Lee Enterprises has bought Pulitzer, Inc., the company that owns the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The news will be featured in the Monday edition of the Post-Dispatch.
The sale will prevent Gannett, owner of the Springfield News-Leader from having control of two of the three biggest newspapers in Missouri.
Lee is based in Davenport, Iowa, and owns a number of small Midwestern dailies. The cost of the deal was reportedly $1.46 billion.
The Joplin Globe will report in its Monday edition that Nexstar Broadcasting and Cox Communications have made no movement to bridge the gap between the two companies and Nexstar will pull KODE and KSNF off the Cox franchises in Lamar and Carthage as of midnight today.