Teaching tolerance

When Angela Howard was growing up, her father was adamant that she be aware of issues in the world around her. She would often listen to him and her uncle debate politics, and she was enamored of the variety of topics they discussed.

City police units to reunite

After seven years across the street, the Major Crimes Unit of the Columbia Police Department should be back under the roof of its headquarters at 600 E. Walnut St. by early summer.

Sparks fly as police chase car with no front tires

Sparks flew Wednesday night as a Columbia woman tried to escape arrest in a car with no front tires.

Church fair to address female spirituality

“Penelope Pursilla” will have something big to tell the women of Christian Chapel-Assembly of God Church tonight, presumably bigger than the red goofy hat she’ll be wearing.

Hickman High School forum-goers discuss Darfur crisis

The human rights crisis in Darfur was the topic of conversation Thursday evening at Hickman High School’s quarterly Speak Your Mind forum. Guest speakers led the discussion for students and teachers. The speakers included MU history professor Abdullahi Ibrahim, Westminster College history professor Sam Goodfellow and Julie VanMater, president of the MU chapter of STAND, a coalition of students against genocide.

Candidates discuss affordability of housing

A series of new questions faced City Council candidates at Thursday night’s candidate forum, sponsored by the Columbia Board of Realtors and the Boone County Smart Growth Coalition.

House passes bill to give journalists more legal rights

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri journalists would have a limited legal right to refuse to divulge their confidential sources under a measure passed overwhelmingly by Missouri’s House on Thursday.

Hogs wildly out of control

JEFFERSON CITY — Some 13 years ago, during an afternoon scouting trip in the southeast Missouri woods, hunter Allen Morris met his match.

Cable bill switches control of TV from city to state

JEFFERSON CITY — A bill that landed on Gov. Matt Blunt’s desk Thursday could drastically alter the way cable television service is offered to Missourians.

Jury resumes today in Midgyett trial

Travis Midgyett’s eyes, a central theme in the Carlos Kelly murder case, were fixed on the prosecuting attorney as he listened to him explain why those eyes would prove him guilty.

Wait over: MU faces Wyoming in WNIT

One, two, three, four.

Upset overshadows MU’s successful day

A shocking elimination overshadowed a solid performance by most of the Missouri wrestling team Thursday at the NCAA National Championships in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Prognosis is positive for MU linebacker

Missouri linebacker Brock Christopher got some great news Thursday, and it had nothing to do with football.

Freshman guides Tigers with poise and steady spirit

When Danielle Guider found herself with the unenviable task of following a fall on the balance beam last Friday at the Missouri gymnastics meet against Iowa, she did what every veteran is expected to do. She took a deep breath and hit a routine.

Pitching carousel

There were moments Thursday night when it seemed as though Missouri coach Tim Jamieson was changing pitchers simply for the sake of changing pitchers.

Tip from alert neighbor leads to arrests

A tip from a quick-thinking resident of the 6200 block of O’Neal Road led to the arrest of a Columbia couple Thursday.