Photos released of robbery suspect

Columbia police released these three images of the man suspected of robbing Eagle Stop Service on North Providence Road on Sunday.

Columbia police released surveillance photos of a man they said struck two north Columbia convenience store clerks with a pistol during a robbery Sunday.

Federal money could help airport extend runway

Columbia Regional Airport is a step closer to getting a longer runway as a result of a federal bill. Sen. Kit Bond has secured $2.7 million for an extension of the airport’s main runway to accommodate future air cargo needs and larger aircraft.

Airport restaurant to close, citing decline in patrons

Travelers at the Columbia Regional Airport only have a few weeks left to eat at its only restaurant.

On Aug. 17, Tailwind’s Restaurant will close after two and a half years of business.

3-year-old boy drowns at Lake of the Ozarks

A 3-year-old boy fell from a dock and drowned in Lake of the Ozarks, the lake’s eighth drowning of the year, authorities said.

Buchanan County to tighten up high-speed pursuit policy

The Buchanan County Sheriff’s Department will review its high-speed pursuit guidelines after a deputy died chasing a motorcycle at high speeds.

Devlin attorneys will request expedited trial in kidnapping case

Attorneys for Michael Devlin said today they will request an expedited trial in the Shawn Hornbeck kidnapping case, one that they say would begin within six months of the request.

Another lost series

Travis Hafner signed a long-term contract and rediscovered his home run swing, all in a few days.

Phillies numbered vs. Cards

Loss No. 10,000 came Sunday night when Albert Pujols hit two of the St. Louis Cardinals’ six homers in a 10-2 rout of Philadelphia.

Top-ranked boarder wins again on final run

When No. 2-ranked pro wakeboarder Rusty Malinoski did not attend this weekends’ Summerfest Four wakeboard tournament at Lake of the Ozarks, it gave No. 3 Chad Sharpe a better chance to win the competition.

No obstacles for winner

On a sun-splashed, warm afternoon, 52-year-old John Weston showcased his talent on Sunday at A.L. Gustin Golf Course, winning the Columbia Seniors Golf Championship over close friend, 51-year-old Dee Sanders.

Seven Wonders stir up debate

From time to time we get away from hard news to talk about something brighter, such as the recent worldwide vote to select the New Seven Wonders of the World, built by man.

Armed men assault, rob group of people

Clerks pistol-whipped during robbery

A man robbed a north Columbia convenience store and pistol-whipped the two clerks working there late Sunday morning, police said.

Doping and all, Mo. bike race pedals on

A Tour of Missouri is shaping up despite cycling’s recently tainted reputation.

BOONE LIFE: A brand new tradition

Ashland residents flock to Hooligans, a 6-month-old bar, speaking about Hooligans as if it has been in operation their entire lives.

New public transport to link county cities

Mid-Missouri Transportation Alliance has been working with communities in Ashland, Hallsville, Sturgeon, Centralia, Columbia and Jefferson City to create a unified transit system that would run throughout the county.

Art and Transition

Lavender worked for almost 16 hours straight to finish “Meta-Genesis,” her collection of photos of transgender people and their writings.

Story of Jim's transition

The process of transitioning is long and sometimes physically painful. But, for “Jim,” it’s the only way he can be who he really is. Jim — an MU employee who asked that his real name not be used — is one of the transgender subjects in “Meta-Genesis,” a collection of photographs by Jane Lavender.

City joins non-profit in seeking grant aid

The city of Columbia has agreed to join the Covenant Community Development Corp. in applying for a nearly $1.5 million federal grant to fund a development project at the intersection of Garth Avenue and Sexton Road.

Grim job needs both strong will, stomach

The Boone and Callaway County Medical Examiner’s Office is searching for another death investigator for the first time in 11 years, and academic background is less important than a strong constitution.