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.

More rain expected by Wednesday in parts of Missouri

ST. LOUIS — Some Missouri communities may see minor to moderate flooding this week in the wake of drenching storms, the National Weather Service said today, even as forecasts are calling for more rain.

Man arrested on charges of unlawful use of weapon

Jeremy K. Tremblay, 25, was arrested Monday night after firing a rifle while intoxicated, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Department.

Letter: Sturtz can solve First Ward’s problems

Sturtz is creative, understands economic issues, is a strong communicator, easily accessible, and uninfluenced by special interests.

Career educator Hairston knows education from many sides

Columbia School Board candidate Gale “Hap” Hairston would bring 27 years of experience in education to the board.

County legal counsel dies after scooter accident

John L. Patton was driving a 2003 Aprilia Scarabeo scooter on Saturday night and deputies said he was injured in an attempt to avoid a deer in the road.

Supreme Court should recognize Second Amendment

The Supreme Court should let stand the D.C. Federal Appeals Court’s decision that D.C.’s ban on handguns violates the Second Amendment.