Posted: Sep 25, 2013 6:14 PM by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Sep 25, 2013 11:25 PM
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Tigers have their last tune up before SEC play this Saturday against the Arkansas State Red Wolves. The Tigers come into the game with a spotless 3-0 record.
The offense has been red-hot so far. The Tigers are 8th in the nation in yards from scrimmage and 7th in points per game. They are averaging 48 points per game, but have also gotten it done on defense as well.
The team already has nine interceptions with two of those picks going for scores. The players say team balance is a big reason for the solid start. Defensive lineman Kony Ealy said, "We haven't gotten as many sacks as we wanted to, especially within the first three games. But we're getting pressure on the quarterback, and forcing turnovers and getting turnovers for the offense; and getting the ball back to the offense. And we're scoring on defense, and that's just a big momentum changer."
Offensive lineman Evan Boehm spoke highly of the offense, saying, "You just take pride as an offensive line when all five guys are giving James the protection to give the ball to La'Damian Washington, to Bud Sasser, to Marcus Lucas, to the playmakers out wide...Dorial. We also take pride in opening the holes for the three headed monster."
Head coach Gary Pinkel said, "I'm real excited that players are starting to reach their ability to play to their level...my expectation level. And some respects, their expectation level."
The Tigers kick off at Faurot Field this Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
Posted 9:02 AM 11/30/2015 by Deja Shelby, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA — With colder weather upon us, mid-Missouri residents may start to notice an array of brightly colored, domed-shaped beetles lurking in the corners of their homes.
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Posted 7:46 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
FERGUSON (AP) — The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis has been activated to investigate the death of a woman at a home in Ferguson.
KMOV-TV reports that police were called Saturday night to a home where a 23-year-old woman was found dead. Blood was found, but the cause of death has not been released.
Police said evidence suggests that the woman was the victim of a homicide.
Posted 4:53 PM 11/29/2015 by Alex Farkas, KOMU 8 News
COLUMBIA - Shoppers spent $10.4 billion at stores on Black Friday. However, according to Yahoo, sales at brick and mortar stores dropped more than $1 billion. One of the factors for the decrease is the increase in onlines sales.
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Posted 7:04 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A teenager has been killed after being shot in the leg in north St. Louis.
Police said there was some kind of dispute between three men before the shots were fired around 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The teenager was shot in the leg by a suspect in his 60s.
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Posted 7:01 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY (AP) — One person has been killed in a Kansas City shooting.
KMBC-TV reports that officers were dispatched around 1:15 a.m. Monday to a shooting. They found a man dead on a porch when they arrived.
Anyone with information is urged to come forward.
Posted 4:17 AM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
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Posted 5:25 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
STEWARTSVILLE (AP) - A northwest Missouri man is dead after pointing a weapon at law enforcement officers who were responding to a domestic disturbance.
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Posted 4:16 PM 11/29/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA - Columbia police arrested a man who allegedly grabbed a 14-year-old relative by the hair for not wearing a hijab, a traditional Muslim headscarf.
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Posted 3:02 PM 11/29/2015 by James Packard, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:47 PM 11/29/2015 by The Associated Press
JOPLIN (AP) — A southwest Missouri newspaper's recent attempts to obtain emails from three former public officials in Joplin resulted in two denials because the records were wiped clean soon after the leaders left office.
The Joplin Globe, which requested the records, reports (More)