A home for the holidays

Halfway down Andy Street in northeast Columbia, the road looks like a dead end. The pavement remains unfinished and a brown Dumpster sits across from two modest houses. The unfinished subdivision looks more like an abandoned project than an ongoing construction site.

Head-on crash claims life of 34-year-old man

A Columbia woman faces charges of involuntary manslaughter after the SUV she was driving struck a car early Sunday and killed the driver. Columbia police believe the woman was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

One-car accident on Old 63 kills man, injures passenger

A 21-year-old Columbia man was killed early Sunday, police say, when the pickup truck he was driving left the road and struck a metal barrier and trees.

Internet monitoring rule raises concerns

A new law enforcement tool to monitor e-mail and Internet traffic could cost MU and Columbia’s colleges the price of an extra server or two — or millions — while raising new concerns over privacy.

Club seeks recycling incentives

Columbia residents should have more incentive to recycle beverage bottles and cans rather than chuck them onto the street or send them to the landfill, members of the Sierra Club say.

Shaping a profession

Marcia Shannon has three passions: her family, education and swine. A native of Red Oak, Iowa, Shannon grew up on her family’s generations-old farm raising hogs, cattle and row crops. Ventures in 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs sparked her early interest in agriculture — a passion that would make Shannon a minority throughout her education and into her career.

GRE to change format, emphasis

The Graduate Record Examination, an entrance exam taken by thousands of prospective graduate students nationwide, will undergo its first major change in its 55-year history next October.

Author will speak on educational inequalities

Forty years ago, Jonathan Kozol was fired from his first teaching job after reading a book by black poet Langston Hughes to his fourth-grade class.

Wait pays off for volleyball team

After almost 20 minutes of waiting, the Missouri volleyball team received the news it was hoping to hear.

Tigers women’s basketball team earns tournament championship

The Missouri women’s basketball team defeated Pittsburgh 69-60 to win the Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday.

Chiefs pick apart Patriots

KANSAS CITY — It’s time for people to start taking notice when Greg Wesley makes bold predictions.