Former MU coach Larry Smith dies

Coach Larry Smith coached the MU Tigers football team for seven years, making two bowl games. He died Monday at the age of 68.

Mr. Smith, who led the Missouri football team for seven seasons, died Monday, Jan. 28, 2008 in Tuscon, Ariz. He was 68.

House Dems education plan targets school violence

The House Democrats’ bill would allocate $1.5 million to the state Education Department for a center for school safety and school violence prevention.

In his final State of the Union, Bush addresses slumping economy, stresses patience in Iraq

President Bush, standing before Congress one last time, urged the nation Monday night to persevere against gnawing fears of recession and stay patient with the long, grinding war in Iraq. He pressed Congress to quickly pass a plan to rescue the economy.

Council urged to treat visioning strategies equally

Visioning Committee members Jeffrey Williams and M. Dianne Drainer turned the plans laid out by citizens over to the City Council and asked it not to set any specific priorities among the 118 listed strategies.

Clinton calls for immigrants to “step out of the shadows”

Chelsea Clinton spoke, on behalf of her mother, about a path that would allow immigrants to become citizens by paying a fine and paying back taxes as a percentage of their income over a period of time.

Rock Bridge wrestler secures 100th win, looks for more

After four years on the varsity team, Kyle Lewis reaches a milestone in his athletic career.

Convicted sex offender sentenced to maximum 14 years

In November, a Boone County jury found Eric P. Saverson guilty of sexual assault and deviate sexual assault.

Controversy continues around Athena Night Club, neighbors react

Recurring disturbances at Athena Night Club lead to concern for the neighborhood’s atmosphere

Tigers look to get 3-point shooting back on track

The Missouri women's team has been one of the best in the Big 12 from the three-point line, but poor outside shooting in the last two games has caused the offense to struggle.

Chelsea Clinton speaks at MU on behalf of her mother

Chelsea Clinton, 27, answered questions about Hillary Clinton’s stance on a variety of issues with just more than a week before Missouri’s Feb. 5 primaries.

Man arrested on child porn charges

Sean M. Quick, 26, of 1133 Ashland Road, was the subject of a four-month investigation by the the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force.

Basic Needs Coalition assesses need, provides help to Boone County homeless

Volunteers participate in an outreach effort by distributing bundles, collecting demographic information and counting Boone County’s unsheltered homeless population.

Dramatic weather change predicted for Columbia

Unseasonably warm weather ending as cold front moves in

Rep. Hulshof expected to make Mo. governor bid

U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof is expected to announce his gubenatorial candidacy Tuesday. The Columbia resident would be the third Republican candidate.

Two men killed in separate motorcycle accidents

The accidents that killed a 23-year-old and 22-year-old happened within 10 hours of each another.

Missouri’s Catholic bishops urge lawmakers to help immigrants

The state’s Roman Catholic bishops are telling lawmakers and statewide elected officials to stop trying to “vie to see who can be tougher on illegal immigrants.”

Senator wants to stop publishing Missouri’s Official Manual

Republican Sen. Kevin Engler of Farmington says it costs about a half-million dollars and the information is already available online.

Blunt and Nixon call for tax exemptions on federal rebates

Missouri’s governor and attorney general both support a pending proposal in Congress that would provide up to $600 to working Missourians.

State of the Union excerpts

Read excerpts from tonight's State of the Union speech by President Bush, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.

Convicted sex offender sentenced to 14 years

Eric P. Saverson, a convicted sex offender, was sentenced to 14 years in prison today.