Semi-truck accident snarls traffic on I-70

A Friday afternoon accident on Interstate 70 at Stadium Boulevard that involved four vehicles sent one person to the hospital with minor injuries and closed the highway to all traffic for more than an hour.

The accident happened at 12:41 p.m. when several logs fell off an east-bound logging truck and two semi-trucks behind it tried to avoid hitting the logs. One semi, traveling in the right lane and driven by Evan Mckee, 26, of Spanaway, Wash. hit one of the logs, causing him to lose control and hit the semi traveling next to him in the left lane, which was driven by Ronald Bickel, 61, of Livonia, Mich. Both semis crashed into the concrete median and sent debris flying, police said.

Cougars beat Hannibal-LaGrange at AMC tournament

Mike Davis, the Columbia College women’s basketball coach, said his team usually builds momentum slowly and eventually wears down its opponent. His theory also applies to the Cougars’ season.

The Cougars beat Hannibal-LaGrange 84-61 in the second round of the American Midwest Conference Tournament on Friday at The Arena of Southwell Complex.