Warmer weather brings out feral cats

Ah, the caterwauling on a chilly night that keeps you up till dawn, the trash scattered from torn garbage bags spewed on your lawn. The joys of the unfriendly Columbia feral cats are here once again, particularly with warmer weather approaching. But the nuisance extends beyond their presence and is starting to raise questions of safety and hygiene.

Police are looking for this woman in Kelly homicide investigation

Police released a photo Tuesday of a woman they say might have information regarding the slaying of Carlos Kelly.

Young Kewpies learn from loss

Hickman track and field hosted Jefferson City Tuesday afternoon in the first junior varsity dual of the season. Although the Jays came out ahead in most events, the Kewpies were encouraged with the start.

Kemper Awards: William Kerwin

English professor William Kerwin was the fourth of five MU instructors presented this week with a $10,000 check from MU Chancellor Brady Deaton and Jim Schatz of Commerce Bank. The two awarded Kerwin the William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence on Tuesday.

Man gets 7 years for hurting infant son

A Columbia man was sentenced to seven years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to one count of second-degree assault in connection with injuries his infant son sustained in April 2005.

Expansion of fire board wins with 85% of vote

Boone County voters passed a referendum to expand the Boone County Fire Protection District board to five members from three Tuesday. They also elected Shelly Dometrorch to the board to replace 12-year member Myrtle Rapp, who is retiring.

'06 Poll crawl

For Lillian Morris, working the polls isn’t just a way to earn a little cash or help out her community. It’s also a chance to spend a very long day with fellow pollworker Bill Malone.

Students scarce at polling places

Election officials at a municipal polling place in Memorial Union, at the heart of the MU campus, said they had not seen a single student voter as of midafternoon Tuesday.

Mom denies slain man’s involvement with drugs

Although Columbia police say the beating death of Carlos Kelly last week was drug-related, the victim’s mother said Monday that her son did not seem to be involved with drugs since his release from prison last fall.

City approves annexation of 118 acres for subdivision

The Columbia City Council ended six months of debate Monday night, approving 6-1 the annexation of a 118-acre tract east of Howard Orchard Road.

Legislation would penalize universities for letting in undocumented immigrants

Public universities would no longer be able to look the other way in admitting undocumented immigrants under a bill proposed in the Missouri House.

Judge rules protesters to be allowed at air show

Demonstrators will be free to hand out leaflets and carry protest signs at the annual Memorial Day air show following a federal court ruling that solidifies a temporary decision covering last year’s event.

Preparing for the vote

CAN I VOTE? You must be a registered voter in Boone County to cast a ballot in today’s election.

Past, present and future: a rundown of immigration law

Tribune columnist takes job in Springfield

Columbia Daily Tribune columnist and KFRU/1400 AM radio host Tony Messenger announced Monday that he will leave his jobs later this month to work as the Springfield News-Leader’s editorial page editor.

Photojournalist refuses to release O’Neal pictures

A Columbia Daily Tribune photographer who was taking pictures at the voluntary practice last summer where MU football player Aaron O’Neal collapsed said in a deposition Monday that she will not turn over the photographs she took that day. Attorneys for both sides are seeking those photos in the wrongful death suit.

Kemper awards go to Paul Miceli, Thomas Phillips and Joan Hermsen

Physics professor Paul Miceli was surprised to see MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, Provost Brian Foster and Jim Schatz of Commerce Bank walk into one of Miceli’s advanced graduate-level classes on Monday morning.

Seniors push Kewpies to dominating victory

Seniors Kelsey McClure and Kim Foster were all smiles as they jogged off the soccer field after a 6-1 win over Helias (3-3-1) Monday night. Both Hickman girls matched their scoring totals from last year, scoring three goals apiece in the Kewpies’ seventh game of the season.

Kewpies are second at Columbia Classic

High school golfers from throughout the state met in Columbia on Monday to compete in the Columbia Classic. Hickman and Rock Bridge host this annual tournament.

Bruins bats come alive in victory over Mexico

The intensity was back and so were the bats for the Rock Bridge baseball team.