$77 million sewer bond issue projected for April 8 ballot

The money would allow the city to update the current treatment plant and to meet the Missouri Department of Natural Resources requirement for increased capacity.

Road trip to San Antonio offers economical fun

Travel packages to the Big 12 Championship are sold out, but driving is always an option.

Columbia middle school locks down after report of shots

At Lange Middle School, classes resumed as usual after the doors were locked at 9:40 a.m., school officials said.

Columbia police investigate drive-by shooting

Columbia police are looking for suspects in a drive-by shooting that damaged several vehicles in northeast Columbia on Monday night.

Tigers make cover of Sports Illustrated

Police say hotel homicide suspect acted alone

Police said they don’t believe Dwight T. Hayes’ story that he was merely a “lookout” in this weekend’s murder of a 55-year-old hotel general manager.

MU hosts spirit rally Thursday evening

MU football players, Coach Gary Pinkel and various spirit squads will make appearances. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.

Police officer, driver injured after collision

Online game invites players to shine a light on Blunt

“Matt Blunt: Document Destroyer” was created and paid for by the Missouri Democratic Party in response to the e-mail controversy in the governor’s office.

Lacrosse practice

Max Zofness passes the lacrosse ball Monday to his roommate Blaine Skrainka while playing on the front lawn of their house on University Avenue.

Several openings on city boards and commissions

All applications must be turned in to the Columbia city clerk’s office by noon on Friday, Dec. 7. There are 22 positions open, including seats on the Mayor’s Committee on Physical Fitness and the Special Business District Board.

Tigers deal with distractions of top football ranking

MU football players took some time after their victory over Kansas to celebrate their No. 1 ranking, but they quickly went back to work, preparing for a rematch Saturday against Oklahoma for the Big 12 title.

Two accurate Tigers win Big 12 football awards

Precision passing from quarterback Chase Daniel and clutch kicking from Jeff Wolfert helped them earn Big 12 player of the week honors

COMMENT: Betting there's something better than the BCS

Down on the Las Vegas Strip the Tigers aren’t even rated the best team in their next game, against No. 9 Oklahoma.

Big 12 teams turn to their roots for new football coaches

Former Texas A&M assistant Mike Sherman was hired to lead the Aggies Monday, and former Nebraska assistant Turner Gill is among the candidates to replace Bill Callahan in Lincoln.

Max Askren sees the cultural side of wrestling

On the mat, sophomore Max Askren is a “grinder,” according to MU wrestling coach Brian Smith. Away from the mat, Askren’s coach describes him as a deep thinker who enjoys learning about other cultures and their languages.

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.