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Nov 9, 2019; Columbia, SC, USA; Appalachian State Mountaineers head coach Eliah Drinkwitz argues an intentional grounding call during the first quarter against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium. Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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Marc LaVoie
December 10, 2019 - 12:55 am
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri's athletic department plans to introduce its new football coach, Eliah Drinkwitz, at a news conference Tuesday. Drinkwitz, who led Appalachian State to a 12-1 record this season, was also being pursued by Arkansas, an SEC rival of Missouri. He has one year of head coaching...
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Flooded road sign warns drivers.
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December 02, 2019 - 9:19 am
BOLLINGER COUNTY, Mo. (AP) - Three people died in southeast Missouri when their vehicles were swept off flooded roads in Bollinger County on Saturday. The Missouri Highway Patrol says two boys died and an adult man and a 2-year-old boy were injured when their vehicle was swept off a bridge. In a...
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Nov 16, 2019; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Barry Odom watches the replay board during a play review in the second half against the Florida Gators at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Marc LaVoie
November 30, 2019 - 9:57 pm
Columbia, MO. -- The University of Missouri fired Barry Odom from his job as head football coach Saturday after the Tigers finished the season with a disappointing 6-6 record. Missouri began the season 5-1 before losing the next five games. The beat Arkansas (2-10) Friday 24-14. In four seasos,...
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Close-up of two hands holding a leafy hemp plant.
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Rebecca Crockett
November 11, 2019 - 6:49 am
Kansas City, MO - A Missouri law that legalizes the growing of industrial hemp has attracted a lot of attention from farmers who are looking for ways to diversify crops and to bring in new sources of revenue. The University of Missouri Extension has developed a program to help industrial hemp...
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Mugshot of Garland Nelson, Missouri cattleman accused of murdering two brothers from Wisconsin
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October 23, 2019 - 2:36 pm
Kingston, MO. -- An employee of two slain Wisconsin brothers says he believes a Missouri cattleman promised to give the men money to lure them to his farm so he could kill them. Twenty-five-year-old Garland Nelson, of Braymer, was charged Wednesday with two counts of first-degree murder in the...
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Condemned Missouri Inmate Russell Bucklew poses for a mugshot
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AP News Staff
October 02, 2019 - 6:54 am
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri inmate has been executed for killing a man in 1996 in a string of violence that included several other crimes, despite concerns that the prisoner's rare medical condition would cause a gruesome lethal injection. Russell Bucklew was put to death Tuesday evening at...
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Man blows steam from an e-cigarette device
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AP News Staff
September 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri health officials say the state has recorded its first vaping-related death. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced Thursday a man in his mid-40s died this week of an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. Health officials said lung...
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Mayor Jim Lovern talks to KMBC Channel 9 News
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Marc LaVoie
September 17, 2019 - 8:51 am
Kansas City, Mo - Town leaders in Henrietta, Missouri may have to wait before impeaching the town's mayor. The talk of Henrietta, population 350, is Mayor Jim Lovern, who is accused of going for his gun during a dispute when a man had blocked his driveway with snow while plowing. "He's bull-headed...
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Crime scene with shell casing marker and small child's shoes
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September 06, 2019 - 7:50 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is pledging more resources and help from the Missouri State Highway Patrol to counteract a rash of gun violence and child murders that have shaken St. Louis, but he remains noncommittal on whether cities should be able to enact their own gun control laws...
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Marc LaVoie
August 29, 2019 - 6:54 am
There will be a special veto session for Missouri legislators Sept. 9-13, but gun violence is not on the agenda, which bothers some state lawmakers. Governor Mike Parson is against an emergency session, and does not support changing gun laws for individual cities. "You see Chicago does that, and it...
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