• Stephens College honors women who "act locally but thinking globally" Posted on 18 March 2018 at 4:48pm

    COLUMBIA - The Stephens College School of Creative and Performing Arts toasted to a woman who is using her platform to help raise awareness on human trafficking in central Missouri.

    The Woman of Courage award is dedicated to a local figure who "acts locally and thinks globally" in relation to social issues plaguing women in the community. The award started 3 years ago at Stephens College.

  • Bowling through straws Posted on 18 March 2018 at 3:28pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Nina Theroff walked onto Lincoln University's campus for the first time last fall, eager at the adventure that awaited her. More brash than shy, she wasn't about to let anyone or thing stop her latest enterprise.

    It was a few weeks into her Freshman semester that she overheard a fellow student mention a bowling team. She stopped and turned in an instant and inquired

  • Lawyers: Inmate's rare condition could lead to "gruesome" execution Posted on 18 March 2018 at 2:27pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday.

  • Violent Saturday in St Louis leaves at least two dead Posted on 18 March 2018 at 12:54pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Two people are dead and several others injured after a violent Saturday in St. Louis.

  • New bill seeks to toughen lax child marriage laws Posted on 18 March 2018 at 12:35pm

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill that would end the state's status as being the easiest place in the country for a 15-year-old to be married.

  • Local organization hosts hunger awareness event Posted on 18 March 2018 at 7:19am

    COLUMBIA - The Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture hosted it's third-annual "Empty Bowls" event on Sunday at the Missouri United Methodist Church.

    The event is designed to raise awareness for hunger and food scarcity, with donations collected being used to assist the center in planting rows of food that it will give to local pantries as a part of its "Planting for a Pantry" project.

  • Local organization works to create lasting memories for high school students Posted on 17 March 2018 at 6:33pm

    COLUMBIA – A local organization is making dreams come true for high school students.

    People dropped off dresses to Cinderella’s Closet of Mid-Missouri at The Hatchery Saturday. The dresses will go to high school students who cannot afford to buy one for prom.

  • Families gathered at 10th annual magic show to support drug-free behavior Posted on 17 March 2018 at 6:32pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - At least 100 parents and children gathered at the Miller Performance Center on Saturday for an afternoon filled with magic to benefit the Council for Drug Free Youth. 

    The main event featured Gillam Family Illusions who performed a variety of magic tricks and comedic acts. All funds raised from the 10th annual magic show go toward CDFY's programs that educate youth on drug and alcohol prevention. 

  • Florida Gulf Coast women pull off upset of Missouri 80-70 Posted on 17 March 2018 at 6:24pm

    STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — China Dow scored 21 points and played stingy defense in the paint against Missouri star Sophie Cunningham, and No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast pulled off an upset in the Lexington Regional with an 80-70 win Saturday against the fifth-seeded Tigers.

  • Weapons charge dropped against teen in school guns case Posted on 17 March 2018 at 5:23pm

    LEE'S SUMMIT (AP) — Authorities say charges have been dropped against a teen initially accused of being among a group who brought guns onto Lee's Summit High's campus.