Posted: Jun 30, 2013 6:57 PM by Drew Brackett
Updated: Jul 1, 2013 10:22 AM
BOONE COUNTY - It's tough for fans when they see their favorite college athletes move on to the next step in their careers. KOMU 8's Drew Brackett tells us about one fan who was heartbroken when learning her favorite players will not be on the team next season.
Meet four year old Audrey Bauer. It's safe to say she's the biggest KU fan in the Columbia area. She has a KU bed, a KU purse, and not to mention, KU slippers. Audrey gets that KU spirit from her dad.
Audrey's dad Tony explained, "I would be watching all the games and she'd just want to watch them with me. Next thing you know, she knew last year's team. She knew all the players and she wanted to go to a game and we surprised her and brought her to a game. She's been a pretty big fan ever since."
And what a surprise it was. Audrey got to meet her favorite KU players. "I love Jeff Withey, Elijah Johnson, Ben McLemore." But then one night, Audrey asked her dad about going to watch Withey and Johnson play this upcoming season. "She didn't really realize they weren't going to be there next year and the next thing you know I had to explain that the whole team is going to be gone," says Tony. "She didn't take very well to that."
"No KU basketball team anymore." "Why don't you want to watch them?" "I can't..." "Why?" "Because there are no players now." "There's new players. Are you happy there's new players?" "I don't like them, I don't like any of them." A video that Audrey's parents posted on facebook went viral. "Jeff Withey, Ben McLemore, Elijah Johnson. And you're sad that they're graduating? It's ok, there'll be new players." "No." "You don't want any new players at all?" "No, I can't even watch KU anymore."
But not to worry, Audrey is back to being excited about KU basketball. She is excited to watch Andrew Wiggins, the nation's number one recruit, play this upcoming season.
The college basketball season tips off in November.
Posted 9:40 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
BOONE COUNTY - An early morning fire broke out in a house at 6399 Old Village Road Thursday.
Battalion Chief Gale Blomenkamp of the Boone County Fire Protection District said a couch caught fire in the living room, causing smoke and heat damage throughout the room. The woman living there and her two dogs were able to escape without injury.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Posted 8:41 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MEXICO - Mexico Public Safety arrested a man early Thursday morning in connection to a shooting in Mexico.
The Mexico Public Safety Department responded to calls of a man being shot just before 2 a.m. Thursday and found a 32-year-old man in the road in the 900 block of Carrico Street. (More)
Posted 6:56 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
SPARTA (AP) - A southwest Missouri police chief has been placed on leave after killing a pit bull.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that Sparta Police Chief Andrew Spencer was placed on leave Tuesday.
A police report says a resident told Spencer earlier this month that (More)
Posted 5:40 AM 11/26/2015 by The Associated Press
OZARK (AP) - A Missouri woman has been found dead after shooting at bail bondsmen and exchanging gunfire with law enforcement.
Sgt. Jason Pace, of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, identified the woman killed Wednesday afternoon as Somer Brook Speer, of Ozark. She also is a bondwoman (More)
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Posted 5:37 AM 11/26/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Dozens of turkeys were cooked Wednesday in preparation for a community meal Thanksgiving day.
This marks the 18th year of Almeta Crayton's Community Programs "Everybody Eats." A full Thanksgiving meal will be available to guests at Stamper Commons on the Stephens College (More)
Posted 6:14 PM 11/25/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 1:08 PM 11/3/2015 by Collin Ruane & Emma Nicolas, KOMU 8 Reporters
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To find the answer to that question, KOMU 8 News went through more than a decade worth (More)
Posted 12:02 PM 11/25/2015 by Steve Dawson, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Cooking grease can cost homeowners money if it's improperly disposed of.
This holiday season, Missouri American Water is launching a state-wide campaign to "can the grease."
Instead of pouring cooking grease down the drain, the organization urged residents to put used (More)
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Posted 3:49 PM 11/25/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
MOBERLY - A Moberly clothing store held its grand reopening Wednesday night, two weeks after a fire damaged its previous building.
The Nov. 7 arson fire caused extensive smoke damage to Encore, a women's clothing shop.
Two other businesses closed due to the fire. Duval (More)
Posted 1:53 PM 11/25/2015 by Ashton Day, KOMU 8 Digital Producer
COLUMBIA – The Columbia Daily Tribune announced on its website Wednesday that it’s Black Friday edition was too big.
The large amount of Black Friday ads prevented the Tribune from being able to package through its inserting equipment. Staff members had to package the paper by (More)