Columbia's Seventh Annual Bike, Walk and Wheel Week kicks off Saturday

The week will include opportunities to learn bike maintenance and take the city bus for free.

Petition prompts special meeting with MU faculty to discuss MU's fiscal future

MU faculty will hold a special meeting next Thursday after 67 faculty members signed a petition calling to discuss the university’s fiscal future.

Hickman baseball coach will take job in North Kansas City

When this season ends Hickman baseball coach Dave Wilson will leave to take a job at Staley High School in North Kansas City. Meanwhile, the MU baseball team's home finale will be televised.

Man arrested on charge of sex crime with six-year-old daughter

A 28-year-old man faces charges of sexually assaulting his six-year-old daughter.

Hallsville police arrested the man Tuesday. He was charged with first-degree statutory sodomy and remained held Thursday at the Boone County Jail on $100,000 bond.

Missouri Senate aims to bring Canadian jet-manufacturing jobs to Kansas City

Missouri’s Senate approved up to $240 million in tax credits during eight years to Bombardier, a Canadian aircraft company, that supporters say could bring 2,100 new jobs to the state.

Mitrisin solidifies role and becomes ace of the Kewpies’ staff

Last year junior Drew Mitrisin would come into a game when the starter was struggling and the next week he might get a start. But during the end of last year Mitrisin started getting more starts and took advantage of them.

Companies try to woo customers to spend rebate checks

The IRS began depositing tax rebate checks in thousands of bank accounts on Monday, beginning the national economy stimulus program a few days ahead of plan. Today, the IRS will administer 5 million rebate checks, the largest batch yet, and national corporations such as Sears, Kroger and Home Depot want a piece of them.

Columbians gather for National Day of Prayer

The National Day of Prayer was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

Police make arrest in gas station armed robbery

Columbia police arrested a 21-year-old man on Thursday in connection with an armed robbery of a Fastlane Phillips 66 gas station.

Photo of the Week

Students paint shirts for school's annual event

Students from the Delmar A. Cobble State school took a field trip to the Missouri Cotton Exchange to paint on their T-shirts for the school’s upcoming Challenge Day.

Gas leak prompts evacuation of Columbia Public Schools' administration building

After construction crews hit a gas line, the Columbia Fire Department responded and employees were evacuated for fewer than 30 minutes.

Missourians, Illinoisans get to discuss Missouri River bridge

Illinoisans or Missourians curious about a planned Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis will have a chance this month to ask questions or get updates.

Missouri program acts as model for prisoner release

States across the country have been looking to copy ideas and methods that researchers and prison officials say are working best in Missouri and Oregon.

Senate revises plan for Bombardier plant

The original enticements for Bombardier ran into opposition from some senators, partly because of costs and partly because lawmakers felt left in the dark on the details.

About 170 rally for day of prayer

The theme for this year’s National Day of Prayer is “Prayer! America’s Strength and Shield.”

$4500 raised for Columbia firefighter undergoing radiation

Aaron Tolson has been with the Columbia Fire Department for five years and has worked part-time for seven years as an EMT for University Hospital Emergency Services.

Survey: Missouri among states bucking national economic trends

Strong farm income and biofuels production drive growth in the Midwestern and Plains states.

Columbia Housing Authority seeks volunteers

The Columbia Housing Authority is looking for help because about 50 of its 65 volunteers are students who leave for the summer.

Two men sought in Thursday morning burglary

Columbia police are looking for two men in connection with a burglary Thursday morning at Columbia Regency Trailer Court.