Hindman doll give-away
The Mid-Missouri Mavericks will celebrate their last Friday night home game of the season on August 26 by giving away bobblehead dolls of Mayor Darwin Hindman.
Teacher accused of molesting student
Rock Bridge teacher was accused of molesting a 16-year-old male student. Judy Burke, 51, was arrested August 10 on suspicion of second-degree child molestation, a Class A misdemeanor. Several supporters still believe in her innocence.
Father donates money to hospital
The father of an MU student whowas rescued from an April fire raised ,000 for the University Hospital’s George David Peak Memorial Burn Care Center.
Storm takes down powerlines
The storm on August 13 took down numerous power lines at about 5:30 p.m. between Columbia and Moberly, leaving about 4,000 residents without power. The rain, which lasted several days, was much needed by many Missouri farmers, however.
Seat belts suggested for Mo. school buses
The Mo. safety task force wants lap-shoulder belts in new buses but agreed that lap belts alone would do more harm than good. While suggesting that the seat belts be put in the buses, the force did not say that they should be mandatory.
Police seek attempted kidnapper
Moberly police are looking for a man connected to the attempted abduction of a 10-year-old girl on August 9. The incident while the child’s mother was unloading her car. When the suspect attempted to grab the girl’s wrists, the child broke free.
Ohio governor charged with ethics violations
Governor Bob Taft was charged with four ethics violations yesterday. He is accused of failing to report dozens of gifts that included dinners, golf games and professional hockey tickets.
Coretta Scott King said to suffer stroke
Coretta Scott King, the 78-year-old widow of Martin Luther King Jr., was hospitalized and family friends said she had suffered a stroke. The family said she was resting comfortably and expressed thanks for the ''outpouring of care and support that's being sent from around the world."
Mother protest’s war outside Bush’s ranch
Sheehan, 48, of Vacaville, Calif., has been outside Bush's ranch for nearly two weeks demanding an accounting from the president on the war in Iraq.
Pope leaves for Germany
Pope Benedict left for Germany on August 18 on the first international trip of his pontificate, saying he was "very moved" to be flying back to his homeland.
The Pope, who was elected four months ago, will spend four days in Cologne to conclude celebrations of the Roman Catholic Church's World Youth Day.
London police error in Brazilian’s death
British police face acute embarrassment after leaked documents showed that a Brazilian killed on suspicion of being a suicide bomber was not trying to flee and was being overpowered when he was shot in the head at point-blank range.
The documents and images, which show him pausing to pick up a newspaper and using his ticket to get into the London underground railway system, contradict earlier police claims and witness statements.