Transportation Department Approves Central Missouri Port

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (AP) — Supporters of opening a new river port in central Missouri are one step closer to their goal. The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved an application to create the Heartland Port Authority of Central Missouri near Jefferson City. The Jefferson City News-Tribune reports the commission’s decision mean the project can…

Burt Reynolds, Star of Film, TV and Tabloids, Dead at 82

NEW YORK (AP) — Burt Reynolds, whose credits included acclaimed films such as “Deliverance” and commercial hits like “Smokey and the Bandit,” has died. The handsome film and television star died at age 82, according to his agent Todd Eisner. No other details were immediately available Thursday. During a long, erratic career, Reynolds starred in…

Judge Upholds University of Missouri Campus Gun Ban 

COLUMBIA, MO (AP) — A judge has ruled that the University of Missouri’s campus ban on concealed guns doesn’t conflict with state law. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that Circuit Judge Jeff Harris’s ruling on Wednesday rejected arguments that the ban violates a law protecting state employees from prosecution for having concealed guns in their parked…