Marathon training gives runners confidence boost

Last weekend’s Heart of America Marathon training run allowed runners to experience the course before the big race.

Rain delays construction

Columbia area rainfall has delayed the construction of businesses, bridges and community projects and frustrated local contractors and builders.

Grant Elementary breaks ground for new Eco Schoolhouse

Grant elementary school has kicked off construction on a new "green" classroom. The project is expected to be complete by early August.

Learning from the Law

Columbia Police Department Youth Academy members got a taste of what it's like to work in law enforcement Tuesday.

High enrollment numbers could trouble faculty in the future

With record enrollment numbers at MU, the university closed admissions for incoming freshmen. If high enrollment trends continue, finding more faculty could pose a problem.

MU Extension official speaks about energy, innovation

MU’s research and partnerships regarding energy issues are beneficial to businesses, according to MU Extension program director Steve Wyatt. He also said that the U.S. still needs more engineers.

Askren showing lots of confidence

After winning at last week’s Olympic wrestling trials over the weekend, former MU wrestler Ben Askren received a standing ovation Tuesday in Columbia at the Tiger Style Wrestling Camp.

PedNet Pinch Hitters ride bikes to promote active forms of transportation

Players on the PedNet Pinch Hitters co-ed softball team always ride their bikes to games. They hope it shows that using active forms of transportation, instead of driving cars, isn’t difficult to do.

Changes to new high school address community questions

After community input, the new high school construction steering committee revises conceptual plans.

Fire in northeast Columbia caused by unattended cooking

The Columbia Fire Department responded to a fire Tuesday afternoon at 2900 Lawrence Court.

America in Bloom judges to visit Columbia

This is Columbia’s first year participating in the program that encourages community involvement through beautification, environmental and lifestyle changes.

Two areas of Katy Trail closed

Katy Trail between Hart’s Creek and Wilton and between west Rocheport and New Franklin are closed because of flooding.

Plan for Columbia’s first Catholic high school is progressing

The building plan for Columbia’s first Catholic high school is being developed by architects and engineers to be presented to the city in early July. The goal for the opening of the school is 2010.

Contain your affinity for fresh produce; fresh produce possible without full-sized gardens

Green thumbs that want fresh vegetables but are restricted by living conditions: there is hope. Growing a garden in a container can be just as good as a regular garden.

Coming in for a landing

McCaskill questions InBev CEO about Anheuser-Busch

The Missouri senator and other lawmakers have been blunt about opposing the sale of the St. Louis icon.

Pastors for Peace to hold Cuba program on June 25

The program is open to the public and features music, a potluck dinner and discussions about Cuba. The stop in mid-Missouri is one of several planned before the group heads to Cuba in mid-July.

Woman stabbed in north Columbia during domestic assault

A woman, bleeding from multiple stab wounds approached officers who arrived at the scene of a disturbance early Tuesday morning.

Volunteers from New Orleans to help flooded Missouri town

Clarksvill is expecting volunteers from New Orleans to help prepare for flooding. Clarksville lies north of St. Louis, where the Mississippi is expected to crest at record levels.

Baby giraffe is newest addition to Saint Louis Zoo

The male calf was born Saturday at the zoo and stands more than 6 feet tall and weighs 143 pounds. Zoo visitors can see him with his mother.