Mo. school board member faces child porn charge

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) – Child porn was found on a southwest Missouri school board member’s electronic devices while authorities were investigating reports that he exposed himself to students, according to federal court documents filed Friday. The U.S. attorney’s office said John Lewis, 67, of Sarcoxie, was arrested before Thursday night’s Sarcoxie school board meeting and… Read more »

6 tanks leaking radioactive waste in Wash.

By SHANNON DININNY (YAKIMA, Wash., AP) – Federal and state officials say six underground tanks holding a brew of radioactive and toxic waste are leaking at the country’s most contaminated nuclear site in south-central Washington, raising concerns about delays for emptying the aging tanks. The leaking materials at Hanford Nuclear Reservation pose no immediate risk… Read more »

Zoe Sharplin wins pentathlon title at MIAA Championships

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Junior pentathlete Zoe Sharplin came one point shy of her personal record, but a score of 3,629 points was enough to claim her first MIAA indoor pentathlon title. The Queensland, Australia native opened the event with a win in the 60-meter hurdles, and held on to the overall lead throughout the day…. Read more »

Former Jennies join professional volleyball team

(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) – Former Central Missouri Jennies’ All-Americans Allie Huffman and Rachel Fister have joined the Heart of America Havoc, a professional volleyball team in the Premier Volleyball League. Huffman, the only four-time AVCA All-American in Jennies volleyball history, and the 2011 MIAA Player of the Year, joins the Havoc as one of 13… Read more »

Problems persist in Mo. following winter storm

By JIM SALTER (ST. LOUIS, Mo., AP) – The biggest winter storm in Missouri in two years has ended, but the problems it caused are lingering in some areas. The storm on Thursday dumped more than a foot of snow in some areas of northern and western Missouri, and Gov. Jay Nixon declared a state… Read more »

Warrensburg Schools Foundation begins new campaign

The Board of Directors for the Warrensburg Schools Foundation (WSF) is introducing the Partners in Progress campaign. The new campaign will directly impact facilities, projects or programs of the Warrensburg R-VI School District. Potential Partners in Progress projects are identified by the district administrators and chosen by the board members of the Foundation. The first… Read more »

Springfield police cordon area after shooting

(SPRINGFIELD, Mo., AP) – A Springfield police detective has been grazed by a bullet and slightly wounded while serving a search warrant at a residence. KTTS reports that early Friday police blocked off sections of the neighborhood where residents reported hearing gunfire. Lt. Ben King says police officers returned fire after they were fired on… Read more »

Medical copter crashes in Okla., kills 2, hurts 1

By SEAN MURPHY (OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., AP) – A medical helicopter crash-landed outside an Oklahoma City nursing home early Friday, killing two people onboard and injuring a third who was pulled from the burning wreckage, officials said. Only the flight team was onboard when the helicopter crashed while headed from Oklahoma City to Watonga, 70… Read more »