Mizzou just can't seem to grab a positive headline right now.
Sophomore forward Jakeenan Gant and junior forward Russell Woods were suspended for Saturday's game at Alabama after police arrested them and cited them for posession of drug paraphernalia Friday morning. They were released on a signature summons.
The arrest is related to a January 15th raid on their apartment in connection with a robbery. Police obtained a warrant to search their home because their roommate, Koran Ward, allegedly stole electronics in an armed robbery in December. Ward is not a basketball player.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — More than 1 million low-income residents in 21 states could soon lose their government food stamps if they fail to meet work requirements that began kicking in this month.
The rule change in the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program was triggered by the improving economy — specifically, falling unemployment. But it is raising concerns among the poor, social service providers and food pantry workers, who fear an influx of hungry people.
Recent experience in other states indicates that most of those affected will probably not meet the work requirements and will be cut off from food stamps.
For many people, "it means less food, less adequate nutrition. And over the span of time, that can certainly have an impact on health — and the health care system," said Dave Krepcho, president and chief executive of the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Advocates say some adults trying to find work face a host of obstacles, including criminal records, disabilities or lack of a driver's license.
Danish manufacturer will begin manufacturing in former Briggs & Stratton building
The Rolla Regional Economic Commission (R.R.E.C.) announced today that the company with which they have been working since early fall, under the name of Project Sesame, has made the decision to locate their first U.S. manufacturing plant in Rolla.
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The University of Missouri announced that senior quarterback Maty Mauk is suspended indefintely after a video surfaced on social media late Monday night.
The nine-second video shows a man alleged to be Mauk inhaling a white powder substance off a table.
"We are currently gathering information regardint the video in question," athletic director Mack Rhoades and head football coach Barry Odom said in a joint statement. "This is an issue we take very seriously and one that will not be tolerated within our program. We will take appropriate action once we have all the facts."
This is Mauk's third suspension in four months. The first came in September for a violation of team policy, followed by a season-ending suspension in November due to disciplinary reasons.
Odom previously said he expected Mauk to compete with Drew Lock for the starting quarterback position this fall.