Council votes to table sprinkler request

The City Council voted on Monday night to table a request to repeal a section of the city fire code that would require Greek houses to install fire sprinkler systems.

Stephens softball player makes long awaited comeback

After transferring from Moberly Area Community College to Stephens College, Stars’ junior Trista Reeves decided to do something she hadn’t done in six years — play softball.

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Huzzah! '50 foot robot' wins film competition

Film competition gives teams 48 hours to create films about local bands, network and learn.

Missouri golfers struggle at Mizzou Intercollegiate

The Missouri golf team is in 10th place after the first 36 holes of the tournament. Junior Peter Malnati trailed the individual leader by 9 strokes.

Skating into spring

Trevor Collins, a freshman at MU, skates Monday at Cosmopolitan Recreation Skate Park. “I come out here a lot when I’m not working out or doing other sports,” Collins said. Collins was one of about 10 people who took advantage of the spring weather and temperature near 65 degrees.

Film explores homosexuality in religion

A film, “For the Bible Tells Me So,” was shown by Allies in Action, an MU group raising awareness for issues related to sexual identity, at MU on Monday as part of Ally Week.

Report finds security weaknesses in IRS computer system

A hacker might even “gain full control of the IRS network,” according to Monday’s report from the office of the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration.

Council bans electronic billboards

City Council voted unanimously on Monday night to ban all billboards with “revolving, moving, flashing, blinking or animated characteristics.”

Cleaning up in Columbia

Copper building materials stolen from MU construction sites

The materials stolen in two separate incidents are worth about $39,000.

UMSL could receive money to make up for funding discrepancies

Under a proposal to the state higher education budget, the University of Missouri-St. Louis could receive $2.44 million during the 2009 fiscal year to make up for a funding difference between it and the other UM System campuses.

Man pleads guilty to Domino’s robbery

A Columbia man was sentenced to 12 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to first-degree robbery of a Domino’s Pizza in September.

City hires border collie to chase wild geese from two parks

The Columbia Parks and Recreation Department has hired Kathy Love and Dulce, her border collie, to chase away the geese at Stephens Lake Park and Twin Lakes Recreation Area.

Kirkwood to elect mayor 2 months after slayings

Their choices are a veteran city councilman, seen by some as part of the old guard, and three write-in candidates.

2008 Pulitzer Prize winners announced Monday

The Washington Post picked up six of the highest awards in journalism at a time of struggle in the industry.

McCain decries Democrats' Iraq pullout plan in Kansas City speech

KANSAS CITY — Republican presidential candidate John McCain said today that calls from his Democratic rivals to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq stand as a "failure of leadership" as they are making promises they cannot keep.

Mo. GOP spokesman Sloca resigns

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Republican Party spokesman Paul Sloca says he decided to step down because he was ready for a change.

BOONE LIFE: Guitar Hero Tournament rocks Columbia

Families lined up around the block for the second Guitar Hero Tournament on March 15 at the Blue Note.

Edwards wins third Sprint Cup race

Columbia native Carl Edwards raced to his series-best third win of the season Sunday, holding off Jimmie Johnson on a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish at Texas Motor Speedway.