Posted: Apr 14, 2014 3:43 PM by Tori Chamberlain, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Apr 14, 2014 4:45 PM
KANSAS CITY - For the first time in her career, Central Methodist infielder Lauren Geringer has been named the Heart of America Athletic Conference Softball Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
Geringer, the reigning HAAC Player of the Year, batted .429 with three dingers, six RBIs, two doubles, two walks and five runs scored in four wins last week over Avila and Baker (Kan.) for the 17th-ranked team in the nation. The sophomore from O'Fallon, Mo., broke Central Methodist's all-time record for home runs in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at Baker, crushing a three-run shot to left that broke a 5-5 tie in the eighth inning and Stephanie Sullivant's (2008-11) previous mark of 17. The bomb was her fifth of 2014.
Geringer tied Sullivant's mark with a solo shot to left to lead off the top of the seventh inning of game one against the Wildcats that tied the contest at five, as Central Methodist erased a 5-0 deficit. Geringer has recorded 18 homers through only two seasons in Fayette. This season, she is batting .341 with five homers, 22 RBIs, five doubles, a triple, 25 runs scored and 24 walks.
Posted 8:06 AM 12/1/2015 by Louie Kaczmarek, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY – Pre-filing began Tuesday for the 2016 legislative session and state representatives already have a plan in mind for the new year.
Rep. Travis Fitzwater, R-Fulton said lawmakers will be focusing bills on infrastructure, ethics reform and school funding.(More)
Posted 5:44 AM 12/1/2015 by Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
PHELPS COUNTY - A woman was hit and killed by a passing vehicle Monday night near I-44 in Phelps County.
Miya Goetz, 21, was a passenger in a stopped vehicle on the westbound side of the highway, according to an (More)
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Posted 4:36 AM 12/1/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Monsanto Co. plans to make its operations carbon neutral by 2021.
A key component of Monsanto's plan calls for working with the thousands of farmers who use its seeds, herbicides and pesticides. The company is developing an incentives program to encourage (More)
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)
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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)
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)