Francisco radio stations ban hit song ‘Royals’

The popular song “Royals” by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

Volleyball: Missouri S&T 3, Grand Valley State 0

The Missouri S&T Miners held off Grand Valley State 25-23, 25-23, 25-23 on Saturday.

Royals, fans bond over improbable postseason run

The game had been over for hours. Kauffman Stadium had gone dark. The roars of a sold-out crowd, which had rooted the Kansas City Royals to a sweep of the mighty Los Angeles Angels, had drifted away into the cool night air.

Youth Volleyball: St. Stanislaus 2, Trinity Lutheran 1

The St. Stanislaus fifth grade volleyball team defeated Trinity Lutheran on Saturday, 17-25, 25-22 and 25-4.

Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series

Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.

With neither team knowing what to expect, Eagles post win against Jays in soccer

Neither coach knew quite what to expect Monday night.

Four remain in prep football rankings

The positions remain the same for the four area schools in the state high school football rankings.

Eldon volleyball beats Versailles when it matters most

It took the Versailles Lady Tigers three sets each time to beat the Eldon Lady Mustangs in the first two meetings between the teams this season.

Blair Oaks volleyball beats Osage for third time this season

Blair Oaks has had School of the Osage’s number this season.

Bumgarner against Shields in World Series opener

A six-pack won’t be enough for Madison Bumgarner if the San Francisco Giants win the World Series.