Drivers avoiding ambulance create three-car accident

A pregnant woman was taken to a local hospital Thursday morning after a three-car accident at Stadium Boulevard and Providence Road, police said.


A few miles outside Malta Bend, Harold Thompson farms the land he has been on for more than 40 years. Some years he plants more soybeans than corn on his 2,000 acres, sometimes not, but he always tries to rotate his crops for the sake of the soil.

Ethanol is one alternative to fossil fuels in America’s current push for renewable power.

Teen dies when SUV swept away by floods

EXCELSIOR SPRINGS — A 16-year-old Excelsior Springs girl died after the vehicle she was driving through a flooded crossing was swept into a creek.

Police search for perpetrator in the shooting of two men

Columbia Police were looking this morning for a man they say shot two men in front of a downtown bar. One of the men was identified in a statement by MU basketball coach Mike Anderson as junior DeMarre Carroll, who joined the team last season.


Home defense rights fortified

Under a bill signed into law by Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday, the families of people who were killed while invading a home would have no legal recourse.

MU ranked 88th in U.S. News university list

Public universities are falling behind their private counterparts, according to the popular but controversial ranking system by U.S. News & World Report. MU was ranked No. 88 on the latest list of “Top National Universities.”

DWI testing loophole shut by new law

ST. LOUIS — A law signed by Gov. Matt Blunt this week closes a loophole that allowed some drivers to avoid drunken driving charges because of the way tests were administered in emergency rooms.

Scholar offers antidote to virtual violence

Science and religion don’t seem to be getting along much these days, at least in the West. From stem-cell research, to evolution, to the role of religion in society, some scientists and churchgoers are finding themselves on opposite sides of the issues.

Ambassadors make Fourth a family night

With the sounds of old-school R&B in the background, representatives from the First Ward Ambassadors did not let the threat of a shower keep the portable grill off Trinity Place. After a short drizzle, the smell of hot dogs drew both adults and children out.

Battle of Bands money to fight muscular dystrophy

True/False fest gets new headquarters

As an organizer of the popular True/False Film Festival, David Wilson is at home in the festival’s new office. “I feel like I’m in a ’40s detective movie,” he said.

Science education boosted by grant

A recent $750,000 grant to the MU School of Medicine will bring state-of-the-art technology to Columbia and St. Louis public schools.

Movie memories

Thirty-five years later, the two actors entered the same church and greeted a crowd of more than 100 people — more than historic Arrow Rock’s population, which is estimated between 50 and 80 people.

History is history to youngsters

Young people today are bright and energetic. They have fantastic technological abilities, able to handle the Internet with few, if any problems.

Free speech at air show applies to all

The public’s view of the rights to free speech and expression as defined by the First Amendment ranges the entire gamut of beliefs.

Harvest onions, garlic now to enjoy over winter

It will soon be time to harvest the alliums, particularly onions and garlic. Their storage longevity varies and one is challenged to make use of these food essentials in ways that exploit their goodness.

Columbia golfer earns first berth in Senior Open

Dee Sanders thought he had come just short of an invitation to the U.S. Senior Open. Hoping to join the 156-man field, Sanders made the trip to Kansas City for the qualifier at Oakwood Country Club.

Four-miler starts Columbia’s celebration

Runners from as far away as Utah and Idaho joined Columbia residents Wednesday for the annual Parley Pratt Memorial 4-Mile run.