March brings dads into the equation

As parents and their children lined up outside Benton Elementary School on Wednesday morning, Charles Neville stood out.

Memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. restored

Eliot Battle remembers the original dedication of the city’s memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. as exhilarating.

Parents warn drivers to 'slow down'

Watch out. They’re small. They’re moving fast. They’re carrying backpacks. And they might not be watching for us.

Ancient philosophy sparks new film

Thirty years ago, Bob Dyer of Boonville began casting coins to find direction in the “I Ching,” an ancient Chinese book. As a response to his experiences and the images he drew from them, he began writing poems.

County reports West Nile case

A Sturgeon resident is the first probable case of West Nile virus in Boone County this year, Health officials said Wednesday.

Student robbed on Hitt Street; MU police seek two suspects

A female student was robbed Tuesday night on the sidewalk east of the Hitt Street parking garage, MU police said.

Opinions differ on minimum wage

JEFFERSON CITY — Researchers presented contrasting predictions Wednesday over whether a ballot proposal to raise Missouri’s minimum wage would result in economic prosperity or ruin for businesses and low-income workers.

Tiger Spot still not blotted out

MU officials had hoped that when returning students crossed Lowry Mall this week they would not have to encounter the cracked, faded eyesore that is Tiger Spot.

Defense in murder trial attempts to shift blame

The state rested its case against a man charged with the murder of a 77-year-old Columbia woman Wednesday after just over a day of presenting evidence in court.

Dirt bike in fatality was stolen

The teenage dirt bike driver who was struck and killed on Highway 63 last weekend was driving a stolen bike, Columbia police said Wednesday.

Lineup changes at DE spot

When the week began, the competition for the final starting spot at defensive end was turning into one of the Missouri football team’s most intriguing sidenotes.

Fishing fraternity

Stink bait, consisting mostly of rotten cheese and chicken blood, is not intended for human consumption. That is precisely why eating it becomes a great bet on a boring day at Tombstone Tackle. When the temperature gets extreme, the regulars at the bait and tackle shop on Business Loop 70 West retreat indoors. The shop becomes more of a frat house than a fishing store.

Bruins start promising new season

Though she refused to comment on her expectations for her team, Rock Bridge volleyball coach Beth Newton said that the squad will be worth watching.

Kelly advances in U.S. Amateur play

Missouri senior John Kelly completed a stirring comeback with a par on the 17th hole to close out Daryl Fathauer, 3 and 1, in his first match of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.

Edwards says he’s learned from tough season

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carl Edwards has gone from one of NASCAR’s golden boys to one of the sport’s “bad boys,” struggling on the track and tangling with fellow drivers such as Dale Earnhardt Jr. off it.

Mulder roughed up by Mets in return

NEW YORK — Steve Trachsel wasn’t happy. And he was the winning pitcher.

Royals blow nine-run lead in loss

KANSAS CITY — The Cleveland Indians allowed 10 runs in the first then rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 15-13 Wednesday night when Ryan Garko and Hector Luna hit run-scoring singles in the 10th inning.

Sounds of school

Despite bus problems, the students, teachers and staff of Oakland Junior High were able to start the school year with a positive outlook.