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Secret Twitter account? Lots of athletes have them

Long before Kevin Durant did or did not have a private Twitter account, the most famous of the private Twitter accounts in sports was easily the one supposedly belonging to Coach K. It's been part of Duke basketball lore since just about the invention of Twitter - players who say they know that Mike

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2017-09-20 18:59:50

Missouri asks feds for extension on REAL ID law

JEFFERSON CITY Missouri has formally asked the federal government to give officials until March 2019 to begin rolling out new, more secure driver's licenses. In a letter sent to the Department of Homeland Security Thursday, Gov. Eric Greitens outlined the state's plan to comply with the federal REAL

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 16:18:00

Texas County's unemployment rate increases

Texas County's unemployment rate increased three-tenths of a percentage point in August, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The figure was 5.7 percent. In south-central Missouri, the average rate was 5.8 percent. Texas County's civilian labor force was 8,708 with 496 unemployed

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 13:25:00

Missouri state park workers give blood for tick-borne disease investigation

The ongoing investigation into tick-borne diseases at Meramec State Park has expanded to include blood testing of some state park employees, health officials said this week. Investigators with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention w

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 17:35:00

Collinsville man convicted of abusing 14-month-old son

COLLINSVILLE A Madison County jury this week convicted a Collinsville man of aggravated battery for assaulting his 14-month-old son last year. Steven A. Williams, 30, was found guilty Thursday after the jury deliberated about three hours, according to State's Attorney Tom Gibbons. Circuit Judge Kyle

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 16:32:00

Duckworth says now not time for Sanders' 'Medicare for All' healthcare fix

WASHINGTON Freshman Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she opposes, at least for now, a proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to make Medicare available for anyone seeking health insurance. Duckworth, a Democrat and decorated veteran who lost both legs in Iraq after the helicopter she was pilotin

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Rapsody talks hip-hop and racism in America: Trump 'took the sheep off the wolf'

Hip-hop had been tackling racism, police brutality and criminal justice reform in America decades before they became cornerstones of modern presidential campaigns, and Rapsody is humanizing these hot-button issues by giving them faces and names. The North Carolina rapper, whose latest album "Laila's

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 10:20:55

A favorite fall blooming shru

Autumn is a great time of year to plant perennial flowers and shrubs and trees. Not all plant material is suitable to be planted in the fall, but if the plant is done blooming, it can be planted in the fall. Autumnal planting allows perennials the opportunity to develop roots for several weeks befor

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 19:00:00

Missouri sending National Guard to help U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane recovery

A ferry beached last week by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, remained unmoved after Hurricane Maria passed, early Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Freeman Rogers)The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY Missouri is poised to send National Guard soldier

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 17:50:00

McKinley Bridge shutdowns planned next week

All lanes of the McKinley Bridge will be shut down much of next week to allow for improvements to lighting. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but open at other times - including rush-hour periods. The Illinois Department of Transportation said the work is expe

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

Bernie Sanders delivers Westminster lecture on progressive U.S. foreign policy

FULTON - On Latshaw Plaza at Westminster College, just outside the hall where Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke Thursday, three chunks of the Berlin Wall towered next to each other in the art installation "Breakthrough." "If Trump builds his wall, it'll be even higher than this one," said Pack Matthews, a

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 01:30:00

St. Louis police to get body cameras

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson talks to Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed as they debate the merits of a one-year trial for police body cameras on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The board approved the motion and will also solicit bids for a long-term contract for the cameras. Photo by Robert Cohen, r

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 11:10:00

Ex-Lindenwood wrestler gets 10 years in HIV transmission case after plea deal

ST. CHARLES The case of a former Lindenwood University wrestler charged with infecting a sex partner with HIV was resolved with a plea deal Thursday after four years. The case at times drew national media attention due to controversy over the laws and punishments for exposing others to HIV. Michael

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 22:30:00

UM System hired high-profile PR firm for damage control after fall 2015

After the campus unrest at MU in fall 2015, the University of Missouri System quietly hired the world's largest private public relations firm to help craft its message and avoid perception crises. Edelman PR, which Penn State hired after its child molestation scandal, was paid between $250,000 and

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

32 years after federal takeover, HUD returns East St. Louis public housing to local control

EAST ST. LOUIS By the fall of 1985, the Reagan Administration had had enough of the East St. Louis Housing Authority. The famously inept and corrupt local agency, which was supposed to provide shelter for the area's poorest citizens in more than 3,000 public housing units, was paralyzed by a politic

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 21:30:00

House Speaker to address county GOP during Sept. 30 barbecue at UCC Charlotte

Missouri House Speaker Todd Richardson will be the keynote speaker for the Gasconade County Republican Central Committee's fall barbecue scheduled Saturday, Sept. 30, at St. James United Church of Christ - Charlotte. Richardson, a Republican from Poplar Bluff, Mo., will headline the program which be

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 21:00:00

Gardner wants Hawley to prosecute trooper traffic tickets, Hawley wants to prosecute more high-profile prosecutor arrests

The Missouri attorney general wants to get in on prosecuting Jason Stockley verdict protestors, as he steps past the 3,500 misdemeanor and traffic tickets written by the Missouri State Highway Patrol officers who were on traffic duty in St. Louis highways, under orders of Governor Eric Greitens. Mis

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 17:54:00

Dice rolling against all odds

To be sure, all games involving dice involve a lot of luck. My wife, Wendy, likes to say that a full moon can cause a difference, and maybe it can, but the roll of the dice is never really predictable. But sometimes, dice roll in amazing ways. During a vacation last week, I got an incredibly clear v

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 14:39:00

Interior secretary urges shrinking four national monuments

U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that four large national monuments in the West be reduced in size, potentially opening up hundreds of thousands of acres of land revered for natural beauty and historical significance to mining, logging and other development. Zinke's recommendation,

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 14:00:00

Licking man jailed on felony drug charges

A Licking man is held on $500,000 bond in the Texas County Jail following a Licking Police Department investigation last Saturday (Sept. 16). LPD Chief Scott Lindsey said that at about 11:45 p.m. Sept. 16, an officer initiated a traffic stop on a Jeep Liberty traveling east on Highway 32 for an equi

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 14:00:00