Police release photo of men they want to question in shooting

Columbia police are looking for two men they believe may have information about a shooting Thursday outside of Club Tropicana in downtown Columbia.

Program promotes reading through forensic science

Participants of the summer reading program “Get a Clue!” had to solve the case of Mr. Owl's disappearance from the Columbia Public Library.

New abortion law requires many clinics to remodel, costing more than $1 million

Missouri abortion providers will face new regulations for their clinics and new restrictions on teaching sex education classes.

Biofuel company allowed to solicit investors for new ethanol plant

A Liberal-based biofuel company has been given the go-ahead by federal regulators to begin soliciting investors for a new ethanol plant to be built near Nevada.

Day lily designer

Julia Semon is a day lily enthusiast and one of the more than 140 people who belong to the Central Missouri Hemerocallis Society, which is holding its annual day lily show Saturday in the Friends Room at Columbia Public Library.

Tax cuts approved on Social Security

Speaking at a signing ceremony at Lenoir Woods retirement community Thursday, Gov. Matt Blunt praised lawmakers for cutting taxes on senior citizens’ Social Security benefits.

GPS to be installed in buses

Beginning this coming school year, GPS devices are being installed on all 170 school buses in Columbia. They will be ready before school picks up in August.

Mushroom madness

The first Mushroom Festival will be held in Bugtussel this weekend, beginning at 9 a.m. today and continuing through Saturday at The Mushroom Farm.

Peace Park event to tie in with ‘Live Earth’ show

This Saturday will be a monumental day for environmental awareness in Columbia and across the globe. In conjunction with the worldwide “Live Earth” celebration, the Columbia Climate Change Coalition will cosponsor “Local ‘Live Earth’” in Peace Park on Saturday.

July 7th fireworks

While most other fireworks sellers were watching sales wind down from yet another Independence Day on Thursday, John Kemp was getting ready for his own, belated blast.

Chicken donated to food bank

Tyson Foods and the Central Missouri Food Bank have cooked up a juicy deal to help feed the hungry.

Bullet holes found in duplexes

Amid late-night fireworks, residents of two duplexes south of Columbia didn’t hear the bullets that hit their houses late Wednesday night.

Police look for shooting suspect

Columbia police were looking for a man Thursday they said shot MU basketball player DeMarre Carroll and a 23-year-old man at a downtown nightclub early Thursday morning.

Congress, Bush must act now

More mistakes of President Bush. One: He said he would veto any bills trying to regulate oil prices, as this would be price fixing. Wake up, Mr. President.

Language limits means to equality

The U.S. Supreme Court has made its decision. Race cannot be a factor in deciding how schools select which students may or may not attend.

Double plays key for Cardinals

Adam Wainwright carried a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning and Juan Encarnacion hit a three-run home run in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 3-2 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday night.

Greinke a Royal relief

Perhaps Zack Greinke’s moody, restless talents have finally found their niche.

Rock Bridge grad places in national rodeo

MU wrestlers get new assistants

Missouri wrestling coach Brian Smith named Shawn Charles and Lee Pritts as assistant coaches Thursday. Smith also named former MU wrestler Ben Askren as a volunteer assistant to the team for the upcoming season.