UPDATE: Audio Slideshow – Suspect Sought In Shots Fired Near Oakland Park Aquatic Center

In the latest coverage of a reported shooting outside a community pool in Columbia, Mo., I gathered community reactions in an audio slideshow. The goal of this extended multimedia coverage is to extend the shelf life of this story.

[youtube:http://youtu.be/YhlIYUEJJTE%5D

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A Taboo-ed Relationship: Caleb Hoke and Allison Braun

By Barbara Maningat

Society has an array of unwritten rules for dating relationships – but for Caleb Hoke and Allison Braun, defying some of these general practices has come naturally. Hoke, a sophomore photojournalism major, and Braun, a senior majoring in English and women studies, live together in a one-bedroom apartment in downtown Columbia. They met after a Mizzou LGBTQ Resource Center event Hoke’s freshman year and have been together for just over one year. Hoke leads a transgender discussion group with the Resource Center and Braun helps more with event logistics and training. Despite the age difference, the couple says they’re practically the same person because they spend so much time together and share a sarcastic sense of humor. Although Braun graduates in May, they plan on sticking together.

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbh4XycdZw%5D

Mizzou softball seniors leading the team by example

By Barbara Maningat and Kelsie Heneghan

With 10 freshmen on the Missouri softball team, the Tigers look to seniors Ashley Fleming and Kristin Nottelmann for leadership.

Coach Ehren Earleywine has not asked either of the players to step-up, but his seniors have taken charge with the motto, “lead by example.” As the team’s 2011 top hitter, Fleming leads with her bat and offensive skills. Nottelmann, a pitcher, shows how to have grace and poise as the No. 2 starter.

Freshmen Kelsea Roth and Corrin Genovese have taken notice and hope to help the seniors return to the Women’s College World Series in their final season.

*I took photos, gathered audio, wrote script and edited this piece

[vimeo:http://vimeo.com/36986752%5D

View the audio slideshow on KBIA Sports Extra