Whirlwind volleyball season brings Kewpies trio together

Despite their differing personalities, Hickman juniors Jessi Strother, Chloe Perkins and Hannah Babcock have combined to form solid leadership for the Kewpies on and off the volleyball court.

Water and Light seeks input on future of Columbia's energy

The Department of Water and Light invites the public to give input on the future of Columbia’s energy system at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the City Council Chambers of the Daniel Boone Building, 701 E. Broadway.

Snow removal a hot topic as winter nears

The city is looking at new ways to clear streets more quickly after snowfalls.

Homicide suspect says he was the lookout

Dwight T. Hayes, 21, was charged in connection with the killing of Cynthia White this weekend. Police also arrested him in connection with two other crimes earlier this month.

City to vote on taking control of 12 streets

Taking control from the Transportation Department would raise some streets’ priority for snow removal.

Amaryllis brightens winter months

“They’re gorgeous. They’re easy. And in February, when it’s really rainy and snowy, you’ve got this gorgeous flower,” Galat said. “It cheers me up in the wintertime.”

Black Friday means major boost for local businesses

Black Friday, the Friday after Thanksgiving, marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While Monday was Cyber Monday, the unofficial start of the online shopping season.

Kansas man's description helps Columbia police make arrest

A Kansas family’s description of the man who tried to break into their hotel room helped police obtain a picture of the suspect from video surveillance and led to the arrest of Dwight T. Hayes.

Travel packages to Big 12 Championship sell quickly

Columbia man arrested in connection with Comfort Inn slaying

A picture from surveillance video of a suspect in an attempted burglary at Hampton Inn led to the arrest of a Columbia man in connection with the robbery and slaying of a clerk at another Clark Lane hotel.

Schoolhouse Talk: K-12 education blog begins

The Missourian announces the launch of its K-12 education blog, Schoolhouse Talk, designed to engage readers in a conversation about education and showcase citizen-submitted stories and art.

Actions of Bush, Cheney make case for impeachment

An organization of West Point graduates and a U.S. representative are collecting evidence against President Bush and Vice President Cheney in hopes of getting them impeached.

Hotel clerk recounts troubling phone call

The Jefferson City woman who alerted police to possible trouble at the Comfort Inn in Columbia wonders if she had a conversation with a killer.

Parents must take lead in protecting children

Americans need to step up and get involved in civic projects if they want to improve the country.