Boone County deputies search blacks and Hispanics during traffic stops more than whites

A report released by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday identified the disparity.

Missouri’s remaining players show heart

With five players suspended indefinitely, Missouri put up a fight against Nebraska and kept fans entertained, using just seven players in a 66-62 loss to the Cornhuskers.

Anderson says discipline is necessary to correct problems

The Missouri basketball has had a difficult week following the suspension of five players. After the Nebraska game coach Mike Anderson discussed the disciplinary actions.

Shorthanded Tigers lose

The Mizzou basketball team, shorthanded after coach Mike Anderson suspended five players Tuesday, lost 66-62 to Nebraska.

Presidential field narrows and intensifies campaigns

With Democrat John Edwards and Republican Rudolph Giuliani retreating to the sidelines, the presidential nomination battles narrowed to a pair of head-to-head contests Wednesday as the remaining candidates dug in for five days of intensive campaigning before a critical Super Tuesday showdown next week.

Education Committee chairwoman proposes prohibiting teacher-student interaction online

A section added to a bill Wednesday would prohibit teachers from interacting with students on social networking Web sites, such as Facebook, that parents cannot access.

State bill could make cyber harassment a felony

The legislation was proposed in response to the suicide of a St. Charles teenager.

PawCasso auction to raise money for art and animals

The auction on Thursday will benefit the Central Missouri Humane Society and the Columbia Art League.

Missouri bill could deprive MSHSAA control of high school activities

A House committee discussed a bill Wednesday that could take control of high school extracurricular activities from MSHSAA and give it to the state Education Department.

Sturgeon man in critical condition following collision

Four Sturgeon residents, including three children, and a Mexico, Mo., woman were hospitalized Wednesday following a head-on collision involving four cars outside of Centralia.

True/False wants clout, not crowds

The new Ragtag is expected to be mostly ready for this year’s documentary festival.

Columbia could receive 5 to 7 inches of snow

Forecasters updated predictions for Thursday for the winter storm heading toward Missouri. Columbia could receive a total of 5 to 7 inches of snow.

Lawmakers try to block Blunt’s health care plan

A House committee is seeking to enlist the help of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in its quest to block Gov. Matt Blunt’s government-subsidized health care program.

Limerick Lakes residents form association

Protecting a two-acre neighborhood lake brought residents together to form the Limerick Lakes Homeowners Association, Columbia’s newest neighborhood group.

Owner of Kevin's World moves away from pop-up retail

Kevin Walsh has been an integral part of Columbia’s music scene for years. Although his storefront closed in October, he hopes to keep the idea alive on the Internet.

Panel of religious leaders to discuss identity of Jesus

Baptist, Islamic and Unitarian Universalist congregation leaders will gather Friday at Karis Community Church to debate and discuss their religions’ opinions of Jesus.

Remembering Norman Cousins

In the 1960s, Norman Cousins was successful in banning the testing of nuclear weapons.

2008 Primary: Missouri decides

Missouri is one of 24 states to hold a presidential primary election on Super Tuesday on Feb. 5. As a “relentlessly average” state that generally represents the demographics of the rest of the nation, Missouri is in the middle of the road on a big day for politics.

John Edwards bows out of presidential race

Democrat John Edwards bowed out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday, saying it was time to step aside "so that history can blaze its path" in a campaign now left to Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.

Judicial selection opponents organize reform group

The organization, calling itself “Better Courts for Missouri,” said it wants to make the selection of judges more open and accountable to Missourians.