Man hospitalized following disturbance near Douglass Park

About 30 people were involved in a disturbance that left one man hospitalized Monday evening, Columbia Police said.

Sturtz tips council balance toward smart growth

The new First Ward representative joins Skala, Wade and Hoppe with his similar concerns about planning and development.

Water and Light works to restore power in central Columbia

COLUMBIA — Traffic signals and streetlights were out and residents and businesses near Providence Road were without power on Monday night, beginning around 9:30 p.m.

City Council Q&A: Members answer questions about growth, development, planning

Members of the Columbia City Council provided the following written responses to Missourian questions about growth, development and planning.

Crayton relinquishes seat to Sturtz

At the council inauguration, Almeta Crayton thanked its members and handed down her seat to Paul Sturtz, who became the new First Ward councilman.

Flooding threat remains around Missouri lakes

ST. LOUIS — Flood-weary residents were hard hit again by high water in parts of southern Missouri in recent days, resulting in reports Monday of one death and dozens of damaged and waterlogged homes.

Q&A with Laura Nauser

Nauser answers questions about development.

State House votes to narrow influence of lawyers on the nominating board

The Missouri House gave first-round approval on Monday to legislation targeting the influence of lawyers in the judicial nominating process along a nearly party-line vote.

American Christianity vibrant abroad, speaker says

Robert Wuthnow kicked off MU’s annual series of speakers on religion and public life Monday, presenting his thesis that the global outreach of U.S. churches is at an all-time high.

Conference grapples with factors contributing to world hunger

Soaring commodity prices. Rising fuel costs. A growing world population. Weather-related disasters. Competition from biofuels. The lowest level of grain stocks in decades. All of these factors are now coming together to create what those who feed the world’s most impoverished regions are calling a “perfect storm” of circumstances.

Hickman Review magazine staff rewarded for its effort

Four Hickman High School students accepted the Highest Rank award for their work on last year’s student literary magazine at Monday night’s School Board meeting.

MU water polo team fights finances, misconceptions

The Missouri water polo team, a club sport, has had its share of struggles with gaining recognition and keeping participation, but its members continue playing the sport they love.

Tax Day is Tuesday

April 15 is the last day to file tax returns for 2008.

Police searching for suspect in convenience store robbery

An armed man robbed a Casey’s Convenience Store in northern Columbia on Monday morning, according to a police news release.

Missouri women’s basketball team hires assistant coach

Doshia Woods comes from Oregon State to be recruiting coordinator for the Missouri women’s basketball team.

St. Louis-raised colonel killed in Iraq remembered as selfless

ST. CHARLES ­­— Army Col. Stephen Scott drove fast cars and was known as a daredevil who lived on the edge. But it wasn’t thrill seeking that prompted his return to Iraq in December for a second tour of duty. Relatives said a dedication to his fellow soldiers drew him to Baghdad, where he was killed last week.

College athletes struggle to find new identities

Nicole Wilson was an athlete at MU on both the volleyball and women’s basketball teams.

Papal tickets go fast, time to set your TiVO!

On Oct. 6, 1979, Pope John Paul II emerged from a car’s sunroof, waving and smiling to thousands of cheering onlookers who lined Washington streets and even climbed trees for a glimpse of the Roman Catholic leader.

Things will be different when Pope Benedict XVI arrives this month.

Spring cleaning for the mind

Six score in Hickman lacrosse team win