A tragic drowning accident at Johnson Shut-Ins State Park over the weekend.
Around 3 PM Sunday, investigators say that six-year-old Kira Dempsey was trapped under a log in the Black River. She was eventually pulled from the water, but died at a nearby hospital a short time later.
Police say she was swimming in the river when she got trapped.
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri is expecting fewer freshman this fall compared to last year.
A memo from Ann Korschgen, the university's vice provost for enrollment management, and Barbara Rupp, director of admissions, estimates freshman enrollment this fall at 6,165 based on current deposits. That's a drop of nearly 480 from last year.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that officials say the university has anticipated the drop in freshmen as the number of high school students in Missouri and the Midwest declines.
Deposits from out-of-state students also dropped by 61 this year, but that number is still up 423 from two years ago.
There is a fourth confirmed case of a serious stomach illness in Missouri.
The Department of Health and Senior Service announced another person has contracted Cyclospora. Cyclospora is a single cell parasite that is often contracted by people after they eat food contaminated with feces.
The CDC has been brought in with the investigation to determine the source of the illness. In other states Cyclospora has been tied to salad mixes from a Mexican farm.