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Mizzou Women’s Basketball downed Missouri State, 73-49, behind a high-octane offense on Friday at Mizzou Arena. Mizzou (6-2) capitalized on timely three-point shooting and second half dominance in the paint and on the free throw line to secure a win over the Lady Bears. Sophomore Sophie Cunningham (Columbia, Mo.) racked up a team-high 22 points, […] Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:22:55 +0000
No. 18 Mizzou Volleyball (27-5) carried its momentum from Thursday evening into Friday at the Hearnes Center, earning a 3-1 (25-13, 22-25, 25-16, 25-21) victory over Purdue. The Tigers earned their first all-time win against the Boilermakers, while also supplying redemption from their previous meeting in the 2013 NCAA Tournament. Mizzou now advances to the […] Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:20:57 +0000
Missouri State’s 2016 volleyball season came to an end Friday evening with a 25-21, 25-15, 31-29 loss to Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Bramlage Coliseum. The Bears (26-9) earned their most victories in a season since 2006 in another successful campaign that featured a Missouri Valley Conference regular season […] Sat, 03 Dec 2016 12:18:03 +0000
Congressman Jason Smith (R-Missouri) is encouraging President-elect Donald Trump to overturn some of President Obama’s controversial executive orders, including the Waters of the U.S. rule. “The very first time I met with President Trump back in July, my first question was, ‘What will you do with these unconstitutional executive orders that are breaking down the […] Sat, 03 Dec 2016 09:36:48 +0000
Top stories: The state’s Democratic party prepares for a leadership change. An economist says the Midwest’s manufacturing industry continues to struggle. Alisa Nelson reports. Fri, 02 Dec 2016 23:16:31 +0000
CAMDEN COUNTY - One man was airlifted to the hospital Friday after his vehicle overturned.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Malcolm May, 21, of Sunrise Beach was driving northbound on Missouri Route 5 near Route 7 Friday at 9:45 p.m. He traveled off the left side of the road, struck a ditch and overturned.
May, who was not wearing a seat belt, was transported by air to University Hospital. He suffered serious injures, according to the crash report.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 9:22:34 PM
KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities are investigating after tools and equipment were stolen from a Kansas City woodworking shop where retired phone company workers make special devices for children.
The Kansas City Star reports a thief or thieves recently broke into the CHARM (Children Helped and Rehabilitation Motivated) shop where 85-year-old Bill Akers and about 24 other telephone company retirees make scooters, special high chairs, walkers, Braille alphabet boards and other rehabilitative items for physically challenged children.
According to a police report, nearly $5,000 worth of tools was taken, including five new sets of power drills and drivers. The theft report listed five pages of stolen items. None of the stolen items was insured.
Akers says some kids now won't get what they need "because we don't have the tools to make them."
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 8:54:08 PM
KIRKSVILLE - The Kirksville Arts Center broke out in flames Friday evening.
According to an email from the Kirksville Arts Association, no one was inside the building at the time of the fire and nobody was injured.
The fire did not not spread to neighboring buildings. The state fire marshall's office is investigating.
The association described the action taken by first responders as "tremendous." Responders from Kirksville, Greentop, Schuyler County and Adair County worked throughout Friday night and Saturday to put out the blaze.
The association credited the Kirksville Fire Department for removing quilts from an exhibit that opened this week. The Legacy Mosaic Tile Mural, comprised of tiles made by the community, was not damaged and the association plans to have the tiles on display again.
The association said it is committed to serving the Kirksville area with a community arts program. The programs with which the association is involved in the community will continue.
The statement said the association has been offered free temporary office space. The Missouri Arts Council recently awarded the Kirksville Arts Association with a grant to develop a strategic plan.
"This planning process will now take on a larger meaning as we begin to plan for our future," the email said.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 7:42:58 PM
COLUMBIA - A film about the life of a Missouri artist and politician was shown for free on Saturday.
"The American Artist: The Life and Times of George Caleb Bingham" made its Columbia premiere at MU's Memorial Union at 1:30 p.m. A large portion of the film was recreated thanks to an annotated book of Bingham's letters, which was co-published by the State Historical Society of Missouri and the Friends of Arrow Rock.
Joan Stack, curator of art collections at The State Historical Society of Missouri, said Bingham's artwork gives us a glimpse of 19th century American life as it transformed.
"He tries to use the landscape of Missouri to represent the American story in the West," Stack said. "In particular, the idea of the expanding potential of the West- the possibility of river traffic, transcontinental river traffic, the possibility of rising commerical ventures, of a nation that is much more than the East Coast."
The Kansas City-based and Emmy-Award-winning Wide Awake Films produced the documentary. Co-director Shane Seley attended the event.
"When the Friends of Arrow Rock decided to commission a documentary on their hometown boy, George Caleb Bingham, they found us in Kansas City," Seley said.
Seley believes Bingham was a trailblazing artist in how he focused on his craft at a time when America was divided and Missouri was still the west. He hopes future stops for the film include some national spotlight.
"Right now we're working on a national broadcast situation," Seley said. "So we're kind of sitting back on the premieres and hope to get this on BBC and national PBS. Those are our two hopes right now."
Some of George Caleb Bingham's artwork can be viewed at the State Historical Society.
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 6:09:38 PM
JEFFERSON CITY - Stephen Webber has been elected as the new Chair of the Missouri Democratic Party on Saturday.
“The Democratic Party stands for public education and working families, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to lead Democrats as we fight for these important values," Webber said in a press release.
Webber has represented Columbia for eight years in the Missouri House of Representatives and is a Marine Corps combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq. He lost to Caleb Rowden for the 19th District state Senate race in 2016.
The Missouri Democratic Party also elected Genevieve Williams as vice-chair, Clem Smith as secretary and Lauren Arthur as treasurer.
Outgoing State Chairman Roy Temple said he is hopeful for the future.
“I look forward to working with Chairman Webber and Democrats across the state to hold Republicans accountable for the harmful agenda they are poised to pursue in Missouri,” Temple said in a press release.
Sen. Claire McCaskill said in the statement that Webber's "exactly the right choice to lead Missouri's Democratic Party, to make sure our candidates are speaking to the needs of every Missourian."
(Editor’s note: This story was updated to add comment from Sen. Claire McCaskill.)
Sat, 3 Dec 2016 4:12:47 PM
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