• 'Beer and Brats for Cops' raises money for Police Unity Tour Posted on 17 November 2018 at 8:12pm

    LAKE OZARK - Community members gathered Saturday to raise money for the Police Unity Tour. 

    Every year, police officers from around the country take part in the Police Unity Tour, a bike race from Washington D.C. to New Jersey. Each officer rides in honor of one or more fallen officers to support the national police memorial in Washington. 
    Sharon and Steve Yoder organized the 'Beer and Brats for Cops' event to raise money for their son, Kirt, an officer from Leawood, Kansas, to ride in honor of fallen Missouri officers. 
    Kirt Yoder said he starting riding in the race six years ago as a way to show appreciation for his colleagues. He said this year's race has a new meaning. 
    "Now I'm unfortunately riding for friends of my own who are now on the [police memorial] wall and and that's tough," Yoder said. "But showing their families and continue to support 'em. It means the world to me."
    Aside from beer and brats, Saturday's event featured raffles, a silent auction and a live auction. All proceeds went toward expenses for Kirt Yoder and one other officer travel to the race in Washington next May. 
    Kirt Yoder's mother, Sharon Yoder, said this was their first year to hold the event at the Lake of the Ozarks. She said she could not have been more pleased with the support offered from the community. 
    "The Lake of the Ozarks is an amazing community," Sharon Yoder said. "It's a very close-knit group, a very supportive group. The vendors and local merchants have been very generous in what they've donated for the auction."
    Yoder said they plan to hold the event again next year. 

  • Man shot in Phelps County hunting accident Posted on 17 November 2018 at 5:46pm

    PHELPS COUNTY - One man was airlifted to the hospital Saturday morning after he suffered "a large caliber gunshot wound to the lower abdomen," according to the Dolittle Rural Fire Protection District.

    First responders got a call around 7:20 a.m. about a man with a gunshot wound on County Road 7360, the Facebook post said. The fire protection district described the situation as a hunting accident. 

  • Community holds fundraiser for Columbia family Posted on 17 November 2018 at 7:58pm

    COLUMBIA - A Columbia man is home from the hospital Saturday after spending three weeks in the ICU, recovering from a series of strokes. 

    Thirty-year-old KJ Goehl had two massive strokes and several smaller strokes on the last weekend of October. He was discharged Friday. 

  • Church celebrates Thanksgiving for those in need Posted on 18 November 2018 at 12:18pm

    COLUMBIA – Turkey Day came early for people in Columbia on Saturday.

    The Shiloh Christian Worship Center hosted its 15th annual Harvest Feast Dinner from noon to 2 p.m.

  • Fall Into Art festival allows artists to show off their creativity Posted on 17 November 2018 at 4:50pm

    COLUMBIA - Fall Into Art kicked off the weekend with its annual show, and artists shared what their art means to them.

    Artists, from painters to sculptors, came out show their work.

  • Missouri wallops Tennessee in Dooley's homecoming Posted on 17 November 2018 at 3:51pm

    KNOXVILLE, TN - The Missouri Tigers (7-4, 3-4 SEC) mirrored their 2017 result against Tennessee (5-6, 2-5 SEC) Saturday, beating the Volunteers 50-17.

    Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley got some revenge in the process, making his first coaching appearance since being fired as head coach of Tennessee from 2010-2012. 

  • Columbia Holiday Festival attracts local vendors and shoppers Posted on 17 November 2018 at 3:20pm

    COLUMBIA - One of the largest holiday shopping events in mid-Missouri takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Columbia Exposition Center. 

    The Columbia Holiday Festival draws between 1,500 and 2,500 shoppers during the two-day extravaganza, organizers said.

  • Columbia Parks and Rec raises money to fight homelessness through dodgeball Posted on 17 November 2018 at 3:05pm

    COLUMBIA - From the amateurs to the professional travel teams, dodgeball players of all skill sets took part in the City of Columbia Parks and Recreation department’s annual dodgeball tournament Saturday.

    The event raised awareness for youth homelessness. Each year, the department donates half of the proceeds to Rainbow House, a local organization that serves as an emergency shelter.

  • Firefighters rescue dogs from house fire in Florida Posted on 17 November 2018 at 12:45pm

     Royal Palm Beach, FL (WPTV) -- Firefighters rescued several pets from a house fire in Royal Palm Beach Friday.

  • Car chase, foot pursuit lead to arrest of wanted Fulton man Posted on 17 November 2018 at 1:50pm

    CALLAWAY COUNTY - A chase that reached speeds of 115 mph and a subsequent foot pursuit led to the arrest of a wanted felon, according to a news release.

    A Callaway County deputy on Friday morning spotted 21-year-old Wendell Steward Jr., who was driving a car on Business 54 near Glover Street. The deputy knew Steward was wanted for violating probation. After the deputy tried to stop Steward, a car chase began.