Posted: May 5, 2014 10:53 AM by Ashley Colley, KOMU 8 Sports Producer
Updated: May 5, 2014 2:42 PM
COLUMBIA -- The 2014 USA Men's World Championship Team for wheelchair basketball will have a few faces that are familiar in the mid-Missouri area. Former Mizzou player John Gilbert and current player Carter Arey will compete for Team USA in the 2014 International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) World Championships in Incheon, South Korea from July 5-14.
Gilbert, a native of Fairfax, and Arey, a native of Columbia, both made Team USA in 2013 and competed on the team last summer in Bogota, Colombia at the America's Zone World Qualifier. They will be coached by their Missouri wheelchair basketball coach Ron Lykins. In February 2013, Lykins was named the national men's wheelchair basketball coach for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Team USA will take part in some friendly competition in Turkey from May 18-May 25 before heading to South Korea on June 25. They be a part of Group C at the IWBF Championships along with Turkey, Algeria and Colombia. The top three teams in Group C will advance and play the top three teams from Group D, which is made up of Germany, Sweden, Australia and Italy.
Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration on how the state spends money to help refugees.
The Legislature recently set the Monday hearing in response to deadly attacks in Paris and criticism of Nixon's decision not to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Natasha Johnson started the group, Show Me-Just and Caring Communities, in 2013 and is now beginning to develop the group further.
Johnson started the anti-bully group with another parent after learning about a middle school student who had committed suicide after (More)
Posted 3:29 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway patrol arrested the man responsible for two high speed chases in Boone and Audrain counties Saturday afternoon.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department said the initial call reported a suspicious incident, in which the suspect knocked on the (More)
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Posted 2:18 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
SEDALIA (AP) — The cause of a fire that destroyed three Sedalia homes on Thanksgiving Day isn't known.
Sedalia Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Irwin says the cause couldn't be determined because of "the complexity of the house." The Sedalia Democrat reports that heavy smoke (More)
Posted 1:00 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Thanksgiving weekend is one of the busiest in terms of drivers on the road, but about 29 million of those vehicles aren't equipped with a spare tire. New data from AAA shows that more than one third of 2015 vehicles on the road are missing spare tires. In most of those (More)
Posted 4:19 AM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Governor's Mansion is about to look a little more festive.
The Christmas trees that will adorn the Jefferson City mansion are arriving Monday morning. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway spruce that came from the yard of a Washington resident. Also (More)
Posted 2:58 PM 11/27/2015 by Nick Komisar & Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporters
COLUMBIA - The moment the MU football team announced on Twitter that it wasn't going to play until former UM Systems President Tim Wolfe resigned, the Concerned Student 1950 movement was thrust into the national spotlight. A photo was tweeted by some members of the team locking arms, with (More)
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Posted 1:52 PM 11/27/2015 by The Associated Press
BRANSON (AP) — Authorities say deputies have killed a man who shot his wife and pointed a handgun at the deputies.
KOLR-TV reports that 58-year-old Rick Gullickson was killed early Friday at a home in southern Stone County. The Stone County Sheriff's Department said (More)