Vandalism leaves MU with no weather station temporarily
Posted on 22 April 2018 at 8:29pm
COLUMBIA - The official weather station on MU's Campus at Sanborn Field is “completely destroyed” after a vandalism incident either Saturday night or early Sunday morning, according to MU Extension climatologist Pat Guinan.
Guinan said he was the first person who saw “everything was knocked down” when he arrived at the station around 8 a.m. for a routine morning precipitation observation.
Truck burns behind Aldi on Green Meadows Road
Posted on 22 April 2018 at 6:48pm
COLUMBIA - Heavy flames billowed right behind the Aldi on Green Meadows Road Sunday as fire destroyed a delivery truck.
Several people reported seeing the thick black smoke from up to a mile away.
Rain holds off as thousands gather to celebrate Earth Day
Posted on 22 April 2018 at 5:20pm
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Area Earth Day Festival featured local vendors, food trucks and live music Sunday.
The festival featured over 250 booths, said Laura Wacker, an organizer for the event.
Concertgoers claim event was a scam
Posted on 22 April 2018 at 4:49pm
BOONVILLE - An electronic music festival by the name "Boonphoria" has attendees wondering if the event was just a money scam all along.
The three-day event was meant to take place from Friday, April 20, to Sunday, April 22. The event's Facebook page claimed that 26 artists would come out and perform for the weekend. The event also claimed to have sold more than 1000 tickets before the event's opening day, according to a post from its Facebook page on April 3.
Local residents and first responders honor fallen Miller County deputy
Posted on 22 April 2018 at 4:39pm
ELDON - Flags are at half staff all throughout Miller County, as residents honor the life of Deputy Casey Shoemate.
Shoemate was killed after colliding head-on with another vehicle on Highway Y near Rabbit Hill Road, just a few miles south of Eldon.
Sustainable energy advocacy group hosts "Earth Day" 5-K
Posted on 22 April 2018 at 7:31am
COLUMBIA - A local organization sought to raise awareness about renewable energy by having people exert some.
Renew Missouri, a policy advocacy group based in Columbia, is hosting an "Earth Day 5-K" race to bring attention to the lack of energy efficiency in Missouri.
Jefferson City hosts bipartisan gun reform forum
Posted on 21 April 2018 at 11:03pm
JEFFERSON CITY - Friday was the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, and on Saturday, members of the Jefferson City community gathered to discuss gun reform. Cole County Democrats organized the event, but said it was meant to be a bipartisan event.
Groups like MOMS Demand Action and Sandy Hook Promise were on hand to answer questions from the community and address what their group is doing to push for gun reform.
Rep. Hartzler crowns Congressional Art Competition winner
Posted on 21 April 2018 at 5:29pm
COLUMBIA - U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R- Harrisonville announced the winner of her annual congressional art competition Saturday afternoon.
15-year old Ella Bowles took home first place with an acrylic painting titled “America Hometown.” Bowles said the photo is based off of a picture she took of Ash Street in Columbia.
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.
Osage community rallies together after tragedy
Posted on 21 April 2018 at 2:29pm
LAKE OZARK - For the past five years, Osage Heritage Elementary has hosted a Color Run to raise funds for the school. But this year, a recent tragedy in their community called for a small change of plans.
Students proposed a campus recycling project as the beneficiary for Saturday's race. Faculty and parents have been planning an Earth Day 5K for months, but after a fire took the lives of four Osage students Thursday, the community decided to send additional proceeds to the family.