• Missouri city opens largest solar farm in the state Posted on 19 November 2017 at 1:34pm

    NIXA (AP) — A city in southwest Missouri has opened the largest solar farm in the state.

    The Springfield News-Leader reports that the new Nixa Solar Energy Farm started providing power this month. City officials predict that the array's 33,000 panels will be able to provide about 9 percent of the city's power needs.

  • Columbia man in serious condition after Sunday morning shooting Posted on 19 November 2017 at 9:22am

    COLUMBIA - A 29-year-old man is in serious condition at University Hospital following a shooting Sunday morning. 

    CPD responded to the 5500 block of Volunteer Drive around 5:15 a.m.

  • Missouri wins fifth straight to become bowl eligible Posted on 19 November 2017 at 8:07am

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Drew Lock threw three touchdown passes and Missouri won its fifth straight game to become bowl eligible with its sixth victory, a 45-17 rout of Vanderbilt on Saturday night.

    The Tigers (6-5, 3-4 SEC) are the second team from the Southeastern Conference to become bowl eligible after a 1-5 start. Mississippi was the first, finishing 6-6 after an Independence Bowl loss in 1983.

  • Police investigate home invasion robbery at MU fraternity's annex Posted on 19 November 2017 at 12:45am

    COLUMBIA - A suspect struck a victim, and suspects fired multiple rounds, brandished at least one firearm and took property from the Delta Kappa Epsilon annex Saturday night, police said.

    Three suspects entered through an unlocked door when two victims were inside, Columbia police said in a news release.

  • Group says it needs $500K to start St. Louis trolley Posted on 18 November 2017 at 9:41pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nonprofit group behind the long-delayed streetcar set to operate in St. Louis' Loop area and University City says operation won't begin unless it gets $500,000.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Loop Trolley Co. recently notified local officials that it must have the money to cover startup costs and operating deficits. Loop Trolley President Les Sterman said in the Oct. 19 letter that the nonprofit firm will be insolvent by January because of recurring delays in construction, testing and regulatory approvals.

  • Man driving car full of fire extinguishers sees car fire, jumps into action Posted on 18 November 2017 at 8:15pm

    BOONE COUNTY - A 19-year-old college freshman was driving home for Thanksgiving break Saturday when a tire on his car caught fire. A man driving a Cintas car full of fire extinguishers was behind the college student and his family.

    Stephen Yates and his family were heading to Kingston from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla when the tire caught fire around 3 p.m. on Highway 63 near Old Millers Road in Boone County.

  • Missouri artists showcase work at Fall into art Posted on 18 November 2017 at 6:19pm

    COLUMBIA - Dozens of people came out Saturday for the eighth annual Fall Into Art show at Parkade Plaza.
    Attendees enjoyed and purchased woven baskets, pottery, ceramics, jewelry, hats, ornaments, paintings and other forms of art. 
    The art show was started by three local artists. One of the organizers, artist Melyna Lotven, said the show has grown a lot of the past eight years.
    "For a few years it was like pushing a boulder up a hill," Lotven said. "But the it finally took off, we've had our kinks here and there but it's become a very good show."
    The artists started the show because there wasn't any other art show around this time of year. The first show eight years ago had 20 artists. Now artists have to apply to be selected by a judge.
    Farah Nieuwenhuizen was an art teacher at Hickman High School for 20 years and is now one of the organizers for Fall Into Art. She creates paintings and jewelry.
    "I think this art show is a fabulous art show," Nieuwenhuizen said. "The people who are here, the artists they are very good. We have the jewelry. The judge picked them. We have 72 and we have 55 so the judge had to cut a few people."
    This year's artists came from around Missouri as well as Arkansas. 
    Fall Into Art also has a silent auction for the past three years.
    "We decided to do a fundraiser to benefit the food bank," Foley said. "So we asked artists to donate pieces. It's voluntary, whoever wants to can do it. The patrols can bid on them and the highest bid gets the piece, and all the money goes to the Central and Northeastern Food Bank."
    The art show is free to attend. The show will continue on Sunday from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

  • American Dream comes true for African migrant Posted on 19 November 2017 at 12:25am

    COLUMBIA – While in Chad, Haby Naya learned how to braid hair by doing her friend’s, sister’s and even her doll's hair.

    Naya moved to Columbia, Missouri, in 2004 to get her master’s degree at MU upon advice from her father, but it was not her passion.

  • Two dead following single-car crash in Camden County Posted on 18 November 2017 at 3:54pm

    CAMDEN COUNTY - Two Osage Beach residents were pronounced dead early Saturday morning following a single-car crash late Friday night.

    According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cheryl Riegerix was driving her 1999 Pontiac Firebird westbound on Route KK when she crossed the center line, fell into an embankment and hit a tree.

  • Macon man hospitalized while trying to assist car crash Posted on 18 November 2017 at 3:24pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - A Macon man and two others were hospitalized Saturday morning in one of two crashes that occurred at the 1300 block of U.S. 54.

    The first crash around 9:40 a.m. involved a single car in the eastbound lanes, leaving no one injured, police said.