Baby sitter, friend held in infant shooting

The Columbia duo arrested in connection with the shooting of an 11-month-old baby in a mobile home on Saturday were being held in the Boone County Jail on Monday on multiple charges.

Bill would boost accessibility for elderly, disabled

JEFFERSON CITY — The elderly and people with disabilities could have a new avenue to improve handicapped accessibility in their homes if a proposed Senate bill passes.

Early hour of brain power at CIS

How do you teach virtue? How do you build character? How do you boost brain power? Columbia Independent School is trying to do all three, all before 8:25 a.m.

Bills on MOHELA sale draw support along party lines

JEFFERSON CITY — More than a month after Gov. Matt Blunt announced that he might call a special session to discuss legislation to sell part of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority’s assets, he has yet to mention it again.

Student bus route deemed success

Columbia Transit employees spent plenty of time talking to college students last year, and their effort seems to have paid off.

Valiant effort

The death of a thoroughbred racehorse is never less than heartbreaking. They’re magnificent athletes, bred to race, with muscular torsos perched on sinewy legs.

Extra points

Barry Bonds and the San Francisco Giants completed a $15.8 million, one-year contract Monday night after the slugger spent hours at the ballpark being examined by team doctors.

Jayhawks’ relentless defense stuffs Cornhuskers

LINCOLN, Neb. — Brandon Rush scored 20 points, Julian Wright added 17, and sixth-ranked Kansas used a 27-0 run in the first half to fuel a 76-56 blowout of Nebraska on Monday night.

Cramming for class

When Mamadou Badiane walked into his 9 a.m. advanced Spanish conversation class during the first week of class, he expected a full house of students, a bit groggy perhaps, but otherwise ready for the start of the winter semester.

Faces: Mark Drabenstott

After working to further economic understanding in America’s heartland, MU’s Mark Drabenstott will take his expertise to an international level as chairman of the Territorial Development Policy Committee in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. (The OECD uses the British spelling for “organization.”)

MU bankruptcy counseling is certified

The MU Office for Financial Success has become the first university-based program in the United States certified by the U.S. Trustee’s Office to offer financial counseling services to those considering bankruptcy.

Celebrating MLK

The sanctuary at St. Paul AME Church was filled with song and applause for most of the afternoon on Sunday as people gathered to celebrate the life and dream of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the community leaders who keep his legacy alive.

Precedents exist for city cable service

Columbia’s exploration of a municipal cable television system has it looking to replicate what only much smaller cities in the state have done before. Just three Missouri towns — Kahoka, Unionville and Poplar Bluff — offer municipal cable, and their subscribers combined equal less than a third of the number of potential Columbia customers.

Crashes and care

Tractor-trailers, boats, motor homes, school buses. If you can drive it and it’s wrecked, Perry/Legend Collision Repair Center will try to fix it.

Braider helps bereaved horse owners

When Ann Phillips’ 29-year-old horse Skipper died two years ago, it was as if she had lost a friend. The two had spent 24 years together, going on trail rides and entertaining children from her church.

Advocates to speak on struggle for peace

Two men, once enemies in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, are now united in a struggle for peace. Shimon Katz, an Israeli, and Sulaiman Al Hamri, a Palestinian, are part of an organization called Combatants for Peace, founded by former Israeli and Palestinian fighters, that is committed to negotiating a non-violent solution to the conflict. They will speak together at noon Tuesday in Stotler Lounge in Memorial Union at MU.

Blunt's, Nixon's numbers are out of context

JEFFERSON CITY — Republican Gov. Matt Blunt proclaims Missouri is “strong, prosperous and vibrant.”

Standouts step aside

In the first two minutes of the Missouri women’s basketball game Sunday against Colorado, senior EeTisha Riddle had already picked up her first foul.

Huggins lauds K-State fans after victory

Missouri wasn’t the only Big 12 Conference team blessed with a large home crowd Saturday.

Imperfect victory

For perfectionists like the Missouri wrestlers, a 31-11 win isn’t good enough.