Posted: Feb 18, 2013 1:33 PM
Updated: Feb 18, 2013 5:07 PM
COLUMBIA - Missouri wrestling alumnus Nick Marable won the Gold medal at 163 pounds for the U.S. men's freestyle wrestling team at the Dan Kolov International Tournament in Bulgaria.
Marable posted four wins in the tournament for the U.S. He defeated Macedonia's Goran Atanasov 3-0 to start the day. Marable continued his march toward the championship by taking down Bulgaria's Miroslav Kirov 1-0 in overtime. Mongolia's Unurbat Purevjav was the next Marable victim; falling to the former Tiger two-time All-American 3-0. Marable took home the gold in the championship bout 3-0 over Turkey's Batuhan Demiricin to post a perfect 4-0 record.
Marable excelled in his four seasons (2006-2010) at Missouri. He ranks eighth all-time in career victories with 116 and also holds the third highest career winning percentage in school history. Marable was named the program's Most Outstanding Wrestler in 2008, en route to a third place finish at the NCAA Championships.
Marable is currently serving as the Tiger's Assistant Strength and Conditioning coach. He has coached for the team for three seasons.
Posted 6:52 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri lawmakers are set to question officials in Gov. Jay Nixon's administration on how the state spends money to help refugees.
The Legislature recently set the Monday hearing in response to deadly attacks in Paris and criticism of Nixon's decision not to (More)
Posted 4:38 PM 11/28/2015 by Emma Balkenbush, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Natasha Johnson started the group, Show Me-Just and Caring Communities, in 2013 and is now beginning to develop the group further.
Johnson started the anti-bully group with another parent after learning about a middle school student who had committed suicide after (More)
Posted 3:29 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
BOONE COUNTY - The Missouri State Highway patrol arrested the man responsible for two high speed chases in Boone and Audrain counties Saturday afternoon.
The Boone County Sheriff's Department said the initial call reported a suspicious incident, in which the suspect knocked on the (More)
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Posted 2:18 PM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
SEDALIA (AP) — The cause of a fire that destroyed three Sedalia homes on Thanksgiving Day isn't known.
Sedalia Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Irwin says the cause couldn't be determined because of "the complexity of the house." The Sedalia Democrat reports that heavy smoke (More)
Posted 1:00 PM 11/28/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
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Posted 4:19 AM 11/28/2015 by The Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — The Governor's Mansion is about to look a little more festive.
The Christmas trees that will adorn the Jefferson City mansion are arriving Monday morning. The outside tree is a 30-foot Norway spruce that came from the yard of a Washington resident. Also (More)
Posted 2:58 PM 11/27/2015 by Nick Komisar & Amy Money, KOMU 8 Reporters
COLUMBIA - The moment the MU football team announced on Twitter that it wasn't going to play until former UM Systems President Tim Wolfe resigned, the Concerned Student 1950 movement was thrust into the national spotlight. A photo was tweeted by some members of the team locking arms, with (More)
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Posted 1:52 PM 11/27/2015 by The Associated Press
BRANSON (AP) — Authorities say deputies have killed a man who shot his wife and pointed a handgun at the deputies.
KOLR-TV reports that 58-year-old Rick Gullickson was killed early Friday at a home in southern Stone County. The Stone County Sheriff's Department said (More)