The parking puzzle

Lori Hudson lives five minutes away from the MU campus, but in her daily commute to class she allots herself at least 45 minutes to find a parking space. Hudson parks in her assigned lot, the Trowbridge Livestock Center, then takes a shuttle bus to Brady Commons. There are some days, however, when Hudson, an MU student, has to abandon her quest to find a parking space.

MU policy blocks peer-to-peer file sharing networks

Students, faculty and staff using MU’s TigerNet campus network can no longer access peer-to-peer file sharing networks, often used to illegally download copyrighted media.

For state auditor, balance is keystone

The Vietnam War shaped a nation and a generation. It also shaped the future of Missouri’s new state auditor — then-6-year-old Susan Montee.

Gun fired at house; suspect in custody

Columbia police arrested a man on suspicion of firing multiple shots on the 800 block of North Ann Street early Sunday.

Accidents with cyclists, autos up from 2005

Sean Parkin, 19, was biking with a friend on Ponderosa Street near North Hampton Drive on the evening of Jan. 25. On his way home, he was struck by a car and was hospitalized with injuries.

Shouldering on

For the past two years, Hickman junior Drae Cox has arrived at the last match of the district wrestling tournament. And the past two years, Cox has fallen just short of realizing his state tournament aspirations.

Coach urges continued support

It was announced a couple of weeks ago as a sellout. The attendance was 15,061, at least according to the public address announcer at Mizzou Arena.

Missouri miserable after Iowa State avenges early losses

It took only about 30 minutes for the Missouri women’s basketball team to get away from Hilton Coliseum and leave behind its 76-68 loss to Iowa State on Sunday.

Falcon fascination

Falconers say that the more extravagant the name of the hawk, the better a hunter the bird will be. That’s why Jason Smith named his hawk Hadrian, after a Roman emperor.

Subdivision would push city to west

The westward expansion of Columbia will reach the edge of Perche Creek and increase pressure to extend West Broadway, if the City Council approves a proposed 141-home subdivision that would be known as The Overlook.

Businesses start petition, call for smoking ban vote

The doors to the Tiger Club closed an hour early Friday night. Owner Betty Hamilton said she got a call from the bartender who said the bar was empty. Hamilton said she had no doubt where her regular customers had gone.

Used vs. unused violins

Used vs. unused violins (w/ audio)

Miss Missouri is all smiles after national pageant

Sarah French picked out her evening dress and song for Monday’s Miss America talent competition with help from her grandfather. But just weeks before the pageant, he died.

Single contract aims to fix 800 bridges

JEFFERSON CITY — With one sweeping motion, the Missouri Department of Transportation is seeking to rectify a statewide safety concern.

Columbia, Boone look to FEMA for winter storm relief

Costs related to the January ice storms have piled up and Boone County is looking to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance.

Mo. farmers eligible for snow loans

JEFFERSON CITY — Farmers in 29 counties are eligible for loans to make up for agriculture losses in recent ice storms, Gov. Matt Blunt said Friday.

Confidence dwindling

Keon Lawrence is usually a talkative, engaging guy.

Gage family eager for his Super debut

A 13-year-old boy prepares to punt a rubber football as far as his leg can.

Complex expands

The public had its first chance to see MU’s renovated and expanded student-athlete center in an open house Friday afternoon.

Difficult day for Missouri

Missouri freshman Kaitlin Dunham is a fighter. At least that’s how Missouri women’s tennis coach Blake Starkey described her after Dunham’s come-from-behind victory against Arkansas’ Carly Dixon.