Moberly man shoots self in Columbia hotel

A Moberly man shot himself in the head in a hotel lobby near Columbia Mall on Sunday afternoon, Columbia police said.

Majority of game-day arrests made up of 18- to 22-year-olds

While students account for 16 percent of the crowd at MU’s home football games, 92 percent of those arrested at home games in the past two seasons have been between the ages of 18 and 22.

Number of alcohol violations decreases on MU campus

After two years of significant increases in the number of students arrested for violations of MU’s alcohol policy, the number of liquor-law violations on campus decreased by 25 percent in 2005, according to MU police.

A juicy art exhibit

Everyone has a few, but most people are just too polite to point them out to us: those words we use all the time, jumping at every opportunity to interject into conversation. Like “juicy.” As in, “This painting has so many layers; it’s so juicy.”

Grad student faces criticism for Web video

An MU graduate student is facing disciplinary action after he refused to remove a video from his Web site that shows three young women cursing and shooting each other with plastic dart guns.

Project prepares seniors for winter

MU students headed out in teams Saturday to winterize the homes of elderly, low-income Columbia residents in order to cut down on seniors’ energy costs.

Distance swimmers dig deep

Imagine swimming the last part of a 40-lap, 1,000-yard race. Your legs feel like they’re full of cement, and your body feels like it’s on fire. It’s not over yet, though. There’s still another race to swim later.

Fishing clinic designed to lure children to sport

An enthusiastic army of children equipped with fishing poles lined the south bank of Cosmo-Bethel Park Lake on Sunday afternoon to participate in a fishing clinic sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Chapter of Trout Unlimited.

Tigers focused on fitness

Center Kalen Grimes said it’s at about 65 to 70 percent. Forward Marshall Brown said it’s at about 80 to 85 percent. After Friday night’s game, coach Mike Anderson cautiously assessed his team’s fitness.

Walk-on kicker boots big

Driving down the field against Nebraska on Saturday, the Missouri football team looked to cut into the Huskers’ 24-point lead before halftime.

Johnson, Chiefs run past Rams in I-70 matchup

ST. LOUIS — After backing up pregame braggadocio about dealing out the hits rather than taking them, Larry Johnson had a lot more to say.

Queen of the ‘Golden Era’

‘I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England,” Elizabeth I told her troops before facing the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Look up for art

Behind the colorful awnings and elegant window displays of the shops and restaurants in downtown Columbia, more subtle beauty can be found.

Waiting game

It’s a rainy afternoon in McBaine. Inside Lucy’s Bar & Grill, a group of farmers and other residents takes advantage of the weather. They’re playing four-point pitch in the back of the restaurant, slapping cards down on an old wooden table, laughing and joking as hands sweep up tricks.

All these years, it’s been AD/HD?

They say that an earlier diagnosis of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder would have spared them disappointment, frustration and one of life’s most precious commodities: time.

Connecting Catholics

If not for the ketchup bottles and dirty silverware, the small globes of light adorning each table would give the room in Boone Tavern a celestial feel. The crowd quietly chatters until John Frymire, an assistant professor of history at MU, stands and brings the group to order.

Belief in brief: Pentecostalism

Pentecostalism’s enthusiastic approach to religious services, such as the occasional speaking in tongues, sets it apart from other Christian denominations.

Hospital celebrates 50 years

On a chilly October Thursday in 1987, Nancy and Randall Allen nervously waited to find out the condition of their newborn son. Only a week old and born three months premature, Benjamin had trouble breathing, his color was purple, and he was very weak.

Full voters guide 2006

Boone County voters go to the polls Tuesday to help decide a host of local, state and national races and issues. Here's you guide to everything on the ballot.

Voters guide: 9th District U.S. representative

Republican incumbent Kenny Hulshof, Democrat Duane Burghard, Progressive Party candidate Bill Hastings and Libertarian Steven Hedrick are running for Missouri’s 9th Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.