Bruins lose Homecoming game to Blue Jays

The Rock Bridge Bruins lost their first

district game.

Hickman football team upsets Fort Zumwalt West

The Hickman football team began district competition with a 32-29 upset victory over No. 4 Fort Zumwalt West.

Homecoming parade, festivities draw spectators with music, candy

Marching bands, homecoming candidates and class floats paraded through downtown Friday afternoon for local high school homecoming ceremonies.

Investigative Reporters and Editors names new director

The Columbia-based Investigative Reporters and Editors announced the appointment of a new executive director Friday.

Police aided by online database in stolen laptops case

In the investigation of 16 stolen computers last week, MU police used information from an online database to find their suspect.

Handgun sales steady after introduction of Castle Doctrine law

Although there was an increase in sales after the Castle Doctrine law went into effect in August, sales have since dwindled.

A fourth fire in a month caused by unattended cooking, fire department says

A Friday morning fire caused by cooking left unattended was the fourth of its kind in the past 30 days. In total, the blazes have reportedly displaced eight people and caused more than $100,000, the Columbia Fire Department said.

No room for insensitivity in the newspaper

Jabs at political correctness are no excuse for a newspaper to print inappropriate words, and the Missourian encourages readers to think about and comment on the stories we run.

Suspect arrested in connection with counterfeit checks

Columbia police on Thursday arrested a man they said is suspected of passing counterfeit checks at several local businesses.

Give the patrolling kitties a voice and people will listen

A Three Stooges bottle opener, a dog and ever-vigilant cats are the inspiration for a million-dollar idea.

Traffic in east Columbia to be topic of public meeting

Mike Dusenberg, district planning manager, said the existing infrastructure is lacking for the amount of traffic generated in the rapidly-growing area.

Goodbye, GCB — hello, Strickland Hall

MU’s General Classroom Building was renamed to honor Professor Emeritus Arvarh E. Strickland, the university’s first African-American professor.

County officials seek 10-year extension on half-cent sales tax for roads

For 15 years we’ve had a half-cent sales tax to improve Boone County roads. With development going full-speed ahead, officials are asking voters for a 10-year extension to help keep pace.

Football fans turn tailgating into an art

For some, tailgating is not just fun and excitement added to a football game - it’s a tradition.

Spill it: Lisa K. Suits

Get to know the owner of The Arsenic Leopard boutique on Ninth Street.

Monster Match

How well do you know your movie villains? Match each horror movie to its terrifying villain. Answers are below.

Get your caramel apple fix

The Candy Factory offers twists on the traditional caramel apple this holiday season.

I tried it ... How to make a mumkin

Using a pumpkin as a vase for festive, fall mums can decorate the doorstep.

Westminster president resigns for "personal reasons"

The president of the Fulton college has resigned, the school announced Friday afternoon.

Firsthand experience provides breast center nurse with link to patients

Janice Templemire, a nurse at the Mulligan Breast Health Center at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago.