Posted: Mar 24, 2014 3:04 PM by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Mar 24, 2014 4:11 PM
FAYETTE - Three Central Methodist University athletes received weekly honors in their respective sports Monday. This is nowhere near the first time CMU athletes have taken home similar titles this academic year.
For the third time in four weeks, senior Aubrey Utley was named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week. Utley, the three-time reigning HAAC Pitcher of the Year, picked up two wins last week for the 18th-ranked team in the nation.
The Trenton, Mo. native did not allow a run in 12 innings of work while striking out seven and walking just one in victories over Stephens and Culver-Stockton. Utley currently has 78 career wins, the most in league history among any current HAAC institutions.
Two outdoor track athletes also received honors Monday. Sophomore Cris Renteria of Men's outdoor track and sophomore Briana Zumwalt of Women's outdoor track have been named the HAAC Outdoor Track Athletes of the Week.
Renteria had a solid showing at the Wildcat Open, as the Eagles placed second overall in their first meet of the outdoor season. Hailing from Monett, Mo., Renteria won the 1500m with a time of 4:06.72.
Zumwalt helped the Eagles tie for first place at the Wildcat Open. The Foristell, Mo., native won the 200m with a time of 28.21 seconds. The team of Zumwalt, Kaitlyn Emig, Cheyenne Randle and Jacqueline Anderson won the 4x400m relay in 4:28.98.
Posted 11:05 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - The Boone County Sheriff's Department arrested a woman on several charges after she hit multiple vehicles, sending two people to the hospital.
The department arrested Deborah Barr, 51, from Columbia on two counts of assault, assaulting a law enforcement officer, leaving (More)
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Investigators said the incident was reported at 5:07 p.m. Monday at 728 Grand Avenue.
Detective Dal Hedges said the man was taken to Fulton Medical Center initally but did not (More)
Posted 1:08 PM 11/30/2015 by Derek Brizendine, KOMU 8 Reporter
CENTRALIA - The City of Centralia hopes expanding its electrical system will help bring growth to more parts of town.
Boring for the first of three new underground electrical conduits began Monday. The conduits will run under the two rail lines in the city and widen (More)
Posted 5:36 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press and Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA (AP) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Missouri's health department from revoking the abortion license held by a Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia.
The temporary restraining order issued Monday by U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey is set to (More)
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Posted 4:38 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri higher education leaders have dropped plans for a potential 2016 ballot measure that would have raised taxes on cigarettes to fund college scholarships.
Supporters of the "Missouri Promise" initiative announced their decision (More)
Posted 3:56 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
FLORISSANT (AP) — A St. Louis County man is now charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter in the Thanksgiving night accident that killed a 6-year-old girl.
Six-year-old Dezirae Thayer was in a relative's car that stalled on a Florissant road Thursday night and was (More)
Posted 3:53 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 13-year-old boy is dead after being shot in north St. Louis while he and two other minors were allegedly stealing from a vehicle.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the shooting happened about 12:45 a.m. Sunday. Police say Martinez Smith-Payne and (More)
Posted 3:51 PM 11/30/2015 by The Associated Press
KANSAS CITY(AP) — A petition drive in Kansas City is seeking to overturn restrictions on electronic cigarette use in enclosed public areas.
The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Council voted Nov. 19 to support three ordinances restricting tobacco and e-cigarette (More)
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Posted 3:12 PM 11/30/2015 by Jenna Baker, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Two local small businesses said they faired well this Thanksgiving shopping weekend despite in-store sales on Black Friday dropping drastically.
ShopperTrak, a retail researcher, reported in-store sales on Thanksgiving declined from more than $2 billion in 2014 to (More)