Wedding guests sent to jail for fighting at reception

Six people were sent to jail after a fight outside of a suburban St. Louis wedding reception during the weekend.

Former Mo. Supreme Court judge joins St. Louis law firm

Former Supreme Court Judge Ronnie White has joined a St. Louis law firm specializing in personal injury cases.

MU faculty hiring restricted for ’07-’08

If MU faculty want higher salaries, the university will have to forgo filling 20 to 30 faculty positions for the 2007-08 school year, and possibly beyond, under a three-year financial plan announced Monday.

Potential elementary school site selected

Twenty acres near Waco and Brown Station roads in northeast Columbia will be the likely site of another elementary school for Columbia Public Schools.

Flat Branch Park enters next redevelopment phase

The Roots ’n Blues festival this Sept. 7-8 is bringing more than music to Columbia; it’s also the planned opening of the second phase of Flat Branch Park’s redevelopment.

$400 million agricultural loss from April

While the search for summer peaches was expected to be difficult after a crippling April freeze, the economic effects are just now coming into focus.

Abduction suspect won’t face kidnapping charge

A Columbia man accused of abducting his girlfriend’s daughter in April won’t face a kidnapping charge. A judge dismissed the charge against Troy Daye, 35, in connection with the disappearance of 3-year-old Ny-Toria Kelton.

Drunk driver sentenced to three years in prison

Susan Duckworth cried as she described the hardship she has experienced since March 27, 2006, the night Ben Miller, of Matthews, N.C., crashed into her car on Interstate 70.

Recovery through artistry

Josh Rice has dreams. But he also has obstacles. Earlier this year, the Columbia teen’s marijuana use resulted in his stay at the Jefferson City branch of Preferred Family Health Care.

Language for O’Neal lawsuit may be revised

Attorneys for 14 current and former MU staff members named in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Aaron O’Neal asked Monday for a more specific summary of the allegations against their clients.

Child advocate program seeks aid

With the state’s Court Appointed Special Advocates programs having to split a tiny funding pie 20 ways, Boone County’s growing CASA program is hoping a new “sponsor a volunteer” initiative will help offset a funding shortfall.

Man’s new murder plea is ‘not guilty’

A Columbia man accused of crushing a man’s skull with a rock appeared before a Boone County judge Monday afternoon for the first time since withdrawing his guilty plea in the case.

Strong family values help throughout life

Building a scrapbook is one way of collecting personal memories. Family photographs and other memorabilia serve as great reminders of times and places that are sometimes lost in the busyness of everyday life.

Grimes suspended indefinitely

Missouri senior center Kalen Grimes was suspended indefinitely Monday by coach Mike Anderson after an incident early Saturday morning in Florissant.

Columbia’s Murray realizes All-Star dream

Not only did Mason Murray get to compete on the same field the all-stars of Major League Baseball will take tonight, but he got to shag balls hit by his favorite player, Albert Pujols, during the Home Run Derby.

‘Coach Wendell’ leaving impact on players, youth league

As a coach, parent, president of the CYBA and leader in the drive to build a new recreation complex, Wendell Coonce is working to inspire youth throughout Columbia.

Cards hoping for second half surge

After the St. Louis Cardinals took three of four from the Arizona Diamondbacks in the middle of last week, pitcher Adam Wainwright sensed a revival.