• Porter faces mental battle with knee injury Posted on 22 October 2018 at 4:40pm

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou forward Jontay Porter will miss the entire 2018-19 basketball season after tearing both the ACL and MCL in his right knee. The sophomore NBA-prospect will have a major physical and mental obstacle.

    “The more education that we get about these ACL injuries, the more we are finding out it is a mental battle just as much as a physical one," athletic trainer Bryce Roark at said.

  • Missouri man involved in Cub Scouts faces child sex charge Posted on 22 October 2018 at 3:32pm

    O'FALLON (AP) — A suburban St. Louis man who has served as a Cub Scout den leader has been charged with sexually abusing an 8-year-old boy.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 48-year-old Matthew Baker, of O'Fallon, was charged Friday with statutory sodomy involving a child under the age of 12. Baker is jailed in St. Charles County on $50,000 bond. No attorney is listed for him in online court records.

  • Report says the UN's global 'war on drugs' has been a failure Posted on 22 October 2018 at 3:17pm

    (CNN) - The United Nations' drug strategy of the past 10 years has been a failure, according to a major report by the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC), which has called for a major rethinking of global policy on illegal narcotics.

    The report claims that UN efforts to eliminate the illegal drug market by 2019 through a "war on drugs" approach has had scant effect on global supply while having negative effects on health, human rights, security and development.

  • Missouri GOP sends 10,000 voters wrong ballot information Posted on 22 October 2018 at 11:31am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party says a miscommunication caused 10,000 voters in the state to receive mailers with incorrect information about when their absentee ballots are due.

    Ray Bozarth is the party's executive director. He tells The Kansas City Star that there was a miscommunication between the party and the vendor that printed the postcards. The mailers say mail-in ballots must be returned by Oct. 30, but they're not due until election day on Nov. 6.

  • Missouri supreme court lets voter photo ID injunction stay in place Posted on 22 October 2018 at 10:44am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has allowed an injunction to remain in place against part of the state's voter photo identification law.

    A Cole County judge issued an injunction earlier this month against a provision requiring people lacking photo identification to sign a sworn statement and show some other form of identification in order to cast regular ballots.

  • Chain reaction crash kills 1 near Arrowhead Stadium Posted on 22 October 2018 at 8:48am

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — Police say one person died and three people were injured when an off-duty Kansas City police officer driving a department van hit another vehicle.

    Police spokesman Capt. Lionel Colon said the crash occurred Sunday afternoon on Interstate 435 near Arrowhead Stadium as Kansas City Chiefs fans were arriving for the team's game.

  • University of Missouri honors 3 black trailblazers Posted on 22 October 2018 at 8:36am

    COLUMBIA (AP) — Three black trailblazers at the University of Missouri have been honored on the Columbia campus.

    The university on Friday named residence halls for Lucille Bluford and George C. Brooks, and an atrium for Gus T. Ridgel.

  • MU Homecoming fun leads to plenty of clean up Posted on 21 October 2018 at 11:34pm

    COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri's 107th Homecoming has come and gone, but left behind a lot of clean up.

    Students across MU's campus and Columbia spent the day scrubbing windows, taking apart floats and deconstructing scaffolding from campus decorations.

  • Mega Millions jackpot rises to record level Posted on 22 October 2018 at 4:57am

    COLUMBIA -The next Mega Millions drawing will take place the night of Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. central time.

    After no winner came forward on Oct. 19, the jackpot now sits at 1.6 billion, with a cash option of $904 million.

  • Trolley owner, witness react to fatal trolley crash in Hermann Posted on 21 October 2018 at 11:01pm

    HERMANN - Neighbors in the town of Hermann, Missouri are still grieving after a fatal accident involving a trolley killed a 55-year-old woman Saturday.

    Paula Heidemann was driving a Hyundai Tucson SUV when state troopers said she pulled out from a private driveway onto Highway 100 into the path of a trolley car. It happened just south of Hermann.