Saddlebred stud seeks young mare.

On a balmy morning in late March, Columbia horse breeder Jim Stewart enters his eggshell and cobalt-colored fiberglass shed that serves as a stable to check his business’ newest addition.

DNA does not match suspect, expert says

The DNA expert who analyzed evidence from the crime scene where Carlos Kelly was slain last year told jurors on Wednesday that test results did not match the DNA collected from the man on trial for killing Kelly.

Blunt reports free out-of-state trips

Gov. Matt Blunt received nearly $21,500 in free out-of-state travel last year for trade missions, conferences and other business.

Heavier traffic enforcement this month

The Columbia Police Department has planned special traffic enforcement around the city just in time for graduation ceremonies.

Woman enters young driver’s car, demands money

A young woman was robbed Tuesday afternoon when another woman jumped in her car and demanded cash.

Student and mentor

April 3 was a difficult day for Stacey Gelina. She and her three children were supposed to be welcoming her husband’s unit back to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina that night.

Medicaid bill still in hearings as session nears the end.

With two weeks left in the 2007 General Assembly session, a committee vote on the bill to restructure Medicaid has been delayed until Tuesday at the earliest, committee chairman Rep. Robert Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, said during a hearing Wednesday.

Dancer moves to a new stage

Mary Rotella rose from her desk and ran down the hall. There wasn’t an emergency. No one was hurt. There was no fire — it was just a moment to be with her students.

Columbia’s future hangs on real jobs

When William Fruth came to town in November to give a presentation on the economic future of Columbia and Boone County, he perplexed the audience with his research findings and insight.

Woman selected as new director for agriculture

Gov. Matt Blunt has nominated a 29-year-old to be the first female Agriculture Director in Missouri history.

Murder interrogation posted on Web

“Have you ever had the cops in your face?” That’s the question posed in a video Bill Ferguson posted on the popular Web site YouTube last week.

Extra Points

The Missouri softball team jumped three spots to 18th in the nation in Softball poll after splitting with seventh-ranked Baylor over the weekend.

Results due on private vs. public proposal

The trophy cases at Belle High School are crammed with reminders of past athletic glories. By any measure, the awards represent a sizable haul for a school with a shade more than 300 students.

Kewpies rule with LaRue

After two consecutive ties between the Rock Bridge and Hickman girls soccer teams, something had to give. That something was Kewpies freshman Katie LaRue, fresh from the junior varsity ranks.

Stem cells

Fourth Amendment rights also extend to high schools

Student rights? What are those? Imagine you’re a student at a local high school, wandering down the hallway and a police officer orders you to the ground while a drug dog sniffs you out. Is that abiding by student rights? A growing number of schools across the nation are subjecting their students to these kinds of actions. These schools are clearly violating their students’ Fourth Amendment rights.

Clarification deserves dominant placement

Thursday, April 27th’s edition of the Missourian ran a piece titled “Changes Afoot for Diversity Bill,” which discussed the Emily Brooker Intellectual Diversity Act, also known as House Bill 213. The following passage is excerpted from the article. It states:

Immigration issues have no quick fix

Where are all the bees going? These members of the insect family Apoidea with broad bodies and four wings are communitarian colonists that gather nectar and pollen.