Life after loss

A year after a crime that rocked the Columbia community, Columbia police Officer Corey Bowden talked Monday about the personal impact of the death of his wife, Officer Molly Bowden. For the past year, he says, he has learned to live with memories of her while rebuilding and moving toward the future.

Medicare Part D a problem for some

Some seniors switching to the new Medicare Part D drug benefit that took effect Jan. 1 are having problems filling prescriptions, prompting one Columbia pharmacist to call the transition “a train wreck.”

Where’s that snow shovel?

Snow sculptors, rejoice. A blanket of wet, packable snow is expected to accumulate in Columbia by this evening.

Edwards back with Chiefs

KANSAS CITY — Seventeen years after he was an intern with the Kansas City Chiefs, Herman Edwards is their head coach.

Dandridge stepping up

Walk into the Missouri Tigers basketball locker room after a game and many trends are noticeable.

Tigers’ McKinney soaring

Four years ago, Jimmy McKinney was considered a groundbreaking recruit at Missouri, an instinctive guard from St. Louis’ Public High League who could open doors as well as produce victories.

Kewpie senior leads team

In the Hickman Kewpies’ starting lineup, there is one sophomore who stands at 6’2. There are three juniors whose heights ranges from 6’2 to 6’5.

Nixon sues over ATV sales spin

Attorney General Jay Nixon sued the parent company of ProCycle on Monday over complaints of false promises and misrepresentation in their motorsport retail stores in Columbia and Springfield.

Groups strive to save quail

Missouri’s bobwhite quail population is declining, but the effort to restore its habitat is growing.

MU women ranked No. 24

Missouri’s Women’s basketball team entered the Associated Press Top 25 poll Monday, the first time since the Dec. 30, 1984, poll that Mizzou has made the wire-service Top 25.

Snow is a no show

Umbrellas, not snow shovels, were the weather tools of the day in Columbia on Tuesday.

A Gift from Ganesh

Sept. 7, or “Ganesh Chaturthi,” is an auspicious day for Hindus worldwide, marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, Lord Ganesh. It now has a deeper connection for the Columbia-area Hindu community as Lord Ganesh, “The Remover of all Obstacles,” decided to give them a present instead on that day.

Two-man race to replace DeLay

WASHINGTON — In a race framed by scandal, Republican Reps. Roy Blunt and John Boehner plunged into a campaign Sunday to succeed Tom DeLay as House majority leader.

Blunt plans state worker pay increase

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Matt Blunt plans to propose a 4 percent pay increase for most state employees to take effect later this year.

Tracking devices can help — and hurt

Tracking devices, such as the one former Columbia police officer Todd Smith allegedly placed in his ex-girlfriend’s car, are readily available on the Internet and are used for everything from monitoring teenagers’ driving habits to managing shipping fleets.

True/False prepares for bigger year

The recently renovated Tiger Ballroom in the historic Tiger Hotel will become the newest venue in the True/False Film Festival in Columbia, which takes place Feb. 23-26.

Columbia man, 19, shot while trying to halt fight

A 19-year-old Columbia man was shot in the foot Sunday morning while attempting to break up a fight involving a friend, according to the Columbia Police Department.

Rally raises awareness for midwifery bills

A spring-like day drew a large crowd of midwife supporters to a legalization rally Sunday at the Roger B. Wilson County Government Center in downtown Columbia.

Kewpies prevail

It was clear Hickman forward Byron Bundy was excited when he hit a jumper during the team’s pregame warm-up.

Bruins win with speed

The Rock Bridge boys’ basketball team was too quick for Poplar Bluff on Sunday. The cold sound of the ball clanking off the iron haunted the Mules while the Bruins were met with easy layups.