Posted: Feb 19, 2013 5:57 PM
KANSAS CITY -- For the sixth straight week, the Cougar men's basketball squad is ranked atop the NAIA Top 25 poll with a perfect record of 28-0 and 14-0 in the American Midwest Conference (AMC). Columbia, the NAIA's last remaining unbeaten team, earned all 11 first-place votes and enters the final week of the regular season just two games away from becoming the first undefeated team in program history. Georgetown (Ky.) College was the last NAIA school to complete an undefeated regular season, finishing 31-0 in 2007-08.
Lee (Tenn.) University checked in behind Columbia at No. 2 for the fifth straight week, followed by John Brown (Ark.) University, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) College, and Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) College rounding out the top five.
The Cougars went 3-0 last week with wins over Hannibal-LaGrange (Mo.) University, Missouri Baptist University, and Lyon College. Saturday's victory over Lyon clinched Columbia's third consecutive AMC regular season championship. For the year, Columbia leads the NAIA in scoring defense (55.1 ppg), assist/turnover ratio (1.55), scoring margin (+25.0 ppg), and field goal percentage defense (.370).
The Cougars will host Harris-Stowe State (Mo.) University tomorrow night, February 20th, in their final home game of the 2012-13 regular season. Game time is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Arena of Southwell Complex. Columbia will then close out the regular season on Saturday, February 23rd at William Woods (Mo.) University. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. in Fulton, Mo.
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)