Plans for new Mississippi River bridge set for release

ST. LOUIS — After years of wrangling between Missouri and Illinois, plans for a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis will be announced on Thursday.

Archaeological society to meet Thursday

A presentation of a log cabin and farmstead existing from the early 1870s to the late 1920s will anchor the Boonslick Archaeological Society’s meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Walters-Boone County Historical Museum.

Arrest warrant issued for Cardinals' Scott Spiezio

IRVINE, Calif. — An arrest warrant for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio was issued by local police on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. The warrant filed Tuesday alleged driving under influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, hit and run, aggravated assault, assault and battery.

Who to believe: UFO sightings

Many dismiss UFO sightings as flights of fancy, but there are others who believe we have been visited by extraterrestrials.

Cooking fire injures woman

A Columbia woman is listed as in good condition after a cooking fire.

Lyons roars in Tigers' loss

Leo Lyons scores career-high in points and rebounds.

Game slips away from Tigers

Cougars just miss coach's 500th win

High school fight capped by police, school administrators

Eight people were arrested after a fight broke out in Hickman High School’s main office Tuesday morning. Those arrested included students from Douglass and Hickman high schools and adults who do not attend either, said Columbia police Sgt. Eric White.

Former Missouri swimmer takes Olympic shot

Former MU swim star Bennett Clark decided to skip his senior season, but now, training with a club in North Carolina, he has a shot to go to the Olympics.

Former House and Senate member announces candidacy for 9th Congressional District

A second person who has represented Columbia in Missouri’s legislature has joined the campaign for the 9th Congressional District. Ken Jacob, a former member of the Missouri House and Senate, said he has opened an exploratory committee with every intention of entering the race.

Columbia College coaches take hands-on approach in practice

The Columbia College women’s basketball team uses a scout team composed of coaches.

MU women’s basketball looks for first two-game winning streak since December

The Missouri women finish up the home portion of the schedule with a date against Iowa State, just three days after their first win since early January.

Rock Bridge hits road again for Sectionals

The Bruins are comfortable with playing away from home.

Time and place of MU softball’s home opener changed again

The MU softball team’s home opener has been delayed and moved for the second time. The team will now face Saint Louis University 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Dan Devine Pavilion.

MU student assaulted on campus

MU police are looking for a man who assaulted a female MU student near the west side of Stafford Residence Hall on Saturday.

Lt. Gov. Kinder signs legislation to provide funding for University of Missouri projects

Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder signed a bill on Tuesday that allots nearly $31.2 million to assist in needed construction at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Medical Education Center at MU. Kinder also designated about $15 million for the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a new state-of-the-art pharmacy and nursing building.

School employee survey results are in

Columbia Public Schools teachers were asked to respond to a survey about what cuts they think could be made by the district.

Law enforcement officials weigh in on meth use

Columbia law officials say meth’s addictive strength and adverse health effects make it “a weapon of mass destruction.”

Missouri: Not the meth capital

Although Missouri has a high number of meth lab busts, comparatively small amounts of the drug are confiscated in most busts.