March 10, 2014
Columbia saw temperatures in the 70s on Monday. Many residents went outdoors to enjoy the weather after last week's snow and negative temperatures. It might prove to be a short reprieve, though, as there is a possibility of light snow forecast for Wednesday.
The Missouri Department of Transportation's new Pothole Patrol program aims to fill in all reported potholes within 24 hours of resident reports. Last year, the Central District filled more than 10,000 potholes across 18 counties.
More than a dozen supporters of Aiden's Avengers embraced baldness Saturday at Mojo's during the Shave for Aiden fundraising event. Community support has already raised over $25,000 for Aiden Taylor and his family.
Eight members of the Missouri track and field team belong to a unique club. They all have hometowns in countries other than the U.S.
March 9, 2014
The Hickman Kewpies beat Camdenton 66-60 during the girls basketball game Thursday, with help from Emily Miller. On Saturday, the Kewpies lost to the Rock Bridge Bruins 60-25. And in boys basketball, Fr. Tolton lost to Canton with a score of 72-66. On Friday, Hickman boys basketball bested Jefferson City, winning its second district championship.
Missouri women's tennis fell 4-2 to Kentucky on Sunday at the Green Tennis Center, making the Tigers 0-4 on the season in Southeastern Conference play. The team bounced back with a 7-0 non-conference win against Bradley later in the day.
Around 1,000 dogs and their owners traveled to Columbia this weekend for the Columbia Kennel Club's annual dog show at the Central Missouri Events Center. Pugs, standard poodles, Shetland Sheepdogs and more breeds were represented.
March 8, 2014
Black Women Rock! is an annual event that recognizes black women in Columbia who have made a difference in the community and inspired others. The event included musical performances in addition to acceptance speeches from the honorees.
Rock Bridge girls basketball beat Hickman at their Saturday game at Rock Bridge, with an ending score of 60-25.
Fr. Tolton boys basketball lost its game against Canton on Saturday at the Fitzsimmons-John Arena in Moberly.
Missouri's John Miles, Jake Ivory and Jake Ring were key players in the Missouri game against Southern Miss on Saturday. The Tigers won 6-4.
Columbia College beat Park University Saturday 66-65 during the American Midwest Conference tournament semifinals at Columbia College. Columbia guard Devin Griffin made the game-winning free-throw.
After beating out 23 other contestants, Kush Sharma and Sophia Hoffman went toe-to-toe during an additional 29 rounds on Saturday at the Kansas City Public Library. Sharma won after spelling the word "definition" correctly.
March 7, 2014
Hickman and Rock Bridge will face off in a long-awaited rematch Saturday at the Class 5, District 9 girls basketball final.
March 6, 2014
Columbia College men's basketball won against William Woods Thursday night. The final score was 79-65.
The Hickman and Rock Bridge girls basketball teams both played in Class 5, District 9 semifinal games on Thursday. Hickman won its game 66-60, and Rock Bridge won 54-24.
CoMo Cares launched an all-natural beauty pageant in February. The program is designed to help children with self-confidence, without the use of makeup for younger children.
Oakland Middle School students learned about the Holocaust from Ben Fainer, a Holocaust survivor, and the family of another Holocaust survivor Gerda Nothman Luner on Thursday.
The Heibel-March Building, which was recently renovated after being left vacant for nearly 16 years, will open on March 17 as office space for Grove Construction. Since its construction in 1910, the building has served as a drugstore, grocery store and auto parts store.
March 5, 2014
Missouri defeated Texas A&M 57-56 on Wednesday. Missouri didn't get its first lead until 7.3 seconds left in the game on a pair of Earnest Ross free throws.