Forum addresses immigration

Four panelists and a guest speaker discussed immigration at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters.

Crash victim “always had a smile”

As police continue the investigation into the Sunday morning crash on Interstate 70 that killed 74-year-old Columbia resident Joyce Gordon, her family does not know what to make of the unexpected death.

Fire damages home for the second time in five months

A fire on Quail Drive resulted in $25,000 in damages.

Columbia College men’s soccer loses overtime thriller to McKendree University

A goal near the end of the final overtime period gave McKendree the victory.

Dedication to team keeps Columbia College’s Stranz content

Jimmy Stranz could have transferred when he didn’t receive playing time. Instead, the senior midfielder used his dedication and pride to get through a tough situation.

Two shot near Fifth Street and Park Avenue

Police said the incident started out as a physical fight.

MU women’s golf team dominates the Johnie Imes Invitational

Four Missouri golfers finished in the top 10, and the team won by thirty strokes.

Missouri’s Andrew Gachkar proves he is a big-hitter on special teams

While he is still learning the outside linebacker position, Andrew Gachkar has seen the field often for the No. 11 Missouri Tigers’ special team unit.

Hickman’s Bonuchi takes national success to high school level

Sophomore David Bonuchi has succeeded in national diving competitions in America and internationally. This year, for the first time, he gets to dive for his high school team.

Protests still allowed at air shows

The veterans group that organizes Memorial Day air shows in Columbia reached the end of the road Tuesday on its quest to prevent the public from protesting during the event.

U.S. Supreme Court declines review of IARA-USA’s case

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t review a lower court’s decision to keep frozen the assets of the Columbia-based Islamic American Relief Agency-USA.

Apple crop battered from March freeze

“There shouldn’t be an apple around here,” said orchard owner Paul Peters of central Missouri. “We didn’t expect anything to make it.”

Picking a peck of pumpkins

This summer's drought prevented many pumpkin growers from selling their produce to retailers. However, that won't stop them from participating in Hartsburg's annual pumpkin festival.

State might be spending more money on flex-fuel vehicles

Energy efficient vehicles might be costing taxpayers more green.

Firm hired to rebuild a Kansas town

BNIM Architects will rebuild Greensburg, Kan., which was almost destroyed by a tornado in May.

Three injured in Tuesday morning crash

Two vehicles collided after a Columbia driver failed to yield to oncoming traffic when making a left turn off Nifong Boulevard, police said.

Selling park land for new high school is a win-win situation

The City Council and Columbia Public School District would benefit from using Cosmo Park land for the school.

A strong national defense is best deterrent to war

While striving for peace should be lauded, the nation must remain prepared for war.

Three MU stars eyeing national football records

If Tigers tight ends Martin Rucker and Chase Coffman and freshman wide receiver Jeremy Maclin keep up their production, they each could have places of their own in the NCAA record books.

Schedule paying dividends for KU

As an assistant at Kansas State, Kansas coach Mark Mangino saw firsthand what an easy schedule can do for a team’s momentum. This season, that formula has propelled the Jayhawks into the top 25.