Columbia teen dies following collision

A Columbia teenager died Friday at University Hospital from injuries he sustained in a two-vehicle collision Monday evening.

Group promotes Columbia’s art culture

Devlin jurors will come from another county

A judge in a rural Missouri county ruled Thursday that accused kidnapper Michael Devlin will have jurors selected from another county in his trial for the alleged kidnapping of 13-year-old Ben Ownby.

Patrolling the Twilight Festival

Columbia police Officer Brad Anderson marched down Ninth Street with a friendly smile during Thursday’s Twilight Festival.

“We are here more for show. It’s really good PR,” Anderson said. “You are more approachable to citizens on foot patrol.”

Bill extends availability of low-wage student labor

Missouri tourism businesses looking to retain low-wage student labor longer in the summer got their wish Monday, said Otto Fajen, legislative director for Missouri National Education Association.

Summer is the time to rediscover native plants

Tim Reinbott, superintendent of Missouri Bradford Research and Extension, wants Missourians to rediscover native plants.

Six arrested in two suspected drug incidents

Six people were arrested in two different incidents involving suspected sales of crack cocaine on Thursday in Columbia.

New school planning committees get started

In July, members of the planning committees for the two new schools will visit the Kansas City area to see how other districts are building schools.

Johnson, Chiefs far apart on contract

Pro Bowl running back Larry Johnson says he’s ready to sit out the Chiefs’ training camp to resolve his request for a new contract, The Kansas City Star reported Thursday.

I-70 series comes to close in longest game of season

Ryan Ludwick bears some responsibility for the longest game of the season in the major leagues, striking out as a pinch hitter with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning.

Adcock finishes first in decathlon

MU freshman Nick Adcock raced into first place in the Junior USATF Championships men’s decathlon Thursday night. As he crossed the finish line of the 1,500 meters with the clock at 4 minutes, 49.77 seconds, Adcock gained 620 points.

Acrobatic athletes

Anybody who says that acrobatic gymnastics is not a sport has never seen the Columbia Acro and Tumbling Team practice in the Hearnes Center Fieldhouse.

Democrats must oppose Iraq war

Letter sent to Senator McCaskill: I donated time and money towards your election, and am upset with your votes on Iraq war funding. When I met with you at your office opening, I registered my disapproval of your rejection of the Feingold amendment which set a withdrawal timetable. You have since compounded the problem by giving Bush continued war funding with no withdrawal timetable and meaningless benchmarks which can be waived.

Teen suspected of pawn shop burglary

Columbia police arrested a teen they said burglarized a north Columbia pawn shop early Thursday morning.

More legal aid for MU students

Rachel Anderson is keeping her fingers crossed. The Missouri Student Association president proposed that MU’s Student Legal Services not only offer legal advice to students, but also represent them.

Fit for patrol duty

Boone County sheriff’s deputies are about to shed the coffee-and-doughnuts stereotype, along with a few extra pounds. Sheriff Dwayne Carey is planning to implement a physical fitness program that would require patrol deputies to either step up or step down.

Blood donors urgently needed

A blood shortage in some cities in Missouri and Illinois has prompted the American Red Cross to hand out T-shirts to donors through the end of July.

Watershed hearing brings up issues

The Boone County Planning and Zoning Commission received mixed reviews of the Bonne Femme Watershed Plan at a public hearing Thursday. The Bonne Femme watershed is an ecosystem of streams and caves. Some landowners in the area want to develop it.

Spiritual, informational uses of dreams focus of workshop

The path to spiritual growth may be your dreams, and two Columbia women hope to teach people how to harness their power.

Board of Education to discuss making school year-round

A year-round school calendar is one way Darin Preis, vice president of the Columbia Board of Education, thinks outside the box.