Rock Bridge tennis team preps for tougher competition

In practice on Wednesday, coach Ben Loeb had the Bruins play matches against each other in order to prepare for Friday’s Columbia Duals, where the team will face two tough opponents, Edwardsville at 10:30 a.m. and Joplin at 2:30 p.m.

Kewpies’ Mitrisin beats Bruins baseball team on three days rest

Pitcher Drew Mitrisin, second baseman Brandt Frye and catcher Thad McVeigh helped the Hickman baseball team defeat cross-town rival Rock Bridge.

Gymnast Hatcher travels long road to reach Missouri

Alicia Hatcher was an energetic child, always running and jumping around, so gymnastics was a perfect avenue to let out her energy. She started gymnastics at Dave’s Gymnastics Factory in Lee’s Summit when she was 4.

Voting patterns show views on election

Breaking down election results into precincts provides a more precise look at how voters felt about the candidates and issues on the ballot.

Con artist working downtown churches

A con artist has been soliciting money from downtown churches, businesses and individuals for two months, Columbia police said.

House finalizes omnibus immigration bill

The state House finalized the content of its omnibus immigration bill Wednesday, a bill that includes stripping state grants from cities with sanctuary policies.

Two Columbia men arrested after car chase

Two Columbia men were arrested Wednesday morning after leading Highway Patrol troopers on an off-road chase in eastern Boone County.

Man arrested for second domestic abuse incident of the week

A man accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend was arrested Tuesday after trying to run from police, Columbia police said. It is the second time in three days he has been arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.

Workers at a Moberly assisted-living facility win $200,000 Powerball

Eleven co-workers from the assisted-living facility jointly won the $200,000 Powerball prize from the Missouri Lottery, making each one richer by $18,181.

Flash flood watch posted for Boone County

A flash flood watch was posted for Boone County into Thursday night as another storm system brings the threat of heavy rain and severe weather.

Missouri Foundation for Health awards nearly $400,000 to six mid-Missouri organizations

Grant recipients plan to use the money to provide improved health care opportunities for area residents.

An education in pet care: Stephens College expands its pets-in-residence program

In 2004, Stephens College announced that it would allow small pets ranging from bunny rabbits to dogs under 40 pounds, to live on the first floor of Prunty Hall. After a positive response from students and faculty the program has since expanded; Searcy Hall is now a “pet friendly” residence, and some prospective students are basing their future at Stephens on whether they will be accepted into this residence.

Plant summer vegetables after Mother’s Day

Tomatoes, peppers, squash and cucumber can be damaged by frost or begin to rot if planted too early, according to Mary Kroening, a MU Extension horticulturist.

FBI searching for suspect in Sweet Springs bank robbery

Federal investigators are looking for a man in connection with a bank robbery in Sweet Springs on Tuesday.

McCain shows disregard for law, U.S. Constitution

Sen. John McCain is unfit to be president of the United States because he has confused moral values.

Making Missouri homes energy independent is good for the environment

The state of Missouri should partner with homeowners to make homes energy efficient. Although energy independent additions to home are expensive, they save money over time.

CrimeStoppers offers $1,000 reward for information about fugitive

CrimeStoppers is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Columbia resident Garrett Murray.

Interactive map of election results

Search our interactive map of election results by voting precinct and census data to find out how your neighbors voted on county and city ballot issues.

Jefferson City voters keep ban on casino gambling

Elections took place across Missouri on Tuesday.