Traffic to be tracked by cell phones

Missouri officials will soon use data from cell phone signals to monitor traffic congestion, average vehicle speed and travel time, in a program that is the first statewide effort to monitor such patterns.

Shootout showcases Budinger’s versatility

ST. LOUIS — La Costa Canyon senior Chase Budinger may not have been dressed for the weather, but he was certainly ready to play basketball.

Downed at Davidson

For Quin Snyder, Melvin and Marcus Watkins, it was a homecoming.

Askren keeps dominating

Dominating is the best way to describe the first 16 matches of MU wrestler Ben Askren’s junior season. In each of those matches, Askren has completely controlled his opponent and earned a victory.

Scientists’ research explains snowflakes

Never mind what Lucy Van Pelt says: There is no evidence to suggest that February snowflakes taste better than those that fall in December.

Power options open for Ameren

Ameren Corp. is considering a range of options for generating new electrical power, from a new nuclear plant at its Callaway County site to wind-generated power or a new coal-fired facility. It hopes to decide within three years.

A touch of grace

A few students wait outside Lee Expressive Arts Elementary School, the color of their jackets more varied than holiday lights that decorate nearby houses. Students inside press hands or faces to the glass doors, watching for their rides. A horn honks, and a well-bundled elementary student hurries out.

Man charged with burglary

A Mexico, Mo., man arrested for a probation violation Tuesday now faces charges in connection with a home invasion last month in the Trails West subdivision.

Volunteer advocates sworn in

With two short pledges, eight volunteers made a weighty promise Wednesday afternoon.

12 great thoughts for Christmas

Snow, snow, snow

Dennie Pendergrass, chief of operations for the Columbia Public Works Department, said crews have been working hard since late last night to clear city streets. Nearly all of the 17 plow and salt trucks have been out since 1 a.m., he said.

Snow leads to closed schools, slippery roads

The first measurable snowfall of the season closed area schools and contributed to numerous accidents during the morning commute.