Missouri hires Ellarbee to coach offensive line

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – New Missouri coach Barry Odom has hired Glen Elarbee to coach the offensive line. Elarbee was co-offensive coordinator and coached offensive line the last two seasons at Arkansas State. Last season, Arkansas State was 8-0 in the Sun Belt Conference, set a school record for total offense and went to the…

Missouri NAACP selects new leader

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Missouri State NAACP has new leadership for the first time in nearly three decades. The NAACP says Rod Chapel has been elected president of the Missouri organization, replacing Mary Ratliff, who held the position for nearly 30 years. Chapel, who also heads the NAACP’s Jefferson City branch, was announced as…

Former university student pleads guilty in threat case

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) – One of the men accused of threatening violence during racial unrest at the University of Missouri has pleaded guilty. Conner Stottlemyre, of Blue Springs, admitted Monday in Nodaway County District Court to making a terrorist threat. The 19-year-old was attending Northwest Missouri State University in November when he was accused of…

Mayor Slay Establishes 15 Member Crime Commission

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  St. Louis is taking a new approach to addressing the city’s crime problem. A news conference was held on Monday, where Mayor Francis Slay announced his executive order of establishing a community Crime Commission.  The fifteen member body is designed to provide an additional level of oversight and expertise as the City…