TV host Bob Barker inducted into Hall of Famous Missourians

Bob Barker, former host of "The Price Is Right," is shown with an excited contestant in this October 1980 photo.

A bust of former "The Price Is Right" TV show host Bob Barker was unveiled at the state Capitol today.

Couple’s football allegiances to collide on Saturday

Jon Breidenstein knew his allegiance to MU football might cause problems when he began dating the daughter of the Western Michigan football coach.

Man tried to escape trunk, witness says

After hearing from a witness Wednesday morning who said she could hear Chris Byers struggling to get out of the trunk of his car after he was beaten, a jury viewed more than 20 bloody photos of the victim and heard grisly testimony about the injuries that caused his death.

Columbia’s Heritage Festival offers 1800s crafts and shows

For most mid-Missourians, September marks the official start of the new school year, football season and cooler weather. It also means the beginning of fall festivals, such as the 30th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show this weekend at Nifong Park.

George Hincapie in lead at Tour of Missouri

Tour of Missouri rider Dan Schmatz was sidelined after encountering a bump in the road he wasn't expecting in the second stage of the bicycle race on Wednesday.

MU volleyball team sweeps UMKC

MU volleyball coach Wayne Kreklow had a chance to revamp his offense in the Tigers' sweep of UMKC on Wednesday night.

Governor reaffirms Ed Martin as chief of staff

Gov. Matt Blunt reaffirmed his support for Chief of Staff Ed Martin at a press conference Wednesday after some Hispanic groups accused Martin of making offensive comments.

Car collides with tree on U.S. 63

Traffic was tied up on U.S. 63 southbound on Wednesday afternoon after a vehicle drove off the road and hit a tree just after 3:30 p.m.

Richard elected state House Speaker

Rep. Ron Richard, a Joplin Republican, is set to become the Missouri House’s most powerful legislator.

Friday’s finish line to host spectators and activities

Approximately 3,000 to 5,000 people are expected to be on hand when the Tour of Missouri’s cyclists ride through the Stage 4 finish line Friday in downtown Columbia.

Metered spaces still an option for student parking problem

Metered parking is one suggestion proposed by the City Council to solve a problem at Rock Bridge. But new no parking paint lines and the low number of drivers early in the year is reducing congestion.

A temporary boom

With several big events in Columbia this weekend, as of Wednesday, less than 10 percent of the city’s 3,600 hotel and motel rooms are available for Friday.

Columbia police investigate two armed robberies

The robberies occurred near Woodlawn and Hickman avenues and on Paris Road near Business Loop 70.

Vision Plan Strategies

What do you think are the best strategies for planning Columbia’s future? The Community Choices Open House on Thursday aims to solicit feedback on growth strategies.

Royals break losing streak

International students at a loss for tutoring

Federal guidelines prohibit students without U.S. citizenship or permanent residency from participating in MU’s individual tutoring program.

Unconventional wisdom

College professors are trying new things to increase the classroom reading habits of their students.

Stephens continues revival

During the past three years, enrollment at Stephens College has increased more than 45 percent. The increase is attributed to new programs, better facilities and a strategic plan spearheaded by President Wendy Libby after her arrival in 2003.

Bike tour leads to mid-Missouri road closures

Mid-Missouri roads will be temporarily closed on Friday and Saturday to accommodate stages 4 and 5 of the Tour of Missouri.

Nickens murder trial begins in Boone County

Donald E. Nickens, 31, was charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the beating death of 37-year-old Chris C. Byers of Holts Summit. Byers’ body was found in a ditch in a north Columbia neighborhood early on the morning of Nov. 10 by a man walking his dog. Columbia police arrested Nickens in connection with the slaying two days later.