Rock Bridge tennis defeats two more foes to remain undefeated

Rock Bridge junior Eemun Latifi returns the ball to Blue Valley North's David Skelton during a match. Latifi, third ranked on the Rock Bridge team, easily won the match.

The Rock Bridge tennis team defeated Kirkwood and Blue Valley North on Saturday at Rock Bridge to improve to 19-0 with the district meet just one week away.

Missouri baseball team honors former player

Carl E. Bolte Jr., a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars, threw out the first pitch at Saturday's game.

Golf gets down to business

Saturday, a handful of MU business students got some real-life, hands-on help from members of both the men’s and women’s teams. The clinic, organized by MU College of Business student council member Laura Eisenbeis, was held to address an issue that came up during the fall semester.

Bike, Walk and Wheel Week kicks off

The city’s seventh annual Bike, Walk and Wheel week featured several “ArtCycle’s,” the Mayor’s Challenge race and warm weather.

Citizen Oversight Committee to review all information gathered on Columbia Police Department

The Citizen Oversight Committee received the citizen complaint data report from the Columbia Police Department on Thursday and began a preliminary discussion of how it should be used in the final report to the City Council.

Three injured in car accident

Three Columbia residents were treated for injuries Saturday after a car accident at the intersection of Scott Boulevard and Smith Drive.

Council identifies priorities at mini-retreat

With $335,000 in funds available for the council’s discretionary use in 2009, City Council members met with city staff during a work session to discuss priorities for how that money could best be used in the next year.

Health Department starts new notification plan for West Nile virus

If there is a confirmed human case of West Nile, the health department will automatically notify registered citizens if a mosquito spraying is scheduled in their area.

Man threatens to shoot Waffle House employee

The man called Joint Communications and said he planned to shoot the employee in retaliation for a previous threat.

Callaway County investigators release new details of woman found dead

An unidentified woman whose body was found near the Mokane River died between three to 30 days before she was found, according to new information released by the Callaway County Sheriff’s Department.

Police investigate robbery in downtown alley

A 21-year-old woman said she was walking westbound at about 12:15 a.m. in an alley connecting Ninth and Eighth streets when a man approached her from behind and grabbed her by the arms.

YouZeum wins over a skeptic

It isn’t every day — or even every decade — that Columbia gets a new attraction, so when I saw in the paper that the long-awaited YouZeum would open May 1, I decided I’d better get there early.

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Back to basics: Quin Snyder is out of the spotlight and back to coaching

Quin Snyder will tell you this isn’t a redemption story. Don’t go thinking he was desperately searching for one last chance to make good on his potential.


This interview is not a confession, either. He’s made plenty of mea culpas.


People have decided what they want to believe about him, and there is no sense in fretting over it. “You get to a point where (with) everything that’s said about you there’s a certain perception that you just get tired of fighting,” he says.