Fracas after Twilight Festival ends with two teens' arrests

A fight involving about 150 teens leaving the Twilight Festival on Thursday night ended with the arrest of two teens, Columbia police said.

Budget for finding UM president dwindles as search continues

Five months after beginning a presidential search, MU has spent more than half the money allocated for the process and has not named a new leader.

After execution ruling, dates requested for 10 inmates

Four days after a federal appeals court ruling opened the way for restarting executions in Missouri, Attorney General Jay Nixon on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to set execution dates for 10 condemned inmates.

Missouri Theatre launches Hot Summer Nights series

The Missouri Theatre's Hot Summer Nights concert series begins Saturday with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra playing the “King of Swing: A Tribute to Benny Goodman.” The Pops Series continues with the annual Patriotic Pops concert, The 5th Dimension and ends with Art Garfunkel and the grand finale of the series on July 27.

Airport will succeed by economics

Unlike most of you, my experience with Columbia Regional Airport is not limited to the Veteran’s Salute Air Show and trying to catch a ride on Mesa Air to St. Louis or Kansas City. As of May 16, I am the newest member of the Airport Advisory Board. It says so on the Certificate of Commission signed by Darwin.

Seven on Sixth await city’s ruling on tax bills

A group of property owners along Sixth Street might be excluded from city tax bills intended to help cover the cost of improvements to the street that were made more than three years ago.

Training school broadens skills for firefighters

"Burn Building" exercises were part of the 75th Annual Summer Fire School and Midwest Wildfire Training Academy in Jefferson City, an MU extension program that offers continuing education to Missouri volunteer firefighters.

Owner decides to scratch billiard businesses

Columbia Billiards and Rack ’n’ Roll are nearing their final days.

Phil Spudich, owner of both pool halls, plans to sell the building that for 33 years has housed Columbia Billiards on Ninth Street. As for Rack ’n’ Roll on South Providence, he may lease that building to a prospective tenant in the restaurant business.

Man suspected of vandalizing memorial tree

MU police arrested one teenager after they said he chopped limbs off a memorial tree in Peace Park on Thursday evening.

From canines to classes, veterinarian joins board

The distinct smell of pet food and the sound of water trickling from a fish tank are part of the atmosphere at the veterinarian hospital, where owner Tom Rose holds his day job. Starting in July, he will begin serving on the Columbia School Board.

Residents say no to bio lab

Effort and cooperation are two words that describe the attitude of a group of Columbia residents who met to organize opposition to a proposed biological research lab.

Cool cash for buying air conditioner

A new city program allows Columbia residents to get rebates when they buy energy-efficient air conditioners.

The Dawning of Twilight

Parked among the Mid-Missouri Corvette Club’s Corvettes, Shari Emery’s powder blue 1964 Mustang stood out. The classic car was one of only a few Fords at the Twilight Festival, which was hosted by Chevrolet. “This was too good a party not to crash,” she said. The Twilight Car Night brought together Corvette enthusiasts and the Corvette Club from 6 to 8 p.m. in Flat Branch Park as part of Thursday evening’s Twilight Festival activities.

Bingham’s work awash with history

A new art exhibit put together by MU’s art and archaeology department features rarely seen works of George Caleb Bingham, one of Missouri’s most famous and important artists.

Interpretation of Bingham's “The Belated Wayfarers”

By the mid 19th century, manifest destiny, an imperialist policy that Americans were preordained to expand territory to bolster social, political and economic influences, was deeply entrenched in the country’s consciousness. Bingham, a vocal champion of industry and economic growth, often painted noble representations of the wayfarers or pilgrims that braved these daunting expeditions.

The Mightiest of all

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Teemu Selanne sat on the bench with tears in his eyes, remembering the days when the Anaheim Ducks were mighty in name only. After 14 seasons and various stops around the Western Conference, the Finnish Flash and the rest of his Ducks teammates are first-time Stanley Cup champions. Well, all except Scott Niedermayer, now a four-time winner of hockey’s most cherished prize.

Kansas City falls to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Fausto Carmona is putting himself in position to make the American League All-Star team.

Carmona won his seventh consecutive decision, leading the Indians over the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Thursday.

“The people picking the team are going to have to consider him,” Cleveland catcher Victor Martinez said. “He’s throwing the ball great.”

Cardinals draft seven prospects

ST. LOUIS — Intangibles beyond the raw numbers led the St. Louis Cardinals to select Oklahoma high school shortstop Pete Kozma with the 18th overall pick of the baseball draft on Thursday.

Royals use No. 2 pick on prep star

KANSAS CITY — There was pandemonium at the Mike Moustakas house.

The husky shortstop knew that setting California high school home run records had made him a hot topic among major league scouts. But not until his name was called on television Thursday afternoon did he know the Kansas City Royals would make him the No. 2 selection in baseball’s June draft.

Reds stop Cardinals

ST. LOUIS — After a miserable stretch, Kyle Lohse is dominating hitters. Lohse came within two outs of his second shutout in three starts and the Cincinnati Reds got home runs from Ken Griffey Jr., Edwin Encarnacion and Adam Dunn in a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.“It’s in there,” manager Jerry Narron said of Lohse. “Stuff-wise, he’s as good as anybody. We really feel like the worst is behind him.”