Appeals court rules against inmate’s claim that escape law applied unfairly

The man fled while awaiting sentencing in Jackson County for first-degree murder in the 1990 slaying of his mistress’ husband, which the court rules limits his rights to appeal.

Judge considers St. Louis man’s effort to halt I-64 closure

MoDOT warns that delay in repairs could cost up to $600,000 each day.

Goals for the New Year

New Year's resolutions are usually broken within the month. This year, consider staying the course.

MU men's basketball team set to move on

“One game does not make a season,” Tigers coach Mike Anderson said after his team's loss to Illinois.

MU football team makes trip to Dallas

The Tigers will start preparing for their first Cotton Bowl since 1946.

Committee pushes for free First Night event

As Columbia prepares for the 2007-08 version of First Night, a group of community activists is pushing for the event to be free next year.

After Christmas, stores still busy

Despite weeks of Christmas shopping, many Columbia residents didn’t miss the opportunity Wednesday to snap up some bargains during post-Christmas sales.

Columbia woman wins big lottery prize

Geraldine Jeffries, a regular player of the Missouri Lottery, won $25,027 during the Christmas holiday.

Holiday traffic program results in more than 260 citations

With high complaints of traffic violations at intersections along the Stadium corridor and adjacent streets, Columbia police cracked down on traffic problems during the holiday shopping season.

Vehicle stolen in armed home invasion

Two teenagers were victims of a home invasion by two armed people Wednesday in a northeast Columbia neighborhood.

Suicide rate not higher during the holidays, experts say

Suicide rates are not higher during the holidays than at other times of the year. Experts have the numbers to prove it.

Learn how compact fluorescent light bulbs can save on your energy bil

SCRAM device gets positive reviews in St. Louis

An ankle monitor that keeps tabs on the alcohol consumption of people bonded out of jail or on probation is getting high marks from court and probation officials in the St. Louis area.

Missouri-Rolla engineering students work on infrastructure projects abroad

The students were part of Engineers Without Borders, a national group that uses volunteers to help develop public infrastructure in poor and underdeveloped areas of the world.

Tigers fans see team off to Dallas

Blunt requests $28.4 million in federal disaster assistance

Two weeks after ice and snow knocked out power and damaged property in more than 40 Missouri counties, Gov. Matt Blunt is asking for $28.4 million in federal disaster assistance to help repair the damages.

Four people diagnosed with flu

Four people in Boone County have already been diagnosed with influenza, and the flu season has not yet officially begun.

Local view: Hiring the new UM System president

Research shows that war isn’t caused by instinct

Plans for world disarmament could bring about peace, if nations were willing to consider them.

Smoking ban hurts local economy

Business owners should not be subjected to a city ordinance that prohibits smoking because government wants to mandate public health and welfare.