Battlehawks suffer first loss in franchise history
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 9:05pm
HOUSTON - After a week-long run of dominance, the St. Louis Battlehawks' all-time franchise win percentage dropped 50 points on Sunday evening with the worst loss in franchise history, a 28-24 defeat in Houston at the hands of the now 2-0 Roughnecks.
Of course, it was also St. Louis's first loss in franchise history. In the second game of the team's existence, costly turnovers plagued the Battlehawks. Quarterback Jordan Ta'amu, a former Ole Miss standout, completed 30 of 37 passes for 284 yards - a solid 7.7 YPA - but threw two interceptions, including one in the fourth quarter that all but sealed the game.
Blues allow late goal, lose to Predators again
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 9:01pm
NASHVILLE - After gathering a loose puck along the left boards of his offensive zone, Predators center Kyle Turris worked his way into a crowded slot and snapped a shot past the glove of Blues goalie Jordan Binnington, giving Nashville a 2-1 lead with 2:12 to go in the third.
That goal proved to be the difference in the game on Sunday evening in Nashville, capping off a back-to-back sweep for the Predators over the Blues. St. Louis is now tied for first place in the Central Division and the Western Conference after the Dallas Stars earned a critical point in Ottowa, falling to the Senators in overtime.
Blind Missourians presenting 2020 agenda to lawmakers
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 8:34pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Members of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri will spend two days at the capitol, presenting their concerns and advocating for the blind.
Dacia Cole, Columbia chapter vice president, said there are 7-8 chapters all around Missouri coming to Jefferson City. Cole said they all bring their concerns each year around this time. There is a full agenda, but the group has a few main concerns.
Rock Bridge students start discussion on gun violence
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 8:07pm
COLUMBIA – Members of Rock Bridge High School’s Students Demand Action group hosted a forum Sunday where local leaders answered questions about gun violence and the status of gun legislation in Missouri.
Community leaders in attendance included Rep. Martha Stevens, Rep. Kip Kendrick, and Health Policy Officer at the Missouri Foundation for Health, Jessi LaRose.
Teen dies in Laclede County car accident
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 6:48pm
LACEDE COUNTY- One teen died and three others suffered injuries in a single-car-accident Saturday afternoon.
The driver of the vehicle was identified to be Eva Grantham, 17, of Lebanon. The car travelled off the right side of the roadway and struck a tree. The accident occured at 12:25 p.m.
Various narcotics siezed from Vienna home, woman arrested
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 5:43pm
VIENNA- On Thursday, February 13, Task Force Officers, Vienna Police Department, and the Maries County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on a Vienna home. Inside the property, officers seized various narcotics and arrested a woman.
The city of Vienna covered the arrest in a Facebook post.
Police arrest 2 teens in connection with fatal shooting
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 5:00pm
ST. LOUIS COUNTY (AP) — Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fatal shooting last week, and authorities are pursuing a third teen.
St. Louis County authorities say a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old were arrested Saturday in connection with the fatal shooting of 30-year-old Patrick Leeper on Wednesday.
No injuries after fire at unoccupied home in Hallsville
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 3:19pm
HALLSVILLE- A house fire broke out off North Frink Road Sunday afternoon.
Firefighters found a fire in the attic of an unoccupied home. Crews had to rip off the ceiling and parts of the roof to find the fire. Officials are currently investigating the cause of the fire. The fire crew confirmed nobody was in the house or hurt from the fire.
Missouri police chief arrested, charged with assault
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 12:32pm
CAMDEN COUNTY — Linn Creek, Missouri Police Chief Greg Berry was arrested Saturday afternoon by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. His arrest stems from an off-duty incident on Oct. 10, 2019.
Berry had been suspended from his Chief of Police position since Oct. 11.
Two in serious condition after early morning crash [embedded content]
Posted on 16 February 2020 at 11:41am
COLUMBIA — Two women were seriously injured after head-on collision between a Prius and a semi-truck early Sunday morning, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports.
The crash happened at about 12:55 a.m. on Interstate 70 near Midway.