Police continue search for St. Louis officer’s killer

St. Louis police continued to search Thursday for the suspect who killed officer Norvelle Brown, the third city officer gunned down since 2000.

Missouri football depth chart

A look at the Tiger football team for the 2007 season.

Strong earthquake in Peru kills at least 337

A powerful 7.9-magnitude earthquake shook Peru’s coast near the capital, killing at least 337 people and injuring 827, the Civil Defense said early Thursday.

Kansas City man accused of throwing ailing wife from balcony

A man threw his seriously ill wife four stories to her death because he could no longer afford to pay for her medical care.

Coping in the heat

Today, forecasters expect the 13th straight day of temperatures reaching the 95-degree mark or higher. If today’s high reaches 100 degrees as predicted, it will be the fourth consecutive day the temperature has hit triple digits.

Heat fact of life for the Amish

At an Amish residence on a dirt road off Highway Y, about 30 miles north of Columbia, a hot day is no reason to change routine.

Ashland’s teens think curfew has its flaws

Ashland Police Chief Scott Robbins Thomas said a curfew, which was approved Aug. 7 response to vandalism in the city park, will help police get kids back to their homes.

Community sponsors team up to send children back to school

For the first time, 13 sponsors are gathering at a large fair to ensure Columbia’s children have what they need to go back to school.

State refunds part of overpaid taxes

JEFFERSON CITY — For about five years, Missouri quietly held on to millions of dollars in overpaid taxes from consumers who shopped and dined in the state.

Businesses learn methods to deter crime

Eleven years ago, Columbia police Officer Shelley Jones was shot in the chest by a suspect with a shotgun who hid behind trees outside the Gerbes Supermarket entrance on Broadway.

Committee to review possible high school sites

Columbia Public School’s Board of Education announced plans to form a committee to review land proposals for the location of a new high school, Superintendant Phyllis Chase said.

Families do-si-do their way to a good time

Children and parents clapped their hands and do-si-doed at the family masquerade, marking the end of the Columbia Public Library’s summer reading program Tuesday night.

Hoops by starlight

It’s Tuesday night at Moonlight Hoops, an annual basketball tournament held at Douglass Park. The heat is unrelenting, but still a crowd of about 100 ultimately gathers.

Few words needed today

Simplicity, brevity and short words, we are told, are the ingredients of good conversation. No doubt about it. I’m trying to learn from the teenagers the essence of this bit of wisdom. They’ve got it down pat.

Voters should send firm message to Hulshof

On August 1, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize and expand the State Children’s Health Insurance Plan (SCHIP). I would like to applaud the members of the House who voted in favor of the bill. Unfortunately, Rep. Kenny Hulshof was not one of them.

MU opens health research facility

The MU Research Reactor Center celebrated the addition of a new cyclotron facility Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Volunteers offer support to teens at day of sharing

Rance Austin, 48, took part in a Community Day of Sharing sponsored by Positive Regional Impact! Diversified Enterprise on Wednesday afternoon. More than 200 Columbia teens attended the event that began at the Armory, with workshops on topics that included college preparation and the development of leadership skills.

Hoping for the last laugh

Missouri football players haven’t had much to smile about lately. They’re in the midst of a long, grueling fall camp where practicing under scorching temperatures is the norm. Players become testy as they compete to earn playing time, and occasional scuffles break out between the offense and defense from battling each other every day.

Chiefs still looking for a leader

KANSAS CITY, — Will they cheer their team’s all-time top-rated passer? Or will they boo a guy who complained he wasn’t getting a fair chance to keep his job and then wrangled a drawn-out trade to Miami?

Cardinals close gap on leader

MILWAUKEE — Albert Pujols hit his 275th career home run and new St. Louis Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro kept Milwaukee’s bats quiet in an 8-3 victory over the Brewers on Wednesday night.