Ride along with police on Santa Patrol
You could call it Santa Patrol.
Sgt. John Tinsley with the Republic Police Department had a bright idea a couple of weeks ago.
He says he wanted to give back to the community and spread good will between the public and law enforcement.
Sgt. Tinsley has been in law enforcement for 8 years, 3 of those in Republic. He says police officers have had a tough year, so ...
6 MU fraternity members arrested over hazing
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police have arrested six University of Missouri-Columbia students on suspicion of hazing during a hide-and-seek style game.
The Columbia Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/13no1X4 ) reports that officers were called to a residence hall after several students saw what they thought was a person being assaulted.
MU Police Department Capt. Brian Weimer says several fraternity members had chased down and grabbed two pledge members who ...
Portis' 24 leads Arkansas past SE Missouri 84-67
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Bobby Portis matched his season high of 24 points and added nine rebounds in a return to his native central Arkansas as the Razorbacks pulled away in the second half for an 84-67 win over Southeast Missouri State on Saturday night.
Portis, from neighboring Little Rock, was 9 of 14 from the field as Arkansas improved to 8-2 to start ...
Kansas City and Pittsburgh battle Sunday to stay in the AFC playoff hunt
Kansas City Chiefs (8-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (9-5)
*Keys to the game: The Chiefs cruised by Oakland last week minus a dominant ground game thanks in large part to improved protection for QB Alex Smith. He was sacked once, hit once and averaged 9.9 yards per attempt (he's averaging 7.1 for the season).
Playing ball control on the road in cold conditions plays to the Chiefs' strengths, ...
Arkansas hospital says patient had Legionella exposure
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas hospital has reported that a patient there was exposed to Legionella bacteria sometime within the past year.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/13pcQNT ) that the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs hospital reported the exposure on Friday. Spokeswoman Wanda Shull says the patient was transferred from a community hospital to the veterans hospital on Dec. 8 with pneumonia and remains hospitalized.
Hospital staff ...
University of Missouri buyout offer has 110 takers
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — More than 100 faculty members at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia are taking buyouts and retiring.
The Columbia Missourian (http://bit.ly/13nnMeG ) reports that more than 42 percent of eligible faculty members, or 110, were approved for the buyout. The majority of them won't retire until August.
To qualify, faculty had to be retirement eligible and turn 62 by Aug, 31, ...