Brooker Act is an unnecessary measure that stifles learning

If Rep. Cunningham’s legislation passes, it will pressure educators into representing unacademic and religion-based ideologies.

Rios to head back to Boone County

The Missouri Department of Corrections received a mandate Monday to return Rios to Boone County for a new murder trial.

January bowl within Tigers' reach

Ranked No. 6 in the BCS, the Missouri football team is competing against Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas for spots in the premiere January bowl games.

Council gives go-ahead to Stadium intersection work

Unanimous vote lets staff decide about work at Stadium and Forum boulevards and tables Hunt Avenue proposal.

The City Council approves naming one alley

Alley A, between Ninth and Tenth streets and Broadway and Cherry Street, is named. A decision about naming the rest of the alleys was left for the Nov. 19 meeting.

MU coach, players earn Big 12 soccer honors

Missouri women's soccer coach Bryan Blitz was named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year and eight MU players received Big 12 postseason honors.

MU needs comeback<br>to win women's basketball exhibition

The Missouri women's basketball team needed a 35-8 second-half run to beat Pittsburg State in Monday's preseason exhibition.

CAT may get temporary budget in December

If the City Council continues on the course set in Monday’s work session, CAT will have to start competing for funding in fiscal 2009 with other public communication programs, including the educational and government access channels.

Cougars win men's basketball opener

Junior guard Joe Flanner had 15 points and five rebounds for the Cougars in their victory over Central Bible College

Four honored with Citizen Lifesaving Award

The Columbia Fire Department honored four individuals at the City Council meeting for their heroics.

Man charged in stabbing

Police arrested Jason Guevera of 1707 Nelwood Drive in connection with the stabbing of a 22-year-old Columbia man during a party Sunday night in north Columbia.

Columbia's dirty jobs: Semen collection inspector for livestock

Proposed Lemone extension gets facelift

Long-awaited plans to extend Lemone Industrial Boulevard to alleviate traffic problems have been modified.

Program aims to keep parolees out of prison

The court aims to reduce recidivism by supporting probationers as they make their transition back into society.

Columbia woman sentenced after stealing thousands from employer

A Columbia woman has been sentenced to probation and shock detention, as well as being ordered to pay restitution after stealing thousands from Simon Steel.

Proposition 1 is the issue in Tuesday's voting

A proposition for a 10-year extension of the county's half-cent sales tax for roads is the only issue on the countywide ballot.

Clark Lane culvert construction begins Tuesday

The box culvert is part of an agreement with the Links Development.

Decision on petition to repeal smoking ban could be this weekend

When the signatures are certified, the City Council must decide to repeal the ban or put it on the April ballot.

City to replace College Avenue manholes

City crews will replace two manholes on College Avenue later this week.

Police investigate string of thefts from vehicles

Purses or bags located in the vehicles, which had broken windows and damage to the door frames, were stolen.