Some Republicans in the State Senate are expressing outrage that the Missouri Highway Patrol spent more than $5.5 million on a new airplane that could be used by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon and other elected state officials.
The Pew Charitable Trust’s Center on the States recently released a report or oral health that didn’t speak too highly of Missouri. On an A through F scale, it gave the state a D for its efforts to provide access to dental sealants for high-need kids. Dental sealants are plastic coatings put on children’s molars after they first come in that help prevent decay.
There’s going to be a delay before University of Missouri basketball fans find out whether the team’s head coach, Frank Haith, will face charges from the NCAA related to his time at the University of Miami.
From the Columbia Daily Tribune:
"Based on videos posted online, it’s hard to tell exactly what went on, but a few things are clear. After the victory, Hickman students rushed the court. A few Rock Bridge players got swept into the crowd, and at some point, Rock Bridge students were on the court, too.
Chaos followed, and it’s hard to differentiate whether students are celebrating, fighting or trying to make their way out of the mob. In one video, a woman is seen aggressively approaching a Rock Bridge player and then being restrained. Police officers, coaches and teachers helped control the situation."
After the Hickman boys basketball team edged out Rock Bridge 78-74 in triple overtime Tuesday night, chaos erupted on the court, but it's hard to tell from video footage whether people were celebrating, fighting or trying to make their way out of the mob.
At the first major league baseball game I ever saw, as a Cub Scout in old Sportsmans Park in north St. Louis, Stan Musial got his 2500th hit, a home run. I became a Cardinals fan and a Stan Musial fan that day.