• Same-sex marriage activist speaks at Mizzou Posted on 13 October 2017 at 9:33pm

    COLUMBIA - Jim Obergefell never expected to become a vocal activist for same-sex marriage.

    "I was a very private person and never an activist," he said. "My husband could walk into a room of strangers and talk to anyone. Not me."

  • Volunteers link for their love of service Posted on 13 October 2017 at 8:39pm

    COLUMBIA – Local residents who share a passion for service celebrated their community efforts Friday.  

    The Crossing Church and Love INC of Columbia hosted Linking for Love. Program Director Jane Williams said there's a lot to cheer for.

  • Strip Trial Program takes the guesswork out of farming Posted on 13 October 2017 at 8:10pm

    COLUMBIA - Harvest season is drawing to a close and MU Extension is offering a research opportunity for farmers.

    The 2017 Strip Trial Program gives farmers the chance to test nitrogen application timing, cover crops, phosphorus and ILeVO seed treatments.

  • FNF Week 9: High school football photos and videos Posted on 13 October 2017 at 7:57pm

    COLUMBIA - Mid-Missouri high school football teams are kicking off the ninth week of Friday Night Fever. In our FNF Game of the Week, Montgomery County looks to continue its three game winning streak as the team plays at North Callaway this evening. Montgomery County is relishing in their newfound win streak as the team began the regular with three losses. North Callaway also looks to extend its win streak as the team has only lost one game this regular season. North Callaway has beat its opponents by more than 40 points in each of its last four games.

    Be sure to tweet your game photos to @komunews or @komusports. This live blog will feature photos and videos from games around mid-Missouri. Items are in reverse chronological order, with the newest on top.

  • South Callaway R-II seeks part-time social worker Posted on 13 October 2017 at 6:54pm

    MOKANE - The South Callaway R-II School Board is now accepting applications for a part-time social worker.

    The board unanimously approved the decision Wednesday. It cited a rise in social issues that could interfere with a student’s education.

  • FNF week 9: High school football scores Posted on 13 October 2017 at 6:52pm

    COLUMBIA - Below are scores from the eighth week of the high school football season. Final scores will be in bold.

    Hannibal 14

  • St. Louis aldermen to hear from chief on protest response Posted on 13 October 2017 at 5:00pm

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis aldermen are calling on the interim police chief to defend the department's handling of protests that has drawn criticism, including a lawsuit.

    The Board of Aldermen on Friday approved a resolution to have interim Chief Lawrence O'Toole appear before the Public Safety Committee. A police spokeswoman says O'Toole has not seen the resolution nor been invited to the committee.

  • FNF Week 9: North Callaway team takes advantage of four-day school week Posted on 13 October 2017 at 4:43pm

    KINGDOM CITY - Time formerly spent in the classroom is now being spent in the film room.

    No, players on the North Callaway football team aren't playing hooky. They're just taking advantage of having Mondays off from school - every week.

  • Blair Oaks hosts Special Olympics bocce tournament Posted on 13 October 2017 at 4:03pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - Athletes from across Missouri are in Jefferson City to compete in the Missouri Special Olympics state outdoor games this weekend. According to Missouri Special Olympics, more than 1,000 athletes, coaches and unified partners are taking part.

    The bocce tournament held at Blair Oaks High School featured 390 athletes. Blair Oaks student volunteers helped run the event.

  • A Border War skirmish: Mizzou-KU to play for hurricane relief Posted on 13 October 2017 at 3:59pm

    COLUMBIA - Mizzou and KU are briefly resuming the Border War to benefit hurricane victims.

    University of Missouri and the University of Kansas men's basketball teams will hit the hardwoods for a charity event called Showdown for Relief on Oct. 22, at 3 p.m. at Kansas City's Sprint Center.