MU recruit Steve Moore, Truman High can't overcome Webster Groves

Truman, featuring MU signee Steve Moore, fell, 64-60 to Webster Groves on Friday night in the Class 5 state semifinals.

'Confident' Bruins to play for first state title

The first half was sloppy on both sides marred by poor passes and even worse shooting — Rock Bridge shot 9-for-23 in the first half and Saint Joseph’s shot 8-for-24. Rock Bridge found its rhythm in the second half on the way to a 55-42 victory over Saint Joseph’s Academy in the state semifinals.

Former MU track star wins shot put world championship

Christian Cantwell won his second IAFF World Indoor Championship in the shot put on Friday.

MU softball extends win streak with win over Purdue

The MU Softball team topped Purdue, 9-4, at the University of South Florida Under Armour Invitational to extend the team’s winning streak to 10.

Rivalry adds motivation for Columbia College

The Cougars women's basketball team takes on McKendree in the tournament championship game on Saturday with a berth in the NAIA national tournament on the line.

10 arrested in narcotics roundup

Ten Columbia residents were arrested Friday during a narcotics roundup following a yearlong drug investigation by the Columbia Police Department, according to a press release from the Columbia Police Department.

School board candidates face tough questions at Muleskinners luncheon

Five of the six Columbia School Board candidates attended the session in Stephens College’s Stamper Commons to discuss school issues.

Convicted murderer wanted by police

Law enforcement around Missouri are searching for a fugitive from Boonville who was convicted of first-degree murder in 1980 and who violated his parole March 4.

Rock Bridge basketball vying for state title

Get quarter-by-quarter updates as the Bruins girls' basketball team competes in the MSHSAA Show-Me Showdown Class 5 girls semifinal.

MU Police captain joins Internet Crimes Task Force

The Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force announced Friday that Captain Scott Richardson of the MU Police Department will be joining the task force, according to a news release from the organization.

Shaking things up at the Missourian

The Missourian’s Managing Editor Reuben Stern discusses how the paper has been debunking traditional journalistic techniques.

Food bank depends on Columbia's religious

A portrait of Mother Teresa hangs in the foyer of the Central Missouri Food Bank. It bears an inscription underneath the photo that reads, “Unless life is lived for others it is not worthwhile.” This religious message of service is the food bank’s guiding principle.

The Central Missouri Food Bank is a hunger relief organization serving 145 agencies in 33 counties through the distribution of free food, according to its Web site. The bank relies largely on volunteer efforts in its day-to-day operations, many of whom say volunteering is part of their faith.

Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association approves possible Neighborhood Response Team expansion

The Benton-Stephens Neighborhood Association meeting Tuesday night touched on the possible expansion of the Neighborhood Response Team’s boundaries that would nclude the neighborhood.

Accident on I-70 leaves 3 injured

The people in the vehicle were on their way from Tennessee to Utah to go hiking and camping, according to a Columbia Police Department news release.

City memo outlines future nuisance business report

In light of recent night club closings and incidences of violence, City Council staff is compiling a report that could possibly restrict the liquor licenses of nuisance businesses, according to an internal memo.

Belief in Brief: The pope

As the head of the Roman Catholic Church, the pope is the supreme earthly authority on all matters of faith for nearly 1 billion people worldwide.


Not-so-original names for our furry friends

A look at the most popular names for cats and dogs in Columbia.

Spill it: A conversation with Julie Schultz

Julie Schultz, the kennel manager for the Central Missouri Humane Society, reveals the ups and downs of caring for homeless animals.

‘Socialized medicine’ losing its stigma

A Harvard professor concludes after a survey of more than 2,000 people that ‘socialized medicine’ is a term that no longer frightens Americans.

I Tried It: Hydro-Spinning

The latest in aquatic fitness is cycling underwater.