Legion OK's Mavericks stadium

Members of the American Legion Post 202 turned out to vote in favor of Columbia Professional Baseball’s plans to build a $5 million minor league baseball stadium and sports complex that would become the new home for the Mid-Missouri Mavericks.

Five downtown businesses to open

Downtown Columbia will take on new look this spring, as four new restaurants and a pool hall replace old businesses.

Library hosts Dance Dance Revolution events

The Columbia Public Library organizes Dance Dance Revolution events for teenagers once or twice a month.

Final presentation of “Imagine Columbia’s Future” scheduled

Visioning Committee Co-Chairs Dianne Drainer and Jeffrey Williams will present the final “Imagine Columbia’s Future” committees’ report, developed by ACP Visioning and Planning, to the visioning Sponsors Council for its approval.

Columbia woman in U.S. 63 South crash identified

Christie A. Parkhurst, 37, of Columbia, was in serious condition at University Hospital as of Wednesday afternoon.

Candidates for 24th District House seat raise a combined $57,000 before Dec. 31

Republican incumbent Rep. Ed Robb, according to his Jan. 15 quarterly report, has raised about $15,000 total for the Aug. 5 primary. Democrat Chris Kelly has raised about $42,000 total.

Specific strain of staph infections more common among gay men, study finds

An antibiotic-resistant strain of staph infection is more common among men who have sex with men, according to a study to be published in the Annals of Internal Medicine Magazine.

New indictments issued against Islamic charity

A federal indictment accuses members of the Islamic American Relief Agency of funneling $130,000 to bank accounts in Pakistan, knowing the money would ultimately benefit property owned by an Afghan man who has been designated a terrorist by the U.S. government.

Experiment to analyze the moon’s effect on dreams

The experiment is part of a series of studies by the School of Metaphysics designed to explore reality in dreams.

Hitting the books again

It was the first day of classes at Stephens College and many of the students bought their books today.