Lack of focus costs Tigers

With their first conference series loss behind them, and a tough series with Oklahoma State looming, the Tigers lose 5-3 to unranked Western Illinois.

Columbia College splits doubleheader

The Cougar offense was cold in the first game but came alive in the second.

Experience not coming easily for rained-out softball team

Stephens College is in its second year of play and trying to improve on last year’s 2-27 mark.

Football team resumes spring practice

Jason Townson still has opportunities to make his case.

Moratorium on death penalty gathers bipartisan support

On Tuesday, the Missouri House Public Safety Committee discussed the bill that would create a death penalty commission and impose a moratorium.

Columbians come out for city’s first science cafe

Science cafes are a growing grass roots movement, where members of the community get together with a scientist to discuss relevant science topics.

Man arrested after leading police on car chase

Elfonta A. Stevens, 32, was arrested for felony resisting arrest, driving under revocation and traffic charges.

MU Gymnasts happy with LSU regional

The Missouri gymnastics team found out Monday that it was headed to LSU for the NCAA Central Regional.


Airlines look to make Columbia airport profitable

Three airlines have bid to take over services at Columbia Regional Airport and have asked for substantial federal help in financing their proposed operations.

School board to vote on budget cuts

The Columbia School Board will likely approve Priority I budget cuts totaling $5 million at a Thursday morning meeting.

First Ward candidates on downtown initiatives

Candidates for the First Ward seat on the Columbia City Council offer their positions on the myriad efforts to revitalize and redevelop Columbia’s central business district.

Sociology professor lands $10,000 Kemper award

In a Publisher’s Clearing House-like moment, Wayne Brekhus’s Queer Theories and Identities class was interupted so he could be presented with a check for $10,000 as one of five recipients of this year’s William T. Kemper Fellowships for Teaching Excellence.

CrimeStoppers offers reward for information about shooting

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest of Terron A. Taylor, 18, who is suspected of shooting a 20-year-old man on Friday night.

Columbia got more than enough rain in March

The total rainfall, 5.37 inches, on Columbia is far more impressive when considering its volume, said Jim Kramper of the National Weather Service.

Reality House resident arrested for marijuana possession

A male resident of Reality House was arrested for marijuana possession Monday afternoon, according to a release from the Boone County Sheriff’s Department.

Geologist will discuss cosmic controversy

Ken MacLeod, associate professor of geological sciences at MU, will give a talk April 2 as part of the “Cosmic Conversations” lecture series. His lecture is titled “It Came from Outer Space: Recent Controversies Regarding the K/T Boundary.”

Arch Brooks makes fifth run for Columbia School Board

Arch Brooks is running for a seat on the Columbia School Board. His campaign is focused on creating equality for black students in Columbia Public Schools.

Court: State can't require registry info from pre-1995 sex offenders

KANSAS CITY — A Missouri appeals court says the state can't require people convicted of sex crimes before 1995 to provide information for the state sex offender registry.

Measure aimed at limiting Mo. property tax increases passes House

Senate gives quick initial OK to bill on illegal immigration

JEFFERSON CITY — State senators gave quick preliminary approval today to legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants and those who hire them.