Former loan officer pleads guilty to bank fraud

Brian R. Nutter, 35, of Columbia, conspired to defraud the bank with Columbia businessman John T. Sobaski, 43.

Shearrer's passion for the game helps lift Rock Bridge girls basketball

The senior, who is in her third year on varsity and first as a starter, is often credited for her dedication to the game.

Oklahoma challenges MU gymnasts

The Tigers not only want to post a high score, but also look to beat rival Oklahoma on Friday at Hearnes Center and gain supremacy in the Big 12 Conference.

Hollins can't rescue MU women's basketball team

MU junior guard Alyssa Hollins added another line to her resume on Thursday when she put in four 3-pointers in a loss at Nebraska to break the Missouri single-season 3-point record and the school’s career record.

Former MU teaching assistant sentenced for stealing computers

A former MU teaching student who stole 16 computers from the university in October was sentenced to probation Tuesday.

Community gathers to discuss youth, crime

People are already weighing in on the topic of youth and crime, which will be a focus of a community gathering that begins Friday.

Family escapes mobile home fire

Five adults and one child made it safely out of a mobile home fire Thursday morning after a smoke alarm woke them up.

Winter overstays its welcome

Many Columbia residents are tired of the sleet and snow. Others don’t mind it as much.

MU softball prepares to face former coach

Despite lack of size, Missouri looks to turn fortunes against Colorado

Missouri doesn’t have a huge size advantage over the Buffaloes, but Colorado lacks a dominant low-post player like Nebraska’s Aleks Maric or Kansas State’s Michael Beasley.

Online community outcry causes company to apologize

An e-mail forwarded to many Columbia residents concerning an incident at a local gift and card store has resulted in an apology from the president of the nationwide chain.

Top-flight trio leads MU wrestling into Big 12 championships

For the Tigers to have a chance at a Big 12 Championship on March 8 in Stillwater, Okla., coach Brian Smith will rely on the trio to keep winning. All three earned No. 1 seeds in the tournament and enter with momentum and confidence.

Moberly man arrested on charge of sodomizing 3-year-old

A 38-year-old Moberly man was arrested on charges of first-degree statutory sodomy of a 3-year-old child, police said Thursday.

Astronomy group captures images of total lunar eclipse

Sky watchers lucked out Wednesday night when a dismal forecast for cloud cover failed to materialize, giving star gazers clear skies for the last total lunar eclipse visible in Missouri until December 2010.

Local Democrat Sean Spence announces candidacy for 25th District

Spence said he believes his background in government and business provides him with the knowledge to serve Missouri’s 25th district.

Final drawings for Stadium and Forum intersection ready in March

Final drawings will make the intersection more pedestrian friendly.

Photos of the Week

Busch's Florist part of a 117 year mid-Missouri floral tradition

Busch’s Florist has been around for over 117 years in Jefferson City and opened up a store on a more residential road in Columbia last summer. Busch’s prides itself in upholding the quality and standards that have been associated with the original Busch’s store in Jefferson City.

Columbia Public Schools might be able to avoid $2 million in hard cuts

The district is looking to eliminate $5 million from its budget.

Man arrested on suspicion of DWI after hitting parked car

Tracy D. Jackson, 42, was charged with driving while intoxicated, operating a vehicle in a careless and imprudent manner and leaving the scene of an accident.