• 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.

  • Vehicle overturns resulting in fatal accident Posted on 17 November 2018 at 6:57am

    COLE COUNTY - Another fatal crash occurred in Missouri early Saturday morning. 30 year-old Richard Lowry, of Eugene, was pronounced dead after a single car crash at 12:29 a.m. 

    According to the crash report by the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Lowry was traveling eastbound on Highway 54 when he went off the left side of the road before becoming airborne and overturning. 

  • Motor vehicle crash on US-50 leads to death of 51-year-old female Posted on 17 November 2018 at 6:24am

    SEDALIA - A Sedalia woman was pronounced dead following a crash near Sedalia on Nov. 16.

    51-year-old Janna McQueen was traveling Eastbound on US-50 when she traveled into the westbound lane and struck a tractor trailer head on, according to a crash report from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.  

  • Jury: Man guilty in killing of abusive Missouri mother Posted on 16 November 2018 at 10:47pm

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A jury has found a Wisconsin man guilty of first-degree murder for killing a Missouri mother who prosecutors say forced her daughter to pretend she was disabled.

    The Springfield News-Leader reported Friday that Nicholas Godejohn faces a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2015 killing of 48-year-old Clauddine "Dee Dee" Blanchard.

  • Operation Christmas Child gives community chance to help children in need Posted on 16 November 2018 at 9:04pm

    COLUMBIA - Families filled empty shoeboxes with hygiene products, school supplies, clothes, shoes and toys for children in need at The Crossing church Friday night.

    Michelle Hale, area coordinator for the Central Missouri Operation Christmas Child, said, "When they open these boxes up, it is seriously like God's love and joy flowing out of the box. It gives these children a little bit of hope in some hopeless situations."

  • Cost of Missouri Thanksgiving meals slightly above national average Posted on 16 November 2018 at 8:18pm

    COLUMBIA - The price of a typical Thanksgiving meal in Missouri is a full $5.25 higher than the national average.

    A recent study by the American Farm Bureau calculated the cost of a 16-pound turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetable tray, peas, cranberries, rolls with butter, two pumpkin pies topped with whipped cream, whole milk and coffee.

  • Attorneys argue case of Rep. who blocked constituent on Twitter Posted on 16 November 2018 at 5:11pm

    JEFFERSON CITY - The nature of Twitter and how government officials use it was at the heart of a hearing Friday in a lawsuit against state Rep. Cheri Toalson Reisch, R-Hallsville.

    Attorney Mike Campbell contends Reisch violated the First Amendment by blocking him on Twitter.

  • University of Missouri System looks to cut costs to improve the enrollment Posted on 16 November 2018 at 4:24pm

    ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced cuts to costs Friday to help with enrollment at all four campuses throughout the state.  

    UM System President Mun Choi said this is a step in the right direction for developing these four universities more.