Ben Askren makes Olympics

Former Missouri wrestler Ben Askren made a quick transition from NCAA champion to Olympian when he won the U.S. 163-pound freestyle trials Sunday night.

Islamic School of Columbia celebrates accreditation

After beginning the process of applying for accreditation three years ago, the Islamic School of Columbia celebrated its accreditation by the Missouri Nonpublic School Accrediting Association on Sunday. The school is now eligible for more resources and funding.

Early morning accident sends two to hospital

Columbia police are investigating an early morning injury accident that occurred at Providence Road and Worley Street.

Flood levels still disastrous in Iowa City

The Iowa River is cresting at lower than expected levels, but officials have still evacuated hundreds of homes after 16 university buildings were flooded.

Power outages in north and central Columbia

Parts of Columbia briefly went without power after a tree fell on power lines near Business Loop 70 and after lightning might have caused an earlier outage near Range Line Street.

Fifth suspect in Bentley homicide surrenders to police

Quiliam E. Jacobs, 17, faces charges of second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. A release from the Columbia Police Department said his bond has been set at $500,000.

Northeast Missouri prepares for flooding

Communities along the Mississippi River in northeast Missouri are taking steps to deter water levels that continue to rise and to avoid flooding. Some have decided to evacuate.

Analysis: Still no substantial talks on transportation funding

On the surface, many of Missouri’s most-traveled interstate highways now appear in good condition. Underneath, the crumbling substance cannot sustain them for much longer.

Garden Club and Master Gardeners volunteer at Pots to Planks event

The Columbia Garden Club and Master Gardeners partnered with a Millersburg recycling plant to recycle nearly 3,000 pounds of plastic pots that would have otherwise gone to waste.

Youth group works to make homes more energy-efficient

Columbia was on the receiving end of a mission trip by Impact Generation, a group of youth from five states looking to create positive influences.

Bringing history to life: Two Columbia students to compete at National History Day competition

Rock Bridge graduate Chris Gahn and Columbia Catholic School eighth-grader Billy Swift will represent Missouri at the National History Day competition.

Nations uncertain on how to adjust to oil prices

While American drivers take the fuel increases in stride and do little to object to record profits by petroleum companies or the inactivity of government in keeping prices down, protests have been growing around the world.