No. 7 Jennies fall to Southwest Baptist

(BOLIVAR, Mo.) – The seventh ranked Jennies basketball team (21-3, 13-3 MIAA) had their eight game winning streak snapped Saturday evening as they fell to Southwest Baptist (11-14, 6-11 MIAA) 63-52 at the Meyer Sports Center in Bolivar. The Jennies took an early 3-0 lead when Nicole Caddell was fouled after making a layup and… Read more »

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 »