Cause of Holden Street house fire under investigation

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story reported the incorrect address for the house fire. Also, Fire Chief Phil Johnston provided an update to correct his previous report that an occupant of the house was outside when emergency crews arrived. The house was being remodeled into seven apartments. Story by Ellen Becker and Nicole… Read more »

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 »