As a 14-year-old who sometimes had trouble sleeping, Timothy Lopez lay in bed at night reading law books to try and make himself fall asleep. It didn’t work: He found the material fascinating. Now he’s 28 and scheduled to graduate from Columbia College on Saturday with a degree in criminal justice, the first member of his family to graduate from college.
ST. LOUIS — A pair of University of Missouri System curators on Thursday called for greater oversight of campus athletics amid continuing fallout over the botched resignation of former MU men’s basketball coach Quin Snyder.
Three MU researchers are expanding their research into a noninvasive, needle-free method of detecting breast cancer.
JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri House passed a bill Thursday that would require Missourians to show a state or federally issued photo identification card to vote.
The scene at A.L. Gustin golf course could not have been more contradictory. Framed by dank, slate clouds and rolling, green hills, Hickman golf coach Clark Swisher stood beaming, with a hunk of polished wood tucked under one arm.
JEFFERSON CITY — The governor’s plan to use the profits expected from a college loan sale ran into a couple of serious glitches just one day before the state’s deadline for approving a final spending plan.
A growing county and a wider range of services are putting a strain on County Collector Pat Lensmeyer and her five-person staff.
Completing a triathlon can be grueling. Tackling three sports at once for the first time, with no time to rest between events, can seem like a brief lapse in sanity. However, it can be addicting to conquer the challenges that each race holds, constantly pushing beyond perceived limits.
When he is at the plate, John McKee doesn’t move out of the way.
Rock Bridge pitcher Erik Darkow leans at the waste awaiting the call from the catcher during the Bruins’ practice on Tuesday. He shakes off the first call, then nods to the second. His 6-foot-5 frame takes a big stride from the mound as his hand comes around with a semi sidearm throw. The only sound is the ball smacking the catcher’s mitt.
The Rockhurst lacrosse team has demolished plenty of opponents this season.The Hawklets are 21-0 and ranked No. 1 in the LaxPower state poll. They have scored in double digits in all of their games and won 16 times by 10 or more goals. Things were no different when they beat Hickman 14-2 on April 25. But the Kewpie defense left a lasting impression on the Hawklet coaching staff.
JEFFERSON CITY — More people would have to register as sex offenders, and more information about the offenders — such as their vehicle license plate and where they work — would be available to the public under legislation the Senate passed Thursday.
The MU telehealth program, which helps people with brain injuries receive care from people closer to them, matched 70 traumatic brain-injury patients from rural communities with clinicians who received training from neuropsychologists through video teleconferencing
As in summers past, films will be screened at Flat Branch Park. By ALYSSA APPELMAN firstname.lastname@example.org The disappearance of drive-in theaters in recent years has made it difficult to enjoy the tradition of watching movies outdoors. But Columbians have another option beginning tonight, when the 2006 Flat Branch Outdoor Cinema Series debuts with a showing of “Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit.” The movie will be shown at Flat Branch Park at Fourth and Cherry streets. The series will continue throughout the summer with three more movies planned for June, July and August. In addition to “Wallace ...
Columbia Police released a sketch Thursday of one of the men suspected of stealing a car at gunpoint from a man at a Columbia car wash Wednesday afternoon.
Without taking any warmup shots, Landon Willett lines up on the first tee at the Country Club of Missouri. Only five seconds after setting up, he swings, his arms moving like the pendulum of a grandfather clock.
HOUSTON — Roy Oswalt pitched eight strong innings and Lance Berkman drove in three runs to lead the Houston Astros to a 5-4 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
A stroll down Broadway reveals “for lease” or “for sale” signs in prominent store fronts that once were full of products or mannequins wearing the latest fashions.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins finally are showing signs of pitching to their potential.
Bill Dickey silently celebrated two years ago when the MU Greek community added “sexual orientation” to its anti-discrimination clause.