County rejects plans for gated community

Developers of a 46-home subdivision south of Columbia will not be permitted to create a gated community with private streets, the Boone County Commission decided Monday.

Mixed and Matched

Lupus Garrett gathers all kinds of things.

Kegs canned; tailgating party goes on

The afternoon before the first Missouri Tigers football game of the season, not a lot had changed for the tailgaters at Memorial Stadium parking lots. Tigers fans were still grilling bratwursts while kids tossed footballs around. And, people were still drinking beer.

Daniel-led Tigers ready for Racers

For the Missouri football team, it’s finally time to put that preseason practice into motion.

Tigers’ freshman hitter rises above early nerves

In the early moments of Julianna Klein’s first home game playing for Missouri on Tuesday night, she hit her first serve wide for an error. Minutes later, she had another error in her first attempt at a kill.

Hickman braces for dangerous receiver

Jerrell McDaniels is the best high-school wide receiver that Hickman football coach Jason Wright has ever seen.

Rock Bridge wins opener

Rock Bridge wasted no time on Thursday night demonstrating it is one of the top teams in the state.

Runner ends long recovery

Last year, Amanda Bales lost something she loved.

Strong teams feud in 8-team tourney

As the world’s best tennis professionals hit the hard courts for the second round of the U.S. Open in New York, Columbia will host its own major of sorts.

Forward back from leg injury

In the 27th minute of Thursday’s home opener against Rolla, Hickman goalie Brent Tegerdine cleared the ball from outside of the penalty box. The ball happened to land at the feet of forward Blaise Parker, and he scored the first goal in Hickman’s 2-1 win.

Rock Bridge dealt first loss of season

According to coach Joe Henderson, the Rock Bridge softball team had never defeated the Jefferson City Jays.

Hickman softball team depending on seniors

With four seniors leading the way, the Hickman softball team hopes that its experience will translate to wins this season.

Extra Points

Missouri freshman wrestler Max Askren is participating in the FILA Junior World Championships in Guatemala. He is competing in the 96-kilogram (211 pound) weight class. Askren’s older brother, Ben Askren, won the 2006 NCAA national title at 174 pounds.

Kewpies lose opener

It took 12 seconds for East St. Louis to score the first points in its football game against Hickman on Friday night.

MU hopes to keep fans in stands

The days of rushing the goal posts at Faurot Field will never be the same. Not that anyone would expect that kind of behavior on Saturday when MU opens its season against a Division I-AA opponent.

Attorney: Fire district near to settling lawsuits

JEFFERSON CITY — Several of the half dozen sexual harrassment and wrongful termination complaints filed against the embattled Boone County Fire Protection District are close to being settled, an attorney for the former employees said Thursday.

Missouri announces new execution plan

ST. LOUIS — The state of Missouri is defending its proposed procedures for executing condemned prisoners as humane and constitutional, saying the revised protocol would eliminate the need for a federal judge to monitor future executions.

Learning takes off

Blue and yellow dots speckled the sky as about 225 students and teachers from Columbia Independent School released balloons Thursday morning and imagined where they would end up.

Police to decide what’s too much

If you’re planning to tailgate before the game at Memorial Stadium, be sure you are not in possession of “excessive amounts of alcohol.”

‘Computer crime’ investigated

MU police are investigating a “computer crime,” described in their records as possession of child pornography, that occurred in Cramer Hall earlier this week.