• Tigers fall short despite free throw record Posted on 19 January 2020 at 8:11am

    TUSCALOOSA, AL - The Missouri Tigers fell short on Saturday afternoon at Alabama, by a score of 88-74.

    Alabama's John Petty scored 20 points, and Alex Reese and Jaden Shackelford each had 17. The Crimson Tide built a 12-point second-half lead and then held off the Tigers' comeback attempt to punctuate a week that included handing No. 4 Auburn its first loss.

  • Warming shelters to open Sunday Posted on 18 January 2020 at 9:43pm

    COLUMBIA— With a forecast for unseasonably cold weather from 7 p.m. Jan. 19 to 7 a.m. Jan. 20, the City of Columbia announced it will open a temporary overnight warming center at the Wabash Bus Station on 126 N. Tenth Street. 

    The overnight warming centers will serve as a resource for people unable to access local emergency shelter services, according to a statement from the city.

  • Students showcase creativity with Legos Posted on 18 January 2020 at 7:53pm

    ASHLAND- Dozens of children from across mid-Missouri came together to play and learn about a potential profession at the annual Block Kids Contest Saturday.

    It was hosted by the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) and has been held for more than 20 years. 

  • St. Louis donations wipe away $13 million in medical debt Posted on 18 January 2020 at 7:25pm

    ST. LOUIS — Thousands of St. Louis-area families were freed from a major financial burden thanks to a charitable effort that is increasingly popular among churches and other organizations trying to help the needy — eliminating medical debt.

    Money raised at more than a dozen United Church of Christ congregations and a donation from the St. Louis-based Deaconess Foundation wiped away nearly $13 million in medical debt for 11,108 families in St. Louis city and county. United Church of Christ officials and civic leaders announced details Saturday. The church was also sending letters this weekend to those whose debt was wiped out.

  • 2020 MO Bacon & Bourbon Festival attracts record crowd Posted on 18 January 2020 at 5:48pm

    COLUMBIA -  With more than 450 attendees, Bur Oak brewery was packed for the fifth annual 2020 MO Bacon & Bourbon Festival. This is the highest attendance the festival has ever seen and the event sold out quickly this year.

    The public was invited to sample all the bacon, bourbon, fine spirits, cocktails and beer they desired. Vendors from all over the midwest came to showcase what they had to offer. The Missouri Pork Association sponsored the event.

  • Hundreds rally for the 2020 Solidarity March Posted on 18 January 2020 at 4:31pm

    COLUMBIA -- Saturday marks the fourth anniversary of the National Women's March on Washington.

    As part of a national effort, hundreds of Mid Missourians gathered in downtown Columbia for the 2020 Solidarity Rally and March. 

  • Baby named Arrow may be good luck charm for Chiefs Posted on 18 January 2020 at 3:18pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -  A few days after her son was born on Super Bowl Sunday Ellen Gill learned he had a congenital heart defect.

    “I saw his doctor walk into the room," Gill said. "I knew immediately it was much worse than we had thought.”

  • Police make arrest after shots fired at Columbia Walmart Posted on 18 January 2020 at 3:03pm

    COLUMBIA - Police arrested a man in connection to shots fired reported on Friday night at the Walmart on Broadway, according to a press release.
    Officers say they arrived around 11:30 p.m. to the Walmart on 3001 W. Broadway and found several shell casings. Police also found damage to the store building and damage to the storefront windows.
    Police said the incident started when an employee of a Walmart approached a person who was in a restricted area of the store. The individual, 18-year-old Jamie Anton Jackson, began to have a physical confrontation with the employee.
    Jackson was carrying a firearm with an extended magazine in his waistband and the employee was able to take the magazine from him, police said. The employee could not take the firearm and Jackson ran toward the front of the store.
    Police said Jackson fired multiple shots into the front of the store and left before the officers arrived. Customers and employees were inside the store during the incident and near the entrance, but police said there were no injuries reported.
    Police said a witness to the incident told them the suspect drove to a nearby hotel where officers were able to find Jackson. Jackson was identified by witnesses.
    Jackson is charged with assault, endangering the welfare of a child, property damage, stealing a firearm, armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a defaced firearm and making a terrorist threat.
    Jackson is in custody at the Boone County Jail, police said. Police also said this is an ongoing investigation. Police asked that anyone with information about this incident call them or Crimestoppers.

  • Owner of Missouri duck boat that sank, killing 17, settles final lawsuit Posted on 18 January 2020 at 1:56pm

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The owner of a tourist duck boat that sank in a Missouri lake, killing 17 people, has settled its final pending lawsuit for an undisclosed amount.

    Thirty-one lawsuits have been filed against Ripley Entertainment since the former World War II amphibious vehicle sank in July 2018 at Table Rock Lake near Branson. A joint motion for approval of a confidential settlement was filed Thursday in the final pending suit, which was filed by Joseph and William Strecker.

    Their 68-year-old mother, Rosemarie Hamann, of the St. Louis suburb of Affton, had gone to the popular tourist town of Branson to celebrate her birthday with 69-year-old William Asher. The couple was killed when the boat went down, after it entered the lake despite severe weather warnings.

  • NBA All-Star voting reaches final weekend Posted on 18 January 2020 at 10:46am

    NEW YORK - NBA fans have until Jan. 20 at 10:59 p.m. CST to vote on candidates to start the 2020 All-Star Game in Chicago.

    Fans account for 50 percent of the vote to determine the 10 starters - two guards and three forwards from each conference - while current players and a media panel account for 25 percent each. The winners will head to the United Center in Chicago for the All-Star Game, which will take place on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. CST.