• Mizzou hires new softball head coach Posted on 26 May 2018 at 9:03pm

    COLUMBIA - After a disappointing season capitalized by missing the postseason SEC Tournament it was hosting, Missouri softball will have a new leader for the 2019 season. 

    The athletic department announced it named Larissa Anderson the 10th coach in program history on Saturday. Anderson served as head softball coach at Hofstra University for the past four seasons after serving 13 years at the school as an assistant and associate head coach. 

  • A series of car break ins leaves one neighborhood searching for answers Posted on 26 May 2018 at 8:18pm

    COLUMBIA- The neighborhood of Ridgefield Road and Wood Hill Road are on high alert after a series of break in's on Friday morning. Stevens, an officer at the Columbia Police Department, is assigned to the case.

    "We had several car break in's and one attempted burglary, but no entry was made or damage, " said Spirit Stevens.

  • Bicyclists celebrate 10th annual "Pedaler's Jamboree" Posted on 26 May 2018 at 5:59pm

    BOONVILLE - Hundreds of cyclists were traveling from Columbia to Boonville for the 10th annual Pedaler's Jamboree.

    The event started in Flat Branch Park in Columbia, where cyclists inflated their tires and adjusted their helmets before they began the 30 mile ride to Boonville's Kemper Park.

  • Independence man missing, diagnosed with memory loss Posted on 26 May 2018 at 5:29pm

    INDEPENDENCE - An 87-year-old man has gone missing after leaving his residence Friday. He has been diagnosed with significant memory loss, and his family is unable to contact him, according to a press release from Missouri State Highway Patrol. 

    James Lazenby reportedly left his residence to go to a medical appointment, but he never arrived. He has gone missing in the past as well. 

  • 30th annual Salute to Veterans Airshow honors fallen and active military Posted on 26 May 2018 at 4:02pm

    COLUMBIA - Thousands of people withstood the heat Saturday to support the U.S. armed forces and honor veterans at the 30th annual Memorial Day weekend air show.

    Betty Chevalier, a senior airman in the U.S. Air Force, described it as seeing the past, present and future all together as she watched both veterans interact with actives and actives meet children.

  • North and South Korean leaders hold surprise meeting Posted on 26 May 2018 at 8:22am

     (CNN) -- The leaders of North and South Korea met Saturday for a second time, South Korea's presidency announced.

    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in held a surprise meeting at the Demilitarized Zone, the South Korean presidency said in a statement.

  • Irish abortion referendum: Counting starts as exit polls show landslide in favor Posted on 26 May 2018 at 7:43am

    (CNN) -- The counting of votes was underway Saturday following Ireland's referendum to lift the constitutional ban on abortion after exit polls pointed to an emphatic "Yes".

    A poll released by Ireland's national broadcaster RTE shortly after polling stations closed Friday night predicted that nearly 70% voted in in favor of repealing a 35-year-old amendment to Ireland's constitution that placed the rights of mother and embryo on the same footing.

  • Lake businesses gear up for summer crowds Posted on 26 May 2018 at 10:00am

    LAKE OZARK - For those heading to the lake Memorial Day weekend, Saturday morning is the first day of a summer they hope is filled with relaxation and fun by the water.

    Vacationer Johnny Jones and his wife have celebrated their anniversary at the lake for the past three years. Jones said the beginning of the season is his favorite time to be at the lake. 

  • ACLU sues school on behalf of banned graduation prankster Posted on 25 May 2018 at 7:35pm

    KANSAS CITY (AP) — The ACLU of Missouri is suing the Independence School District on behalf of a senior banned from graduation for listing his high school for sale on Craigslist as a prank.

    American Civil Liberties Union officials say that 18-year-old Kylan Scheele's free speech rights were violated when he was suspended for three days and denied participation in Saturday's graduation ceremony at the Truman High School.

  • New mayor selected in New Bloomfield, residents skeptical things will change Posted on 25 May 2018 at 10:26pm

    NEW BLOOMFIELD - New Bloomfield has a new mayor, but it's the way he was selected that has a group of people upset.

    On Friday night, the town's board of aldermen selected Terry Shaw, who has served as mayor before.