• Manfred meets with Bernie Sanders over minor league proposal Posted on 3 December 2019 at 5:42am

    NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders met Monday with baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred to discuss MLB’s proposal to that would drop 42 minor league teams from their leagues after the 2020 season.

    MLB is negotiating a new agreement with the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, the governing body of the minors. The initial proposal primarily would impact lower-level teams in short-season leagues.

  • Christmas tree delivered to Governor's Mansion Posted on 3 December 2019 at 12:33am

    JEFFERSON CITY - December marks the beginning of the Christmas season and the Governor's Mansion in Jefferson City is already decorating.

    A 30-foot white pine tree was placed in Governor Parson's front yard on Monday according to First Lady Teresa Parson's Facebook post. The tree was provided by Mike and Ellen Hedgcoth of Salem and put up by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

  • State lawmakers prefile bills on controversial school policies Posted on 3 December 2019 at 12:05am

    JEFFERSON CITY - School policies that have sparked heated opposition among Columbia parents of students with disabilities could be coming under review next year in the state legislature.

    Among the hundreds of bills that lawmakers announced Monday that they are filing for the legislative session that starts Jan. 8, is one from local Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, and a bill introduced by a bipartisan duo of St. Louis-area lawmakers that would set stricter guidelines on when school officials can restrain students or isolate them in “quiet rooms.”

  • Blues dominate Blackhawks on their way to a 4-0 shutout Posted on 2 December 2019 at 11:39pm

    CHICAGO - The Blues travelled to Chicago Monday night to take on the struggling Blackhawks.

    St. Louis, coming off a three game win streak, would look to continue their momentum tonight.

  • Numbers to know: Mizzou football coach search Posted on 2 December 2019 at 10:54pm

    COLUMBIA - Missouri football is in need of a new head coach after MU Athletic Director Jim Sterk fired Barry Odom on Saturday. Here are three numbers to know with Sterk in the middle of the coaching search. 

    $3.05 million - That was Barry Odom's guaranteed annual salary for this past season until he was fired Saturday. That ranked 47th among FBS coaches this past season. Even though the athletic department has to deal with some financial obstacles, Athletic Director Jim Sterk says there is a range of what MU is able to pay depending on experience and success of coaching candidates. 

  • Dad's invention for son with spina bifida wins international award Posted on 2 December 2019 at 10:38pm

    AUDRAIN COUNTY - The Moreland family is celebrating after their device known as The Frog won an award in Paris on Monday.

    The Frog is a device made for children to move around easier, like their son Brody who has spina bifida. The mobility device is a skateboard-wheelchair hybrid.

  • Missouri State Highway Patrol releases Thanksgiving traffic statistics [embedded content] Posted on 2 December 2019 at 7:58pm

    COLUMBIA - The Missouri State Highway Patrol dealt with nine fatalities and three drownings over the Thanksgiving holiday.

    The holiday was considered from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019.

  • Witness reacts after rockslide hits couple's car Posted on 2 December 2019 at 7:11pm

    OSAGE BEACH - The Missouri Department of Transportation said one lane of Eastbound State Highway 54 and Eastbound ramp to Case Road will remain closed indefintely. The decision follows after a "large rock" fell in the roadway late last Sunday.

    In a news release, the Osage Beach Police Department said 34-year-old Victor Bautiasta, of Osage Beach, was traveling eastbound when the rock caused front-end damage to his vehicle. He was transported to Lake Regional Hospital with minor injuries. 

  • Mid-Missouri organizations celebrate International Giving Tuesday Posted on 2 December 2019 at 6:11pm

    COLUMBIA - International Giving Tuesday is taking over mid-Missouri for the eighth year in a row.

    Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, is an annual initiative to encourage people to donate to local nonprofit organizations.

  • Trespassing charges filed against Sutu Forte Posted on 2 December 2019 at 5:23pm

    COLUMBIA - A Boone County prosecutor filed charges against Sutu Forté Monday afternoon.

    Forté has been charged with one count of first degree trespassing after protesting the Hinkson Creek Trail expansion.