Posted: Jan 4, 2013 8:46 AM
WALNUT RIDGE, AR -- The Columbia Cougar basketball team won its 15th consecutive contest of the season Thursday night, defeating American Midwest Conference opponent Williams Baptist (Ark.) College by a score of 70-56. Tonight's loss drops the Eagles to 8-5 on the season while Columbia, ranked No. 6 in the NAIA Top 25 Poll, remains undefeated on the season at 15-0.
Columbia jumped out of the gate with the lead and held a 34-26 halftime advantage. Despite being outrebounded 42-37 in the contest, the Cougars forced the Eagles into 21 turnovers and never trailed the entire contest, outscoring the host squad 26-20 in the final 20 minutes to take the 14-point victory.
This week's AMC player of the week Derrick Dilworth paced Columbia with 13 points. Devin Griffin also finished in double figures with 11 points and added five assists.
Kyle Harvey led the offensive effort for the Eagles with 17 points and 14 rebounds.
Columbia returns home to face the Pirates of Park (Mo.) University on Saturday, January 5th in their conference home opener. Tip-off is set for 4:00 p.m. in the Arena of Southwell Complex.
Posted 7:52 PM 11/30/2015 by Rose Schmidt and Katie Pylipow, KOMU 8 Digital Producers
FULTON - The Fulton Police Department released new details Tuesday regarding a shooting that sent one man to the hospital.
Detective Dal Hedges said 33-year-old Markus Berry was taken to the hospital and treated for multiple injuries. Police said Tuesday Berry was in stable (More)
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 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)