Belmont brings out Columbia’s horse racing enthusiasts

Lonnie Pritchard of St. Louis shouts in disappointment as Big Brown loses his shot at a Triple Crown win at Belmont Stakes on Saturday. Sports Zone at Columbia's Holiday Inn hosted a watch party for the event.

A group of about 25 people gathered at a sports bar in a Holiday Inn to watch the Belmont Stakes.

Violent crime declines; property crime increases in Columbia

Data presented to the City Council by Columbia police showed that overall violent crime is down, while overall property crime rose dramatically between January and April.


A look at 7 questioned Hulshof cases

A look at 7 homicide cases prosecuted by Rep. Kenny Hulshof when he worked as a state prosecutor specializing in small-town murder cases.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof has his record as a prosecutor scrutinized

Hulshof has the reputation for being an aggressive prosecutor, but an AP review shines light on four death penalty reversals in which Hulshof was the prosecutor.

National Trails Day brings outdoor fun

A rare display of good weather set the scene at the Stadium Boulevard entrance to the MKT trail Saturday morning. Runners, walkers and cyclists alike waited in anticipation.

Council discusses priorities for upcoming year

Just after City Manager Bill Watkins gave his annual State of the City address on Wednesday, the City Council took steps to determine its course of action for the 2009 fiscal year.

ArtCycle competition turns heads, wheels at Art in the Park

Artists, amateurs showed creativity in their bicycle creations.

Glasgow battles KC Power & Light's plans to put lines, tower in park

“It’s gotten to be an ‘us versus them’ type of thing,” Mayor Fred Foley said. “I think it’s the first time they’ve been up against a small, rural area like this.

Sedalia businessman accused of embezzling nearly $86,000

Raymond A. Potts, owner of Potts Contracting Group Inc., is charged with failing to pay the money to his company's employee pension benefit plan.

Table Rock Lake safe to swim despite flooding

The director of Table Rock Water Quality tested water from seven portions of Table Rock for bacteria.

Stage garners warm reception at Art in the Park

A constant crowd gathered Saturday around the new Premier Bank Shady Tree Stage at Art in the Park.

Streak runner takes off

Darrin Young of Columbia reaches a streak of more than 700 consecutive days of running and is still going, encouraging others along the way.

In contrast to England, presidential election offers distinct choices

Unlike England, the upcoming U.S. presidential election will offer distinct candidates with distinct policy positions.

Five ideas: What are your thoughts on these items in the news this week?