Posted: Jan 21, 2013 5:13 PM
MARSHALL, MO -- The Missouri Valley College women's wrestling team comes in ranked at No. 6 in the latest Women's College Wrestling Association Poll. MVC also has eight wrestlers ranked individually in seven different weight classes. The Lady Vikings are coming off a fourth place showing at the NWCA National Duals earlier this month.
The No. 1 team in the poll is Simon Fraser, with Oklahoma City University in at No. 2, King (Tenn.) College at No. 3, with Jamestown (N.D.) in at No. 4 and Lindenwood (Mo.) University ahead of the Lady Vikings at No. 5.
Individually for the Lady Vikings Freshman Dalina Vuong checks in at No. 10 at 101 pounds, Sophomore Jacarra Winchester is No. 2 at 116 pounds, Junior Brittany Faust sits at No. 3 in the 123 pound weight class, and Junior Randi Beltz is ranked No. 3 at 130 pounds. At 143 pounds Junior Frances Efiong comes in at No. 7, Senior Jordan Hagerman is ranked No. 10 at 170 pounds, and in the 191 pound weight class Junior Brittany Jones is ranked No. 8 with Senior Tamara Hartfield ranked at No. 10.
The Lady Vikings will next be in action over the weekend at the WCWA Nationals in Bristol, Tennessee on January 25-26.
Posted 4:19 AM 11/25/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A key St. Louis bridge across the Mississippi River is scheduled to reopen next month after being closed for upgrades since the summer.
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Posted 4:49 PM 11/5/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – Within the last month there have been many initiatives by the city government to combat homelessness in Columbia. City staff has plans for a new homeless shelter downtown, and the city council has budgeted for a new shelter for homeless veterans.
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Posted 4:37 PM 11/24/2015 by Steve Dawson, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - The holidays are a time when phone scammers take advantage of people who look to donate to a worthy cause.
The United Way of Central Missouri said it received a complaint from a local company, which said an unknown person called them claiming to represent the Randolph (More)
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Posted 5:09 PM 11/24/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - A Wisconsin federal appeals court has ruled it is unconstitutional to require abortion providers to get hospital admitting privileges in order to perform abortions. One University of Missouri law professor said the ruling should not affect Missouri statute.
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Posted 4:34 PM 11/24/2015 by Rose Schmidt, KOMU 8 Reporter and The Associated Press
COLUMBIA (AP) — The Planned Parenthood clinic in Columbia has stopped performing medically-induced abortions.
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Posted 4:07 PM 11/24/2015 by Megan Kelly, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA – Downtown Columbia is a highly sought after in terms of space, according to a recent survey by Plaza Commercial Realty.
The survey found only two percent of commercial space is vacant out of the three million square feet downtown.
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Posted 4:00 PM 11/24/2015 by Eric Yount, KOMU 8 Reporter
JEFFERSON CITY - Thanksgiving travelers this weekend will face increased traffic and the safety risks that come with it, and mid-Missouri agencies are getting ready.
AAA estimates 42 million Americans will travel by car this holiday weekend. 872,000 of those will be Missourians.
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Posted 1:34 PM 11/24/2015 by Taylor Stevens, KOMU 8 Reporter
COLUMBIA - Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that 91 percent of college campuses across the nation did not report any incidents of rape on campus in 2014. Both Stephens College and the Columbia College campus in Columbia fall into this category. The University of Missouri's archive (More)
Posted 2:57 PM 11/24/2015 by The Associated Press
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has overturned the first-degree murder convictions and the death sentence for one of four men convicted of raping two sisters and throwing them to their death from an abandoned Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis 24 (More)