Panelists answer students’ questions about aging

At “The Issues Facing Aging America,” the first of four Speak Your Mind forums to be held at Hickman High School this year, students learned and asked questions about retirement, age discrimination and health care.

Cougars volleyball team cruises at home

COLUMBIA — With road games against two top-10 teams looming for the Columbia College volleyball team, Wednesday night’s game at home against Illinois-Springfield could have been troublesome.

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Funding strategy plan for Missouri public universities presented to curators

A study group is trying to create a funding strategy for all of Missouri’s public four-year universities.

Plot to name downtown alleys thickens

The Historic Preservation Commission recommends as many as 22 alley names.

New policy brings new UM background check method

A firm hired by the UM System to complete background checks on new MU hires will use a name-based search method, rather than a fingerprint search, under a policy revision that took effect Monday.

Boone County Courthouse expansion project moves forward

Financed by a voter-approved sales tax, the project will add two floors to the courthouse annex.

Columbia man arrested on suspicion of filing false police report

A Break Time convenience store clerk reported an attempted robbery of the store, at 901 N. U.S. 63 Connector, on Sept. 29, but police said he later admitted the report was false.

Crayton calls affordable housing roundtable

First Ward Councilwoman Almeta Crayton has called a public discussion for later this month.

Renowned Quran reciter brings his voice to Columbia

Mohamed El-Sayed Deif, a Quran reciter from Egypt, is reciting parts of the Quran daily at the Islamic Center of Central Missouri for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Delicious meals can be made with the finest local ingredients

Dennis Sentilles tells how meals can use local ingredients and produce a taste some say is “to die for.”

Jury chosen for pregnant woman slaying case

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Thursday in a Kansas City federal courtroom in the trial of Lisa Montgomery, who is accused of kidnapping and strangling pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett and removing her eight-month-old baby with a kitchen knife.

New supreme court judge hears first arguments

Judge Patricia Breckenridge, the newest judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, questioned attorney’s claims in rape case on her first day on the job.

Severe storms leave behind major cleanup, minor injuries

Several northeast Missouri communities were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after strong storms and several tornadoes moved through the area.