Missouri World of Outlaws driver Jason Johnson dies after crash
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 4:52pm
BEAVER DAM, Wis. (AP) — Sprint car driver Jason Johnson has died following a crash at Beaver Dam Raceway in Wisconsin, race officials said Sunday. He was 41.
Johnson was injured during a World of Outlaws race Saturday night at the 1/3-mile-long dirt oval, the series said. It said the driver from Eunice, Louisiana, crashed on lap 18 of a 40-lap race while racing for the lead and was taken to a hospital.
Jefferson City teen to compete in CrossFit Games
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 3:20pm
JEFFERSON CITY - A 17-year-old from Jefferson City will be competing at the CrossFit Games in Madison, Wisconsin in August.
It will be Noah Casey's third time competing in the competition. This year, he'll be going against 19 of the best 16 and 17-year-old athletes from across the globe to be crowned the "Fittest on Earth".
Turkey election in full-swing as Erdogan takes preliminary lead
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 2:58pm
(CNN) - Partial results in Turkey's snap elections put President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his party in the lead, lifting the veteran leader's chances of surviving his biggest electoral challenge in 15 years.
With 75% of the votes for the presidential race counted, Erdogan was at 54.7%, a comfortable lead over main opposition candidate Muharrem Ince, who has 29.7% of the votes so far.
Suspect arrested as man is found dead in Pulaski County
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 1:51pm
PULASKI COUNTY - A 23 year old man is dead and a suspect in custody after a shooting in Crocker late Saturday evening.
Pulaski County police were dispatched to a reported shooting incident at 19000 block of Brownville Road and arrived at the scene at approximately 10:30 PM CT.
Local biker organization raising awareness of child abuse
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 10:04am
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Bikers Against Child Abuse group met with children to discuss past altercations with abusers in their lives.
BACA member, known as, Caveman said, "Obviously most kids are terrified of their perpetrators and so the idea is that someone needs to be there for them."
Update: Power restored after mass power outage hits Columbia
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 9:53am
COLUMBIA - Power was restored at approximately 9:00 AM CT Sunday morning for most customers in the affected areas.
Columbia Water & Light's outage map showed 1,500 customers without power in central and northeastern Columbia Sunday morning.
Lawsuit filed against nonprofit connected to Eric Greitens
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 10:52pm
ST. LOUIS - An attorney is suing a nonprofit group connected to former Gov. Eric Greitens for its records.
Attorney Elad Gross filed a petition against A New Missouri to the Cole County Circuit Court on Friday evening. According to a news release, Gross requested documents from the organization in early June, but never received a response.
As driving ban lifted, Saudi women in crosshairs of change
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 7:21pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Outside a sprawling mall in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, young single men and women walk through an open-air exhibit where Saudi women and traffic police explain the ins and outs of handling a car. Children take a lap around a makeshift course in tiny electric cars as clowns appear on a small stage, dancing for the crowd. A song with a woman's voice blares through the loudspeakers, singing: "I love you Saudia. My love, Saudia."
Just four years ago, this government-sponsored event was an unthinkable scene in the deeply religious and socially conservative country.
MU saves millions through energy efficiency programs
Posted on 24 June 2018 at 9:20am
COLUMBIA - MU has saved money and reduced emissions through its long-term energy efficiency programs.
The university has reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 51 percent since 2008 and saved over 85 million dollars in electricity costs since 1990.
One Battle High School softball player prepares to pass annual car show on
Posted on 23 June 2018 at 5:54pm
COLUMBIA - One softball player is setting her team up for success before she leaves for college.
On Saturday, Battle High School's softball team hosted their second car show fundraiser. The idea came from one player's love for cars and the team's need for extra funds.