Nickens found guilty in 2006 beating death

A Pettis County jury found a Columbia man guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action Thursday after deliberating for about five hours.

Community gives voice to future priorities

An open house allowed Columbia residents to rank their top priorities for the city in another stage of the year and a half long visioning process.

Smith lands in Tigers' rotation later than expected

After shunning scholarship offers four years ago Lindsay Smith decided to return to competitive volleyball with the Missouri volleyball team.

'Happyness' author speaks at Jesse Hall

Christopher Gardner worked his way up from homelessness to Wall Street and wrote the autobiographical "Pursuit of Happyness."

Tigers football team can't afford to self-destruct

In its past two games, the Missouri football team's focus has faded the more its lead has grown. The Tigers hope to fix the trend in their home opener Saturday against Western Michigan.

Bicyclist injured in Rockhill Road accident

Police say the motorist did not see the bicyclist before making a left turn.

Suspicious incident prompts warning from mall security

A man possibly tried to abduct a female sales associate who worked at Dillard’s, according to Columbia Mall officials.

Hickman softball team prevails against Rock Bridge

Prostitution investigation nets arrest

A Midway Travel Plaza business was the subject of a county prostitution bust.

Assistant fire chief resigns

Assistant Fire Chief Ken Hines has accepted another job at a government agency, according to Dave Griggs, a member of the Boone County Fire Protection District’s board.

Columbia Access Television plans One Night Stand fundraiser

Filmmakers will be given a topic, a prop and 24 hours to come up with their best attempt at a film.

High school site neighbors speak out

Columbia residents who live near the proposed high school sites add their opinions into the mix.

George Hincapie's lead at Tour of Missouri grows

Keynote speaker at the Sustainable Living Fair discusses agriculture and food

Are Columbia residents taking advantage of what their land has to offer? A Q&A with Kathy Lawrence, keynote speaker for the Sustainable Living Fair, offers advice on how to work with the land.

Cardinals lose seventh straight

Bike tour needs volunteers

A spokeswoman for the Tour of Missouri is asking for additional volunteers to help set-up the finish-line area at 8th and Walnut Friday morning.

Text of Superintendent Phyllis Chase’s e-mail to school selection site panel

Chase’s e-mail followed the offer of a 69.5-acre site in northern Columbia.

Suspects arrested in two separate armed robbery cases

Three Columbia men were arrested in connection with two separate armed robberies Wednesday.

Chicago flights good for the economy, stakeholders say

The addition of direct flights from Columbia to Chicago will simplify travel while boosting the economy, according to supporters of the idea.

Police detective accuses Nickens of lying

Donald Nickens is accused of bludgeoning a Holts Summit man to death last November.