Missouri soccer wins NCAA first-round game

Missouri defender Kat Tarr, right, tries to keep the ball away from Southeast Missouri forward Courtney Alexander.

Missouri goalkeeper plays key role in penalty-kick shootout.

MU basketball eases past Southern

Missouri basketball team has a 30-point halftime lead for the second-straight game.

Police unsure why suspicious bag was left at mosque

Columbia police think the package, which set off a bomb scare, was left in the Islamic Center intentionally but are not able explain why it was left there.

COLT repair to close lanes Tuesday

On Tuesday, southbound Highway 63 will be restricted to one lane while the Columbia Terminal Railroad performs routine repairs on the tracks.

Man waits in lobby for 20 minutes, then robs clerk

A man sat in the lobby of the Fairfield Inn Motel for about 20 minutes early Friday morning before robbing the clerk of cash and her car keys, Columbia police said.

Columbia man indicted on charges of child pornography

Raymond Darrell Ford, 47, of Columbia was charged Friday in a two-count indictment with possessing and distributing child pornography over the Internet.

Faculty Council discusses MU smoking policy revision

At Thursday’s Faculty Council meeting, Michael Devaney reported that because MU does not have the resources to actively enforce a smoking policy, revisions will likely be a compromise between an absolute ban and other less restrictive options.

Bicyclist dies after accident on U.S. 63

A bicyclist died Friday morning after colliding with a sport utility vehicle on U.S. 63 near the Broadway exit, Columbia police said.

Community and reporter dialogue possible through newspaper’s blogs

New Missourian blog The Watchword focuses on Columbia and Boone County government news, and it is meant to foster community conversation.

Survey finds Columbians want more from bus service

A survey was sent randomly to 1,800 households this spring to measure satisfaction with public services. The results indicated that 74 percent of respondents considered the availability of bus service an important issue to Columbia, but among the nine public services listed, bus service was ranked close to the bottom.

Milestones: Mid-Missouri residents receive honors

A Jamestown school student was honored for her participation in a cabbage program run through Bonnie Plants.


Liliana Morales weaves through the dressing room of the Harriette Ann Gray Studios at Stephens College. Her gold bracelets jingle, shaking loose from the sleeve of her black winter coat as she points to a portrait of a dancer leaping in a flowing dress.

New baby brings lifestyle changes

Expecting parents brush up on carpentry and accounting skills in preparation for their new family member.

Off the Map: Four Columbians take adventure vacations

Columbia adventurers are not alone, according to a recent study by Adventure Travel Trade Association-sponsored research. Days spent gorging on seafood buffets and lying by a chlorinated pool don’t always cut it for vacationers anymore.

Number of tick-borne diseases doubles across Missouri

The number of tick-borne illnesses in Boone County mirrors a statewide trend.

'Jeopardy' contestant has the answers

Chris Mazurek and his wife used his winnings from the game show to help them buy a new house.

Belief in Brief: Medina

Muslims continue a tradition of pilgrimages to the second-most holy city of Islam.

The Blind Boys of Alabama make a joyful noise

The Blind Boys of Alabama have been making gospel music since 1939. Throughout its career, the group has known tragedy and success.

Feathers, clay and self-discovery

Children develop awareness and creativity as they first experiment with art. Rock Bridge Elementary art teacher Kathy Dwyer said she wants to share art with children. “When we start something new, it’s, ‘I can’t.’ I love getting them to the, ‘I can.’”

New Barn Manager in Stephens College Equestrian Program

Member of the community, manages horses at local college.