Culture videos get tentative home

For more than a year, Scott Wilson has kept busy in pursuit of his passion: video production. Wilson quit a job with Verizon that he’d held for 19 years to film and edit videos for the Missouri River Cultural Conservancy.

Cleaning his life's work

“It’s kind of depressing to be destroying all of these compounds,” Richard Loeppky said wistfully of the one-man cleanup he had undertaken in his former laboratory in MU’s Chemistry Building. “I remember the students who worked on each one with me as I do it.”

City renews Broadway Diner license

The patrons of the Broadway Diner won’t have to find a new haunt.

Rights commission plans support for grocer

Columbia’s Human Rights Commission agreed with a group of religious leaders and peace activists Tuesday night that the City Council ought to make a formal statement demanding that the FBI disclose the findings of its investigation into Columbia grocer Shakir Hamoodi. The Commission decided to ask Hamoodi’s permission before taking official action.

Man killed on U.S. 63 was walking home

Lot 140 of the Lenoir Street trailer park still has its lights on. A rug hangs over the back deck’s railing, and a strand of indoor Christmas lights shines from a front window.

DNA match leads to arrest in rape case

A match to DNA collected nine years ago has resulted in the arrest of a St. Louis man on charges he raped a 15-year-old girl in the bedroom of her family’s home in southwest Columbia.

Stem cell measure too close to call

Missouri voters were so torn between the promise of lifesaving cures and concerns about the moral and ethical implications of embryonic stem cell research that Amendment 2 was split nearly 50-50 at press time Tuesday night with more than 80 percent of reporting precincts casting ballots for and against the measure.

Missouri voters approve stem cell ballot measure

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri voters on Tuesday narrowly approved a state constitutional amendment protecting stem cell research.