• Cancer survivors walk in support of those still fighting Posted on 21 April 2018 at 4:14pm

    COLUMBIA - Community members took laps around the MizzouRec Saturday to raise money for Relay For Life of Mizzou’s main event, “Relaypalooza.”

    Cancer survivors and volunteers walked for a total of 12 hours. Little Sisters of the Gold Rose, an MU service organization, was the second highest fundraising team at the event. The organization surpassed their fundraising goal by more than one thousand dollars.

  • Ex-high school teacher gets probation for sex with student Posted on 21 April 2018 at 9:43am

    CLAYTON (AP) — A former St. Louis-area teacher will be on five years of probation for having sex with a student younger than 17.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 39-year-old Jared Lehnhoff-Bell was sentenced Friday on one count of statutory rape. Two other felonies were dropped as part of the plea agreement.

  • Ex-day care worker guilty of sexually abusing child Posted on 21 April 2018 at 9:40am

    UNIVERSITY CITY (AP) — A former St. Louis-area day care teaching assistant has been found guilty of molesting a 5-year-old boy at the day care.

    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 58-year-old Carmen Hunter was convicted Friday of molesting the boy at King's Day Center in 2006. The St. Louis County jury could not reach a verdict on two counts of statutory sodomy.

  • Jefferson City residents displaced after house fire Posted on 21 April 2018 at 7:27am

    JEFFERSON CITY -- Firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 100 block of E. Ashley St. at 11:08 p.m. on April 20. First-arriving crews to the scene say they saw heavy flames in front of a two-story single-family house.

    The house's two residents were outside upon the fire department's arrival. One resident was taken by Cole County EMS to check their wellbeing. The family's pet dog did not survive the fire.

  • Missouri legislators approve numerous changes to elections Posted on 21 April 2018 at 6:27am

    JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri legislators approved numerous changes Thursday to local elections, including allowing voters to request absentee ballots by email.

    The omnibus measure SB 592 won final approval in the Senate, 24-7, more than a week after the House passed it 139-6. The measure would also potentially reduce the amount of time candidates would have to get their names on ballots during special elections.

  • Miller County deputy killed in head-on crash Posted on 20 April 2018 at 11:05pm

    MILLER COUNTY - Casey Shoemate, a 26-year-old Miller County sheriff's deputy, died Friday night after colliding head-on with another vehicle on Highway Y near Rabbit Hill Road south of Eldon.

    The Missouri Highway Patrol said Shoemate was responding to an emergency call and attempted to pass a fire truck responding to an unrelated call when he collided with the oncoming vehicle around 6:05 pm. 

  • Mid-Missouri will lose its last Sears location this summer Posted on 20 April 2018 at 9:46pm

    COLUMBIA-  Retailer Sears will close its Columbia Mall store this summer because the location has become unprofitable. 

    Sears Director of Corporate Communications Howard Riefs issued a written statement Friday stating that the store would close in mid-July. Riefs said they have been strategically looking at the unprofitable locations nationwide. 

  • Local non-profit hosts 24 hour film contest Posted on 20 April 2018 at 8:13pm

    COLUMBIA- A local non-profit organization, Columbia Access Television, hosted a 24-hour film contest that started Friday at 5:30 pm. 

    Filmmakers and videographers at all levels competed to make a three-minute film.

  • Fatal fire brings community together Posted on 20 April 2018 at 8:10pm

    LAKE OZARK - Community members are coming together to help a family who lost their children in a fire get back on their feet.

    Travis Otto and Tina Brazil lost four sons: 14-year-old Tyler Otto, 8-year-old Cason Otto, 5-year-old Max Otto, and 4-year-old Levi Otto. The fire destroyed the house early in the morning on April 19. Now, people are giving donations of clothes and money to help.

  • MU Greek leaders discuss new policy to fix public image Posted on 20 April 2018 at 7:13pm

    COLUMBIA – As more and more fraternities face misconduct charges across the nation, the Greek community of MU is looking into recommendations to fix its policies and image.

    Greek leaders, community members, MU administrators and other stakeholders are meeting for a retreat Saturday to go over a long list of recommendations made by a company the university hired to investigate current policies.