Steelman proposes a gubernatorial ethics plan

Rep. Hulshof said Steelman isn’t acting in the public’s best interest.

Independence woman dies in crash on I-70

The one-vehicle accident happened at about 6:15 Tuesday night near the Stadium Boulevard exit.

Drugs seized at East Campus apartment

Alan Wilkening, 47 and the only resident of the apartment, was arrested on charges of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

UPDATE: Jury selection begins in murder trial of Dwight Hayes

The trial of a man charged with the rape, robbery and murder of a Comfort Inn hotel manager began Tuesday in Buchanan County with jury selection.


Independent joins packed race for district seat

Justin Johnson announced Monday his campaign as an Independent for Missouri’s 9th US Congressional District seat.

Gibson named to U.S. national baseball team

Missouri pitcher Kyle Gibson earned a spot on the National Team's 20-man roster after two weeks of trials .

Tuition to be capped at $50 per credit hour for some Missouri veterans

The tuition break applies only to Missourians who have served in combat since the Sept. 11 attacks and may be used only at public colleges and universities.

Wheeling over sidewalk problems

The city’s crumbling sidewalks have become major obstacles for people in wheelchairs.

East Pointe residents form neighborhood association

Residents living in a subdivision behind Hollywood Theaters now have a neighborhood association. Having it recognized by the city allows residents access to information and issues from city departments that are pertinent to their community.

Letter: Missourian should keep printing

A Missourian reader asks for the newspaper to remain in print for the information, pictures and the opportunity for students.

Scottrade settles over charges leveled by the SEC

The St. Louis-based company was charged with failing to conduct regular and rigorous reviews on the quality of executions.

UPDATE: Charter Communications drops Web tracking plans

Charter dropped plans to track Web use of Internet subscribers because some customers have expressed concern.

Peter Kinder signs bill designed to end property tax battle

The legislation allows those working in Missouri but living elsewhere to take a tax reduction off their Missouri income

UPDATE: Mo. Supreme Court upholds midwifery law

The 2007 law had been struck down by a Cole County judge but was overturned Tuesday in a 5-2 decision.

'Watching the Watchdogs' news media citizen dialogue kicks off Wednesday

The first meeting will be held Wednesday at the Columbia Public Library at 100 W. Broadway. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. and the dialogue will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Flooding along Mississippi River not over yet

A levee breach Tuesday in St. Charles is expected to swamp a soccer field and a farm. Meanwhile, in Lincoln County, the Pin Oak levee is holding, but officials have said they can’t be sure it will survive through the end of the river’s crest at Winfield, expected late Thursday. If it breaks, the river will swamp 100 homes.

MU students to launch rocket at competition in Utah

Because of federal regulations, the team of MU engineering students hasn’t seen their rocket fly yet, but they hope it will reach an altitude of 10,000 feet at the competition later this week.

Letter: Missouri Press Association directors support continuation of Missourian's print version

In a resolution approved at the Board of Directors’ June 11 meeting, the group called for MU School of Journalism administration to investigate ways to continue the print newspaper version of the Missourian.

Voters be wary of presidential candidate’s pledges for change

Miller compares the evolution of Columbia to the changes promised by presidential hopefuls, illuminating the negatives to such action and possible dried-up promises that result.